2016 Rome Golden Gala - Pietro Mennea - Rome IAAF Diamond League

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Rome, Italy
June 2, 2016

Rome DL Recap: Almaz Ayana Just Misses the World Record, Caster Semenya and Conseslus Kipruto Continue To Dominate and Elijah Manangoi Breaks His Maiden

The 2016 IAAF Diamond League circuit almost began its European stint in sensational session as Ethiopian Almaz Ayana just missed the world record. She wasn't the only one running impressively as Ameer Webb had a great double, Caster Semenya toyed with the field once again and an American man PRd to place in the top 5 in the steeple.  The meet wasn't roses for everyone as Ajee Wilson struggled mightily.

Rome DL Preview: Will Almaz Ayana Break The 5K WR? Ajee Wilson Makes Her 2016 DL Debut In A Stacked Women's 800, And Kipruto Vs. Birech Round 3 In The Men's Steeple

Wilson looks to be in good shape but has her hands full in a truly spectacular women's 800 with Caster Semenya, Francine Niyonsaba and all of the medalists from 2015. There's also Elijah Manang'oi in the men's 1,500, Trayvon Bromell in the 200, Justin Gatlin in the 100, Wayde van Niekerk in the 400, Marquise Goodwin vs. Greg Rutherford in the LJ, English Gardner vs. Elaine Thompson in the 100 and Gianmarco Tamberi in the HJ. *MB: Official 2016 Rome Golden Gala Diamond League Discussion Thread.

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