Thursday, July 20, 2017

Windle set for Diamond League debut at Herculis Meeting International d’Athletisme...

Drew Windle (left/photo by Paul Merca) of the Seattle-based Brooks Beasts makes his IAAF Diamond League debut in Friday’s Herculis Meeting International d’Athletisme in Monaco.

Windle, the third place finisher in the USATF Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the men’s 800, will compete in his specialty as part of a ten-man field that includes Kenya’s Emmanuel Korir, the reigning NCAA indoor and outdoor champion at that distance out of Texas-El Paso.

Korir is currently the third fastest in the world at 800 meters this season, having run 1:43.60, while Windle, who is preparing for the IAAF World Championships, is number 11 with his 1:44.63 run at the TrackTown Summer Series finals in New York two weeks ago.

The 800 meters is the only men’s individual event that is non-scoring for IAAF Diamond League points.

After the Herculis meet, the IAAF Diamond League goes on hiatus until after the IAAF World Track and Field Championships in London conclude. It resumes on August 20th in Birmingham, United Kingdom.  

The meet will be broadcast on the NBC Sports Gold ($) app starting at 10:30 am pacific time on Friday.

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