With two months to go to the 41st edition of Athletissima, organisers of the IAAF Diamond League meeting have announced that four of Switzerland’s leading athletes will compete in Lausanne on 25 August.
IAAF World Athlete of the Year Renaud Lavillenie is feeling “positive and optimistic” about getting back to business as usual in Lausanne’s Stade De La Pontaise on Thursday (9), just five days after his disappointing fifth place in the pole vault at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Paris.
The 40th edition of Lausanne’s famous Athletissima meeting, the ninth event in this season’s IAAF Diamond League, offers a welter of events featuring that priceless commodity within any sport – true competition.
The Herculis meeting organisers, the 10th IAAF Diamond League meeting of 2015, have announced the names of six more European champions who will grace their event on Friday 17 July.
Swiss local hero and 2014 European 400m hurdles champion Kariem Hussein will take on some of the best men his event has to offer and race in front of his family and friends at the Athletissima meeting in Lausanne, the ninth of this summer’s IAAF Diamond League meetings, on 9 July.
The Prefontaine Classic men’s 400m hurdles will be one of the most competitive events at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on 29-30 May.
With just four months to go until Athletissima takes place, organisers have announced that two of the world’s biggest athletics stars will be competing at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Lausanne on 9 July.
Swiss 400m hurdles star Kariem Hussein grabbed the headlines in mid-August at the famous Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich when he surprised many people and won the European title, bringing the delirious home crowd to his feet on a chilly and rainy night.
With a powerful closing charge over the final 25 metres, South Africa's Cornel Fredericks turned in an impressive victory in the 400m hurdles to give Africa its first victory of the day in the first track event of the competition.
Just days after the conclusion of the European Championships, the Letzigrund Stadium is getting ready for yet another athletics highlight on 28 August as Zurich prepares to host the first of two IAAF Diamond League finals.
Yohann Diniz shattered the world record* in the 50km race walk on the fourth day of action at the European Championships in Zurich on Friday (15).