The Diamond League Herculis EBS 2020 begins on Friday 14 August in Monaco
Events will take place over a 90-minute broadcast window in the evening
Winners from each event will gain a wildcard into the World Championships
MONACO – Ahead of the Herculis EBS Athletics Meeting, Britwatch Sports previews the events and the Brits taking part.
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The Herculis EBS 2020 marks the return of the Diamond League to this year’s athletics calendar. World Heptathlon champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson will compete along with fellow Brit Laura Muir.
Athletics to assemble in Monaco for first meet back
Monaco is the destination for athletes in their first Diamond League meeting after the outbreak of the coronavirus.
A brand new Stade Louis II track will stage 14 different events over the course of the evening. The number has been reduced down from 16 male and female events in an attempt to limit the amount of people on site.
Johnson-Thompson and Muir represent Britain
Katarina Johnson-Thompson is the headlining Brit who will be competing in Monaco. Johnson-Thompson will compete in the High Jump. The Brit will be up against two Ukrainians in Yaroslava Mahuchikh and Yuliya Levchenko.
As reported in DiamondLeague.com, Johnson Thompson said: “Monaco is an event that I’ve always wanted to do. The track and the stadium are absolutely beautiful and there are always amazing performances that happen there each year.
“Most of the time, it has never really fitted into my schedule, nor my training program. This year, I really wanted to do Diamond League meets in the events I can compete in.”
The second Brit in action is 27 year old Laura Muir. Muir will compete in the Women’s 1000m, where she will be racing against world class runners including the Olympic 1500m champion Faith Kipyegon and 800m world champion Halimah Nakaayi.
When to watch:
The new Diamond League schedule means that the meeting will last for 90 minutes. The order of events for Friday 14 August are as follows: (UK time)
Pole Vault Men (6:40 pm)
110m Hurdles Men (7:03 pm)
High Jump Women (7:05 pm)
800m Men (7:12 pm)
Triple Jump Women (7:17 pm)
5000m Women (7:19 pm)
400m Hurdles Men (7:42 pm)
100m Women (7:50 pm)
1500m Men (7:57 pm)
400m Women (8:07 pm)
5000m Men (8:13 pm)
200m Men (8:32 pm)
1000m Women (8:39 pm)
3000m Steeplechase Men (8:47 pm)
The Diamond League Herculis EBS 2020 begins on Friday 14 August in Monaco.
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