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Danny Talbot clocks wind-assisted 19.86 for 200m win – weekly round-upApril 17, 2017
A look at some of the latest performances by British athletes, including fast times in Clermont and a big 1500m PB and London 2017 qualifier by Josh Kerr in Azusa
A round-up of Isle of Man Easter Festival of Running action can be found here.
Clermont, USA, April 15
Strong winds blew British athletes to fast times.
Danny Talbot won the 200m in 19.86 with a 2.9mps tailwind, with Antonio Infantino third in 20.45.
Talbot’s time, while ineligible for records, is the fastest ever by a Briton, surpassing John Regis’s 19.87 in Sestriere in 1994. The British record is Regis’ 19.94.
Andy Pozzi won the hurdles backed by a huge 5.8mps tailwind in 13.13 after a 13.17 heat with a slightly over the limit 2.2mps wind.
Gabriel Odujobi was second in 13.38 in the final after a 13.51 heat behind Pozzi.
Only Colin Jackson and Tony Jarrett have run faster than Pozzi’s windy 13.13.
Riding a 4.4mps tailwind, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey won his 100m race in 9.90, with Ojie Edoburun second in 9.93.
Edoburun had won his heat in 9.99 with a 4.9mps tailwind.
Only Linford Christie’s British record 9.87 in winning the world title in Stuttgart is faster amongst Britons than Aikines-Aryeetey’s 9.90.
In the women’s 100m, Bianca Williams ran 11.18 with a 4.6mps wind behind her in finishing fourth after a 11.20/4.4 heat.
Morgan Lake threw 41.50m in the javelin.
Mike Edwards won the high jump with a 2.20m leap while Dan Bramble won the long jump with a windy 7.91m.
Azusa, USA, April 13/14
NCAA 1500m champion Josh Kerr shattered his PB, the 19-year-old clocking a World Championships qualifier of 3:35.99.
Adam Gemili won the 100m in a legal world-qualifying 10.08.
Desiree Henry clocked 11.09 (+0.6) and was also second in the 200m in 22.69.
In her first triple jump competition since 2010, world long jump silver medalist Shara Proctor leapt a 13.82m (1.5) outdoor PB.
Mt SAC Relays, USA, April 13-15
CJ Ujah finished second in the 100m in a legal season’s best of 10.10, while Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake was fourth in 10.17.
Marc Scott won the 5000m in 13:37.45.
Kingston, Jamaica, April 15
Zharnel Hughes won the 100m in a windy 10.08. Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson won the women’s 100m in a windy 10.75.
Miguel Francis clocked 20.44 to win the 200m.
Air Products 10km, Crewe, April 16
Dave Webb won in a time of 31:53 from Ben Russell (32:19).
Sarah Johnson was first woman in 35:44, followed in by top W40 Dianne McVey (36:14)
Boston 5km, April 15
In a race won by Ben True in an US record 13:20, Chris O’Hare (13:46) in eighth and Andrew Heyes (13:47) in ninth set PBs to go top of the UK rankings.
Maidenhead Easter 10, April 14
Jack Parslow won in 51:56. Second was Will Green (52:28).
The first woman was Ellie Monks in 59:57 with Sam Amend runner-up on 60:41.
The top veteran performance came from Paul Gregory who was first M60 in 59:06.
Elswick Harriers Good Friday Relays, April 14
Morpeth’s women broke the course record with double Olympic 1500m finalist Laura Weightman’s 10:52 taking 16 seconds off her own course record.
Gateshead Harriers won the men’s race but left it until the final leg.
Les Venmore’s report and David Hewitson’s photo will appear in this week’s AW magazine.
Salford 10km, April 14
Marc Brown won the men’s race in 30:49, with Robert Danson second (31:01).
Emma Clayton, who features on the current cover of Athletics Weekly, was first woman in 33:56. Danielle Fegan was second in 35:13.