Recently in IAAF Diamond League Category

Each week, we ask our friend and correspondent, Justin Lagat, to provide a view from Kenya on an event, an athlete, and discussion point in the global sport. This week, Justin Lagat writes about the journey of the great steeplechaser Conseslus Kiputo, who won the Diamond League race in Zurich, wearing only one shoe.

Kipruto_ConseslusShoe-Zurich18.jpgConseslus Kipruto, Zurich DL, photo by PhotoRun.net

McNeal_Brianna-Stockholm18.jpgBrianna McNeal, photo by PhotoRun.net

Coleman_ChristianPC-Pre18.JPGChristian Coleman, photo by Photorun.net
Coleman confident for 2019
BRUSSELS (BEL): Christian Coleman is confident he can run faster next season than his 9.79 world lead in Brussels, informs IAAF. "I think I can go much faster, I just got to continue to work hard. I knew based on my times in practice earlier in the season that I was ready to run fast and even faster than (9.79). Then, based on my times in practice I knew that I could do something special if I'd come out here and compete," he said. Without World Indoor Championships it remains to see whether he will compete indoors in 2019.
Coleman_Christian1-Pre18.jpgChristian Coleman, photo by Photorun.net

Kipruto_ConseslusShoe-Zurich18.jpgConseslus Kipruto, photo by PhotoRun.net

The Diamond League is over. The IAAF media department wrote this piece on the ten memorable moments of the 2018 DL season. Please read this, and then, wait for runblogrun to write its top moments, and compare.

Naser_SalwaFV1-Oslo18.jpgSalwa Eid Naser, photo by Photorun.net

BRUSSELS (BEL): Salwa Eid Naser was delighted with her victory in the Brussels Diamond League final 400m. She said: "My goal this season was to win the Diamond League Trophy and I did it. I wanted to go fast and even to run a personal best,but I just flew in today from Jakarta and I felt a litte jetlaged. But I'm very pleased with my time of 49.33. It's been a good season and this victory makes it complete." She arrived from Jakarta to Brussels at 1.30 pm in the businnes class flight from Asia.

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Sandra Perkovic, photo by Photorun.net

BRUSSELS (BEL): Following her shock defeat in third place in the discus in Brussels, Sandra Perkovic revealed she had been ill this week. "Actually I was sick, I have a flu since five days ago," she said. "I thought I wouldn´t be able to compete. This is my 8th final, I won 7 of them. But this Diamond League should not be awarded in 1 final. And 30 seconds for each throw is ridiculous. In other disciplines like the long jump they get more. IAAF should consider this and not make fun of the athletes," she said in the meet flash quote. Her next meet should on home soil in Zagreb at IAAF World Challenge meet on Tuesday.

The final meetings of the Diamond League are over. The Diamonds have been given out to the winners. There were some fine performances in Brussels, and we have the complete results below. Watch for upcoming stories on the AG Van Damme Memorial.

20180831_180832.jpgAG Memorial Van Damme, August 31, 2018, photo by Stuart Weir

Last winter, after Christian Coleman broke the World Indoor record for the 60 meters. I asked Maurice Greene, the man who had held the record since 1999, about the prospects of Mr. Coleman. Maurice wrote, "9.7 and possibly faster."

Well, Christian ran 9.79 on Friday, the seventh fastest of all times! And he looked, AWESOME!

The AG Van Damme was a fitting way, along with Zurich, to end the Diamond League season!

The Stadion Letzigrund is the host of the Weltklasse. The sell out meet had the men's pole vault at the Zurich Train Station on Wednesday night. On Thursday, the Weltklasse entertained the fans with many of our best athletes! Here's the complete results!

IMG-20180830-WA0024.jpgFans of Alex Wilson, Swiss sprinter, photo from Weltklasse

IMG-20180830-WA0003.jpgCaterine Ibarguen, photo by Weltklasse

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