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Of the dozens of Athletissima match-ups that feature prominently on tomorrow evening’s IAAF Diamond League meeting programme, among the most intriguing is the one pitting Matthew Centrowitz of the US, the freshly-minted Olympic 1500m champion, and Asbel Kiprop, Kenya’s three-time world 1500m champion, over the rarely-run 1000m distance.
Seven recently minted champions will be among 27 individual Olympic medallists who will descend upon Lausanne’s Pontaise stadium when the IAAF Diamond League resumes with the 41st edition of the Athletissima meeting on Thursday (25).
The provisional entry lists for the 12th meeting of the 2016 IAAF Diamond League in Paris on 27 August are now available.
On 27 August, no fewer than 27 medallists from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be competing at the Stade de France for the Meeting de Paris, the French leg of the IAAF Diamond League.
Marathon world record-holder Dennis Kimetto and defending champion Florence Kiplagat will return to the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday 9 October.
Four more Olympic champions have signed up to the AG Insurance Memorial Van Damme on 9 September, the second of two IAAF Diamond League finals.
With the Rio 2016 Olympic Games having come to an end, here’s a brief numerical summary of the athletics action.
Zurich’s Weltklasse meeting will welcome 14 Olympic champions to the Letzigrund Stadium on 1 September for the first one two IAAF Diamond League finals.
The provisional entry lists for the 11th meeting of the 2016 IAAF Diamond League in Lausanne on 25 August are now available.
World and Olympic triple jump champion Caterine Ibarguen has dominated her event in recent times. The experienced Colombian is next up to take our weekly first impressions questions.
This time, everything was perfect. This time, no one could get close to Eliud Kipchoge, much less attempt to prize the ultimate goal from his grasp.
Eliud Kipchoge confirmed his status as the most commanding marathon runner of the current generation when he produced a superb run over the final 15 kilometres to fulfil his status as many people’s favourite for the gold medal by winning in 2:08:44.
Distance runners Abbey D’Agostino from USA and Nikki Hamblin from New Zealand received Fair Play awards from the The International Fair Play Committee (CIFP), with the support of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), on Saturday (20).
The last day of in-stadium athletics competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games provided a short programme but intense action which included a surprise 1500m winner and a double title defence.
Caster Semenya dismantled the field in clinical fashion, fulfilling her role as prohibitive pre-race favourite, to clinch a history-making first women’s Olympic track gold for South Africa.
Mo Farah completed his second consecutive Olympic double by successfully defending his 5000m gold on Saturday, winning in 13:03.30.
The USA regained the men’s 4x400m crown from The Bahamas in the first ever long relay in history in which six teams dipped below three minutes.
Patience proved a virtue for Ruth Beitia, who became the oldest ever jumps champion in Olympic history as a flawless record up to and including 1.97m secured Spanish gold for the 37-year-old.
Thomas Rohler bounced back from the back problems which left him down in fifth place at the European Championships last month and turned continental disappointment into a global gold with his fifth-round effort of 90.30m.
The women’s 4x400m at most recent major championships has come down to a USA vs Jamaica duel, and tonight’s final was no different.