Two 34-year-olds were honoured here tonight as the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Athlete of the Year awards went to Kenya’s marathon world record holder Eliud Kipchoge and Colombia’s multiple world and Olympic triple jump champion Caterine Ibarguen.
Mike Rowbottom: Place your bets for one of the most talent-rich IAAF World Athlete of the Year contests in years
If I was a betting man - and my bank manager, among others, should be duly grateful I am not - I would put money on Eliud Kipchoge stepping up to the stage at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco next Tuesday (December 4) to take possession of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Athlete of the Year award.
Britain top medal table with three final night golds as Duplantis does an Ingebrigtsen in the pole vault
For Jakob Ingebrigtsen, read Armand Duplantis.
Men's javelin one of many marquee events as 24th European Athletics Championships go under starters orders in Berlin
The men's javelin will be one of the marquee events at the 24th European Athletics Championships that get underway here tomorrow - which offer in many disciplines an Olympic level of competition.
Mike Rowbottom: Lavillenie and Duplantis in Berlin - an athlete who’s done it all versus an athlete who has it all in his reach
On the eve of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League meeting in Paris just over a month ago, world champion Sam Kendricks was asked to assess the 18-year-old Swede who had recently beaten him and every other pole vaulter of note on his home ground of Stockholm - Armand "Mondo" Duplantis.
Sixteen-year-old Briana Williams, the surprise women's 100 metres champion at the World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, today became an even more unlikely double champion as she set a Championship record of 22.50sec in the 200m.
I got asked the classic athletics question this week.
Karsten Warholm and Abderrahman Samba, the 22-year-olds currently duking it out for 400 metres hurdles bragging rights in the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Diamond League series, will come out for round four tomorrow at the Stade Charlety here.
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.
The focus on field events will be intense in tomorrow’s International Association of Athletics Federations Diamond League meeting in the Stockholm Olympic Stadium - especially given the presence of Sweden’s brightest star of the moment, 18-year-old pole vaulter Armand "Mondo" Duplantis.
Rohler rises to the occasion as Germany’s javelin aces give historic Hayward Field a final Diamond League flourish
Germany’s Olympic javelin champion Thomas Rohler produced a meeting record of 89.88 metres to finish clear of his two home rivals - world champion Johannes Vetter and Andreas Hofmann - on the opening night of the International Association of Athletics Federations Diamond League event in Eugene, Oregon.