A gold medal appears to be the price of admission into the men’s shot put at the 41st Prefontaine Classic, part of the 2015 IAAF Diamond League series, at Eugene’s historic Hayward Field on 29-30 May.
Ten more global medallists have been added to the array of big names competing at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, an IAAF Indoor Permit meeting, in Boston on 7 February.
It was no surprise when Sandra Perkovic produced a world lead in the women’s discus at the IAAF Diamond League in Shanghai, but it was an absolute sensation when Ihab Abdelrahman El Sayed came up with another in the men’s javelin on Sunday (18).
Ukraine’s Bogdan Bondarenko got the best of Russian rival Ivan Ukhov in the latest duel between the reigning world and Olympic champions in the men’s high jump at the Seiko Golden Grand Prix in Tokyo. He certainly worked hard enough for it at the IAAF World Challenge meeting on Sunday (11).
It’s not often that the 100m and 200m don’t produce the highlights of the Jamaica International Invitational, but on a night of stiff headwinds the only world-leading marks at the IAAF World Challenge meeting on Saturday (3) came from US shot putter Christian Cantwell and 400m runner Francena McCorory.
The 100m clashes, with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce against Blessing Okagbare and the Jamaican pair of Nesta Carter and Warren Weir versus US sprinter Justin Gatlin, will highlight the Jamaica International Invitational, an IAAF World Challenge Meeting, on Saturday (3).
World 400m champion Christine Ohuruogu and world indoor 60m hurdles champion Omo Osaghae are among the latest names to be revealed for the Jamaica International Invitational, the next leg of the IAAF World Challenge, held in Kingston on 3 May.
At the IAAF Diamond League meeting on 10 May 10 at Qatar Sports Club, spectators will witness thrilling face-to-face battles in most of the events; duels that will be hard to forget.
With the adidas Grand Prix in New York City one month away, 10 of the best track and field athletes in the world have been added to the deep international field at the IAAF Diamond League meeting on 25 May.