New calendar for IAAF Diamond League released
Fastest Kenyan women in history
Faith Kipyegon who is an Olympic Medalist will be once again putting Kenya’s name of the world map in this year’s Diamond League.
The IAAF Diamond League is one of the prestigious track and field’s events and is set to kick off on May 5 in Doha Qatar.
The IAAF Diamond League is an annual meeting that encompasses 32 Diamond Disciplines, following a championship style model.
According to iaaf.org athletes will earn points in the first 12 IAAF Diamond League meetings to qualify for two final meetings where $100,000 will be at stake in each of the 32 Diamond disciplines, including $50,000 for each winner.
In previous seasons, athletes accumulated points throughout the IAAF Diamond League season with the overall winner of each of the 32 events being the athlete with the most points, irrespective of whether they won the final.
The season is now a race to reach the finals with the winners crowned as IAAF Diamond League champions. As in a championship, the performance of athletes in the final alone will determine who the champion will be and the prize money won.
2017 IAAF Diamond League calendar reads as follows;
5 May – Doha, QAT
13 May – Shanghai, CHN
27 May – Eugene, USA
8 Jun – Rome, ITA
15 Jun – Oslo, NOR
18 Jun – Stockholm, SWE
1 Jul – Paris, FRA
6 Jul – Lausanne, SUI
9 Jul – London, GBR
16 Jul – Rabat, MAR
21 Jul – Monaco, MON
20 Aug – Birmingham, GBR
24 Aug – Zurich, SUI
1 Sep – Brussels, BEL