Hot June Night in Oslo! Tirunesh Dibaba Breaks 5k World Record, 14:11.15! Wariner goes 43.98! by Larry Eder

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Tirunesh Dibaba was always shown herself as a savvy, savvy racer. Today, in Oslo, she showed her stuff as a athlete of many faces. With the pacemakers down at 2,400 meters, then two laps of help from her sister, Ejegayu, and for the last mile, Tirunesh was on her own! Running the last three kilometers in 8:27, Tirunesh Dibaba ran 14:11.15, breaking the year old record of Meseret Defar by five seconds! Ironically, Defar will be attempting to break the 5k record on Sunday, June 8 in Eugene, Oregon!
Lucy Kabuu Wangui of Kenya was second in 14:33.49, Ejegayehu Dibaba was third in 14:36.78, Belaynesh Fikadu of Ethiopia was fourth in 14:52.39 and Jennifer Rhines of the US ran 14:54.29, a personal best for the 5,000 m, taking fifth place.

Jeremy Wariner came back from his loss last week with a fine 43.98 for 400 meters, to regain the event lead!

In the 800 meters, Abudaker Kaki Khamis of Sudan ran a world leading and scorching 1:42.69! This was a week after his 1,500 meter personal best. David Rhudisah ran 1:43.72, with Mbulaeni Mulaudzi of South Africa in 1:44.04!

Bershawn Jackson showed his stuff with a nice 48.15 to take the 400 m hurdles over Danny McFarlane, the grand old man of the 400 m hurdles, from Jamaica. James Carter was sixth in 50.15.

The one mile was won by Andrew Baddeley in 3:49.38 over Haron Keitany in 3:49.70 with Deresse Mekonnen, the Valencia indoor champ, third in close company in 3:49.72.
The Brits also won the men's 1,500 meters with Thomas Lancashire, in 3:35.33.

And finally, I am going on the record on this one. Watch out for my man, Derrick Atkins, who won in Oslo in 9.98. This guy is tough, and he is a racer. I do not care if three guys run 9.71 or better this summer, Mr. Atkins and Mr. Gay will be two of the men I put my predictions on.

What a great meet! I texted the agent of Tirunesh Dibaba, asking about her race. One second later, this came back; " Increadible, She ran 8:37 for the last 3k!"

Enough said.

Bianca Knight was second in the 100 meters, in 11.25 to Sherri-Ann Brooks of Jamaica in 11.24. Knight came back in the 200 to run 22.56 for the win over Russia's Yulia Gushchina.

Pamela Jelimo is three for three with her 1:55.41 for the win here, by three seconds! Seven women under 1:59.77!

In the women's steeplechase, Gulnara Samitova-Galkina ran 9:14.77, with Yekaterina Volkova in second in 9:18.24, Donna McFarlane of Australia in third in 9:18.35, and in fourth Ruth Nyangua in 9:18.43!

Josephine Onyia of Spain won the 100 m hurdles over Lo Lo Jones, who ran 12.66 for second and Susana Kallur in third in 12.71. This is the third time in two weeks these three queens of the hurdles have met!

In the end it was the night of the 5,000 meters. Oslo, where the gods of distance running have blessed a stadium like few others, saw Tirunesh Dibaba unleash all of her many gifts to break her teammates world record, running an astonishing 14:11.15.

In closing, consider the few words of Mark Wetmore of Global Athletics, and he agent of both Tirunesh and Meseret, who texted the following in response to my queries on the race:

"Incredible. She ran 8.27 for the last 3k! "

Enough Said.


06/06/2008

Bislett Games

Oslo, 06/06/2008

Men' results

100 Metres - Men (Summary)

Pts

1 Atkins , Derrick BAH 9.98 20

2 Rodgers , Michael USA 10.04 16

3 Burns , Marc TRI 10.07 14

4 Devonish , Marlon GBR 10.08 12

5 Campbell , Clement JAM 10.19 10

6 Pognon , Ronald FRA 10.19 8

7 Francis , Samuel QAT 10.21 6

8 Fifton , Rikki GBR 10.32 2

8 Perry , Preston USA 10.32 2

100 Metres - Men Race 1 Wind: +2.3 m/s

Pts

1 Atkins , Derrick BAH 9.98 20

2 Rodgers , Michael USA 10.04 16

3 Burns , Marc TRI 10.07 14

4 Devonish , Marlon GBR 10.08 12

5 Campbell , Clement JAM 10.19 10

6 Pognon , Ronald FRA 10.19 8

7 Francis , Samuel QAT 10.21 6

8 Perry , Preston USA 10.32 2

100 Metres - Men Race 2 Wind: -0.3 m/s

Pts

1 Fifton , Rikki GBR 10.32 2

2 Baptiste , Leon GBR 10.45

3 Mogstad , Christian NOR 10.64

4 Johnsen , Henrik NOR 10.71

5 Holte , Paul Anders NOR 10.78

6 Rypdal , Martin NOR 10.80

7 Berntsen , Philip Bjørnå NOR 11.23

200 Metres - Men Wind: +0.4 m/s

Pts

1 Christian , Brendan ANT 20.39 20

2 Hession , Paul IRL 20.48 16

3 Campbell , Clement JAM 20.58 14

4 Dzingai , Brian ZIM 20.59 12

5 Devonish , Marlon GBR 20.59 10

6 Beyens , Kristof BEL 20.65 8

7 Mogstad , Christian NOR 21.48 6

8 Ertzgaard , John NOR 21.93 4

400 Metres - Men (Summary)

Pts

1 Wariner , Jeremy USA 43.98 20

2 Brown , Chris BAH 44.40 16

3 Brenes , Nery CRC 45.21 14

4 Chambers , Ricardo JAM 45.49 12

5 Stephens , Ato TRI 45.62 10

6 Ayre , Sanjay JAM 45.68 8

7 Williamson , Darold USA 45.73 6

8 Wissman , Johan SWE 45.78 4

400 Metres - Men Race 1

Pts

1 Wariner , Jeremy USA 43.98 20

2 Brown , Chris BAH 44.40 16

3 Brenes , Nery CRC 45.21 14

4 Chambers , Ricardo JAM 45.49 12

5 Stephens , Ato TRI 45.62 10

6 Ayre , Sanjay JAM 45.68 8

7 Williamson , Darold USA 45.73 6

8 Wissman , Johan SWE 45.78 4

400 Metres - Men Race 2

1 Tobin , Robert GBR 46.17

2 Steffensen , John AUS 46.19

3 McKee , Paul IRL 46.63

4 Nyhuus , Kristoffer NOR 47.36

5 Kashagen , Maurits NOR 47.77

6 Saether , Lars Erik NOR 47.80

7 Johansen , Hasle NOR 48.32

8 Larsen , Tormod Hajortnaes NOR 48.42

800 Metres - Men

Pts

1 Kaki Khamis , Abubaker SUD 1:42.69 20

2 Rudisha , David Lekuta KEN 1:43.72 16

3 Mulaudzi , Mbulaeni RSA 1:44.04 14

4 Al-Salhi , Mohammed KSA 1:44.83 12

5 Chepkirwok , Abraham UGA 1:45.45 10

6 Riseley , Jeffrey AUS 1:46.40 8

7 Reina , Antonio Manuel ESP 1:46.95 6

8 Ellis , Sam GBR 1:48.15 4

9 Fiegen , David LUX 1:48.55

Abdelgadir , Abdalla SUD DNF

Rimmer , Michael GBR DNF

1500 Metres - Men

1 Lancashire , Thomas GBR 3:35.33

2 Kealey , Mitchell AUS 3:36.21

3 Kiptanui , Timothy KEN 3:37.15

4 East , Michael GBR 3:37.55

5 Ahmed , Saïd USA 3:37.84

6 España , Francisco ESP 3:38.68

7 Holuša , Jakub CZE 3:43.63

8 Obrist , Christian ITA 3:43.76

9 Velde , Morten NOR 3:44.10

10 Nolan , James IRL 3:44.48

11 Kvalheim , Bård NOR 3:44.62

12 Br√∏ndbo , Joachim NOR 3:46.23

Måkestad , Kjetil NOR DNF

Cheruiyot , Wesley KEN DNF

One Mile - Men

Pts

1 Baddeley , Andrew GBR 3:49.38 20

2 Keitany , Haron KEN 3:49.70 16

3 Mekonnen , Deresse ETH 3:49.72 14

4 Moustaoui , Mohamed MAR 3:50.08 12

5 Choge , Augustine Kiprono KEN 3:50.30 10

6 Kemboi , Nicholas KEN 3:50.83 8

7 van Deventer , Juan RSA 3:51.31 6

8 Shaween , Mohammed KSA 3:52.52 4

9 Baba , Youssef MAR 3:55.63 3

10 Songok , Isaac Kiprono KEN 3:57.69 3

11 Kipchoge , Gilbert KEN 3:59.36 3

12 Kiptum , Bernard Kiptanui KEN 4:00.32 3

13 Ruiz , Diego ESP 4:00.35

Rono , Geoffrey Kipkoech KEN DNF

Daba , Demma ETH DNF

400 Metres Hurdles - Men

Pts

1 Jackson , Bershawn USA 48.15 20

2 McFarlane , Danny JAM 48.58 16

3 van Zyl , L.J. RSA 48.84 14

4 Plawgo , Marek POL 49.05 12

5 Iakovákis , Periklís GRE 49.56 10

6 Carter , James USA 50.15 8

7 Kunkel , Adam CAN 50.99 6

8 Totsås , Andreas NOR 51.64 4

Long Jump - Men

Pts Wind

1 Al-Sabee , Hussein Taher KSA 8.19 20 +1.1

2 Howe , Andrew ITA 8.16 16 +0.3

3 Mokoena , Godfrey Khotso RSA 8.15 14 +0.4

4 Pate , Miguel USA 8.14 12 +0.8

5 Johnson , Brian USA 8.12 10 +0.5

6 Atanasov , Nikolay BUL 7.48 8 +2.7

7 Almsengen , Sindre NOR 7.28 6 +0.2

Javelin Throw - Men

Pts

1 Thorkildsen , Andreas NOR 87.73 20

2 Järvenpää , Tero FIN 86.49 16

3 Pitkämäki , Tero FIN 85.92 14

4 Makarov , Sergey RUS 83.44 12

5 Arvidsson , Magnus SWE 83.28 10

6 Wirkkala , Teemu FIN 80.70 8

7 Hazle , Mike USA 80.31 6

8 Bannister , Jarrod AUS 76.87 4

Women' results

100 Metres - Women Wind: -0.9 m/s

Pts

1 Brooks , Sheri-Ann JAM 11.24 20

2 Knight , Bianca USA 11.25 16

3 Nestsiarenka , Yulia BLR 11.26 14

4 Idoko , Ene Franca NGR 11.39 12

5 Solomon , Shalonda USA 11.42 10

6 Durst , Stephanie USA 11.48 8

7 Okparaebo , Ezinne NOR 11.60 6

8 Akinyemi , Folake NOR 11.79 4

200 Metres - Women Wind: -0.5 m/s

Pts

1 Knight , Bianca USA 22.56 20

2 Gushchina , Yulia RUS 22.85 16

3 Ohuruogu , Christine GBR 22.94 14

4 Mothersill , Cydonie CAY 23.06 12

5 Ferguson-McKenzie , Debbie BAH 23.07 10

6 Hurtis-Houairi , Muriel FRA 23.10 8

7 Brooks , Sheri-Ann JAM 23.17 6

Solomon , Shalonda USA DNS

800 Metres - Women

Pts

1 Jelimo , Pamela KEN 1:55.41 20

2 Klocov√° , Lucia SVK 1:58.89 16

3 Sinclair , Kenia JAM 1:59.00 14

4 Krevsun , Yuliya UKR 1:59.25 12

5 Jepkosgei , Janeth KEN 1:59.57 10

6 Meadows , Jennifer GBR 1:59.67 8

7 Cusma Piccione , Elisa ITA 1:59.76 6

8 Lewis , Tamsyn AUS 2:01.06 4

9 Petlyuk , Tetiana UKR 2:01.23

El Jack , Nawal SUD DNF

5000 Metres - Women

Pts

1 Dibaba , Tirunesh ETH 14:11.15 20 +6 WR

2 Wangui , Lucy Kabuu KEN 14:33.49 16

3 Dibaba , Ejegayehu ETH 14:36.78 14

4 Fikadu , Belaynesh ETH 14:52.39 12

5 Rhines , Jennifer USA 14:54.29 10

6 Checa , Dolores ESP 14:55.71 7

6 Dibaba , Genzebe ETH 15:02.41 7

8 Pavey , Joanne GBR 15:02.89 4

9 Utura , Sule ETH 15:07.38 3

10 Wanjiru , Veronica Nyaruai KEN 15:07.76 3

11 Chemtai , Esther KEN 15:08.49 3

12 Kibet , Sylvia Jebiwott KEN 15:12.13 3

13 Gurmu , Workitu Ayanu ETH 15:19.23

14 Metcalfe , Megan CAN 15:26.82

15 Wootton , Katrina GBR 15:39.92

16 Kanbouchia , Soud MAR 15:53.25

17 Otterbu , Kirsten Melkevik NOR 16:01.56

Augusto , Jessica POR DNF

Alminova , Anna RUS DNF

3000 Metres Steeplechase - Women

Pts

1 Samitova-Galkina , Gulnara RUS 9:14.77 20

2 Volkova , Yekaterina RUS 9:18.24 16

3 MacFarlane , Donna AUS 9:18.35 14

4 Nyangau , Ruth Bisibori KEN 9:18.43 12

5 Frankiewicz , Wioletta POL 9:25.20 10

6 Ahmed , Zemzem ETH 9:25.80 8

7 Bekele , Mekdes ETH 9:34.34 6

8 Petrova , Tatyana RUS 9:35.09 4

9 Jepkorir , Eunice KEN 9:37.94 3

10 Dean , Hattie GBR 9:39.19 3

11 Casandra , Cristina ROU 9:43.13 3

12 Ankier , Jo GBR 9:45.44 3

13 Clitheroe , Helen GBR 9:46.75

14 Assefa , Sofia ETH 9:49.18

15 Kowalska , Katarzyna POL 9:50.15

16 Lehtinen , Johanna FIN 9:50.84

17 Bobocel , Ancuta ROU 10:06.30

18 Rollison , Melissa AUS 10:20.73

Duarte , Sophie FRA DNF

Johansson , Christin SWE DNF

Njoroge , Mercy Wanjiku KEN DNF

Konovalova , Mariya RUS DNS

100 Metres Hurdles - Women (Summary)

Pts

1 Onyia , Josephine ESP 12.59 20

2 Jones , LoLo USA 12.66 16

3 Kallur , Susanna SWE 12.71 14

4 Ennis-London , Delloreen JAM 12.76 12

5 Dixon , Vonette JAM 12.81 10

6 McLellan , Sally AUS 12.87 8

7 Wells , Kellie USA 12.90 6

8 Lamalle , Adrianna FRA 13.02 4

100 Metres Hurdles - Women Race 1 Wind: -0.1 m/s

Pts

1 Onyia , Josephine ESP 12.59 20

2 Jones , LoLo USA 12.66 16

3 Kallur , Susanna SWE 12.71 14

4 Ennis-London , Delloreen JAM 12.76 12

5 Dixon , Vonette JAM 12.81 10

6 McLellan , Sally AUS 12.87 8

7 Wells , Kellie USA 12.90 6

8 Vukicevic , Christina NOR 13.12

100 Metres Hurdles - Women Race 2 Wind: -0.4 m/s

Pts

1 Lamalle , Adrianna FRA 13.02 4

2 Carruthers , Danielle USA 13.23

3 M√∏ller , Anne DEN 13.71

4 Pedersen , Isabelle NOR 13.88

5 Hagle , Marie NOR 14.01

6 Skodvin , Christine NOR 14.13

7 Vold , Hege NOR 14.33

High Jump - Women

Pts

1 Vlašic , Blanka CRO 2.04 20

2 Friedrich , Ariane GER 1.98 16

3 Palamar , Vita UKR 1.94 13

3 Beitia , Ruth ESP 1.94 13

5 Howard , Chaunté USA 1.94 10

6 Hellebaut , Tia BEL 1.94 8

7 Green , Emma SWE 1.90 6

8 Forrester , Nicole CAN 1.90 4

9 Strakov√° , Iva CZE 1.90

10 Kivimyagi , Tatyana RUS 1.90

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