Ingebrigtsen and McLaughlin, to tear down 65 years of history

Paris receives the Diamond Leaguefourth appointment of the 2023 calendar, in a meeting that heralds strong emotions and historic results (Movistar Deportes 1, 9:00 p.m.). two names lead the enormous pleiad of star participants at the Stade Charléty: sprinter Sydney McLaughlin and middle-distance runner Jakob Ingebrigtsen. The 23-year-old North American, the alien who won the 400 hurdles World Championship in Oregon with 50.68, has a new goal and will compete for the first time in a 400 sprint officially with the aim of ending 38 years of history, the time that has past since the German Marita Koch stopped the clock in Canberra (Australia) at 47.60.

A lot of history and decades (27 years) also has the 7:58.61 that in 1997 the Kenyan Daniel Komen achieved in the two miles, the only human being to have covered the distance in less than 8 minutes. In the attempt to overthrow him, mythical names in athletics such as Eliud Kipchoge, Haile Gebrselassie, Kenenisa Bekele or Mo Farah have failed… but now comes the turn of the Norwegian Ingebrigtsen, the Norwegian wonder (22 years old) who is already Olympic champion (Tokyo, 1,500), World (Eugene, 5,000) and four-time European champion (Berlin and Munich, 1,500 and 5,000), in addition to different metals in all the planetary and continental competitions both outdoors and on the indoor track; Indoor world record holder of 1,500 and 3,000, and double European cross-country champion.

Two wonders that will share tartan with others As the Olympic 100m champion Marcell Jacobs to be measured (if he does not leave at the last minute as he did in Rabat and Florence) in the hectometre to Noah Lyles (200 world champion) who in 2023 has run in 9.95 or the Kenyan Ferdinand Omanyala, 9.84 this year. Also very relevant, without ruling out another record, will be the 5,000 women’s Faith Kipyegon, who has just broken the planetary mark of 1,500; the Ethiopian Letesenbet Gidey, world record woman of the distance with 14:06.62, or the Kenyan Beatrice Chepkoech, owner of the record of 3,000 obstacles.

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And as if that were not enough, the end of the party, the Men’s 3,000 meter hurdles they will have the ethiopian Lamecha Girma (22 years old) looking closely at 7:53.63 from Qatari (born in Kenya) Said Saaeed Shaheen with whom no one has been able to in 19 years. In Paris there will be four spanish in the test (Fernando Carro, Daniel Arce, Víctor Ruiz and El Mehdi Aboujanah) trying to get closer to the 8:15 that qualifies them for the World Cups in Budapest of summer, or at least the 8:20 that the RFEA requests as a minimum. The Spanish participation will be completed with the ‘Speed ​​Girls’, the fantastic relay of the women’s 4×100 that already has a place for the Hungarian event.

PARIS DIAMOND PROGRAM (MOVISTAR SPORTS 1 FROM 9:00 PM)

18:57 Weight (F)

19:35 Altitude (F)

20:15 Disco (F)

20:20 Pole (F)

20:42 Two miles (M)

21:04 400 hurdles (M)

21:15 800 (F)

21:19 Length (M)

21:25 5,000 (M)

21:42 Javelin (F)

21:52 110 hurdles (semifinals)

22:02 400 (F)

22:12 100 (M)

22:32 3,000 obstacles (M)

22:51 800 (M)

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