Both Mottram and Komen are fresh off of victories in the Prefontaine Classic - Mottram with an American all-comer's record of 8:03.50 in the 2 Mile and Komen with an American all-comer's record of 3:48.28 in the Mile. Kipchirchir finished 3rd in that race in a time of 3:52.10. He also ran the fastest Mile of 2006 in a time of 3:50.32.
Osafa Powell, the world's fastest human, will also run in Oslo. He hopes to dip under his 2007 best of 9.97 seconds.
The interview with 22 year veteran meet director Svein Arne Hansen can be read here