2019 Diamond League Diary: London DL gives us Six teasers for Doha! (20-21 July 2019)


London DL kicks butt!

The Muller Anniversary Games was held on July 20-21, 2019, and it was a big success. Each year, at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, British fans get to see the finest of GBR athletes plus some of the finest athletes in the world. BBC does 3 plus hours live each day.

The meet is always a hit, and in 2019, it was a huge hit. Here are my top moments!

1163163981.jpgA big fan of athletics, Lord Coe, IAAF, photo by Getty Images/British Athletics

1. Malaika Mihambo shines over 7 meters!

LJ Mihambo winner.jpgMalaika Mihambo, photo by Getty Images/ British Athletics

European champ Mihambo is now over 7 meters three times in 2019. She continues to soar, and London was no exception. As athletes in all events are building for Doha, Mihambo is centimeters ahead of the field! What can she do in Doha?

2. Is Danielle Williams challenging the Americans?

Williams_DanielleR-Oslo18.jpgDanielle Williams, photo by PhotoRun.net

You bet she is! With her 12.32, Danielle is showing the world that Americans can be challenged! The Doha 100m hurdles will be a battle between Jamaica and the US. The mistakes that can be made in the 100m hurdles!

3. The women's 5000m was astounding, portents of Doha?

W5000.jpgThe 5000m in London, whoa! photo by Getty Images/British Athletics

The 5000m in London had a huge 14:20 by Hellen Obiri, and PBs and NRs galore, including the 14:22 by Sifan Hassan! The womens' 5000m, one of the events to be discarded by the Diamond League has been intruiging all season! Who will challenge Obiri in Doha?

4. Laura Muir is doing it well!

Laura Muir 1.jpgLaura Muir, photo by Getty Images/British Athletics

Big painful lessons for Ms. Muir in London 2017. She has won titles in Europeran indoor and outdoor. Her 3:58 here showed a 57 last lap, a big finish! Just the kind of finish needed in Doha!

5. Is Karston Warholm the king of the 400m hurdles?

Warholm_KarstenR-Stockholm19.jpgWarholm is the King of Norwegian athletics, photo by PhotoRun.net

Warholm ran 47.12 just twenty days after Benjamin had run 47.16 and months after injury challenged Samba's 47.26. Doha will be the battle of the 400m hurdlers. And Karston Warholm wants to take home gold!

6. Big 5000m with Gebrehewit and Ingebrigtsen.

Hagos Gebrhiwet of Ethiopia leads Jakob Ingebrigtsen of Norway in the Men's 5000m.jpgHagos Gebrhewit battles with Jakub Ingebrigtsen, London DL, photo by Getty Images/ British Athletics

Gebreherwit has fastest 10,000m of the year, and his win against Ingebrigtsen shows that the 5000m star could be a player in both the 5000m and 10,000m. Ingebrigtsen set a PB and NR and Family PB. A fantastic race with vet athletes and a top new star battling over the 12.5 lap distance.

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