While many in Doha anticipated the coronation of rising long jump star Juan Miguel Echevarria here in Doha, it was instead Tajay Gayle who beat him to the punch courtesy of a stunning Jamaican record of 8.69m – the longest wind-legal leap in the world for ten years.
Juan Miguel Echevarria broke the Diamond League record in the long jump, sailing 8.65m to highlight the field event action at the Weltklasse Zurich on Thursday (29), the first of two 2019 IAAF Diamond League finals.
In the latest episode of IAAF Inside Athletics, world indoor long jump champion Juan Miguel Echevarria explains how he is working on every aspect of his performance in a bid to break the world record and put on a great show for fans of the sport.
Jamaica’s Fedrick Dacres ended the night with an IAAF Diamond League record and world lead in the men’s discus after successfully appealing against the disqualification of his third-round throw at the Meeting International Mohammed VI D'Athletisme in Rabat on Sunday (16).
Like a two-stage firework, the IAAF Diamond League meetings in Oslo and Rabat are scheduled to light up the athletic firmament in the space of four days – and after the spectacular display by Norway’s Karsten Warholm in the Bislett Stadium, the attention now turns to the prospect of more pyrotechnics from the group of athletes assembling at the Meeting International Mohammed VI D'Athletisme in the Moroccan capital.
The sixth stop in the IAAF Diamond League promises a mouth-watering clash of the titans in the men’s long jump, women’s pole vault and 1500m at the Meeting International Mohammed VI D'Athletisme in Rabat on 16 June.
World record-holders, world leaders and world ranked No.1 athletes will compete at the Bauhaus-galan when the IAAF Diamond League reaches Stockholm on Thursday 30 May.
With less than two months until the 44th edition of Athletissima, organisers have announced the first athletes set to compete at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Lausanne on 5 July.
Looking ahead to the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, we're highlighting the rise of a new generation, 10 exciting prospects under the age of 21 who are set to become stars of the sport over the next few years.
World indoor long jump champion Juan Miguel Echevarria is preparing to continue shining in 2019, kicking off with a strong indoor season which will include an appearance at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham on 16 February, the penultimate stop of the six-meeting 2019 IAAF World Indoor Tour.