Shannon Rowbury, photo by Stuart Weir via TV
Beatrice Chepkoech, photo by Stuart Weir via TV
The women’s 3000m is going to be huge in Doha, Qatar…and the fields are tough….
World lead possible at the end
DOHA (QAT): Last race of the FridayÂ´s Doha Diamond League will be women 3000 m and this event has the biggest chances from all the races to achieve at the end of the season a World lead 2020. It is held by US Shannon Rowbury with 8:40.26, but the quality of the field gives realistic hopes to improve it and possibly substantially. Mainly World champion Hellen Obiri with steeple World record holder Beatrice Chepkoech, but also Oceanian record holder Jessica Hull who improved this year to 14:43 level in the 5000 m. In strong group of Kenyans also Agnes Tirop with Margaret Kipkemboi and former steeple World champion Hyvin Kiyeng. From Ethiopians to mention, Tsehay Gemechu, Lemlem Hailu and mainly Gudaf Tsegay. Attacking the European lead 2020 8:44.92 will be strong British trio Laura Weightman, Eilish McColgan and Melissa Courtney-Bryant.
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