The 2015 IAAF Diamond League gets underway next week in Asia, Doha on 15 May and Shanghai on 17 May, as once again the world’s best athletes will battle all season long in the series which offers a total of USD$8 million in prize money.
Their goal is to win a USD$40,000 cash prize, a spectacular Diamond Race Trophy created by one of the world's oldest jewellers and the unchallenged honour of being their event’s world No.1.
Spread across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the USA, the 14-meeting series began in 2010. Now in its sixth year, some of the world’s most successful athletes in the history of the IAAF Diamond League will be in action again in 2015.
Counting only disciplines that have been held as part of the Diamond Race, world and Olympic shot put champion Valerie Adams has the most victories of any athlete in the world. Her 24 wins have been spread across the past five seasons of the IAAF Diamond League, her first one coming at the Adidas Grand Prix in New York in June 2010.
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