A slew of high-profile clashes and star-studded fields – featuring 13 individual Olympic champions – are set to light up Hayward Field for the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Eugene tomorrow and Saturday.
The best of the lot is probably the women’s 100-metres.
This is where Olympic 100 and 200 metres champion Elaine Thompson-Herah goes up against world indoor 60-metres champion Mujinga Kambundji, world 200-metres champion Dina Asher-Smith and US up and comer Sha’Carri Richardson.
Thompson-Herah has had a low-key start to her outdoor season, withdrawing from a planned appearance in Birmingham last weekend in favour of competing at the J-3As/SDF Jubilee series, where she clocked an impressive 10-point-94 seconds.
Also in the line-up are Marie-Josee Ta Lou, the 2019 world 100-metres bronze medallist, and Shericka Jackson, who ran 10-point-76 to earn Olympic 100-metres bronze in Tokyo.
The field is completed by US duo Teahna Daniels and Twanisha Terry along with Jamaica’s Briana Williams.
The women’s 200-metres will throw up an intriguing clash as the brilliant Bahamian Shaunae Miller-Uibo takes on Jamaican star Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and USA’s Brittany Brown.
Miller-Uibo was some way off her best when finishing third in 51-point-84 seconds over 400-metres in Doha recently, though has a 21-point-74-second performer at her best, her opponents know all about her ability at the half-lap distance.
Fraser-Pryce is better known for her 100-metres brilliance, but the 35-year-old has a Personal Best of 21-point-79 seconds at this distance and was the world champion over it back in 2013.
Her 10-point-67 seconds in Nairobi earlier this month proved she’s in flying form as she sets out to win her sixth individual outdoor world title this summer.