Friday, August 31, 2018

Frerichs battles to sixth in Brussels


World silver medallist Courtney Frerichs produced another strong performance to finish sixth at the IAAF Diamond League final in Brussels on Friday night, the Bowerman Track Club athlete clocking 9:07.07.

The race was won in fine style by world record holder Beatrice Chepkoech of Kenya, who clocked 8:55.10.

Frerichs has enjoyed a fine season to date and will look to crown a memorable year with another strong showing at the IAAF Continental Cup in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Full race video from Brussels is below:

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Jager takes third at Diamond League final


Evan Jager produced another fine performance to take third place at the Diamond League final in Zurich on Thursday night, the Bowerman Track Club athlete clocking 8:13.22 to come home third behind world and Olympic champion Conseslus Kipruto of Kenya and Morocco’s Soufiane El Bakkali.

Jager had not raced since last month, when he clocked a season’s best of 8:01.02 to finish second in Monaco, but there was no rust prevalent when he took to the track in the Letzigrund Stadium to face the world’s best.

Jager moved into position to strike on the final lap but didn’t quite have the gears to match Kipruto and El Bakkali, with Kipruto sprinting to victory in 8:10.15 to take the Diamond League title for 2019.

Full result below:

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Quigley powers to 1500m PR in Poland


Colleen Quigley produced a brilliant performance to take victory over 1500m at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial in Chorzow, Poland on Wednesday evening a lifetime best of 4:03.02.

After injury earlier in the summer, the Bowerman Track Club athlete has been in resurgent form of late and looks set to finish the season with a flourish. Her previous best for 1500m was the 4:03.93 she ran in Heusden, Belgium last year.

On Wednesday night she came home in front of Sofia Ennaoui, a world-class performer at the distance from Poland, who in recent weeks finished second in the European 1500m final.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Scott a superb fifth at European Championships


British star Marc Scott (photo: Mark Shearman) finished an outstanding fifth in the 500om at the European Championships in Berlin last weekend, the Bowerman Track Club athlete clocking a season’s best of 13:23.14.

The race was won by Norwegian teenager Jakob Ingebrigtsen in 13:17.07. Scott produced his best run of the year to out-kick a horde of the strongest Europeans to claim a top-five finish.

 

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Lomong takes victory at NACAC Championships

Lopez Lomong unleashed his trademark finishing kick to take victory at the North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) championships in Toronto on Friday.

The Bowerman Track Club athlete surged to the lead with 450 meters to go and won the 10,000 meters in 29 minutes 49.03 seconds. Lomong beat fellow Americans Elkanah Kibet (29:51.37) and Reed Fischer (29:59.63) in a race of just four runners.

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