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The Diamond League series continues in London, where reigning European 100m champion Dina Asher-Smith will headline a star-studded women’s sprint field in front of a home crowd. Given the proximity of the event to the upcoming USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships, most top American athletes are expected to skip this stop on the circuit.

Twelve days after his lap-counting error in the 5000m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Lausanne, Hagos Gebrhiwet made no mistakes in Hengelo on Wednesday (17), winning the men’s 10,000m in a world-leading 26:48.95.

The provisional entry lists for the tenth meeting of the 2019 IAAF Diamond League, in London on 20-21 July, are now available.

AMES, Iowa -- Masters athletes ages 30-96 broke seven world record and 13 American records over four days of competition at Bill and Karen Bergan Track at the Cyclone Sports Complex on the campus of Iowa State University. 

Sifan Hassan, who arrived on the Stade Louis II track tonight (12) as the third fastest miler of all time, departed the Herculis EBS Diamond League meeting as the fastest, having produced a marvel of a final lap to finish in 4:12.33, thus breaking the 23-year-old mark of 4:12.56 held by Russia’s 1996 Olympic 800 and 1500m champion Svetlana Masterkova.

Ames, IA -- The USATF Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships are set to begin at Iowa State University Thursday through Sunday, July 11-14. The world’s best athletes ranging from 30 to 96 years of age are among the more than 900 athletes competing at ISU’s Cyclone Sports Complex. 


 

 Watch the 2019 USATF Masters Outdoor Championships live on USATF.TV+.

Broadcast Schedule (Subject to change):

7/119:00am CT

7/128:00am CT

7/137:45am CT

7/148:00am CT

 

There will be 33 Masters athletes from Iowa, 14 from the Ames-Des Moines area. Iowa Masters include Kay Glynn, 66, from Hastings, IA, and Gary Patton, 73, of Rocky Rapids, IA. Glynn is a returning national champion and American record holder in the pole vault and Patton is a 2017 USATF Masters Hall of Fame inductee and current world record holder in the M70 mile in 5.29.8. All 37 Iowans entered including 14 noted from the Ames-Des Moines area can be found here

 

Among the stars at the meet are 116 returning (reigning) outdoor USATF National champions and 92 participants in the recent Indoor World Masters Indoor Championships in Torun, Poland, where Team USATF Masters won 62 gold medals, finishing 2nd on the medal table.

 

Three World Masters Athletes of the Year will compete: Charles Allie, M71, Pittsburgh PA, (2018), Bob Lida, M82, Wichita, KS (2017), and Rita Hanscom, W65, San Diego, CA, (2009). In addition, other world-leading athletes participating include: Derek Pye, M51, Lakewood CA; Neringa Jakstiene, W55, Memphis, TN; Carol Finsrud, W62, Lockhart, TX; former Olympian and world record holder in the triple jump, Willie Banks, M63, San Diego, CA; Ralph Fruguglietti, M64, Bakersfield, CA; Quenton (Doug) Torbert, M67, Redlands, CA; Damien Leake, M68, Van Nuys, CA; Myrle Mensey, W70, St. Louis, MO; Kathy Bergen, W79, La Canada, CA; and Flo Meiler, W85, Shelburne, VT. 

 

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NCCWMA World Masters Regional Championship (WMA): Over 500 USATF Masters Athletes are going on to compete in the North, Central America and Caribbean Regional Outdoor Championships in Toronto, Canada, July 18-21, 2019. Cheer on #TeamUSATF and follow the results on our social media accounts. More info athttps://nccwma2019.com/

 

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About USATF Masters:

USA Track & Field (USATF) is the national governing body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF Masters encompasses its over-30 division whose competitors exemplify lifelong fitness and competition. Visit the USATF website for more information at www.usaft.org

High school athletes across Iowa have taken advantage of pristine spring weather to record 90 Blue Standard performances to guarantee their spot in the 2019 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee.

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Toyota USATF Outdoor Championships are returning to Des Moines, Iowa, July 25-28, 2019. The best track and field athletes in the country will compete at Drake University’s Drake Stadium on a quest to qualify for Team USATF at the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar. The four day meet is the final stop of the 2019 USATF Outdoor Championship Series and will be broadcast on the NBC family of networks and webcast on NBC Sports Gold.

NEW YORK CITY -- Two American Records and a near-world record in the men’s mile made for a night to remember at the 112th NYRR Millrose Games.

Coverage Live Streamed on NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, and NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass” - STAMFORD, Conn. – February 7, 2019 –  Live coverage of the 2019 USATF Indoor Championship Series continues with the historic 112th Millrose Games this Saturday, Feb. 9, starting at 4 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass” and at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC from The Armory’s New Balance Track & Field Center in Washington Heights, New York.

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