McLaughlin-Levrone is Expected to Race the Open 400m for the First Time Since 2021
Tokyo Olympic 1500m Gold Medalist Jakob Ingebrigtsen Aims to Break Two-Mile World Record, Set by Daniel Komen in 1997
Faith Kipyegon, Gabby Thomas, Devon Allen, and Abby Steiner Also Expected to Compete This Week in Paris, the Site of the 2024 Olympic Summer Games
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 7, 2023 – Tokyo Olympic and reigning 400m hurdles world champion Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone, two-time 200m world champion Noah Lyles, and two-time 110m hurdles world champion Grant Holloway headline NBC Sports’ live coverage of the Diamond League in Paris, France, this Friday, June 9, at 3 p.m. ET on Peacock from Stade Sébastien-Charléty.
McLaughlin-Levrone, competing in her first Diamond League meet since 2019, will be contesting the 400m for the first time since 2021 in her outdoor season debut. With a career best of 50.07 in the event in 2018 when she was only 18 years old, the 400m hurdles world record holder could not only break her own personal record this weekend, but could challenge the American record of 48.70, held by four-time Olympic gold medalist and NBC Sports track & field analyst Sanya Richards-Ross.
Tokyo Olympic 1500m champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen (Norway), coming off a resounding 1500m victory at the Rabat Diamond League meet two weeks ago, is expected to attempt to break the two-mile world record of 7:58.61 set by Daniel Komen (Kenya) in 1997. Komen remains the only man to ever run back-to-back sub-four-minute miles.
Lyles, who ran a world-leading 19.67 at the Racers Grand Prix in Kingston, Jamaica, last weekend, is expected to line up for the 100m. Other notable U.S. stars expected to compete on Friday include Holloway, two-time 110m hurdles Olympian Devon Allen, two-time world champion sprinter Abby Steiner, two-time Olympic medalist Gabby Thomas, and reigning Olympic and world champion Katie Moon.
On the international side, Faith Kipyegon (Kenya), who broke the 1500m world record in Florence last week with an astounding 3:49.11, is set to face reigning 10,000m world champion Letesenbet Gidey (Ethiopia) in the 5,000m, who owns the world record in the event. Tokyo Olympic 100m champion Marcell Jacobs (Italy), reigning Olympic and world 800m champion Emmanuel Korir (Kenya), Tokyo Olympic and reigning world 800m silver medalist Keely Hodgkinson (Great Britain), and two-time 200m world medalist Dina Asher-Smith (Great Britain) are all expected to compete.
NBC Sports’ Paul Swangard will call the event, joined by four-time Olympic medalist Ato Boldon, 2012 London Olympic decathlon silver medalist Trey Hardee, and three-time U.S. National Team member Josh Cox on the CNBC broadcast.
NBC Sports will present more than 60 hours of exclusive coverage of the Diamond League this season across NBC, Peacock, and CNBC, including 30+ hours of live coverage streaming on Peacock. All 14 meets will be presented live on Peacock, with encore presentations of most on CNBC. NBC Sports will also present the 2023 World Athletics Championships from Budapest, Hungary, on August 19-27.
From September 16-17, NBC will present four hours of live coverage of the Prefontaine Classic, which will double as the Diamond League Final, from Hayward Field at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Ore. – home of the 2023 USATF Outdoor Championships. This will be the first time in history that the Diamond League Final will be held on U.S. soil.
How To Watch – Friday, June 9 (all times ET)
- Streaming – Peacock (LIVE), NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app
- TV – CNBC
|Fri., June 9||3-5 p.m. (LIVE)|
|Sat., June 10||1-3 p.m.*|
2023 NBC SPORTS DIAMOND LEAGUE TRACK & FIELD SCHEDULE
|Fri., June 9||Paris||3-5 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., June 10||Paris||1-3 p.m.||CNBC*|
|Thurs., June 15||Oslo||2-4 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., June 17||Oslo||1-3 p.m.||CNBC*|
|Fri., June 30||Lausanne||2-4 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., July 1||Lausanne||1-3 p.m.||CNBC*|
|Sun., July 2||Stockholm||12-2 p.m.||Peacock, CNBC|
|Sun., July 16||Silesia||10 a.m.-12 p.m.||Peacock, CNBC|
|Fri., July 21||Monaco||2-4 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., July 22||Monaco||1-3 p.m.||CNBC*|
|Sun., July 23||London||9-11 a.m.||Peacock|
|Thurs., Aug. 31||Zurich||2-4 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., Sep. 2||Shenzhen||7-9 a.m.||Peacock|
|Sun., Sep. 3||Shenzhen||8-10 a.m.||CNBC*|
|Fri., Sep. 8||Brussels||2-4 p.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., Sep. 9||Brussels||1-3 p.m.||CNBC*|
|Sat., Sep. 16||Eugene (Diamond League Final)||3-5 p.m.||NBC, Peacock|
|Sun., Sep. 17||Eugene (Diamond League Final)||3-4 p.m.||Peacock, CNBC|
|4-6 p.m.||NBC, Peacock|