Trayvon Bromell, 9.76, Ferdinand Omanyala, 9.77, Fred Kerley 19.76

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In the last Continental Tour event of 2021, Trayvon Bromell, Ferdinand Omanyala and Fred Kerley left the proverbially best until last. In his first truly healthy season since 2016, Trayvon Bromell ran a PB 9.76 at the 100m. In front of his home crowd, Ferdinad Omanyala showed that Kenyans are sprinters, javelin throwers and distance runners, with his NR and Continental record of 9.77. And the man who changed from the 400m, where he ran 43.64, added a new 200m PB of 19.76.

This is the quick update on the entire meeting by EME News. Thanks to Alfons Juck, Paul Halford and Steven Mills.


Bromell 9.76, Omanyala 9.77, Kerley 19.76


NAIROBI (KEN, Sep 18): The world all-time top 10 list was revised at the 100m at the Kip Keino Classic in the favorable Nairobi altitude. At the meeting which brought to a close the WACT gold series, Trayvon Bromell took a hundredth from his world lead with and PB 9.76 (+1.2) to move to equal sixth. Ferdinand Omanyala, who started the season with a PB of 10.32, moved up to eighth on the world all-time list with an African record of 9.77. Third Justin Gatlin 10.03. Fred Kerley took three hundredths from his PB with 19.76 (+2.0) in the 200 m. Isaac Makwala was second with a season's best of 20.06 and Filippo Tortu third in 20.11 PB and EL. Christine Mboma had her fourth consecutive win of the season, taking the 200m with 22.39. Marie-Jose Ta Lou was second with 22.98. Olympic champion Soufiane El Bakkali took the 3000m steeplechase clearly in 8:21.20 as Diamond League champion Benjamin Kigen was just sixth in 8:40.26. World champion Pawel Fajdek triumphed in the hammer with 78.33m over Olympic champion and compatriot Wojciech Nowicki (77.99m). Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon took it easy to cross the line first in the 1500m in 4:02.40 with Hirut Meshesha second on 4:03.01. World junior bronze medallist Noah Kibet caused a shock in the 800m with clear 1:44.97 win as Olympic silver winner Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich was only fourth 1:45.97. Vincent Keter won the 1500m with 3:35.99 and Jacob Krop the 5000m in 13:23.50. Mary Moraa (2:00.11) beat Halimah Nakaayi (2:00.63) in the 800m and Margaret Kipkemboi won the 5000 m in 14:55.27. Katrine Koch Jacobsen set a Danish record of 71.09m to win the hammer, surprising Alexandra Tavernier, second with 69.62m. Celliphine Chespol gained victory inthe 3000m steeplechase with 9:30.55 from Fancy Cherono (9:32.50). Rutger Koppelaar won pole vault 565, Aliaksey Katkavets 82.65 javelin and Milica Gardasevic long jump 668 (+2.2).

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