Tag Archives: IAAF Diamond League

Rabat to host IAAF Diamond League in May

AAF President and Chairman of the Board of Diamond League Sebastian Coe with Moroccan Athletics Federation (FRMA) president and Rabat meeting director Abdeslam Ahizoune (IAAF) © Copyright

The General Assembly of the Diamond League meeting yesterday in Zurich, Switzerland has decided to include Rabat, Morocco as a new host city for the prestigious global series of one-day athletics meetings. The Meeting International Mohammed VI, which is annually held in the Moroccan capital’s Complexe Prince Moulay Abdellah, replaces New York, USA with immediate effect for the 2016 season. ...

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Merrit wins men’s 400m Diamond League in Zurich


The first three men in the IAAF World Championships 400m last week were the first three home at the Weltklasse Zurich, but the order was completely different on a chilly night at the first of the 2015 IAAF Diamond League finals. USA’s LaShawn Merritt produced a perfectly executed race to win over one lap of Zurich’s famous Letzigrund stadium in ...

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Diamond League: Justin Gatlin wins 100m in Monaco


American Justin Gatlin continued his fine Diamond League form by winning the 100m in 9.78 seconds in Monaco. The 33-year-old followed up his time of 9.75 in Lausanne last week with an equally impressive display ahead of next month’s World Championships. Gatlin, who has served two doping bans, is now unbeaten in 23 races. American Tyson Gay finished second in ...

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Genzebe Dibaba breaks 1500m world record at Diamond League


Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba produced a stunning run in Friday’s Monaco Diamond League meeting to set a new 1500m world record of three minutes 50.08 seconds. The 24-year-old took four seconds off her personal best to break Chinese athlete Yunxia Qu’s record of 3:50.46, which had stood since September 1993. Dibaba may not compete at the distance at next month’s World ...

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Diamond League: Justin Gatlin beats Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay

Gatlin (middle) powering to win in Rome (Image credit: AP)

American Justin Gatlin ran the joint second-fastest time of 2015 to beat Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay in the men’s 100m at the Diamond League in Lausanne. The 33-year-old, who has served two doping bans, ran in 9.79 seconds ahead of next month’s world championships. Powell and Gay both ran 9.92 seconds, while Usain Bolt was out injured, although the ...

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Asafa Powell runs second fastest 100m of 2015 to win in Paris


Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell ran the second fastest 100m of the year to win the Diamond League meeting in Paris. Powell ran a season’s best 9.81m to beat France’s Jimmy Vicaut, who equalled the European record of 9.86. The 32-year-old Powell beat the 9.84 he ran in June’s Jamaican national trials.  American Justin Gatlin has run the fastest time of ...

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Usain Bolt withdraws from Paris & Lausanne races with injury

Usain Bolt (left) (Image credit: EPA)

Usain Bolt has withdrawn from Diamond League races in Paris and Lausanne next month because of a pelvic injury. The six-time Olympic champion said the injury means he is “unable to compete at 100%” as it restricts his movement. It is the latest setback for Bolt, following his withdrawal last week from the 100m at the Jamaican national trials. But ...

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Usain Bolt labours to victory in New York Diamond League 200m

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Usain Bolt laboured to victory in the 200m at the New York Diamond League meeting. The Jamaican world record holder clocked 20.29 seconds, edging out 19-year-old Zharnel Hughes of Anguilla. “I wasn’t too happy with the time today,” said Bolt. “But training has been going well and I’m looking forward to the rest of the season.” In the men’s 100m, ...

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Mo Farah pulls out of Birmingham Diamond League race

Mo Farah (Image credit: AP)

An “emotionally and physically drained” Mo Farah has withdrawn from Sunday’s Diamond League meeting in Birmingham. The double Olympic champion wants “to go back to the US and seek answers” after a “stressful week” that saw a BBC investigation allege his coach Alberto Salazar had been involved in doping. There is no suggestion Farah has done anything wrong but he ...

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Justin Gatlin equals sixth fastest 100m time at Diamond League


American Justin Gatlin ran the joint-sixth quickest 100m time in history to dominate the field in the Diamond League opener in Doha. The 33-year-old, who has served two doping bans, sprinted away to win his first race of 2015 in a time of 9.74 seconds – a world best for this year. It was a bad night for Britain’s James ...

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