He'll face Erik Sowinski, World bronze medalist Amel Tuka and countryman Marcin Lewandowski.
Also in the field is Dibaba's younger sister Anna and 2014 world indoor silver medalist Axumawit Embaye. There will be good 800 fields as well with Adam Kszczot, Erik Sowinski, Marcin Lewandowski and Mark English in the men's race and World champ Maryna Arzamasova and Euro 1500m champ Angelika Cichocka in the women’s.
Erik Sowinski won the 800 in 1:45.92 while Ben Blankenship (7:52.80) was 2nd in the 3K behind Ethiopia's Dejene Gonfa (7:51.99). Caroline Chepkurui took the steeple in 9:31; Tigst Assefa won the 800 (2:00.66)
*Justin Gatlin Clocks 10.02 Into A .4 m/s Headwind At Golden Grand Prix In Kawasaki, Japan
Sowinski will have his work cut out for him as he's up against Duane Solomon and Boris Berian. Matt Centrowitz is also in the field.
Erik Sowinski was 4th (1:47.39). Augustine Choge ran 7:43 to win a close 3000 over a good field including Yomif Kejelcha, Caleb Ndiku and Yenew Alamriew. In the jumps, Renaud Lavillenie jumped through a painful ankle to beat Shawn Barber with 5.91m. Cuba's Alexis Copello set a TJ WL at 16.99m.
Ireland's Mark English took victory in the 500 over Erik Sowinski while Mike Rodgers won the 100 in 10.11 over UK's CJ Ujah and Kim Collins and Nickel Ashmead took the 150m over Richard Kilty. *Full Results
Canada's Fiona Benson won the 1500 in 4:05.62 and Turkey's Ali Kaya took the 5000 (13:25). Russia's Konstantin Tolokoniknnikov won the men's 800 in 1:46.12 as Erik Sowinski was 3rd (1:46.91). *Full Results
"I am just excited to wear the red white and blue.”
Morocco's Yassine Bennsghir won the 1500 in 3:34.29 beating Silas Kiplagat by .53-seconds. Adam Kszczot won the 800 in 1:46.00 while Erik Sowinski was 6th (1:47.33). Jarius Birech beat Paul Kipsiele Koech in the steeple with 8:11. Renelle Lamote won the 800 in 1:59.99 while Sifan Hassan was 3rd (2:00.62). Sofia Ennaui won the 1500 in 4:05.64 with Heather Kampf running 4:06.29 for 3rd. Non-distance action included Bohdan Bondarenko taking the HJ in 2.36m, Allyson Felix winning the 400 (51.05), Kirani James winning in 45.15. *Full Results
She also won the 200 in 22.42 beating pros Phyllis Francis and English Gardner. Canada’s Andre DeGrasse won the men's 100 with a very wind-aided (4.0m/s) 9.87 and went on to run a legal 20.16 to win the 200, tying the Canadian NR. *MB: Prandini Oregon 10.92 Legal wind
Distance Results / Highlights: Brandon McBride Runs 1:46.28 To Beat Brandon Johnson And Erik Sowinski; Brenda Martinez 2:00.83
He made 3 attempts at a would-be WR of 2.44m, but missed. Ben Blankenship dominated the mile with 3:56.75, becoming the first person to break 4-minutes indoors on Irish soil. Erik Sowinski won the 800 (1:47.42). Asafa Powell was a DNS in the 60 as he tweaked his groin in warmups, while Tianna Bartoletta beat a field that included Carmelita Jeter in the women's 60. *Local Recap *Results
*All Entries Erik Sowinski, Mark English, Timothy Kitum, Andrew Osagie in 800, Matt Centrowitz, Bethwell Birgen, Nixson Chepseba, Lee Emanuel, Chris O'Hare, Ben Blankenship in 1500. Jenny Meadows and Charlene Lipsey in 800.
Eric Sowinski in the 800, Ben Blankenship and Ciaran O'Lionaird in the mile.
Marshall has a 1:48.43 800 PR and is the World Youth Olympic champ. Both his parents were elite 800 runners as his dad was an Olympian (1:43.92 PR) and his mom ran 2:00.81.
USA swept the top 6 places with Latavia Thomas, Kate Grace and Morgan Uceny 3-6. Kenya's Anthony Chemut won the 1000 in 2:18.20 as Ryan Gregson was 4th. Dorian Ulrey was the top American in 9th (2:19.69) as Elijah Greer was 10th, Erik Sowinski 12th, Mac Fleet 14th (2:21.18).
He cleared 2.39 to beat Russia's Ivan Ukhov (2.33). In distance action, Dawit Seyaum PRd by almost 10-seconds and set an Ethiopian junior record to win the 1500 in 3:59.53, Mohammed Aman beat Abubaker Kaki by .03 to win in 1:45.58 as Erik Sowinski was 5th (1:46.95), and Albert Rop won the 5K in 13:14. Morocco's Sadik Mikhou won the 1500 in 3:34.36 beating a field that included Aman Wote; Hiwot Ayalew took the steeple (9:24). Other event results included Kim Collins in the 100 (10.13) and Lolo Jones in the 100H (12.74) over Kristi Castlin (2nd) and Kellie Wells (6th).
Rupp will face a deep field including Leonard Komon, Sam Chelanga, World bronze medalist Paul Tanui, Olympic 5th placer Bedan Karoki, and sub-27 men Kenneth Kipkemboi, Emmanuel Bett. It was also announced that Mary Cain will race the 800 against Chanelle Price and Maggie Vessey. The men's "B" 800 has Erik Sowinski, Tyler Mulder, Charles Jock, Elijah Greer and Michael Rutt.
The top 100m man in the world for sure right now. In the 800 Andrew Olivier ran 1:44.88 to beat Erik Sowinski (1:45.68) as Teng Haining set a Chinese NR in 4th palce (1:46.32). Paul Kipsiele Koech won the steeple in 8:06.04 and Rababe Arafi the 1500 in 4:02.71 over Gudaf Tsegay (4:02.83). Ana Simic improved her HJ world-lead to 1.98m and Brianna Rollins ran 12.58 in the 100H to tie the world lead. Veronica Campbell-Brown won the 100 (11.14).
*MB: Gatlin 9.86 in Beijing, 2014