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Mutual Barshim (shown here in London) cleared a WL/MR 240 at Birmingham. Mutual Barshim (shown here in London) cleared a WL/MR 240 at Birmingham.
EME NEWS (AUG 20, 2017)
Barshim 240 Tops the Bill
BIRMINGHAM (GBR, Aug 20): Final DL meet before the two finals registered before nearly capacity crowd at Alexander Stadium as top result a nice 240 WL/MR clearance by Mutaz Essa Barshim. Also great women 3000 m won by Sifan Hassan in meet record with two more meet records in hammer men and women. Men World champions from London were better then the women ones. Also all qualifying places for both DL finals were decided.
Event by event
100m (non-DL) - CJ Ujah won the all-British 100m in 10.08 from James Dasaolu (10.11) and Zharnel Hughes (10.13). Adam Gemili was DQ’d for a false start.
200m - Ramil Guliyev is still unbeaten at 100m and 200m this season. The world champion won again in 20.17 from Ameer Webb (20.26) with Isaac Makwala fourth in 20.41.
400m (non-DL) - Big win for 32-year-old Dwayne Cowan in a 45.34 PB ahead of Vernon Norwood in 45.52.
800m - Nijel Amos claimed his fourth Diamond League win of the season in 1:44.50 ahead of Poles Adam Kszczot (1:45.28) and Marcin Lewandowski (1:45.33).
Mile (non-DL) - British one-two from Jake Wightman (3:54.92) and Chris O’Hare (3:55.01). Evan Jager faded to seventh in 3:57.39.
3000m (non-DL) - In his last track race on British soil, Mo Farah stopped the clock at 7:38.64 to defeat Spain’s Adel Mechaal in 7:40.34.
110m hurdles - World record-holder Aries Merritt won it from Sergey Shubenkov on the dip, 13.29 to 13.31. Two false starts by Darien and Brathwaite.
Long jump - Jarrion Lawson claimed the win with his third round jump of 8.19m before passing the last two rounds. Ruswahl Samaai was second with 8.03m.
High jump - Performance of the day from Mutaz Essa Barshim who produced a world-lead and meeting record of 2.40m in third attempt. Syria’s Majed Aldin Ghazal led after clearing 2.31m on his first attempt
but soon retired.
Shot put - Tom Walsh produced the two best throws of the competition in the last two rounds: 21.75m and 21.83m. Ryan Crouser was second with 21.55m.
Hammer (non-DL) - Pawel Fajdek beat Nick Miller by nearly seven metres with his sixth round effort of 78.51 (also a MR).
100m - Elaine Thompson returned to winning form in 10.93 ahead of double world silver medallist Marie-Josee Ta Lou (10.97). Dafne Schippers was a tired sixth in 11.22.
400m - Big win for teenager Salwa Eid Naser from Bahrain in 50.59 over Allyson Felix (50.63) with world champion Phyllis Francis fourth in 51.18.
800m (non-DL) - Ethiopia’s Habitam Alemu clocked 1:59.60 ahead of Lynsey Sharp (1:59.97).
1500m - Surprise win for Ethiopia’s Dawit Seyaum (was not in London) in 4:01.36 from Kenya’s Winny Chebet (4:02.24). World silver medallist Jenny Simpson was seventh in 4:03.71.
3000m - Sifan Hassan improved her Dutch record and meet record to 8:28.90 EL ahead of Konstanze Klosterhalfen, who broke Irina Mikitenko’s long-standing German record with 8:29.89. World 5000m champion
Hellen Obiri had to settle for fourth in 8:30.21, one place ahead of Eilish McColgan in a 8:31.00 PB.
400m hurdles - After just missing out on the medals in London, Zuzana Hejnova improved her season’s best to 54.18 EL to defeat Olympic champion and World leader Dalilah Muhammad (54.20).
Triple jump - Caterine Ibarguen produced a sixth round jump of 14.51m to supplant Kimberly Williams (14.44m) with world champion Yulimar Rojas only seventh with 13.94m.
Pole vault - Ekaterini Stefanidi remains unbeaten outdoors with a 4.75m before attempting a meet record of 4.88m.
Discus - Sandra Perkovic went out to 67.22m in the third round to take the lead before extending it out to 67.51m in the sixth round. Denia Caballero was second with 65.24m.
Hammer (non-DL) - Joanna Fiodorow won the competition with her opening throw of 71.14 MR ahead of Sophie Hitchon (70.96m). Poland won the hammer challenge.
BIRMINGHAM (GBR): After the penultimate track race of his career before he concentrates on marathon, Mo Farah stopped short of ruling out completely that he might run again for Britain. Although the plan involves exclusively big-city races, he said when pushed about Tokyo 2020 marathon: “If I come out in the marathon and I’m the best in the world, it depends…”
BIRMINGHAM (GBR): More tickets will go on sale Monday for next year’s IAAF World Indoor Championships. Adult tickets start at £20 for a session, of which there will be six over the championships, held March 1-4 at the same arena that holds the yearly British Indoor Grand Prix. More than 8000 tickets were sold during the “pre-sale” period in May.
BIRMINGHAM (GBR): Hammer World champion Pawel Fajdek after winning the Hammer Challenge in Birmingham: "It is amazing to be finally part of the Diamond League, I enjoyed it very much. It was a lot of fun to
throw in a competition like this. I fly straight to Taipei for the World University Games so there is still work to do this season. I have won that competition three times so I'm going to win again."
BIRMINGHAM (GBR): In a special duel Run against Walk Tom Bosworth after 3:28.28 over 1000 m walk was not catched by Adam Clarke who clocked 3:28.99 over 1400 m.
BIRMINGHAM (GBR): From five competing male individual World champions from London all won (Guliyev, Farah, Barshim Walsh, Fajdek), from 6 women only Stefanidi and Perkovic won, but Francis, Obiri, Coburn and Rojas lost.
OULU (FIN, Aug 20): Olympic winner 2012 Keshorn Walcott won the javelin here with 83.20. Arttu Pajulathi leaped to windy 793 (+5.5) in long jump.
PACOV (CZE, Aug 20): Another win in Czech Republic by Canadian Gavin Smellie in 10.43 (+1.4) in the 100 m.
MANCHESTER (GBR, Aug 19): Further to that previously reported here from the British Milers Club Grand Prix, Olympian Anthony Whiteman clocked a world M45 best of 1:49.86 in the 800m, while winners included Hannah England (2:03.34 in 800m) and Chris Thompson (28:40.40 in 10,000m).
FALMOUTH (USA, Aug 19): At the Aetna Falmouth Mile, Craig Engels won the men’s one mile with 4:00.19 over Nick Willis (4:00.47). Hannah Fields won the women’s race, also close, in 4:28.32 PB, with Canadian Nicole Sifuentes second (4:28.51).
UMEA (SWE, Aug 20): Henrik Larsson won the 200 m in 20.94 (+0.1) at Nordic Junior Match & u20 Championships.
FALMOUTH (USA, Aug 20): At the New Balance Falmouth Road Race, the 7 mile race was won for the fourth time by Stephen Sambu, who clocked the same time 32:14 as runner-up Leonard Korir. Third Luis Vargas 32:563 and veteran Abdi Abdirahman was fourth with 33:04. Caroline Chepkoech won the women’s race in 35:53 as Mary Wakera (36:53) was second.
KLAGENFURT (AUT, Aug 20): Fast times at the Worthersee Half Marathon. Peter Kirui won in 1:00:29 ahead of Moses Kibet 1:00.44 and Laban Korir 1:01:44. Best European was German Philip Pflieger 1:03:51 as 8th and equaled his PB. Former track World finalist Viola Kibiwot won the women in 1:10:15 PB over Stellah Barsosio 1:10:37. Best European Spain´s Marta Galimany fourth 1:14:18.
ADELAIDE (AUS, Aug 20): Victories at the Adelaide Marathon went to David Qu (2:25:47) and Justine Carmichael (3:14:45).
EDMONTON (CAN, Aug 20): Canadian Evans Maiko won the Edmonton Marathon on 2:25:01. Compatriot Melissa Kendrick was top woman in 2:57:21. The accompanying half-marathon went the way of Kenya’s Daniel Kipkoech (65:22) and Canada’s Dehininet Jara (74:09).
HYDERABAD (IND, Aug 20): Indrajeet Yadav (2:31:09) and Jyoti Gawate (3:08:02) took the wins in the Airtel Hyderabad Marathon.
RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA, Aug 20): Jose Marcio won the 21st Medio Maraton de Rio de Janeiro in 1:04:17 ahead of Ethiopian Demiso Gudeta 1:04:18 and Damiao de Souza 1:04:21. Kenyans dominated women category with Esther Chesang winning in 1:14:42.
AMATRICE (ITA, Aug 29): The 40th edition of Amatrice-Cofigno road race was held in special environment as it was just one year after (aug 24) the terrible earthquake here. Kenyan Albert Chemutai won the 8.5 km in 24:55 ahead of Sammy Kipngetich 25:01 and Ugandan Victor Kiplangat 25:05. Seventh place for steeple star Ezekiel Kemboi 26:15 with best Italian Marouan Razine 11th in 26:34. Vivian Jerop topped women in 29:45 ahead of Ada Munguleya of Uganda 31:05 and Alessia Pistilli 32:22.
SAN DIEGO (USA, Aug 20): Kenyan winners at the 40th Annual America's Finest City Half Marathon. Boniface Kongin 1:03:25 and Diana Kipyokei 1:11:02. Second places for Dominic Korir 1:03:27 and Jane Kibii 1:12:29. Top US runners Fernando Cabada as 5th (1:06:08) and Kellyn Talyor as 3rd (1:13:12).
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