After riveting in Doha and Birmingham, the athletic caravan is now ready for the Eugene Diamond League, commonly known as the Prefontaine Classic, which is scheduled to take place on May 27-28.
Hayward Field is poised to host the crème de la crème of athletics while intense rivalries promise to make the Eugene Diamond League a humdinger.
The women’s events are the two miles, 5,000m, high jump, long jump, 100m, discus, 100m hurdles, 1,500m, 800m, 3,000m steeplechase and the 200m events.
Men’s events include the 5,000m, 1,500m, pole vault, 400m hurdles, 5,000m, 400m, shot put, 100m and the Bowerman Mile race.
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All eyes will be on Elaine Thompson-Herah in the women’s 100m, a happy hunting ground for the athlete. It was at Hayward Field that Thompson-Herah set a personal best in the 2021 edition of the Diamond League. She’ll be up against Sha’Carri Richardson, Dina Asher-Smith and the likes of Shericka Jackson.
In the women’s 200m, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will set fire to the lanes alongside Mujinga Kambundji and Shaunae Miller.
Armand Mondo Duplantis will attempt to break the 6.15 meter mark in the men’s pole vault while Jakob Ingebrigtsen will be desperate to retain the Bowerman Mile race winning title.
Sifan Hassan will be the one to watch out for in the women’s 5,000m as she faces a tough challenge from Francine Niyonsaba, who is keen to set a world record.
USA’s Fred Kerley, Christian Coleman, Noah Lyles and Andre De Grasse compete in the men’s 100m. The notable absentee is Tokyo Olympic champion Marcell Jacobs, who has withdrawn from the Eugene Diamond League due to a muscle injury.
Eugene Diamond League event timings
The Eugene Diamond League begins on Friday, May 27th with the women’s two mile race and events resume on Saturday, May 28th.
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May 27 (all times in PST)
8:55 p.m.: Women’s two mile
21:12: 5,000m women
9:35 p.m.: 5000 m men
28th of May
12:20 p.m.: Women’s high jump
12:29: 1,500m men
12:33 p.m .: Women’s long jump
12:56 p.m.: Men’s pole vault
1:04 p.m.: Men’s 400 m hurdles
1:10 p.m.: 5,000 m men
1:33 p.m.: 100 m women
1:38 p.m.: Dicus of the women
1:43 p.m.: Women’s 100-meter hurdles
1:49 p.m.: 1,500 m women
2:00 p.m.: 400 m men
2:04 p.m .: shot put men
14:06: 800m women
2:14 p.m.: Women’s 3,000m steeplechase
2:33 p.m.: 200 m women
14:39: Bowerman Mile
2:52 p.m.: 100 m men
When and where to watch Eugene Diamond League and live streaming details
The official Diamond League YouTube channel will stream the events live.
Several stations will have live coverage of the Eugene Diamond League.
Wanda Diamond League YouTube/Facebook: Bhutan, Bolivia, Chile, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Mongolia, Myanmar, South Korea, North Korea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Sri Lanka, Uruguay, Venezuela.
NBC Sports, USATF TV+ / RunnerSpace +PLUS, Peacock Premium: USA
BBC: UK, Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man
Flow Sports: West Indies
Fox Sports: Australia
Sky Germany: Germany
Supersport: African continent
Viacom 18: India
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The live results of the Prefontaine Classic are also updated on the Diamond League official site.
Social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter are also regularly updated.
Eugene Diamond League ticket details
Diamond League tickets are available on GoDucks. Fans can download the app and buy tickets.
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