2011 Athletissima, Videos courtesy of Universal/NBC, note by Larry Eder

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LeMaitre-Powell-Frater-Lausanne11.jpgLemaitre, Powell, Frater, 2011 Athletissima/Lausanne,
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A true night of athletics, the 2011 Athletissima in Lausanne, Switzerland will be remembered for some tremendous races, and great performances. Asafa Powell ran 9.78 and took over the world lead in the 100 meters.

Tamgho_Teddy-Lausanne11.jpg Teddy Tamgho, 2011 Athletissima/Lausanne,
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Teddy Tamgho, one jump from disaster, hopped, skipped and jumped 17.91m for the new world leader and meet record! Phillips Idowu, who jumped 17.52m, was relegated to second.

Thorkildsen_Andreas-Lausanne11.jpg Andreas Thorkildsen, 2011 Athletissima/Lausanne, photo by PhotoRun.net

Then, Andreas Thorkildsen set his spear on hyper space, and landed at 89.12m (289-3 3/4)-a huge throw and indicative of his recovery from earlier injuries. Morgan Uceny won a very tactical 1,500 meters-portends of Daegu? And a great women's steeplechase as Milcah Chemos continues to dominate. Some other great performances, but you will be able to decide for yourself, thanks to our friends at Universal NBC!

Asafa Powell runs world-leading 9.78 to win men's 100m

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David Rudisha runs away with the men's 800m in his 2011 Diamond League debut

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Sally Pearson nips Danielle Caruthers in the women's 100m hurdles

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Dayron Robles wins the men's 110m hurdles

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Vincent Chepkok wins the men's 5000m

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Amantle Montsho bests Sanya Richards-Ross in the women's 400m

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Blanka Vlasic upset by Anna Chicherova in women's high jump

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Brittney Reese wins the women's long jump

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Teddy Tamgho wins the men's triple jump with a world-leading 17.91m

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Christian Cantwell wins the men's shot put with a meet record

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Dai Greene wins the men's 400m hurdles

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Morgan Uceny wins the women's 1500m

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Jermaine Gonzales wins the men's 400m

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Andreas Thorkildsen wins the men's javelin

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Yarelis Barrios wins the women's discus

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