2014 DN Galan - Stockholm Diamond League Track and Field
Stockholm Recap: Adam Kszczot Grabs Big Win in 800; Hiwot Ayalew Keeps On Winning in Women's Steeple
Kszczot followed up his victory at Europeans by taking down Nijel Amos in the 800 in a negative-split 1:45 while Emma Coburn was just third in the steeple in 9:20. Allyson Felix and Queen Harrison got wins in the sprints while Nesta Carter won the 100 in 9.96. In the field events, Reese Hoffa won to extend his lead in the DL standings while France's Renaud Lavillenie's 20-meet win streak is history after he failed to clear a height on a poor night for jumping. Plus a B-heat victory for Leo Manzano.
Indoor WR holder Genzebe Dibaba took this one out very quickly (2:05.95 at 800) but she couldn't hold that pace forever and was caught by Simpson and Euro champ/2014 outdoor leader Sifan Hassan on the final lap. The three were level with 75 meters to go, but Simpson looked by far the best at the end and won in 4:00.38.
*MB: Wow: What a 1500!!!! Jenny Simpson wins it in Stockholm!!!
Most of the men in this one were reminded that a 5k is 5000 meters not 2500.
While many of the top entrants have been racing CGs and African champs, Galen Rupp toes the line for the first time in six weeks - will he get the first DL victory of his career? Plus only one man has broken 13:00 this year and we dive into the numbers to see whether that trend will continue to Stockholm.
Amos has been untouchable in the 800 over the last month but the last man to beat him was a 1500 guy, Asbel Kiprop. Souleiman just beat Kiprop by closing in 52.1 to win the African Champs and is Amos' biggest threat to Stockholm. Poland's European champ Adam Kszczot and Kenya's Olympic bronze medallist Timothy Kitum are also entered. Plus there is a B 800 with Leo Manzano and B 1500 with Jordan McNamara, Tommy Schmitz and Dorian Ulrey.
Simpson will have her hands full with the red-hot Hassan as Shannon Rowbury, Brenda Martinez, Genzebe Dibaba and Meraf Bahta (who beat Hassan to win 5,000 gold at Euros) are also entered in the 1500. Coburn will try to lower her American record as she battles Ethiopian rivals Hiwot Ayalew and Sofia Assefa.
On The Boards
- Wow: What a 1500!!!! Jenny Simpson wins it in Stockholm!!!
- Adam Kszczot crushes Nijel Amos in 800 - Is this white guy the world's best ?
- RUPP GOES FOR IT - Comes up short over last 500 - 13:05.
- COBURN IS ON THE TRACK!!!
- The starter in Stockholm is a disgrace
- Official 2014 Stockholm DL Discussion Thread
- Stockholm 5000m: Points Leader Alamirew scratches; Z Robertson added
- RUPP - TRUE - MEAD - Enterened in Loaded Stockholm 5000! Let it roll!!
- 2014 Fantasy Diamond League LRC League