Presentation of Herculis EBS 2019 athletics meeting - Louis II Stadium – Friday 12 July 2019, from 7 pm
H.E. Mr Bernard Fautrier, Vice President of the Monegasque Athletics Federation, and Jean-Pierre Schoebel, Director of the Herculis EBS international athletics meeting, today presented details of the 2019 meeting.
The event, which was voted best meeting of the Diamond League 2018, is now in its 33rd year and promises once again to deliver a very high standard, attracting today’s top athletes.
Following the success of last year’s shot put competitions on Port Hercule, the organisers have decided to run a similar event this year, and the public will be able to watch the women’s triple jump for free at 7 pm on Thursday 11 July. The contest will be held on Quai Albert I, between the swimming pool and La Rascasse.
On Friday 12 July, the Louis II Stadium will host:
- 8 men’s events: 100m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000 m steeplechase, pole vault, javelin, triple jump;
- 7 women’s events: 200m, 800m, Brave Like Gabe Mile,* 100m hurdles, 400m hurdles, high jump, triple jump.
The programme will close with the traditional fireworks display at 10.15 pm.
Throughout the day, 41 races over a distance of 1000m will be held.
* Brave Like Gabe Mile, in honour of the athlete Gabriele Grunewald. Diagnosed with cancer in 2009, she holds the 11th fastest time for an American woman over 1500m (4’01’’48), which she ran in Monaco in 2013. In 2014, she became the US indoor champion over 3000m. In 2018, she founded the charity Brave Like Gabe to raise money and awareness for rare cancers. She passed away on 11 June 2019, having fought the disease to the very last.
For further information and tickets, see: www.herculis.com