Double world U20 medallist runs 11.20 100m, while Leon Reid and Ciara Mageean are among Irish Championships winners and Sandi Morris clears pole vault world lead
Schifflange, Luxembourg, July 29
Double world under-20 bronze medallist Kristal Awuah built on her recent success in Tampere by storming to a 100m PB of 11.20 (0.7) for victory in Schifflange.
The 18-year-old, who claimed 100m and 4x100m medals in Finland, finished top in a field including European indoor 60m champion Asha Philip, who continues her comeback after injury and ran 11.31.
Awuah’s time puts her fourth on the British under-20 all-time list behind only Dina Asher-Smith, Imani-Lara Lansiquot and Jodie Williams and into the top 20 overall on the GB rankings. Her previous best was 11.35 run in the heats in Tampere.
So happy…gold 🥇 PB 11.20 & meet record in Luxembourg! pic.twitter.com/lqdllorK1c
— Kristal Awuah (@KristalAwuah) July 29, 2018
Hurdles star Abderrahman Samba of Qatar won the 400m in 45.33.
Irish Life Health National Senior Athletics Championships, Dublin, July 28-29
Leon Reid and Ciara Mageean claimed double victory at the Irish Championships, with Reid winning a sprint double in 10.42 and 20.74, while Mageean claimed the 800m title in 2:07.93 and the 1500m gold in 4:22.47.
Thomas Barr won his eighth consecutive 400m hurdles title with a championship record of 49.56, while Mark English claimed a sixth national 800m title in 1:50.82.
Gina Akpe-Moses took the 100m in 11.86 in a photo finish from Joan Healy, while Phil Healy won the 200m in 23.64.
Following the championships, a 41-strong Irish team was announced for the European Championships in Berlin, with Reid provisionally selected pending a decision from the IAAF following the reinstatement of the transfer of allegiance process (read more on transfer of allegiance process news here).
SOAR Summer Mile, Olympic Park, London, July 27
Sub-four-minute-miler Dale King-Clutterbuck retained his men’s title with a strong last lap to see off Lewis Moses and Andrew Heyes to win the £150 cash first prize. The award also went to the women’s winner Hannah Viner, who set a 4:47.38 PB to defeat Rebecca Johnson.
Andorf, Austria, July 28
Turkey’s world 200m champion Ramil Guliyev clocked 20.18 (+0.5) in the 200m and 10.15 (-0.7) in the final of the 100m.
Montane Lakeland 100 & 50, July 28
Ken Sutor won the 100-mile event in 22:55:50 while long-time leader Sabrina Verjee was the first female in 23:05:47 and came close to claiming the overall title.
Oliver Thorogood won the 50-mile event in 7:36:11 and Katie Kaars Sijpesteijn won the women’s title and was fifth overall in 8:12:19.
I Move London Relay, July 29
The Guinness World Record for the longest, continuous running relay was broken on Sunday as the I Move London Relay, which took place over 30 days and 30 nights, saw 2000 participants run 5k and 10k legs to complete the 4,014.52 mile course – beating the previous record by 510 miles.
The challenge, which was the brainchild of former triathlete Danny Bent and powered by ASICS, has raised over £50,000 for its charity partners – The Running Charity, Laureus and Sported.
The @GWR for the longest, continuous running relay was broken today as the I Move London Relay, which took place over 30 days and 30 nights, saw 2000 participants run 5k and 10k legs to complete the 4,014.52 mile course – beating the previous record by 510 miles @TheLondonRelay pic.twitter.com/d99jDQqvPa
— Athletics Weekly (@AthleticsWeekly) July 29, 2018
Liberty Bridge Jump Off, Greenville, USA, July 27
World indoor champion Sandi Morris cleared a pole vault world lead of 4.95m before moving the bar to a world record height of 5.07m.
World champion Sam Kendricks won the men’s competition with 5.80m.
RECAP OF LAST NIGHT! What an AMAZING turnout for the second annual Liberty Bridge Jump-Off! THANK YOU to all competitors, sponsors & fans for making this a night to remember 💕 so happy to vault a world lead in front of my home town! What a dream! #YeahTHATgreenville pic.twitter.com/OVVtWErkwi
— Sandi Morris, OLY🇺🇸 (@sandicheekspv) July 28, 2018
Bogota Half Marathon, Colombia, July 29
Netsanet Gudeta and Betesfa Getahun claimed an Ethiopian double, clocking 71:34 and 65:10 respectively.
Brigid Kosgei clocked 74:40 and Olympic marathon silver medallist Feyisa Lilesa 65:23 for the runner-up spots. Dickson Chumba ran the same time as Lilesa in third.
» Further coverage and results in the August 2 edition of AW