2024 Oslo Diamond League: Athletes To Watch, Schedule 

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– Oslo Diamond League: May 30th, Bislett Olympic Stadium

– Ingebrigtsen vs. Cheruiyot in the metric mile

– Warholm faces dos Santos, McMaster in 400m hurdles

– Cheptegei, Nakaayi, James, Hudson-Smith among stars

A cursory look at the roster for the 2024 Oslo Diamond League indicates an impending spectacle. With Olympic and world champions set to rub shoulders with rising athletics talents, the Bislett Olympic Stadium promises an electrifying evening on May 30th.

Athletes To Watch At The 2024 Oslo Diamond League

Returning to the metric mile, Ingebrigtsen has the chance to show he’s still the one to beat when he lines up against the likes of Kenya’s Olympic silver medallist Timothy Cheruiyot. Oslo, of course, is also a home Diamond League for two-time 5000m world champion Ingebrigtsen, so expect a special showing from the 23-year-old.

Another home favourite who will race for glory in Oslo is Karsten Warholm, with the 400m hurdles world record holder set to take part in one of the most highly anticipated races of the meet. Warholm, the reigning Olympic and three-time world champion, will race against Brazil’s 2022 world champion and Tokyo 2020 bronze medallist Alison dos Santos as well as the reigning world silver medallist Kyron McMaster of the British Virgin Islands in what should be a rapid encounter.

Other stars to keep a close eye on include Uganda’s Olympic 5000m champion Joshua Cheptegei, Joshua Cheptegei, women’s 2019 world 800m champion Halimah Nakaayi, Grenada’s London 2012 champion Kirani James and Britain’s world silver medallist Matt Hudson-Smith, as well as the man who has jumped the second-farthest in history, Christian Taylor of the USA who takes on 2023 world champion Burkina Faso’s Hugues Fabrice Zango in the triple jump event.

The duo of Ugandan long-distance runners Joshua Cheptegei and Jacob Kiplimo will compete in the 5000m, marking their final track appearance before shifting their focus to the Paris Olympics in Hungary, scheduled for August 1-11, 2024. 

Expected to face tough competition, Cheptegei and Kiplimo will contend with Ethiopia’s 10000m champion Selemon Barega, Yomif Kejelcha, Aregawe Berhe, as well as Kenya’s Martin Kimeli, Rop Kiprop, and Grand Fisher from the United States. 

Both athletes are currently in Norway, fine-tuning their preparations under the guidance of their coaches. They are determined to deliver strong performances in the league. 

Cheptegei, who recently secured third place in the Los Angeles continental tour- prefers racing in middle-scheduled diamond leagues to focus on major events such as the Olympics and World Championships. 

Kiplimo, who finished second in the 2023 Oslo Diamond League– will have to maximize the importance of competing alongside top athletes from rival countries like Kenya and Ethiopia to assess his fitness levels.

2024 Oslo Diamond League Schedule

Thursday 30 May (all times CEST)

19:07: Women’s discus throw

19:15: Men’s high jump

20:04: Women’s 400m

20:08: Women’s discus final

20:16: Men’s 400m

20:20: Men’s triple jump

20:22: Women’s 3000m

20:36: Men’s discus throw

20:38: Women’s 200m

20:44: Men’s 5000m

21:04: Men’s 100m

21:11: Women’s 800m

21:18: Men’s triple jump final

21:28: Men’s 400m hurdles

21:35: Women’s 400m hurdles

21:41: Men’s discus throw final

21:50: Men’s 1500m

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