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Zürich Diamond League Meet Loaded

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Aug. 16, 2012
  • Updated Aug. 16, 2012 at 8:23 AM UTC
Even though he has a gold medal and a new world record, David Rudisha will toe the line in the 800m later this month in Zurich. Photo: IAAF

Switzerland’s largest annual track meet just got some top billing.

Even though most people consider the thought of fast runners hurling themselves around a track as something that harkens back to the London Olympics, the real hardcore athletics fans out there are looking ahead.

Specifically, they are focusing on the upcoming Samsung Diamond League Meeting that is taking place in Switzerland’s largest city, Zürich, at the end of this month.

From a middle-distance perspective, the top runner to watch in the “Weltklasse Zürich” meeting is none other than Kenya’s David Rudisha, who ran a blazing world record at the London Olympics earlier this month.

Also taking part in the Swiss track event is the women’s gold medalist in the steeplechase, Yuliya, Zaripova. And for follower’s of the sport, there are also another 10 gold medalists in events ranging from the shot put to the high jump.

The greatest sprinter of all time, Usain Bolt, will also make an appearance in front of 25,000 screaming fans.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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