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Updated: 6 weeks 11 hours ago
There is one week to go until the Doha Diamond League, where 13 reigning Olympic champions and 10 current world champions will be getting their 2015 IAAF Diamond League campaigns underway.
Almost without fail, every 400m race between Kirani James and LaShawn Merritt brings excitement, drama and a close finish; especially at the Prefontaine Classic, where they will clash for a fourth time at the IAAF Diamond League meeting on 29-30 May.
Some of the best athletics meetings in the world traditionally have a core set of events, and the Jamaica International Invitational is no different; sprints are what the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Kingston does best.
New Zealand’s Brent Newdick faces a challenge from two young compatriots as the IAAF Combined Events Challenge for 2015 gets under way at the Oceania Championships in Cairns on Friday (8).
The 2015 IAAF Diamond League gets underway next week in Asia, Doha on 15 May and Shanghai on 17 May, as once again the world’s best athletes will battle all season long in the series which offers a total of USD$8 million in prize money.
Belgian record-holders Hans van Alphen and Nafissatou Thiam will return to the Hypo-Meeting in Gotzis, the site of their PBs, to take on some of the best all-round athletes in the world at the IAAF Combined Events Challenge meeting on 30-31 May.
Jehue Gordon, Tori Bowie, Aleec Harris, Jasmin Stowers, Tony McQuay and Sharika Nelvis have been added to the line-up for the Adidas Grand Prix in New York City on 13 June, organisers of the IAAF Diamond League meeting announced today (6).
Organisers of the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon are expecting the event records to fall again this year, thanks to a faster course, higher calibre pacers and a highly competitive field of runners for the IAAF Silver Label Road Race on 24 May.
Many of the world’s leading athletes will be in action in Doha on 15 May for the opening fixture of the 2015 IAAF Diamond League, but there will be plenty for the local fans to cheer for too as a handful of Qatar’s top athletes will be set to compete.
The IAAF/AL-Bank World Half Marathon Championships, Copenhagen 2014 has been nominated in four categories for the inaugural European Sport Tourism Awards.
The seventh episode of the third season of IAAF Inside Athletics is available to watch online now.
This year’s Golden Gala Pietro Mennea, the 2015 IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rome on 4 June, will feature 18 reigning Olympic medallists and 27 athletes who finished in the top three at the 2013 IAAF World Championships, the organisers announced at a press conference on Tuesday (5).
The winning times of the Bowerman Mile at the Prefontaine Classic have been faster than 3:50 for the past six years; a trend the IAAF Diamond League meeting hopes to continue on 29-30 May.
African 400m record holder Isaac Makwala enjoyed a stellar breakthrough year in 2014, and he also won the 2014 African 400m title.
Judging by their early season form, shot putter Joe Kovacs and Olympic discus champion Sandra Perkovic are poised to produce fireworks at the Doha 2015 meeting on 15 May, organisers of the IAAF Diamond League meeting announced on Monday (4).
After winning seven of the 10 events in Nassau, USA once again underlined their domination of relay events by winning the golden baton for the second year in succession at the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015.
It almost seemed a certainty that USA’s 4x100m team – which included three of the athletes who broke the world record to win Olympic gold in 2012 – would win at the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015.
Despite a raucous and enthusiastic home crowd raising the rafters for The Bahamas in what was their best chance of getting a gold medal on home soil, for the second year running the USA denied the hosts a fairy tale end to the competition.
This event provided one of the highlights of the 2014 IAAF World Relays but this year it turned into a comedy of errors for both Jamaica and the USA.
Just 25 minutes after winning the 4x800m, USA added another set of gold medals to their collection at the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015 by winning the 4x400m.