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Aviva Grand Prix 2010: Distance Races Galore, Mekonnen over Bernard Lagat and Nick Willis in Men's 1500 (Video)

By LetsRun.com
February 21, 2010

The Aviva Grand Prix in Birmingham is arguably the top indoor track and field meet in the world outside of the Worlds and it had some excellent results on Saturday.

IAAF Recap: National Records, World Junior Records And World Leaders Fall In Birmingham Tirunesh Dibaba ran the 2nd-fastest indoor 2-mile of all time as 3 women ran 9:12. Jenny Meadows lowered the GBR 800m record again (1:59.11), and Kalkedar Gezahegn broke a 30-year-old world junior mile record by running 4:24. Not to mention, Dayron Robles in the hurdles and Christian Olsson on the comeback trail in the triple jump.

The most interesting race of LetsRun.com viewers may have been the men's 1500m which Deresse Mekonnen won in a fast 3:33.10 (fastest ever in Britain, 3rd fastest ever) over Bernard Lagat (4th 3:35.49) and Nick Willis 5th (3:35.80 Kiwi record).

Mekonnen was the world indoor champ in 2008 and 2nd outdoors.

Video of the men's 1500 below. (The video starts at the start of the race, if you want to watch the introductions rewind it)
Full Birmingham Results

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