Final “regular-season” Diamond League meet comes to Birmingham Saturday

U.S. sprint superstar Noah Lyles

Will 100 m co-world leader Noah Lyles be smiling after Saturday’s meet in Birmingham?TSX EXTRA – for August 17, 2018: The IAAF Diamond League season is coming to a close in August and the final “regular-season” meet is tomorrow in Birmingham (GBR) at the Muller Grand Prix.

It’s the final opportunity to qualify for the big-money finals in Zurich (SUI) and Brussels (BEL) at the end of the month and the competition will be fierce in multiple events to get into the qualifying group.

The sprints will be especially hot with Americans Christian Coleman, Noah Lyles and Michael Rodgers all trying to secure their spot in the men’s 100 m. New British heroine Dina Asher-Smith trying to fend off an all-star field in the 200 m that includes stars like Marie-Josee Ta Lou (CIV), Olympic 400 m champ Shaunae Miller-Uibo (BAH), Diamond League leader Jenna Prandini (USA), World Champion Dafne Schippers (NED) and more.

We have previews of the top events in Birmingham in this EXTRA edition.