A round-up of some of the latest news from the world of the sport, including further athletes announced for the Doha and Eugene Diamond League meetings
Kiprop and Kipruto, Harrison vs Rollins
Three-time world 1500m gold medallist Asbel Kiprop has been confirmed for the 1500m at the Doha Diamond League on May 5 where he will face fellow Kenyans Silas Kiplagat and Elijah Manangoi.
Olympic 3000m steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto will contest the 3000m flat against Olympic 5000m silver medallist Paul Chelimo and Ethiopians Hagos Gebrhiwet and world indoor champion Yomif Kejelcha.
World record-holder Kendra Harrison goes head-to-head with Olympic champion Brianna Rollins in the 100m hurdles, with Nia Ali, Cindy Ofili and European champion Cindy Roleder also in the field.
Semenya leads 800m field in Eugene
Olympic champion Caster Semenya leads the 800m field at the Prefontaine Classic on May 27. In the 43rd edition of the meet she will face other Olympic medallists Francine Niyonsaba and Margaret Wambui.
World champion Marina Arzamasova and Eunice Sum, the 2013 world champion, are also among the entries, while US runners will be represented by Ajee Wilson. Canadian record-holder Melissa Bishop is in the list, as are other Europeans Lynsey Sharp and Joanna Jozwik.
Gatlin is fine after Grenada DNS
Olympic and world medallist Justin Gatlin is fine and plans his next competition for the IAAF World Relays after he was a non-starter in Grenada on Saturday.
His agent Renaldo Nehemiah confirmed and explained: “He started experiencing tightness in his quad during his warm-up. His coach Dennis Mitchell didn’t want to risk anything this early in the season.”
Caterine Ibarguen for Jamaican Invitational
Another top name confirmed for the Jamaican Invitational in Kingston on May 20 is Olympic and world triple jump gold medallist Caterine Ibarguen from Colombia. She will open her international season there.
Berlin 2018 European Championships volunteer places
Volunteer registration for the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships is now open with over 2000 available positions.
The first application phase runs through to June 30, 2017, and some 1800 pre-registrations have already been received.
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