Noah Lyles, who for at least minutes believed he had broken Usain Bolt’s world 200m record, is down to take another shot at it soon.
Lyles, at July’s 9 Weltklasse Zurich Inspiration Games, stopped the clock in 18.90 seconds, only to find out later he ran 15 metres short of 200m. Bolt’s record is 19.19s.
The next stop for the American will be at the Herculis EBS meeting on 14 August.
Again, Lyles, the world 200m champion, will headline the men’s half-lap event.
British Katarina Johnson-Thompson, the world champion in the heptathlon, will compete in the high jump, her best individual discipline.
Kenyan Hellen Obiri, the world champion in the 5000m, will race over that distance in the Principality.
Conseslus Kipruto of Kenya, the world and Olympic champion in the 3000m steeplechase, will headline that event, always a popular fixture in Monaco.
Another middle-distance star announced is Halimah Nakaayi of Uganda, the surprise 800m champion in Doha last year.
Others on the slate include world pole vault record-holder Armand Duplantis; Laura Muir of Great Britain, who will race over 1000m; and Germany’s Konstanze Klosterhalfen, the European indoor 5000m record-holder.
All three of Norway’s Ingebrigtsen brothers, Henrik, Filip and Jakob, are also on the slate. It wasn’t immediately announced which distance they would race.
The men’s programme includes both the 1500m and 5000m.
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