Kipyegon, Kipruto feature in Florence Diamond League Action

Kipyegon, Kipruto feature in Florence Diamond League Action

 Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon, in brilliant form after a commanding win in the 800m at the previous Wanda Diamond League meeting in Doha, features in a 1500m field that also has Sifan Hassan Hassan

Faith Kipyegon

World champion Conseslus Kipruto,Morocco’s bronze medallist Soufiane El Bakkali and fourth-placed Getnet Wale are part of a formidable  steeplechase line-up  featuring three of the first four from the 2019 World Championships podium from Doha as the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea, a Wanda Diamond League meeting, takes place in Florence on Thursday.

 Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon, in brilliant form after a commanding win in the 800m at the previous Wanda Diamond League meeting in Doha, features in a 1500m field that also has Sifan Hassan Hassan who improved the world 10,000m record to 29:06.82c on Sunday only for it to be broken two days later. This race will also include  European champion Laura Muir, who is undefeated outdoors this year at this distance.

Uganda’s world 5000m record-breaker Joshua Cheptegei heads a stacked 5000m field that includes seven sub-13-minute men, among them the Ethiopian duo of world champion Muktar Edris and Hagos Gebrhiwet, as well as the Norwegian boy wonder Jakob Ingebrigtsen, European champion but yet to prove he can mix it with the world’s very best over this distance. This is his opportunity

 

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