Antoinette Nana Djimou Ida, 2011 Euro Champion, photo by Photorun.net
In a moment straight out of Hollywood, with French fans screaming, no one know who won the heptathlon! Running a brilliant 2:18.99 for the final event, the 800 meters, Antoinette nana Djimou Ida of France won the heptathlon by a scant 17 points! Her score was 4723!
In second, Austra Skujyte of Lithuania, scored 4706, her 2:26.54 not enough to hold off Djimou! And in third, Remona Fransen of the Netherlands, who had two personal bests in the first three events, ran 2;16.24, to nail down the bronze, with her 4,665, just 58 points behind the silver.
Paris will be celebrating tonight, as they already have two medals, just one behind Germany in the 2011 European Indoor Athletic Championships.
Updated Sunday, March 6, 2011
Larry Eder has had a 50-year involvement in the sport of athletics. Larry has experienced the sport as an athlete, coach, magazine publisher, and now, journalist and blogger. His first article, on Don Bowden, America's first sub-4 minute miler, was published in RW in 1983. Larry has published several magazines on athletics, from American Athletics to the U.S. version of Spikes magazine. He currently manages the content and marketing development of the RunningNetwork, The Shoe Addicts, and RunBlogRun. Of RunBlogRun, his daily pilgrimage with the sport, Larry says: "I have to admit, I love traveling to far away meets, writing about the sport I love, and the athletes I respect, for my readers at runblogrun.com, the most of anything I have ever done, except, maybe running itself."
Theme song: Greg Allman, " I'm no Angel."
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