Surprised there's no thread already, so thought I may as well set one up! Should be an interesting year ahead as we lead up to the World Championships in Doha.
Season kicked off last Friday night, in the same stadium where the World's will be held later this year. Dina Asher-Smith kicked picked up where she left off last year in the 200m and Hellen Obiri had a nice win in the 3000m over Genzebe Dibaba. Guliyev, Manangoi and El Bakkali all won in the 200m, 1500m and 3000m respectively.
The biggest story going into the night was, of course, that Caster Semenya lost her hearing with the IAAF, so this would be her last time running middle distance without medication. Sure enough she won easily in 1:54.98, putting her 15th on the all-time list. She has insisted she's not going to take medication, but also states that she won't be retiring, so remains to be seen whether or not she'll move up to longer distances where the rules wouldn't apply. She tested the waters recently by winning the 5000m at the South-African championships in 16:05.97.
Anyway, hope there's enough interest in the thread to keep it going, but there seems to be a fair few athletics fans on here so I don't see any reason why there shouldn't be. Next stop will be Shanghai on Saturday, May 18th.