Superb 44.56 from Benjamin, but the lack of British participants in the other events is quite embarrassing.
Still, quite a good meet by the looks of it (didn't get to see any of the TV coverage). Tirunesh had her first serious defeat of the year (not including that lacklustre 5km in Ethiopia - distance races at altitude always produce weird results). Defar really stole her limelight in Monaco.
Virgilijus Alekna has completed his first ever undefeated season. Who was the last male discus thrower (or thrower of any kind) to achieve such a feat?? This man is a living legend.
What has happened to Doucoure? Seems like he hasn't run well since Helsinki. He was 3rd in Zurich (13.23), DQ'ed in Sheffield, 1st in Decanation (albeit in 13.53), 6th in Berlin (13.82) and now 6th in Monaco (13.27). Is he carrying an injury, or is it just lack of motivation?
Another sub-four clocking from Maryam Jamal Yusuf. Shame about what happened to her in Helsinki, but she should have a great year next year (especially if they make the 1500m or 3k a Golden League event).
5.02m is quite an unlucky height for Isinbayeva. She has tried it three times now, failing on all attempts. Not since January of 2004 has she gone three competitions without breaking a WR. Apparently she has a few competitions lined up in Japan in Septermber, so hopefully she can end her season on a high.
Thoughts from anyone else...?