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I have been fortunate to be witness to several Ethiopian 10,000m Trials in Hengelo in the past, including the last 10,000m of Haile Gebrselassie. This one, last night, was, as Jon Mulkeen notes, one of the deepest by a single nation ever! Results below.

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Van Niekerk must postpone come-back
PRETORIA (RSA): World and Olympic 400m champion Wade van Niekerk's training has been set back by up to six weeks due to a new injury. The South African, who made his comeback in February from his autumn 2017 knee injury but has raced only once, is still hopeful of being able to compete at the World Championships. "He had MRI scans which showed the ligaments and meniscus in his (right) knee were fine, but unfortunately he picked up a bone bruise, which has set him back five or six weeks," said his manager Peet van Zyl. Van Niekerk, who said he was pulling out of scheduled Diamond League appearances, said: "It's very disappointing as I probably pushed myself too hard but I'm now working towards the goal patiently and I will review my competition schedule with my team and, with my coach (Ans Botha) we will decide where and when to race."

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Enjoy your Friday , and do not miss the Pre Classic on Sunday, june 30! Some amazing events!

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Recovery week 2

Easy running week 2

Summer mileage prep, week 2

Friday: warrm up, easy 30 minutes, cooldown

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Taylor, Muhammad, Gardiner
SZEKESFEHERVAR (HUN): Gyulai Memorial meet here (EA Premium) on July 9 confirmed several World stars to compete in this Hungarian fixture. Christian Taylor is in triple jump, Dalilah Muhammad at 400 m hurdles. In women 400 m Phyllis Francis against Salwa Eid Naser along with Shericka Jackson, Stephanie-Ann McPherson and Justyna Swiety-Ersetic. In the men´s 3000 m sub 13 5k runners Richard Yator, Abadi Hadis and Telahun Haile. Men´s 400 m already has Steven Gardiner against Luguelin Santos, Baboloki Thebe and Kahmari Montgomery. Ivana Spanovic is confirmed for long jump against Tiana Bartoletta. Men´s high jump top names are Donald Thomas, Mateusz Przybylko, Majd Edin Ghazal.

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Thompson 22.00 WL
KINGSTON (JAM, Jun 23): Elaine Thompson confirmed huge shape during last day of Jamaican Championships with World leading 22.00 (-0.2) in the 200 m beating Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce 22.22. Second best of the year in the 400 m by Shericka Jackson 49.78 over Anastasia Le Roy 50.94 followed by Stephanie-Ann McPherson 51.01. Yohan Blake could not get a double with 20.27 (+0.5) in the 200 m when he was beaten by Rasheed Dwyer 20.23. Demish Gaye clocked 44.83 in the 400 m over newcomer Terry Thomas 45.47. Great level in men´s hurdles as Ronald Levy won in 13.23 beating Orlando Bennett 13.27 PB with Andrew Riley 13.33 and Hansle Parchment 13.38. Shanieka Ricketts got triple 14.73 (0.0) over Kimberly WIlliams 14.39 (+1.6), O´Dayne Richards shot put 19.93 and in the U20 400 m Antony Cox 45.79. Janeek Brown was fastest in the 100 m hurdles semifinals 12.68 (+0.5), finals were annulled.

The Decastar decathlon and heptathlon was held in Talence on June 21-22, 2019. Nafissatou Thiam scored a fine 6,819, even while re injuring her elbow during event six, the javelin. Pierce LaPage, of Canada, scored, 8,439 points in the decathlon.


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Barshim returns with 227
SOPOT (POL, Jun 23): In his first competition in nearly one year, Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim returned with victory in Sopot with a second-time clearance at 2.27m before attempting 2.30m and 2.33m. Michal Haratyk won the shot put with 21.12m and Marcin Krukowski won the javelin with 82.33m from Belarus' Pavel Mialeshka (80.46m). On the track, Cuba's Rose Mary Almanza went under two minutes for 800m, winning in 1:59.90 from Spain's Esther Guerrero (2:00.87) and Canada's Brendon Rodney won the 200m in 20.53. Anna Kielbasinska won the 400m in 51.79 (also won the 200m in 24.00) and USA's Myles Pringle won the men's 400m in 45.81.

Thiam despite injury 6819 WL

TALENCE (FRA, Jun 23): Despite injuring her elbow in the javelin, Nafissatou Thiam still set a world-leading score of 6819 points in the Talence Decastar. Thiam was on European record pace overnight and she was still ahead of European record pace after opening her second day with a national record of 6.67m in the long jump. However she injured her elbow in the javelin and could only manage 47.25m before sitting out her last attempt. She finished her day with a 2:20.46 clocking in the 800m to eclipse Katarina Johnson-Thompson's world lead by six points. Xenia Krizsan was second with a Hungarian record of 6619 points and Latvia's Laura Ikauniece continued her excellent form on her return from injury, finishing third with 6518 points. France's European indoor pentathlon bronze medallist Solene Ndama was fourth with a lifetime best of 6290 points. In the decathlon, Canada's Pierce LePage improved his lifetime best from 8171 to 8453 points to win the decathlon (14.40 110m hurdles, 44.46m discus, 5.25m pole vault, 55.22m javelin and 4:59.76 1500m) from Zach Ziemek from the United States (8344 points) and Belgium's Thomas van der Plaetsen whose score of 8214 points was his best since the 2016 Olympics. Competing in selected events, Kevin Mayer was first in the 110m hurdles (13.90) and discus (50.15m) and also cleared 5.05m in the pole vault.

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The Decastar is one of those events where multi eventers go to get a big score, be treated well and enjoy the intimacy of fans who get the decathlon and heptathlon. Kevin Mayer is watching his knee and competing in six events. Nafi Thiam cleared 2.02m on day 1 and leads by 293 points.

LONDON (GBR): The world's best female pole vaulters will go head-to-head in a pre-world championship showdown at the Müller Anniversary Games, in the London Stadium on 20-21 July. Katerina Stefanidi against Sandi Morris, Yarisley Silva, Anzhelika Sidorova. Also Eliza McCartney, Robeilys Peinado, Nikoleta Kiriakopoulou, Alysha Newman and Angelica Bengtsson along home star Holly Bradshaw.

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