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Top DJ Martin Solveig will be in residence at the Louis II stadium on Friday night as the IAAF Diamond League circuit reaches Monaco. If the sets he plans to mix are anything like as compelling as the mix of top-class action on show over two days of competition in the Principality, he will be doing very well.
The IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018 drew to a close little more than 24 hours ago, but memories of the event will linger for many years to come.
As a two-time world marathon champion, 2012 Olympic silver medallist and former Chicago Marathon winner the exuberant Kenyan marathon star Abel Kirui boasts a long and distinguished career in the sport. Kirui takes time out from his training schedule and casts his mind back to this moment of pure elation moments after securing gold at the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Daegu.
Later this week, the IAAF Diamond League heads to Monaco for the tenth meeting in the 2018 series. Here we look back at three of the more memorable moments from the Mediterranean Principality.
The provisional entry lists for the ninth meeting of the 2018 IAAF Diamond League in Monaco on 20 July are now available.
Against the backdrop of last weekend’s Athletics World Cup, presented by Muller, the sixth edition of the Women in World Athletics (WIWA) Conference took place at the London Stadium, this one in partnership with the world athletics federation, IAAF.
Andrea Mayr of Austria and Kenyan Gikuni Ndungu were the victors at the Grossglockner Berglauf in Heiligenblut, Austria, on Sunday (15), the opening race of the 2018 WMRA World Cup.
USA built on their overnight lead during the second day of the Athletics World Cup in London on Sunday (15), winning six of the 17 events to lift the trophy at the first staging of the eight-way multi-nation competition.
Usain Bolt is a Manchester United fan, David Rudisha is a noted Arsenal supporter and English Premier League clubs seem to dominate the football affections of athletes from the Caribbean, Africa and often Asia but Caterine Ibarguen can’t hide her love for her home town club back in Colombia, Atletico Nacional.
While most athletes, especially in an event as individual and as technically demanding as the discus, adopt a veneer of inscrutability which is maintained until after they leave the competition arena, Moldova’s Alexandra Emilianov wears her heart on her sleeve.
In a week where nothing seemed certain, this was the only fitting conclusion – a dropped baton, a race filled with captivating, climactic chaos, the favourites beaten, the underdogs rising, and gold going to Italy.
For a championships that had been full of exciting finishes and surprise medallists, the men’s 4x400m was a fitting final event.
As expected, the United States cruised to its ninth straight women's U20 championship in the 4x400m relay, winning by more than two seconds over Australia in 3:28.74.
On a week where age proved no barrier to sheer, unbridled brilliance, Bulgaria’s Aleksandra Nacheva unveiled a stunning leap in the second round of the triple jump to take her nation’s first ever medal in the event: gold.
To say the men’s discus final at the IAAF World U20 Championships didn’t go to form would be something of an understatement.
The expected high jump duel between Karyna Taranda of Belarus and Maria Fernanda Murillo became a three-way battle when Ireland’s Sommer Lecky jumped into medal contention.
With a run that required speed, stamina and a sheer sense of self-belief, Solomon Lekuta of Kenya secured his nation their third consecutive gold medal in the men’s 800m at the IAAF World U20 Championships.
With a long and sustained run from the bell, Alemaz Samuel Teshale became the third successive Ethiopian winner of the women’s 1500m at the IAAF World U20 Championships.
For the first time since these championships' inauguration in 1986, the winner of the men's steeplechase is not from Kenya.
Sprint hurdler Tia Jones won the USA’s first individual gold medal of the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018 on the sixth and final day of competition – but only just.