KARLSRUHE, Germany – Kim Collins of St. Kitts and Nevis and American Mike Rodgers will face-off at the first stop of the IAAF World Indoor Tour in Karlsruhe.
The February 6 event will see Rodgers, who was disqualified in Dusseldorf, trying to get back at winner and equal world-leader Collins.
The women’s 60m flat will be a re-run of the European Indoor Championships with Dafne Schippers and Dina Asher-Smith the leading contenders.
In the women’s 60m hurdles, world-leader at 7.83 Kendra Harrison and world indoor champion Nia Ali, European outdoor champion Tiffany Porter and world medallists Cindy Roleder and Alina Talay are in for a tight contest.
Another key clash on the in-field will see European champion Benjamin Compaore go head-to-head with world bronze medallist Nelson Evora in the triple jump.
In the middle distances, Adam Kszczot and Pierre-Ambroise Bosse will go head-to-head over 800m again while Augustine Choge and Caleb Ndiku, first and second in Dusseldorf, face Ethiopian sensation Yomif Kejelcha over 3000m.
Another big name on show for the German fans will be high jumper Ariane Friedrich who is on the comeback trail from injury and childbirth. She cleared 2.05m at this meet in 2009.