Ayanleh Souleiman became the fifth-fastest 1000m performer of all time to highlight the middle distance action at Lausanne’s Athletissima meeting, the 11th stop in the 2016 IAAF Diamond League, on Thursday (25).
The Dream Mile is synonymous with the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Oslo, and the organisers of the ExxonMobil Bislett Games have announced a star-studded lineup for this year’s race on 7 June, including Kenya’s world champion Asbel Kiprop.
Organisers of the Prefontaine Classic claim that their Bowerman Mile field for this year’s IAAF Diamond League meeting on 28 May is the best they have ever had.
Mo Farah had to settle for second place at the Great Edinburgh Cross Country in January but with a solid block of altitude training in Ethiopia under his belt, the Brit will be looking to claim his first win of the year at the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix, the final IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting of 2016, on Saturday (20).
The Globen Galan – the third stop on the new IAAF World Indoor Tour – had three world record wishes and they all came true at the Ericsson Globe Arena on Wednesday (17).
Along with the previously announced attack on the women’s mile world indoor record at the Globen Galan, there will be two other world indoor record attempts at the IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting in Stockholm on 17 February.
Ayanleh Souleiman presented one of the most jubilant figures on a long, rain swept evening of athletics in Stockholm’s 1912 Olympic stadium on Thursday as he celebrated his overwhelming 1500m victory with an exuberant display of shadow boxing for the benefit of his tracking TV cameraman, all the while with a trademark smile.
In the last event of a chilly Thursday evening at Stockholm’s 1912 Olympic stadium, Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce offered further convincing evidence of how hard it will be for anyone to deprive her of her world 100m title next month, or indeed this year’s 100m Diamond Race, in which she now has a four-point lead as she proceeds towards the final in Zurich on 3 September.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who competes tomorrow for the first time since winning the 100m in Paris in 10.74 over three weeks ago – the fastest run in the world this year – revealed ahead of the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Stockholm that she may change her plans next month and defend both her 100m and 200m world titles after all.
Genzebe Dibaba set an African 1500m record of 3:54.11 in Barcelona’s Estadi Joan Serrahima stadium on Wednesday evening (8).