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Asbel Kiprop and Mohammed Aman will meet over 800m clash while Allyson Felix will chase her 11th victory on the Qatar Sports Club track at the Doha 2015 meeting on 15 May, organisers of the IAAF Diamond League meeting announced on Saturday (2).
The IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015 gets under way on Saturday (2) in Nassau, and you can follow all the action on the IAAF website.
If Geoffrey Ronoh can translate the kind of form he showed last summer into 26.2 miles at the Volkswagen Prague Marathon on Sunday (3), then he could produce something special at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race.
Much of the attention at the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015 this weekend (2-3) will be on the Jamaican superstar sprinter Usain Bolt, and the reigning world and Olympic 100m and 200m champion was joined by The Bahamas’s Chris Brown and Great Britain’s Richard Kilty at the traditional pre-event press conference on Friday (1).
Speaking at the pre-event press conference ahead of the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015, IAAF President Lamine Diack praised the hosts for making the event such a success in its first year.
It seemed only fitting that the most successful relay runner in history would be present at the official press conference on Friday (1) ahead of the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015.
IAAF Ambassadors Ato Boldon, Frankie Fredericks Michael Johnson were present at the traditional pre-event press conference ahead of the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015 in Nassau on Friday (1).
With dozens of elite runners set to compete at the Ottawa 10K on 23 May, organisers of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race believe it could end up being one of the fastest 10km races in the world this year.
Olympic champion Chen Ding led all the way from the start to secure his first victory at the IAAF Race Walking Challenge meeting in Taicang on Friday (1) while IAAF World Race Walking Cup junior winner Duan Dandan upset a strong field in the women’s race to maintain China’s dominance.
Double world, Olympic and European champion Mo Farah will compete over 1500m at the Sainsbury’s Birmingham Grand Prix on 7 June, the fifth IAAF Diamond League meeting of 2015.
With the traditional relays meetings during April in the USA and in parts of the Caribbean, including the Gibson Relays in Kingston which saw Usain Bolt have an outing, a few teams have already been going through their paces. But matters will get serious in Nassau.
Last year, the Jamaican quartet of Nickel Ashmeade, Warren Weir, Jermaine Brown and Yohan Blake flew to a world record of 1:18.63, breaking a 20-year-old mark held by a famed Santa Monica Track Club team, to provide one of the highlights of the inaugural edition of the IAAF World Relays.
This is the event the home crowd will be waiting for, and brings possibly The Bahamas’ one realistic chance of victory.
Last year, Kenya fulfilled its role as favourite and took the victory but they made astonishing hard work of it with an erratic race which showed tactical naivety and inexperience at relay running over this distance, so what lessons will they have learned?
Sanya Richards-Ross and Allyson Felix are set to go head-to-head over one lap of the track at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on 30 May, after the meeting organisers announced their women’s 400m field on Wednesday (29).
The new event on the IAAF World Relays programme replaces the 4x1500m and sees teams sending runners out on legs of 1200m, 400m, 800m, 1600m.
Olympic 20km race walk champion Chen Ding will be the star attraction at the 2015 IAAF Race Walking Challenge in Taicang as he aims to maintain local race walkers’ dominance in the south-east Chinese city on Friday (1).
This year’s ExxonMobil Bislett Games in Oslo celebrates the 50th Anniversary Dream Mile and the IAAF Diamond League meeting director Steinar Hoen has assembled what is arguably the deepest and most highly-regarded field ever seen at the famous Bislett Stadium.
Usain Bolt, the fastest man on earth, will compete at the Golden Spike in Ostrava on 26 May in what will be his seventh appearance at the IAAF World Challenge meeting.
The USA has put forward one half of last year’s winning 4x100m team and reinforced it with two athletes who have won multiple medals at global championships.