2016 Weltklasse Zürich - Zürich IAAF Diamond League Track and Field

September 01, 2016
Zürich, Switzerland

LRC RRW: Five Women Doing the Zurich/Fifth Avenue Double

A race in Zurich, a flight to NYC and another race in less than 48-hours for Jenny Simpson, Emma Coburn, Kate Grace, Laura Muir and Stephanie Garcia.

World Athletics:

Some great matchups include a re-run of the women's Olympic 800 final, Laura Muir vs Faith Kipyegon in the 1500, Ruth Jebet vs Hyvin Kiyeng and Emma Coburn in the steeple and a deep men's 5K.

LRC Zürich DL Final Preview: Evan Jager, Paul Chelimo & The Americans Chase Sub-13:00, Laura Muir & Faith Kipyegon Battle One Last Time and Semenya & Jebet Aim to Close Out Historic Seasons

2016 has been a great year for track and field with 10 different WRs falling. 2016 Zürich looks like a spectacular way to sign off the season for half of the events. Ryan Hill, Hassan Mead and Bernard Lagat are the other Americans in the 5,000, while Jenny Simpson and Shannon Rowbury will square off once again over 1500 meters. The sprints/field action is loaded as well. Highlights include a stacked women's 200 (Schippers, Felix, Thompson), Keni Harrison in the 100 hurdles and the men's shot put and pole vault.
*MB: Official 2016 Zürich DL Live Discussion Thread

LRC RRW: Kate Grace Aims To Cap Triumphant Year With Fast Time In Zurich

After feeling a lot of pressure at and ahead of Rio, Grace wants to have fun with the last few races of her season and will start by trying to beat some of the 7-women who finished in front of her in Rio.

World Athletics:

Renaud Lavillenie (pole vault), Dafne Schippers (200m), Keni Harrison (100m hurdles), Ivana Spanovic (long jump) and Sandra Perkovic (discus) already have their events won, but the women's 1500, 800 and men's 5000 have come down to a final showdown.
*Zurich Provisional Entry Lists

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