The best area of women distance runners assembled, headlined by Kenyan Helen Obiri, on US soil will measure to the starting lineup for the Prefontaine Classic 3000m as soon as the IAAF Diamond League heads to Stanford on June 30.
Earth 5000m and cross-country champion Obiri will probably be making her sixth look at the Prefontaine Classic. She set meeting documents at 1500m 2013 and 2014, subsequently won the 5000m 2016.
Obiri, that won the 5000m IAAF Diamond League name in 2018, is undefeated this season and won the 3000m in the opening leg of the IAAF Diamond League at Doha earlier this month at a world-leading 8:25. 60.
Multiple globe record-holder and five-time world indoor champion Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopian has won three of her previous Pre Classic looks along with her 14:19. 76 success in 2015 is the speediest 5000m run in the usa.
Ethiopian-born Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands won the 1500m Diamond League trophy in 2015 and followed closely with entire world indoor gold within exactly the exact same space in 2016. The Dutch athlete is among the most flexible runners ever, boasting an 800m PB of 1:56. 81 plus also a half marathon PB of 1:05:15. She holds the European 5000m album along with the entire world 5km record.
Olympic 10,000m winner and world record-holder Almaz Ayana will likely be competing at the united states for the very first time. The Ethiopian won the 2015 planet 5000m name, 2016 5000m Diamond Trophy and 2017 planet 10,000m name, but missed all of last year with a knee injury.
Obiri, Dibaba, Ayana, and Hassan are one of the seven quickest women ever at 5000m, however this is going to be the first time they’ve all raced one else at any given distance.
The accession of the world and Olympic 800m winner Caster Semenya of South Africa adds additional interest. Though she’s contested the space in low-lying national races in South Africa, this is her first global 3000m race.
Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey and Senbere Teferi, ranked ninth and eighth respectively over the planet 5000m all time record, are also within the area. Gidey is a two-time world U20 cross-country winner, although Teferi earned planet silver awards at 5000m and cross state in 2015.
The area also has two-time Ethiopian champion Fantu Worku, versatile Kenyan Caroline Chepkoech Kipkurui, planet U20 cross-country champion Beatrice Chebet (KEN), 2017 world cross-country bronze medallist Lilian Kasait Rengeruk (KEN), dual European indoor silver medallist Konstanze Klosterhalfen (GER), 2016 European 5000m and 10,000m winner Yasmin May (KEN), European 1500m bronze medallist Laura Weightman (ENG), six-time NCAA winner Karissa Schweizer (USA) and USA’s Rachel Schneider.
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