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The Diamond League, an oasis in the parched desert that is the global athletics calendar, will reconvene Saturday in Stockholm, Sweden. Seventeen events are on tap including 100m, 200m, and 400m sprints, field events as well as 100m and 400m hurdles. For distance fans, there are several middle-distance races featuring some top names.
In the men’s 800m Donavan Brazier (1:42.34) of the US and Canadian Marco Arop, who just ran a new personal best of 1:44.14 are entered. Brazier earned gold in the 2019 Doha World Athletics Championships. He is the national record holder for the event.
Six sub-four-minute women are entered into the 1500m event, led by Kenyan Faith Kipyegon with her personal best of 3:54.22, which is the national record. Scottish record holder Laura Muir is entered with her best of 3:55.22 as the closest challenger.
Twenty-six-year-old Kipyegon is the defending Olympic champion from Rio. She is also the gold medallist from the 2017 London World Athletics Championships.
Kenyan Timothy Cheruiyot leads the men’s 1500m race with a personal best of 3:28.41 set two years ago in Monaco. He has already run nearly that fast this year with a 3:28:45 at the same meet. He will have his hands full with Norweigan Jakob Ingebrigtsen who enters with a best of 3:28.68, which he ran Aug 14 at the Monaco Diamond League meet.
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