Kevin Mayer at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Paris (© Gladys Chai von der Laage)
World decathlon champion Kevin Mayer, world indoor 60m hurdles silver medallist Pascal Martinot-Lagarde and Olympic 200m bronze medallist Christophe Lemaitre are all set to compete at the Meeting de Paris when the 2018 IAAF Diamond League reaches the French capital on 30 June.
Before that, though, the trio of leading French athletes will also compete at the Meeting de Paris Indoor on 7 February at the AccorHotels Arena.
Mayer competed at both meetings in 2017 during his build-up to his two major championship appearances of the year. One month after competing at the Meeting de Paris Indoor, he struck gold at the European Indoor Championships with a European record of 6479.
Later in the year, he set big PBs in the 110m hurdles and javelin during a ‘triathlon’ at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Paris and then won the world title in London just six weeks later.
This year he will be using the Meeting de Paris Indoor as part of his preparations for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018.
Lemaitre will contest the 60m indoors and the 100m outdoors when he lines up for the two Paris fixtures. Martinot-Lagarde, meanwhile, will be raring to contest the sprint hurdles at both meetings, having been forced to cut short his 2017 season due to injury.
Organisers for the IAAF
2018 IAAF Diamond League calendar
4 May – Doha, QAT
12 May – Shanghai, CHN
26 May – Eugene, USA
31 May – Rome, ITA
7 Jun – Oslo, NOR
10 Jun – Stockholm, SWE
30 Jun – Paris, FRA
5 Jul – Lausanne, SUI
13 Jul – Rabat, MAR
20 Jul – Monaco, MON
21-22 Jul – London, GBR
18 Aug – Birmingham, GBR
30 Aug – Zurich, SUI
31 Aug – Brussels, BEL