Amos upsets, leads five under 1:43!
Nijel Amos, May 31, 2014, photo by PhotoRun.net
In a dramatic 800 meters, the 400m was hit in 49.41, David Rudisha was followed by Bosse, Amos and Aman. Rudisha lead at 600 meters in 1:15.85, and Nijel Amos came upon the side of Rudisha at 700 meters and went by, digging with his arms for inches, with Bosse, Rudisha and Aman following!
Nijel Amos wins in 1:42.45. Pierre Ambroise-Bosse got his wish, with a French record of 1:42.53! Mo Aman was third in 1:42.83. Ferguson Rotich Cheruiyot was fourth in 1:42.84, and David Rudisha was fifth in 1:42.94!
Men’s 800 meters, Monaco, 1. Nijel Amos, 1:42.45, WL, MR, 2. Pierre Ambroise Bosse, FRA, 1;42.53, NR, 3. Mohammed Aman, ETH, 1:42.83, SB, 4. Ferguson Rotich Cheruiyot, KEN, 1:42.84, PB, 5. David Rudisha, KEN, 1:42.98, SB, 6. Marcin Lewandowksi, POL, 1;44.24, SB, 7. Alexandr Rowe, AUS, 1:44.40, =NR, 8. Andrew Osagie, GBR, 1:45.68, 9. Abubaker Kaki, SUD, 1:46.90, #meeting herculis
Ibaurgen leaps a big one on sixth attempt: 15.31m WL, AR, DLR
There is something magical about this meet. Caterine Ibuargen had been behind the entire competition. On her last jump, Caterine leaped so far, the crowd caught it and cheered! A world leader, a National record and Diamond League Record as Caterine Ibuargen takes the win!
Women’s TJ, 1. Caterine Ibuargen, COL, 15.31m, WL, AR, DLR, 2. Yekaterina Koneva, RUS, 14.89m, PB, 3. Kimberly Williams, JAM, 14.59m, 4. Yosiris Urrutia, COL, 14.58m, 5. Mabel Gay, BUB, 14.33m, 7. Irina Gumenyuk, RUS, 14.11m, Yanmei Li, CHN, 13.62m, #meetingherculis
Silas Kiplagat storms by Asbel Kiprop, wins 1,500m in 3:27.64, WL, DLR!
In the press conference yesterday, Asbel Kiprop told us that he was worried about the last 120 meters. Today, his comment was proved to be like reading Tarot cards.
The pace was brutal. Andrew Rotich took the field through 54.08, and 1:50.84 for th 400 meters and 800 meters. James Magut took Kiprop and field in 2:31 at the 1100 meters and 2:47.49 at 1,200 meters.
Magut dropped out, and Asbel Kiprop took off, his long strides not attesting to the actual speed. The field followed. But Silas Kiplagat did more t
As he has done many times now, Silas Kiplagat rained, once more, on Asbel Kiprop’s parade, going by Kiprop with fifty meters to go. Asbel Kiprop was spent and would finish second in 3:28.45.
But Silas Kiplagat reminded all who was king of racing this distance, running a WL, DLR of 3:27.64!
Behind Kiplagat, eight of ten set pbs, NRs!
Men’s 1,500 meters, Monaco, 1. Silas Kiplagat, KEN, 3:27.64, WL. DLR, 2. Asbel Kiprop, KEN, 3:28.45, SB, 3. Rondal Kiwemoi, KEN, 3:28.81 WJR, 4. Ayanleh Souleiman, DJI, 3:29.58 NR, 5. Abdelaati Iguider, MAR, 3:29.83, PB, 6. Aman Wote, ETH, 3:29.91 NR, 7. Nick Willis, NZ, 3:29.91, AR, 8.Leo Manzano, USA, 3:30.98, PB, 9.Matthew Centrowitz, USA, 3:31.09 PB, 10. Henrik Ingibritsen, NOR, 3:31.46 NR, 11. Illham Tanui Ozbilen, TUR, 3:33.10, 12. Johan Cronje, RSA, 3:33.89, 12. Florian Carvalho, FRA, 3:35.68, #meetingHerculis
Justin Gatlin blazes away in 19.68!
In a race that showed just how spectacular of a sprinter that Justin Gatlin is, Mr. Gatlin won the 200 meters in Monaco in front of an enthusiastic French and Italian crowd!
Gatlin, while not elegant around the turn, proved his speed and his strength with a superb run to the finish, in a MR of 19.68. Nickel Ashmeade of Jamaica was the only other man under 20 seconds. Christophe Lemaitre ran 20.08, with a telling finish, that shows he will be ready for the European championships. Tyson Gay, continuing his comeback, ran an okay race, in 20.22, admitting in the mixed zone that it was not his best.
Men’s 200 meters, Monaco, 1.Justin Gatlin, USA, 19.68, WL, MR, 2. Nickel Ashmeade, JAM, 19.99, 3. Christophe LeMaitre, FRA, 20.08, SB, 4. Tyson Gay, USA, 20.22, 5. Curtis Mitchell, USA, 20.28, 6. Ryan Bailey, USA, 20.37, 7. Rasheed Dwyer, JAM, 20.48, 8. Sean McLean, USA, 20.67, #meetingherculis
Tori Bowie blows them away in deep, deep 100 meter field, running 10.80! WL!
Tori Bowie gave some of us a scare when she finished the 100 meter heats and then, did not run anymore. Coach Brauman told us that she was okay, just a bit of an injury.
Well, Coach Lance Brauman was right.
Tori Bowie got out of the blocks alright, but her mid race and finish just blew the field away. Veronica Campbell-Brown did her best to battle Bowie, and did so until about 80 meters, then, that party was over.
Tori Bowie may have the most top end speed of any women sprinter in recent times. Her technique continues to improve and her focus shows that 10.80 WL is not her best.
Women’s 100 meters, Monaco, 1. Tori Bowie, USA, 10.80 WL, 2. Veronica Campbell-Brown, JAM, 10.96, 3. Murielle Ahoure, CIV, 10.97 SB, 4. Blessing Okagbare, NGR, 10.97 SB, 5. Allyson Felix, USA, 11.01 SB, 6. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, JAM, 11.01, SB, 7. Myiam Soumare, FRA, 11.03, SB, 8. Stella Akakpo, FRA, 11.39, #meetingherculis
Dibaba runs world leader in 5,000 meters in 14:28.88 ! Molly Huddle sets AR!
In a wonderfully compelling 5,000 meter race, Genzebe Dibaba continues to show her prowess as the race gets longer. Her 5,000 meters tonight was powerful, with self control, focus and the ability, obvious at her finish, to run, much, much faster.
The pace was strong from the start, 2:56.23 for 1,000 meters, 5:52.53 for 2,000 meters. 8:46.37 for 3,000 meters, and 4,000 meters in 11:42.48.
There was a race in a race here. Genzebe Dibaba, after following the pace makers, battled Almaz Ayana over the last lap, winning in 14:28.88.
Molly Huddle was here for one reason, setting the American record once again, and putting it out of reach for awhile. During most of the race, she had the company of Shannon Rowbury who followed her every move, as she had in Sacramento.
With 300 meters to go, Molly Huddle took off and put six seconds on Shannon Rowbury.
As Huddle charged down the final straight, Dibaba was just finished, and Molly fought hard. She fought hard not to give in. This tiny bit of seconds, this tiny part of the race would showcase her work for the past nine or ten months. Huddle took a look back just before the finish and made it to th finish, with her last bit of energy.
Molly Huddle was rewarded with a new AR in 14:42.64.
Shannon Rowbury ran a pb, two places back from Molly in 14:48.58!
Huddle had taken almost two seconds off a 5,000 meter record that has to be recognized as tough.
Tough as Molly Huddle.
Women’s 5000 meters, Monaco, 1. Genzebe Dibaba, ETH, 14:28.88 WL, 2. Almaz Ayana, ETH, 14:29.19, SB, 3. Viola Jelegat Kibiwot, KEN, 14:33.73, SB, 4. Sally Kipyego, KEN, 14:37.38, 5. Betsy Saina, KEN, 14:39.49, PB, 6. Molly Huddle, USA, 14:42.64, AR, 7. Mercy Cherono, KEN, 14:44.56, 9. Lisa Kinet, KEN, 14:59.83, 10. Sifan Hassan, NED, 15:08.05, 11.Mimi Belete, BRN, 15:11.60 PB, 12.Clemence Calvin, FRA, 15:12.83, 13. Kim Conley, USA, 15:37.09, #meetingherculis