The IAAF today announced the schedule for the 2019 IAAF World Challenge, its second-tier series of meetings that will take place in nine cities in nine countries on three continents.
Beginning with the Jamaica International Invitational in Kingston on 4 May, the series then travels to Bragança Paulista near Sao Paolo two weeks later before crossing the Pacific to Osaka for the Seiko Golden Grand Prix.
After a brief break, the series resumes in Europe with stops at some of the most famous competitions on the continent, including the Fanny Blankers Koen Games in Hengelo, the Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku and Ostrava's Golden Spike.
4 May - Jamaica International Invitational, Kingston (National Stadium), JAM
18 May - Grande Premio Brasil de Atletismo, Bragança Paulista (National Training Centre), BRA
19 May - Seiko Golden Grand Prix Osaka, Osaka (Nagai Stadium), JPN
9 Jun - FBK Games, Hengelo (Blankers-Koen Stadion), NED
11 Jun - Paavo Nurmi Games, Turku (Paavo Nurmi), FIN
20 Jun - Ostrava Golden Spike, Ostrava (Mestský Stadion), CZE
7 Jul - Meeting Madrid, Madrid (new stadium, yet to be named), ESP
1 Sep - ISTAF Berlin, Berlin (Olympiastadion), GER
3 Sep - IWC Zagreb, Zagreb (Sports Park Mladost), CRO