Kevin Mayer at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Paris (© Gladys Chai von der Laage)
Kevin Mayer and Renaud Lavillenie, France’s two world record-holders in track and field events, will compete at the Meeting de Paris, part of the IAAF Diamond League, on 24 August.
Mayer, the world record-holder in the decathlon, and Lavillenie, the world record-holder in the pole vault, are the first two star performers to be unveiled for the meeting in the French capital, which will take place just one month before the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019.
Athletes at the Meeting de Paris will get to perform on the brand new track in the Charléty Stadium, which is also set to host the European Championships in 2020.
It will also be the last of the 12 qualifying IAAF Diamond League meetings before the finals in Zurich and Brussels.
Organisers for the IAAF