LetsRun.com Favorites for the Diamond League Finals

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by LetsRun.com
August 29, 2018

You can still enter our Running Warehouse $20,018 Prediction Contest for Thursday and Friday’s Diamond League finals here but we’ve taken our first crack at tabulating the votes and coming up with favorites for the finals.

There are heavy favorites in a few events (Caster Semenya rightfully leads the way, but Noah Lyles and Emmanuel Korir are big favorites as well), but expect tight battles in the men’s  100, men’s 400, men’s 5000, men’s 400m hurdles, men’s steeple, and the women’s 5000.

All the women’s running events except for the women’s 5000 have someone predicted by more than  74% of the voters to win. American Shelby Houlihan has come a long way as she had never won a Diamond League event until this year but now is a 74% favorite.

Votes below.  Enter the prediction contest here.

Who will win the
Men’s 100m?
Ronnie Baker USA49%
Christian Coleman USA46.5%
Michael Rodgers USA1.8%
Isiah Young USA1%
Reece Prescod GBR1%
Akani Simbine RSA0.8%

Who will win the
Men’s 200m?
Noah Lyles USA96.7%
Ramil Guliyev TUR3%
Aaron Brown CAN0.3%

Who will win the
Men’s 400m?
Fred Kerley USA54.6%
Steven Gardiner BAH42.1%
Paul Dedewo USA1.5%
Nathan Strother USA0.8%
Matthew Hudson-Smith GBR0.8%
Other0.3%

Who will win the
Men’s 800m?
Emmanuel Kipkurui Korir KEN96.7%
Clayton Murphy USA1.5%
Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich KEN0.8%
Wyclife Kinyamal KEN0.5%
Other0.3%
Jonathan Kitilit KEN0.3%

Who will win the
Men’s 1500?
Timothy Cheruiyot KEN80.6%
Elijah Motonei Manangoi KEN17.4%
Jakob Ingebrigtsen NOR1.8%
Ayanleh Souleiman DJI0.3%

Who will win the
Men’s 5000m?
Yomif Kejelcha ETH35.9%
Selemon Barega ETH30.1%
Paul Chelimo USA20.7%
Muktar Edris ETH6.1%
Abadi Hadis ETH3.5%
Getaneh Molla ETH1.8%
Stanley Waithaka Mburu KEN0.5%
Richard Yator KEN0.5%
Cyrus Rutto KEN0.3%
Hagos Gebrhiwet ETH0.3%
Stewart Mcsweyn AUS0.3%
Ben True USA0.3%

Who will win the
Men’s 110 m Hurdles?
Sergey Shubenkov ANA89.6%
Orlando Ortega ESP7.3%
Ronald Levy JAM1.3%
Devon Allen USA1%
Pascal Martinot-Lagarde FRA0.5%
Hansle Parchment JAM0.3%

Who will win the
Men’s 400 m Hurdles?
Karsten Warholm NOR52%
Kyron Mcmaster IVB46.5%
Yasmani Copello TUR0.8%
TJ Holmes USA0.8%

Who will win the
Men’s Steeplechase?
Soufiane El Bakkali MAR45.3%
Evan Jager USA30%
Conseslus Kipruto KEN23.9%
Benjamin Kigen KEN0.5%
Chala Beyo ETH0.3%

Who will win the
Women’s 100m?
Marie-Jose Ta Lou CIV77.8%
Dina Asher-Smith GBR18.1%
Murielle Ahoure CIV2.2%
Dafne Schippers NED1.5%
Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor NGR0.5%

Who will win the
Women’s 200m?
Shaunae Miller-Uibo BAH92%
Dafne Schippers NED3.9%
Shericka Jackson JAM2.2%
Jenna Prandini USA1.9%

Who will win the
Women’s 400m?
Salwa Eid Naser BRN94.9%
Phyllis Francis USA2.2%
Shakima Wimbley USA1.5%
Stephenie Ann Mcpherson JAM1.2%
Courtney Okolo USA0.2%

Who will win the
Women’s 800m?
Caster Semenya RSA98.3%
Francine Niyonsaba BDI0.7%
Ajee Wilson USA0.7%
Natoya Goule JAM0.2%

Who will win the
Women’s 1500?
Shelby Houlihan USA74%
Sifan Hassan NED15.6%
Gudaf Tsegay ETH6.8%
Laura Muir GBR2.4%
Jenny Simpson USA1.2%

Who will win the
Women’s 5000m?
Hellen Obiri KEN47.7%
Sifan Hassan NED38.9%
Genzebe Dibaba ETH10.9%
Agnes Jebet Tirop KEN1.5%
Letesenbet Gidey ETH0.7%
Caroline Chepkoech Kipkirui KEN0.2%

Who will win the
Women’s 100 m Hurdles?
Kendra Harrison USA79.8%
Brianna McNeal USA18.2%
Danielle Williams JAM1%
Sharika Nelvis USA0.7%
Dawn Harper-Nelson USA0.2%

Who will win the
Women’s 400 m Hurdles?
Shamier Little USA84.1%
Dalilah Muhammad USA9.3%
Janieve Russell JAM5.6%
Georganne Moline USA0.7%
Lea Sprunger SUI0.2%

Who will win the
Women’s Steeplechase?
Beatrice Chepkoech KEN94.4%
Emma Coburn USA2.4%
Courtney Frerichs USA2.2%
Hyvin Kiyeng KEN1%


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