Track & Field

In a stunning display of athleticism, Great Britain’s Josh Kerr claimed victory in the Bowerman Mile at the 2024 Diamond League Prefontaine Classic, outpacing Norway's reigning champion, Jakob Ingebrigtsen, before a near-capacity crowd. Dubbed the "mile of the century," this race lived up to its billing as Kerr surged ahead with 600 meters to go, maintaining his lead to finish in a record-breaking 3:45.34.
In a breathtaking turn of events, the 10,000m world record was shattered by Beatrice Chebet, an athlete who initially had no plans to break it. Clocking in at 28:54.14, Chebet not only set a new world record but also became the first woman to run under 29 minutes on the track. This astonishing feat unfolded on May 25th at the Prefontaine Classic, part of the Wanda Diamond League meeting, held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.
Thiago Braz, the gold medalist in pole vaulting from the 2016 Rio Olympics, has been banned for 16 months by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for violating anti-doping regulations. Braz tested positive for ostarine, a substance that mimics the effects of testosterone and is prohibited for human consumption worldwide.
Oslo, Norway; 30 May 2024 - Australia’s premier track and field athletes have claimed no less than four podium finishes at the renown Bislett Games in Norway, with middle distance star Georgia Griffith stealing the show with a golden finish and an area record at the Oslo leg of the Diamond League.
Stockholm, Sweden; 2 June 2024 - A blockbuster weekend of Diamond League action has been capped off with two podium performances by Australians in Stockholm, as discus giant Matthew Denny and middle-distance star Georgia Griffith continued their strong international campaigns.
In an electrifying conclusion to the Racers Grand Prix, Oblique Seville clinched victory in the 100m with a world-leading time of 9.82 seconds (0.9m/s) during the World Athletics Continental Tour Silver event held in Kingston on Saturday (1). Seville's triumph was particularly notable as he made a strong comeback after missing last year's event due to injury. The 23-year-old sprinter outpaced a highly competitive field that included four finalists from the previous year's World Championships, such as world champion Noah Lyles, Great Britain’s bronze medallist Zharnel Hughes, and African record-holder Ferdinand Omanyala.
The Bauhaus Galan, part of the Wanda Diamond League, dazzled spectators in Stockholm on Sunday (2) with remarkable performances from Lamecha Girma, Djamel Sedjati, and Mondo Duplantis, among others.
Jakob Ingebrigtsen showcased his unmatched prowess as he clinched his fifth gold medal at the European Athletics Championships, successfully starting his quest for another 1500m/5000m double.
Rome – Defending champion Keely Hodgkinson delivered a stellar performance in the women's 800m semi-final at the European Athletics Championships, setting a new record and securing her spot in Wednesday evening's final.
Natalia Kaczmarek electrified the tracks of Rome's European Championships, surging to a historic victory in the women's 400m final on Monday. The 26-year-old Polish sprinter shattered records, clocking in at an astonishing 48.98 seconds, securing gold in a breathtaking showdown against Ireland's Rhasidat Adeleke, who finished closely behind at 49.07 seconds.