Courtney comes away with a new PR 8:53.99!
The Grand Prix in Birmingham will be the first major competition since the World Championships in London. The meet will be full of stars with the short travel and turnaround from the Championships finishing up a week previous in England.
Courtney will race the flat 3K at 9:40am CT on Sunday, her first race since winning the Silver medal at the World Championships in the steeplechase.
What is the Diamond League?
The IAAF Diamond League encompasses 32 Diamond disciplines, following a championship style model. Athletes earn points at qualification meets to qualify for the final of their event.
Each of the disciplines is staged six or four times before the Final. At each of the 12 qualification meetings, Athletes are awarded 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 or 1 points for ranking 1st to 8th respectively. The top 8 or 12 Athletes (depending on the discipline) will be awarded a start at the Final. In case of a tie, the best legal performance of the qualification phase wins.
The winner at the Final of each Diamond Discipline will become "IAAF Diamond League Champion".