Eleven world medallists and three 2016 Olympic medallists feature on the US team for the IAAF World Relays Yokohama 2019, set to take place on 11-12 May.
Four global sprint champions will clash at the Prefontaine Classic when world champion Tori Bowie, Olympic champion Elaine Thompson, two-time world 200m champion Dafne Schippers and world indoor 60m champion Murielle Ahoure line up for the 100m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on 25-26 May.
It was billed as the race of the weekend, and the women’s 200m duly delivered a contest for the ages at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene on Saturday afternoon (27), with Tori Bowie upsetting the odds and blasting to victory in an IAAF Diamond League record of 21.77 (1.5m/s).
With all three Olympic medallists set to take on a three-time world champion in the event, the women’s 200m at the Prefontaine Classic on 27 May is set to be one of the highlights of the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene.
Day 10 of a tumultuous US Olympic Trials closed on Sunday (10) at Eugene, Oregon, with agony for one of athletics’ old stars and ecstasy for one of its new ones. Felix missed the Olympic team in the 200 by .01, while 16-year-old Sydney McLaughlin made it by setting a world U20 record* in the 400-meter hurdles.
South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk, the world 400m champion and the fastest man in the world last year over one lap of the track, will compete at the Adidas Boost Boston Games on 17-18 June.
Keni Harrison doesn’t remember much from her North American record run of 12.24 in the 100m hurdles at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on Saturday (28).
The Netherlands’ Dafne Schippers will head an outstanding 200m field, the distance at which she won the world title last summer, at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on Saturday (28).