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HERCULIS EBS: Who is Going to break Records in Monaco in 2023

Every athlete knows that the Herculis EBS Meeting in Monaco is a land of middle-distance records. It is also the venue for four current world records: women’s 1,500m (3’50”07, Genzebe Dibaba in 2015), women’s 3,000m steeplechase (8’44”32, Beatrice Chepkoech in 2018), women’s mile (4’12”33, Sifan Hassan in 2019) and men’s 5,000m (12’35”36, Joshua Cheptegei in 2020). For this year’s event, you can expect some great performances.

The Herculis EBS Meeting unveils some new names to watch on 21 July at Stade Louis II. And the whole world is excited by the the program particularly by the middle-distance events which will be closely watched once again this year! A kind of dress rehearsal, just one month before the World Championships in Budapest.

Women 1500m

Faith Kipyegon is a regular on the track at the Stade Louis II. The two-time world and Olympic champion put in an extraordinary performance last year, crossing the line three-tenths off the world record for the distance (3’50”37). The Kenyan is back this year, more vengeful than ever, with the ambition of lowering her best world performance of the year (3’58”57), achieved in Doha in the first stage of the Wanda Diamond League.

Men 800m

The Kenyan Emmanuel Korir has established himself as the boss of the world 800m, becoming Olympic champion in 2021 and world champion in Eugene last year, then postponing the Wanda Diamond League final the same year. He will be coming to Monaco to prepare himself before the World Championships, on a track he knows well having run there in the last two editions (800m and 1000m).

Men 5,000m

The men’s 5,000m is sure to be a big one, with several big names on the start line. Jacob Kiplimo, world cross-country champion last February, will be aiming for victory, having won bronze in the 5,000m at the last world championships. He will be joined by his runner-up from the world cross-country championships, Ethiopia’s Behiru Aregawi, world record-holder in the 5km and winner of the Wanda Diamond League in 2021 in the 5,000m. On the French side, all eyes will be on Jimmy Gressier. He has always shone in the Principality, where he has twice beaten the European 5km record (in 2020 and in 2023).
To buy tickets please proceed to the website of the competitions. Tickets are available at prices between €15 and €70.
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