Wanda Diamond League – Release 

Mondo Duplantis, Elaine Thompson-Herah, Timothy Cheruiyot and Hellen Obiri are among the star names who will grace the track at Doha’s Qatar Sports Club in the final Wanda Diamond League meeting of the season this Friday.

Ten Olympic medallists from Rio 2016 and 17 World Championship medallists will star at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Doha on Friday 25 September 2020.

Across a high quality programme, event highlights are expected to include the men’s pole vault and 1500m, and the women’s 100m and 3000m.

In the men’s pole vault, world record holder Mondo Duplantis (Sweden) – World Championships silver medallist in Doha last year – will again be the one to watch.

Having set an outright world record of 6.18m at the World Indoor Tour meeting in Glasgow in February, he is now officially the best vaulter in history following his incredible 6.15m clearance at the Wanda Rome Diamond League on 17 September. His outdoor best exceeds Sergey Bubka’s previous record of 6.14m which stood for a remarkable 26 years.

Duplantis is joined in Doha by reigning world champion Sam Kendricks (USA), in addition to London 2012 Olympic gold medallist Renaud Lavillenie (France).

The men’s 1500m includes Olympic and world 3000mSC champion Conseslus Kipruto (Kenya), world silver medallists over 5000m Selemon Barega and 3000mSC Lamecha Girma (both Ethiopia), and world 3000mSC bronze medallist Soufiane El Bakkali (Morocco).

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