Aviva London Grand Prix, Day 2, Full results, courtesy of IAAF, deep thoughts, by Larry Eder

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Two days of great competition. Two days of elite races, where also up and comers from the UK, and US get a chance to race in global competition. Races that are great, competitive efforts, orchestrated by the master, Ian Stewart. He has an uncanny ability to put together fields that work, in a competitive sense and also enthrall a nation.

But the story of this meet is Usain Bolt, this guy is a global sporting icon, and the kids flock to him where ever he goes. Athletes like Usain can bring fun back to the sport and an entire generation!

The final two events were examples of how to stage an entertaining track meet: first the Emsley Carr Mile, won by Bernard Lagat in 3:52.71, and then the 4 x 100 meter relay, where Usain Bolt anchored the Racers TC to victory in 37.46, the fourth best time ever ( US in 38.40), and the crowd went mad!

Events like this build the sport. On my train ride back to East Croydon, where I am staying, I met three women with their six children between them, who had all gone to the meet, hoping to see Usain Bolt. I spoke to them a bit about track and promised them our soon to be published Usain Bolt posters--the kids were really excited. Bolt is giving the sport a chance to expand its fan base and get the sport in the eyes of sports fans-we can not forget that!

Special thanks to all who read our blogs, coverage on tweeter and such. We will be covering the rest of the season and look for our coverage of the Berlin World Championships!

25/07/2009

Aviva London Grand Prix
London (CP), 25/07/2009


Men' results

200 Metres - Men (Summary)
Pts
1 Gay , Tyson USA 20.00 20
2 Spearmon , Wallace USA 20.35 16
3 Hession , Paul IRL 20.40 14
4 Saidy Ndure , Jaysuma NOR 20.55 12
5 Devonish , Marlon GBR 20.60 10
6 Jelks , Mark USA 20.70 8
7 Collins , Kim SKN 20.71 6
8 Ashmeade , Nickel JAM 20.92 4

200 Metres - Men Race 1 Wind: +0.4 m/s
Pts
1 Gay , Tyson USA 20.00 20
2 Spearmon , Wallace USA 20.35 16
3 Hession , Paul IRL 20.40 14
4 Saidy Ndure , Jaysuma NOR 20.55 12
5 Devonish , Marlon GBR 20.60 10
6 Jelks , Mark USA 20.70 8
7 Collins , Kim SKN 20.71 6
8 Ashmeade , Nickel JAM 20.92 4

400 Metres - Men
Pts
1 Bingham , Michael GBR 45.03 20
2 Taylor , Angelo USA 45.15 16
3 Torrance , Jamaal USA 45.56 14
4 Wroe , Sean AUS 45.63 12
5 Rooney , Martyn GBR 45.63 10
6 Larry , Lionel USA 45.67 8
7 Tobin , Robert GBR 45.79 6
8 Williams , Conrad GBR 45.96 4

One Mile - Men
Pts
1 Lagat , Bernard USA 3:52.71 20
2 Manzano , Leonel USA 3:53.01 16
3 Lomong , Lopez USA 3:53.35 14
4 Birmingham , Collis AUS 3:54.30 12
5 Brannen , Nathan CAN 3:54.57 10
6 Brewer , James GBR 3:54.80 8
7 Cronje , Johan RSA 3:54.84 6
8 Roff , Jeremy AUS 3:55.05 4
9 Lancashire , Thomas GBR 3:55.19 3
10 Stevenson , Ricky GBR 3:57.90 3
11 Gregson , Ryan AUS 3:58.90 3
12 Myers , Rob USA 4:03.29 3
13 McCourt , Colin GBR 4:17.94
Krummenacker , David USA DNF

400 Metres Hurdles - Men
Pts
1 Clement , Kerron USA 48.85 20
2 Jackson , Bershawn USA 48.99 16
3 Tinsley , Micheal USA 49.04 14
4 van Zyl , L.J. RSA 49.05 12
5 Greene , David GBR 49.53 10
6 Williams , Rhys GBR 49.68 8
7 McCoy , Reuben USA 51.84 6
8 Sánchez , Felix DOM 53.09 4

High Jump - Men
Pts
1 Bába , Jaroslav CZE 2.33 20
2 Mason , Germaine GBR 2.31 16
3 Williams , Jesse USA 2.31 14
4 Manson , Andra USA 2.28 12
5 Talotti , Alessandro ITA 2.24 10
6 Harris , Tora USA 2.24 8
7 Parsons , Tom GBR 2.24 6
8 Oni , Samson GBR 2.20 2
8 Frösén , Oskari FIN 2.20 2

Pole Vault - Men
Pts
1 Hooker , Steven AUS 5.70 20
2 Miles , Derek USA 5.70 16
3 Jeng , Alhaji SWE 5.55 14
4 Straub , Alexander GER 5.55 9
4 Scott , Jeremy USA 5.55 9
4 Cutts , Luke GBR 5.55 9
4 Lewis , Steven GBR 5.55 9
8 Burgess , Paul AUS 5.40 2
8 Sawano , Daichi JPN 5.40 2
Walker , Brad USA NM

Long Jump - Men
Pts Wind
1 Phillips , Dwight USA 8.33 20 +2.9
2 Tomlinson , Christopher GBR 8.21 16 +2.3
3 Rutherford , Greg GBR 8.06 14 +1.4
4 Lapierre , Fabrice AUS 8.00 12 +1.7
5 Garenamotse , Gable BOT 7.98 10 +1.3
6 Watt , Mitchell AUS 7.96 8 +0.6
7 Frayne , Henry AUS 7.61 6 +0.2
8 Chibudu , Brian ZIM 7.52 4 +2.8

4x100 Metres Relay - Men

1 Racers Track Club UND 37.46
2 United States USA 38.05
3 Great Britain & N.I. GBR 38.44
4 Canada CAN 38.62
5 Switzerland SUI 39.29
6 Australia AUS 39.37
Great Britain & N.I. "B" GBR DNF


Women' results

100 Metres - Women Heats Race 2 Wind: +0.5 m/s

1 Felix , Allyson USA 11.26
2 Sturrup , Chandra BAH 11.27
3 Baptiste , Kelly-Ann TRI 11.33
4 Jones-Ferrette , LaVerne ISV 11.34
5 Sailer , Verena GER 11.44
6 Ania , Emma GBR 11.45
7 Wagner , Marion GER 11.74
8 Duck , Joey GBR 11.77

100 Metres - Women Heats Race 1 Wind: -1.4 m/s

1 Jeter , Carmelita USA 11.14
2 Durst , Stephanie USA 11.52
3 Williams , Lauryn USA 11.62
4 Anderson , Alexandria USA 11.63
5 Turner , Laura GBR 11.79
6 Oyepitan , Abiodun GBR 11.83
7 Maduaka , Joice GBR 11.85
8 Carruthers , Danielle USA 11.99

100 Metres - Women Final Wind: -0.1 m/s
Pts
1 Jeter , Carmelita USA 10.92 20
2 Sturrup , Chandra BAH 11.09 16
3 Jones-Ferrette , LaVerne ISV 11.21 14
4 Baptiste , Kelly-Ann TRI 11.22 12
5 Williams , Lauryn USA 11.28 10
6 Felix , Allyson USA 11.29 8
7 Durst , Stephanie USA 11.29 6
8 Sailer , Verena GER 11.40 4

1500 Metres - Women
Pts
1 Willard , Anna USA 4:07.95 20
2 Rowbury , Shannon USA 4:08.21 16
3 Dobriskey , Lisa GBR 4:08.27 14
4 England , Hannah GBR 4:08.38 12
5 Donohue , Erin USA 4:08.64 10
6 Twell , Stephanie GBR 4:08.87 8
7 Elmore , Malindi CAN 4:09.54 6
8 Uceny , Morgan USA 4:10.15 4
9 Thomas , Charlene GBR 4:12.01 3
10 Wootton , Katrina GBR 4:13.70 3
11 Jakubczak , Anna POL 4:14.39 3
Johnson , Alysia USA DNF
Lishchynska , Iryna UKR DNS

5000 Metres - Women
Pts
1 Dibaba , Tirunesh ETH 14:33.65 20
2 Ejigu , Sentayehu ETH 14:40.00 16
3 Smith , Kimberley NZL 14:52.49 14
4 Fekadu , Beylanesh ETH 15:10.52 12
5 Rhines , Jennifer USA 15:25.10 10
6 Murray , Freya GBR 15:32.39 8
7 Kenney , Laura GBR 15:47.53 6
8 McGregor , Katie USA 15:52.90 4
Brown , Tina GBR DNF
Dibaba , Ejegayehu ETH DNF
Weissteiner , Silvia ITA DNF
Metivier-Baillie , Renee USA DNF
Clement , Treniere USA DNF
Metcalfe , Megan CAN DNS

3000 Metres Steeplechase - Women
Pts
1 Kowalska , Katarzyna POL 9:34.07 20
2 Galaviz , Lisa USA 9:34.30 16
3 Achamo , Netsanet ETH 9:34.31 14
4 Clitheroe , Helen GBR 9:34.66 12
5 Heitling , Sabine BRA 9:41.22 10
6 Hyman , Mardrea JAM 9:53.73 8
7 Nilsson , Ida SWE 9:55.31 6
8 Waite , Lennie CAN 10:10.55 4

100 Metres Hurdles - Women Wind: -0.7 m/s
Pts
1 McLellan , Sally AUS 12.65 20
2 Felicien , Perdita CAN 12.66 16
3 Jones , LoLo USA 12.71 14
4 Ennis-London , Delloreen JAM 12.80 12
5 Lopes-Schliep , Priscilla CAN 12.89 10
6 Ofili , Tiffany USA 12.99 8
7 Tejeda , Anay CUB 13.04 6
8 Claxton , Sarah GBR 13.11 4

400 Metres Hurdles - Women
Pts
1 Demus , Lashinda USA 53.65 20
2 Walker , Melaine JAM 54.55 16
3 Tosta , Sheena USA 55.31 14
4 Morosanu , Angela ROU 55.36 12
5 Child , Eilidh GBR 55.68 10
6 Shakes-Drayton , Perri GBR 55.79 8
7 Leach , Nicole USA 57.99 6
8 Ceesay , Nusrat GBR 58.98 4

Long Jump - Women
Pts Wind
1 Gomes , Naide POR 6.99 20 +1.9
2 Lebedeva , Tatyana RUS 6.90 16 +1.6
3 Balta , Ksenija EST 6.85 14 +2.4
4 Jimoh , Funmi USA 6.80 12 +0.2
5 Savigne , Yargelis CUB 6.77 10 +0.9
6 Costa , Keila BRA 6.66 8 +0.7
7 Glenn , Brianna USA 6.61 6 +1.9
8 Veldáková , Jana SVK 6.49 4 -0.2
9 Proper , Kelly IRL 6.27 +1.1

Javelin Throw - Women
Pts
1 Nerius , Steffi GER 64.64 20
2 Sayers , Goldie GBR 59.82 16
3 Mickle , Kimberley AUS 59.67 14
4 Pauer , Elisabeth AUT 57.58 12
5 Molitor , Kathrina GER 57.21 10
6 Ratej , Martina SLO 56.66 8
7 Yurkovich , Rachel USA 56.12 6
8 Bani , Zahra ITA 55.75 4
9 Patterson , Kara USA 54.18
10 Eve , Lavern BAH 51.16

Special thanks to the IAAF.

Special thanks to Ian Stewart, UK Athletics, and Fast Track for their support.

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