By Paul D. Bowker | July 20, 2018, 12:01 a.m. (ET)
Jenna Prandini runs to victory in the women's 200-meter at the 2018 USATF Outdoor Championships, part of the Team USA Summer Champions Series, presented by Xfinity, on June 24, 2018 in Des Moines, Iowa.

 

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Powerful U.S. lineups that include Olympic champions Brianna McNeal, Dalilah Muhammad and Jeff Henderson joins a stacked international field of athletes for this weekend’s Diamond League stops in London and Monaco.

The Muller Anniversary Games, the name of the Diamond League stop in London, feature seven gold medalists from the Olympic Games Rio 2016 and nine current world champions competing Saturday and Sunday. The London meet follows up a Diamond League stop on Friday in Monaco.

McNeal is among eight American entrants in the women’s 100-meter hurdles on Sunday, an event that has been dominated by U.S. hurdlers this year. Keni Harrison, McNeal and Sharika Nelvis went first-second-third in the season-opening 100 hurdles, and they are all entered in London, along with Jasmin Stowers, Queen Harrison, Kori Carter, Christina Manning and Evonne Britton.

Muhammad is among four Americans in the women’s 400-meter hurdles.

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Henderson leads three U.S. athletes in the men’s long jump while 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Sam Kendricks goes after another win in the men’s pole vault on Saturday.

The men’s 100-meter features five U.S. runners, including reigning world silver medalist Christian Coleman and Ronnie Baker, who has won three of four Diamond League races this season.

The meet-ending Millicent Fawcett Mile on Sunday includes three-time Olympian Jenny Simpson and 2016 Olympian Kate Grace.

World champion Phyllis Francis, who has finished among the top three in every race this season, and Noah Lyles, who is unbeaten in 200-meter races this season, are among the U.S. runners competing Friday in Monaco.

Among the field athletes are 2012 Olympic champion Jenn Suhr in the women’s pole vault and 2016 Olympic champion Michelle Carter in the women’s shot put.

Jenna Prandini is competing at both Diamond League stops. She’ll run in the women’s 100 in Monaco on Friday and the 200 in London on Saturday.

TV: 2 p.m. ET Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. Sunday, Olympic Channel

Paul D. Bowker is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.