Friday, 25 August 2017 23:41
by Alfons Juck
Farah Wins His Last Track Race
ZURICH (SUI, Aug 24): Sell out (25 000) at Weltklasse and great atmosphere with dramatic fights in the first IAAF Diamond League final with a new concept. In nine of 16 DL events the winners were not World champions. The result of the day was second fastest ever women steeple, also the 200 m winning time, but the emotional result of the day was the great win by Mo Farah in his final track race. Close decisions by 0.001 in men 100 m and women 100 m hurdles. Semenya, Manyonga and Barshim are unbeaten in 2017.
Event By Event
100m Chijindu Ujah and Ben Youssef Meite were both timed at 9.97 but Ujah was given the verdict on the dip (difference 0.001). Justin Gatlin was fourth (10.04) with Asafa Powell seventh (10.11).
400m - In his first 400m since being forced to withdraw from the World Champs final, Isaac Makwala powered to a 43.95 clocking ahead of Gil Roberts (44.54). World silver medallist Steven Gardiner fell out of the blocks, got a cramp and was a non-finisher.
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