Thursdays Diamond League event will provide many with the opportunity to score some valuable points in the overall event standings. After a thrilling past few weeks of track & field this event should continue the amazing results and times we've seen recently. Here's a preview of a few events to watch out for.

Men's Pole vault

American Sam Kendricks and Frenchman Renaud Lauvillenie will go at it again for the third time in the past two weeks. The two vaulters exchanged victories at Lausanne and Paris last week. Olympic gold medalist Thiago Braz will also be in the program, as the Brazilian will be looking to pull off another upset.

Men's 5000m

It's a stellar field of 20 men for what should be a fast 5000m race. There are 11 runners who have broken 13 minutes in the field and a number of others that are more than capable of doing so. However, only one runner has actually run under 13 minutes this season. Muktar Edris is that runner, he has run 12:59 this season and should be one of the favorites to take the race.

There will be five Americans in the race, including Olympic medalists Evan Jager and Paul Chelimo. Bernard Lagat, Hassan Mead, and Ryan Hill will be the other three runners representing the U.S. Lagat is the only one out of the five to break 13 minutes, but at least one of the other four should find themselves under that mark.

Women's 200m

Olympic champion Elaine Thompson will have an opportunity to continue her winning streak against a stellar field. Silver medalist Dafne Schippers has the opportunity to pull off the upset as she comes in with the fastest personal best in the field. American Allyson Felix and Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica will be two other sprinters to watch in this race.

Women's 1500m

Faith Kipyegon of Kenya highlights the field of 15 runners for the 1500m. She doesn't come in with the fastest seeded time, but her Olympic victory showed her strength in the final lap. Laura Muir has the fastest time this season out of all the runners involved. Depending on how fast the pace is she could very well take this race.

Americans Jenny Simpson and Shannon Rowbury have a realistic chance of winning this race as the duo are coming off of a very successful Olympics.

Women's 800m

It's a loaded field for the women's 800m as the top runners in the world for this event will highlight the field. Caster Semenya, Francine Niyonsaba, Margaret Wambui, and Melissa Bishop are just some of the names that will compete in what should be a fast race. Every single women from the Olympic 800m final will be in this race, which makes it a perfect opportunity for someone to upset the champion Semenya.

Women's 3000m steeplechase

Ruth Jebet is right back at it after setting a new world record in the event in Paris. The runner from Bahrain will lead the list of favorites in a field that includes Emma Coburn, Beatrice Chepkoech, and Hyvin Kiyeng.

Depending on how the race is run Jebet could run under nine minutes again.

Men's shot put

It should be another great battle between Joe Kovacs, Ryan Crouser, and Tom Walsh in the shot put. Walsh won the event in Paris by defeating Crouser and Kovacs. American Kurt Roberts will also be in the field as he comes off of a solid performance last weekend.

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