2014 Herculis Monaco - Monaco Diamond League

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Monaco
July 18, 2014

The tenth stop of the 2014 DL track and field circuit.

The world record of 3:26.00 remains safe, but the much-hyped men’s 1,500 delivered, producing one of the greatest races in the history of the event.

Eunice Sum came in having won 14 in a row. Sum ran the 2nd fastest time of her life - and lost - to an American. Congrats Ajee Wilson.

This was historically good and brought back memories of the fantastic men's 800 Olympic final from 2012. The 800 is now a "must-watch" event.

Molly Huddle lowered her American record and Genzebe Dibaba got the world leading win.

Monaco is more than a distance meet as there were world-leaders in the women's 100 and men's 200. Evan Jager was in the men's steeplechase but he struggled over the final 400 and only finished sixth.

This year's meet should be titled "The Greatest 3 Hours in Track & Field." In addition to a dream 800 and a world record attempt in the 1500, Evan Jager seems poised to take down the AR in the men's steeple. Might there also be an AR in the women's 5000 where Americans Molly Huddle, Shannon Rowbury, Kim Conley and Jordan Hasay will take on Genzebe Dibaba. The women's 800 is loaded as Ajee Wilson, Laura Roesler and Molly Beckwith-Ludlow battle Eunice Sum. There's also Tyson Gay and Justin Gatlin against Panama's Alonso Edward in the 200 and a high jump featuring five of the top 12 jumpers of all time.  *IAAF Preview

 

WTW: Alan Webb's 3:46.91 Would Have Gotten 8th in Monaco, Ajee Wilson the Present and Future, Tons of USA PRs in Europe and the LRC Singlet

Men's 800: What a race: David Rudisha looks for revenge against Nijel Amos and Mo Aman + Duane Solomon

What a race - Amos, Aman and Rudisha. Six weeks ago, Rudisha wasn't ready. Now it looks like he is.  Will Rudisha ready to get revenge?

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Men's 1,500: Can Asbel Kiprop Get The World Record? Will He Even Win Against A Loaded Field?

Kiprop ran 3:27.72 here last year and after a 1:43.34 800 in Paris two weeks ago, he's ready to take a run at the world record. Can he do it? Will he even win the race? He'll face stiff competition against Ayanleh Souleiman and Silas Kiplagat, while Americans Matt Centrowitz and Leo Manzano look to PR. Plus 18-year-old Kenyan Ronald Kwemoi challenges the world junior record *MB: Will the 1500 World Record be broken in Monaco?

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