Having been to London 2012 and Glasgow 2014, it was now time to try the IAAF world championships. This time round it was in Beijing. The bird’s nest stadium. For me, this is the home of athletics and where it all begun, having watched Usain Bolt back in 2008. It only felt right to hop on a 10 hour flight to see the spectacular unfold.
Staff at Track and Field Tours were lovely, making me feel very comfortable. They provided excursions and sightseeing trips in between the athletics events, giving people opportunity to see some of the world’s most famous sights. I couldn’t have asked for a better organiser of the trip. If you want all the hassle of planning a trip taken away from you, along with flexibility to be independent once there, I’d thoroughly recommend Track and Field Tours.
Sunday at the Anniversary Games can mean only one thing, it was time to #meetthesuperhumans as the IPC Grand Prix Final took centre stage. The athletes didn't let an appreciative crowd down either with a stream of superb performances, many of them record breaking. including world records.
Highlights from the afternoons action included:
In complete contrast to the previous day's weather, the athletes and crowd bathed in glorious summer sunshine. However, the sun wasn't the only thing to shine in the Olympic Stadium as both British and overseas athletes served up another day of highlights, these included:
Doo-dloo-doo, Doo-doo-dloo-doo-doo-doo ... the weather for Friday's action at the London Diamond League meet would have been perfect for a certain Gene Kelly musical.
That said the weather, other than postponing the men's pole vault, didn't dampen a great night in the newly refurbed Olympic Stadium.
The action came thick and fast including some great highlights from British athletes, these included:
The temperature on the French Riviera was sweltering, unusually hot at 35 to 38 degrees. In Monaco at the Stade Louis II Stadium, the athletics temperature also soared for the Diamond League meeting on 17 July. A meeting that was littered with records of all sorts - a world record and numerous world leads for 2015, national records, personnel bests, and seasons bests, all too numerous to count.