Dafne Schippers, photo by PhotoRun.net
Schippers leads the cast
HENGELO (NED): Organisers of 36th FBK Games in Hengelo (June 11, IAAF World Challenge) presented on Thursday their starting field. Dafne Schippers is the top star in the women 100 m, also Churandy Martina in the 200 m and Sifan Hassan in the women 1500 m as top home names. Olympic winner Kerron Clement runs 400 m flat, great high jump duel Mariya Lasitskene vs Ruth Beitia, World champion Katharina Molitor is in women javelin. US Olympic medalist Sandi Morris is in women pole vault, German Cindy Roleder is the top name in women 100 m hurdles. South African World leader Luvo Manyonga is in long jump, Jamaican World leader Fedrick Dacres in discus. Top quality Kenyan and mainly Ethiopian runners (including their trials) are the headliners in middle and long distances.
RunBlogRun opines: This is a fine meet, the Fannie Blankers Koen Meeting. I have gone several years and truly enjoy the feel of the meet. Great performances, in a wonderful village in the Netherlands, at a near perfect time in the early European summer season.