Fresh off a great run at the U.S. Champs, Evan Jager, Donn Cabral and Dan Huling face a stacked steeple field led by '14 world #1 Jairus Birech and world/Olympic champ Ezekiel Kemboi. Taoufik Makhloufi, who ran 2:13.08 for 1,000 on Wednesday, takes on stalwarts Ayanleh Souleiman and Silas Kiplagat.
Can Ayana (14:14 pb from Shanghai in May) or Dibaba (14:18i pb from Stockholm in February) take down Tirunesh Dibaba's seven-year-old world record of 14:11.15? Behind them, the race contains the top four finishers from World XC and the top 7 fastest women over 5k in '15.