Kevin Mayer, Noah Lyles and Elaine Thompson are among the stars in action in the last Diamond League meet before the finals
The IAAF Diamond League heads to Paris on Saturday for the last meeting in the series before the finals in Zurich and Brussels.
Kevin Mayer, Noah Lyles, Elaine Thompson, Christian Taylor and Jakob Ingebrigtsen are among the entries, with the action to be held on a new Mondo track at the Stade Charlety.
France’s world decathlon record-holder Mayer will test his form on home soil in a ‘triathlon’ ahead of defending his title at the IAAF World Championships in Doha, contesting long jump, shot put and 110m hurdles events.
His compatriots Pierre-Ambroise Bosse, making a comeback after hamstring injury, Renaud Lavillenie and Pascal Martinot-Lagarde will respectively compete in the 800m, pole vault and 110m hurdles.
The 200m features 19.50 man Lyles against world champion Ramil Guliyev, while double Olympic champion Thompson goes in the 100m which also features world silver medallist Marie-Josée Ta Lou and world champion Dafne Schippers.
Among Taylor’s competition in the triple jump are Will Claye and Omar Craddock, while the women’s event features Yulimar Rojas and Olha Saladukha.
Both Jakob and Filip Ingebrigtsen contest the 1500m, while their fellow Norwegian Karsten Warholm goes up against Kyron McMaster in the 400m hurdles. Jamaica’s Natoya Goule is the fastest this season in the women’s 800m field.
Kenya’s Olympic and world champion Conseslus Kipruto returns after injury to race against Morocco’s Soufiane El Bakaali in the 3000m steeplechase.
Five athletes to have thrown over 22 metres this season, including Joe Kovacs, Michal Haratyk and Darlan Romani, go in the shot put, while Katerina Stefanidi, Sandi Morris, Jenn Suhr and Eliza McCartney contest the pole vault.
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