• Men's 1500m in Doha Diamond League will be hot; 5 sub 3:30 runners are set to clash
The organizers of this year's Doha Diamond League meet has brought together a stellar field in men's 1500m with five runners who have recorded personal bests below 3:30.
Asbel Kiprop of Kenya, the the reigning 1500m world champion, produced the 3rd fastest time in history of 3:26.69, while his compatriot the 23-year-old Elijah Motonei Manangoi clocked 3:29.67 in Monaco last year.
Daegu world championships silver medalist Kenya's Silas Kiplagat will also lign up in Doha. His personal best he set 2 years ago in 1500m of 3:27.64 sists in #5 position in all time lists.
Doha's men's 1500m line up will also see Djibouti's 2014 world indoor champion Ayanleh Suleiman PB of 3:29.58 and Ethiopia's Aman Wote PB 3:29.91 who was second at the 2014 World indoors.
The Qatar's Athletics chief Dahlan Al Hamad also announced the field in the men's high jump and 400m with local stars Mutaz Essa Barshim and 19-year-old 400m sensation Abdalelah Haroun will face strong.
Barshim will go against the Beijing world championships winner Derek Drouin of Canada, China's Zhang Guowei, who was joint second in Beijing and Great Britain's Robbie Grabarz who shared bronze with Mutaz and Drouin in 2012 London Olympics. Also in the men's high jump line up will be former world champion Donald Thomas from Bahamas and Italy’s Marco Fassinotti who took 6th at this year's world indoors.
In the men's 400m Haroun will be challenged by the former Olympic and world champion American LaShawn Merritt. Other stars to race the 400m in Doha Isaac Makwala from Botswana (PB 43.72) the 2015 African champion and Asian record holder (43.93) Youssef Ahmed Masrahi from Saudi Arabia.
Doha Diamond league meet is scheduled for Friday May 6.
2016 Doha Diamond League Events