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ISTAF in Berlin on Sunday with eight London gold medallists

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Full stage dress rehearsal and debut before the general public: the 76th edition of ISTAF this Sunday has plenty to offer. 180 elite athletes will be performing once more in Berlin’s Olympic Stadium and among them are eight gold medallists from the recent World Championships in London as well the cream of Germany’s track and field stars, for whom the meeting with such deep historical roots will also serve as a dress rehearsal for next year’s European Championships at the same venue. But there is also innovation for competitors and fans alike: for the first time ISTAF organizers have installed a 250 square metre fan tribune which will also act as a tunnel for the athletes. The Berlin ISTAF, which will see its 76th edition, is part of the IAAF World Challenge Series.

IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE TRACK & FIELD COVERAGE CONTINUES FROM ZURICH, SWITZERLAND THIS THURSDAY LIVE AT 2 PM ET ON NBCSN

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STAMFORD, Conn. – August 22, 2017NBC Sports Group continues live coverage of the IAAF Diamond League this Thursday, August 24, from Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich, Switzerland, at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN with the first of two meets to conclude the 2017 season and crown Diamond League champions. NBC will present encore coverage of the event Sunday, August 27, at 1 p.m. ET

Caster Semenya sets sights on 600 m at ISTAF

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Eight athletes who won gold medals at the World Championships in London at the beginning of August will be in action at the ISTAF meeting in Berlin’s Olympic stadium this coming Sunday. Among them will be South Africa’s World 800m champion Caster Semenya who will run the 600m at the 76th edition of the meeting which is part of the IAAF World Challenge Series.