MINNEAPOLIS – Craig Miller (Madison, Wis.) and Heather Kampf (Minneapolis, Minn.) took the respective men’s and women’s titles at the USA 1 Mile Road Championships Thursday evening in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Eugene, Oregon – Even the best in the world have competition, and the reigning World Champions in the men’s and women’s 400m at the 38th Prefontaine Classic are no exception. Each will feel pressure from previous Olympic or World gold medallists on 2 June in Eugene at the fourth stop of the Samsung Diamond League series.

Doha, Qatar - Pamela Jelimo and David Rudisha contributed to an ominous demonstration of Kenyan middle distance power in Olympic year at the opening Samsung Diamond League meeting in Doha (11) as they produced 800 metres victories in, respectively, 1:56.94 and 1:43.10 – two in a total of nine world-leading performances – or 10 if you count the effort of 66.17m in the Javelin Throw by Barbora Spotakova which was surpassed by Mariya Abakumova’s 66.86 - on an evening of muggy heat and soaring achievement. There was also one equal world season leading performance and seven meeting records.

Doha, Qatar - Allyson Felix’s reaction to beating her all her Jamaican rivals at the opening Samsung Diamond League meeting in Doha (11 May), and over her less favoured distance of 100 metres to boot, was probably the most succinct expression of how the United States sprinters felt after an evening of conspicuous success: "It’s pretty cool."

Thursday, 17 May 2012 11:51

Diamond League launches in Doha

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Many of Team USA’s finest including Jesse Williams, Allyson Felix and LaShawn Merritt are slated to compete in Doha, Qatar, Friday as the Samsung Diamond League kicks off its third annual series.



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