This is the EME report on the EBS Herculis Meeting, one of the finest meetings in the Diamond League circuit. 
Kipyegon 4:07.64 WR, Warholm 46.51 WL DLR MR, Ali 12.30 WL MR, Kinyamal 1:43.22 WL

MONACO (MON, Jul 21): Faith Kipyegon again impressed the crowds at the stadium and all over the world, smashing the one-mile world record by 4.69 sec. In addition, other three world leads and four area records, including a European record for Mohamed Katir over 5000m (12:45.01). And also the first loss of the season for Mondo Duplantis.

Short reviews


200m – World champion Shericka Jackson wins in 21.86 (0.2) ahead of Julien Alfred (22.08) and Dina Asher-Smith, who improved her season’s best to 22.23 in the third.

400m – A third Diamond League win of the season for Natalia Kaczmarek, who powered through the field for victory in 49.63. Lifetime best of 49.68 for Shamier Little in second. Lieke Klaver and Rhasidat Adeleke both clocked 49.99 for third and fourth, respectively (49.988 and 49.990).

One mile – Third world record of the season for Faith Kipyegon, who destroyed Sifan Hassan’s world record of 4:12.33 with 4:07.64! Her 1500m was 3:51.5 unofficially. Ciara Mageean decimated Sonia O’Sullivan’s Irish record with 4:14.58 in second to move to fifth on the world all-time list. Laura Muir was fourth in a British record of 4:15.24, and there were area records for Jessica Hull in 4:15.34 (Oceania), Nikki Hiltz in 4:16.35 (North America), and Joselyn Brea in 4:27.41 (South America), and national record for France by Berenice Cleyet-Merle (4:26.06).

100m hurdles – 34-year-old Nia Ali won in a world lead and lifetime best of 12.30 to break Gail Devers’ meeting record of 12.42. Ali won by 0.01 from Kendra Harrison, with Alaysha Johnson third in 12.39 (387), and Tia Jones in 12.39 (388), and Laeticia Bapte of France finished sixth in 12.73 (0.6) PB.

High jump – Nicola Olyslagers cleared 1.99m to win by one clear height from Ukrainians Iryna Gerashchenko and Yaroslava Mahuchikh, who were second and third on countback at 1.96m.

Long jump – A third Diamond League win of the season for Larissa Iapichino with an outdoor lifetime best of 6.95m (0.3, also EL) in the sixth round to beat Tara Davis-Woodhall (6.88, 0.2). Ivana Vuleta improved to 6.86m (0.0) to finish third.


100m – Ferdinand Omanyala edged out Letsile Tebogo, 9.92 (0.6) to 9.93. This was Tebogo’s first sub-10-second performance of the year.

800m – World lead of 1:43.22 ahead of Kenya’s Wycliffe Kinyamal, who led six athletes under the 1:44-barrier, including fifth Daniel Rowden of Great Britain with 1:43.95. Personal best also for seventh Frenchman Yanis Meziane (1:44.30).

5000m – Ethiopia’s Hagos Gebrhiwet rolled back the years to take victory in a lifetime best of 12:42.18 to lead an Ethiopian 1-2-3 ahead of Berihu Aregawi (12:42.58) and Telahun Haile Bekele (12:42.70). European record of 12:45.01 for Mohamed Katir in fourth. Jimmy Gressier also broke the 13 minute-barrier for the first time with 12:56.09, a national record for France. Gebrhiwot moved to no 3 among Ethiopians for Budapest qualification.

3000m steeplechase – 20-year-old Simon Koech won in a lifetime best of 8:04.19, third best in 2023, and Budapest standard for him as Kenyan Trials winner. New Zealand’s George Beamish finished fifth in 8:13.26 to break the Oceanian record.

400m hurdles – Fourth fastest time in history and world lead for Karsten Warholm, who broke his meeting (and Diamond League) record with 46.51. A solid season’s debut for Alison dos Santos who was second in 47.66 on his return from knee surgery. Ludvy Vaillant of France was fourth in a personal best of 47.85.

Pole vault – Surprise loss for Armand Duplantis, who was only fourth with 5.72m, his first and only valid jump of the competition. Chris Nilsen equaled his season’s best of 5.92m for victory.

Triple jump – Hugues Fabrice Zango snatched victory from 18-year-old world U20 champion Jaydon Hibbert with the last jump of the competition – 17.70m (-0.4) to 17.68m (1.7).

Javelin throw – Jakub Vadlejch won with his first throw of 85.95m from European champion Julian Weber with 84.23m.