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Huddle and Mead winning 10k, Coleman sub 10 in heats - SACRAMENTO (USA, Jun 22): The 2017 USATF Outdoor Championships kicked off at Sacramento State University with upset heats and riveting finals in high temperatures, informs USATF. The first senior championship title went to Alex Young in the men’s hammer throw with 73.50 PB. In the women’s javelin throw, American record holder Kara Winger secured her spot on Team USATF by taking the title with a first throw of 62.80m. Keturah Orji dominated the women’s triple jump to qualify for London. The 2016 Olympian and NCAA Outdoors Champion won with a jump of 14.26 followed by Tori Franklin at 13.80 PB

Thirty-five podium finishers from Rio, including 11 gold medallists, and 10 world champions will compete at the Müller Anniversary Games on 9 July in what could be their final IAAF Diamond League appearance before the IAAF World Championships London 2017 in the same stadium one month later.

Bolt for Herculis - MONACO (MON): Fastest man on earth confirmed his last one day meet appearance. Usain Bolt will run at the Herculis EBS Diamond League on July 21. It will be at the 30th anniversary of the meeting and in the 100 m. After that he plans to run at the World Championships as his last competition ever.

"David Bedford has been an iconic fixture in the sport since his heralded running days in the late 1960s and 1970s. David Bedford ran with spirit and fearless abandon. Bedford's hard training, no, scratch that, really hard training. 200 mile weeks got one into shape and also got one injured. Bedford danced that magic line between increadible fitness and painful injuries throughout his career. On June 11, 1973, David Bedford set the World record for the 10,000 meters, running 27:30.8. In that race, Bedford had surpassed the WR of his hero, Ron Clarke, the former WR holder and the current world record of one Lasse Viren. Chopping eight seconds off those iconic times, David Bedford had nearly reached the sun.

"David Bedford has been an iconic fixture in the sport since his heralded running days in the late 1960s and 1970s. David Bedford ran with spirit and fearless abandon. Bedford's hard training, no, scratch that, really hard training. 200 mile weeks got one into shape and also got one injured. Bedford danced that magic line between increadible fitness and painful injuries throughout his career. On June 11, 1973, David Bedford set the World record for the 10,000 meters, running 27:30.8. In that race, Bedford had surpassed the WR of his hero, Ron Clarke, the former WR holder and the current world record of one Lasse Viren. Chopping eight seconds off those iconic times, David Bedford had nearly reached the sun.

Van Niekerk 9.94 PB, Perkovic 69.58 - VELENJE (SLO, Jun 20): Olympic gold medalist and World record holder at 400 m Wayde Van Niekerk showed top speed at the 22nd Velenje International Meet (EA Classic) on a brand new track. He won the 100 m and improved his PB from last year by 0.04 to 9.94 (+0.9). It is also 6th fastest time of 2017. His teammates clocked also good times, 2nd Emile Erasmus 10.12 and third Henricho Bruintjies 10.14. Another highlight was the discus by Olympic winner Sandra Perkovic who achieved 69.58 (2nd best of the season) along with 69.53 and 68.74. She said afterwards it was confirmation of her real shape in comparison to last DL in Stockholm. World medalist Amel Tuka won the 800 m in 1:45.34 over Antoine Gakeme 1:46.08.

Minneapolis/St. Paul –June 20, 2017 – Team USA Minnesota’s Heather Kampf, Jamie Cheever, Meghan Peyton and Kevin Lewis will be among the athletes who will compete at the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships, which will be held June 22-25 at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium.

Van Niekerk 100 m in Slovenia - VELENJE (SLO): World record holder Wayde Van Niekerk will run the 100 m at the Tuesday´s 22nd edition of Velenje Meeting (EA Classic). He will be testing his speed before next week´s 300 m race in Ostrava. Another Olympic winner Sandra Perkovic is entered in discus. Piotr Lisek is the star of men pole vault, men 800 m will see Amel Tuka and Antoine Gakeme. Top names in javelin competition are Australian Hamish Peacock and Turkish record holder Eda Tugsuz. Marusa Cernjul in high jump and Tina Sutej in pole vault are the local star. Isaac Makwala from Botswana runs the 400 m.

Tibebu Proctor, Jennifer Bergman claim half marathon victories; Blake Hilty and Shelby Mills won the men’s and women’s marathon, respectively; Race weekend debuted a brand new stadium to stadium course - SEATTLE – June 18, 2017 – For Tibebu Proctor, life is good. Last week, the 18-year-old everyone calls Tibs graduated from high school. Then this week, he won the Alaska Airlines Rock ’n’ Roll Seattle Half Marathon.

Cheruiyot 1500 m WL, Perkovic winning streak ended - STOCKHOLM (SWE, Jun 18): BauhausGalan ended the June part of IAAF Diamond League as the 6th meet of the year. World lead in men 1500 m was the highlight, also first Jamaican discus and Swiss overall Diamond League win (pole vault). De Grasse was supersonic with lot of wind, Lasitskene continues with her winning streak, but Perkovic´s ended after 16 wins. Now a break comes in the series with next meet in Paris on July 1. The legendary Olympic Stadium had some empty places, unusual for this historical event.
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