The Monegasque Federation of Athletics and its president S.A.S Prince Albert II of Monaco strive each year to present to its numerous spectators an enthusiastic evening and a high level sports show.
The first Monaco Herculis EBS meeting took place in 1987 in the newly constructed Stade Louis II. The Monegasque Federation of Athletics’ goal to promote this sport is supported by the Prince who holds sporting values close to his heart and wishes to grant the Principality the status of a “sporting center of great importance”. Prince Albert himself chairs the MFA since its creation.
Since its entry in 2010 in the IAAF Diamond League, Herculis has been greatly successful; indeed, it ranked World’s Best Meeting in 2011 and in 2014 thanks to outstanding athletic performances and in 2015 it achieved the best score ever!
The day of the Herculis meeting, the Louis II Stadium hosts 1000m races which are open to everyone - members and non-members from children to veterans. Finally, at the end of the Diamond League competition, music and fireworks light-up Louis II's track.
Both Women and Men Shot Put will take place on Thursday July 19th, at Monaco's Hercule Port in free access. Following, it is the next day, on July 20th starting at 7pm that Louis II stadium will host the International Meeting, Herculis EBS 2018, for a night of great show !
The 2017 edition
Herculis EBS 2017 will remain one of the most beautiful meetings of the Monegasque stadium, haloed by the presence of the world star Usain Bolt, eagerly awaited for the last appearance of his career in meeting!
In an overwhelming Stade Louis-II, the 18 007 spectators present in Monaco attended an incredibly successful show not only during the race, but also during the moving ceremony organized at the closing of the Meeting in honor of the Jamaican sprinter.
The great star Usain Bolt despite winning has achieved a time "modest" for him 9''95 (+ 0.7m/s), but it was certainly not the only big name in the meeting. Even the French athletes have done well: Pierre Ambroise -Bosse has achieved a fourth place on the 800m in 1'44''72, behind the Kenyan Emmanuel Korir (1'43''10, best world performance of the year), and has achieved the goal set: to achieve the minimum required for the world championships. In the polevault contest, the French athletes present, Axel Chapelle, Kevin Menaldo and Renaud Lavillenie, cleared 5.72m without trembling, while Valentin Lavillenie had to stop at 5.60. After "passing" 5,77, unfortunately they failed to 5,82 and left the victory to Polish Piotr Lisek.
We will also remember the demonstration of Wayde Van Niekerk on the lap (43 "73) after a magnificent duel with Isaac Makwala, the confirmation of Mariya Lasitskene by crossing a bar of 2.05m synonymous of a new meeting record, and the two best world performance of the year of Kenyan Elijah Manongoï on 1500 m (3'28''80) and the American Evan Jager on 3000m Steeple (8'01 "29)!
For her part, Caster Semenya won in 1'55''27 one of the most beautiful 800m women of all time (4 national records!) where she broke the record of the meeting, the best world performance of the year, but also her record of South Africa.15,5 million people divided in more than hundred countries has follow the meeting on TV and 11 742 spectators came at Louis II stadium.