2012 adidas Grand Prix NYC: David Rudisha runs 1:41.74, 4 World Leads, 7 Meet records, by Larry Eder, Results by IAAF

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David Rudisha, photo by PhotoRun.net

09/06/2012
adidas Grand Prix
New York City, NY, 09/06/2012


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Men' results

100 Metres - Men Race 1                                       Wind: -1.5 m/s
    1 Gay , Tyson                      USA      10.00
    2 Bailey-Cole , Kemar              JAM      10.30
    3 Young , Jason                    JAM      10.30
    4 Armstrong , Aaron                TRI      10.46
    5 Bascom , Deon                    GUY      10.52
    6 Rashad , Ahmad                   USA      10.55
    7 Scott , Rushane                  JAM      10.59
      Dixon , Leroy                    USA        DNS    

Tyson Gay, the man who has not raced since July 2011, put smiles on his many fans faces. With a so-so start, Tyson Gay took command of his the race by 40 meters, running a solid 10.00 into -1.5 head wind.  Tyson told the assembled media, that " I think that my agent tricked me, he was saying that he put me in a low key race. When I saw the cameras, I got nervous. The race was good, I felt no pain. I have the time to get ready for the Trials."             


100 Metres - Men Race 2                                       Wind: +0.7 m/s

    1 Blake , Yohan                    JAM       9.90
    2 Bledman , Keston                 TRI       9.93
    3 Rodgers , Mike                   USA       9.99
    4 Thompson , Richard               TRI      10.09
    5 Kimmons , Trell                  USA      10.15
    6 Bailey , Daniel                  ANT      10.20
    7 Phiri , Gerald                   ZAM      10.21
    8 Padgett , Travis                 USA      10.23
    9 McKenzie , Ramone                JAM      10.27

Yohan Blake won this one in 9.90, but he did not look that fresh. Keaton Bledman ran 9.93, and Mike Rodgers looked good, running 9.99.


200 Metres - Men                                              Wind: +0.1 m/s
                                                            Pts
    1 Martina , Churandy               NED      19.94          4       
    2 Ashmeade , Nickel                JAM      19.94          2       
    3 Weir , Warren                    JAM      20.08          1       
    4 Anderson , Marvin                JAM      20.21                  
    5 Saidy Ndure , Jaysuma            NOR      20.35                  
    6 Dwyer , Rasheed                  JAM      20.66                  
      Mitchell , Curtis                USA         DQ                  
      Forsythe , Mario                 JAM        DNS        

Churandy Martina won the 100 meters in front of home crowd at
FBK games in Hengelo, on May 27. His fans at home would be delighted with his victory today, setting a national record, running 19.94, with Nickel
Ashmeade also in 19.94, but in second.         


400 Metres - Men Race 1
                                      
    1 Boase , Jordan                   USA      45.73
    2 Chambers , Ricardo               JAM      45.82
    3 Neville , David                  USA      45.99
    4 Quow , Renny                     TRI      46.15
    5 Fothergill , Allodin             JAM      46.40
    6 Spratling , Brycen               USA      46.44
    7 Bingham , Michael                GBR      46.99
      Jackson , Bershawn               USA        DNS                  

400 Metres - Men Race 2                                      
                                                            Pts
    1 Santos , Luguelín                DOM      45.24          4       
    2 Wariner , Jeremy                 USA      45.30          2       
    3 Brown , Chris                    BAH      45.35          1       
    4 Smith , Calvin                   USA      45.44                  
    5 Henry , Tabarie                  ISV      45.46                  
    6 Gonzales , Jermaine              JAM      45.53                  
    7 Pistorius , Oscar                RSA      46.14                  
      Pinder , Demetrius               BAH        DNS                  

I liked Jordan Boase win in the B heat of the 400 meters. Luegelin Santos won the A heat in 45.24, with 2008 Olympic silver medalist Jeremy Wariner taking second in 45.30.
Oscar Pistorius, aka the Blade Runner, ran 46.14. In order to make the RSA team, Oscar must hit the A standard one more time. He has a few races left with which he can race to make the standard by 30 June.


800 Metres - Men                                             
                                                            Pts
    1 Rudisha , David Lekuta           KEN    1:41.74          4       
    2 Yego , Alfred Kirwa              KEN    1:44.49          2       
    3 Osagie , Andrew                  GBR    1:44.61          1       
    4 Lalang , Boaz Kiplagat           KEN    1:44.83                  
    5 Andrews , Robby                  USA    1:45.06                  
    6 Rutt , Michael                   USA    1:45.20                  
    7 de Souza , Diomar                BRA    1:47.13                  
      Kaki , Abubaker                  SUD        DNF                  
      Scherer , Matthew                USA        DNF       

David Rudisha has run 1:41.09 and 1:41.01, both world records, within one week in 2010. On Friday, for the third time, David Rudisha told the media that he would run 1:42 at the adidas meet. " I opened in Australia, in 1:44, then I ran 1:43, and now I would like to run 1:42."

With Matthew Scherer, arguably the smoothest pacemaker of his generation, Rudisha hit the 400 meters in 49.09, and then, the race began.

Lifting his knees, and pumping his arms, Daniel Rudisha surged away from the field and sprinted into his own little world. A world where 1:41.74 is matter of fact, a world where David Rudisha becomes the meet record holder, and the man who has run the 800 meters the fastest in North America.
D
avid Rudisha is the best 800 meter runner on the planet. At his top form, no one can run with him. Mr. Rudisha , whose English is precise and thoughtful noted this, " I hope to be fit for London."

I shudder to think how fast this man can run. I see a 1:40.6 this season.           


1500 Metres - Men                                            
    1 Lagat , Bernard                  USA    3:34.63
    2 Souleiman , Ayanleh              DJI    3:34.73
    3 Torrence , David                 USA    3:35.48
    4 Brannen , Nathan                 CAN    3:35.78
    5 Al-Garni , Mohamad               QAT    3:36.63
    6 Elkaam , Fouad                   MAR    3:36.68
    7 Leer , Will                      USA    3:37.16
    8 Choge , Augustine Kiprono        KEN    3:37.47
    9 van der Westhuizen , Peter       RSA    3:37.93
   10 Robertson , Zane                 NZL    3:38.80
   11 Webb , Alan                      USA    3:39.04
   12 Kipchirchir , Elijah             KEN    3:39.31
   13 Shaween , Mohammed               KSA    3:39.46
   14 Schlangen , Carsten              GER    3:39.63
   15 Mottram , Craig                  AUS    3:40.01
   16 Acosta , Andrew J.               USA    3:41.89
   17 Carson , Hamish                  NZL    3:42.08
   18 McNiff , Ryan                    USA    3:42.33
   19 Kemboi , Nicholas Kiptanui       KEN    3:43.81
      Adams , Liam                     AUS        DNF         

Bernard Lagat gave many a scare last weekend at Pre with his less than fast mile. Lagat made up for it today with a brilliant win in 3:34.63 for the 1,500 meters. " Coming into the last lap, I felt good. These last two races told me that I am ready. I will concentrate on one race, and I will be ready June 28. It was able to come together for me in the last 80 meters."

Nice run by David Torrance, he looks quite ready for the Trials.        


110 Metres Hurdles - Men                                      Wind: +0.9 m/s
                                                            Pts
    1 Richardson , Jason               USA      13.18          4       
    2 Porter , Jeff                    USA      13.26          2       
    3 Ortega , Orlando                 CUB      13.35          1       
    4 Oliver , David                   USA      13.37                  
    5 Brathwaite , Ryan                BAR      13.48                  
    6 Osaghae , Omo                    USA      13.49                  
    7 Thomas , Dwight                  JAM      25.08                  
      Merritt , Aries                  USA         DQ                  
      Parchment , Hansle               JAM        DNF                  

After three false starts, Aries Merritt ran under protest, and Jason Richardson, the 2011 World Champion, took this race in 13.18. Jeff Porter battled for second in 13.26, with Orlando Ortega of Cuba in third in 13:35, and David Oliver in 13.37.


High Jump - Men                                              
                                                            Pts
    1 Williams , Jesse                 USA       2.36          4       
    2 Grabarz , Robert                 GBR       2.36          2       
    3 Barry , Trevor                   BAH       2.31          1       
    3 Nieto , Jamie                    USA       2.31          1       
    5 Chondrokoúkis , Dimítrios        GRE       2.28                  
    6 Oni , Samson                     GBR       2.25                  
    7 Thomas , Donald                  BAH       2.20                  
    8 Manson , Andra                   USA       2.15                  
      Mason , Germaine                 GBR         NM         

In one the most epic high jump battles in US history, Jesse Williams prevailed over Robert Grabaez, GBR, Trevor Barry, BAH, surprising Jamie Nieto and 2012 World Indoor champ, Dimitrios Chondrokkoukis. Williams, the 2011 World Champ is looking like a very good prospect for the high jump Olympic medals.
Too bad no one saw it on TV.         


Long Jump - Men                                              
                                                            Pts               Wind
    1 Watt , Mitchell                  AUS       8.16          4              +1.6
    2 Lapierre , Fabrice               AUS       8.14          2              +2.5
    3 Kitchens , George                USA       7.88          1              -0.3
    4 Smith , Tyrone                   BER       7.73                         +1.4
    5 Thomas , Chaz                    USA       7.58                         +0.0
    6 Davis , Walter                   USA       7.18                         +0.4
    7 Harris , Nafee                   USA       5.84                         +1.2
      Gueye , Mamadou                  SEN         NM                  
      Quinley , Trevell                USA        DNS                  

Mitchell Watt won the long jump today, with a jump of 8.16m. Fellow Aussie, Fabrice Lapierre took second in 8.14m.


Discus Throw - Men                                           
                                                            Pts
    1 Kövágó , Zoltán                  HUN      66.36          4       
    2 Casañas , Yennifer Frank         ESP      65.21          2       
    3 Gowda , Vikas                    IND      64.86          1       
    4 Smith , Rutger                   NED      64.35                  
    5 Okoye , Lawrence                 GBR      63.87                  
    6 Fernández , Jorge Y.             CUB      63.24                  
    7 Harradine , Benn                 AUS      62.15                  
    8 Malone , Casey                   USA      60.61                  
    9 Rome , Jarred                    USA      60.22
   10 Brooks , Lance                   USA      60.00
   11 Waltz , Ian                      USA      58.52
   12 Young , Jason                    USA      58.46
      Morgan , Jason                   JAM         NM                  
      Israel , Märt                    EST        DNS                  


Women' results

100 Metres - Women                                            Wind: -0.1 m/s

                                                            Pts
    1 Fraser-Pryce , Shelly-Ann        JAM      10.92          4       
    2 Madison , Tianna                 USA      10.97          2       
    3 Jeter , Carmelita                USA      11.05          1       
    4 Felix , Allyson                  USA      11.07                  
    5 Baptiste , Kelly-Ann             TRI      11.07                  
    6 Okagbare , Blessing              NGR      11.10                  
    7 Calvert , Schillonie             JAM      11.25                  
    8 Knight , Bianca                  USA      11.29                  
    9 Pierre , Barbara                 USA      11.35

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won the 100m here in 10.92, to the absolute delight of the partisan Jamaican crowd. Tianna Madison ran a wonderful race, setting a new PB of 10.97. The 2005 World Champion in the long jump, who took the 2012 world Indoor bronze, is showing that she has some serious speed. Carmelita Jeter, ran an okay race in third, 11.05, looked like she was in the middle of some hard training. Allyson Felix, in fourth, looked jet lagged.


200 Metres - Women                                            Wind: -0.3 m/s

    1 Richards-Ross , Sanya            USA      22.09
    2 Knight , Bianca                  USA      22.46
    3 Barber , Mikele                  USA      22.96
    4 Henry Robinson , Samantha        JAM      23.04
    5 Wineberg , Mary                  USA      23.51
    6 Pompey , Aliann                  GUY      23.89

Sanya Richards-Ross ran her personal best today, clobbering the field with her 22.09. Bianca Knight showed her stuff, running a nifty 22.36.


400 Metres - Women
                                           
    1 McCorory , Francena              USA      50.06
    2 Williams-Mills , Novlene         JAM      50.10
    3 Whyte , Rosemarie                JAM      50.62
    4 Ohuruogu , Christine             GBR      50.69
    5 Trotter , Deedee                 USA      50.79
    6 Beard , Jessica                  USA      51.19
    7 Cox , Shana                      GBR      51.54
    8 Hall , Patricia                  JAM      51.63

I like Francena McCorory, who gutted out a tight race with Novlene Williams-Mills, 50.06-50.10. Rosemarie Whyte of Jamaica was third in
50.62, 2008 Oly champ Christine Ohuruogo was not fit fourth, in 50.69.


800 Metres - Women                                           
                                                            Pts
    1 Magiso , Fantu                   ETH    1:57.48          4       
    2 Beckwith , Molly                 USA    1:59.18          2       
    3 Okoro , Marilyn                  GBR    1:59.37          1       
    4 Vessey , Maggie                  USA    2:00.48                  
    5 Moore , Erica                    USA    2:00.72                  
    6 Simpson , Jennifer               USA    2:00.97                  
    7 Wilson , Ajee                    USA    2:02.61                  
    8 Weissenbach , Amy                USA    2:04.03                  
    9 Simpson , Jemma                  GBR    2:05.79
      Blake , Dominique                JAM        DNF                  

On her 20th birthday, Fantu Magiso, broke her own Ethiopian national record, with her win here of 1:57.48. Molly Beckwith took second in 1:59.18, with Marilyn Okaro in third in 1:59.37, Maggie Vessey in 2:00.48.  Jenny Simpson had a rough day, running 2:05.79, which she said was like running two last laps in. 1,500m, one after the other.


5000 Metres - Women                                          
                                                            Pts
    1 Dibaba , Tirunesh                ETH   14:50.80          4       
    2 Defar , Meseret                  ETH   14:57.02          2       
    3 Burka , Gelete                   ETH   15:02.74          1       
    4 Kidane , Werknesh                ETH   15:04.65                  
    5 Yalew , Genet                    ETH   15:22.03                  
    6 Britton , Fionnuala              IRL   15:33.04                  
    7 Anteneh , Emebet                 ETH   15:43.66                  
    8 Gebreslase , Gotytom             ETH   15:46.89                  
    9 McKaig , Alisa                   USA   15:47.68                  
   10 McKay , Tarah                    CAN   16:01.94                  
      Hinds , Korene                   JAM        DNF                  
      Kieffer , Allison                USA        DNF                  
      Rhines , Jennifer                USA        DNF                  
      Utura , Sule                     ETH        DNF         

With 1,200 meters to go, Tirunesh Dibaba, fresh off a world leading 10,000 meters at the Nike Pre, dropped a 66 second lap on the field. Defar was the only one in the field to respond.  Then, Dibaba dropped a 64 second lap, and with one lap to go, Tirunesh Dibaba reminded her country women that she was el supremo, running a sixty second last lap, and putting 7 seconds of real estate between Meseret Defar and herself.
For those of you fond of splits, that was a 1,200m in 3:10, 800m in 2:05.54, 400m in 61.54, The last 1,500m was in 4:03.2.         


400 Metres Hurdles - Women                                   
                                                            Pts
    1 Brown , Ti'erra                  USA      54.85          4       
    2 Spencer , Kaliese                JAM      54.91          2       
    3 Harrison , Queen                 USA      55.32          1       
    4 Leach , Nicole                   USA      55.37                  
    5 Wilson , Nickiesha               JAM      56.29                  
    6 Tracey , Ristananna              JAM      56.43                  
    7 McIntosh , Raasin                USA      56.76                  
    8 Chaney , Jasmine                 USA      57.75                  


Pole Vault - Women                                           
                                                            Pts
    1 Murer , Fabiana                  BRA       4.77          4       
    2 Silva , Yarisley                 CUB       4.70          2       
    3 Kiriakopoúlou , Nikoléta         GRE       4.60          1       
    4 Pyrek , Monika                   POL       4.50                  
    5 Büchler , Nicole                 SUI       4.37                  
    6 Janson , Lacy                    USA       4.37                  
    7 Saxer , Mary                     USA       4.37                  
    8 Hutson , Kylie                   USA       4.22                  
    9 Keppler , Janice                 USA       4.22

2011 World Champ, Fabiana Murer won here's, with the world leading jump.


Triple Jump - Women                                          
                                                            Pts               Wind
    1 Rypakova , Olga                  KAZ      14.71          4              -0.9
    2 Williams , Kimberly              JAM      14.45          2              -0.3
    3 Alcántara , Dailenys             CUB      14.24          1              +0.7
    4 Costa , Keila                    BRA      14.12                         -0.3
    5 Savigne , Yargeris               CUB      14.08                         -0.7
    6 Ribalta , Josleidy               CUB      13.80                         -1.0
    7 McLain , Erica                   USA      13.21                         -0.6
    8 Ufodiama , Blessing              USA      12.98                         +0.0

Olga Rypakova looked great, Yergeris Savigne did not.


Shot Put - Women                                             
                                                            Pts
    1 Adams , Valerie                  NZL      20.60          4       
    2 Camarena-Williams , Jillian      USA      19.62          2       
    3 Carter , Michelle                USA      19.32          1       
    4 Borel , Cleopatra                TRI      18.19                  
    5 Stevens Walker , Sarah           USA      17.89                  
    6 Labonté , Julie                  CAN      17.59                  
    7 Northover , Zara                 JAM      16.01                  

Valerie Adams set meet records twice in one competition.
Jillian Camerena Williams looked good today.


Javelin Throw - Women                                        
                                                            Pts
    1 Viljoen , Sunette                RSA      69.35          4       
    2 Špotáková , Barbora              CZE      68.73          2       
    3 Patterson , Kara                 USA      60.33          1       
    4 Sayers , Goldie                  GBR      59.23                  
    5 Hjálmsdóttir , Ásdís             ISL      58.72                  
    6 Klimešová , Jarmila              CZE      56.38                  
    7 Yurkovich , Rachel               USA      53.05                  
    8 Riettie , Kateema                JAM      52.03                  
    9 Zollman , Graze                  USA      47.48

Sunwtte Viljoen showed Barbora Spotaova that she has some competition, with her 69.35m, 227-6 throw, which set the meet record, set the North American Record, and pushed Spotakova to a 68.73m throw. I see a javelin battle of epic proportions in London.


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