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Long jumper-cum-sprinter Tianna Bartoletta produced the best performance on the third day of the US Championships in Eugene on Saturday (27), flying out to a world-leading 7.12m.
Germany’s Michael Schrader and the Netherlands Anouk Vetter lead at the end of the first day of the 19th edition of the famous Erdgas Mehrkampf-Meeting in Ratingen, an IAAF Combined Events Challenge meeting, on Saturday (27).
London 2012 Olympic Games silver medallist Erik Kynard provided the one of the principal highlights of the second day of the US Championships as he equalled his personal best of 2.37m to win the high jump and he then took three attempts at improving the long-standing US record in Eugene on Friday night (26).
Throws and jumps provided the highlights of the Russian Youth championships in the three-day competition which came to an end in Smolensk on Thursday (25), the final stop for nation’s best athletes in this category before next month's IAAF World Youth Championships in the Colombian city of Cali.
The 40th edition of Lausanne’s famous Athletissima meeting on 9 July, an IAAF Diamond League meeting, continues to add to its star-studded fields and the meeting organisers announced a host of top distance runners, sprint hurdlers and field event exponents on Thursday (21).
The 2nd IAAF World Youth Coaches Conference will be held in Cali, Colombia, on Monday 20 July, giving the opportunity for coaches from approximately 150 national teams assembled for the IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali 2015 the chance to attend.
The organizers of the Copenhagen Half Marathon, an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race, have announced that Kenya’s Bedan Karoki will take a tilt at the world half marathon record at their race on Sunday 13 September.
Sweden’s local star Angelica Bengtsson will face 2011 world champion Fabiana Murer at the Stockholm BAUHAUS Athletics meeting, the IAAF Diamond League meeting in the Swedish capital on 30 July.
Although it is likely that most of the 8000 fans at Hayward Field had their eyes on the big names on the track on the first day of the US Championships, pride of place went to shot putter Michelle Carter and long jumper Marquise Dendy in Eugene on Thursday (25).
Poland’s 2013 IAAF World Championships hammer gold medallist Pawel Fajdek extended his winning streak to nine competitions when he won at the Paavo Nurmi Games, an IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge meeting, with 80.71m in front of a capacity crowd of 12,000 in the Finnish city of Turku on Thursday (25).
Germany’s top multi-event exponents will be hoping to impress on home soil at the 19th edition of the famous Erdgas Mehrkampf-Meeting in Ratingen, an IAAF Combined Events Challenge meeting, on Saturday and Sunday (27-28).
The Herculis 2015 meeting organisers, the 10th IAAF Diamond League meeting of the summer, have announced the names of six more reigning European champions who will grace their event on Friday 17 July.
Kenya’s Sharon Cherop, the 2011 world marathon bronze medallist, and Brazil’s reigning Pan American marathon champion Solonei Da Silva have been added to the elite field for 2015 Bogota International Half Marathon on Sunday 26 July.
British sprinters European 100m champion James Dasaolu, and world and European indoor 60m champion Richard Kilty, will take on an international line up that will include former 100m world champion Kim Collin and 2014 Commonwealth Games 100m champion Kemar Bailey-Cole at the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games in London on 24-25 July.
Jasmin Stowers has enjoyed a meteoric rise during the early part of the 2015 season and currently tops this year’s 100m hurdles world lists with the 12.35 she ran at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Doha last month.
Host nation Russia regained their title from defending champions Germany at the European Team Championships in Cheboksary, which concluded on Sunday (21).
Cuba’s Yordanis Garcia claimed his third consecutive title and Yorgelis Rodriguez regained hers at the NACAC Capital Cup Combined Events Invitational, an IAAF Combined Events Challenge meeting, held in Ottawa on June 19-20.
Eleven seconds is a barrier only a small handful of women beat each year in the 100m; the benchmark of the world’s elite. But never before has a 16-year-old covered the 100m within that time.
Mary Keitany emerged triumphant from the Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon to break the course record by more than two minutes, while Josphat Kiptis upstaged his more experienced rivals to win the men’s contest at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Saturday (20).
As expected, host nation Russia leads the team standings at the end of the first day of action at the European Team Championships in Cheboksary with world champion Aleksandr Menkov being one of five Russian winners on Saturday (20).