Less than one week removed from a 29-medal performance at the London Olympic Games, American track and field athletes traveled to Stockholm as the Samsung Diamond League continued Friday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – (August 19, 2012) – Rhode Island’s capital city was everything but “Broken Hearted” as the second Rock ‘n’ Roll Providence Half Marathon returned to New England under sunny skies and mild temperatures on Sunday morning. As Mayor Angel Taveras fired the starting gun, nearly 5,000 entrants set off on a 13.1-mile journey through the city’s historical sites and along its scenic waterfront to the sounds of live, local bands, cheerleaders and enthusiastic spectators.
Eleven Olympic champions to help celebrate Stockholm Stadium’s 100th Anniversary – PREVIEW – Samsung Diamond LeagueWritten by IAAF
Stockholm, Sweden – The Olympic Games may have ended in London last Sunday, but the quadrennial sporting celebration will still very much provide the prevailing theme when the Samsung Diamond League series resumes in Stockholm at the DN Galan on Friday (17) night.
World marathon record holder Patrick Makau will run the BMW Frankfurt Marathon on 28th October. Organisers of Germany’s oldest city marathon, which will see its 31st edition, have today confirmed the most spectacular signing in the history of their event. The 27 year-old Kenyan had established the present record of 2:03:38 in Berlin a year ago. After surprisingly being omitted from Olympics election Patrick Makau opted for the German IAAF Gold Label Road Race, that has established itself among the world’s top marathons in recent years. “It is an honour for us that such an outstanding athlete has chosen to run the BMW Frankfurt Marathon,” said Race Director Jo Schindler.