The winners of the past five global titles will clash in the women’s shot put at the Prefontaine Classic – the seventh meeting of this year’s IAAF Diamond League – in Stanford on 30 June.
Mondo announced today that it has signed a contract to become the sole supplier of athletics equipment and track surfacing for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.
Kevin Mayer and Renaud Lavillenie, France’s two world record-holders in track and field events, will compete at the Meeting de Paris, part of the IAAF Diamond League, on 24 August.
Three years ago, and prior to giving birth to a baby boy, Tirfi Tsegaye was ranked among the world’s greatest marathon runners. Now, after gradually returning to training, the Ethiopian Olympian makes her first start since the arrival of young Tilember Miresa when she competes at the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, on 26 May.
Triple European champion Dina Asher-Smith and reigning world and European champion Ramil Guliyev will both launch their seasons in earnest over 200m in the Doha Diamond League, the first stage of the 2019 IAAF Diamond League, on 3 May.
The world’s best shot put battle returns to the Prefontaine Classic, part of the IAAF Diamond League, as the clash for No.1 continues between USA’s Ryan Crouser and New Zealander Tom Walsh in Stanford on 30 June.
The men’s shot put was one of the highest quality events across the athletics programme last season and six of the seven throwers who surpassed the 22-metre line will be competing in the Doha Diamond League - the first stage of the IAAF Diamond League 2019 - on 3 May.
Jamaica's double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson, two-time world 200m champion Dafne Schippers of The Netherlands and double world medallist Marie-Josee Ta Lou of Ivory Coast have joined the women's 100m field at the Müller Anniversary Games – part of the IAAF Diamond League – at the London Stadium on 20-21 July.