Rovereto Diary: Wycliffe Kinyamel runs 1:43.94!

New Kenyan 1:43.94 in the 800 m
ROVERETO (ITA, Aug 29): At the 53rd Palio Citta del Quercia, London 2017 individual medallists fared well. Bronze winner Mason Finley overcame Gerd Kanter in the discus (64.77m to 62.41m), 800m silver medallist Francine Niyonsaba won the 800m with 2:01.14 and Ristananna Tracey won the 400m hurdles in 54.58, with Janieve Russell on 55.48 for second. However, high jump silver medallist Yuliya Levchenko was beaten into second by Kateryna Tabashnyk (1.95 PB to 1.93). Wycliffe Kinyamel was the breakthrough winner of the 800m, the Kenyan taking more than 1.5 seconds off his best with a meeting record 1:43.94. Behind him were Amel Tuka (3rd, 1:44.62), Guy Learmonth (4th, 1:45.10 PB) and Andrew Osagie (6th, 1:45.54). Julian Forte won the 100m with 10.07, with Jak Harvey second (10.15). Consistent world relay bronze medallist Dwayne Cowan took the 400m with 45.63. Stephenie McPherson won the A-string of the two 400m races, clocking 50.86 and beating Perri Shakes-Drayton (52.19). Margaret Adeoye (52.32) led a British 1-2 in the other over Laviai Nielsen (52.80). Other winners were Angela Tenorio (100m 11.18), Lilian Rengeruk (3000m 8:51.04), Tobias Scherbarth (pole vault 5.35m), Pablo Torrijos (16.96m), Lina Muze (javelin 60.18m), Jarrett Eaton (13.52) and Birhanu Balew (13:22.81).

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