With most countries already holding their national meets and Olympic Trials, there are still athletes out there not heading to Tokyo that needs to keep their season going and try to make some money doing it. For those headed to the Olympics, some are still looking for tuneup races, and to keep their legs fresh against elite competition, the Diamond League is the perfect place to do that. The Stockholm Diamond League meet was great as it usually is, and there were some great times and marks made including a Diamond League Record.
The fifth meet of the 2021 Diamond League took place in Stockholm on Sunday, and it produced several big results. Canadians Marco Arop, Aaron Brown and Jerome Blake were in action, each racing just a day after being named to the Canadian Olympic team headed to Tokyo later this month. In international results, hurdles star Femke Bol set the Dutch 400mH record for the second time in the last week, Cuba’s Rose Mary Almanza ran to a meet record in the 800m and Timothy Cheruiyot won the men’s 1,500m as he fights to earn a spot on the Kenyan Olympic team.