Abderrahman Samba of Qatar produced the outstanding performance in Shanghai today, in the second of the season’s International Association of Athletics Federations Diamond League meetings, as he held off the huge talent of United States runner Rai Benjamin to win the 400 metres hurdles in 47.27sec - his second fastest time.
The men’s 400 metres hurdles will offer the 10th anniversary International Association of Athletics Federations Diamond League meeting in Shanghai a compelling highlight as Qatar’s Abderrahman Samba, who ran the second-fastest time ever last season, meets another dynamic young talent in Rai Benjamin of the United States, who last year ran the equal third-best time.
Caster Semenya won what might be her last race for a while in stunning fashion tonight as she set a meeting record of 1min 54.98sec in the women’s 800m at the opening International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League meeting of the season.
Caster Semenya arrived in Doha this morning and presumably means to run in the 800 metres tomorrow in the season-opener to the International Association of Athletics Federations Diamond League event.
Changes to the format of Diamond League events will not disadvantage African athletes, International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) officials promised during a meeting with Athletics Kenya head Jackson Tuwei in Aarhus.
When it comes to change, generally and sportingly, it seems the old adage only needs a little tweaking. "You can't please some of the people all the time, and you can't please all of the people some of the time. And you can't please all of the people all of the time."
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) today announced changes to its Diamond League format as of 2020, including a drop from 32 to 24 events, a reduction from 14 to 13 meetings and a decrease of the maximum current track event distance of 5,000 metres to 3,000m.
Zurich’s main station concourse was packed last night, for the fourth year in a row, with people watching a pole vault competition.
Britain’s newly-established European 100 and 200 metres champion Dina Asher-Smith will race in Birmingham tomorrow against the woman who beat her to the Commonweath Games 200m title in April - Olympic 400m gold medallist Shaunae Miller-Uibo.
London's Olympic Stadium, the host last week to the new-style Athletics World Cup, will reverberate to the sound of track and field again this weekend as the 11th of the International Association of Athletics Federations Diamond League meetings of the season takes place tomorrow and Sunday (July 22).
World 60 metres record holder Christian Coleman, back after a month's injury lay-off, re-staked his claim to be considered the fastest new sprinter on the block as he won the men's 100m in Rabat in a season's best time of 9.98sec that equalled the meeting record.
Nick Butler: Thrown chairs, blood in the water and pulling a rival off a horse - some of the best fights in world sport
Violence and foul play was an enduring theme across sport last week, with differing incidents occupying varying levels on the fighting-ometer.
I got asked the classic athletics question this week.
Ten-time world champion and five-time Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft will take to the London Stadium track again at this year's Anniversary Games on July 21 and 22.
Cuba’s 20-year-old long jumper Juan Miguel Echevarria, surprise winner at this year’s International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Indoor Championships, looks like the future of the event following today’s staggering effort at the Diamond League meeting in Stockholm.