DOHA, Qatar – Caribbean quarter-milers will be among those to provide a very tough race for Qatar’s latest hot prospect, Abdalelah Haroun, on Friday evening.

They are ''new on the block,'' but Trinidad and Tobago’s, Machel Cedenio and Bahamian, Steve Gardiner, based on their performances last season, can challenge the best in the world.

Gardiner ran 44.27 to break Chris Brown's Bahamas 400m record in 2015 while talented, Cedenio, who ran 44.3 last season, has already gone 44.79 this season. 

Apart from the Caribbean men, American LaShawn Merritt, Luguelin Santos of Dominican Republic and Isaac Makwala of Botswana, add to the high profile field.

US runners occupy the remaining two spots, in David Verburg and Tony McQuay.

The meet record of 44.19 set by Merritt will not be easy but it is not impossible for it to be cut down.


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