Olympic 10000m champion Selemon Barega will be the star to watch at the seventh Diamond League Meeting of the season that will be held on Saturday in Paris France.
Barega who is also the World 3000m champion will be running his third 5000m this season after finishing third in Eugene in 13:07.30 and fourth in Rome in his seasonal best of 12.54.87.
The 22 year-old who was beaten last week by former Africa Cross Country champion Nicholas Kipkorir Kimeli, will battle four more athletes, who boast a sub-13 minutes personal best. They include, double world 5000m champion, Muktar Edris, Nibret Melak, who clocked a lifetime best of 12:54.22, Addisu Yihune, who clocked a persona best of 12:58.99 in Hengelo last year and a seasonal best of 13:02.10 in Grosseto.
The 2014 Youth Olympics silver medallist, Thierry Ndikumwenayo from Burundi, has also been added on the star studded list after breaking the 13 minutes for the first time this year in Rome with a time of 12:59.39.
The 2018 European 10000m bronze medallist, Yemaneberhan Crippa from Italy, who clocked 13:04.95 in the 5000m in Rome and 27:16.10 in the 10000m in London last May, will also be on the start list to fight for honors.