BRUSSELS (BEL): Samsung Diamond League second final in Brussels at Belgacom Memorial Van Damme will have before sold out stadium special highlights in men´s 100 m (Gay wants to run fast) and 800 m (fresh WR holder Rudisha). But most competitive races should be women 800 m and 5000 m. Other very open Diamond decisions in men´s 1500 m and triple jump and women 100 m hurdles.
Event by event preview
100 m: Tyson Gay against the clock for Diamond Race win. Or will Blake came so close to him as in Monaco? Meet record is tough 9.77 by Bolt in 2008. Also in sub 10 shape Nesta Carter. 100 m EU-Cup: Belgium is presiding the European Union, in this competition one per country of EU have been invited. A final will follow after three heats and prize money is offered too. 400 m: This non-DL race should be Borlee twins celebration. 800 m: Fresh WR setter Rudisha against Kaki and Eurochamp Lewandowski. News coming in: the pace will not be too fast, around 50 seconds. For Rudisha to win Diamond also second place is enough, but he wants to remain unbeaten. 1500 m: Kiprop against Choge for Diamond. They are so far 1:1 in the season at 1500/mile. But Kiprop did not race since African Championships.
LONDON (GBR): Istanbul, Doha and Rome are the three cities who have announced their bid for the 2017 IAAF World championships. It is likely that an African city will join the race for the championships as well as the London or Beijing depending on which city is awarded the 2015 World Championships. The IAAF is scheduled to reward the 2015 championships in November and open the 2017 bid process in January next year, confirms insidethegames.
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