The Dream Mile is synonymous with the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Oslo, and the organisers of the ExxonMobil Bislett Games have announced a star-studded lineup for this year’s race on 7 June, including Kenya’s world champion Asbel Kiprop.
Organisers of the Prefontaine Classic claim that their Bowerman Mile field for this year’s IAAF Diamond League meeting on 28 May is the best they have ever had.
The 2015 IAAF World Challenge circuit will end on Sunday (13) in the Raul Guidobaldi Stadium in the Italian town of Rieti but proceedings get underway on Saturday with the final event in the men’s IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge.
Two weeks prior to the annual gathering of athletics stars at Letzigrund Stadium, organisers of the Weltklasse Zurich have announced the star cast for the men’s 400m, 800m, and 1500m for the first of the IAAF Diamond League finals on 3 September.
Since 2011, all global titles at 1500m and 5000m have been won by just three men. That trio of Asbel Kiprop, Mo Farah and Taoufik Makhloufi will head to the Herculis meeting to contest the 1500m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Monaco on 17 July.
This year’s ExxonMobil Bislett Games in Oslo celebrates the 50th Anniversary Dream Mile and the IAAF Diamond League meeting director Steinar Hoen has assembled what is arguably the deepest and most highly-regarded field ever seen at the famous Bislett Stadium.
Champions from four continents will grace the men’s two-lap event at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on 30 May after the meeting organisers announced their 800m field on Monday (27).
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).
In his past five wins on the IAAF Diamond League circuit, Jairus Birech has looked almost unbeatable but in Brussels he was pushed all the way by European record-holder Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad. However, the Kenyan pulled out his first run under eight minutes to secure the Diamond Race title.
A total of 19 global champions will compete in Lausanne’s Pontaise Stadium on 3 July at the 39th edition of Athletissima, one of two IAAF Diamond League meetings in Switzerland.
In the 100m it pays to run your own race. At pretty well every other distance, it pays to be aware of your opposition, too. Amantle Montsho and Taoufik Makhloufi appeared to forget this at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Shanghai, and they paid for it by being pipped on the line for the win in their events on Sunday (18).