News08 Jun 2015

Hussein out to thrill local Swiss fans in Lausanne – IAAF Diamond League


Kariem Hussein after winning the 2014 European 400m hurdles title (© Getty Images)

Swiss local hero and 2014 European 400m hurdles champion Kariem Hussein will take on some of the best men his event has to offer and race in front of his family and friends at the Athletissima meeting in Lausanne, the ninth of this summer’s IAAF Diamond League meetings, on 9 July.

The meeting organisers announced on Monday (8) that he will be facing a brace of two-time winners over the barriers at the Athletissima meeting: USA’s Bershawn Jackson (2006 and 2010) and Puerto Rico’s Javier Culson (2013 and 2014).

Other athletes in the 400m hurdles this year will include the USA’s Michael Tinsley, the London 2012 Olympic Games and 2013 IAAF World Championships silver medallist.

The 100m has always been one of the highlights of Athletissima and this year it will be no different this year.

The organisers have assembled Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell, who have all won at least once in Lausanne’s Pontaise stadium.

The trio currently occupy the top three places in the 2015 100m lists with Gatlin leading the way after his personal best of 9.74 at the opening IAAF Diamond League meeting of 2015 in Doha last month.

Organisers for the IAAF

2015 IAAF Diamond League calendar
Doha, QAT – 15 May
Shanghai, CHN – 17 May
Eugene, USA – 30 May
Rome, ITA – 4 June
Birmingham, GBR – 7 June
Oslo, NOR – 11 June
New York, USA – 13 June
Paris, FRA – 4 July
Lausanne, SUI – 9 July
Monaco, MON – 17 July
London, GBR – 24-25 July
Stockholm, SWE – 30 July
Zurich, SUI – 3 September
Brussels, BEL – 11 September