INDIANAPOLIS - Erik Kynard (Toledo, Ohio) of Kansas State University has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after setting a world-leading mark in the high jump at the Mt. SAC Relays on Saturday.
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Eugene, Oregon - The two best steeplechasers of the modern era are of course from Kenya, home of every Olympic gold medalist for the past 28 years. One is king of the Diamond League, having won all three previous titles, while the other has claimed the lion's share of major gold medals in recent memory. Paul Koech and Ezekiel Kemboi headline a stellar field at the Prefontaine Classic.
Yohan Blake, World champion over 100m, and Japhet Korir, World champion on the cross-country, are the two latest signings for the Belgacom Memorial Van Damme, one of two finals in the IAAF Diamond League series, in Brussels on 6 September.
Singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson to headline post-race concert and Drake Relays closing ceremonies. - DES MOINES, Iowa – The Hy-Vee Road Races at the Drake Relays are set to feature nearly 50 world-class road runners in addition to registered recreational runners all competing for $120,000 in prize money, Drake Relays director Brian Brown and Hy-Vee announced Tuesday.
The British line-up has been revealed for the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games, part of the IAAF Diamond League, in London on July 26-27 which will see memorable moments like ‘Super Saturday’ from London 2012 relived a year on from the Olympic opening ceremony.