In the fifth stop of the Diamond League in 2014, the adidas Grand Prix will enjoy fantastic weather conditions. Here is the preview, event by event of the adidas grand Prix, courtesy of our man in Central Europe, Alfons Juck of EME News.
BLAKE, RUDISHA, HIGH JUMP
NEW YORK (USA): The 6th IAAF Diamond League meet of the year before a break is â€žadidas Grand Prix” at Icahn Stadium. The top issues at the meet will be mainly Yohan Blake in the 100 m, David Rudisha in the 800 m and deep high quality fields in women 1500 m and men 400 m hurdles and high jump.
Event by event
100 m (non-DL): Blake in his first top 100 of the year. Carter waiting to attack.
200 m: Weir against Ashmeade, but Edwards is unbeaten so far this year.
400 m: Merritt in another solo, might break MR 44.70.
800 m: Rudisha wants to be faster than in Eugene, Solomon is there and Polish duo Kszczot and Lewandowski. They might come close to WL.
400mH: Top names Gordon, Tinsley and Culson and all-time greats Sanchez and Jackson. In good weather WL is a possibility.
HJ: Bondarenko vs Barshim with Kynard, but they are stopping too much talk about WR. But MR 236 should go.
LJ: Tsatoumas is unbeaten (Doha, Kalamata, Hengelo) can he continue? Rivera, Li Jinzhe and Taylor his main opponents. MR 816 in danger.
DT: Harting to continue in his Diamond race quest and will debut in NYC and possible attack on MR 66.84.
100 m: The latest sprint sensation Bowie is the top favorite.
200 m (non DL): Bartoletta with winning appetite from Oslo.
400 m (non DL): McCorory vs McPherson, what is the shape of World champ Ohuruogu.
800 m (non DL): Mary Cain and her race, favorites Jamaican Goule and Briton Okoro.
1500 m: Aregawi after losing in Eugene wants to be back to top spot, Simpson is ready and what about latest sensation Seyaoum of Ethiopia. MR 4:01.60 will be in danger.
3000 m: Cherono and Kipyego to rule, interesting debut for Bahrain by former world indoor champion Kalkidan Gezahegne.
Steeple: Assefa looks to be the name here and MR 9:27.29 should go.
100 mH: US elite headed by Harper, Harrison and Lolo against French Billaud.
PV: Suhr for first time in DL this year against Silva, WL should go.
TJ: Jamaican win here is expected by K. Williams.
SP: Valerie to have her 50th win in a row.
JT: German affair Stahl with Molitor.