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Mercy Cherono to battle Francine Niyonsaba in Oslo

The 2013 World silver medallist, Mercy Cherono has been lined up against a star studded field at the sixth Wanda Diamond League meeting of the season in Oslo on Thursday.

The 31 year-old who is also the 2014 commonwealth Games champion will battle for honors with the Diamond League title holder and the inform Francine Niyonsaba, who was the first athlete to be identified as having DSD to officially break a world record when clocking 5:21.26 for 2000m to take over two seconds from the former mark. Niyosaba comes to this race carrying the season opener title from Doha.

The back to back winners in Birmingham and Eugene, Dayit Seyaum and Ejgayehu Taye from Ethiopia have also been lined up to face Cherono.

Cherono who made her statement known in Rabat after picking up her first Diamond League victory since 2015, will have an uphill task as she will also face the Tokyo bronze medallist Gudaf Tsegay, the 2018 European silver medallist and the Scottish record holder Eilish McColgan and the 2016 European 10,000m bronze medllist, Karoline Bjerkeli Grøvdal, who will also be running on home soil.