Two-time world 400m hurdles champion Karsten Warholm of Norway is set to complete at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Monaco on August 14, 2020, for the first time in his career.
The 24-year-old, who set a world best for 300m hurdles at Oslo’s Impossible Games last month, will have one eye on Kevin Young’s meeting record of 47.60, set just five days after the US hurdler set a world record of 46.78 to win the 1992 Olympic title.
Faith Kipyegon of Kenyan middle-distance runner and the current Olympic champion in the 1,500m along with compatriot and training partner Timothy Cheruiyot will also be in action.
The 26-year-old Kipyego, who’s also making her Herculis debut, will contest the 1,000m in which she’ll face world 800m champion Halimah Nakaayi and European 1,500m champion Laura Muir. Cheruiyot, meanwhile, will line up for his specialist distance to take on Jacob and Filip Ingebrigtsen.
Two-time world champion Sam Kendricks of the United States has been confirmed for the pole vault. The North American record-holder will face world record-holder Mondo Duplantis, whose participation was announced earlier this month.
Other clashes include Olympic silver medallist Orlando Ortega and world bronze medallist Pascal Martinot Lagarde in the 110m hurdles, Ukrainian duo Yaroslava Mahuchikh and Yuliya Levchenko and world heptathlon champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson in the high jump, and world bronze medallist Marie-Josee Ta Lou and Ajla del Ponte in the 100m.
They will all join the previously announced stars, including double world champion Sifan Hassan, world 5,000m champion Hellen Obiri, world 200m champion Noah Lyles, two-time world triple jump champion Yulimar Rojas and world 10,000m champion Joshua Cheptegei.