It's interesting to now that on our twitter poll 54% think Bmart will beat Rowbury whereas on the letsrun poll in the article (presumably attracting smarter voters), 66% think Bmart will win.
In terms of the non-DL action that wasn't on tv.
Menâ€™s 1500: Morocco goes 1-2-3
This non-DL event consisted of mosly Moroccans, with World U20 champ Kumari Taki of Kenya the most notable foreigner. But Taki could only manage fifth place as 24-year-old Brahim Akachab took the win in a personal best of 3:35.03.
Akachab has risen quickly from obscurity. As recently as May 1, his PR was still 3:42 but he clocked 3:37.53 on May 7 before going two months without racing. The Moroccan finally had another chance to showcase his skills today and he took full advantage, running another big PR to win convincingly.
Rank Name Nat Date of Birth Result Order
1 AKACHAB Brahim MAR 9 MAR 1993 6 3:35.03 PB
2 EL KAAM Fouad MAR 27 MAY 1988 4 3:36.26
3 ESSALHI YounÃ©s MAR 20 FEB 1993 8 3:36.90
4 LETTING Vincent KEN 16 JUN 1993 7 3:37.96 SB
5 TAKI Kumari KEN 6 MAY 1999 2 3:39.52
6 HEDEILLI Takieddine ALG 6 JUN 1996 11 3:39.96
7 AKANKAM Hicham MAR 4 APR 1998 12 3:40.21 PB
8 BEN ZAHRA Abdelkarim MAR 27 OCT 1998 1 3:43.07 PB
9 EL JALAOUI Badr MAR 28 JAN 1993 3 3:43.68 PB
10 ZAHAF Amine MAR 13 MAY 1997 5 3:46.52
BUSTOS David ESP 25 AUG 1990 9 DNF
JAMMA Samir (PM) MAR 9 FEB 1990 14 DNF
SEUREI Benson (PM) BRN 27 MAR 1988 13 DNF
NABIL Oussama MAR 18 FEB 1996 10 DNS
Intermediate times: 400m 57.50 JAMMA Samir (MAR)
800m 1:56.89 JAMMA Samir (MAR)
1200m 2:55.23 SEUREI Benson (BRN)
Menâ€™s shot put: Ryan Crouser puts on a show again
No one has been able to touch Ryan Crouser in the shot put all year, and that was the case once again in Rabat, where he was the only man to better 22 meters. Crouser accomplished that feat three times, going 22.21 in round two, 22.44 in round three and 22.47 in round six. World Championship bronze medalist Oâ€™Dayne Richards of Jamaica had a good day as well, setting a national record of 21.96 to finish second, but that toss would only have been good enough for the fourth-best throw in Crouserâ€™s series (barely).