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Spotakova and Adams break meeting records with world-leading marks in Brussels – IAAF Diamond League
Such was her lead in the Diamond Race standings, Valerie Adams could have simply dropped her shot out of the circle on each of her six attempts at the IAAF Diamond League final in Brussels on Friday (5) and she would have still walked away with the four-carat diamond trophy.
Farah carries British hopes in Great North Run, Dibaba, Keitany, Kiplagat and Gelana in spectacular women’s clash
Mo Farah hopes to become the first British men’s winner of the Bupa Great North Run, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, for almost 30 years on Sunday (7).
Defending champion Wilson Chebet and two-time world champion Abel Kirui are set to engage in a thrilling contest during the TCS Amsterdam Marathon on Sunday 19 October, organisers for the IAAF Gold Label Road Race announced on Friday (5).
Bondarenko and Protsenko, Pars and Fajdek provide head-to-head thrills in Rieti – IAAF World Challenge UPDATED
The men’s high jump clash between Bohdan Bondarenko and Andriy Protsenko will top the bill at the 44th edition of the IAAF World Challenge meeting in the famous Raul Guidobaldi athletics stadium in Rieti on Sunday (7).
It was, as the triple jump world record-holder Jonathan Edwards said in his role as presenter: “A gathering of athletics royalty.”
The IAAF is deeply saddened to hear that Hungary’s 1956 Olympic steeplechase silver medallist Sandor Rozsnyoi died on Tuesday (2) at the age of 84, less than a week after the 60th anniversary of his first world record.
Extraordinary things are expected of Ethiopia’s Mestawet Tufa as she prepares for the 2014 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, on 19 October.
Geoffrey Mutai’s competitive edge could be tested to the limit in the Birell Prague Grand Prix 10km, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Saturday evening (6) by a fellow Kenyan who deserved the title of an unknown on the international scene two months ago.
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon’s 2014 elite competition will feature five men with personal bests of 2:05 or faster, and four women with the potential to break the tape on Columbus Drive under 2:20, organisers of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race announced on Thursday (4).
Three of the gold medallists from the recent European Championships spoke to the press ahead of the 2014 IAAF Diamond League final in Brussels on Friday (5). All three of them have different goals in the Belgian capital.
A number of gold medal winners from the European Championships in Zurich will line up for the European team at the IAAF Continental Cup to be held in Marrakech, Morocco, from 13-14 September.
With 13 meetings in the series having been and gone, the 2014 IAAF Diamond League all boils down to this, the second of two finals with 16 Diamond Race trophies set to be awarded in Brussels on Friday (5).
Bernard Lagat was one of the stars of the last IAAF Continental Cup, winning both the 3000m and 5000m in Split. At this year’s edition in Marrakech in 13-14 September, the US distance runner will defend his title in the shorter of those events and will also help the Americas in defending their overall team crown.
Forced to curtail his season prematurely due to a painfully bruised left heel, and passing up a chance to have a tilt at taking the Diamond Race in Brussels this Friday as well as represent Team Americas at the IAAF Continental Cup later this month, Jeff Henderson can still reflect with pride on an outstanding year.
Throwers Sandra Perkovic and Tero Pitkamaki produced the key performances at the 64th Hanzekovic Memorial on Tuesday (2) on an evening when rain took central stage in the Croatian capital.
Italy’s newly crowned European champion Libania Grenot may have been defeated in the 400m, but the nation’s rising middle-distance star Federica Del Buono thrilled the enthusiastic Rovereto crowd when winning the 1500m at the Palio della Quercia meeting on Tuesday (2).
The provisional entry lists are now available for the 14th and final meeting of the 2014 season of the IAAF Diamond League in Brussels on 5 September.
The 11th episode of IAAF Inside Athletics is available to watch online now.
European champion Jo Pavey will return to Glasgow, the scene of her Commonwealth Games 5000m bronze medal last month, on 5 October to race in the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.
World and Olympic marathon champion Stephen Kiprotich has proved to be the king of the road in recent times.