Britain's European 100m champion James Dasaolu and world indoor champion Richard Kilty will take on an international line up at the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games that will include 2003 world champion Kim Collins and Commonwealth champion Kemar Bailey-Cole at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in London on 24-25 July.
With the traditional relays meetings during April in the USA and in parts of the Caribbean, including the Gibson Relays in Kingston which saw Usain Bolt have an outing, a few teams have already been going through their paces. But matters will get serious in Nassau.
Sprint superstars Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce head Jamaica’s 44-strong squad that will go across the Caribbean to the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015, which will be staged in Nassau on 2-3 May.
Throwers Sandra Perkovic and Tero Pitkamaki produced the key performances at the 64th Hanzekovic Memorial on Tuesday (2) on an evening when rain took central stage in the Croatian capital.
Kaliese Spencer confirmed her status as currently the world’s No.1 400m hurdler with another emphatic win at the Sainsbury’s Birmingham Grand Prix, an IAAF Diamond League meeting, while Dawn Harper Nelson ran clean over all 10 barriers to win a thrilling 100m hurdles tussle with Queen Harrison on Sunday (24).
Jamaica won two gold medals at the second night of athletics at the Commonwealth Games on Monday (28). True to the nation’s sprint heritage, one came in the men’s 100m, but the other came from the shot circle. There were also gold medals for Nigeria and Canada on another record-breaking evening at Hampden Park.
Olympic champion and World record-holder Usain Bolt opened his 2013 campaign with 10.09 while World champion Carmelita Jeter sped to a world-leading 10.95 in the 100m at the Cayman Invitational Wednesday night (8).
Great Britain’s double London 2012 Olympic Games champion Mo Farah heads a list of 11 Olympic medallists from last summer, including six winners, competing at the British Athletics Birmingham Grand Prix, an IAAF Diamond League meeting, on 30 June.