Zurich Weltklasse, Isinbayeva WR, Ritzenhein AR, Five Women under 4:01.1 (Three US), complete results from IAAF.org, Recap by Larry Eder

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Maryam Jamal, Pre Classic, June 2009, photo courtesy of PhotoRun.net.

The Weltklasse, held in Zurich today, gave us much to admire about our sport-records and competition combined to give the SRO crowd a night of world class track & field. Here are my highlights:

The crowd at the Zurich Weltklasse was entertained by one of the best nights that one could imagine in track & field! Usain Bolt, the spirit who moves our sport, runs 9.81, with Asafa Powell in 9.88, and Darvis Patton running 9.95 and Mike Rodgers running 9.98!

LaShawn Merritt and Jeremy Wariner, in a battle of the 400 titans, dueled between themselves, 44.21 to 44.61, as Renny Quow of Trinidad ran third in 44.77 and David Gillick ran a strong 45.25. Angelo Taylor, 2001 and 2008 Olympic 400m hurdle champ, was fifth in 45.28 and Kerron Clement, the 2009 400m Hurdle champ was seventh in a tired 45.46.

Eight men under 1:45, with David Rudisha of Kenya getting the win in 1:43.52. Gary Reed in fifth in 1:44.26, Yuriy Borzakovskiy in sixth in 1:44.40 and Nick Symmonds running a gutty 1:44.86.

Augustine Choge, trying to erase the memory of a lackluster WC final, ran a brilliant
3:33.28 for the win here over Bela Ali of Bahrain and Asbel Kiprop. Lopez Lomong of US was seventh in 3:36.94 ( oh, you must read the superb article in Austin Runner on Lopez Lomong by Bob Wischnia! ).

In a monumental 5,000 meter race, Kenenisa Bekele ran 12:52.32, the fastest time in the world, holding off Edwin Cheruiyot Soi, who ran 12:55.03. The big surprise was was the hard charging Dathan Ritzenhein, who broke the thirteen year old record of Bob Kennedy (12:58.21, set in Zurich as well), with his superb 12:56.27! Ritz was seventh with two laps to go!

In the steeplechase, Ezekiel Kemboi and Bouabdellah Tahri duked it out over 3,000 meters, seven water jumps and twenty one barriers, with Kemboi winning, 8:04.44 to 8:05.29. Note Jukka Keskisalo of Finland in 8:10.67 in sixth place!

In the 110m hurdles, Dwight Thomas of Jamaica won in 13:16, with Terrance Trammell in 13.17, Ryan Brathwaite in 13.27 and David Payne in 13.32. David
Oliver was fifth in 13.33.

Andreas Thorkildsen hurled the javelin 91.28 meters, which is getting pretty serious kids!

In the 4 x 100 meters, all was on Jamaica and the recenty dqed US team, and Wallace Spearmon had a lead as Usain Bolt anchored. Jamaica won 37.70 to 37.73!

Carmelitat Jeter got some revenge, with her 10.86 over Kerron Stewart and Shelly Ann Fraser ( fourth). Sanya Richards, running relaxed, just burned up the track with her blazing 48.94! Allyson Felix, in a rare foray into the 400 meters, ran 49.83 for second!
Christine Ohuruogu of Great Britian ran 40.41 for fourth.

What is this? Three American women under 4:01.01? Maryam Yusuf Jamal of Bahrain, the World Champion, ran 3:59.15, with Anna Willard in second, in 3:59.38, Lisa Dobriskey of GBR in third in 3:59.50 and Shannon Rowburty in 4:00.81, with Christin Wurth Thomas in 4:01.01!


Brigitte Foster Hylton of Jamaica won the 100m hurdles in 12.46 with Dawn Harper in second in 12.48, and Perdita Felician, the 2001 champ, in 12.61. Lo Lo Jones ran 13.06, in her first race back. Give her two weeks.

Blanka Vlasic is back in the place she likes; first. Winning the high jump i 2.01m, Anna Chicherova was second in 1.98, Chante Lowe of US was third in 1.98 and Ariane Friedrich of German in fourth in 1.94m.

And what a difference a week makes. Yelena Isinbayeva sets a new world record of 5.06m, or 16-71/4, one week after her no height in Berlin! That, is a champion! Coming back from the worst nightmare, Isinbeyeva should be congratulated for such a brilliant jump! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Weltklasse Zürich Zürich (SUI) - Friday, Aug 28, 2009
100 Metres - M
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Official Results - Men - 100 Metres - Wind : 0.0 m/s Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Usain Bolt JAM 9.81 20
2 Asafa Powell JAM 9.88 16
3 Darvis Patton USA 9.95 14
4 Michael Rodgers USA 9.98 12
5 Marc Burns TRI 10.01 10
6 Michael Frater JAM 10.04 8
7 Richard Thompson TRI 10.13 6
8 Martial Mbandjock FRA 10.26 4
9 Tyrone Edgar GBR 10.28
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Weltklasse Zürich Zürich (SUI) - Friday, Aug 28, 2009
400 Metres - M
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Official Results - Men - 400 Metres Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 LaShawn Merritt USA 44.21 20
2 Jeremy Wariner USA 44.62 16
3 Renny Quow TRI 44.77 14
4 David Gillick IRL 45.25 12
5 Angelo Taylor USA 45.28 10
6 Chris Brown BAH 45.37 8
7 Kerron Clement USA 45.46 6
8 Sean Wroe AUS 46.55 4
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Weltklasse Zürich Zürich (SUI) - Friday, Aug 28, 2009
800 Metres - M
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Official Results - Men - 800 Metres Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 David Lekuta Rudisha KEN 1:43.52 20
2 Alfred Kirwa Yego KEN 1:43.66 16
3 Mbulaeni Mulaudzi RSA 1:44.03 14
4 Bram Som NED 1:44.10 12
5 Gary Reed CAN 1:44.26 10
6 Yuriy Borzakovskiy RUS 1:44.40 8
7 Nick Symmonds USA 1:44.86 6
8 Marcin Lewandowski POL 1:44.89 4
9 Mohammed Al-Salhi KSA 1:46.57
Khadevis Robinson USA DNF
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Weltklasse Zürich Zürich (SUI) - Friday, Aug 28, 2009
1500 Metres - M
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Official Results - Men - 1500 Metres Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Augustine Kiprono Choge KEN 3:33.38 20
2 Belal Mansoor Ali BRN 3:33.74 16
3 Asbel Kiprop KEN 3:34.09 14
4 Yusuf Saad Kamel BRN 3:34.33 12
5 Thomas Lancashire GBR 3:34.74 10
6 Mohamed Moustaoui MAR 3:34.90 8
7 Lopez Lomong USA 3:36.94 6
8 Tarek Boukensa ALG 3:38.76 4
9 Leonel Manzano USA 3:42.30 3
10 Anter Zerguelaine ALG 3:48.64 3
David Krummenacker USA DNF
Peter van der Westhuizen RSA DNF
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Weltklasse Zürich Zürich (SUI) - Friday, Aug 28, 2009
5000 Metres - M
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Official Results - Men - 5000 Metres Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Kenenisa Bekele ETH 12:52.32 20
2 Edwin Cheruiyot Soi KEN 12:55.03 16
3 Dathan Ritzenhein USA 12:56.27 14
4 Vincent Kiprop Chepkok KEN 12:58.17 12
5 Moses Ndiema Kipsiro UGA 12:59.27 10
6 Joseph Ebuya KEN 13:00.22 8
7 Moses Ndiema Masai KEN 13:06.16 6
8 Silas Kipruto KEN 13:09.08 4
9 Leonard Patrick Komon KEN 13:17.43 3
10 Micah Kipkemboi Kogo KEN 13:18.57 3
James Kwalia C'Kurui QAT DNF
Bekana Daba ETH DNF
Mark Kosgey Kiptoo KEN DNF
Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa KEN DNF
Sammy Alex Mutahi KEN DNF
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Weltklasse Zürich Zürich (SUI) - Friday, Aug 28, 2009
3000 Metres Steeplechase - M
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Official Results - Men - 3000 Metres Steeplechase Pos Athlete Nat Mark
Pts
1 Ezekiel Kemboi KEN 8:04.44 20
2 Bouabdellah Tahri FRA 8:05.29 16
3 Paul Kipsiele Koech KEN 8:06.10 14
4 Michael Kipyego KEN 8:09.54 12
5 Richard Kipkemboi Mateelong KEN 8:10.25 10
6 Jukka Keskisalo FIN 8:10.67 8
7 Abel Kiprop Mutai KEN 8:18.70 6
8 Brimin Kiprop Kipruto KEN 8:20.24 4
9 Elijah Chelimo Kipterege KEN 8:21.50 3
10 Wesley Kiprotich KEN 8:22.44 3
11 Mustafa Mohamed SWE 8:28.62 3
12 Ruben Ramolefi RSA 8:36.38 3
David Kiprono Langat KEN DNF
Tareq Mubarak Taher BRN DNF
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Weltklasse Zürich Zürich (SUI) - Friday, Aug 28, 2009
110 Metres Hurdles - M
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Official Results - Men - 110 Metres Hurdles - Wind : +0.2 m/s Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Dwight Thomas JAM 13.16 20
2 Terrence Trammell USA 13.17 16
3 Ryan Brathwaite BAR 13.27 14
4 David Payne USA 13.32 12
5 David Oliver USA 13.33 10
6 William Sharman GBR 13.37 8
7 Maurice Wignall JAM 13.38 6
8 Petr Svoboda CZE 13.43 4
9 Aries Merritt USA 13.43
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Weltklasse Zürich Zürich (SUI) - Friday, Aug 28, 2009
Triple Jump - M
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Official Results - Men - Triple Jump Pos Athlete Nat Mark Wind
Pts
1 Nelson Évora POR 17.38 +1.0 20
2 Arnie David Girat CUB 17.31 +0.7 16
3 Leevan Sands BAH 17.10 -1.5 14
4 Momchil Karailiev BUL 17.07 +0.2 12
5 Brandon Roulhac USA 17.04 +0.7 10
6 Fabrizio Schembri ITA 16.54 0.0 8
7 Igor Spasovkhodskiy RUS 16.43 -1.5 6
8 Jadel Gregório BRA 16.14 -1.4 4
9 Alexander Martínez SUI 16.09 +1.3
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Weltklasse Zürich Zürich (SUI) - Friday, Aug 28, 2009
Javelin Throw - M
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Official Results - Men - Javelin Throw Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Andreas Thorkildsen NOR 91.28 20
2 Antti Ruuskanen FIN 85.39 16
3 Ari Mannio FIN 81.82 14
4 Teemu Wirkkala FIN 80.25 12
5 Mark Frank GER 79.65 10
6 Vadims Vasilevskis LAT 79.39 8
Guillermo Martínez CUB NM
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Weltklasse Zürich Zürich (SUI) - Friday, Aug 28, 2009
4x100 Metres Relay - M
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Official Results - Men - 4x100 Metres Relay Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts 1 Jamaica JAM 37.70
2 United States USA 37.73
3 Trinidad and Tobago TRI 38.20
4 Great Britain & N.I. GBR 38.28
5 Germany GER 38.72
6 Switzerland SUI 38.78
7 Poland POL 39.18
8 Netherlands NED 40.33
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Weltklasse Zürich Zürich (SUI) - Friday, Aug 28, 2009
100 Metres - W
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Official Results - Women - 100 Metres - Wind : +0.7 m/s Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Carmelita Jeter USA 10.86 20
2 Kerron Stewart JAM 11.04 16
3 Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie BAH 11.04 14
4 Shelly-Ann Fraser JAM 11.10 12
5 Chandra Sturrup BAH 11.13 10
6 Lauryn Williams USA 11.27 8
7 Kelly-Ann Baptiste TRI 11.27 6
8 Aleen Bailey JAM 11.32 4
9 Verena Sailer GER 11.45
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Weltklasse Zürich Zürich (SUI) - Friday, Aug 28, 2009
400 Metres - W
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Official Results - Women - 400 Metres Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Sanya Richards USA 48.94 20
2 Allyson Felix USA 49.83 16
3 Shericka Williams JAM 50.40 14
4 Christine Ohuruogu GBR 50.41 12
5 Novlene Williams-Mills JAM 50.69 10
6 Nicola Sanders GBR 51.02 8
7 Antonina Krivoshapka RUS 51.10 6
8 Amantle Montsho BOT 51.99 4
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Weltklasse Zürich Zürich (SUI) - Friday, Aug 28, 2009
1500 Metres - W
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Official Results - Women - 1500 Metres Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Maryam Yusuf Jamal BRN 3:59.15 20
2 Anna Willard USA 3:59.38 16
3 Lisa Dobriskey GBR 3:59.50 14
4 Shannon Rowbury USA 4:00.81 12
5 Christin Wurth-Thomas USA 4:01.01 10
6 Anna Alminova RUS 4:01.15 8
7 Nancy Jebet Langat KEN 4:01.64 6
8 Viola Jelagat Kibiwot KEN 4:05.15 4
9 Lidia Chojecka POL 4:06.52 3
10 Irene Jelagat KEN 4:07.19 3
Natalya Evdokimova RUS DNF
Gulnara Galkina RUS DNF
Jemma Simpson GBR DNF
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Weltklasse Zürich Zürich (SUI) - Friday, Aug 28, 2009
100 Metres Hurdles - W
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Official Results - Women - 100 Metres Hurdles - Wind : -0.4 m/s Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Brigitte Foster-Hylton JAM 12.46 20
2 Dawn Harper USA 12.48 16
3 Perdita Felicien CAN 12.61 14
4 Delloreen Ennis-London JAM 12.62 12
5 Virginia Powell USA 12.70 10
6 Priscilla Lopes-Schliep CAN 12.70 8
7 Derval O'Rourke IRL 12.97 6
8 LoLo Jones USA 13.06 4
9 Carolin Nytra GER 13.14
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Weltklasse Zürich Zürich (SUI) - Friday, Aug 28, 2009
High Jump - W
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Official Results - Women - High Jump Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Blanka Vlašic CRO 2.01 20
2 Anna Chicherova RUS 1.98 16
3 Chaunté Howard Lowe USA 1.98 14
4 Ariane Friedrich GER 1.94 12
5 Ruth Beitia ESP 1.94 9
5 Antonietta Di Martino ITA 1.94 9
7 Svetlana Shkolina RUS 1.90 6
8 Melanie Melfort FRA 1.85 4
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Weltklasse Zürich Zürich (SUI) - Friday, Aug 28, 2009
Pole Vault - W
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Official Results - Women - Pole Vault Pos Athlete Nat Mark Pts
1 Elena Isinbaeva RUS 5.06 20+6(WR)
2 Anna Rogowska POL 4.76 16
3 Fabiana Murer BRA 4.71 14
4 Silke Spiegelburg GER 4.61 12
5 Monika Pyrek POL 4.61 10
6 Chelsea Johnson USA 4.61 8
7 Kate Dennison GBR 4.41 6
8 Stacy Dragila USA 4.21 4
Nicole Büchler SUI NM

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