Running a PB in Germany, the 2003 world champion achieved his aim of running sub-10 seconds as a 40-year-old
Kim Collins runs 9.93 PB and masters WR
Ageless wonder Kim Collins ran a PB and St. Kitts and Nevis record of 9.93 (+1.9) at a meeting in Bottrop, Germany, to become the first 40-year-old to go sub-10 seconds for 100m.
The 2003 world champion, who ran his previous PB of 9.96 in London aged 38, beat USA’s Joe Morris with a 10.15 PB and Britain’s Adam Gemili with a 10.19 season opener.
Also at the meeting, Uruguay record-holder Emiliano Lasa won the long jump with 8.03m (+0.8), Katharina Bauer won the pole vault with 4.40m and Linda Stahl achieved an Olympic qualifier in the javelin with 63.10m.
Bruintjies 9.89w and Kilty 9.92w
There were some fast sprints at the Max Corso Memorial in Gavardo, Italy. The men’s 100m final was aided by +4.4, but most of the other races during the day were legal.
In that windy men’s 100m, South African Henricho Bruintjies clocked 9.89 over Britain’s Richard Kilty with 9.92 and Solomon Bockarie of Netherlands with 10.22.
In the heats, Bruintjies and Kilty both ran 10.14 (+0.5) and Bockarie clocked 10.28 (+0.5). Bockarie had a big day as in between the two 100m races he won the 200m in a 20.62 (+1.3) PB over Czech 400m star Pavel Maslak’s 20.76.
British record-holder Dina Asher-Smith won the 100m in 11.22 (+0.6) on her individual event season opener over South African champion Alyssa Conley’s 11.23 PB.
Yusti Santiusti was the best over 800m in 2:02.04 ahead of Winnie Nanyondo from Uganda with 2:02.33.
U18 best by Maykel Masso
An all-time under-18 best by world youth champion Maykel Masso (born 1999) in the long jump highlighted Saturday’s action at the 63rd Barrientos Memorial in Havana as he leapt 8.28m (+1.8). The former mark was by another Cuban, Luis Bueno, in 1986 (8.25m).
It is also the fourth best all-time when under-20 results are included.
Roberto Janet won the hammer with 76.52m and Davisleidis Velazco recorded 14.08m in the triple jump.
World half-marathon champion Peres Jepchirchir won the Ottawa 10K which was held in oppressive humidity.
Jepchirchir even collapsed as she crossed the finish line in 31:29 ahead of Ethiopia’s Mamitu Daska (32:08) and Kenya’s Rebecca Chesire (32:40).
“My plan was to push the time because I knew it was hot so I thought if I would run fast in the first half I could run a better time. Then I felt a pain in my stomach (at the finish) and I was feeling pain,” said the winner.
There was a great contest in the men’s race between Morocco’s Mohammed Ziani and Ethiopia’s Yitayal Atnafu who were awarded the same time of 28:37 with the former winning by four tenths. Another Moroccan Ahmed Tamri was third (28:40).
There was an Ethiopian double in the Ottawa Marathon. London Olympian Dino Sefer claimed his second big city win of 2016 in 2:08:14 ahead of team-mate Shura Kitata (2:10:04) and Kenya’s Dominic Ondoro (2:11:39).
Ethiopian runners filled the top four places in the women’s race: Koren Jelela (2:27:06), Aberu Mekuria (2:29:51), Sechale Dalasa (2:32:46) and Makida Abdala (2:34:29) with Canada’s Tarah Korir, the wife of Rio-bound Kenyan marathon-runner Wesley, fifth in 2:35:46.
Boaz Kiprono won the Edinburgh Marathon in 2:19:55 ahead of Morocco’s Abdelhadi El Mouaziz (2:20:14) and Japheth Koech (2:22:15).
It was a Kenyan double with Eddah Jepkosgei winning the women’s race in 2:39:53 ahead of GB international Hayley Haining (2:43:03).
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