News22 Jul 2015

Ortega, Merritt and Martinot-Lagarde added to Stockholm’s 110m hurdles field – IAAF Diamond League


Orlando Ortega, Aries Merritt, Pascal Martinot-Lagarde and David Oliver in the 110m hurdles (© Getty Images)

Stockholm Bauhaus Athletics had already announced the participation of USA’s world champion David Oliver in the 110m hurdles. Now four more sprint hurdlers have been added to the field for the IAAF Diamond League meeting on 30 July.

Cuba’s world leader Orlando Ortega, world record-holder Aries Merritt, 2014 Diamond Race winner Pascal Martinot-Lagarde and European champion Sergey Shubenkov will all line up against Oliver in Stockholm’s Olympic Stadium at the end of this month.

“It is fantastic that the Bauhaus-Galan can assemble a 110m hurdles start field that could almost be the World Championships final in Beijing,” said meeting director Anders Tallgren. “I hope the public will enjoy the chance to experience such a world-class race.”

Oliver currently leads the Diamond Race, but with three more 110m hurdles competitions left to go in the series, any one of the athletes in this field could feasibly take the Diamond Trophy.

Organisers for the IAAF

2015 IAAF Diamond League calendar
Doha, QAT – 15 May
Shanghai, CHN – 17 May
Eugene, USA – 30 May
Rome, ITA – 4 June
Birmingham, GBR – 7 June
Oslo, NOR – 11 June
New York, USA – 13 June
Paris, FRA – 4 July
Lausanne, SUI – 9 July
Monaco, MON – 17 July
London, GBR – 24-25 July
Stockholm, SWE – 30 July
Zurich, SUI – 3 September
Brussels, BEL – 11 September