Muir said, "I have no concerns about Dave McHenry and was hugely impressed when I met him, but after some reflection we have decided not to start working with him as planned and not to pursue this relationship further."
*Original Daily Mail Article: "Athletics Stunned By Laura Muir's Alberto Salazar Link As British Ace Makes Surprise Decision To Work With A Coach At NOP" Muir's coach Andy Young said it was his idea to hire McHenry and that he wasn't exclusively an NOP coach.
*MB: Laura Muir working with NOP
Also Noah Lyles and Christina Manning vs Sharika Nelvis in the hurdles.
Barshim will be up against World Indoor champ Danil Lysenko, the first person to beat him since 2016.
Men's field includes Leonard Langat (59:18), Albert Kangogo (59:25) and Amdework Waleglegn (27:36 for 10K). The women's race has Joyce Chepkirui (66:19), Dubai Marathon champ Roza Dereje (2:19:17) and Ababel Yeshaneh (67:21).
Last year he won in 2:06:10, but this year he'll only have the fifth best PB on the start line. Among those he'll face are former World silver medalist Yemane Adhane (2:04:48 PB from 2012) and Eliud Kiptanui (2:05:21). The women's race will be a duel between Amane Gobena (2:21:51) and Ruth Chepngetich (2:06:06).
She'll face challenges from former World silver medalist Sharon Cherop and a slew of other sub-2:30 women. The men's race is lead by Kenya's Jafred Chirchir Kipchumba (2:05:48) and Ethiopia's Girmay (2:05:48).
They face tough fields though as the men's race also has Justus Kangogo (59:31) and Josphat Tanui (59:22) while the women's includes Joan Melly Chelimo (65:37) and Worknesh Degefa (66:14).