LaShawn Merritt

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Photo: Christopher Taylor (left) leans at the line to stop the clock at 20.49 to finish first in the Men's 200m at the Jamaica International Invitational Meet at the National Stadium on Saturday. LaShawn Merritt (centre) finished second in 20.70 and Alex Wilson of Switzerland (right) finished sixth in 20.95.




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Photo: Elaine Thompson will square off with main rival Dafne Schippers in the 200m at the IAAF Doha Diamond League Meet today.





The 2017 outdoors track and field season springs to life today with the IAAF Doha Diamond League Meet taking centre stage. There are some tantalizing matchups to whet the appetite of track and field fans the world over ahead of what is expected to be yet another exciting year for the sport.

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Photo: The indomitable Usain Bolt wrote his name into the history books on Thursday night when he became the first man to win three gold medals back to back in the 200m at the Olympic Games. (Getty Images)




Usain Bolt headed to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to participate in what he has said is his fourth and final Olympic Games with one thing on his agenda, win three gold medals and immortalize himself in the annals of track and field history.

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Photo: Omar McLeod wins the Men's 110m hurdles at the Doha Diamond League Meet at the Suhaim bin Hamad Stadium in Qatar on Friday. (Getty Images)

World Indoor 60m Hurdles Champion, Omar McLeod, lived up to his favourite billing as a host of stars who gave stellar performances on Friday at the Doha Diamond League Meet at the Suhaim bin Hamad Stadium in Qatar.

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Photo: Wayde Van Niekerk (Gallo Images)

The 400m for men will be one of the most intriguing sub-plots to the Zurich Diamond League meeting today.

Can Kirani James turn the tables on Wayde Van Niekerk at this event in less than two weeks after the15th IAAF World Championship?

The Grenadian superstar James has already said that he is not a fan of avoiding the big match-ups between top athletes and has come face to face on numerous occasion with arch rival Lashawn Merritt of the USA, will now have to continue that duel with the South African sensation.

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Photo: Kirani James (Getty Images)

The USA swept the top three positions in the men’s 100m at the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne Switzerland yesterday with Justin Gatlin getting the best of the fields with an impressive 9.80s ahead of Tyson Gay 9.93 and Mike Rodgers 9.98. Jamaica’s Kemar Bailey-Cole could only manage 5th in 10.14s. Gatlin was impressive in controlling the race from start to finish while it was a solid performance from Gay who returned from a one year drug suspension.