Tyson Gay, 2010 AVIVA London, photo by PhotoRun.net
Last summer, in cold London, Tyson runs 9.78, this May, 14.51 in cold and rain! What will the guy do next?
GAY REMARKABLE 14.51 IN RAIN AND COLD
(GBR, May 15): Tyson Gay despite missing important preparations in his
build to this summer’s track season through injury scored a super fast
150 meters victory in rain soaked Powerade ION4 CityGames Manchester.
The American flew out of his blocks in his 150m race and getting quicker
and quicker, passed through 100m in 9.91 (first 50 m in 5.63) – the
second best time in the world this year – before winning in an explosive
14.51 (+1.9). In rain and 13 degrees more than impressive. It was the
third fastest straight time for the distance ever witnessed (Bolt
clocked here 14.35). Gay who has been suffering from a hip abductor
problem and will go to see German specialist Hans-Wilhelm
Muller-Wohlfahrt for more expert treatment during his short stay in
Europe, was more than satisfied with his display. “I wanted to run
faster but missed a lot of training so I’m happy with the time. I want
to remain healthy for our trials,” said the 28-year-old, who blasting
from his blocks easily defeated fellow countryman Darvis Patton 14.98
and UK record holder Marlon Devonish 15.10.Allyson Felix the three-time
World 200m champion easily defended her title when storming to wind
assisted 22.12 (+2.6) at the 200 m after splits 11.23 and 16.45. Second
European champion Myriam Soumare clocked 23.35. There was also a solid
victory from another US entrant Danielle Carruthers who comfortably
retained her 100m hurdles crown in a meeting record of 12.73 (+0.4).
Second Ginnie Crawford (12.87) ahead of Jennifer Ennis (12.88) and
Tiffany Ofili (12.88). Another Brit Andy Turner already in great early
season form, repeated his 2010 double when easily clinching the 110 m
and 200 m hurdles in 13.41 (+2.0) and 22.10 (+2.3). In shorter race
second Dominic Berger 13.49 over Terrence Trammell 13.51. In the longer
second Bershawn Jackson 22.26 ahead of Angelo Taylor 22.84 and Felix
Sanchez 23.28. Ennis returned to the track to defend her 150m title but
was forced to surrender it to Commonwealth 200m silver medalist Abi
Oyepitan who won by 0.06 in 17.34 (+1.6) with Laura Turner third in
17.43. Frenchman Martial Mbandjock took the 200m defeating Kim Collins
winner of the 2002 Commonwealth Games crown in Manchester and Shawn
Crawford last year’s 150m victor. Mbandjock winner of three medals at
last summer’s European Championships recorded 20.35 (+2.3) with Collins
posting 20.43 and Crawford the 2004 Olympic 200m champion timed at
20.43. The domestic 100 m races were won by European silver medallist
Mark Lewis-Francis for a second year in 10.33 (+2.7) and Jeanette Kwakye
who crossed the line in 11.60 (+1.8). With help from David Martin.
(BOT, May 15): Last day of 10th African Junior Championships was in
running events an Ethiopian day. Atnafu Zerihun won the 5000 m in
13:38.52 over Kenyan Abraham Krasongor 13:39.17 and Ugandan Thomas Ayeko
13:40.04. Geleto Aman was the best at 800 m (1:46.62) beating Kenyan
Anthony Chemut (1:47.16) and home runner Amos Nigel (1:47.38). Birtukan
Admasu achieved another win for Ethiopia in girls 3000 m steeple
(9:53.80). In the 1500 m gold for Uganda as Anette Negesa clocked
4:09.17 (also national senior record) over Kenyan Nancy Chepkwemoi
4:09.25. In the 200 m finals gold medals for South Africa. Siphelo
Ngquboza achieved 20.94 (-0.3) in the boys race and Sonya Van der Merwe
23.78 (+0.1) in the girls. Here second Ethiopian Magiso Manedo 23.90
what is also senior national record. In the 4×400 m finals wins for
girls of South Africa 3:38.16 and boys from Sudan 3:09.77.
BREST (BLR, May 13-15): At Belarus
University Championships Anastasiya Mironchik-Ivanova achieved 14.20
(+0.9) and Dmitriy Plotnitsiky 16.74 (+1.3) in the triple jump. Marina
Arzamasova clocked 2:01.97 in solo 800 m race. Alina Talay won the 200 m
(23.59) and 100 m hurdles (13.06). 2004 Olympic winner Yulia Nesterenko
was running the 200 m in 24.34.
SAN FRANCISCO (USA, May 15): The
100th annual Zazzle Bay to Breakers 12K, one of the world’s largest and
oldest footraces saw Ridouane Harroufi of Morocco winning the race with
the time of 34:26. Harroufi is the first Moroccan male to win the race
in 100 years and the first non-Kenyan male to win in 20 years. Second
Ethiopian Deriba Merga 34:29 third best Kenyan Allan Kiprono 34:31, best
US runner Jason Hartmann as 6th (35:28) ahead of Meb Keflezighi 35:34.
Lineth Chepkurui of Kenya, the returning female winner and world record
holder in the Women’s Division, again finished first in 39:12. Second
Mamitu Daska 39:13, best US Magdalena Lewy-Boulet 41:26 as 6th.
Organizers are writing on their website.
LIMA (PER, May 15): Kenyan Peter
Lemaiyan clocked new course record at Lima Marathon in 2:16:57. Second
home runner Miguel Mallqui also won the South American Marathon title in
2:17:12. Third Brazilian Antonio Pereira 2:19:43. In the women race
home win and continental title for Jimena Misayauri in 2:43:00 ahead of
Sandra Ruales of Ecuador 2:48:02.
LEIDEN (NED, May 15): At Leiden
Marathon African wins for Moroccan Abdelkrim Boubker in 2:14:40 and
Ethiopian Marshet Jimma 2:39:08. In all races record number of
participants 8850. New course record in half-marathon by Nathaniel
Kipkosgei 1:01:25 ahead of Kennedy Kimutai 1:01:30. Women winner
Moroccan Sofiya Labani 1:12:56. In the 10 km another course record for
Josephine Kimuyu (32:09), male winner Gadengoi Loitareng, both of Kenya
SAN SEBASTIAN (ESP, May 15): Moroccan
Abdellah Taghrafet won the San Sebastian half-marathon in 1:02:05 over
his country-mate Hassan Ahouchar 1:02:55. Kenyan Beatrice Jepchumba was
the best woman (1:15:21).
STRASBOURG (FRA, May 15): At Europe
2011 races win for Alfred Cherop with 1:03:42 in the half-marathon and
Ezechiel Niyzigimana of Burundi in the 10 km (29:50). French Driss El
Himer was 4th (30:11).
NIVALA (FIN, May 15): Finnish CC titles for Jussi Utriainen at 12 km (39:12) and Johana Lehtinen at 6 km (21:20).