Distance race drama as Dutchwoman wins title after Lonah Salpeter miscounts laps, while Anita Wlodarczyk is class apart in hammer and Gesa Krause delights home crowd in steeplechase
Shaunae Miller-Uibo breaks world 150m best in Boston – weekly round-upMay 21, 2018
Action from the adidas Boost Boston Games, Pfingstsportfest Rehlingen, Jamaica International Invitational Meeting and more
Most attention at the weekend was on Manchester and Highgate but other events of note included the below.
Arcadis Great CityGames Manchester report
Highgate Night of the 10,000m PBs men’s race report
Highgate Night of the 10,000m PBs women’s race report
Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run report
Loughborough International report
adidas Boost Boston Games, USA, May 20
Boston’s answer to the CityGames in Charles Street saw world 400m champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo of Bahamas set an all-time best in the straight 150m of 16.23 ahead of Michelle-Lee Ahye’s 16.57.
Zharnel Hughes continued his good form with a windy 9.99/2.4 100m win ahead of Akani Simbine’s 10.03, Yohan Blake’s 10.17 and Tyson Gay’s 10.29.
Noah Lyles won the men’s 150m in a fast 14.77 ahead of Britain’s world gold medal relay runner Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake’s UK best 14.81.
Steven Gardiner won the straight 200m in 19.88 ahead of Alonso Edward’s 20.024 and Jereem Richards’ 20.029.
World champion Tori Bowie was first in the women’s 100m in 11.05, while Sharika Nelvis took the honours in the 100m hurdles in 12.76.
Pfingstsportfest Rehlingen, Germany, May 20
Andreas Hofmann won the javelin in a PB 91.44m ahead of Czech Jakub Vadlejch’s 88.76m and world champion Johannes Vetter’s 84.14m.
There was an Austrian record in the discus for Lukas Weisshaidinger’s 68.98m.
British record-holder Holly Bradshaw won the pole vault with a 4.60m leap.
Had fun competing with training partner + coach of the day @SallyPeake1 here in Germany 🇩🇪
1️⃣ place + 4.60m so not a bad day 🙌🏻
Was hopeful packing our sunglasses but seems we needed our umbrellas instead 👀☔️🌪 #wedidntdie #gottabegrateful pic.twitter.com/IpKc3JxsfO
— Holly Bradshaw (@HollyBradshawPV) May 20, 2018
Confidence Lawson won the 100m in a windy 10.25/3.0 while another Briton in form was steeplechaser Zak Seddon who finished second in a European Championships qualifying PB of 8:26.51.
Jamaica International Invitational Meeting, Kingston, May 19
In the first event of the 2018 IAAF World Challenge series, double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson won the 100m in 11.06 (-0.3), while Deanna Price threw a world lead and meeting record of 76.27m in the hammer.
Ronnie Baker won the men’s 100m in 10.00 (2.0).
The 2015 World Youth 400m champion Christopher Taylor won the 200m in 20.49 (0.0) ahead of LaShawn Merritt and Anaso Jobodwana’s joint 20.70.
Los Angeles USA, May 17
Lynsey Sharp finished third in the 800m in 2:03.84, while Sam Atkin set an 18-second PB at 5000m with 13:39.38.
Riga Marathon, Latvia, May 20
Ethiopia’s Tsedat Ayana won in a course record of 2:11:00 from Kenyan Silas Too (2:11:13) while Georgina Rono won the women’s race also in a course record of 2:28:22.
Bialystok, Poland, May 20
Brazilian Darlan Romani improved his own South American shot record to 21.94m.
Viimsi, Estonia, May 20
World champion Andrius Gudzius won the discus with a 67.02m throw while 2017 World Youth champion Mikhailo Kokhan of Ukraine threw 86.78 with the 5kg hammer, the second best all-time result.
Grenoble, France, May 20
Jimmy Vicaut won the 100m in a European lead of 10.00.
Lad’s Leap, Derbyshire, May 19
This event incorporated the British Athletics Mountain Challenge and Inter-Counties fell running championships, with Emma Clayton and Nick Swinburn claiming victories.
Britain’s Ocean City Half Marathon, Plymouth, May 20
There were wins for Ben Neale’s 73:12 and Katy Synge’s 82:07.
Bognor Prom 10km, May 20
Bernie Spannagl won in 32:46 just ahead of James Baker’s 32:51.
Lucy Thraves denied a family double as her 38:11 bettered Lucy Spannagl’s 38:24.
Southampton 10km, May 20
Richard Waldron (33:39) and Emma Jolley (37:31) took the honours.
Wilmslow Triathlon, Cheshire, May 20
Former under-23 Euro Cross champion Jessica Piasecki (née Coulson) contested her first triathlon and won the sprint distance event in 74:53.
— Jessica Piasecki (@JessCoulson90) May 20, 2018
Virgin Sport Hackney Half Marathon, London, May 20
After winning his race in a PB at the Night of the 10,000m PBs, the next morning AFD’s Joseph Morwood won the Virgin Sport Hackney Half Marathon in 68:49.
Liverpool Rock and Roll Half Marathon, May 20
Matthew Rees, who hit the national consciousness in April last year when he stopped to help the stricken David Wyeth cross the finish line at the London Marathon, won the half-marathon in 72:43.
» Further coverage and results in the May 24 edition of AW