Marseilles Diary: Jimmy Vicaut runs 9.92, second fastest 100m in 2018


Vicaut 9.92 second fastest 2018
MARSEILLE (FRA, Jun 16): European record holder Jimmy Vicaut is in shape. At the International meet in Marseille where he represents the local club he equaled second fastest in the World 2018 with 9.92 (+0.3). He clearly beat Ben Meite 10.14 and Simon Magakwe 10.19. Triple jump star Catherine Ibarguen from Colombia is in shape as she won the long jump with 687 (+0.5) national record over Eloyse Lesueur-Aymonin 680 (+1.2) and Shara Proctor 673 (+0.9). Fast PB in the 400 m hurdley by French Ludvy Vaillant 48.96 over Haron Koech 49.36 and Rasmus Magi 49.42. Jamaican Olympic medalist 2008 Kerron Stewart won the 100 m in 11.25 (-0.3) and Italian Libania Grenot 400 m in 51.51 over Perri Shakes-Drayton 51.97 and super star Allyson Felix 52.01. In the middle distances Moroccan Mostafa Smaili won the 800 m in 1:45.76 over Briton Andrew Osagie 1:45.79 and Briton Charlie Grice 3:36.48 in the 1500 m ahead of other European runners Belgian Isaac Kimeli 3:36.51, another Briton Jake Wighthman 3:37.04 and German Timo Benitz 3:37.74. Noelie Yarigo of Benin topped women 800 m in 2:01.68 and Ethiopian 19 years old Fantu Worku the 5000 m in 15:30.39.
RunBlogRun opines: Jimmy Vicaut is fit. When the French sprinter is on, he is really on, and Jimmy is one of my favorites to watch race. I went to Lille in 2015 to see him race, prior to Beijing. As Vicaut gets past the 50 meter mark, the French sprinter opens up, and, arms pumping, little motion in his upper body, he finishes quite well. Vicaut is a medal contender in any championship he enters. Looking forward to seeing Monsieur Vicaut race later this summer, perhaps, Berlin 2018.

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