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Lyles_Noah1-BosOut18.jpgNoah Lyles, photo by PhotoRun.net
Coleman_Christian1-Pre18.jpgChristian Coleman, photo by PhotoRun.net
Lyles vs Coleman
BIRMINGHAM (GBR): Noah Lyles will headline the 100m in the Birmingham Diamond League on 18 August, informs organisers. Lyles faces a star-studded field including world indoor 60m champion and US teammate Christian Coleman, former world 100m champion Yohan Blake from Jamaica, reigning Commonwealth champion Akani Simbine from South Africa and fellow sub-10 runners Cameron Burrell and Tyquendo Tracey.

Echevarria_Manuel1c-Stockholm18.jpgJuan Luis Echevarria, Stockholm DL, photo by PhotoRun.net

BIRMINGHAM (GBR): World indoor champion Juan Miguel Echevarria will renew his rivalry with world outdoor champion Luvo Manyonga in the Birmingham Diamond League on 18 August, informs organisers. Greg Rutherford will also compete in one of his final competitions before retirement. "It's a bit of a change of the guard, and that's how I am looking at it," said Rutherford on the event. "I have had my time in the sun and been the best in the world for all of those years, but now it's like I am passing the torch on. Hopefully he will run with it and elevate the event to where it should be."

Manyonga_Luvo1-Stockholm18.jpgLuvo Manyonga, Stockholm DL, photo by PhotoRun.net

Stef for Stuart.jpgStef Reid, Para athletics, Getty Images for British athletics

Here's Stuart Weir's column on the para athletics events held during the Muller Annivesargy Games. Some great performances and the crowd supports Para athletics in London.

Mile - Sifan Hassan.jpgSifan Hassan wins Millicent Martin Mile in 4:14.71, photo by Getty Images/British Athletics

Here's Stuart Weir's feature on the surprises in the second day of the London Diamong League Meeting. I like the title, Tales of the Unexpected. Some surprises in the 200 meters, Mile, and the 100 meter hurdles.

There were some great performances at Muller Anniversary Games, and here is the press release from British Athletics on the huge performances at second day of the London Diamond League Meeting.

Hassan_Sifan-Pre17.jpgSifan Hassan, photo by PhotoRun.net

The second day of the Muller Anniversary Games was full of some exciting performances. Here's the event by event results from EME News, from Alfons Juck. The 800 meters for men was very deep, with Emmanuel Korir running 1:42.05. Luvo Manyango jumps four times over 8.50 meters: 8.50m, 8.51m, 8.53m and 8.58m.

Jennifer Prandini won the big 200 meters, Ce'Aira Brown not only won, set PB at the 800 meters. Sandra Perkovic showed who was discus star with her dominating throw. And finally, Sifan Hassan just clobbered the field with her butt kicking 4:14 mile!

Lake.jpgMorgan Lake, high jump, photo by Getty Images/British Athletics

The second day of the London Diamond League featured some fine field events. Here is Stuart Weir's thoughts on three of the outstanding field events over the weekend.

Luvo Manyonga.jpgLuvo Manyonga, photo by Getty Images/British Athletics

Greg MAG.jpgGreg Rutherford, photo by Getty Images/British Athletics

The Muller Anniversary Games is two days of great athletics in the athletic city of the world, London. No city has put 80,000 fans at night and 50,000 fans in the morning for track and field during London 2012 and near that in London 2017 World Championships. Here's Stuart Weir's comments on day two.

The Muller Anniversary Games proved many things this weekend. First, that, London can host major global events with very little notice. Second, fine performances abound in the London Diamond League, and day one had great performances, with Karston Warholm setting NR of 47.65 at 400m hurdles and Abdellelah Haroun ran a 44.07 NR for the 400 meters.

Here's the report from British Athletics.

P1080469.JPGMuller Anniversary Games, July 21, 2018, photo by Stuart Weir

Warholm_Karsten-Rome18.jpgKarston Warholm, photo by PhotoRun.net

Haroun.jpgAbdellelah Haroun, photo by Getty Images/British Athletics

The London Diamond League meeting is two days of great track and field, held in the London Olympic Stadium. The largest crowd of the year is at the meet over two days each year (Athletic World Cup had 30,000 a day the weekend before). On day one, Karston Warholm ran 47.65 NR and Abdellelah Haroun ran 44.07 NR. In fifth place in the 400m, Abderraham Samba, the man of the 400m hurdles, ran a PB of 44.64 for the 400 meters. And in the 100 meters, both races loved by the British fans, Ronnie Baker won his semi final and the final, both in 9.90. In the women's 100 meters, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce ran 10.98, getting back to her winnng ways.

P1080466.JPGLondon Olympic Stadium, photo by Stuart Weir, July 21, 2018

Here's the event by event short read by EME News, courtesy of our friend, Alfons Juck.

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