"Football is not a matter of life and death, it is more important than that."
Doha Diamond LeagueThe 2016 Diamond League series got underway in Doha last week. Olympic and World Champion, Christian Taylor won the Triple Jump with a World Lead 17.23. Tori Bowie(USA) won the women’s 100 in 10.80 from Dafne Schippers (Netherlands and Veronica Campbell-Brown (Jamaica), with all three women comfortably under 11 seconds.
Almaz Ayana (Ethiopia) won the 3000 metres in with Mercy Cherono (Kenya) second. Ethiopia’s Geleta Burka was third and Vivian Cheruiyot (Kenya) fourth – reversing the order from the 2015 World Championship which Cheruiyot won from Burka.
The next three Diamond Leagues are:
Shanghai 14 May
Rabat 22 May
Eugene 28 May
Schippers wins the 200 at the2015 World Championships
Cheruiyot holds off Burka in Beijing 2015!
Veronica Campbell-Brown (right) showed early season form.
Photos: Getty Images for IAAF