World 100m champion Fred Kerley and Olympic 100m champion Marcell Jacobs will go head to head at the third Wanda Diamond League meeting of the season in Florence on June 2nd, in a much-anticipated clash between two men with a claim to be the best sprinter in the world.
All eyes will be on Kerley and Jacobs at the Pietro Mennea Golden Gala, as the two men race against each other for the first time since the Olympic final in Tokyo in 2021.
Kerley has been talking up his chances of beating Jacobs in recent weeks. "If it happens, I'll be there and I'll definitely win. I don't know if he'll show up," he said at the press conference ahead of the Wanda Diamond League season opener in Doha last week.