News of the Global Athletics World


A few more things happened over the weekend! Meets in Shanghai and Yokohama, a blistering 3k at the Great North Run, and a ceritan Ethiopian set a marathon world record and another looks to be winning a very nice pot of cash!

Here are some other things happening in the world of athletics this past weekend:

Friday, September 28, 2007-Shanghai, China

Tyson Gay, Liu Xiang upset!

Wallace Spearmon, Tyson's training parter got the better of Tyson, taking the 100 meters, running a pesonal best o 9.96! Veronica Campbell ran 10.90 a near personal best. Sanya Richards took second, with a PB of 10.97.

Daron Robles of Cuba, who ran 12.92 at the World Athletics Final last week, upset Liu Xiang of China. Robles won in 13.01, with Anwar Moore of the US in second, and Liu Xiang in third and Allen Johnson in fourth.

Jeremy Wariner ran 44.02, winning by over a second!

Daniel Kipchirir Komen of Kenya ran a fast 3:31.75 with Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia on his heels, running a personal best of 3:32.35 for second!

For the complete story on the Shanghia meet:

Saturday, September 29, 2007- Mo Farah Dusts Eliud Kipchoge, Great North Run,
3k, Mile

Mo Farah, silver medalist from 2006 Europeans, caught Eliud Kipchoge with 200 meters to go and that was it, running a fine 7:56.3 at the 3,000 m run and elite mile that was held the day before the Great North half marathon.

Vivian Cheriyuit of Kenya, with no real competition ( Tirunesh Dibaba did not run), ran a fine 9:02, taking the lead over the last 800 meters.

For more on the elite runs at Great North:

Sunday , September 30, 2007-Yokohama, Japan

It was a cold and rainy day in Yokohama, Japan. The pole vault had a tough time, as only one women vaulter cleared a height, and on the men's side, no male vaulters cleared.

Sanya Richards, coming off her 100 meter personal best of 10.97 PB, ran a 50.27
for 400 meters.

Tyson Gay won the 100 meters in 10.22, by nearly a half second. Coming off his 20.00 run in Shanghai, Asafa Powell was in control by 50 meters, but was limping at 100 meters and stopped, not finishing the race. JJ Johnson ended up winning
the 200 meters.

Bershawn Jackson won the men's 400 meter hurdles. The match up of the meeting, Ivan Tikhon of Belarus versus Koji Murofushi of Japan did no develop. Tikhon threw 77 plus meters, but Murofushi, the Olympic champion, could only muster 74 meters.

Again, a very, very long season!

For more on the Yokohama Super Meet:

September 30, 2007 real, -Berlin coverage

All that is known on this race, linked or written by RN staff:

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