The Rio 2016 Olympic games sprint double champion, Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica and three more World champions confirmed for the Wanda Diamond League fixture in Monaco on August 14, 2020.
World 800m champion and 2019 Diamond League winner Donavan Brazier of the United States will make his Herculis debut. Grant Holloway at 110 m hurdles. Also running will be World steeplechase champion, Beatrice Chepkoech will return to the scene of her world record clocking of 8:44.32 from two years ago.
Thompson-Herah, ran 10.73 seconds in only her third race this year at the Velocity Fest Meet 3 at Jamaica College in Kingston on Saturday, July 25, 2020. Having finished third over the 100m in 2018 and second in the 200m last year, the Jamaican sprinter will move back down to the shorter distance and she’ll be keen to achieve her first victory at the Stade Louis II.
The 23-year-old US middle-distance runner set a North American record of 1:42.34 to win the world title in Doha last year. His form this year is promising too, having clocked a North American indoor 800m record of 1:44.22 back in February and a 1500m PB of 3:35.85 in Portland earlier this month.
World steeplechase champion Beatrice Chepkoech’s last race was a victory at the World Athletics Indoor Tour meeting in Dusseldorf in February, where she clocked a Kenyan indoor 1500m record of 4:02.09.
Like Brazier, world 110m hurdles champion Grant Holloway will be competing in Monaco for the first time. Following a string of record-breaking feats on the US collegiate scene, the 22-year-old turned professional last year and went on to win the world title in Doha.