BY WILLIAM NJUGUNA AND IAAF
World 800 meter champion Eunice Sum faces a tricky test at the Diamond league meeting in Zurich next month.
She will face Cuba’s Rose Mary Almanza, USA’s Ajee Wilson and Germany’s Fabienne Kohlmann, the current top five of the 2015 list.
The women’s 800m has local star Selina Büchel being on the entry list. She holds the national record, and ranks fourth on the current world’s list.
Kenya’s top steeplechasers will also be in action in Zurich. The 2014 Diamond Race winner Jairus Birech and 2013 world championships silver medallist Conseslus Kipruto will be in the mix. They will face USA’S rising star Evan Jager. Jager has set his eyes on the eight-minute barrier.
He was the tragic hero of IAAF Diamond League meeting in Paris last month. When clearly in the lead and on his way to a historic run under eight minutes, Jager fell after the last hurdle. Losing out to Birech .
The men’s high jump will see three of the best high jumpers ever in an exciting battle: Qatar’s 2014 world indoor champion and 2015 world leader Mutaz Essa Barshim, Ukraine’s 2013 world champion Bohdan Bondarenko, who won in Zurich after his Moscow success that year, and Russia’s London 2012 Olympic Games champion Ivan Ukhov.
Courtesy of the-star.co.ke