Obiri, Kipruto confirmed for Monaco


Obiri, Kipruto confirmed for Monaco
Hellen Obiri wins at the Cross Internacional Juan Muguerza in Elgoibar (PHOTO/World Athletics/Asociación ANOC)

In Summary

  • Katarina Johnson-Thompson, the world champion in the heptathlon, will compete in the high jump, her best individual discipline. World 5000m champion Hellen Obiri of Kenya will race over that distance in the Principality
  • Obiri's compatriot Conseslus Kipruto, the world and Olympic champion in the 3000m steeplechase, will headline that event, always a popular fixture in Monaco

Organisers of the Herculis EBS Meeting have confirmed five more world champions who are set to compete at the Wanda Diamond League fixture in Monaco on 14 August.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson, the world champion in the heptathlon, will compete in the high jump, her best individual discipline. World 5000m champion Hellen Obiri of Kenya will race over that distance in the Principality.

Obiri’s compatriot Conseslus Kipruto, 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.

Organisers also announced the Noah Lyles, the world 200m champion, will headline his favourite event.

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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