By: Gyang Dakwo
Tobi Amusan, Noah Lyles, Faith Kipyegon and Mondo Duplantis are among the big names on the confirmed entry lists Of the greatest athletes in track and field who will touch down in Eugene this week ahead of the Wanda Diamond League Final at the Prefontaine Classic.
After five months of world-class action across four continents, it all comes down to the season finale at Hayward Field, where all 32 of the 2023 Wanda Diamond League champions will be crowned over the course of a two-day bumper programme.
For some, such as US sprint star Noah Lyles or Kenyan distance ace Faith Kipyegon, it is the chance to crown an already historic season with one more global title.
Others, such as Amusan and Norwegian superstar Jakob Ingebrigtsen, are out to bounce back from disappointment at the World Athletics Championships.
The likes of Femke Bol and Mondo Duplantis will be hoping to defend their Diamond League titles, while big names such as Sha’Carri Richardson are aiming for a first ever Diamond Trophy.
The majority of ahletes qualify for the final by earning points at the 13 series meetings throughout the season, while some can enter on a national or global wild card.
The league will start on September 16 through to the 17th.