Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon laid down a huge marker for her chances of retaining the Olympic women’s 1500 metres title in Tokyo as she lowered her national record to 3min 51.07sec - moving to fourth on the all-time list - in winning at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Monaco.
The highly anticipated meeting over 1500 metres of European champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen and world champion Timothy Cheruiyot, that cannot now happen at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after the latter’s failure to qualify, is on - at tomorrow night’s Wanda Diamond League meeting in Monaco.
Femke Bol of The Netherlands became the latest athlete to produce a startling effort in the 400 metres hurdles in recent days as she won at the Diamond League event in Stockholm in 52.38sec, putting her fourth on the all-time list.
Three days after local hero Karsten Warholm wowed Oslo’s Bislett Stadium with a world 400 metres hurdles record, another favoured son, Mondo Duplantis, will be the centre of attention tomorrow as the Wanda Diamond League moves on to Stockholm.
The two Chinese meetings originally planned for this season’s Wanda Diamond League programme, organised by World Athletics, are exploring possible new dates in autumn.
Ingebrigtsen sets European 5,000m record in defeating Cheptegei at Diamond League meeting in Florence
Norway’s 20-year-old Jakob Ingebrigtsen earned a landmark 5,000 metres victory at the Diamond League meeting in Florence over a field including Uganda’s world record-holder Joshua Cheptegei as he set a European record of 12min 48.45sec, the fastest run this year.
Sifan Hassan, set to run at tomorrow’s Diamond League meeting in Florence, insisted she was "happy" that the world 10,000 metres record she set in Hengelo on Sunday (June 6) had been bettered two days later on the same track by Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey.
Twenty-one-year-old Kenyan Beatrice Chebet produced an outstanding performance at the second Wanda Diamond League meeting of the season in Doha as she defeated a field of world class talents to win the women’s 3,000 metres in the fastest time of the year.
Venezuela's Yulimar Rojas is in awesome form as she prepares to compete in tomorrow night's second Diamond League meeting of the season at the Khalifa Stadium in Doha, where she retained her world triple jump title in 2019.
A little under three weeks from now the Gateshead International Stadium will live up to its name as of old when it hosts the opening Wanda Diamond League meeting of the season.
UK Athletics (UKA) and the Diamond League maintain that the Anniversary Games will take place as planned at the London Stadium on July 13 despite a proposal to relocate it because of a likely staging cost of £3million ($4.2million/€3.5million).
The Diamond League today confirmed that the British venue of Gateshead has stepped in to host the opening event of the 2021 programme on May 23 in place of Rabat.
The Bislett Games in Oslo on June 10 - the fourth event in this year’s World Athletics Wanda Diamond League programme - has been postponed.
The 2021 Wanda Diamond League (WDL) series will include all the disciplines World Athletics planned to remove from its top tier programme this year before the coronavirus pandemic prompted a radically re-shaped programme.
Organisers of the Wanda Diamond League have scheduled a full season of 14 meetings for the 2021 campaign after this year's circuit was severely disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.