Grenada’s quarter miler Kirani James and American Lashawn Merrit will go head to head at IAAF Diamond League meet in Doha on May 5 at the Qatar Sports Club.
The men’s 400m is expected to be an exciting contest between London 2012 Olympic Champion and 2011 World Champion, Kirani James, and Beijing 2008 Olympic Champion and 2009 and 2013 World Champion, LaShawn Merritt.
James, who became Grenada’s first-ever Olympic medallist, is one of only nine athletes in history to win World Championships at Youth, Junior and senior level.
Merritt, winner of last year’s Diamond Race, is the sixth fastest man in history over 400m and is one of only four men in history to have broken 20 seconds for the 200m and 44 seconds for the 400m.
The Doha Diamond League will provide an early opportunity to see the form of both sprint sensations at the beginning of a World Championship season