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.
Organisers of the Bislett Games have announced that world champion Emma Coburn of the USA will face home star Karoline Grovdal in the steeplechase at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Oslo on 7 June.
A few kilometres and three stops on the ‘T’, Boston’s transit system, takes you from the finish line of the Boston Marathon to the Reggie Lewis Center in the Roxbury neighbourhood, where a world-class athletics facility shares space with basketball and tennis courts on the campus of Roxbury Community College. On Saturday (10) ‘the Reggie’ dresses up to welcome the fourth stop in the IAAF World Indoor Tour, the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix.
World and Olympic champion Omar McLeod, world champion Emma Coburn and Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo have announced they will compete at the NYRR Millrose Games at The Armory’s New Balance Track & Field Center on 3 February 2018.
At the World Championships in London last month, Emma Coburn led a shock 1-2 finish for the US in the 3000m steeplechase, clocking 9:02.58 to break her own national record. Here Coburn reflects on the glory of climbing the podium one year earlier when she took the bronze at the 2016 Olympic Games.
Olympic champion Ruth Jebet will return to lead the 3000m steeplechase field at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, the third stop of the 2017 IAAF Diamond League series, on 27 May.
The Olympics ended less than a week ago, but Rio rematches won’t be the only theme for Saturday’s IAAF Diamond League meeting in Paris on Saturday (27).
It may be a sign of the increasing maturity of the women’s 3000m steeplechase as an Olympic event that at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the third Olympics to hold the event, there are no clear favourites.
Marketing and nationalistic fervor cause signs at the US Olympic Trials to proclaim this is the toughest team to make. Yet there has been some evidence of that. It was indisputably the case in the women’s 100m hurdles Friday (09) night, the seventh day of the U.S. selection competition. In a field so deep, there was inevitability of a fast hurdler being left behind. Turns out it was the fastest.