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• What to Watch at Oslo Bislett Impossible Games

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The Oslo Impossible Games which takes place on Thursday, 11 June is the first serious athletics event outdoors in the 2020 season. 

The event substitutes the Oslo Diamond League meet, which was canceled because of the World-wide coronavirus pandemic. Only less than 50 athletes will compete across 13 events at the Impossible Games, however, there will be plenty of exciting action to watch, including World and European record attempts.

Warholm attempts 300m hurdles world record

The 2-time 400m hurdles champion Karsten Warholm of Norway will attempt Great Britain's Chris Rawlinson's 300m hurdles world record. Warholm's personal best in the 300m hurdles indoors is 34.26 seconds which is faster than the official outdoor record of 34.48 seconds.

Women's 300m hurdles will feature Danish Rio 2016 silver medalist Sara Slot Pedersen who will take on Swiss European champion Lea Sprunger and Norwegian 400m hurdles record holder Amalie Iuel.Sprunger and Pedersen are targeting the European record in the event.

2000m virtual team race

The 2000m event will run simultaneously in Nairobi (Kenya) and Oslo (Norway). "Team Ingebrigtsen" from Norway will feature the Ingebrigtsen brothers, including the European 1,500m and 5,000m champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Henrik Ingebrigtsen and Filip Ingebrigtsen with fellow Norwegians Narve Gilje Nordås and Per Svela.

Kenya's side, named "Team Cheruiyot," will be led by reigning world 1,500m champion Timothy Cheruiyot. His other teammates are Elijah Manangoi, commonwealth Games champion, Vincent Keter African U18 1,500m gold medalist, Edwin Melly, and Timothy Sein.

Both teams will race at the same time, but the final overall time will be taken from the three fastest runners from each team. The team with the fastest cumulative time wins. Fans will be able to watch the race live on a split-screen.

Elsewhere, World indoor record-holder Armand Duplantis of Sweden will face World indoor record holder and multiple World, European and Olympic games medalist Renaud Lavillenie of France.  Pole vaulters will compete seperated -  Duplantis and Norwegian Pål Haugen Lillefosse will jump in Oslo, with Lavillenie competing virtually from his home in France.

In the men's discus throw, Daniel Stahl of Sweden will return to action after winning the gold at the World Athletics Championships in Doha last October.

Where and how to watch the event

The event starts at 6:00 pm GMT will be streamed and broadcast live in more than 100 countries around the World. See streaming and TV info here.


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