While the last couple Diamond League meets (Oslo, Stockholm) weren't exactly overflowing with talent, the Diamond League is back with a vengeance as Saturday's Meeting de Paris is stacked. All four distance races are intriguing, with red-hot Ronald Kwemoi vs. World Indoor champ Yomif Kejelcha in the 3000, world leader Sifan Hassan vs. Olympic champ Faith Kipyegon in the 1500 and a deep men's 800. Then there's the women's steeplechase, which, we can say, without hyperbole, features the greatest women's steeple field of all time.
In the sprints, Olympic champ Elaine Thompson goes in the 100 while fellow Jamaican Omar McLeod, fresh off a 12.90 PR at the Jamaican Trials, headlines a stacked 110 hurdles that also includes the last two U.S. champs in Aleec Harris and Devon Allen. Mutaz Essa Barshim looks to keep his undefeated season alive in the high jump while Sam Kendricks takes on Renaud Lavillenie on home soil one week after joining Lavillenie in the six-meter club. Olympic champs Christian Taylor (triple jump) and Thomas Rohler (javelin) are also in action after picking up wins in Ostrava on Wednesday. Finally, Olympic decathlon silver medalist Kevin Mayer of France will compete in a triathlon -- javelin, 110 hurdles and long jump -- against four other athletes over the course of two hours.
We give you the meet details and preview the four mid-d/distance events below.