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An IAAF Diamond League final in Zurich on Thursday night. An IAAF Diamond League final in Brussels on Friday night. All good – unless you happen to be one of those athletes planning to turn up at both events.
The closest finish yet of the Asian Games came in the men’s 200m on the fifth day of athletics action in Jakarta on Wednesday (29).
For athletics fans, there is no rest for the weary this week. After Zurich witnesses the crowning of 2018’s first 16 IAAF Diamond League champions on Thursday (30), the second 16 titles will be decided at the 42nd AG Van Damme Memorial in Brussels on Friday (31).
Timor Morgunov, who came to many people’s notice when he narrowly avoided impaling himself on his pole at the Rabat Diamond League meeting – landing with it ripping through his shorts – is now earning attention in much happier circumstances.
Czech javelin thrower Nikola Ogrodnikova has made a major breakthrough this year with a series of top-three finishes on the IAAF Diamond League circuit. The European silver medallist reflects on one catastrophic moment of despair from 11 years ago and one moment of pure elation from earlier this year.
Welcome to our comprehensive lead-in coverage to the Weltklasse Zurich, the first of two IAAF Diamond League finals.
China took four out of seven gold medals on offer on the fourth day of athletics competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta on Tuesday (28). The first one came from the men’s 110m hurdles.
The Asia-Pacific team has been announced for the IAAF Continental Cup Ostrava 2018 to be held on 8-9 September.
Spectators at Zurich’s Letzigrund Stadium have grown accustomed over the years to richly entertaining track and field action and they are highly unlikely to feel short-changed by Thursday (30) evening’s offering at the Weltklasse meeting, in the first of this season's IAAF Diamond League finals.
European Athletics has announced the European team for the IAAF Continental Cup Ostrava 2018 to be held on 8-9 September.
On Friday, the IAAF Diamond League heads to Brussels for the second of two finals in the 2018 series. Here we look back at three of the more memorable Diamond Leaguemoments from the Belgian capital.
Chinese 200m record-holder Xie Zhenye looks back with glee at this image of pure elation following China’s stunning 4x100m silver medal performance at the IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015.
Another three Games records were broken on the third day of athletics at the Asian Games in Jakarta on Monday (27).
The provisional entry lists for the second of the two 2018 IAAF Diamond League finals, in Brussels on 31 August, are now available.
Later this week, the IAAF Diamond League heads to Zurich for the first of two finals in the 2018 series. Here we look back at three of the more memorable moments from the Swiss city.
The provisional entry lists for the first of the two 2018 IAAF Diamond League finals, in Zurich on 30 August, are now available.
Kenya’s Titus Ekiru ran a smart race at the Telcel Mexico City International Marathon to set a course record of 2:10:38 at the IAAF Silver Label event on Sunday (26), while Etaferahu Temesgen led an Ethiopian sweep in the women’s contest.
Brazil dominated the 18th edition of the Ibero-American Championships, which took place from 24 to 26 August at the Estadio Chan-Chan in Trujillo, Peru, but Colombia’s Lorena Arenas delivered the top performance of the championships.
Su Bingtian fulfilled his role as the favourite for the 100m title at the Asian Games, winning in a Games record of 9.92 (0.8m/s) at Jakarta’s Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium on Sunday (26).
Tejinder Pal Singh of India broke the Games record in the shot put to highlight athletics opening day at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta on Saturday (25).