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How to watch the Doha Diamond League

27 Olympic and world medallists to race this Friday in Doha

This Friday is the final Diamond League race of 2020, in Doha, Qatar. The exceptionally hot and humid city will host track and field’s last major event of the year, beginning at 12:00 noon ET. The meet will feature 27 Olympic and world championship medallists across the events. 

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How to watch

As always, the CBC is streaming the event for free. Actions starts at noon ET on Friday. 

The schedule

11:33 a.m. ET – 200m Men, Entries
11:43 a.m. ET – 1,500m B Race Men, Entries
12:03 p.m. ET – 400m Men, Entries
12:12 p.m. ET – 100m Hurdles Women, Entries
12:21 p.m. ET – 1,500m Men, Entries
12:34 p.m. ET – 110m Hurdles Men, Entries
12:43 p.m. ET – 800m Women, Entries
12:56 p.m. ET – 100m Women, Entries
1:07 p.m. ET – 800m Men, Entries
1:18 p.m. ET – 3,000m Women, Entries

Races you can’t miss

The women’s 3,000m is the event of the night, with 5,000m world champion Hellen Obiri and world steeplechase champion Beatrice Chepkoech going head-to-head. The two women will be joined by 1,500m world bronze medallist Gudaf Tsegay. Currently, the world record stands at 8:06.11, set by Wang Junxia back in 1993. While this record still seems untouchable, if anyone was to break it, it would likely be one of these women. 

The men’s 1,500m will also be exciting. World and Olympic steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto will run his first 1,500m in five years, he’ll be joined by Ethiopia’s Lamecha Girma and Morocco’s Soufiane El Bakkali, both runners are 2019 world medallists. 

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In the women’s 800m, Olympic 1,500m champion Faith Kipyegon will step down in distance to run two laps of the track. Kipyegon has been on a 1,000m tear this summer, nearly missing the world record on several occasions. She’ll face Uganda’s Winnie Nanyondo, who was fourth at last year’s world championships. 

There are no Canadians in Friday’s lineup. 

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