After a surprisingly indifferent string of results in recent weeks, Canada’s world pole vault champion Shawn Barber returned to form in front of a capacity crowd at the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix, which hosted the fourth leg of the IAAF World Indoor Tour, and went over 5.89m on Saturday (20).
Novlene Williams-Mills overtook Francena McCorory in the closing metres to lead Jamaica to victory in the 4x400m on the closing night of the IAAF World championships, Beijing 2015.
Sanya Richards-Ross and Allyson Felix are set to go head-to-head over one lap of the track at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on 30 May, after the meeting organisers announced their women’s 400m field on Wednesday (29).
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.
Bogdan Bondarenko cleared 2.36m to win the eagerly-awaited men’s high jump at the Rieti IAAF World Challenge meeting in Italy on Sunday (7).
Italy’s newly crowned European champion Libania Grenot may have been defeated in the 400m, but the nation’s rising middle-distance star Federica Del Buono thrilled the enthusiastic Rovereto crowd when winning the 1500m at the Palio della Quercia meeting on Tuesday (2).
Jamaica, Kenya and Canada each enjoyed multiple-gold on Tuesday (29), the third day of track and field action at the Commonwealth Games in Hampden Park.
The 100m clashes, with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce against Blessing Okagbare and the Jamaican pair of Nesta Carter and Warren Weir versus US sprinter Justin Gatlin, will highlight the Jamaica International Invitational, an IAAF World Challenge Meeting, on Saturday (3).
Five world-leading marks topped by Tyson Gay’s 100m in 9.86 and Ryan Whiting’s 21.74m Shot Put were just a few of the highlights of an enthralling Jamaica International Invitational meeting, an IAAF World Challenge event, on Saturday (4).
World champion Yohan Blake failed to finish his first 100m race of the season, but there were several other highlights at the UTech Classic in Kingson on Saturday (13) as Warren Weir won the 200m and Stephanie McPherson improved on her world-leading 400m time.