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This year’s ExxonMobil Bislett Games in Oslo celebrates the 50th Anniversary Dream Mile and the IAAF Diamond League meeting director Steinar Hoen has assembled what is arguably the deepest and most highly-regarded field ever seen at the famous Bislett Stadium.
Usain Bolt, the fastest man on earth, will compete at the Golden Spike in Ostrava on 26 May in what will be his seventh appearance at the IAAF World Challenge meeting.
The USA has put forward one half of last year’s winning 4x100m team and reinforced it with two athletes who have won multiple medals at global championships.
Three of the four women who led USA to 4x200m victory in Nassau last year will return to the Bahamian capital.
It is difficult to look past a 4x400m squad that includes four women who have won Olympic titles in the event.
Their team might be lacking their two star performers from last year, but the USA is still the overwhelming favourite to win the women’s 4x800m in Nassau.
Being the only nation in the world that holds distance medley relays with any regularity, it would be the biggest shock of the competition if the USA did not triumph in the newest addition to the IAAF World Relays programme.
European 200m champion Adam Gemili will line up for a pre-World Championships showdown with some of the world’s best sprinters at the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on 24-25 July, the London leg of the IAAF Diamond League.
Kenya’s Bedan Karoki will defend his title at the Gifu Seiryu Half Marathon on 17 May, the IAAF Silver Label Road Race organisers announced on Tuesday (28).
The provisional entry lists for the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015 are now available.
To mark the imminent beginning of the 2015 season of the IAAF Diamond League, pole vault world record-holder Renaud Lavillenie spoke to the press in a media teleconference this afternoon (28).
Pole vault world record-holder and Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie will head to Monaco for the Herculis meeting on 17 July in the hope of winning for a fourth time at the IAAF Diamond League competition.
World 400m champion Christine Ohuruogu will compete at the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from 24-25 July, the 11th leg of the 2015 IAAF Diamond League.
Champions from four continents will grace the men’s two-lap event at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on 30 May after the meeting organisers announced their 800m field on Monday (27).
Triple jump world champion Caterine Ibarguen leapt to fifth on the all-time list last year with her stunning leap of 15.31m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Monaco. Here the Colombian, who also won the 2014 Diamond Race in her event, offers her take on some aspects of her life.
Athletes from 27 countries were in action at the second edition of the African Youth Championships in Reduit, Mauritius, with Kenyan distance runner Emily Chebet showing some of the talent of her famous namesake and providing the highlight of the four-day meeting which ended on Sunday (26).
Hayle Lemi Berhanu was the winner of the 2015 Orlen Warsaw Marathon, the 21-year old rising star from Ethiopia triumphing at the IAAF Silver Label Road Race in 2:07:57 to take his career record to three wins from three marathons on Sunday (26
Ezekiel Kiptoo Chebii successfully defended his Rock ’n’ Roll Madrid Marathon title, but rain and chilly conditions kept the winning time at the IAAF Silver Label Road Race down to 2:12:00, on Sunday (26).
Eliud Kipchoge won a thrilling battle with his fellow Kenyan Wilson Kipsang over the final kilometres of the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon but prevailed to win the IAAF Gold Label Road Race by five seconds in 2:04:42 on Sunday (26).
Jasmin Stowers provided the undoubted highlight of the final day of the Drake Relays when she scorched over the barriers to win the 100m hurdles in a meeting record and personal best of 12.40 in Des Moines, USA, on Saturday (25).