Walt Murphy has been and is a long time observer of our sport. Walt is also the publisher of Eastern Track and XCountry XPress. Walt is also one of the guys behind the geeky stats you hear quoted on NBC Sports coverage of our sport. This update on the Diamond League is from Walt Murphy’s News and Results Service.
Stockholm Diamond League, photo by PhotoRun.net
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IAAF Diamond League–Stockholm, Sweden, Thursday-May 30
Live coverage from 2:00pmET-4:00pmET on NBCSN TV and NBC Sports Gold (field event coverage begins at 12:45pmET)
Some Featured Events/Performers (with PBs)
Men’s Long Jump–Cuba’s Juan Miguel Echevarria jumped a wind-aided 28-11 Â¼(8.82) at last year’s meet, and a wind-
aided 29-3 Â¼(8.92) in March. Attending the meet as an IAAF Ambassador will be Mike Powell, whose World Record
of 29-4 Â½(8.95) has lasted for almost 28 years.
Men’s Pole Vault–Sam Kendricks(19-8 Â¼[6.05]), Thiago Braz (BRA/19-9 Â½[6.03]) 2016 Olympic Champion
Men’s 400–Former USC teammates Michael Norman (43.45) and Rai Benjamin(44.31)
Women’s 100-Hurdles–World Record holder Keni Harrison(12.20), Sharika Nelvis(12.34)
Women’s 800–Ajee’ Wilson(1:55.61), Raevyn Rogers(1:57.69), Natoya Goule (JAM/1:56.15)
Women’s 200–Dafne Schippers (NED/21.63), Elaine Thompson (JAM/21.66), Dina Asher-Smith (GBR/21.89), Jenna
Men’s 1500–Timothy Cheruiyot (KEN/3:28.41), Elijah Manangoi (KEN/3:28.80), Norway’s Ingebrigtsen brothers-
Jakob(18/3:31.18), Henrik(3:31.46), Filip(3:30.01)
Men’s 400-Hurdles–Karsten Warholm (NOR/47.64), Thomas Barr (IRL/47.97), Ken Selmon(48.12), TJ Holmes (48.30)
Men’s 10,000–Jemal Mekonnen (ETH/26:56.11), Hagos Gebrhiwet (ETH), Paul Chelimo, Shadrack Kipchirchir (27:07.55)