• Rudisha, Vlasic Added to NY Diamond League
The reigning Olympic Champion and World Record-holder at 800 meters David Rudisha and four-time World Champion in the high jump Blanka Vlasic have been added for New York Diamond League (adiadas GP) start lists, the meeting organizers announced today.
History's fastest man over two-laps Rudisha will be looking to win his fourth straight Adidas grand Prix title, while defending world high jump champion Vlasic will try try to repeat her win from 2013 season.
Last Saturday at Sydnet Track Classic Rudisha posted seasons fastest 800m of 1:44.96.
A week ago the meet organizers announced that the world's fastest man Usain Bolt will also compete on June 13 at the Adidas grand prix. In 2008 at Adiadas GP Bolt set his first 100m world record.
Meanwhile Brussels Diamond League organizers confirmed participation of pole vault world record holder Renaud Lavillenie and Olympic 100m hurdles champ Sally Pearson at Memmorial Van Damme that will take place in Spetember.