Explosive Showdown in Oslo: World Champions, Record Holders Clash

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– Oslo Diamond League, May 30, 2024

– Cheruiyot vs. Ingebrigtsen in 1500m

– Cheptegei, Kiplimo, Chelimo in 5000m

– Sekgodiso, Yarigo, Duguma in 800m

2019 world champion Timothy Cheruiyot will take part in the Oslo Diamond League that will take place on Thursday, May 30, 2024.

Cheruiyot, will battle against Jakob Ingebrigtsen who started his season by finishing second in a thrilling mile in Eugene. The Norwegian will look to take advantage of home soil as he participates in the 1500m.

Ingebrigtsen won both the 1500m and 5000m Diamond League titles in2023 and will face his compatriot Narve Gilje Nordas, the world bronze medallist last year, and Azeddine Habz and Stewart McSweyn.

In the men’s 5000m, a high-octane clash is expected as world record holder and Olympic champion, Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda will take on his compatriots Jacob Kiplimo and Oscar Chelimo. Olympic and world medallist Hagos Gebrhiwet and his Ethiopian compatriots Yomif Kejelcha, Samuel Tefera and Biniam Mehary, Switzerland’s Dominic Lokinyomo Lobalu and Spain’s Thierry Ndikumwenayo are the other participants in the race.

In the 800m, South Africa’s Sekgodiso, who has the chance to double her number of Diamond League meeting wins after victory in Marrakech, is a star entrant in that race.

The South African will face Noelie Yarigo as well as the world indoor champion Tsige Duguma, who was second in Los Angeles in a personal best of 1:57.56.

Nyaga in action

Meanwhile, Great Britain’s Jess Hull, who ran 8:37.18 to win in Sydney in March, races the 3000m against Caroline Nyaga and Karoline Bjerkeli Grovdal.

In the 200m, Shericka Jackson of Jamaica, who won in Marrakech in 22.82, will hope to maintain a winning streak of 16 finals that dates back to June 2022. Having won Diamond Trophies in both the 100m and 200m last year, the sprinter is looking to build on that opener in Oslo.

Jackson will come up against USA’s Jenna Prandini, Anavia Battle and Brittany Brown, plus Marie-Josee Ta Lou-Smith and Daryll Neita, who won the 200m in Suzhou and 100m in Doha.

Finally, in the men’s 100m, Italy’s Olympic champion Marcell Jacobs will clash with Akani Simbine, who won in Suzhou, plus Marrakech winner Emmanuel Eseme and Abdul Hakim Sani Brown. Brandon Hicklin and Jeremiah Azu, who have both run sub-10.00 PBs this season, join them in the line-up, according to World Athletics.

Timothy Cheruiyot Profile

Timothy Cheruiyot (born 20 November 1995) is a Kenyan middle-distance runner specialising in the 1500 metres. He is the 2020 Tokyo Olympic silver medallist in the event. At the World Athletics Championships, Cheruiyot won the silver medal in 2017 in London, and a gold in 2019 in Doha.

He took the silver medal in his specialty event at the 2018 and 2022 Commonwealth Games, and is also a two-time African Championship silver medallist from 2016 and 2018. Cheruiyot won the 1500 m Diamond League title on four occasions: in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2021.

Personal bests

  • 800 metres – 1:43.11 (Nairobi 2019)
  • 1500 metres – 3:28.28 (Monaco 2021)
  • One mile – 3:49.64 (Eugene 2017)
  • 2000 metres – 5:03.05 (Nairobi 2020)
  • 5000 metres – 13:47.2 (Nairobi 2020)


20153:34.86Kenyan World Championship TrialsNairobi, KenyaAugust 1
20163:31.34Brussels Diamond League MeetingBrussels, BelgiumSeptember 9
20173:29.10Monaco Diamond League MeetingMonaco, MonacoJuly 21
20183:28.41Monaco Diamond League MeetingJuly 20
20193:28.77Lausanne Diamond League MeetingLausanne, SwitzerlandJuly 5
20203:28.45Monaco Diamond League MeetingMonaco, MonacoAugust 14
20213:28.28Monaco Diamond League MeetingJuly 9
20223:30.212022 Commonwealth GamesBirmingham, United KingdomAugust 6

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