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The women’s 200 meters at the Prefontaine Classic is every sprint fan’s dream.

The women’s 200 meters at the Prefontaine Classic is every sprint fan’s dream.

Dick Straight April 26, 2017 0

All three Olympic medalists from Rio are returning to Pre, where the eventual Olympic trio met for the first time last year in a race that was even tighter than the Rio final. Incredibly, added

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Tough tests for Rio’s hurdles heroes in Shanghai

Tough tests for Rio’s hurdles heroes in Shanghai

Christopher Kelsall April 25, 2017 0

A roll call of recent champions and record breakers will line up for the two hurdles events at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting on 13 May when Rio Olympic gold medallists Omar McLeod and

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Sub-4 Onslaught in Women’s 1500 at Pre?

Sub-4 Onslaught in Women’s 1500 at Pre?

Dick Straight April 24, 2017 0

This year’s women’s metric mile at the Prefontaine Classic could see the most sub-4 times in the meet’s history, thanks to the strongest field ever assembled in the United States. Nearly half of the entrants

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Rio jump rivalries to resume in Shanghai

Rio jump rivalries to resume in Shanghai

Dick Straight April 20, 2017 0

Olympic jump champions Derek Drouin and Jeff Henderson will face the men they beat to claim gold in Rio last August when they open their 2017 Diamond League campaigns in Shanghai on 13 May. Both

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Best-Ever Women’s 800 Field Ready for Pre Classic

Best-Ever Women’s 800 Field Ready for Pre Classic

Dick Straight April 10, 2017 0

The women’s 800 meters at the Prefontaine Classic can once again easily pass for the World Championships final in any year. Every medalist from the Rio Olympics as well as the World Championships indoors and

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$3.2 million prize money for Finals of 2017 IAAF Diamond League

$3.2 million prize money for Finals of 2017 IAAF Diamond League

Christopher Kelsall December 7, 2016 0

IAAF In a major restructure, the IAAF Diamond League has adopted a championship style model with the finalists competing for a prize pool of $3.2 million. From next season, athletes will earn points in the first

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Laura Muir is on fire, “when I was younger I never even dreamed I would be where I am now in my athletics career”

Laura Muir is on fire, “when I was younger I never even dreamed I would be where I am now in my athletics career”

Christopher Kelsall September 2, 2016 0

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated  Scotland’s Laura Muir is on fire. After finishing in a disappointing seventh place during the Rio Olympic 1500-metre final, she went to Paris to compete in the Diamond League

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Who is Mo Ahmed?

Who is Mo Ahmed?

Christopher Kelsall May 29, 2016 3

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated St. Catharine, Ontario native Mo Ahmed has long been running in the shadow – at least within the Canadian media’s view – of Vancouver Island’s Cam Levins. They

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Genevieve Lalonde’s 3,000m steeplechase record

Genevieve Lalonde’s 3,000m steeplechase record

Christopher Kelsall May 29, 2016 0

© Copyright – 2016 – Athletics Illustrated  On Saturday, Moncton’s Genevieve Lalonde broke the Canadian 3,000-metre steeplechase record, during the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League track meet that took place in Portland, Oregon. She crossed the

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British Legend Mo Farah Seeks Fast Time in Pre Classic 10k

British Legend Mo Farah Seeks Fast Time in Pre Classic 10k

Christopher Kelsall May 26, 2016 0

Prefontaine Classic Mo Farah will add to his incredible legacy as one of the all-time distance greats by headlining a loaded 10,000-meter field at the Prefontaine Classic. For the sixth-straight year there will be no admission

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