A look ahead to the Rabat Diamond League meeting, with Lynsey Sharp, Almaz Ayana, LaShawn Merritt and Caterine Ibarguen among those in action
The IAAF Diamond League series moves on to Rabat for the first time on Sunday (May 22), with Britain’s Lynsey Sharp plus Almaz Ayana, LaShawn Merritt and Caterine Ibarguen among those in action in Morocco’s capital city.
The Meeting International Mohammed VI has replaced the New York Diamond League meeting and is this year the third event in the 14-meet series.
European and Commonwealth medallist Sharp races over 800m for the first time this summer and will form part of a top field also including world champion Maryna Arzamasava, who opens her season, plus world indoor champion Francine Niyonsaba, world leader Caster Semenya, Eunice Sum and Sharp’s fellow Briton Shelayna Oskan-Clarke.
World champion Ayana competes over 5000m after her Doha 3000m win in a world-leading 8:23.11, while fellow Doha winner Merritt will hope for further success in a 400m race which features Britain’s Rabah Yousif.
The dominant Ibarguen and world indoor triple jump champion Yulimar Rojas go head-to-head, while Britain’s Dan Bramble is among the long jump entrants and Bohdan Bondarenko goes up against Britain’s Robbie Grabarz, Gianmarco Tamberi and Erik Kynard in the high jump.
David Oliver and Orlando Ortega contest the 110m hurdles and Jairus Birech goes in the steeplechase. The men’s 800m field includes world medalist Amel Tuka, Olympic 1500m champion Taoufik Makhloufi and Olympic silver medallist Nijel Amos.
Carmelita Jeter and Blessing Okagbare are among those in 100m action, while Valerie Adams contests the shot put.
Entry lists can be found here.
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