2012 Colorful Daegu Track and Field Results
May 16, 2012
Pro track and field returned on Wednesday to Daegu, the host of last year's World Championships.
Mohammed Aman, the world indoor champion and the only man to beat David Rudisha since 2009, opened his individual outdoor season in an impressive 1:43.51. For reference Rudisha opened his Diamond League campaign last week in 1:43.10. World 400m Champion Kirani James opened up in a quick 44.72, drug cheat Justin Gatlin won again, taking the 100m in 9.93 (Gatlin won the 100m last week in Doha in 9.87), and world indoor champion Aries Merritt pipped David Oliver in the hurdles with world outdoor champion Jason Richardson third. Carmelita Jeter won the women's 100m.
Merritt, Oliver, Richardson and Oliver will all square off with China's Liu Xiang at Saturday's (Friday in the US) Shanghai Diamond League meet that also will have the anticipated 2012 5000m debut of Kenenisa Bekele.
Full results below. Reuters recap here