Organisers of the Shanghai International Marathon have assembled a star-studded field, spearheaded by former world record-holder Dennis Kimetto, in the hopes of improving the course records of both races at the IAAF Gold Label event on Sunday (18).
It has been 36 years since the 3000m steeplechase gold medallist came from a country other than Kenya, a streak that's unlikely to end in Rio.
Vivian Cheruiyot, the IAAF World Championships Beijing 10,000m champion, will chase a long distance double at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after winning both over 25 laps of the track and then the 5000m at the Kenyan Olympic Trials in Eldoret on Thursday and Friday (30-1).
The IAAF Diamond League in Rome on 2 June will have the first four men home in the IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 3000m steeplechase, all Kenyans, on the start line of the event at the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea, the meeting organisers announced on Tuesday (24).
As expected, Kenya dominated this race, with Ezekiel Kemboi proving that he’s the consummate championship competitor by taking his fourth consecutive world title and seventh straight medal at the IAAF World Championships.
London’s Olympic Stadium witnessed three more world leads and a handful of meeting records on the second day of the London Anniversary Games, a 2013 IAAF Diamond League meeting, topped off by Renaud Lavillenie’s 6.02m Pole Vault on Saturday afternoon (27).
This year’s Exxon Mobil Bislett Games, an IAAF Diamond League meeting, will boast the strongest ever field to participate in a 3000m Steeplechase event at the famous Oslo stadium on 13 June.