On the first Sunday night of the IAAF World Championships, in the bowels of the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing, one European journalist raised his hand with a question for Justin Gatlin. “Justin, a few of the other athletes in the race have said it was an important victory for
Gatlin versus Van Niekerk, Men’s 200m, 8:16pm Newly crowned world 400m champion Wayde Van Niekerk takes on double sprint silver medallist Justin Gatlin and after the South African’s 200m personal best of 19.94 earlier this summer – and indeed his 43.48-second run to win in Beijing – there is every
The Good The Hosts Beijing can hold its head just as high and proud as it did seven years ago, when the greatest show on earth came to town and the world was left with a lifetime of good memories of the place. This time it was a smaller task
Reports circulated in recent days that Julius Yego, the world javelin champion, had turned down an incredible offer of approx €8.5 million to switch to Qatar. He rubbished these claims saying “Why would I do that? Money can’t take me anywhere. Who will recognize me in Qatar? How many Kenyans
Throwback Thursday Sonia Smashes World Record In 1994 Sonia was in sparkling form, utterly dominating the international distance running circuit. She set the fastest time of the year in four events, the 1500 m, 1 mile, 2000 m and 3000 m, and the second fastest time in the 5000 m.
Seven down, seven to go. With the Diamond League on hiatus in recent weeks to accommodate such events as the US Championships and European Team Championships, we now prepare to get back on track with meeting number eight in Paris this weekend. To mark the halfway point in the calendar,
The IAAF World Challenge meet from Rabat, Morocco is underway and you can catch it Live on Eurosport 2 or on the stream at the bottom of the page. It’s set to be an entertaining meet, with some high calibre athletes, including world leaders Allyson Felix, Julius Yego and Kirani
1. Edinburgh no-show for Mo Mo Farah has withdrawn from this weekend’s Edinburgh cross country after suffering from a bout of flu over Christmas. He’s playing it safe with the world championships in Beijing in mind, and the small matter of defending his 5000m/1000m titles. Read more here 2.