Olympic 800m champion and world record holder David Rudisha leads a galaxy of stars to the Diamond league meeting in London on Friday.
Rudisha has had an inconsistent season coming back from knee injury last year. He lost his recent race to Commonwealth games champion Nijel Amos of Botswana in Lausanne a fortnight ago . Rudisha was placed second in a time of 1:43.76 with Amos coming home first in a world lead of 1:43.27
Rudisha had looked top have turned the corner when he won at the Adidas meeting in New York last month clocking 1:43.58
Rudisha will be looking to lay down a marker ahead of the World championships slated for Beijing next month.
Fresh from his personal best at the Monaco Diamond league meeting on Friday World 1500 meters champion Asbel Kiprop wil also be in the hunt in London as he rans the mile as well as World 800 meters champion Eunice Sum in the two lap race
A total of 41 world and 22 Olympic champions wil grace the two day event also dubbed the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games . Usain Bolt will be the star attraction on the Friday night of the three-day event and he will be joined by British Olympic champions Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis-Hill among a host of other global superstars.
British 100m champion Chijindu Ujah will face Bolt alongside British team-mates European champion James Dasaolu and world indoor champion Richard Kilty.
In the 100m hurdles, Olympic heptathlon champion Ennis-Hill will go up against the in-form 2008 Olympic champion Dawn Harper Nelson, world champ Brianna Rollins, world leader Sharika Nelvis and Doha winner Jasmin Stowers.
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