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Karsten Warholm returns as Diamond League heads to Morocco


The Diamond League makes a cease in Rabat, Morocco on Sunday afternoon as we inch nearer and nearer to the 2022 World Athletics Championship in Eugene, Ore., six weeks from now. The 400mH world document holder, Karsten Warholm, who electrically gained Olympic gold final summer time, returns to competitors after profitable the 2021 DL title.

One other athlete to maintain your eyes on in Rabat is Jamacia’s Elaine Thompson-Herah, who’s coming off a speedy 10.79 over 100m in Eugene.

Two Canadians might be within the area on Sunday as Vancouver’s Jerome Blake (200m) and William Paulson (1,500m) are set to hit the monitor in Rabat.

Right here’s the whole lot that you must learn about Sunday’s Diamond League meet and the Canadians to look at.

Canadians to look at

Paulson has solely raced twice this season however has run back-to-back private greatest performances. He opened his season with a 3:33.97 in California in April, then final weekend on the Prefontaine Basic, he ran a 3:52.42 mile, the third-fastest time by a Canadian ever. Paulson is in type early on within the season. He’ll go up towards the likes of Mohamed Katir from Spain and Abel Kipsang, who was fourth within the mile final weekend.

Canada’s William Paulson within the mile at The Prefontaine Basic. Picture: Kevin Morris

Though Paulson has already hit the world customary, he might be trying to dip below 3:33 for the primary time.

The boys’s 1,500m will go off at 2:15 p.m. E.T. on Sunday afternoon.

Jerome Blake in 200m on the 2018 NACAC Championships in Toronto.

Blake continues to announce his presence on the worldwide stage, profitable the 200m in Ostrava, Czech Republic, earlier this week. The boys’s 200m lacks depth, as lots of the prime sprinters competed finally weekend’s Pre Basic. Kenny Bednarek, who was the silver medalist to Andre De Grasse in Tokyo, would be the favorite going into the race. Bednarek had a breakout 2021 season, incomes his first worldwide medal and the 200m Diamond League title.

The 26-year-old Canadian sprinter will look to overcome that 20-minute barrier that he has been elusively near all season lengthy.

The boys’s 200m will go off at 3:00 p.m. E.T. on Sunday afternoon.

Full begin lists may be discovered right here.

Dwell stream data

Canadians can catch the entire Diamond League Rabat motion on CBC Sports activities. Dwell protection begins Sunday at 2 p.m. ET.



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