Niyonsaba again to her greatest in Rieti

Burundian 800m runner Francine Niyonsaba produced the highlight of the 45th edition of the Rieti Meeting, the last leg of the IAAF World Challenge on Sunday



(IAAF) – – Burundian 800m runner Francine Niyonsaba produced the spotlight of the 45th version of the Rieti Assembly, the final leg of the IAAF World Problem on Sunday (13).

Competitions have been partly affected by rain at first of the programme, however the climate improved in direction of the top of the assembly.

The 2012 African champion and Olympic finalist has made a gentle comeback this yr, having been out of motion in 2014. Right here she received over two laps in 1:57.62, holding off world 1500m silver medallist Religion Kipyegon, who adopted her current African mile report in Brussels with a PB of 1:58.02.

Ukraine’s Olga Lyakhova set a PB of 1:58.64 in third place, beating world champion Marina Arzamasova, who ran 1:58.93.

“I am grateful that I could run my seasonal best,” stated Niyonsaba. “Last week I won in Padua but it was a slow race, so I came here to run a fast time.”

Simply two days after clocking 9.98 and 19.97 within the 100m and 200m in Brussels, Qatar’s Femi Ogunode once more underlined his end-of-season type. He received the 100m in Rieti in 9.93, simply zero.02 outdoors his Asian report, notching up his third victory on Italian soil throughout the previous week.

Nesta Carter, who set his 9.78 PB on this monitor in 2010, completed second in 10.06 forward of his compatriots Julian Forte (10.09) and Rasheed Dwyer (10.16)

“It’s a good track,” stated Ogunode. “Unfortunately I hurt my hamstring before the World Championships in Bejjing. I have respect for Bolt and Gatlin but I know that I can beat them. I am the future of sprinting.”

Having received in Zurich and Brussels, world silver medallist Adam Kszczot received his third consecutive 800m race by clocking 1:44.82 on the moist blue monitor. The Polish star adopted pacemaker Mohamed Abbas who clocked 50.78 on the bell, then world finalist Nader Belhanbel led at 600m earlier than Kszczot launched his closing kick.

“It was a difficult race on the wet track,” stated the two-time European indoor champion. “It was a bit cold and it did not help, although it did not affect my preparation. Hopefully I will return next year to run a faster race. I started the season at the start of May at the World Relays in Nassau, so it was difficult to stay in good shape for such a long time. The goal is to be in top shape for Rio.”

Jamaica’s world 200m silver medallist Elaine Thompson capped her breakthrough season by profitable the ladies’s 200m in 22.59 in cool situations. It was nearly a second down on the 21.66 she clocked in Beijing, however given the circumstances, it was a stable efficiency.

“The experience I got this year will help me for next year,” stated Thompson.

Olympic 1500m champion Taoufik Makhloufi received in Rieti for the second consecutive yr. Having received the 800m right here in 2014, this time he received his specialist distance in three:35.53. The Algerian, who clocked a lifetime greatest of three:28.75 in Monaco this yr, adopted the pacemakers by way of 400m in 54.33 and 800m in 1:52.57.

Makhloufi was then alone in opposition to the clock and went by way of 1200m in 2:52.14 en path to his unchallenged three:35.53 win over Vincent Kibet (three:37.01) and Amine Laalou (three:37.88)

Jamaica’s Rusheen McDonald, who clocked a stunning 43.93 within the 400m heats within the World Championships in Beijing, received the lads’s 300m, which was devoted to Italian dash legend Pietro Mennea. McDonald clocked 31.94, narrowly lacking out on the assembly report set final yr by Karol Zalewski by simply zero.01.

Lars Hamann received an entertaining javelin competitors, breaking Konstantinos Gatsioudis’s assembly report by six centimetres with 84.26m within the sixth spherical. He responded properly to Japan’s Ryohei Arai, who had beforehand held the lead along with his third-round throw of 84.13m.

Norway’s Isabelle Pedersen adopted up her win in Zagreb with one other stable victory within the 100m hurdles, operating in 12.99 on a moist monitor.

Ethiopia’s Gudaf Tsegay held off Canadian Fiona Benson in an in depth dash end within the girls’s 1500m in four:05.17 to four:05.24.

Brahim Taleb pulled away with a lap to go to take the win within the males’s 3000m steeplechase in eight:24.61. Kenyan Hillary Mayo Kipkorir clinched the win within the males’s 3000m in 7:45.35 forward of his compatriot Emmanuel Kipsang (7:46.80).

Diego Sampaolo for the IAAF.

Aline Niyonkuru


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