Ahead of the World Athletics Awards 2019 we toast a special quintet of athletes from yesteryear who have all enjoyed great success at the glittering annual event.
In what was her final outing at the event, Sanya Richards-Ross anchored the USA team to victory in the women’s 4x400m at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia on Saturday (30).
Allyson Felix and Sanya Richards-Ross are among USA’s most decorated athletes and their road to more Olympic gold begins at the Prefontaine Classic when they contest the 400m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting on 28 May.
Usain Bolt believes his performance at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in London this weekend will be a crucial indicator of his readiness to defend his World Championships sprint titles in Beijing next month.
The world’s two fastest women of last year will line up over 200m at Athletissima when Olympic champion Allyson Felix takes on European champion Dafne Schippers at the IAAF Diamond League meeting on 9 July.
After stops in Doha and Shanghai, the IAAF Diamond League moves to the USA for the famous Prefontaine Classic in Eugene on Saturday (30).
Sanya Richards-Ross doesn’t mince words when describing what is among her primary goals for the year when she kicks off her IAAF Diamond League season at the Qatar Sports Club in Doha on Friday (15).
Super-quick sprinting provided most of the highlights at the Jamaica International Invitational, an IAAF World Challenge meeting, with Shaunae Miller continuing her run of good early season form with a world-leading 200m clocking of 22.14 on Saturday night (9).
There is one week to go until the Doha Diamond League, where 13 reigning Olympic champions and 10 current world champions will be getting their 2015 IAAF Diamond League campaigns underway.