Excellent results in sprints, a lot of surprises and a fight not only with rivals, but also with unpredictable weather. Poznan Athletics Grand Prix for many athletes was an important opening of the season.
The first part of the meeting in favorable, although windy, weather was filled with sprint and hurdle races. In particular, the most valuable results of the meeting were achieved by Emile Erasmus from South Africa, who equaled Kim Collins' stadium record in the 100m (10.14), Pia Skrzyszowska with the fifth historic time among Polish women in the 100m hurdles (12.68), Imani Lansiquot with the women's 100m record (11.15), and Anna Kielbasinska with the stadium record and an even life in the 300m (36.34). A surprise came from Brendan Rodney of Canada ahead of Yohan Blake in the 200m run with a time of 20.55.
The weather was less kind to middle-distance runners, female athletes competing in the 2000m run with obstacles, and athletes in technical competitions. Piotr Lisek only needed a height of 5.41 to win, while Toni Keranen won the javelin throw with a distance of 79.37. The Polish favorite to win this competition, Marcin Krukowski withdrew after the second round.
The Poznan audience could also applaud the performances of the para-athletes. They competed for the second time at Golęcin in the shot put and 100m run. The meeting ended with the struggles of amateurs. Members of Poznań running teams competed in the 10 x 400 meter relay race. The race has already become a tradition of the Poznan event, and the laurel of the winners went this time to the Maratonczyk Poznan group.