The Meeting AREVA, held on July 6, 2013, was a success by anyone’s standards. From the world leading steeplechase, 200 meters, triple jump and women’s 5,000 meters, the crowd of 50,236 had much to cheer about! Vive La France! Lavillenie cleared 5.92 meters and Mekhissi-Bennabad set a European Record and French record with his 8:00.09.
Check out the highlights video from the 2013 Diamond League! The next Diamond League meeting is July 19 in Monaco.
Larry Eder has had a 51-year involvement in the sport of athletics. Larry has experienced the sport as an athlete, coach, magazine publisher, and now, journalist and blogger. His first article, on Don Bowden, America's first sub-4 minute miler, was published in RW in 1983. Larry has published several magazines on athletics, from American Athletics to the U.S. version of Spikes magazine. He currently manages the content and marketing development of the RunningNetwork, The Shoe Addicts, and RunBlogRun. Of RunBlogRun, his daily pilgrimage with the sport, Larry says: "I have to admit, I love traveling to far away meets, writing about the sport I love, and the athletes I respect, for my readers at runblogrun.com, the most of anything I have ever done, except, maybe running itself." Also does some updates for BBC Sports at key events, which he truly enjoys. Theme song: Greg Allman, " I'm no Angel."