Ta Lou beats Felix
MANCHESTER (GBR, May 18): At Arcadis Great City Games Invitational Marie Josee Ta Lou beat Allyson Felix in the 150 m with 16.60 to 16.72. Amazing also the 12.74 (+0.7) by Belarus Alina Talay in the 100 m hurdles clearly over Isabelle Pedersen 13.03. In menÂ´s 150 m Leon Reid won with 15.52 (-0.3) over Solomon Bockarie 15.57. Surprise in the 110 m hurdles as Damian Czykier of Poland in 13.67 (+0.2) beat David King 13.83, Andy Pozzi 13.90 and Aries Merritt 14.34. In the 100 m Harry Aikines-Aryeetey posted 10.35 (+0.5) to beat Richard Kilty 10.37. Bershawn Jackson was in class of his own when winning the 200 m hurdles in 22.58 (+2.0) ahead of Thomas Barr 23.19. In jumps French wins by Stanley Joseph 560 in the pole vault and Eloyse Lesueur in long jump 658 (+1.9).
RunBlogRun opines: The Arcadis Great CityGames in Manchester, England is a classic street games. The 150 meter race distance is once of the most popular at City Games. The crowds love the event as the event happens as many in Manchester walk home on a Friday night after work. The crowd numbers close to 20,000. If you want to see how this is done, check out the CityGames in NewCastle and Manchester (September and May) each year.