Catch up on some of the top performances from the past week with Athletics Weekly’s global and domestic round-up

All eyes were on the Paris Diamond League and Sainsbury’s British Championships but there has been plenty else of note in the world of athletics over the past few days.

Track and field

La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, July 5

South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk’s African 400m record from Paris didn’t last long as Isaac Makwala took it back with a sensational one-lap clocking of 43.72.

That time is the fastest in the world since Jeremy Wariner won the world title in 2007 and moves him to fifth on the world all-time list behind four Americans.

Qatari teenager Abdalelah Haroun went second on the world junior all-time lists with a senior Asian record of 44.27.

European Cup Combined Events, Aubagne, France, July 3-5

Russian Ilya Shkurenyov won the decathlon with 8378. Liam Ramsey was the leading Brit in eighth with 7774 points.

Alina Fyodorova of Ukraine won the heptathlon with 6278 points. Jess Tappin was first Briton in 16th with 5444 points.

Canadian Championships, Foote Field, July 3-5

Andre De Grasse continued his good form to win the 100m in 9.95.

Damian Warner won the 110m hurdles in 13.27.

Brianne Theisen-Eaton won the women’s 100m hurdles in 13.06.

Christabel Nettey won the long jump with a windy 6.76m to beat Theisen-Eaton.

Bad Langensalza, Germany, July 4

There were top-class long jump wins for Zarck Visser, who won the men’s event with 8.41m, and Sosthene Taroum Moguenara, who claimed victory in the women’s event with 6.94m.

Grangemouth Open, July 1

Jax Thoirs won the pole vault with a PB and Scottish record-equalling 5.65m in a competition that was held indoors. The mark equals the UK World Championships standard.

Thoirs finished third in Birmingham with 5.20m.

Nancy, France, July 1

Olympic 1500m champion Taoufik Makhloufi won the 1000m in the fourth fastest time in history of 2:13.08

Olten, June 30

Irie Hall improved her world W45 pole vault record with a clearance of 3.70m.


Peachtree 10km, July 5

Scott Overall pulled off a narrow victory as he sprinted to victory on the line in 29:30 to overhaul American Ben Payne by a single second.

The London 2012 Olympic marathoner later tweeted: “Pleased to take the win today at the Peach tree 10km. Always run through the line! #Peachy”

There were 54299 finishers, with the women outnumbering the men 27,473 to 26,826.

Gold Coast Airport Marathon, July 5

Kenneth Mungara beat defending champion Silah Limo and Evans Ruto, the Kenyan improving his own world M40 masters record to 2:08:42 for victory.

Risa Takenaka won the women’s race in 2:28:25 ahead of Keiko Nogami with 2:29:34.

British runner Ben Moreau finished third in the half-marathon event with 64:32.

Potteries Marathon, July 5

This event made a welcome return to the calendar after a 20 year break and was won by Ben Fish in 2:26:14.

In her sixth marathon of the year already, Hannah Oldroyd won the women’s race in 2:57:28.

A report and photograph will appear in this week’s Athletics Weekly magazine.

Morrisons Great North 10K, Gateshead, July 5

The races were won by Abdi Nageeye in 29:50 and Fionnuala McCormack in 33:19.


Bewl 15, incorporating the British Masters Multi Terrain Championships, July 5

Ben Cole (1:29:56) and Tina Oldershaw (1:46:21) were the winners in this scenic event around Bewl Water.

Martin Duff’s report and Jeremy Hemming’s photographs will appear in this week’s magazine.

Mountain running

European Mountain Running Championships, Porto Moniz, July 4

Andrea Mayr of Austria won the senior women’s individual title as third-placed Emma Clayton led Great Britain to team gold.

Johan Bugge of Norway won the men’s race as Italy took the team title ahead of Britain.

Further details can be found in an online report here, while the next issue of AW magazine will include more in-depth coverage.