Five days after Ronnie Baker beat Christian Coleman in Eugene, the US sprinters will line up for a 100m rematch at the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea, the fourth leg of the IAAF Diamond League series.
Baker clocked a remarkable wind-aided 9.78 (+2.4) ahead of world 60m record-holder Coleman with 9.84 at the Prefontaine Classic and on Thursday evening they will line up alongside South Africa’s Commonwealth champion Akani Simbine, Turkey’s world 200m champion Ramil Guliyev and Frenchman Jimmy Vicaut.
Marie-Josée Ta Lou, who took 100m victory at Hayward Field, moves up to 200m, while the hurdles races see world champion Brianna Rollins-McNeal take on athletes such as Sharika Nelvis, Jasmin Stowers and Dawn Harper-Nelson over 100m, while Olympic champion Dalilah Muhammad and Jamaican Janieve Russell race in the 400m hurdles.
In the men’s event Norwegian world champion Karsten Warholm is in action.
A top 1500m field features Bowerman Mile winner Timothy Cheruiyot, runner-up Samuel Tefera and world champion Elijah Manangoi, plus Britain’s Chris O’Hare and Charlie Da’vall Grice fresh from Westminster Mile action at the weekend.
Britain’s Matthew Hudson-Smith races the 400m and Kyle Langford the 800m.
USA’s world steeplechase champion Emma Coburn opens her summer season and Britain’s Rosie Clarke is among those racing, while Zak Seddon contests the men’s event.
Britain’s Julie Rogers forms part of a 100m field including Italy’s Paralympic champion Martina Caironi.
In the field, the men’s long jump competition will feature gold and bronze medallists from last year’s world championships – Luvo Manyonga and Ruswahl Samaai – as well as Olympic champion Jeff Henderson.
The pole vault is headed by world champion Sam Kendricks, who was unbeaten last year. He will be up against the likes of Olympic champion Thiago Braz and Poland’s Piotr Lisek.
Lithuanian world champion Andrius Gudzius and Germany’s Robert Harting contest the men’s discus, while Olympic, world and European champion Sandra Perkovic headlines the women’s event.
The women’s high jump features world champion Maria Lasitskene and Ukraine’s silver medallist from London, Yuliya Lechenko.