Shaunae chasing Diamond League Title

Although Bahamian track and field sensation and Olympic gold medalist Shaunae Miller captured this season’s ultimate prize in Rio last month, she’s not done for the year just yet.

There is still some unfinished business to tend to, in the form of an IAAF Diamond League Title race.

Miller will compete in the Diamond league finale of the women’s 400 on September 9, in Brussels, Belgium.

She currently leads the way in league point standings with 30.

Close competitors for the title include Jamaican Stephanie Ann McPherson and fellow Jamaican Novlene Williams-Mills.

The Diamond Race winners of each discipline are awarded with $40,000 in prize money at the end of the season.

Miller has won all three of her Diamond League races in the women’s 400m this season.

The IAAF Diamond League encompasses 32 individual event disciplines, with a points scoring ‘Diamond race” which runs throughout the 14-meet series. Along with the prize money, winner of each Diamond race earns a wildcard entry into the ensuing IAAF World Championships.

Each of the disciplines is staged seven times with the top six athletes being awarded the same amount of points at each meet with the exception of the final where the points are doubled.

In addition, at each of the 14 meets and for each of the 16 Diamond Race disciplines per meet, the same amount of prize money is awarded to the competing athletes totaling $480,000 per meet.