Diamond League drops 5000M races


The IAAF  announced a plan to revamp the Diamond League there will be 24 events at each meet -- 12 for men and 12 for women.

The 5,000 meters was one of the events cut, leaving the 3,000 as the longest race on the schedule. The 10,000 meters had already been dropped from the Diamond League.

We made the decision to reduce the 5,000m distance to a 3,000m distance based on clear market feedback from the broadcasters and fans. 

 Some meets will still have the 5000M but it will not be a Diamond League points event 



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