Rudisha, Lausanne DL, photorun.net.
On Sunday, at the ISTAF Berlin Meeting (not a part of the
DL), David Rudisha broke the world record for 800 meters with his amazing run
Men’s 800m: Following his pacemaker, Sammy Tangui, David Rudisha hit the 400
meters in 48.35 and continued running to break the WR of Wilson Kipketer by the
smallest of margins, running 1:41.09! In fourth was Leonel Manzano, who ran his
PB for 800 meters in 1:44. 56.(Remember, Rudisha ran 1:41.53 in Heusden last month).
Men’s 1,500m: Silas Kiplagat won the 1,500
meters in 3:30.61. European Champion Arturo Casado was fourth, in
Men’s 3,000m:In the 3,000 meters, which was to be an attempt by Bernard Lagat at
Bob Kennedy’s AR for 3,000 meters, did not Come to pass. Tariku Bekele
ran 7:28.29, with Bernard Lagat in fifth in 7:35.11.
Men’s 110m hurdles:Ryan Wilson won the 110m
hurdles, running 13.27. AndrewTurner, the European Champ, was second in
Men’s shot put:Reese Hoffa won the shot in
21.29m over Tomazs Majewski, 21.26m.
Men’s discus:Germany’s rock star, Robert Harting, the
man who can make websites as well as throw the discus, won here in 68.24.
Women’s 100m:On the women’s side, Sherone
Simpson won in 11.09, with little competition.
Women’s 400m: Debbie Dunn won the 400 meters in 50.54, taking down
Kaliese Spencer, the 400m hurdle specialist, who ran 50.64.
Semenya, Berlin 2009, photorun.net
Men’s 800m:In her first race back,
Caster Semenya ran 1:59.90 . Christin Wurth Thomas was fifth in 2:00.61. This
was Caster Semenya’s, the world
champion, first run since her win
in Berlin in August 2009. Semenya raced a couple times in Scandanavia before
her race in Berlin on Sunday.
Women’s 100m hurdles: In the 100m hurdles,
Priscilla Lopes-Schleip ran 12.57 for the win. In fifth place was LoLo Jones,
who has had three sub par races in a row, running 12.90 here. She seems to be racing a lot and her reactions to starts, and her mid-race surge just is not there.The Canadians actually, Lopes-Schleip and Felician, went 1-2 here!
Women’s high jump:Ariane Friederich, German
high jump goddess and bronze medalist from Berlin 2009, won here, in a
light 1.97m jump.
Women’s javelin:Christina Obergfull won the Javelin in 67.57. Kara
Patterson was third in 60.97m.
Women’s hammer throw:Betty Heidler of Germany put the hammer out of
the proverbial park, with a throw of 75.35m.
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