Herculis EBS to host five world champions ahead of Olympic Games

In exactly one month’s time, the Stade Louis II will host the annual Herculis EBS athletics event. Five world champions, including the US’ 200m star Noah Lyles and hurdler Grant Holloway, who set a personal best when he last appeared in Monaco, have confirmed they will be attending.  

For many of the competitors, the Herculis EBS track and field event will be their last public showing before they head to Paris for the 2024 Olympic Games, which will be held between 26th July and 11th August.  

Among those set to make an appearance in Monaco are five sportsmen and women who have claimed the title of world champion in their discipline.  

They include US 110-metre hurdler Grant Holloway, a three-time world champion and a Herculis veteran. When Holloway last came to Monaco, he not only won, but also set his best time of the 2022 season: 12.99 seconds.  

“I can’t wait to race in Monaco, on a track where I have very good memories,” he says. “It’s always a pleasure to be here.” 

Fellow American Noah Lyles is another big name confirmed for Herculis. The 200-metre sprinter dominated in Monaco in 2022 with a record time of 19.46 seconds. He is also a three-time world champion.  

The US’ pole-vaulting star, Katie Moon, will be returning to Monaco for the first time since 2021, an event she dominated with a 4.90-metre jump. She has racked up two consecutive world championships since and was previously the gold medal winner at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. 

Japan’s Haruka Kitaguchi will also be in Monaco this July. The seven-time Wanda Diamond league winner and Japanese record holder for the javelin is keen to return to Monaco to go for the top spot and better her 2022 second-place finish at the Stade Louis II.  

Finally, 800-metre men’s runner Marco Arop will star on the Principality track come summer. The last time the Canadian competed in the Herculis EBS, in 2020, he beat his own personal best. 

For tickets, the schedule and further information on the 2024 Herculis EBS event, click here.

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Photo credit for image of Noah Lyles: Dan Vernon