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Monday, April 7, 2014

Rudisha confirms Doha return, Ukhov to face Barshim, Dibaba to star in 3000m – IAAF Diamond League

Olympic 800m champion and world record-holder David Rudisha will return to IAAF Diamond League action at the Doha 2014 meeting on Friday 9 May. Rudisha’s appearance in the Qatari capital, the seventh of his career, will signal the Kenyan’s eagerly anticipated comeback after a knee injury cut his 2013 season short after just two races. For the home crowd, no appearance will be as keenly awaited as freshly-minted world indoor high jump champion Mutaz Essa Barshim, who will face Olympic champion Ivan Ukhov. Despite Rudisha and Barshim’s credentials, the most exciting track and field athlete in the world at the moment is Genzebe Dibaba who will headline the women’s 3000m in Doha.