A round-up of some of the latest news and results from the world of athletics
Fast 10km by Jepchumba in Prague
Violah Jepchumba produced the second fastest 10km in history on Saturday with victory in the Birell Prague Grand Prix in 30:24 to come within three seconds of Paula Radcliffe’s long-standing world record.
Her 5km split of 14:46 matches the world best held by Meseret Defar.
This was the Kenyan’s fourth big win of the season which began with a 65:51 clocking in the Prague Half Marathon in April.
Joyline Jepkosgei was second in 31:08 with Ethiopia’s Afera Godfay third in 31:49.
Best European was Yulia Shmatenko from Ukraine as she was sixth in 33:26.
Abraham Kipyatich won the men’s race in a world-leading 27:40 ahead of Daniel Kinyua (27:43) and Emmanuel Kipsang (27:47).
Best European was Soufiane Bouchikhi from Belgium as he ran 29:46 for 17th.
Olympic fourth-placer Jan Kudlicka from Czech Republic won the Salzburg Cityjump with a 5.74m clearance.
Afterwards he tried at a new national record height of 5.84m.
Second was Eirik Dolve of Norway and third Czech Republic ‘s Michal Balner, both with 5.50m.
Britain’s Robbie Simpson won the 24th Jungfrau Marathon in 3:00:11, while Switzerland’s Martina Strahl broke the course record with 3:19:15for victory in the women’s race.
Ndakaini Half Marathon
Patrick Kipngeno won the Ndakaini Half Marathon in 65:28 ahead of Hosea Macharinyang (66:34), while Brigit Kosgei won the women’s race in 76:09.
Betty Heidler ends career
Former world hammer champion and world record-holder Betty Heidler ended her career at the Borkum beach event with a throw of 74.00m. Nadine Muller won the discus with 60.34m.
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