A round-up of some of the latest news and results from the world of athletics, including performances at the Pro Athlé Tour in Montreuil
Vicaut 9.86 in Montreuil
French sprinter Jimmy Vicaut showed top shape at the Pro Athlé Tour meet in Montreuil. He won the 100m in 9.86 (+1.8) for a world-leading time which also equals the European record he shares with Francis Obikwelu. He said after the race that he was surprised.
Second was Wilfried Koffi with 10.10 and third Briton James Ellington who ran a 10.11 PB.
There was a fast 800m by Kenyan Nicholas Kipkoech with 1:43.85 over Jonathan Kitilit’s 1:43.89 ,with Pierre-Ambroise Bosse third with 1:44.53.
Margaret Wambui clocked the fourth fastest 800m of the year with 1:57.52.
World record-holder Anita Wlodarczyk got 76.61m in the hammer, with Hanna Skydan throwing an Azerbaijan record 73.87m for second.
USA’s Dalilah Muhammad won the 400m hurdles in 54.37 and Phara Anacharsis clocked an Olympic standard 55.84 in fourth.
Pascal Martinot-Lagarde posted a windy 13.23 (+2.6) over the hurdles, behind him was Aurel Manga with 13.25.
Queen Harrison was the best in the women’s hurdles with 12.61 (+3.3) over Jackie Coward’s 12.74 and Nia Ali’s 12.76, while Sally Pearson was sixth in 12.92.
New name Jean-Pierre Bertrand improved three times to 8.03m (+1.4) in the long jump, but the winner was Damar Forbes with 8.21m (+2.8).
Yaimi Perez won the discus with 67.91m, with Melina Robert-Michon third with 61.46m. Kenyan Benson Seurei got the 1500m in 3:36.23 and USA’s Alex Anderson the women’s 200m in 22.75 (+1.3).
Jesus Espana starts petition about Operation Puerto
Former European 5000m champion Jesus Espana has started an online petition to “uncover the truth of Operation Puerto.”
This petition asks for the judicial authorities of the Provincial Court of Madrid to allow the safe transfer of evidence to the relevant Anti-Doping Organisations.
“It is necessary that the Spanish people and the Spanish athletes know the truth and preserve the integrity of Spanish sport. Clean athletes deserve respect and fans deserve not to be deceived or defrauded,” he wrote.
Asbel Kiprop aims for fifth Dream Mile win
Fresh from a world-leading 3:29.33 1500m in Birmingham, Asbel Kiprop is targeting a fifth victory in the Dream Mile at the Bislett Games in Oslo as well as a lifetime best, informs organisers.
“I have had three days’ recovery [from Birmingham] and it is good weather so far, so I feel ready and capable of running my personal best. Depending on the weather on the day, I am optimistic that I can run fast,” said Kiprop.
The Kenyan’s lifetime best for the mile stands at 3:48.50 from 2009.
Top triple jump for Stockholm
A top-quality triple jump field has been assembled for the Bauhaus Stockholm Diamond League on June 16, informs organisers.
The line-up includes the last two Olympic champions, Christian Taylor and Nelson Evora, along with 2013 world champion Teddy Tamgho.
Rasheed Dwyer among winners in Kingston
At the JAAA meet, Rasheed Dwyer won the 200m in 20.47 (-1.2) and young talent Christopher Taylor 45.71 in the 400m.
Ansert Whyte got 49.45 and Ristananna Tracey 55.81 in the 400m hurdles.
World shot put medallist O’Dayne Richards improved his season best to 20.54m.
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