Justin Lagat wrote this preview for RunBlogRun on the upcoming Lausanne DL, often called the Athletissima, to be held on 26 August 2022.
The Laussane DL is without doubt one of the most interesting one-day conferences on the planet. The gap races can be one of many most interesting clashes of the summer time, with a few of the key gamers from the World Champs, Commonwealth Video games, and European Champs in a single nice assembly.
Justin gave us some key views into a few of the upcoming races on Friday, August 26, 2022. Be sure to watch them!
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After about two weeks break, the diamond league conferences resume this Friday once more with some thrilling males’s 1500m, 3000m steeplechase, and ladies’s 3000m races, amongst different thrilling monitor motion.
Jakob Ingebrigtsen would be the solely medalist getting back from the Oregon world championships in what would have been one other repeat of the World Championships ultimate within the males’s 1500m race. It might have been fascinating to see a rematch between Jake Wightman who gained the gold medal versus Igebrigtsen who had settled for the silver medal behind him and Mohamed Katir of Spain who had gained the bronze medal.
The opposite two lacking right here from the finalists are Ignacio Fontes of Spain and Joshua Thompson of the USA.
Nonetheless, with Australia’s Oliver Hoare having simply crushed Wightman on the Commonwealth Video games it mechanically makes him the person to look at.
The long-standing battle for supremacy on this occasion between Kenya’s Timothy Cheruiyot and Ingebrigtsen will even add pleasure to the race. Additionally value watching out for is the diamond league chief, Abel Kipsang.
Soufianne El Bakkali must wait for one more day to race Lamecha Girma, who was just lately injured in coaching.
It’s going to even be fascinating to see a few of the new names being established on this occasion and that may maybe take over the mantle from the 2 entrance runners within the close to future.
Sifan Hassan is the quickest on paper, with a private finest time of 8:18.49 within the ladies’s 3000m which guarantees to be one other thrilling race of the night. She can be dealing with Burundi’s Francine Niyonsaba, who’s again in competitors type after having to drag out of the World championships final month, the place she was set to run in each the 5000m and 10,000m races because of a stress fracture that derailed her preparations for the championships.
It’s going to stay to be seen how the 3000m occasion will favor a 1500m runner as Laura Muir, who gained the bronze medal in Oregon, traces up on the beginning line.
Additionally within the area can be Kenya’s Margaret Chelimo, who gained bronze within the 10,000m occasion in Oregon and completed simply exterior the medals within the 5000m occasion.
Ethiopia’s Egjayehu Taye, who gained the Prefontaine Traditional 5000m occasion in Could, and her compatriot, who gained the 5000m bronze medal on the world championships in Oregon, can be value watching out for on this race.