LetsRun.com Favorites for the Diamond League Finals

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by LetsRun.com
August 29, 2018

You can still enter our Running Warehouse $20,018 Prediction Contest for Thursday and Friday’s Diamond League finals here but we’ve taken our first crack at tabulating the votes and coming up with favorites for the finals.

There are heavy favorites in a few events (Caster Semenya rightfully leads the way, but Noah Lyles and Emmanuel Korir are big favorites as well), but expect tight battles in the men’s  100, men’s 400, men’s 5000, men’s 400m hurdles, men’s steeple, and the women’s 5000.

All the women’s running events except for the women’s 5000 have someone predicted by more than  74% of the voters to win. American Shelby Houlihan has come a long way as she had never won a Diamond League event until this year but now is a 74% favorite.

Votes below.  Enter the prediction contest here.

Who will win the
Men’s 100m?
Ronnie Baker USA 49%
Christian Coleman USA 46.5%
Michael Rodgers USA 1.8%
Isiah Young USA 1%
Reece Prescod GBR 1%
Akani Simbine RSA 0.8%

Who will win the
Men’s 200m?
Noah Lyles USA 96.7%
Ramil Guliyev TUR 3%
Aaron Brown CAN 0.3%

Who will win the
Men’s 400m?
Fred Kerley USA 54.6%
Steven Gardiner BAH 42.1%
Paul Dedewo USA 1.5%
Nathan Strother USA 0.8%
Matthew Hudson-Smith GBR 0.8%
Other 0.3%

Who will win the
Men’s 800m?
Emmanuel Kipkurui Korir KEN 96.7%
Clayton Murphy USA 1.5%
Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich KEN 0.8%
Wyclife Kinyamal KEN 0.5%
Other 0.3%
Jonathan Kitilit KEN 0.3%

Who will win the
Men’s 1500?
Timothy Cheruiyot KEN 80.6%
Elijah Motonei Manangoi KEN 17.4%
Jakob Ingebrigtsen NOR 1.8%
Ayanleh Souleiman DJI 0.3%

Who will win the
Men’s 5000m?
Yomif Kejelcha ETH 35.9%
Selemon Barega ETH 30.1%
Paul Chelimo USA 20.7%
Muktar Edris ETH 6.1%
Abadi Hadis ETH 3.5%
Getaneh Molla ETH 1.8%
Stanley Waithaka Mburu KEN 0.5%
Richard Yator KEN 0.5%
Cyrus Rutto KEN 0.3%
Hagos Gebrhiwet ETH 0.3%
Stewart Mcsweyn AUS 0.3%
Ben True USA 0.3%

Who will win the
Men’s 110 m Hurdles?
Sergey Shubenkov ANA 89.6%
Orlando Ortega ESP 7.3%
Ronald Levy JAM 1.3%
Devon Allen USA 1%
Pascal Martinot-Lagarde FRA 0.5%
Hansle Parchment JAM 0.3%

Who will win the
Men’s 400 m Hurdles?
Karsten Warholm NOR 52%
Kyron Mcmaster IVB 46.5%
Yasmani Copello TUR 0.8%
TJ Holmes USA 0.8%

Who will win the
Men’s Steeplechase?
Soufiane El Bakkali MAR 45.3%
Evan Jager USA 30%
Conseslus Kipruto KEN 23.9%
Benjamin Kigen KEN 0.5%
Chala Beyo ETH 0.3%

Who will win the
Women’s 100m?
Marie-Jose Ta Lou CIV 77.8%
Dina Asher-Smith GBR 18.1%
Murielle Ahoure CIV 2.2%
Dafne Schippers NED 1.5%
Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor NGR 0.5%

Who will win the
Women’s 200m?
Shaunae Miller-Uibo BAH 92%
Dafne Schippers NED 3.9%
Shericka Jackson JAM 2.2%
Jenna Prandini USA 1.9%

Who will win the
Women’s 400m?
Salwa Eid Naser BRN 94.9%
Phyllis Francis USA 2.2%
Shakima Wimbley USA 1.5%
Stephenie Ann Mcpherson JAM 1.2%
Courtney Okolo USA 0.2%

Who will win the
Women’s 800m?
Caster Semenya RSA 98.3%
Francine Niyonsaba BDI 0.7%
Ajee Wilson USA 0.7%
Natoya Goule JAM 0.2%

Who will win the
Women’s 1500?
Shelby Houlihan USA 74%
Sifan Hassan NED 15.6%
Gudaf Tsegay ETH 6.8%
Laura Muir GBR 2.4%
Jenny Simpson USA 1.2%

Who will win the
Women’s 5000m?
Hellen Obiri KEN 47.7%
Sifan Hassan NED 38.9%
Genzebe Dibaba ETH 10.9%
Agnes Jebet Tirop KEN 1.5%
Letesenbet Gidey ETH 0.7%
Caroline Chepkoech Kipkirui KEN 0.2%

Who will win the
Women’s 100 m Hurdles?
Kendra Harrison USA 79.8%
Brianna McNeal USA 18.2%
Danielle Williams JAM 1%
Sharika Nelvis USA 0.7%
Dawn Harper-Nelson USA 0.2%

Who will win the
Women’s 400 m Hurdles?
Shamier Little USA 84.1%
Dalilah Muhammad USA 9.3%
Janieve Russell JAM 5.6%
Georganne Moline USA 0.7%
Lea Sprunger SUI 0.2%

Who will win the
Women’s Steeplechase?
Beatrice Chepkoech KEN 94.4%
Emma Coburn USA 2.4%
Courtney Frerichs USA 2.2%
Hyvin Kiyeng KEN 1%


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