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Beitia looking for elusive Olympic medal in 'extra time'

May 25, 2016 - 13:26
Ruth Beitia will have her first international outdoor competition of the summer at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on Saturday (28). However, the 2015 Diamond Race winner and arguably be regarded the best ever Spanish female athlete, admitted she is thinking more about events in South America later in the season rather than those more immediately coming up in the northern hemisphere.
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Harrison heads 100m hurdles field in Stockholm, Kallur comeback – IAAF Diamond League

May 25, 2016 - 09:22
Early season 100m hurdles sensation Kendra Harrison heads the field of her specialist event at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Stockholm on 16 June, organisers of the BAUHAUS-Galan 2016 meeting announced on Wednesday (25).
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Perkovic looking for long throws in Eugene – IAAF Diamond League

May 25, 2016 - 08:25
London 2012 Olympic Games champion Sandra Perkovic will head the women’s discus field at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene, actually competing at the famed Prefontaine Classic on Friday night (27), although the main programme will be on Saturday.
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Kemboi to face three other top Kenyans in Rome steeplechase – IAAF Diamond League

May 24, 2016 - 18:08
The IAAF Diamond League in Rome on 2 June will have the first four men home in the IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 3000m steeplechase, all Kenyans, on the start line of the event at the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea, the meeting organisers announced on Tuesday (24).
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Lavillenie and Barber take to the air in Oslo – IAAF Diamond League

May 24, 2016 - 10:12
The pole vault competition at this year's IAAF Diamond League meeting in Oslo, the famous, ExxonMobil Bislett Games, on 9 June will see a terrific pole vault contest that brings together London 2012 Olympic Games champion and world record holder Renaud Lavillenie and 2015 world champion Shawn Barber, the meeting organisers announced on Tuesday.
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McLeod and Bett highlight men’s hurdles races in Eugene – IAAF Diamond League

May 24, 2016 - 09:09
Jamaica’s Omar McLeod, the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016 60m hurdles gold medallist and Kenya’s 2015 400m hurdles world champion Nicholas Bett head the men’s hurdles fields at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on Saturday (28).
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First Impressions – Ivana Spanovic

May 23, 2016 - 13:07
Ivana Spanovic won the long jump silver medal at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016 and also has bronze medals at the 2013 and 2015 world championships to her name. Here the Serbian star offers a glimpse into her world by taking on our First Impressions questions.
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Bondarenko and Barber join Lausanne line-up – IAAF Diamond League

May 23, 2016 - 11:00
Bohdan Bondarenko, the 2013 world champion in the high jump, and world pole vault champion Shawn Barber have joined the fields for Lausanne’s Athletissima meeting set for 25 August, the 11th stop of the 2016 IAAF Diamond League series.
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Heidler heads high-quality hammer field in Dakar

May 23, 2016 - 04:26
Former world record-holder Betty Heidler will aim to challenge her own meeting record on Wednesday (25) at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Dakar, part of the IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge.
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Samaai flies in Rabat – IAAF Diamond League

May 22, 2016 - 21:10
The men’s long jump proved to be the top field event of the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rabat with Ruswahl Samaai jumping 8.38m to equal the African all-comers’ record and his own personal best on Sunday (22).
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Ayana exceeds all expectations in Rabat – IAAF Diamond League

May 22, 2016 - 20:53
The meeting organisers wisely staged the women’s 5000m as the finale of the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rabat and their shrewd gamble on the shape of Almaz Ayana paid off as the slender Ethiopian sped to a world-leading time of 14:16.31 on Sunday (22).
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Semenya just misses out on Diamond League record – IAAF Diamond League

May 22, 2016 - 20:29
Caster Semenya continued her successful season and took the lead in the women’s 800m Diamond Race when she won over two laps of the track at the first IAAF Diamond League to be held in Africa, staged in the Moroccan city of Rabat, when she won in a world-leading time of 1:56.64 on Sunday (22).
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Schippers clocks 22.02 world lead in Hengelo

May 22, 2016 - 19:10
Dafne Schippers clocked a world-leading performance in the 200m to highlight the 35th edition of the FBK Games in Hengelo, an IAAF World Challenge meeting, on Sunday (22).
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Dibaba begins comeback with a third victory in Manchester 10K

May 22, 2016 - 14:57
Tirunesh Dibaba made a winning return to competition after a two year hiatus and she also created a small piece of history by becoming the first woman to claim three victories in the Great Manchester Run, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (22).
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Records fall despite difficult conditions in Karlovy Vary

May 21, 2016 - 22:21
The men’s and women’s races at the Mattoni Karlovy Vary Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, could not have been more different on Saturday (21).
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The Jet gets back on the international runway in Rabat

May 21, 2016 - 17:00
For a woman who has the nickname of The Jet, Carmelita Jeter saw her engines roaring rather less loudly than usual for much of last year.
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Wlodarczyk throws world-leading 79.48m in Halle

May 21, 2016 - 15:58
Just two days after breaking the meeting record in Ostrava with a world-leading throw, world hammer champion Anita Wlodarczyk repeated that feat at the Hallesche Werfertage throws competition in the German city of Halle on Saturday (21).
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All eyes on Ayana in Rabat – IAAF Diamond League

May 21, 2016 - 02:00
Last June, Almaz Ayana clocked an African all-comers' 3000m record of 8:22.22 in Rabat and her recent win over the same distance on Doha in 8:23.11 prompts the question, how fast can she run over 5000m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in the Moroccan city on Sunday (22)?
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Rohler leaves it late in Ostrava

May 20, 2016 - 19:51
With every other event having finished at the Golden Spike meeting, German javelin thrower Thomas Rohler saved the best for last – quite literally – at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Ostrava on Friday (20).
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Bekele and Dibaba targeting another victory in Manchester

May 20, 2016 - 16:23
Less than a month after surprising almost everyone with his third-place finish at the London Marathon off limited training, Kenenisa Bekele will be back in action over the more familiar distance of 10km at the Great Manchester Run, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (22).
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