Speed amateurs will be provided for as there is a men’s 100m and a 110m hurdles race. Middle-distance specialists will be able to enjoy a men’s 800m, as well as a women’s 800m and 3,000m. Meantime in the field, the men’s high jump and pole vault will delight the Parisian public, whilst the best female shot putters and javelin throwers on the planet will also be out in force.
In Paris, a women’s 200m, a men’s 3,000m steeplechase and a women’s triple jump competition will further amaze the young and not so young, though the results won’t count towards the diamond tally. The ticket office opens its doors on Wednesday 4 December so book your seats now via this link.
A new look competition
The 2020 edition of the Diamond League is being given a makeover since the events will be concentrated into a 90-minute time slot to make for an even more intense show. The competition will now only comprise twelve events, nine of which will be staged at each meeting. The 200m, the 3,000m steeplechase, the triple jump and the discus will now have a special status outside the core list that means they are integrated during various evening events.
The annual programme has also evolved since a new leg has been introduced in China in May (the exact venue is yet to be determined), whilst Gateshead will take over from Birmingham in August. Lastly, the final will be held over a single evening, on 11 September in the Letzigrund stadium in Zurich.