Yep, check out the women's 100. There is a separate thread here on that race but I didn't look hard to find it.
GBR ASHER-SMITH, Dina, x, 10.83
USA DANIELS, Teahna, 11.54, 10.83
NZL HOBBS, Zoe, 10.97, 10.97
JAM JACKSON, Shericka, 10.82, 10.71
USA, JEFFERSON, Melissa, 11.16, 10.82
USA RICHARDSON, Sha'Carri,x, 10.72
USA STEINER, Abby, 11.19, 10.90
USA, TERRY, Twanisha, 11.05, 10.82
1. Jackson 2. Richardson 3. Asher-Smith 4. Daniels 5. Terry 6. Jefferson 7. Steiner 8. Hobbs
Correction to above:
Richardson two 100 results this season but neither are wind legal but both are impressive.
10.57 (+4.1) & 10.75 (+2.8)
Couple notable withdrawals:
Samba (400H) - hurt again!? Sad
O Chelimo (3,000) - just signed with On, hopefully not injured
Kipkorir Kimeli, Kejelcha (3000) - makes sense after Road to Records to withdraw
Sedjati and Moula (800) - both now have top agents and good to see on the circuit immediately
Welteji, Hull, Koko, Hailus, Haylom (W 1500) - deep field! Haylom seems like the next monster talent training with Tsegay
Aregawi (3000) - didn’t know he was in, also interested in Munguti (storming leg at World XC)
Aussies come as package deals?
What is the 4:08 Sarah Billings doing in that 1500m? And 7:59 Callum Davies doing in the 3000m? Can stay in Australia to get competition with those times.
Streaming or cable best place to watch the meet ?
Peacock I'd expect
The Doha Diamond League - Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix will be broadcast live from Doha, Qatar on Friday, May 5 via multiple outlets worldwide. In the United States the broadcast will be available on tv & online Peacock Premium online and CNBC on delay for cable/satellite subscribers.
This will not be a popular opinion, for sure, but based on how she is running this season I'll go with SCR FTW over Jackson.
My predictions -
1. Richardson 2. Jackson 3. Asher-Smith 4. Terry 5. Daniels 6. Jefferson 7. Hobbs 8. Steiner
It's not insane, but Jackson ran 10.82 (-0.1). I know the 200 isn't her thing, but Sha'Carri in Botswana wasn't great and she has somewhat of a history of inconsistency especially when out of her comfort zone.
I don’t think Steiner will finish last because I feel like she’s a reliable gamer who always performs well for her ability. She’ll finish in the 4-6 range.
Callum Davies could be in over his head, but he won the 1500/5k double at Australian nats (of course, without their best runners present) and that 7:59 was over 2 years ago (when he was 21), so he should lop a big chunk off that PB.
The 3k is really exciting. I’m hoping someone like Aregawi or Girma is gunning for something super fast, to pull the field to a slew of fast times.
We’ll also get an early glimpse of Kipyegon’s WR prospects this year.
Good point about Steiner but I just feel that the 100 is not her thing. She's great in the 4x100, though. If this were the 200 I would say that Steiner would be right there with Jackson but many feel that Jackson would be in a league of her own this season in the 200.
I am wondering if Davies is going there as a pacer.
The pace requested in the 3,000 and wavelight (ideally) will be important. Aregawi has asked for too fast before, so hopefully he observed Girma and they get someone to take them through in 3:42-44 and from there Girma/Aregawi can push. It’s funny how much they’ve hyped up El Bakkali because I don’t see him going through in faster than 3:46. If it turns slow, he’ll make noise, but a sub-7:30 from him would surprise me.
Last place will be between Hobbs and Daniels. There's no way Daniels beating Steiner and Terry.
The meet did not feature wavelight last year. Let's see if it would on Friday.
Can't wait to see it in person.
Ugh. With coverage this bad who needs coverage...
1. Richardson 2. Asher-Smith 3.Jackson
Dina has started well in her 60's so far but she will only win if Shacarri messes up (which could happen).
I know that 10.5 was windy but she still ran the time.
Here's hoping for a fast race. It should definitely be warm enough so no headwind would be great.
I don’t know how he’ll do on Friday but in top shape I think he could run sub-7:30. He’s run 3:31.95 for 1500 and I’d wager 3k is his best flat distance. I guess anything from 7:27-7:33 would be reasonable though.
El Bakkali you'd think would be quicker than 7:30 given that in the steeple he beats Girma, who's run 7:23.81.
Hobbs is not better than Steiner.