Olympic champion Felix Sanchez to face Javier Culson at Doha
Doha.– Twice Olympic Games winner Felix Sanchez will line-up in the 400m Hurdles at this year’s IAAF Diamond League, the major international athletics event that will be held in Doha from May 15.
The Dominican hurdler, 37, is an example of phenomenal longevity, first with consecutive World titles in 2001 and 2003, followed by Olympic gold in 2004 and eight years later in 2012.
Sanchez will have to face a strong field that includes Puerto Rico’s Javier Culson, the Diamond Race winner in 2012 and 2013 and two-time World silver medallist and reigning Olympic bronze medallist.
Two-time Doha winner and meeting record holder L.J. Van Zyl of South Africa will also be in the field, along with former World champion Bershawn Jackson of the US, also a past winner in Doha.
Van Zyl set the meet standard of 48.11 in 2011 while Jackson who has clocked 48.61 this season, the fastest among entrants thus far, was the winner on the Doha track in 2010.