Top male and female at AJC Peachtree Road Race will earn spots on the Peachtree Cup trophy - ATLANTA – June 15, 2017 -- The present and future of American road racing will lead a field of 60,000 participants at the AJC Peachtree Road Race on the Fourth of July in Atlanta. Atlanta Track Club announced the elite field today for the world’s largest 10K which this year serves as the USATF 10km Championships.
Fajdek 82.40 WL - TURKU (FIN, Jun 13): World and European hammer champion Pawel Fajdek extended his world-lead at the Paavo Nurmi Games in cold weather to 82.40m and had two more throws over 80m: 81.85m and 80.59m. Fajdek won by nearly six metres while Olympic champion Dilshod Nazarov finished fifth with 75.69m. Thomas Rohler went out to 88.26m to win a high quality javelin from teammate Johannes Vetter (87.88m), Keshorn Walcott (86.48m) and Qatar’s Ahmed Bader Magour 85.23 NR while world champion Julius Yego only finished seventh despite improving his season’s best of 82.60m.
Kenyan Mary Keitany sandwiched a 31:20 win at the NYRR New York Mini 10K in between her record-setting London marathon last spring and her upcoming title defense at the NYC Marathon later this year. "The race for me was just fantastic," Keitany told RunBlogRun after finishing the 10K some 48 seconds ahead of former champion Mamitu Daska of Ethiopia on Saturday. "I have won, and I won here in 2015, so it was good for me to come and repeat here. So I'm happy, and again, I'm very excited since I'm coming to New York in November for the full marathon."
Will the Bislett Stadium witness its first 2.40m high jump? Can home athletes Jakob Ingebrigtsen and Karsten Warholm make the most of events showcasing their rising talents? Will Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya maintain her now customary dominance over two laps? All will become clear at the Oslo Bislett Games on Thursday (15), the fifth IAAF Diamond League meeting of the season.
ISTAF presents a glittering array of stars including Renaud Lavillenie, Christoph Harting and Innovation for the Fans - Two great stars of track and field have confirmed that they will be competing in this year's ISTAF on August 27 in Berlin's Olympic Stadium: Renaud Lavillenie of France, world record holder in the pole vault, and Berlin's very own Olympic discus champion Christoph Harting will be aiming for honours in the most prestigious German athletics meeting of the year. The ISTAF organisers will also be providing an innovative feature for the fans with a stage constructed above one of the bends as the athletes run underneath, creating the effect of going through a tunnel.
RunBlogRun asked Paul Halford to write a blog each week. This is his first column. We will call it UK Athletics Diary. Paul was a long time contributor to Athletics Weekly and will provide us with an inside view on the birthplace of modern athletics.