In a race that, again, lived up to the hype, Carolin Nytra of Germany barely nipped Tiffany Ofili of Great Britain at the tape, both running 7.80 for the 60 meter hurdles! Christina Vukicevic of Norway held on for third in 7.83, a National record and Derval O’Rourke of Ireland, was fourth, in 7.96, her seasonal best.
Carolin Nytra ran the European leader with her 7.80 and Tiffnay Ofili of Great Britian set her second national record of the day, having run 7.89 in the semi-final!
This was a dead heat! Per our friend in IAAF Communications, Bob Ramsak, there has not been a dead heat in Euro Indoor hurdles in 37 years! Truly a memorable race, and what a battle for first place!
Carolin Nytra (left) racing Priscilla Lopes-Schleip, 2010 Lausanne, photo by PhotoRun.net.
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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