Bolt running with flu, Robles over Oliver by 0.003
PARIS (FRA, Jul 8): 8th stop of Samsung Diamond League, AREVA at Stade de France on the new Mondo track registered four world leading marks, two meet records. Bolt won, but was close not to compete due to flu, Robles beats Oliver by 0.003 and home crowds (49 174 the biggest of the year in the SDL and could be only beaten by Van Damme of Brussels due to the capacity of the stadiums) celebrated wins for Mekhissi in steeple and Lavillenie in pole vault.
200 m: Bolt despite flu wins and continues with unbeaten streak at the distance. Problems of starting equipment caused a nearly 15 minutes delay. Second Lemaitre improved his European lead of the season to 20.21.
400 m: World indoor champ Brown back to winning ways, but was the only one with sub 45 seconds (44.94). Jonathan Borlee confirms number one in Europe and Oscar Pistorius again sub 46 but not enough for Daegu.
1500 m: Continental Cup winner Laalou gets his big win here in 3:32.15 over Kiprop and Lagat. Excellent depth with 12 runners under 3:35. French Yoann Kowal improves to European lead 2011 3:33.75.
Steeple: Big French win for MMB in personal best, European lead and second fastest of the year 8:02.09. World champ Kemboi beaten. Junior Jairus Kipchoge improves to 8:11.31 as 5th and Poland´s Parszczynski by 10 seconds to 8:15.47 as 8th.
110mH: The race was close but faster times were expected. Robles was leading all the way and got it in 13.087 over Oliver 13.090 and remains unbeaten.
PASZTOR 82.60 IN HAMMER
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ZHUKOVSKIY (RUS, Jul 6): At Moscow Region Championships Yuriy Borzakovskiy clocked 46.86 in the 400 m. Yekaterina Kupina was the best in the 800 m (2:01.44) and Tatyana Lysenko won the hammer (73.03). Mariya Bespalova as second improved to 71.93 and third Gulfiya Khanafeyeva for first time achieved 70+ after returning from doping ban 71.11.
NEW YORK (USA): Former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason will trade in his cleats and a spot behind the microphone of his popular morning talk show for a pair of running shoes as he and family members join members of Team Boomer and approximately 5000 runners as part of Boomer’s Cystic Fibrosis Run to Breathe, a 10K in Central Park on Saturday, July 9. The race benefits the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which heightens awareness, education, and the quality of life for those affected by cystic fibrosis, while providing financial support to research aimed at finding a cure.
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