Fifty-eight years after the competition took place, Phil Shinnick’s leap of 8.33m – achieved during the 1963 California Relays in Modesto – has been recognised by World Athletics as a long jump world record in the event’s official progression.
Fresh from her heroics at the FBK Games in Hengelo, world record-breaker Sifan Hassan will again take centre stage at the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea, a Wanda Diamond League meeting, in Florence on Thursday (10).
The Muller Grand Prix Gateshead will be flooded with stellar talent, with a cast featuring 10 reigning world or Olympic champions and a combined cache of more than 100 global medals.
Tara Davis was enjoying a day off from her track and field training duties at the Mike Myers Stadium in Austin. “No, it’s not named after the movie guy,” she chuckles, referring to the star of the Austin Powers films.
The first Wanda Diamond League meeting of 2021 is set to take place in Gateshead on 23 May.
Eighteen-year-old Mu clocks 49.84 to break record held by Sanya Richards-Ross
A star-studded women's long jump field and top men's shot put clash have been announced for the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea in Florence, with exactly one month to go until the Wanda Diamond League meeting.
Competing in the stadium which will host Olympic athletics action this summer, Kazuki Kurokawa and Ryuji Miura were among the athletes to rise to the occasion at the Ready Steady Tokyo meeting, part of the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold series, on Sunday (9).