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Diamond League Stats: What are the meet records set at Herculis?

Since its inception in 1987, the Herculis Meeting in Monaco has been a celebrated venue for elite athletes from around the globe. Established by the Monegasque Athletics Federation, the meeting takes its name from the legendary demigod Hercules. The Federation, led by Prince Albert II, endeavored to make Monaco a key hub for athletics and has met the challenge with aplomb.

Over the years, the Herculis Meeting has hosted renowned athletes like Carl Lewis, Yelena Isinbayeva, Sergey Bubka, and Usain Bolt. These sporting figures participate in around 15 events during a single evening. A part of the Diamond League since 2010, the Herculis Meeting was part of the Golden League circuit from 1998 to 2002. It also hosted the World Athletics Final from 2003 to 2005.

The Herculis Meeting is recognized globally for its excellent performances, especially from middle-distance athletes. Notably, it’s the only meeting that has served as the setting for three world records – Joshua Cheptegei’s men’s 5,000 m, Sifan Hassan’s women’s mile run, and Beatrice Chepkoech’s women’s 3,000 m steeplechase.

What are the meet records set at Herculis (Diamond League event)?

The 2023 meeting of the Herculis (Diamond League event) is set to feature world-class champions like Armand Duplantis, Faith Kipyegon, Jacob Kiplimo, Pedro Pichardo, and Jimmy Gressier. The Herculis EBS Meeting, continually hosted at the Louis II Stadium, a sports complex named after Prince Louis II, has a seated capacity of over 18,000 and includes an athletics track, a multipurpose sports hall, and a water sports center.

EventMen’s Athlete (Country)Men’s RecordWomen’s Athlete (Country)Women’s Record
100 mJustin Gatlin (United States)9.78 (-0.3 m/s)Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica)10.62 (+0.4 m/s)
200 mNoah Lyles (United States)19.46 (+0.8 m/s)Merlene Ottey (Jamaica)21.77
400 mWayde van Niekerk (South Africa)43.73Shaunae Miller-Uibo (Bahamas)48.97 DLR
800 mNijel Amos (Botswana)1:41.89Caster Semenya (South Africa)1:54.60
1000 mJake Wightman (Great Britain)2:13.88Faith Kipyegon (Kenya)2:29.15 DLR
1500 mAsbel Kiprop (Kenya)3:26.69 DLRGenzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia)3:50.07 WR DLR
MileJohn Ngugi (Kenya)3:56.75Sifan Hassan (Netherlands)4:12.33 WR DLR
5000 mJoshua Cheptegei (Uganda)12:35.36 WR DLRHellen Obiri (Kenya)14:22.12
110/100 m hurdlesAries Merritt (United States)12.93 (0.0 m/s)Gail Devers (United States)12.42
400 m hurdlesKarsten Warholm (Norway)47.08Lashinda Demus (United States)52.63
3000 m steeplechaseBrimin Kipruto (Kenya)7:53.64 DLRBeatrice Chepkoech (Kenya)8:44.32 WR DLR
High jumpBohdan Bondarenko (Ukraine)/Danil Lysenko (ANA)2.4Mariya Lasitskene (Russia)2.05 m
Pole vaultPiotr Lisek (Poland)6.02 mYelena Isinbayeva (Russia)5.04 m
Long jumpIvan Pedroso (Cuba)8.58 m (−0.8 m/s)Heike Drechsler (Germany)7.33 m
Triple jumpChristian Taylor (United States)17.82 m (+0.2 m/s)Caterine Ibargüen (Colombia)15.31 m (0.0 m/s)
Shot putJoe Kovacs (United States)22.56 mNatalya Lisovskaya (Soviet Union)20.60 m
Discus throwLars Riedel (Germany)69.08 mLarisa Korotkevich (Russia)69.30 m
Javelin throwRaymond Hecht (Germany)90.20 mBarbora Špotáková (Czech Republic)69.45 m
4 × 100 meters relayUSA Red (United States)37.58USA Red (United States)41.75

(Note – DLR refers to Diamond League Record.)

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