Olympic champion, Caster Semenya, will be eager to extend her lead in the early stages of the IAAF
Diamond League season when she competes at the third leg of the series in Eugene, Oregon this weekend.
After winning the Women's 800m campaign last year, Semenya took the lead in the 2017 Diamond League
race when she stormed to victory in 1:56.61 at the opening leg in Doha earlier this month, climbing to the
top of the world rankings in her specialist discipline.
Though seven other women in the line-up have dipped under 1:58.00 in their careers, only Olympic silver
and bronze medallists Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi and Kenyan Margaret Wambui have gone under
They are expected to put up the strongest fight against the dominant SA record holder at the annual
Semenya will turn out on Day Two of the Meeting, with the women's two-lap race scheduled to start at
11.16pm (SA time) on Saturday night.
Athletics South Africa