World indoor high jump medallists Robbie Grabarz and Erik Kynard are the first stars to be added to the start list for the Müller Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham on 18 February, the fifth IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting of 2017.
In the absence of Italy’s world indoor and European champion Gianmarco Tamberi, who cleared a national record of 2.39m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Monaco but then injured himself when attempting what would have been a world-leading 2.41m, this event looks quite open.
Local heroes Mutaz Essa Barshim and Abdalelah Haroun will be out to impress their home fans at the opening IAAF Diamond League meeting of 2016, which see the series start in Doha on 6 May.
Olympic silver medallist Erik Kynard provided one of the highlights of the second day of the US Championships as he equalled his personal best of 2.37m to win the high jump in Eugene on Friday night (26).
Mutaz Essa Barshim will return to the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene on 30 May, an IAAF Diamond League meeting, where he set the high jumping world on fire in 2013.
It was the showdown they had all come to see on day four of the US Championships in Sacramento, and the duel between Francena McCorory and Sanya Richards-Ross over 400m duly lived up to expectation on Saturday (28), with both athletes smashing the 50-second barrier and offering up a race to remember.
High jumper Erik Kynard had a message for the media ahead of the adidas Grand Prix in New York, the latest stop in the 2014 IAAF Diamond League series, on Saturday (14).
After the opening leg of the 2014 IAAF Diamond League in Doha, which produced the world-leading high jump mark of 2.41m, Herculis Monaco is proud to announce that the main protagonists of the event will be at Louis II Stadium on 18 July.
There was an audible groan of dismay when Ivan Ukhov failed to make a serious first attempt at the height of 2.43m in Friday night’s IAAF Diamond League meeting in Doha. It was no more than a natural spectator reaction, similar in nature to the groan that is evinced by a false start.
Czech Republic’s world javelin champion Vitezslav Vesely will be one of the star attractions at the 53rd Ostrava Golden Spike Meeting on 17 June, organisers of the IAAF World Challenge meeting announced on Thursday (24).