Schippers runs 10.94 EL, Asher-Smith runs 11.02 British record at FBK Hengelo, from EME News

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Schippers 10.94 and two World leads

HENGELO (NED, May 24): There were two world leads set at the AA Drink FBK Games in Hengelo. World youth champion Robert Biwott of Kenya improved to 3:33.64 to set a world lead in the 1500m. In second, Ronald Musagala ran a Ugandan record of 3:35.02. 17 year old, Anthony Kiptoo, the African Junior champion, finished third in 3:35.33. Pieter Jan Hannes ran a European lead of 3:35.95 for 6th.  The women's 3000m also had a world leading performance. Kenya's Irene Jelegat ran a PB of 8:36.90 (Almaz Ayana had 8:36.53 split in her 5000 m race in Shanghai) to finish ahead of Laura Muir of Great Britain (8:38:47 EL, PB) and Madeline Heiner of Australia (8:44.20 PB). Further down the field, Stella Chesang ran a Ugandan junior record of 8:52.39. The women's 100m brought fireworks. Dafne Schippers stormed to a Dutch record and European lead of 10.94 (1.8) with 19 year old Dina Asher Smith running a British record of 11.02 in second, a 0.12 improvement. Schippers now sits 14th on the European all-time list, her time is the fastest by a European since 2004. Asha Philip set a lifetime best of 11.10 in third. As hoped by event organisers, there was a Dutch record in the women's 1000m. Sifan Hassan ran 2:34.69 to get the better of Joanna Jozwik of (2:35.57), Jenny Meadows (2:36.13), Angelika Cichocka (2:36.50) and Anita Hinriksdottir of Iceland (2:36.63 NR). In the women's 100mH, Alina Talay ran a PB of 12.70 (1.4) to finish ahead of Cindy Roleder (12.92), Nadine Visser (12.97) and Brianne Theisen Eaton (13.05). Ashton Eaton competed in the men's 100m, running 10.42 (-0.3). The top three were: CJ Ujah (10.09), Akani Simbine (10.12) and Adam Gemili (10.19). Eaton also competed in the long jump, jumping 803 (-0.7) for third. He was beaten by Paralympic athlete Markus Rehm (807, 1.0) and Tomasz Jaszczuk (805, 1.2). In the women's contest, Sosthene Moguenara won with 677 (1.2) over Erica Jarder (6.69, 2.4). World pole vault leader Nikolia Kiriakopoulou cleared 460 on her third attempt to beat Silke Spiegelburg (455). Fabiana Murer (455) and Nicole Buchler (455) were joint third. There were good marks in the discus. Piotr Malachowski won the men's competition with 65.87 over Philip Milanov (64.57) and Robert Urbanek (64.47) while Denia Caballero threw 65.46 to win the women's competition over Julia Fischer (62.78). Poland's Jakub Szyszkowski set a PB of 20.42 to win the shot. There was another Polish win in the 800m. Marcin Lewandowski running 1:45.46 to beat Robin Schembera (1:45.48) and Andre Olivier (1:45.73). In an untidy men's 110mH, Lawrence Clarke got the win in 13.54 (0.5). Dutch fans were treated to a win by Churandy Martina in the 200m. His 20.66 (0.0) just beat Danny Talbot (20.67).

(Editor's note: The FBK Hengelo is a fantastic meeting. The conditions are normally quite nice and an unofficial opening for many European athletes with some fantastic throwing conditions. This year, Dafne Schippers ran amazing 100 meters with Dina Asher-Smith running 11.02, for a new British record.)

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