Rudisha, Kiprop lined up for Monaco IAAF Diaond League

By Kennedy Langat

Olympic champion and world record-holder David Rudisha, World silver medalist Mercy Cherono, and double World Champion Asbel Kiprop will lead other Kenyan runners in taking part in the 10th round of the IAAF Diamond league Friday night in Monter Carlo, Monaco.

Rudisha, feeling his way back this season after the knee injury which kept him out of action for a year, gave his strongest indication that he is heading back to his best form as he won last weekend’s IAAF Diamond League event in Glasgow.

Kiprop has set his eyes on breaking the 16 year old 1500 metres world record of 3 minutes and 26 seconds.

The men’s 3000 metres steeplechase has lost Kenya’s world and Olympic champion Ezekiel Kemboi with a slight hamstring strain, but the field remains hugely strong on a track where Kemboi’s compatriot Brimin Kipruto set an African record in 2011 of 7 minutes 53.64 sceonds.

World champion Eunice Sum will face US champion Ajee Wilson in the women’s 800 metres race.