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Paris Diamond League preview

Canadians will be watching Aaron Brown in the 200m and Brandon McBride in the 800m on Saturday

This Saturday, August 24, is the Paris Diamond League, the last Diamond League meet before the finals in Zurich on August 29 and Brusssels on September 6. Canadians will be watching Canadian 100m champion Aaron Brown face world champion Ramil Guliyev of Turkey and American Noah Lyles, who broke¬†Usain Bolt’s meet record in the 200m at Lausanne Diamond League earlier this season.

That event goes at 2:57 p.m. ET. Brandon McBride will race the 800m at 2:14 p.m. The 800m is not a Diamond League event, but still has some interesting names, including American Clayton Murphy and world champion Pierre-Ambroise Bosse, and McBride has had an excellent season and holds the second fastest season’s best in the field, at 1:43.83.

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The other big draws include Filip and Jakob Ingebrigtsen of Norway in the 1,500m. Jakob has never won a Diamond League event. He has his work cut out for him, with indoor 1,500m world record-holder Samuel Tefera and world championship bronze medallist Ayanleh Souleiman also toeing the line, though he defeated Tefera for the indoor U20 world record in February. The 1,500m goes at 2:35 p.m. ET.



Conseslus Kipruto, who won the 3,000m steeplechase despite losing a shoe in the Diamond League final in Zurich last year, will face Soufiane El Bakkali of Morocco again, as well as Kenyan cross-country champion Amos Kirui. This event goes at 3:29 p.m. ET.

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CBC Sports will have live coverage of the Paris Diamond League starting at 2:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, August 24.