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Eugene, Ore. – This Saturday, Jakob Ingebrigtsen, the 23-year-old Olympic 1,500m champion, will make his long-awaited return to competitive racing at the Prefontaine Classic’s Bowerman Mile. This event will mark Ingebrigtsen's first race in eight months.
Kobe, Japan; 23 May, 2024 -  Paralympic star Vanessa Low (ACT) is Australia’s golden girl once more, adding another world title to her collection on Day Seven of the World Para Athletics Championships in Kobe, Japan while teenage sprint star Mali Lovell (NSW) made it a complete set of medals for Australia when claiming bronze.
This Saturday, all eyes will be on the Prefontaine Classic as Josh Kerr and Jakob Ingebrigtsen renew their rivalry, which has been simmering since Kerr's stunning victory over the Norwegian star in the 1,500m at last year's World Championships.
Athing Mu, the 21-year-old 800-meter sensation, will not be competing in the Prefontaine Classic on May 25 due to lingering soreness in her left hamstring. Her coach, Bobby Kersee, emphasized the importance of caution to ensure Mu's full readiness for the Olympic Trials.
The Prefontaine Classic consistently delivers exhilarating races year after year, distinguishing itself among the Diamond League meets. Its unique advantages include being the only Diamond League event held in the United States, the world's most dominant track nation, and its strong ties to Nike, which often ensure the participation of top athletes who might otherwise skip the trip to Eugene. The timing of the event is also ideal—far enough into the season to draw meaningful conclusions from the results, but early enough to keep the outcomes unpredictable.
Olympic gold medallist Damian Warner celebrated his eighth decathlon victory at the esteemed Hypo Meeting in Götzis on Sunday, while Olympic silver medallist Anouk Vetter reclaimed her heptathlon title at the World Athletics Combined Events Challenge Gold meeting
Rodger Kwemoi
Kenyan 10,000-meter athlete Rodgers Kwemoi has been banned for six years after being implicated in a sophisticated blood doping scheme, leading to the annulment of his Olympic and world championship results.
Even though Isaac Beacroft thought he was "done for" in the last few meters of the U20 men's 10km at the World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships in Antalya, he persisted. The 16-year-old made his international debut and quickly gained international attention by showcasing incredible courage and perseverance. Beacroft has another important match on his schedule as the World Athletics U20 Championships in Lima draw closer in 100 days.
Australia's Rose Davies made a significant mark at the Seiko Golden Grand Prix, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold event, held in Tokyo on Sunday, May 19, by breaking the 5000m meeting record.
Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone, the world record-holder in the 400-meter hurdles, demonstrated her exceptional range by securing a dominant win in the women’s 200-meter race at the LA Grand Prix in Westwood, California, on Saturday. In a stunning display, McLaughlin-Levrone left her competitors behind, highlighting her triumphant return to top form.