Never had I seen Kevin Mayer, France's decathlon world record holder and champion, so dementedly happy as he was halfway through Saturday's (August 24) International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League meeting in Paris.
The International Association of Athletics Federations has announced the Diamond League Final for the 2020 and 2021 seasons will be held in Zurich in a single-day format as the series undergoes a reformation.
Will Claye brought the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League meeting here to a dramatic conclusion as he produced a triple jump of 18.06 metres to outdo the fellow American who has beaten him to two Olympic titles and one world gold, Christian Taylor.
Shaunae Miller-Uibo, the Rio 2016 400 metres champion, used all her power and confidence to hold off Britain’s European 100 and 200m Dina Asher-Smith and win a women’s 200m that could have been a world final at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham today.
Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium will tomorrow host a women’s 200 metres of stellar quality as the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League circuit continues.
Norway’s Karsten Warholm set a European record in the 400 metres hurdles for the second time in as many races as he earned victory on the first of two days of action at London Stadium as part of the International Association of Athletics Federations Diamond League meeting.
Just over a week after breaking the 23-year-old women’s world mile record, Sifan Hassan has switched her focus to this weekend’s International Association of Athletics Federations Diamond League meeting at the London Stadium – and her favourite distance, the 5,000 metres.
Mike Rowbottom: Sanderson, Grant, Sayers, Lewis-Francis – legends recalled as I look forward to Sunday's London Stadium warm-up racing
So I read that Sunday's (July 21) International Association of Athletics Federations Diamond League/Müller Anniversary Games action at the London Stadium will be preceded by a 4x100 metres Legends Relay.
Sifan Hassan produced a stupendous final lap in the women’s mile here to finish in 4min 12.33sec – thus breaking the 23-year-old world record of 4:12.56 held by Russia’s 1996 Olympic 800 metres and 1,500m champion Svetlana Masterkova.
As athletes train under sheer blue sky in warm and humid conditions before tomorrow's ninth stage of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League series, some will be aware of an additional responsibility.