Warholm, the new 400 hurdles world record holder, Hassan and Yulimar will be at the Herculis meeting. Peleteiro, Katir, Arce, Guerrero and Sanchez-Escribano, Spanish.
The Herculis meeting in Monaco, the Diamond’s most ‘exclusive’ event, will once again have a luxury poster this year. Norwegian Karsten Warholm will be there this Friday, leading a large bunch of stars, who in Oslo achieved the new world record of 400 hurdles (46.70) and will run for the last time before the Tokyo Games.
The atomic Viking will face the two-time diamond winner Kyron McMaster on a track that he defines as “very fast”, which invites us to think, why not, in another great brand . Veloz is also the Dutch Sifan Hassan, who at the Luis II stadium, venue of the meeting, broke the world record for the mile two years ago with 4: 12.33 and will star in the 1,500 (test in which she recently scored 3: 53.63, better chrono of the season). Kenyan Kipyegon is the main obstacle between her and victory.
The Venezuelan Yulimar Rojas will be in a triple that will also feature the Galician Peleteiro, a training partner in Iván Pedroso’s group. In the 100 meter dash, the spotlights will be on the American Trayvon Bromell, leader of the year in with his 9.77 registered in Florida. Canadian De Grasse, South African Simbine and compatriot Ronnie Baker will try to unseat him.
Other luminaries of the event will be the Greek Stefanidi, the American Sandi Morris and the Russian Sidorova, on pole, and the Cuban Echevarría, the Hellenic Tentoglou and the Jamaican Gayle, current world gold medalist, in long jump. The Spanish contingent, apart from the aforementioned Peleteiro, is made up of Mohamed Katir, who is in a position to try to beat the national record, and Esther Guerrero, in 1,500, and Irene Sánchez-Escribano and Daniel Arce, in 3,000 obstacles.