Some of the marks from the world of the sport over the past few days, including ISTAF Berlin performances and Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run results
On a weekend that included the Weltklasse Zürich IAAF Diamond League meeting, the World University Games, the England Under-17 and Under-15 Championships and the Scottish Championships, there was still plenty of other action and some top results both in the UK and overseas.
ISTAF Berlin, Germany, August 27
Caster Semenya smashed the world 600m best of 1:22.63 by Ana Quirot with a time of 1:21.77.
That is 1:49 pace for 800m and is the first time the South African has attacked a race from the off, so much so that the pacemaker never even made the front.
Behind the world and Olympic 800m champion, Ajee Wilson was also inside the old best mark with a US record 1:22.39.
Dina Asher-Smith defeated double world silver medallist Marie-Josee Ta Lou in the 200m, 22.41 to 22.44.
Julian Forte easily won the 100m in 9.99 with Adam Gemili third in 10.10.
Konstanze Klosterhalfen improved her 1500m PB and German under-23 record to 3:58.92 and there was a huge PB for Eilish McColgan (4:01.60) which moves her 13th all-time in the UK, just 0.22 behind her mother Liz’s time set 30 years ago.
Shara Proctor was third in the long jump with 6.62m and Andrew Butchart fourth in the 5000m in 13:12.73.
Desiree Henry was third in the 100m in 11.26.
Aries Merritt won the 110m hurdles in 13.17, while his fellow American Christina Manning clocked a 12.54 PB to win the 100m hurdles.
Eberstadt, Germany, August 27
World champion Mutaz Essa Barshim maintained his unbeaten record with a 2.40m high jump victory to equal his world lead from Birmingham.
Beckum, Germany, August 27
USA’s Olympic and world medallist Sandi Morris won the pole vault with a 4.80m vault.
Britain’s Holly Bradshaw was fourth with a 4.70m vault.
Norwegian Championships, Sandnes, Norway, August 27
World champion Karsten Warholm won the 400m hurdles with 48.73, while 16-year-old Jakob Ingebrigtsen won the 1500m in 3:53.29.
Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run, August 27
Thousands of runners took to the roads for the inaugural edition of this event.
Robbie Simpson won the men’s half-marathon in 68:41, 20 seconds clear of James Hoad.
Finishing ninth overall, Fionnuala Ross was easily first woman in 76:56.
Kenny Wilson was a clear men’s 10km winner in 31:54. Fiona Brian was first woman in 36:31.
The event saw almost 8000 entrants across the 10km, half-marathon and Family Run, while there was also a record-breaking performance as Jim Tole entered the Guinness Book of World Records for the fastest half-marathon wearing a kilt as he clocked 1:25:59.
London Inter Club Challenge, Hendon, August 26
James Forman won the 400m hurdles in 51.74, while in the field there were javelin wins for Gavin Johnson-Assoon with a PB 69.69m and Laura Whittingham with 49.13m.
Harbour Club Last Friday of the Month 5km, Hyde Park, August 25
Edward Auden won in a time of 16:02, while Emily Antcliffe was first woman in 18:45.
Edmond Simpson broke the M80 course record with a 25:17 to go top of the UK rankings.
Hercules Wimbledon Festival 5000m, August 23
M40 Nicholas Torry won the men’s race in 14:23.70 to go top of the UK veteran rankings. The mark moves him to seventh M40 all-time.
In seven races, 78 of the 119 finishers set PBs.
Watford Open, August 23
European 800m bronze medallist Elliot Giles won the 1500m in a PB 3:41.27.