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Dozens of records fell at last week’s NACAC Championships in Toronto in what was the third edition of the event.
The provisional entry lists for the 12th meeting of the 2018 IAAF Diamond League in Birmingham on 18 August are now available.
The European Championships drew to a close less than 24 hours ago, but it has already been hailed by many as one of the most memorable and exciting editions in living memory.
Jamaica’s Fedrick Dacres and USA’s Shamier Little produced superlative performances on Sunday (12), the final day of the third NACAC Championships, a competition that saw 27 records set or broken during the three-day event at Varsity Stadium in Toronto.
Spain’s Kilian Jornet and Kenya’s Lucy Wambui Murigi lived up to expectations in the third WMRA World Cup race of 2018, winning at the Sierre-Zinal race in the Valais village of Zinal, Switzerland, on Sunday (12).
They must have known this day was coming, even if the hurried nature of its arrival took them by surprise.
It was the golden double that rippled around the world, a feat of athletic mastery most could only dream of at any stage of their careers, never mind at the tender age of 17.
Two countries dominated the second day of the third NACAC Championships as USA’s Kenny Harrison, Ajee Wilson and Jenna Prandini all set championship records, while Jamaican athletes collected four gold medals at Toronto’s Varsity Stadium on Saturday (11).
Britain’s newly crowned European 400m champion Matt Hudson-Smith is the next world-class athlete to have confirmed his attendance in Birmingham at next Saturday’s Muller Grand Prix, the next stop in the IAAF Diamond League.
First there was fear, then there was deference, and in the end there was nothing but absolute resignation from Europe’s best distance runners.
Just days after crashing out of the decathlon at the European Championships, world champion Kevin Mayer announced he would compete at the Decastar meeting, part of the IAAF Combined Events Challenge, in Talence on 15-16 September.
Organisers of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon have revealed the full elite field for the IAAF Gold Label road race on 7 October.
Levern Spencer cemented herself as Saint Lucia’s most decorated athlete ever as she claimed a third consecutive high jump gold at the NACAC (North American, Central American and Caribbean) Championships, which opened on Friday (10) at University of Toronto’s Varsity Stadium with eight records set.
Seventeen years, 324 days. Jakob Ingebrigtsen may not be old enough to drive in his native Norway, and nor can he walk into a store and purchase cigarettes or alcohol, but he is, at precisely that age, the European 1500m champion.
World, Olympic and European pole vault champion Katerina Stefanidi will face fellow European medallists Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou and Holly Bradshaw at the Muller Grand Prix on 18 August, the last of the ‘qualifying’ IAAF Diamond League meetings ahead of the two finals.
The mini tour of the WMRA World Cup 2018 goes on, and after the emotions of the 'ice giant' Grossglockner in Austria and the brand new Vertical K in Malonno, Italy, it is already time for the third round with the Sierre-Zinal race in the Valais village of Zinal, Switzerland, on Sunday (12).
A stunning display of one-lap hurdling by Norway’s Karsten Warholm proved the highlight of what was a wonderful evening of action at the European Championships in Berlin on Thursday night (9).
Brazilian shot putter Darlan Romani has enjoyed an outstanding 2018 setting a South American record of 21.95m and claiming a string of top three finishes in the IAAF Diamond League. The 27-year-old, who finished fourth at the World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018, articulates his thoughts on his passion for his discipline.
In the land of combined events, this was exactly what was needed to bring the home crowd roaring to life. On the second full day of action at the European Championships in Berlin on Wednesday (8), Germany’s Arthur Abele delivered the hosts their first gold medal and caused the old Olympic Stadium to shake at its seams.
After setting a national record on his long-awaited marathon debut earlier this year, New Zealand’s Jake Robertson will turn his attention to overcoming a world-class field – including defending champion Philemon Rono – at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label race, on 21 October.