Gudaf Tsegay, Beatrice Chepkoech and Kibiwott Kandie will go into the Olympic season with recent world records to their names, after their respective marks over 1500m, 5km and the half-marathon were ratified this week.
Beatrice Chepkoech broke the world 5km record at the Monaco Run on Sunday (14), clocking 14:43*.
Three of Kenya’s world champions – Timothy Cheruiyot, Hellen Obiri and Beatrice Chepkoech – were triumphant at the Kip Keino Classic World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting on Saturday (3) as Nairobi hosted its first ever global one-day meet at the newly-refurbished Nyayo National Stadium.
Organisers of the Herculis meeting have confirmed the participation of four more global champions for the Wanda Diamond League fixture in Monaco on 14 August.
World record-holder Beatrice Chepkoech produced a dominant run in the Muller Grand Prix 3000m steeplechase as she led five women inside the old meeting record at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Birmingham on Sunday (18).
The Prefontaine Classic is the next stop for the IAAF Diamond League, but while Eugene’s Hayward Field undergoes restoration in anticipation of the IAAF World Athletics Championships Oregon21, this year’s meeting moves south to Palo Alto, California and Stanford’s Cobb Track and Angell Field.
Organisers of the Herculis meeting announced today – on what would have been Gabriele Grunewald’s 33rd birthday – that the women’s mile event at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Monaco on 12 July will be named the ‘Brave Like Gabe Mile’ in honour of the US distance runner who died earlier this month.
Seven of the top eight women in the world steeplechase rankings will clash at the Oslo Bislett Games on 13 June, organisers of the IAAF Diamond League meeting have announced.
Once again, Abderrahman Samba stole the spotlight with another superb performance to highlight the IAAF Diamond League Shanghai on Saturday (18).