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THE Her­culis meet­ing in Monaco in July has not only been judged the No.1 Di­a­mond League meet­ing of 2018 but the best grand prix meet of the mod­ern era.

The event on July 19-20 saw a world record in the 3000m steeple­chase from Beatrice Chep­koech, a Di­a­mond League record in the 400m by Shau­nae Miller-Uibo and world leads in the men’s 200m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m steeple­chase, high jump and women’s steeple­chase and 400m, plus 14 na­tional records.

The meet­ing scored 95985 on the IAAF’s sys­tem to beat Eu­gene into sec­ond place (95435) fol­lowed by Zurich, Brus­sels, London, Paris, Lau­sanne and Ra­bat.

What’s more, in an ‘all-time rank­ing’, the Monaco 2018 meet­ing pips Monaco’s 2015 event as the high­est-qual­ity grand prix, with Eu­gene 2015 third and Zurich from 2001 in fourth, fol­lowed by Paris 2015, Eu­gene 2017, Monaco 2014, Eu­gene 2018 and 2016 and Brus­sels 2014.

The fig­ures squash the long-held be­lief that Zurich and Brus­sels are the premier

IAAF grand prix meets of the year.

Beatrice Chep­koech: clocked a world record in Monaco

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