This year the Colorful Daegu Pre-Championships will part of the newly formed IAAF World Challenge, as series of 13 one-day invitational meetings. The 2010 Colorful Daegu Pre-Championships Meeting as a precursor event to the 2011 IAAF World Championships to be held in Daegu.
19 May 2010 (Wed), 18:20~21:30, Daegu Stadium
16 Events (8 Men's and 8 Women's/11 Track & 5 Field Events)
Participants: 200 Athletes and Officals from 30 Member Federations
Daegu a southeastern inland city on the Korean Peninsula positioned at 35 degrees 52 minutes North and 128 degrees 36 minutes East. Daegu lies at an elevation of 40.69 meters above sea level.
- Longitude 128°36′
- North latitude 35˚ 52'
- 40.69m above the sea level.
19 May 2010: Complete results from the 6th Colorful Daegu Pre-Championships Meeting – IAAF World Challenge Meeting in Daegu on Wednesday.
Usain Bolt of Jamaica was among the highlights at the meeting as the triple Qorld and Olympic sprint champion and World Record holder bolted to victory in the men's 100m in a world-leading 9.86seconds. ...more
20 May 2010: DAEGU (KOR, May 19): 40 000 saw Usain Bolt in his first 100 m of the year clocking world leading and meet record 9.86 (+0.1) in nearly wind-less conditions. At 6th Daegu Colorful meet (IAAF World Challenge) he said after the race that this year is not for breaking records. "There is a high possibility of me setting a new world record next year," he was quoted. It was his 18th legal sub 10 of the career since 2008 when he took the 100 m seriously. His relay team-mate Michael Frater was second (10.15) ahead of US sprinters leaded by Mike Rodgers (10.18). In the 200 m it changed, US Ryan Bailey beat Jamaican Marvin Anderson (20.58-20.59). In women US-JAM duel Carmelita Jeter won the 100 m (11.00, -0.3) over Veronica Campbell-Brown (11.05). Besides Bolt world lead another one by David Oliver at 110 m hurdles in 13.11 (-0.2) over world record holder Dayron Robles (13.26) who debuted into the season. It was first loss for Robles in healthy situation since Lausanne meet in September 2008. World champion Ryan Brathwaite way back 5th in a tie (13.67). Virginia Crawford won the 100 m hurdles in close duel over Lolo Jones (12.77 - 12.78). More US wins on the track by Angelo Taylor (400 m, 45.21) and Bianca Knight (200 m, 22.92). World champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi won the 800 m (1:45.60), in women race world leader Kenia Sinclair beats olympic winner Pamela Jelimo of Kenya (2:00.51 vs. 2:01.52). Kenyan Elijah Chelimo was the best in steeple (8:14.59). In technical events the best level in women hammer where German 2007 world champ Betty Heidler got 75.28 and reigning world winner Anita Wlodarczyk was only fourth (71.86). Between them Tatyana Lysenko (72.36) and Kathrin Klaas (72.12). Yulia Golubchikova made far low Doha outing with a pole vault win (465) and Funmi Jimoh was clear long jump first placer (668, with Carolina Kluft 5th, 629). In two men technical events Igor Janik of Poland won the javelin (80.46) and Randy Lewis of Grenada the triple jump (17.01, -1.6). The meet, broadcast live in 3-D, was enjoyed by Seoul citizens on large television screens in city center plazas. Daegu will host the 2011 IAAF World Championships.
20 May 2010: It may not have been the "very fast time" he had confidently predicted, but Usain Bolt's 100 metres victory in 9.86 sec in Daegu, South Korea, was still comfortably quick enough to propel him to top of the world rankings on Wednesday. ...more
Several Caribbean athletes won their events at the Colorful Daegu Pre-Championships Meeting 2009 yesterday at Daegu Stadium in South Korea. ...more
The city is located in south-eastern Korea about 80km inside from seacoast, near the Geumho River and its mainstream Nakdong River in Gyeongsang-do, also called the Yeongnam region. The Daegu basin, where the city lies, is the middle part and rare plain of that region. It made the city the region's center of politics, economy, and culture.
Daegu has a humid subtropical climate. The mountains that comprise the basin trap hot and humid air. Similarly, in winter, cold air lies in the basin. The area receives little precipitation except during the rainy season of summer, and is sunny throughout much of the year. Data gathered since 1961 indicate that the mean temperature for January, the coldest month in Daegu, is -0.7°C and that for August, the warmest month, is 26.3°C.