Monaco DL — World 5000 Record For Joshua Cheptegei

Uganda’s flag got to wave proudly after Joshua Cheptegei’s 12:35.36. (JEAN-PIERRE DURAND)

FONTVIEILLE, MONACO, AUGUST 20—The 2020 outdoor season finally got off to a real start at the Herculis Diamond League meeting. And what a start it was, with yearly world leaders coming in almost every event, and with the men’s 5000 producing the fastest time ever. The exciting competition was held before a covid-controlled crowd of some 5000. With the bulk of the infield reserved for athlete marshalling, there were no throws contested.

Here’s how the meet played out, in chronological order:


Men’s 110 Hurdles: Ortega Reels In Holloway
Grant Holloway may have come into the race as the favorite of the U.S. broadcasters, but the best available European hurdlers somehow missed the memo. The world champion did get out best and led for 6 hurdles before the wheels started to come off.

First Britain’s Andrew Pozzi, the yearly world leader at 13.17, drove past. Then Spain’s Orlando Ortega, the Doha bronze medalist, powered to the fore, finishing in a world-leader 13.11. Pozzi grabbed 2nd in 13.14, tying his PR.
At the finish, France’s Wilhelm Belocian nipped Holloway with a lifetime best, 13.18–13.19.

Said Ortega, “It was an incredible competition; I tried to do my best. This season has been difficult, but I am happy to start it with a world leader.”


Donavan Brazier had to keep close eye on Bryce Hoppel at the end of the year’s fastest 800. (JEAN-PIERRE DURAND)

Men’s 800: Brazier Runs Year’s Fastest Time
Donavan Brazier just wanted to see where he stacked up against the rest of the world after a Pacific Northwest mini-season that saw him clock a world-leading 1:43.84.

Here, rabbit Mame-Ibra Anne had instructions to go out at an ambitious 49.5. That didn’t happen: he passed halfway in 50.40, with Brazier running 3rd behind Marco Arop. On the backstretch, Brazier chased the Canadian (& ex-Mississippi State) star, passing him at 600 (1:16.85) with Bryce Hoppel close behind. Coming off the turn, Hoppel would be Brazier’s only challenger. The two pulled away from the field on the stretch, a smiling Hoppel actually narrowing the gap a bit.

Brazier crossed in a world-leading 1:43.15, the No. 3 performance of his career. Hoppel nabbed a lifetime best 1:43.23 to become the No. 7 American ever. Arop held onto third in a PR 1:44.14 as the next three also earned lifetime bests: France’s Benjamin Robert (1:44.56), Britain’s Kyle Langford (1:44.83) and Germany’s Marc Reuther (1:44.93).

Brazier indicated he was happy with the victory: “To win this really validates where I’m at.” But not so much his performance: “The time wasn’t the best for me, and the way I ran wasn’t the prettiest.”


Women’s 5000: Obiri Sharper Than She Knew
“Because Kenya was in lockdown, I was not able to train properly so I was not well prepared for this race,” said Hellen Obiri after a decisive win. “For me, I thought I was in a shape for 14:40 and seeing I did 14:22, I am really happy!”

Obiri’s time was 14:22.12, to be exact, and it handily turned back her nearest challenger, Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey (14:26.57). An enthusiastically awaited Obiri duel with WC 1500/10,000 gold medalist Sifan Hassan fizzled when the Dutch star stepped off the track just before 4K.

No matter that Obiri was thinking 14:40. The pace was never anything like that and from rabbit Esther Guerrero’s 2:52.55 first kilo through second hare Winny Chebet’s 5:46.21 laps all around 69. Gidey, the 10,000 silver medalist in Doha, drove the bus past 3000 (8:41.67) and 4000 (11:34.90) with just Obiri and Briton Laura Weightman in contact after Hassan’s departure.

Obiri moved up front just before 2 laps to go; determined 22-year-old Gidey took back the lead with 600 left, and then approaching 4800 Obiri passed on the inside and sprinted away, covering her last 200 in about 31.5. Gidey hung on for a 14:26.57 finish in 2nd.

Weightman’s 14:35.44 in 3rd knocked more than 9 seconds from her PR set placing 7th at Worlds 10 months ago. Former Oregon Duck Jessica Hull, not a serious 5000 racer until late last summer, notched an Australian Record 14:43.80 in 4th. 5th-placer Shannon Rowbury’s 14:45.11, the No. 8 all-time U.S. performance, was the second-fastest of her career, inferior only to her former AR from ’16 and a statement she is all the way back after giving birth in ’18.

Obiri pronounced her outing “a golden opportunity to come here and to run a world lead and a meet record” even as she lamented the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics.


Men’s 400 Hurdles: Warholm Wails
With no Americans in the field of 5, this looked to be another Karsten Warholm exhibition, much like his June world best over the 300 hurdles.

Didn’t matter. The world champion put on a jaw-dropping show. In keeping with his style, he blasted out of the start like a sprinter, making up the stagger on the outside lane before the first hurdle. The popular Norwegian flew down the backstretch, daring anyone in the field to try to stay with him. The notables chasing included world and Olympic medalist Yasmani Copello of Turkey, along with Estonia’s Rasmus Mägi, himself an Olympic finalist.

Once the staggers evened out it was clear to all that no one had a chance against Warholm. Yet remarkably, the best was yet to come. Approaching the final hurdle, he seemed to gather even more momentum, coming off it with arms driving him to the finish as if fatigue was an alien concept.

At the line in a meet record 47.10 Warholm had tied the No. 7 time in world history. Far behind, Copello finished 2nd in 49.04, Mägi in 49.23.

Calling it a “good season opener,” Warholm added—in what might be frightening understatement to his rivals—”There’s always space for improvement, but I feel very strong. I had a good finish.”


Women’s 100: Unheralded del Ponte Takes It
Ajla del Ponte was the surprise victor in a race that ran off rustier than many others on the program. The 24-year-old Swiss overcame Aleia Hobbs’ early lead to run away after 30m from the American, 11.16–11.28. Germany’s Gina Lückenkemper took 3rd in 11.31 ahead of ’17 WC silver medalist Marie-Josée Ta Lou’s 11.39.

“I came here to get one of the first 3 places so I’m very happy with the win,” said del Ponte, who has improved her PR from 11.21 to 11.08 this year. “It’s a really good feel tonight and it’s good to be back racing in a Diamond League.

“I didn’t want to see this year as a lost year and I really wanted to keep improving and showing that even though there was a pandemic, there were things you could do and you could still make it.”


Men’s 1500: Cheruiyot Leads 3 Under 3:30
It was a tale of two pacing plans, as only Timothy Cheruiyot followed the rabbits through a much-too-fast first lap of 52.59. Well behind, Norway’s Jacob Ingebrigtsen led the rest. On the second lap, that gap between the two narrowed, the 800 coming up in 1:51.24.

Alone in the lead, Cheruiyot doubled down on the pace, producing a 56.40 to hit 1200 in 2:47.65. Behind him, the youngest Ingebrigtsen looked strong, having run relatively even splits. In 3rd ran brother Filip, and in 4th, the surprising Jake Wightman of Britain.

With 200 to go, Wightman made a sudden move, jumping ahead of Filip in the order. However, his hopes to carry that momentum past the other two faded as both of them accelerated a moment later.

On the homestretch, the double European champion tried to challenge the world champion, but Cheruiyot, rather than being thrashed by his uneven pace, instead looked easy in romping to a 3:28.45 win, punching the air at the finish after missing his PR by just 0.04.

Behind him, Jakob Ingebrigtsen broke the European Record with his 3:28.68, and Wightman also joined the sub-3:30 club at 3:29.47. Filip Ingebrigtsen clocked 3:30.35 in fourth. Lone American Craig Engels was 11th in 3:35.42, the fastest U.S. outdoor time of the year, as all 12 finishers came home under 3:36.


Women’s 400: Irby Steps Up
Racing in the first DL race of her career, ’18 NCAA titlist Lynna Irby forged to the front to win from her collegiate title successor Wadeline Jonathas in a clash of turned-pro-early Americans.

Irby’s 50.50 clocking gave her the world lead and an 0.90 margin on Jonathas’s 51.40 as the Netherlands’ Femke Bol placed 3rd (51.57).

Jonathas, a lane to the outside of Irby’s position in corridor 3, cranked out a charging first 200, but Irby ran her down through the curve and controlled the homestraight for her win.

After bidding farewell to NCAA comp after the ’19 indoor campaign, Irby chose the 200 as her USATF Champs event last summer, placing 6th in 23.06. Three weeks ago, she put together an 11.27/22.47 dash double in Clermont, Florida. Her win here with her fourth-fastest career time came in Irby’s first 400 since July of ’19.


Women’s High Jump: A Ukrainian 1–2
Slowly but surely Yaroslava Mahuchikh is pulling even with fellow Ukrainian Yuliya Levchenko. Levchenko, 4 years Mahuchikh’s senior, was victorious the first 7 times the two met, then made it 9 out of 10. But with a win in Monaco, Mahuchikh, still only 18, has now won the last 5 in a row.

Levchenko was perfect through 6-3½ (1.92), Mahuchikh having an uncharacteristic miss at 6-2 (1.88). The tide turned at 6-4¾ (1.95), however, the youngster going clear on first attempt while Levchenko needed all three. They each needed a pair of tries at 6-6 (1.98), then neither was successful at 6-7 (2.01).


Men’s 5000: 12:35.36 WR For Cheptegei
Pretty nervy for a guy with a 5000 PR of “only” 12:57.41 to say he plans to break the World Record of 12:37.35 set by 3-time Olympic gold medalist Kenenisa Bekele. The all-time best had stood for more than 16 years and countless other assaults over those years, most of them in more optimal conditions than what Joshua Cheptegei faced in Stade Louis II.

But the 23-year-old Ugandan, who won the world 10,000 gold last fall in Doha, did not let the 79-degree (26C) temps scare him off. Setting off behind rabbits Roy Hoornweg of Holland and Matthew Ramsden of Australia, Cheptegei forged an ambitious—yet incredibly even—pace.
As he had said before the race, “I believe if there is a time to attack the World Record, it is this year. It is now or never.”

The first kilo passed in 2:31.87; 1600 in about 4:03. The next two kilos were 2:31.90 and 2:31.37, bringing Cheptegei, running solo, through 3000 in a outdoor-world-leading 7:35.14. Kilo 4 got even faster, a 2:30.32, making it abundantly clear to the masked and distanced crowd that barring disaster, Bekele’s benchmark would soon shuffle off its mortal coil.

A penultimate lap of 59.97 and the clock read 11:35.72 at the bell—a 61.99 would tie Bekele’s record, and Cheptegei hadn’t circled the track that slowly since the gun went off. On the backstretch, last-placer Julien Wanders of Switzerland, being lapped, moved out and clapped and cheered him on. With stride still smooth and fluid, the young Ugandan covered his last circuit in 59.64 to slice 1.99 off the mark as the clock stopped at 12:35.36.

Of note, it was perhaps the first major World Record to fall with the help of pacing lights, though at least in the final stages, Cheptegei was too far ahead to even see them.

That Cheptegei—who ran a 5K road WR of 12:51 here in February, finishing just down the street from the track stadium—even made it to the first Diamond League of ’20 is in itself amazing. With Uganda’s borders closed, the nation’s president organized his flight out. From the time he left Kampala to his arrival at the meet hotel, the trip took some 80 hours.

It paid off, as he became the only Ugandan to take down a track WR other than John Akii-Bua’s 400H run at the ’72 Olympics.

“It took a lot of mind-setting to keep being motivated this year because so many people are staying at home, but you have to stay motivated,” said Cheptegei. “I pushed myself, I had the right staff with me, the right coach.”


Women’s Triple Jump: A Double Jump?
Distances were inexplicably poor in the 3-bouncer, with none of the contestants being able to broach even the 47-foot barrier. Favored Yulimar Rojas, the reigning 2-time world champ, ended up winning with only 46-10 (14.27), more than a meter off her seasonal best.

“I arrived in Monaco in a really good shape and the feeling was there so I am really happy with the competition,” said the 24-year-old Venezuelan. “It has been a very difficult year and I’m doing my best staying motivated for the Olympics next year.”

Behind Rojas, only Gabriela Petrova of Bulgaria (46-6¼/14.18) and Patricia Mamona of Portugal (46-2½/14.08) were able to produce 46-footers.


Men’s PV: Who’s Got The Poles?
Another exciting Mondo Duplantis/Sam Kendricks duel failed to materialize when the set of poles that the American keeps in Europe couldn’t be delivered in time and he had to withdraw. And Mondo had to go to extremes to get his sticks in place, being unable to find an airline that would ship them from Sweden. As a result, his mother made a 25-hour (!) drive to get them to the meet.

The competition proper, predictably, was all Mondo, although he uncharacteristically did require all three of his attempts to get over 18-8¼ (5.70). But he was the only one to make 19-¼ (5.80) to nail down the win. He wasn’t through, however, as he passed two heights and had the bar moved to the classic 6-meter (19-8¼) barrier, although “barrier” may not be the proper definition for the young Swede. He missed his first two, then had a big clearance for his ninth meet ever at 6.00 or higher.

From there the bar went to 20-2 (6.15), a height that would be the highest outdoor vault ever, bettering Sergey Bubka’s ’94 clearance by a centimeter (three-quarters of an inch). Mondo’s final attempt of three was closest, although none were particularly close.

“That was pretty important for me,” he said. “I wanted to get over 6m; I wanted to show everybody and myself that I am in 6m shape. Still a little bit rusty, there are still a couple of things I’ve got to figure out on my run, it’s just kind of a rhythm thing. Physically I feel good, but the rhythm is just not exactly where I want it to be, but I’ve definitely got some good feelings, especially that 6m jump, that was nice. It was a nice jump.”


Men’s 200: All Lyleses All The Time
All expected Noah Lyles to dominate the field. Not many, outside of the Lyles family, expected a Lyles Brothers 1-2 finish.

Noah, often lighthearted when in action, began the proceedings on a serious note by raising a black-gloved fist before the start, an echo of the famous ’68 Tommie Smith-John Carlos Olympic protest. He had tweeted their image prior to the race, and in another nod, wore black socks.

Then he focused on business, settling into the blocks in lane 7, with Josephus in lane 4. Between them in lane 5 was Britain’s Adam Gemili, a former Euro champ, and in lane 6 Turkey’s Ramil Guliyev, a former world champ.

Noah got out strong but did not distance himself from the field on the turn; still it was enough to enter the straight with a lead. From there, he put on a clinic in finishing fast, stretching his lead to a huge 0.54 at the finish, clocking a world-leading 19.76 with an 0.7 aiding wind.

“Overall, it was alright,” he said. “I got high expectations for myself so I’d say the race got the Noah stamp of approval but I wouldn’t say it got the Noah satisfaction stamp.”

Josephus also finished powerfully, handily beating surprising Deniz Almas of Germany, 20.30–20.64 PR. For the younger Lyles, primarily a 400 specialist, it was the No. 2 time ever, behind his recent 20.24 PR. Gemili (20.68) and Guliyev (20.80) took the next two spots.


Women’s 1000: Kipyegon Scares WR
Since winning Olympic 1500 gold 4 years ago, Faith Kipyegon had not done any racing at shorter distances. She also took ’18 off for the birth of daughter Alyn in June of that year. And with no prior races in this strange season after her 3:54.22 silver medal run in Doha last fall, there was scant data to assess as she toed the line for a hard kilo here.

Turned out the 26-year-old Kenyan was on her A game. Her 2:29.15 time running away over the last 300 showcased a crisp Kipyegon missing Svetlana Masterkova’s 24-year-old WR by just 0.17, as Laura Muir (2:30.82), Ciara Mageean (2:31.06) and Jemma Reekie (2:31.11) all posted top 10 all-time marks as well.

Shelayna Oskan-Clarke set a prudent but on target tempo through 400 followed by Muir and Reekie. Kipyegon held 4th. When rabbit Oskan-Clarke stepped off after 500m, Muir took the lead, passing 600 around 1:29.5. Kipyegon on the outside and Reekie hit the bell mark less than a meter back and just past 700 Kipyegon attacked. Reaching 800 in 1:59.66 a couple yards ahead of Reekie, Kipyegon widened the gap in the curve and showed impeccable form and a placid visage throughout her 29.97 last half-lap.

“I feel great to be back racing and after all we’ve been through, it was a great race today!” declared the winner. “Having Laura so close to me coming at the front helped me to push myself. Training in isolation was really hard, training alone with the tracks in Kenya all closed was complicated but I managed to train a little bit and I’m really happy to win tonight.”


Men’s Steeple: World Leader For El Bakkali
In a decidedly anticlimactic finale to the proceedings, patience won the day for Morocco’s Soufiane El Bakkali. The 2-time world medalist held back in the early going while Ethiopia’s Lamecha Girma and Kenya’s Leonard Bett chased the rabbit through a 2:43.04 first K. Girma soon fell far back, leaving El Bakkali leading the second pack as Bett held a convincing lead through 2K (5:30.58).

Bett, however, couldn’t close the deal and in the last two laps the Moroccan took charge. Much taller—and much smoother on the hurdles—El Bakkali cleared the final water barrier with ease and pulled away. Bett signaled the race for 1st was over when he looked over his shoulder at the water jump, then landed roughly.

The winning time of 8:08.04 put El Bakkali atop the world list, while Bett recovered to sprint home in 8:08.78, missing his best by just 0.17.


MONACO DL MEN’S RESULTS

Herculis DL, Fontvieille, Monaco, August 14—

200(0.7): 1. Noah Lyles (US) 19.76 (WL, AL);

2. Josephus Lyles (US) 20.30; 3. Deniz Almas (Ger) 20.64 PR; 4. Adam Gemili (GB) 20.68;

5. Ramil Guliyev (Tur) 20.80; 6. Mario Burke (Bar) 20.91; 7. Marvin René (Fra) 20.97; 8. Mouhamadou Fall (Fra) 21.20.

800: 1. Donavan Brazier (US) 1:43.15 (WL, AL);

2. Bryce Hoppel (US) 1:43.23 PR (7, x A);

3. Marco Arop (Can) 1:44.14 PR; 4. Benjamin Robert (Fra) 1:44.56 PR; 5. Kyle Langford (GB) 1:44.83 PR; 6. Marc Reuther (Ger) 1:44.93 PR; 7. Peter Bol (Aus) 1:44.96; 8. Ferguson Cheruiyot (Ken) 1:45.48; 9. Amel Tuka (Bos) 1:45.97; 10. Joseph Deng (Aus) 1:46.20;… rabbit—Mame-Ibra Anne (Fra) (50.40).

1500: 1. Timothy Cheruiyot (Ken) 3:28.45 (WL) (x, 25 W) (2:47.64);

2. Jakob Ingebrigtsen (Nor) 3:28.68 NR (8, x W);

3. Jake Wightman (GB) 3:29.47 PR; 4. Filip Ingebrigtsen (Nor) 3:30.35; 5. Yomif Kejelcha (Eth) 3:32.69; 6. Jesús Gómez (Spa) 3:33.07 PR; 7. Marcin Lewandowski (Pol) 3:33.99; 8. Charlie Da’Vall Grice (GB) 3:34.63; 9. Pierrik Jocteur-Monrozier (Fra) 3:35.00 PR; 10. Kalle Berglund (Swe) 3:35.34;

11. Craig Engels (US) 3:35.42 (out AL);

12. Ryan Gregson (Aus) 3:35.57;… rabbit—Timothy Sein (Ken) (52.59, 58.65 [1:51.24]), Vincent Kibet Keter (Ken).

St: 1. Soufiane El-Bakkali (Mor) 8:08.04 (WL);

2. Leonard Bett (Ken) 8:08.78 (5:30.58); 3. Djilali Bedrani (Fra) 8:13.43; 4. Fernando Carro (Spa) 8:13.45; 5. Matt Hughes (Can) 8:16.25; 6. Topi Raitanen (Fin) 8:16.57 PR; 7. Daniel Arce (Spa) 8:19.40 PR; 8. Lamecha Girma (Eth) 8:22.57; 9. Ole Hesselbjerg (Den) 8:24.87 PR; 10. Getnet Wale (Eth) 8:35.85; 11. Zak Seddon (GB) 8:38.86;… rabbit—Alexis Phelut (Fra) (2:43.04).

5000: 1. Joshua Cheptegei (Uga) 12:35.36 WR (old WR 12:37.35 Kenenisa Bekele [Eth] ’04 (7:35.14 [out WL], 10:05.46);

2. Nicholas Kimeli (Ken) 12:51.78 PR; 3. Jacob Krop (Ken) 13:11.32; 4. Mike Foppen (Neth) 13:13.06 =NR; 5. Ouassim Oumaiz (Spa) 13:13.14 PR; 6. Stewart McSweyn (Aus) 13:13.22; 7. Jimmy Gressier (Fra) 13:15.77 PR; 8. Per Svela (Nor) 13:23.97 PR; 9. Suldan Hassan (Swe) 13:31.62; 10. Julien Wanders (Swi) 13:49.85;… dnf—Henrik Ingebrigtsen (Nor), Yemaneberhan Crippa (Ita);… rabbits—Roy Hoornweg (Neth) (2:31.87), Matthew Ramsden (Aus) (5:03.77).

110H(0.8): 1. Orlando Ortega (Spa) 13.11 (WL);

2. Andrew Pozzi (GB) 13.14 =PR; 3. Wilhem Belocian (Fra) 13.18 PR;

4. Grant Holloway (US) 13.19 (AL);

5. Paolo Dal-Molin (Ita) 13.61; 6. Vladimir Vukicevic (Nor) 13.75; 7. Jason Joseph (Swi) 13.84; 8. Antonio Alkana (SA) 13.87.

400H: 1. Karsten Warholm (Nor) 47.10 (WL) (x, =7 W);

2. Yasmani Copello (Tur) 49.04; 3. Rasmus Mägi (Est) 49.23; 4. Ludvy Vaillant (Fra) 49.35; 5. Constantin Preis (Ger) 49.49.

Field Events

PV: 1. Mondo Duplantis (Swe) 19-8¼ (6.00) (out WL) (18-4½, 18-8¼ [3], 19-¼, 19-8¼ [3], 20-2 out WR [xxx]) (5.60, 5.70 [3], 5.80, 6.00 [3], 6.15 [xxx]);

2. Ben Broeders (Bel) 18-8¼ (5.70); 3. Ernest John Obiena (Phi) 18-8¼; 4. Claudio Michel Stecchi (Ita) 18-½ (5.50); 5. Thiago Braz (Bra) 18-½.

MONACO WOMEN’S RESULTS

100(0.4): 1. Ajla del Ponte (Swi) 11.16; 2. Aleia Hobbs (US) 11.28; 3. Gina Lückenkemper (Ger) 11.31; 4. Marie-Josée Ta Lou (CI) 11.39; 5. Maja Mihalinec (Slo) 11.44; 6. Anna Bongiorni (Ita) 11.44; 7. Rebekka Haase (Ger) 11.47; 8. Daryll Neita (GB) 11.50.

400: 1. Lynna Irby (US) 50.50 (WL, AL);

2. Wadeline Jonathas (US) 51.40; 3. Femke Bol (Neth) 51.57; 4. Justyna Swiety-Ersetic (Pol) 52.11; 5. Lada Vondrová (CzR) 52.13; 6. Corinna Schwab (Ger) 52.21; 7. Anita Horvat (Slo) 52.45; 8. Amandine Brossier (Fra) 52.98.

1000: 1. Faith Kipyegon (Ken) 2:29.15 PR (WL) (2, 2 W) (new-millennium WR) (1:59.66);

2. Laura Muir (GB) 2:30.82 NR (7, 10 W); 3. Ciara Mageean (Ire) 2:31.06 NR (9, x W); 4. Jemma Reekie (GB) 2:31.11 PR (10, x W);

5. Halimah Nakaayi (Uga) 2:32.12 NR; 6. Sofia Ennaoui (Pol) 2:32.30 NR; 7. Selina Büchel (Swi) 2:35.58 PR; 8. Winnie Nanyondo (Uga) 2:36.54; 9. Raevyn Rogers (US) 2:37.10 (out AL);… rabbit—Shelayna Oskan-Clarke (GB) (59.31).

(best-ever mark-for-place: 4-6, 9)

5000: 1. Hellen Obiri (Ken) 14:22.12 (WL);

2. Letesenbet Gidey (Eth) 14:26.57 (8:41.67, 11:34.90); 3. Laura Weightman (GB) 14:35.44 PR; 4. Jessica Hull (Aus) 14:43.80 NR;

5. Shannon Rowbury (US) 14:45.11 (x, 8 A);

6. Beatrice Chepkoech (Ken) 14:55.01; 7. Eilish McColgan (GB) 14:57.37; 8. Genevieve Gregson (Aus) 15:38.22; 9. Liv Westphal (Fra) 15:39.66; 10. Alessia Zarbo (Fra) 16:09.70;

… dnf—Sifan Hassan (Neth);… rabbits—Esther Guerrero (Spa) (2:52.55), Winny Chebet (Ken) (5:46.21).

Field Events

HJ: 1. Yaroslava Mahuchikh (Ukr) 6-6 (1.98) (6-½, 6-2 [2], 6-3½, 6-4¾, 6-6 [2], 6-7 [xxx]) (1.84, 1.88 [2], 1.92, 1.95, 1.98 [2], 2.01 [xxx]); 2. Yuliya Levchenko (Ukr) 6-6 (5-10¾, 6-½, 6-2, 6-3½, 6-4¾ [3], 6-6 [2], 6-7 [xxx]) (1.80, 1.84, 1.88, 1.92, 1.95 [3], 1.98 [2], 2.01 [xxx]); 3. Jeannelle Scheper (StL) 6-2 (1.88); 4. tie, Salome Lang (Swi) & Mirela Demireva (Bul) 6-½ (1.84); 6. Katarina Johnson-Thompson (GB) 6-½; 7. Erika Furlani (Ita) 6-½.

TJ: 1. Yulimar Rojas (Ven) 46-10 (14.27) (f, 46-¾, f, 46-10, f, f) (f, 14.04, f, 14.27, f, f); 2. Gabriela Petrova (Bul) 46-6¼ (14.18); 3. Patricia Mamona (Por) 46-2½ (14.08); 4. Dovile Kilty (Lit) 45-10½ (13.98); 5. Neja Filipic (Slo) 45-3½ (13.80); 6. Naomi Ogbeta (GB) 44-6 (13.56); 7. Diana Zagainova (Lit) 44-4¼ (13.52). ◻︎

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