Saturday, July 22, 2017

Brilliant night in Belgium for Kimbia athletes

It was a fantastic night for Kimbia athletes at the KBC Nacht meeting in Heusden, Belgium on Saturday night, a meet synonymous with running fast times.

That was exactly what Colleen Quigley did, the London-bound steeplechase specialist carving a whopping eight seconds off her lifetime best to run 4:03.93, coming home ahead of Germany’s Hanna Klein (4:04.15) and Amanda Eccleston (4:04.34).

Later in the evening, Emily Infeld and Shalane Flanagan took to the track in the 5000m, and both managed to dip below the 15-minute barrier. In a race won by Susan Kremins of the Netherlands in 14:53.35, Infeld came home close behind in 14:56.33, with training partner Flanagan just two seconds behind in 14:58.99. Next up for Infeld and Quigley is the IAAF World Championships in London in a fortnight, while Flanagan will soon turn her attention to the roads.

Later in the night, Britain’s Marc Scott set a PB in the men’s 5000m, taking 14 seconds off his personal best to secure the qualifying standard for the World Championships in London. Scott, 23, finished fourth in a race won by Kenya’s Nicholas Kimeli Kipkorir in 13:16.38.

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