Birmingham DL Diary: Big 3000m for women with Hellen Obiri and Emma Coburn

RunBlogRun comments: The Birmingham DL is one of my favorite meets in the world. Part of it is that I have friends in Birmingham, and that there is the finest curry in GBR, but also, the stadium, fans and fine meet that greet you in Birmingham. This 3000 meters should be amazing!
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Superb women 3000 m
BIRMINGHAM (GBR): Two fresh World champions will compete in women´s 3000 m at Birmingham IAAF Diamond League on Sunday (Muller Grand Prix Birmingham). Hellen Obiri of Kenya the 5000 m gold medalist and US Emma Coburn who won the steeple. Also Dutch Sifan Hassan (won a 5000 m bronze in London and was 5th in the 1500 m) is in the race with steeple medalist Courtney Frerichs of USA. Susan Krumins and Emily Infeld who were within top six in the 10 000 m race in London will compete too and4 German talent Konstanze Klosterhalfen is also there, meet record 8:33.00 of Sonia O´Sullivan achieved back in 2000 will be clearly under threat.

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