Rudisha runs 1:41.74, by Alfons Juck, note by Larry Eder


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David Rudisha just flew around the track, running 50.8 average for two laps. Rudisha is such an elegant runner, the enormity of this act of running is not appreciated. David Rudisha is the beast master of the 800 meters. adidas GP  New York had superb performances.

Rudisha 1:41.74, but what a running style

NEW YORK (USA, Jun 9): adidas Grand Prix as 6th Samsung Diamond League meet of the year registered in total 4 world leads and meet records in 7 events. David Rudisha was the king with 1:41.74 in the 800 m, happy meets after the Games to have him. Tyson Gay opened the season with impressive 10.00 against strong wind, Blake secured his 100 m win only in last meters. Martina surprised with sub 20 Dutch record. Dibaba clearly beat Defar. Now the series will have a break until July 6 in Paris.

Event by event review


200 m: Superb race, great finish by Churandy Martina new NR 19.934 (+0.1) over Nickel Ashmeade 19.938. Martina is 7th European with sub 20. Third Weir from Racers improves to 20.08 over M. Anderson 20.21 SB.

400 m: Young Santos continues in winning, 45.24 over Wariner 45.30. Blade Runner clocks his fastest of 2012 outside SA 46.14.

800 m: The result of the meet, Rudisha after great display of running achieved 1:41.74 MR and WL, the 9th fastest time ever. Kaki gave up after 420 m. Second Yego 1:44:49 and third Briton Osagie 1:44.61 PB.

110mH: After series of false starts Richardson won in 13.18 (+0.9) ahead of Porter (13.26 eq PB). Oliver was beaten to fourth and Merritt dq.

HJ: One failure at 225 decided about the winner on count-back. Jesse Williams over Robbie Grabarz, 236 MR. For Briton also overall PB. Barry and Nieto tied for 3rd with 231, for Nieto best jump since 2004.

LJ: Australians ruled, Watt with first jump 816 (+1.6) MR followed by 5 fouls over Lapierre 814 (+2.5, legal 810).

DT: Kovago confirmed paper predictions with 66.36 win.


100 m: Shelly-Ann had great start and won over very tough field in 10.92 (-0.1), her fastest since 2009. Second Madison 10.97 PB and only afterwards Jeter 11.05, Felix 11.07 and Baptiste 11.07.
800 m: This Ethiopian girl. Magiso wins again in superb NR and MR 1:57.48. She definitely did not reach her potential.

5000 m: Dibaba was the queen, after 61.54 last lap won clearly in 14:50.80 over Defar 14:57.02.

400mH: New name Tierra Brown clocked meet record 54.85 over Jamaican Spencer 54.91.
PV: World champ is coming to the shape. Murer cleared 470 in first and world lead 477 in second and tried at 486. Silva second 470.

TJ: Meet record for Rypakova 14.71 (-0.9), Savigne well beaten into 5th (14.08).

JT: Sunette Viljoen is the sensation, in round 5 new African record, Meet record and WL (and US All-comers) 69.35. 7th best performer ever. Spotakova was leading with first throw 68.72 (WL at that time) and bravely tried to respond with last one 68.73.


100 m: Yohan Blake with great finish beat in 9.90 (+0.7) excellent starter Bledman from Trinidad 9.93 and US Rodgers 9.99. Tyson Gay returned in B-race with impressive 10.00 against -1.5 wind. He is ready.

1500 m: Win for all-time great Bernard Lagat 3:34.63 ahead of youngster Suleiman of Djibouti 3:34.73.
200 m: Sanya is in excellent shape and ready for olympic double. World lead and PB 22.09 (-0.3), second Knight 22.46.

400 m: McCorory gets personal best 50.06 ahead of fast-finishing Novlene Williams-Mills 50.10. 2012 bests for Whyte 50.62 and Ohuruogu 50.69.

Alekna masters WR
LILLE (FRA, Jun 9): After break in 2011 due to World Youth Championships the Meeting Lille Metropole returned (EA Premium). World steeple leader Paul Kipsiele Koech this time won in 8:06.71 ahead of French Mahiedine Mekhissi Benabbad who bettered his own European lead to 8:10.90. World indoor champion Mohamed Aman won the 800 m in 1:44.32 and second young French Pierre Ambroise Bosse improved as second to 1:44.97. Other top French marks by Jimmy Vicaut in the 100 m 10.15 (+1.1), Yannick Fonsat 45.30 PB in the 400 m over Jonathan Borlee 45.38. Renaud Lavillenie cleared 582 to win the pole vault and tried at WL height of 592. Olympic winner Steven Hooker was 6th with 542. Impressive masters world record for Lithuanian giant Virgilijus Alekna in discus with 69.04 m, his best since 2009. Second olympic winner Gerd Kanter 66.05 and third Orcument Olgundeniz of Turkey 65.81. British wins for Christian Malcolm in the 200 m (20.70,-0.5) beating Kevin Borlee 20.83 and Andy Baddeley 3:36.70 in the 1500 m over Ethiopian Aman Wote 3:37.07. Walking star Yohan Diniz won the 5000 m in 19:11.29. In the 5000 m for runners African Junior CC Champion Muktar Edris of Ethiopia in his first race in Europe won in impressive 13:06.92. Second Moroccan miler Abdelaati Iguider debuted at the distance with 13:09.17 ahead of Daniel Kipchirchir Komen 13:12.56 and French Yohan Durand 13:17.90 PB. In women events Anita Wlodarczyk won the hammer (73.69), Aleksandra Kiryashova pole vault (450). Algerian Zahra Bouras the 800 m in 2:00.53 and Murielle Ahoure of Ivory Coast the 100 m in 11.21 (+0.5). Eloyse Lesueur scored home long jump win with 664 (+1.0).

Mingir 9:13.53 EL
SOFIA (BUL, Jun 9): The Pavlov Meet at Vasil Levski stadium saw excellent 3000 m steeple national record for Turkish Gulcan Mingir in 9:13.53. It is also European lead 2012 and 6th best national record. Another sensational mark here in women long jump by Briton Abigail Irozuru 680 (+0.7) PB and improvement from 644 this indoor season. In other women events to note Pinar Saka from Turkey 51.60 at 400 m. Bulgarian wins for Gabriela Laleva in the 100 m (11.44, +0.5) and Radoslava Mavrodieva 18.20 in the shot put. Asian record holder Samuel Francis of Qatar won the 100 m in 10.42 (+0.2). Turkish Izzet Safer was the best in the 200 m (20.86, +1.0). Israeli Yochai Halevi won the triple jump with 16.81 (+0.2).

Sensation 1500 m by Bulut
ISTANBUL (TUR, Jun 9): Vania Stambolova remains unbeaten this season after she won also the 400 m hurdles at 67th Cezmi Or Memorial (EA Classic) in 54.40. Second US Tiffany Williams 55.01. Solid 5000 m by Ethiopian Waganesh Mekasha 15:18.81 meet record ahead of home Dudu Karakaya olympic standard 15:20.00. Turkish Eurowinner Nevin Yanit was second at 100 m hurdles in 13.12 (+2.6), Belarus winner Alina Talay got 12.95. Ukrainian Viktoriya Pyatachenko was the fastest in the 200 m in 23.08 (+0.5) and Russian Tatyana Paliyenko in the 800 m (2:00.42). Russian Yana Borodina won the triple jump with 14.28w (+2.4, legal 14.19, -0.2). Hungarian world medalist Krisztian Pars won the hammer (78.46) over Turkish record holder Esref Apak 77.30 and Szymon Ziolkowski 76.41. Fast steeple win for Ethiopian Birhan Getahun 8:20.08 meet record ahead of Australian Youcef Abdi 8:21.98 and Turkish Hakan Duvar 8:23.22 PB. Ramil Guliyev won the 100 m in 10.35 (-1.8), Moroccan Mouhcine El Amine the 800 m (1:47.77) and Lithuanian Raivydas Stanys the high jump (224). In national event huge improvement for Gamze Bulut in women 1500 m to European lead 4:03.42 and olympic standard.

Junior Amos 1:43.11
MANNHEIM (GER, Jun 9): Fast sprints at this Olympic Qualification meet. But the biggest sensation happened in men´s 800 m where Nijel Amos of Botswana (born 1994, so junior also in 2013) improved to national senior record and second best ever mark by a junior 1:43.11. Alex Platini Menga improved to 20.33 at 200 m (+1.9), in other race also PB for Sven Knipphals 20.53 (+0.7). Eric Kruger clocked 45.97 PB in the 400 m. Fast hurdles 13.39 (+0.7) by Alexander John, in other race Matthias Buchler 13.40 (+1.8). European indoor champion Carolin Nytra opened after injuries with fast 12.74 (+1.3) at 100 m hurdles ahead of Nadine Hildebrand 12.94 PB. European champion Verena Sailer comes into shape with 11.19 (+1.5) and windy 11.13 (+2.6) at the 100 m.

VCB 11.04 against strong wind
CLERMONT (USA, Jun 9): Another warm-up meet at National Training Center saw olympic winner Veronica Campbell-Brown clocking fast 11.04 against -1.7 wind in the 100 m. Super programme here for Natasha Hastings, she clocked 11.38 (+0.1) PB in the 100 m, 23.05 (+1.5) 200 m and was second with 51.18 in the 400 m. She was beaten by Italian Libania Grenot 50.92. Jo Atkins was the best in the 200 m (22.83, +2.2). Kellie Wells dominated the 100 m hurdles in 12.78 (-0.7) and windy 12.67 (+2.6) in heats. Jo Lucas of Trinidad won the 400 m hurdles in 55.92. Bahamian 2007 World medalist Derrick Atkins posted 10.09 (-0.4) at the 100 m ahead of Marc Burns of Trinidad 10.19. Bahamian Michael Mathieu won the 400 m in 45.63. Joel Brown was the best in the hurdles 13.40 (-0.7) with Ronnie Ash clocking windy 13.31 (+2.6) in the heats. Johnny Dutch won the 400 m hurdles in 48.90 over world champion Kerron Clement who achieved in his first this years race at his distance 49.66.

Karpov and British junior overnight leaders
KLADNO (CZE, Jun 9): Dmitriy Karpov leads after first day of TNT Fortuna Meeting (IAAF CE Challenge) with 4248 points. Second in mostly sunny, but windy conditions is younger Czech Adam Sebastian Helcelet with 4159 and third surprise Einar Dadi Larusson if Iceland 4130. Home hero Roman Sebrle after good first three events achieved only 201 in the high jump and 51.14 at 400 m and is with 4105 points fifth. British junior Katarina Johnson-Thompson leads the women's competition with 3729 points. She built up her lead in both running events with a personal best 13.62 in the 100m Hurdles and an also fast (considering conditions) 23.88 in 200m informs IAAF. Czech Eliska Klucinova also going for olympic standard is second with 3692 points. Third after the first day is Belarus bronze medallist from last year's Under 23 European Championships Yana Maksimava with 3653 points.


LEIDEN (NED, Jun 9): Dafne Schippers won the 100 m in 11.36 (+1.2) over Jamile Samuel 11.38 at the Gouden Spike Meeting. Junior Sifan Hassan clocked 9:08.88 in the 3000 m. Patrick van Luijk won the 100 m in fast 10.27 (+0.8) and was also impressive in the 200 m with 20.47 (+0.3). South African Victor Hogan surprisingly beat Erik Cadee in discus 61.99 to 61.51.

SOPOT (POL, Jun 9): Best result at the 15th Sidlo Memorial was the javelin by Igor Janik 79.65 m.

BUDAPEST (HUN, Jun 9): At Honved Kupa meet Lajos Kurthy achieved 20.17 in the shot put.
DOMAZLICE (CZE, Jun 9): Petr Frydrych returns into the javelin shape with 80.17 win at regional championships.

VALMIERA (LAT, Jun 9): Second day of Presidents Cup saw Lithuanian Andrius Gudzius improving to 63.37 in discus over Estonian Mart Israel 63.04. Jelena Prokopcuka won the 5000 m in 15:51.74 and Aiga Grabuste achieved 663 in the long jump.

STOCKHOLM (SWE, Jun 9): Stadionfesten Meet to celebrate the IAAF anniversary saw Tarik Makhloufi of Algeria winning the 800 m in personal best 1:44.88. Mina Nikannen of Finland won women pole vault with 440 cm.

COLOMBO (SRI, Jun 9): At first day of 15th Asian Junior Championships sprinter Taftian Hassan of Iran won the 100 m in 10.49 (-2.3) ahead of Chinese 200 m record holder Xie Zhenye 10.54. Meet records by Chinese junior boys. Zhang Wei 535 in the pole vault and Li Meng 19.95 in the shot put (6 kg).

MONACHIL (ESP, Jun 9): Olympic 100 m qualifier here for Spanish fastest man Angel David Rodriguez with 10.17 (+1.8) at the 100 m.
BRATISLAVA (SVK, Jun 9): At Tomas Babiak Memorial the best result for Jana Veldakova with 649 (+1.9) in the long jump.


LA CORUNA (ESP, Jun 9): World medalist Liu Hong won the 26th Gran Premio Cantones, the La Coruna leg of IAAF Walking Challenge with 1:27:32 at the 20 km. Second Beatriz Pascual 1:29:53 ahead of Maria Vasco 1:30:05 and Julia Takacs 1:30:37. Fifth German Sabine Krantz achieved olympic qualifier 1:30:57. Also in men competition a Chinese win for Li Jianbo in 1:20:55 ahead of home Miguel Angel Lopez who also won the national title in 1:20:59 PB. Third another Chinese Yu Wei 1:21:04.

NEW YORK (USA, Jun 9): Marathon world champion Edna Kiplagat won the 41st NYRR Mini 10-K in Central Park.  She took charge of the race in the seventh kilometer, going through 8-K in 25:58 to get the win in 32:08.  She ran the second half of the race in 15:48. Second Ethiopian Aheza Kiros 32:18 and third Hilda Kibet who represents Netherlands 32:34. Fourth Diane Nukuri-Johnson new national mark for Burundi 32:38.  From RRW.

CESKE BUDEJOVICE (CZE, Jun 9): The debut of Mattoni 1/2 Maraton in Ceske Budejovice was excellent. Kenyan Daniel Chebii clocked impressive 59:49 at the distance. Second Henry Kiplagat 1:00:35 and third Adugna Takele of Ethiopia 1:03:17. Ethiopian Tadelech Bekele was the top woman in 1:10:54. Second and third Kenyans Joyce Kiplimo 1:14:26 and Lydia Jerotich 1:15:31. In total 2000 participants in the evening race.
CADCA (SVK, Jun 9): Surprisingly fast 2:17:58 by Kenyan Elisha Sawe at the 38th Kysucky maraton in Slovakia. Female winner did not go under 3:15.
BORSKY MIKULAS (SVK, Jun 9): Matej Toth won his 7th Slovak 20 km walk title at the 43rd Zahoracka dvadsiatka event with 1:27:54. He equaled so the feat of olympic winner Jozef Pribilinec who also has seven national title wins at the 20 km. Second Anton Kucmin 1:28:07.

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