Four days of thrilling action at the 1st Asian Youth Athletics Championships concluded on Monday (11) with a grand finale at the Qatar Sports Club, with Chinese high jumper Ding Shuo tying the 2015 boys’ world-leading mark when he went over 2.15m. The high jump final was nothing short of epic for a continental competition in the age group. Four jumpers – Ding, Sri Lanka’s Roshan Dammika Ranatungage Iraq’s Hussein Falah Hasan Al-Ibraheemi and India’s Tejaswin Shanker – all cleared 2.12m.
Training partners Stephen Sambu and Bernard Lagat were all smiles after the Morrisons Great Manchester Run, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (10). On his European debut, Sambu added another high-profile road-racing accolade to his resume, breaking away from the in-form Stephen Mokoka from South Africa in the last two kilometres to set a world-leading time of 27:30 and win by eight seconds.
Super-quick sprinting provided most of the highlights at the Jamaica International Invitational, and IAAF World Challenge meeting with Shaunae Miller continuing her run of good early season form with a world-leading women’s 200m in 22.14 on Saturday night (9).
Runners clear the barrier during the men’s 3000 meter steeplechase. The University of Oregon hosts the Oregon Twilight track and field meet at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on May 8, 2015. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
EUGENE – Oregon seniors Eric Jenkins and Will Geoghegan led prep star Matthew Maton under four minutes Friday in the mile as the Oregon Twilight closed with a slam-bang finish at Hayward Field.
Jenkins took control of the race on the back straight and held off Geoghegan to win in 3 minutes, 57.09 seconds.
Kiprop vs Aman vs Amos
DOHA (QAT): New top names have been announced for the Doha IAAF Diamond League opener on May 15. Reigning world champions Asbel Kiprop and Mohammed Aman will meet in a scintillating 800m clash while Olympic 200m champion Allyson Felix will chase her 11th victory on the Qatar Sports Club track in her event the 200 m. “I love racing in Doha,” said Kiprop, who also took Olympic 1500m gold in 2008 and is currently the world leader in the 800m. “The fields are always strong and the conditions always very good for fast races. I hope to have another good performance this year. But it will be tough.” The field will also include Nijel Amos of Botswana, the 2012 Olympic silver medallist and last year’s Diamond Race winner in the event. Felix will face Murielle Ahoure of Ivory Coast, who impressed with a pair of silver medal finishes in the 100m and 200m at the 2013 World Championships. They’ll be joined by rising UK star Jodie Williams who took the 100m world youth and junior 100m titles in 2009 and 2010, respectively. The women’s 1500m will offer the clash of top Europeans Sifan Hassan of Netherlands against Abeba Aregawi of Sweden.
Nassau, Bahamas. For two thrilling evenings, 15,000 track fans will enjoy the Thomas Robinson Stadium to watch 40 plus of the world's best relays teams battle over 4x100m, 4x200m, 4x800m, 4x400m and the DMR! Enjoy coverage from RunBlogRun, covering the event for the Running Network and Fortius Media Group! Local time is Eastern US time 7 pm to 10 pm!
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).
With dozens of elite runners set to compete at the Ottawa 10K on 23 May, organizers of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race believe it could end up being one of the fastest 10km races in the world this year. World half-marathon champion Gladys Cherono leads the entries. The world 10,000m silver medallist is aiming to beat the 31:21 course record, set last year by Mary Keitany.
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