There is just one day to go before the start of the 2014 IAAF Diamond League in Doha, Qatar, which also heralds the start of the Fantasy Diamond Race.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Valerie Adams, Genzebe Dibaba, Mohammed Aman, Asbel Kiprop, Ivan Ukhov, Christian Taylor and home star Mutaz Essa Barshim are just some of the illustrious names and global champions that will compete at the Qatar Sorts Club on Friday 9 May.
With the provisional entry lists now available for the Doha meeting (click here) players can now put assemble their Fantasy Diamond Race teams for the first meeting in this years series.
The 2014 edition of Fantasy Diamond Race follows the athletes who compete in the 32 event disciplines of the Diamond Race at the 14 meetings of the IAAF Diamond League in 2014.
This provides players with the chance to compare their athletics knowledge against fellow track and field fans from around the world via the overall leader board, and players can also set up private leagues with their friends and colleagues.
Players have to identify nine athletes at each IAAF Diamond League meeting who they think will place highest in their events and, just as with the real Diamond Race itself, points are then awarded to those finishing in the podium positions.
New for 2014: players team scores will be updated live during each IAAF Diamond League meeting.
There are outstanding and unique prizes for those players whose teams have the highest scores at each of the 14 meetings, and for the season winner who accumulates the best overall points score across all meetings
The IAAF Diamond League is composed of 14 of the best invitational track and field meetings in the world. The meetings are spread across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the USA, and compose the top tier of the IAAF’s global one-day meeting competition structure.
This series of 14 meetings, which began in 2010, showcases 32 event disciplines which are carefully distributed amongst the meetings.
In each discipline, there is a Diamond Race with points available throughout the 14 meeting season. Winners of each Diamond Race receive a 40,000 USD cash prize and a spectacular Diamond Trophy.
2014 IAAF Diamond League calendar
Doha, QAT, 9 May
Shanghai, CHN 18 May
Eugene, USA 31 May
Rome, ITA 5 Jun
Oslo, NOR 11 Jun
New York, USA 14 Jun
Lausanne, SUI 3 Jul
Paris, FRA 5 Jul
Glasgow, GBR 11-12 Jul
Monaco, MON 18 Jul
Stockholm, SWE 21 Aug
Birmingham, GBR 24 Aug
Zurich, SUI 28 Aug
Brussels, BEL 5 Sep