Rudisha chasing fast 800 m
STOCKHOLM (SWE): Bauhaus Galan at historical Olympic stadium ends the June part of the IAAF Diamond League. Next meet Herculis in Monaco will be held only after European Championships.
Top highlights include David Rudisha in the 800m, Kendra Harrison over the hurdles with Ruth Jebet going for fast women steeple, possibly close to global maximum. Spectators will also wait for comeback of Susanna Kallur.
Event by event
100m: Open contest but Meite and Harvey clocked sub 10 this year already.
800m: One of top races with Rudisha against Aman, Kszczot and Bosse. WL 1:43.37 the target.
5000m: Edris leads the DR and is also World leader. Who can beat him?
400mH: Batman Jackson returns as MR holder in first race since Pre. Tinsley leads DR.
PV: Another clash Lavillenie vs Barber. They want to attack Kendricks´s WL 592.
TJ: Taylor is the clear favorite.
JT: Rohler so far won 4 from 5 meets this year. Yego, Ihab but also Vesely is back.
200m: Asher-Smith is there with best PB, but Facey has top SB.
400m: Williams-Mills the favorite, but Bundy-Davies showed great shape in Geneva.
1500m: Can Muir be there with African favorites Seyaoum and Obiri?
Steeple: Jebet for WR?
100mH: Kendra Harrison aims for another fast time, MR of Devers is 12.42.
HJ: Licwinko and Beitia, but Rossit is the surprise World leader.
LJ: Spanovic leads the DR, but Reese, Bartoletta and Nettey with Stratton should be noted too.
DT: Perkovic and her aim to improve the meet record (her own) 68.77.