Once again, the closing event of the IAAF World Championships, the men’s 4x400m relay, did not disappoint as this time around it produced a battle that kept spectators on the edge of their seats until the very last few seconds.
Almost without fail, every 400m race between Kirani James and LaShawn Merritt brings excitement, drama and a close finish; especially at the Prefontaine Classic, where they will clash for a fourth time at the IAAF Diamond League meeting on 29-30 May.
Jehue Gordon, Tori Bowie, Aleec Harris, Jasmin Stowers, Tony McQuay and Sharika Nelvis have been added to the line-up for the Adidas Grand Prix in New York City on 13 June, organisers of the IAAF Diamond League meeting announced today (6).
Despite a raucous and enthusiastic home crowd raising the rafters for The Bahamas in what was their best chance of getting a gold medal on home soil, for the second year running the USA denied the hosts a fairy tale end to the competition.
This is the event the home crowd will be waiting for, and brings possibly The Bahamas’ one realistic chance of victory.
The world’s two best 400m runners headline another loaded field in Eugene on 31 May at the 40th Prefontaine Classic, the third leg of the 2014 IAAF Diamond League, as world champion LaShawn Merritt takes on Olympic champion Kirani James.
Reigning world and Olympic 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will kick off her 2014 IAAF Diamond League campaign at the Doha 2014 meeting on 9 May, organisers announced on Sunday (16).
Kirani James will be looking to follow up his sizzling world-leading time of 44.02 achieved at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Shanghai two weeks ago when goes to his marks at the next stop in the 2013 series, the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene this coming Saturday (1).