A new track in New York

The third leg of the IAAF Diamond League 2013 took place at Icahn Stadium.


Despite the wind, the cold and the rain, the New York Adidas Grand Prix was the scene of excellent performances by some of the best performers of athletics. Many seasonal best records were made at the meet, thanks to the new track Mondo Super X Performance, which, even when wet and windy, it proved to be very fast. Among the champions were the most anticipated David Rudisha and Tyson Gay: the first was set in the 800m with a time of 1:45:14, while the second was won the 100m stopping the clock at 10.02. The races of 200m were dominated by the Olympic Jamaican Veronica Campbell-Brown showed the best performance of the season, running a 22:53 with a headwind of 1.3m / s. Warren Weir was not to be outdone, with 20.11, the best time of year. Best times of the season for Michael Tinsley in the 400m hurdles (48.23), Ryan Brathwaite in the 110m hurdles (13.19), while the Ethiopian Hagos Gebrhiwe, winning the 5000m with a time of 13:10:03, led to both his successes in this edition of the IAAF Diamond League. In the women's field, to emphasize success, with the record of the meet by Amantle Montsho in the 400m (49.91). Outside the track, two Croatian athletes were the absolute stars of the event: Sandra Perkovic, who won gold at London 2012, launched the disc to 68.48m (record of the event), while Blanka Vlasic, returning to competition after 20 months of inactivity, jumped 1.94m, equaling the record of the meeting.