The IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene has a history of producing fast 5000m races, including the only sub-13:00 times – five and counting – recorded on US soil. That number could rise at this year’s Prefontaine Classic on 30 May.
Double Olympic, world and European 5000m and 10,000m champion Mo Farah will drop down in distance and contest the 3000m at the Doha 2015 meeting, the opening competition of this year’s IAAF Diamond League on Friday 15 May, organisers announced on Tuesday (31).
Former champions Thomas Ayeko and Stephanie Twell return to Greenmount in a bid to regain their titles at the IAAF Antrim Cross Country International, the last of this winter’s IAAF Cross Country Permit meetings, on Saturday (14).
When David Rudisha steps to the line for the men’s 800m, the penultimate event of the Sainsbury’s Glasgow Grand Prix – the ninth of the 2014 IAAF Diamond League meetings – on Friday and Saturday (11-12), it will be two years minus 28 days since the great Kenyan’s last competitive appearance on UK soil.
All eyes were on Kenya’s Hellen Obiri and Sweden’s Abeba Aregawi in the women’s 1500m, number one and two in the world prior to Saturday night’s IAAF Diamond League meeting in Paris on Saturday (5), but neither woman was in contention for victory at the bell.
The fastest young talents in a decade are ready to challenge a 28-year-old defending champion and 39-year-old world champion at the Prefontaine Classic, an IAAF Diamond League meeting, over 5000m on 31 May.
The three reigning 3000m world indoor medallists will clash over the same distance on 1 February at the Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe, the first leg of the 2013 IAAF Indoor Permit series.
Edwin Soi won the Giro Internazionale di Trento for the fifth time in his career and for the third year in a row, edging 2010 World Half Marathon champion Wilson Kiprop and 2011 World cross-country champion Imane Merga in a dramatic sprint in the final metres.
A sequence of vivid performances on Friday (19) lit up the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Monaco as brightly as the firework display which concluded the night’s entertainment.
Just three of Kenya’s six reigning World champions will defend their titles at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow from 10-18 August.