This is my third meeting in one week, and I do enjoy the Diamond Leauge. I was at Paris on July1, Lausanne on July 6 and London on July 9. Such is the life of the athletic pilgrim. I noticed that each meet had a strong finish, and while media numbers are down in all three venues, the crowds were involved and enthused at all three meets!
The sport is in a historic place right now: progress is being made on sports and ethics front, which we applaud. There are some wonderful new stars who have personalities that attract young fans, and are strong role models. And sponsors, who, in all cases, have champions at their companies, who love the sport, and want it to change. And finally, new leadership in IAAF is enthused and wants to change the sport.
Strong performances in women’s javelin, women’s mile and 400 meters, men’s 3000 meters, and 110 meter hurdles portend for an exciting World Championships. Watch the meets over the next few weeks, as some fine performances should ring out!