A weekend of Wanda Diamond League Action – Mile Madness!

Faith Kipyegon is on a tear. What will she bring to the last show before the worlds?

Herculis – Doesn’t Disappoint

Coming into this year’s Monaco Wanda Diamond League meeting (also called Herculis) we were promised grade-A entertainment. With some of the biggest names coming to compete, how many records would stand a chance?

Apparently not many. Karsten Warholm didn’t disappoint with another amazing performance in the 400m Men’s Hurdles. Breaking his own Wanda Diamond League record he set earlier this season in Oslo, Karsten ran a 46.51. Placing himself as the world leader coming into the World Championships in Budapest.

Specs: the Adidas Boston 12 is lighter and lower 

At 286g in my size US11 / EU45, the Adidas Adizero Boston 12 is much lighter than the Boston 10. Note that I did not test the Boston 11 (and that was on purpose as I didn’t see much changes compared to the 10). My Boston 10 came in at 333g which added to the clunkiness of the shoe. 


The Boston 12 also gets closer to the ground with a 2mm reduction of stack in the heel. It moves from the 39mm heel in the Boston 10 and 11 to 37mm and changing the 8mm drop for a 6.5mm one instead. This remains quite far from the Boston “standards” but it definitely helps on the weight side of things. 

The One To Watch

The Women’s Mile was another guaranteed hit. Even with a starting list full of the world’s fastest, nobody was ready for what we were about to witness.


Finishing 7 seconds ahead of all the competition, Faith Kipyegon set a new world record. Crossing the line in 4:07.64. What a performance! This wasn’t all, however. Jessica Hull, Nikki Hiltz, and Joselyn Daniely Brea all set Area Records. Ciara Mageean, Laura Muir, Berenice Cleyet-Merle also set National Records.


1 World Record


4 Area Records


7 National Records


What. A. Race.

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Double Diamond League Delight

If Monaco wasn’t enough for you on Friday, Sunday was full of action in another Wanda Diamond League in the London Olympic Stadium.


Following Karsten Warholm’s footsteps on Friday, Femke Bol set a new Diamond League record in the Women’s 400m Hurdles. Breaking 52 seconds, she set a time of 51.45s. What can we expect from the queen of the 400m hurdles this summer in Budapest?


Fan favourite – Noah Lyles – didn’t disappoint in the Men’s 200m. Proving once again that everyone else is racing for second this season. Finishing in 19.47s, he set himself the World Lead and a new meet record.


With the stadium packed to the brim and her home crowd cheering her on, Jemma Reekie took first place in the Women’s 800m. Crossing the line in 1:57.3 she set a new meet record. We also see Halimah Nakaayi set a national record and Catriona Bisset set an area record.

Where Next?

London was the final Diamond League of this season before the World Athletics Championships in Budapest from August 19th to 27th, where we’ll be seeing many of these athletes competing. Will this amazing start to the Athletics season continue? What results are waiting in Budapest?

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