This year’s ExxonMobil Bislett Games in Oslo celebrates the 50th Anniversary Dream Mile and the IAAF Diamond League meeting director Steinar Hoen has assembled what is arguably the deepest and most highly-regarded field ever seen at the famous Bislett Stadium.
After his many successes at the Olympic Games and IAAF World Championships, Usain Bolt got the first Commonwealth Games gold medal of his glittering career on the final night of competition in Glasgow, anchoring Jamaica to victory in the men’s 4x100m in front of an enthralled crowd at Hampden Park on Saturday (2).
it was widely agreed that Kenya was fully capable of breaking the men’s 4x1500m world record at the IAAF World Relays but, unlike in the women's event which had been relatively rarely run at international level before this year, most pundits stopped short of calling the men's mark a certainty.
In the middle-distance races, Kenya is always the first name to be mentioned, and here they hold the world record, a 7:02.43 from 2006. They’ll be represented in Nassau by Alfred Kipketer, Ferguson Cheruiyot, Job Kinyor, James Magut, Nicholas Kipkoech, and Sammy Kirongo.
Middle distance fans will witness some of Kenya’s best athletes in Melbourne later this month at the opening leg of the IAAF World Challenge series on 22 March.
A touch of hamstring soreness kept Sally Pearson out of a second flat sprint clash with Melissa Breen, but nothing was going to stop the Olympic champion putting down a marker in her flagship hurdles event at the Perth Track Classic on Saturday (22).
Scarcely had Japhet Korir crossed the line in Bydogoszcz’s Myslecinek Park two weeks ago to become the youngest IAAF World Cross Country Championships senior men’s champion than he revealed his main aim for 2013.