This week a friend got tickets to the Birmingham leg of the global Diamond League athletics series, a fiercely competitive competition and a showcase for the world’s greatest athletic talents. Naturally, as soon as I found we had tickets I went on the website to find out which events would be featuring at this meet.
Here are a few of the events we’ll be seeing and who might be taking part. Please excuse the British bias here!
100m men: Tyson Gay / Asafa Powell
200m and 400m women: Allyson Felix
400m hurdles men: Dai Greene
800m: David Rudisha / Abubaker Kaki
5000m men: Mo Farah / Eliud Kipchoge
100m hurdles women: Jessica Ennis?
High jump women: Blanka Vlasic
Pole Vault women: Yelena Isinbaeva
Triple Jump men: Phillips Idowu / Teddy Tamgho
Shot Putt men: Christian Cantwell
Javelin men: Andreas Thorkildsen