Dutch distance runner is amongst large names at star-studded two-day assembly in Oregon this week
After profitable three medals on the Tokyo Olympics, Sifan Hassan has caught her breath and is now eyeing up world information on the end-of-season conferences
This begins with an assault on Letesenbet Gidey’s world 5000m document of 14:06.62 on the Prefontaine Traditional in Eugene, Oregon, on Friday (August 20).
It is going to be the 28-year-old’s first race since she received 5000m and 10,000m golds plus 1500m bronze in Tokyo.
“A very long time in the past, I made a decision I wish to assault the 5000m world document in Eugene. It’s going to be arduous after all of the races in Tokyo,” stated Hassan, who additionally plans to assault Gidey’s world 10,000m document on the Diamond League in Brussels on September 3.
Friday night time on the Pre Traditional is devoted to distance operating however the competitors continues on Saturday (August 21) with the Wanda Diamond League occasions.
These embody a girls’s 100m that sees Sha’Carri Richardson, the US champion who missed the Olympics as a consequence of a hashish constructive, up in opposition to Olympic 100m and 200m champion Elaine Thompson-Herah and fellow Jamaicans Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson.
World champion Dina Asher-Smith goes within the girls’s 200m in opposition to Richardson and Allyson Felix.
The boys’s 100m, in the meantime, options Individuals Trayvon Bromell, Fred Kerley and Ronnie Baker along with Olympic 200m champion Andre De Grasse of Canada.
All three medallists within the Olympic shot put are additionally in motion once more with Ryan Crouser going through fellow American Joe Kovacs and New Zealander Tom Walsh.
Olympic 1500m one-two Religion Kipyegon and Laura Muir race once more on the re-built Hayward Discipline area, which is about to stage the World Championships subsequent 12 months.
Athing Mu, Keely Hodgkinson, Raevyn Rogers and Jemma Reekie, the highest 4 within the Olympic 800m remaining, are additionally set to conflict once more.
Athing Mu, Keely Hodgkinson and Raevyn Rogers will all race over 800m on the upcoming Eugene Diamond League 🔥
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As well as, the primary three within the Olympic 5000m remaining, Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda, Mohammed Ahmed of Canada and Paul Chelimo of america, are set to race over two miles.
Olympic 1500m champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen is in motion because the Norwegian leads the fields within the Bowerman Mile in a rematch with world champion Timothy Cheruiyot, the runner-up in Tokyo.
Britain’s Jake Heyward and 2016 Olympic champion Matt Centrowitz of america additionally run. There is no such thing as a Josh Kerr, although, because the Olympic 1500m bronze medallist has ended his season and gone on vacation to Las Vegas as a substitute.
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