Resting near the borders with Poland and Slovakia, the Czech city of Ostrava
is an eastern European crossroads, a setting suited perfectly for a meeting in
which many athletes’ roads will cross for the first time this season at
tomorrows IAAF Super Grand Prix meeting (8 June).
Indeed, with numerous notable seasonal debuts, the road to Athens begins in
earnest on Tuesday as the athletics world converges at the Golden Spike Super
Grand Prix. With a one million euro budget and a prize pot of more than 400,000
euros, not a single event is bereft of talent and depth, producing the finest
assembly of talent thus far this season.
Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) celebrates breaking the 5000m World record in Hengelo
A 10,000m World record?