Usain Bolt, Wayde van Niekerk and Laura Muir, are among the star names in Monaco for the final Diamond League meeting ahead of next month’s World Championships in London.
Bolt will headline the 100m, in what should be the final Diamond League meet of his amazing career. The race will not feature medal favourites for next month’s World Championships; USA’s Justin Gatlin and Canadian Andre De Grasse.
Britain’s CJ Utah, who has won three Diamond League races this year, will challenge Bolt, as will Jamaica’s 110m hurdles champion, Omar McLeod.
Earlier this week, Canada’s De Grasse suggested he had been removed from the 100m race at the request of Bolt. De Grasse will instead now race as part of the Canadian 4x100m relay team.
In the women’s 3000m race Laura Muir, will face Kenya’s Olympic 5000m silver medalist Hellen Obiri for the second time in two weeks, following their race over one mile, in London.
Other British athletes in the 3000m include Eilish McColgan and Steph Twell.
South African Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk will race in the men’s 400m. Fellow South African and Olympic champion Caster Semenya will return to her signature 800m event, after racing over 400m in last week’s Diamond League in Rabat.
The winner of the women’s 400m at last week’s Diamond League, Olympic 400m champion, Shaunae Miller-Uibo will drops down to the 200m in Monaco.
The women’s 110m hurdles features a strong field, that includes Australia’s Sally Pearson, USA’s Keni Harrison, Nia Ali and Jasmin Stowers.
GB’s Eilidh Doyle will race in the 400m hurdles.
USA’s Olympic 1500m champion Matt Centrowitz, will be tested by two of Kenya’s top young talents Timothy Cheruiyot and Ronald Kwemoi. Three three-time world champion Asbel Kiprop will also feature.
In the men’s 3000m USA’s Olympic silver medallist Evan Jager will face Kenya’s Olympic 3000m steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto.
In the men’s javelin Germany’s Olympic champion Thomas Röhler, and World Championship favourite Johannes Vetter and will face one another once again.