16 February, 2017

#TBT - London 2016

Diamond Race drama, brilliance from homegrown heroes and a world record. We take a look back at the action in London last summer.

With the Müller Indoor Grand Prix coming up in Birmingham this weekend, we're taking the opportunity to look back at one of the highlights of last season's IAAF Diamond League: the Müller Anniversary Games in London. 

The first day was jam-packed with star performances, with Usain Bolt running 19.90 in the 200m, and Laura Muir beating the British record over 1500m. That was also a crucial victory in the Diamond Race for Muir, who eventually claimed the Diamond Trophy at the end of the season. 

But the biggest story of the night was, of course, Kendra Harrison's world record 12.20 in the 100m hurdles. Harrison had missed out on the Olympics, and told reporters at the London press conference that her season goals were to break the world record and win the Diamond Trophy. She did both. 

The second day also provided London's athletics fans with some brilliant action. Sandra Perkovic nearly cleared 70m as she continued what would be a pitch perfect Diamond Race season, dropping no points at all over the summer. 

Kerron Clement, meanwhile, took victory in the 400m hurdles. Having not really featured in the Diamond Race until then, Clement went on to win Olympic gold and the Diamond Trophy in 2016. 

To crown the two days, Mo Farah then put in an astonishing performance. Not for the first time, and possibly not for the last, Farah electrified the crowd at the London Stadium.