2017 Doha Diaries: Caster Semenya, Ruth Jebet and Michelle Carter all to compete on May 5!

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Semenya_CasterFH-OlyGames16.jpgCaster Semenya, Rio Olympic Champion, photo by PhotoRun.net
Semenya, Jebet, M. Carter
DOHA (QAT): Olympic champions Caster Semenya, Ruth Jebet and Michelle Carter are the latest names confirmed for the Doha IAAF Diamond League on 5 May, informs organisers. Semenya will face Olympic silver and bronze medallists Francine Niyonsaba from Burundi and Margaret Wambui from Kenya while Jebet faces world champion Hyvin Kiyeng and Emma Coburn, who won silver and bronze medals behind her in Rio de Janeiro last summer. Carter will go head-to-head with Olympic bronze medallist and two-time European indoor champion Anita Marton in the shot put. Previously announced names include Elaine Thompson, Dafne Schippers and home favourite Mutaz Essa Barshim.
RunBlogRun opines: Under new management, the Doha Diamond League meet, the opening event of the 2017 DL season, is announcing their season. The warm weather, the enthusiasm of the crowd and the fitness of the athletes make Doha a compelling event. RunBlogRun will be there once again this year, watch for our live coverage via social media!

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