The start list includes Olympic medalists, world record holders and world champions, all pushed by Australia' best. Olympians Sally Pearson (100m/200m), Craig Mottram (5000m), Tamsyn Lewis (800m), and Sean Wroe (400m) are Victorian locals likely to push the overseas champions.
Pearson has been recovering from an injury and has elected to give her body a rest from the punishing 100m hurdles to focus on speed in the 100m and 200m. Even at these events she has dominated field at the previous Tour meets.
From world record holder David Rudisha (800m, KEN), to Olympic champion Asbel Kiprop (1500m, KEN), the overseas field is one of the most spectacular seen in Australia. Combine this with our cross-Tasman rivals, world champion Valerie Adams (shot put) and Olympic silver medalist Nick Willis (1500m, NZL) and tonight's meet will be a significant step towards the 2012 London Olympics. For those unable to get to Olympic Park there is a live stream on the Australian Athletics website.