2010 Rieti Recap: Bernard Lagat Gets 3,000m American Record, Asbel Kiprop Wins Again, And Everyone (Especially Nesta Carter) Runs Fast In 100m

By LetsRun.com
August 29, 2010

*LRC Rieti Photo Gallery
*LRC Rudisha's 1:41.01
*2010 Rieti Results

The highlight of the Rieti meet was David Rudisha's 1:41.01 world record at 800m. That race gets it's own recap here.

Other highlights were the American record at 3,000m by Bernard Lagat, a win by Asbel Kiprop versus the top 1,500m field in the world this year, and crazy-fast times by everyone in the men's 100m.

Recaps of everyhing but the 800m below.

Recap of David Rudisha's 800m World Record here.

Men's 3,000: Bernard Lagat Gets The American Record As Solinsky PRs And Rupp Struggles
Bob Kennedy's American 3,000-meter record of 7:30.84 had survived for more than 12 years, but it couldn't survive a second assault in a week from 12:54 man Bernard Lagat, who after failing to get the record last week in Berlin, got it today in Rieti.

Lagat became the first American to break 7:30 as he ran 7:29.00 to finish second in Rieti. In the process, Lagat also reaffirmed that he is still America's best man at the 3,000/5,000 distance, as the expected battle between him and Chris Solinsky ended up being a rout. Lagat got the American record but came up just short of winning the race, as Tariku Bekele ran a world-leading 7:28.70 to win.

Kennedy's unofficial American-born record survived another day, however, as Chris Solinsky ran 7:34.32 and Galen Rupp struggled home in 7:50.46 (American steeplechaser Dan Huling ran 7:46.97 as well). The 7:34.32 time was a personal best for Solinsky, who had run 7:36.90 in 2007. It also moves him up to #4 all time in the US - ahead of Adam Goucher, who ran 7:34.96 in 2001 (#5 if you covert Matt Tegenkamp's American record of 8:07.07 for 2 miles to 3,000).

As compared to last week in Berlin, the pace this week was a bit faster, as the opening 1,000 was covered in 2:27.03 (versus 2:29.87) and 2,000 was hit in 5:01.25 (versus 5:02.27).

All-Time US At 3,000
1. Bernard Lagat - 7:29.00
2. Bob Kennedy - 7:30.84
3. Sydney Maree - 7:33.37
4. Chris Solinsky - 7:34.32
5. Adam Goucher - 7:34.96
Note: Matt Tegenkamp has run 8:07.07 for 2 miles, which Track and Field News converts to 7:31.00 for 3,000.

We hope to have more coverage on this race later.

3000 Metres - Men                                             

    1 Bekele , Tariku                  ETH    7:28.70 WL
    2 Lagat , Bernard                  USA    7:29.00 AR
    3 Soi , Edwin Cheruiyot            KEN    7:29.75 PB
    4 Kipkoech , John                  KEN    7:32.72
    5 Solinsky , Chris                 USA    7:34.32 PB
    6 Tahri , Bouabdellah              FRA    7:35.50
    7 Birmingham , Collis              AUS    7:38.77 PB
    8 Rashed , Essa Ismail             QAT    7:39.61 PB
    9 Blincoe , Adrian                 NZL    7:46.38 PB
   10 Huling , Daniel                  USA    7:46.97
   11 Longosiwa , Thomas Pkemei        KEN    7:48.67
   12 Simotwo , Suleiman Kipses        KEN    7:49.41
   13 Lebid , Serhiy                   UKR    7:49.45
   14 Rupp , Galen                     USA    7:50.46
   15 Songok , Isaac Kiprono           KEN    7:52.59
      Cheboi , Collins                 KEN        DNF                   
      Biwott , Yusuf Kibet             KEN        DNF                    
 Intermediate times:
  1000m 59  Biwott, Yusuf Kibet (KEN) 2:27.03  
  2000m 57  Bekele, Tariku (ETH) 5:01.25  

Men's 1,500: Asbel Kiprop Proves Once Again He's The Best In The World
In the first battle of the year on European soil between the 21-year-old 1,500 meter phenoms from Kenya, 2010 world leader Silas Kiplagat and 2008 Olympic champion Asbel Kiprop, Kiprop showed that he's still the best miler on the planet, as just like at the African champs, Kiprop came out the victor in 3:31.78 to Kiplagat's 3:31.97.

The race was rabbitted perfectly by Spain's Victor Seco. He took the field incredibly evenly through 400 in 55.62 and 800 in 1:52.64. His rabbitting was helped by the fact that, unlike at Diamond League meeting where there sometimes are 18 starters, this race only had 15 starters, so the dash for starting positions wasn't as maddening as normal. By 800, it was clear that Kiprop, who was the closest competitor in the field to Seco in third, was going to focus on making sure he won the race instead of running a world-leading time as at 800, he was 8 to 10 meters back of the rabbit. After the second rabbit dropped out, Kiprop had the lead and he was not interested in pushing the pace and the pace continued to slow. Just before the field came to 1,200 (2:51.55 (58.91 seconds for that lap)), Augustine Choge decided he'd had enough and took the lead. Kiplagat went with Choge and Kiprop found himself in third. Kiprop fans who might have briefly wondered if this wasn't his day were quickly reassured as he responded and followed the duo down the backstretch.

Just prior to 200 to go, Kiplagat took the lead and it was clear what Kiprop was doing - shadowing Kiplagat - as he followed on his shoulder. As the duo came off the final turn, they started their kicks. The two best 1,500 guys on the planet running virtually side-by-side with 100 meters to go - it doesn't get much better than that. Kiprop waited until almost 10 meters left and then surged to the lead and right when he did he started celebrating (like he did at Pre in 2009, aka  pulling a "Jimmy Wyner"), as both arms came out in celebration as he knew he was the victor. Kiprop then realized he needed to run 10 more meters, which he did without incident. The time of 3:31.78 was a seasonal best for Kiprop.

Kiprop has been crazy good in 2010. This was his fastest time of the year, versus the top 1,500m field of the year, yet he still had time to taunt the field. After starting the Diamond League season with a second-place finish in Shanghai (by .02) way back in May, he has won 7 straight finals versus the best in the world.

American David Torrence was also in the field and he ended up 8th in a  big new personal best of 3:34.25. His previous personal best was set in New York this year and was 3:35.81.

1500 Metres - Men                                             

    1 Kiprop , Asbel                   KEN    3:31.78 SB
    2 Kiplagat , Silas                 KEN    3:31.97
    3 Chepseba , Nixon Kiplimo         KEN    3:32.42 PB
    4 Kamel , Yusuf Saad               BRN    3:33.06 SB
    5 Rono , Geoffrey Kipkoech         KEN    3:33.20
    6 Choge , Augustine Kiprono        KEN    3:33.99
    7 Daba , Demma                     ETH    3:34.16
    8 Torrence , David                 USA    3:34.25 PB 
    9 van Deventer , Juan              RSA    3:34.52 SB
   10 Baala , Mehdi                    FRA    3:34.59
   11 Baddeley , Andrew                GBR    3:35.35
   12 Lancashire , Thomas              GBR    3:36.36
   13 Fernández , Álvaro               ESP    3:38.32
      Seco , Victor                    ESP        DNF                   
      Polonet , Vickson Naran          KEN        DNF    
      

Intermediate times:
400m 116 Seco, Victor (ESP) 55.62
800m 116 Seco, Victor (ESP) 1:52.64
1,200m 48 Choge, Augustine Kiprono (KEN) 2:51.55

Kiprop's Wins Streak
Date Race Kiprop's Time 2nd Place Next Best Margin
4-Jun Oslo 3:49.56 Mekonnen Gebremedhin 3:49.83 0.27
26-Jun Kenyan Champs 3:33.69 Silas Kiplagat 3:34.28 0.59
3-Jul Prefontaine 3:49.75 Amine Laalou 3:50.22 0.47
10-Jul Gateshead 3:33.34 Augustine Choge, Leo Manzano 3:33.51 0.17
1-Aug African Champs 3:36.19 Amine Laalou 3:36.38  0.19
27-Aug Brussels 3:32.18 Leo Manzano 3:32.37 0.19
29-Aug Rieti 3:31.78 Silas Kiplagat 3:31.97 0.21

Women's 1,500: Jamal Returns To Form Out of Nowhere
Two-time world champion Maryam Jamal, who had been struggling all year, had a sensational last lap to capture the race and prove that she's still going to be a force to be reckoned with in the years to come in the women's 1,500. Jamal, who this summer had run five 1500s in Europe and hadn't finished higher than 8th in any of them nor run faster than 4:03.29, looked like the Jamal of old as she blitzed her last 400 in 60 point to get the win in 3:58.95 - the 2nd fastest time of the year.

In contrast to the men's 1,500, the rabbitting in the women's 1,500 was far from perfect, as the first 400 was run 61.54 but the 2nd 400 was 66.67 and 800 was reached in 2:08.21. At the 1,000 meter mark, the pace was getting so slow that American Morgan Uceny moved up from fourth or fifth and took the lead. As they hit the bell in 2:58-mid, Uceny simply stepped of the track. We're not quite sure what she was doing, as it didn't seem like she was the rabbit as she was running in fourth or fifth the whole race so maybe she was injured or maybe she realized that any chance of a sub-4:00 was out the window. Well, we should say any chance for a sub-4 was out the window for mere mortals but not Maryam Jamal.

Jamal's last 400 of just over 60-flat and her last 300 was 44.53 left the rest of the field totally in the dust as no one came close to matching Jamal over the final lap. The fine season of Jamal's compatriot in Mimi Belete continued, as she was 2nd in a big PR of 4:00.25 (previous PR of 4:01.59). Coming into the year, Belete's PR was 4:04.36. Shannon Rowbury was the top American in the field as she ran 4:01.63 for fourth as 2008 Olympian Erin Donohue set a new personal best in 7th of 4:03.49.

The poor 2010 season of Uceny's teamate Anna Pierce continued. Pierce, who ran 3:59.38 in 2009, hasn't run faster than 4:04.52 this year.

1,500 Metres - Women                                           

    1 Jamal , Maryam Yusuf             BRN    3:58.93
    2 Belete , Mimi                    BRN    4:00.25 PB
    3 Déhiba Chahyd , Hind             FRA    4:01.07
    4 Rowbury , Shannon                USA    4:01.63
    5 Mĺkestad Bovim , Ingvill         NOR    4:02.20
    6 Mishchenko , Anna                UKR    4:03.14 PB
    7 Donohue , Erin                   USA    4:03.49 PB
    8 Plis , Renata                    POL    4:06.76 PB
    9 Ngeiywo , Nelly Chebet           KEN    4:11.36
   10 Edwards , Nicole                 CAN    4:13.90
   11 Magnani , Margherita             ITA    4:14.39
      Uceny , Morgan                   USA        DNF                   
      Pierce , Anna                    USA        DNF                   
      Andrianova , Tatyana             RUS        DNF                   
      Tverdostup , Tamara              UKR        DNF      
 Intermediate times:
  400m 149  Andrianova, Tatyana (RUS) 1:01.54  
  800m 151  Tverdostup, Tamara (UKR) 2:08.21  
  1200m 141  Jamal, Maryam Yusuf (BRN) 3:14.40  

Men's 100: Nesta Carter Ties Tyson Gay's World Lead
We imagine Tyson Gay might be regretting he didn't run this race, as the sprinters in the field took advantage of near-perfect conditions and a nice tailwind of .9 m/s to run fast. Five of the eight runners ran personal bests, including two national records as seven of the eight at least managed a seasonal best. The best of the bunch was Usain Bolt's training partner in Nesta Carter of Jamaica. The 25-year-old ran his second straight PR. On Friday, when Gay ran 9.79, Carter had run 9.85.  Today he took that down to 9.78 - which matched Gay's world lead from London earlier this year.

To be fair, Gay's 9.78 was far superior as it was run into a .4 headwind, whereas today's race had a .9 tailwind. With no wind, the marks convert to 9.75 for Gay and 9.83 for Carter.

Nonetheless, the Rieti track is known for it's fast times and that showed. It's crazy when at the end of the season 7 of the top 8 set PRs or Seasonal Best. We usually don't talk about qualifying races, but heat 2 was crazy as well with 3 guys running PRs and going sub-10, including a national record for Christophe Lemaitre. Nesta Carter had something to prove in the final, as he was only .02 .00 from not making the final in heat 1. (He had the same time (10.13) in 3rd as Richard Thompson with 10.13 in the semis, and he was the last person in the final as they took 3 from his heat and 5 from the other heat.)

Rank  Athlete Nation Result Reaction time
1  CARTER, Nesta
JAM
=WL 9.78
0.164
2  BAILEY, Ryan
USA
PB 9.88
0.150
3  FORSYTHE, Mario
JAM
PB 9.95
0.182
4  LEMAITRE, Christophe
FRA
NR 9.97
0.199
5  FRATER, Michael
JAM
SB 9.98
0.152
6  RODGERS, Michael
USA
SB 10.00
0.158
7  SAIDY NDURE, Jaysuma
NOR
NR 10.00
0.193
8  BAILEY, Daniel
ANT
10.11
0.174

Prelims:

100 Metres - Men Heats Race 1                                 Wind: +1.0 m/s

    1 Saidy Ndure , Jaysuma            NOR      10.07
    2 Frater , Michael                 JAM      10.12
    3 Carter , Nesta                   JAM      10.13
    4 Thompson , Richard               TRI      10.13
    5 Samuels , J-Mee                  USA      10.15
    6 Collio , Simone                  ITA      10.24
    7 Rouge-Serret , Aaron             AUS      10.32
    8 Checcucci , Maurizio             ITA      10.45

100 Metres - Men Heats Race 2                                 Wind: +1.1 m/s

    1 Bailey , Ryan                    USA       9.95 PB
    2 Lemaître , Christophe            FRA       9.98 NR
    3 Forsythe , Mario                 JAM       9.99 PB
    4 Bailey , Daniel                  ANT      10.09
    5 Rodgers , Mike                   USA      10.10
    6 Di Gregorio , Emanuele           ITA      10.20
    7 Clarke , Lerone                  JAM      10.23
    8 Devonish , Marlon                GBR      10.25
        

Women's 3k: Sylvia Kibet Crushes Field Over The Final Lap

Looking at the results, you'd never know it, but 7 women were in contention at the bell. Syliva Kibet (World Champs silver medallist at 5k last year) absolutely crushed them the final lap. Kibet started the season with a 14:31 in Shanghai but has struggled since. She ran 14:39 2 days ago in Brussels (but was only 7th).

3000 Metres - Women                                           

    1 Kibet , Sylvia Jebiwott          KEN    8:39.07
    2 Cherono , Mercy                  KEN    8:42.09 PB
    3 Korikwiang , Pauline Chemning    KEN    8:43.67
    4 Metcalfe , Megan                 CAN    8:44.29
    5 Mrisho , Zakia                   TAN    8:44.53
    6 Rionoripo , Purity Cherotich     KEN    8:44.54
    7 Ndiema , Esther Chemtai          KEN    8:46.66
    8 Clitheroe , Helen                GBR    8:51.82 PB
    9 Popkova , Natalya                RUS    8:52.54
   10 Hall , Sara                      USA    8:53.13
   11 Elmore , Malindi                 CAN    8:58.36
      Fischer , Sabina                 SUI        DNF                   
      Muriuki , Margaret Wangari       KEN        DNF                   
      Shinkins , Karen                 IRL        DNF            

Men's 110 Hurdles - David Oliver Remains Perfect On The Year
American David Oliver got win #13 on the year to remain undefeated in a modest time (by his standards) of 13.01. Four times this year Oliver has broken 13.00.

Rank  Athlete Nation Result Reaction time
1  OLIVER, David
USA
MR 13.01
2  THOMAS, Dwight
JAM
13.26
0.161
3  RICHARDSON, Jason
USA
13.37
0.201
4  BROWN, Joel
USA
13.39
0.188
5  SHARMAN, William
GBR
13.50
0.162
6  SVOBODA, Petr
CZE
13.69
0.175
7  TEDESCO, Stefano
ITA
13.84
0.177
8  WILSON, Ryan
USA
23.80
0.172

Men's 200: Wallace Spearmon Breaks 20.00 For 5th Time In 2010
Wallace Spearmon got the win as expected in 19.85. Interesting to note that two-time Olympic 400m hurdles champion Angelo Taylor was 2nd in a new personal best of 20.23 - erasing his PR of 20.34 he ran in Shanghai earlier this year.

Rank  Athlete Nation Result Reaction time
1  SPEARMON, Wallace
USA
MR 19.85
0.145
2  TAYLOR, Angelo
USA
PB 20.23
0.148
3  SCHNEEBERGER, Marc
SUI
PB 20.42
0.173
4  HESSION, Paul
IRL
20.72
0.159
5  DAVIES, Matt
AUS
20.82
0.159
6  DONATI, Roberto
ITA
SB 20.89
0.189
7  DAVIS, Lancford
JAM
21.07
0.205
8  CAVALLARO, Alessandro
ITA
21.44
0.160

The Women's Races At Rieti

Women's 100

Rank  Athlete Nation Result Reaction time
1  SIMPSON, Sherone
JAM
11.11
0.170
2  FERGUSON - MCKENZIE, Debbie
BAH
11.15
0.146
3  BARBER, Mikele
USA
11.21
0.157
4  ASUMNU, Gloria
USA
11.27
0.211
5  BAILEY, Aleen
JAM
11.31
0.197
6  BREEN, Melissa
AUS
11.59
0.193
7  ARCIONI, Giulia
ITA
11.78
0.161

Women's 400H

Rank  Athlete Nation Result Reaction time
1  TOSTA, Sheena
USA
54.71
0.254
2  HEJNOVA, Zuzana
CZE
54.99
0.211
3  WILSON, Nickiesha
JAM
SB 55.07
0.262
4  BODEN, Lauren
AUS
55.48
0.226
5  LEACH, Nicole
USA
55.84
0.285
6  GENTILI, Manuela
ITA
56.68
0.194
7  DARDEN, Dominique
USA
58.51
0.283
8  SPENCER, Kaliese
JAM
1:22.45
0.254

Men's 800 - B Final

Rank  Athlete Nation Result
1  KINYOR, Job
KEN
1:46.40
2  REINA, Antonio Manuel
ESP
1:46.56
3  MUMBA, Prince
ZAM
1:46.64
4  OSAGIE, Andrew
GBR
1:46.81
5  RENSHAW, Lachlan
AUS
1:47.18
6  MARCO, Luis Alberto
ESP
1:47.69
7  SOLARES, Pablo
MEX
1:47.79
8  OBRIST, Christian
ITA
1:49.59
   MILAZAR, Eric
MRI
DNF

 Intermediate times:
  400m 39  Milazar, Eric (MRI) 51.61  
  600m 37  Kinyor, Job (KEN) 1:19.46  

Field Event Results
Women's Pole Vault

Rank  Athlete Nation
4.04 4.19 4.34 4.44 4.54 4.64
4.74 4.90        
Result
1  MURER, Fabiana
BRA
- - - - xo -
o xxx        
MR 4.74
2  KIRYASHOVA, Aleksandra
RUS
- o xo xo xxo xxx
           
SB 4.54
3  SHVEDOVA, Anastasiya
BLR
- xxo o xxx    
           
4.34
4  GOLUBCHIKOVA, Yuliya
RUS
- - xo xxx    
           
4.34
4  JANSON, Lacy
USA
- - xo xxx    
           
4.34
6  SCARPELLINI, Elena
ITA
xo o xxx      
           
4.19
7  CHOI, Yun-Hee
KOR
xo xxx        
           
4.04
7  DUCLOS-LASNIER, Gabriella
CAN
xo xxx        
           
4.04

Women's Hammer

Rank  Athlete Nation 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result
1  LYSENKO, Tatyana
RUS
71.97 74.22 x 74.80
MR 74.80
2  MORENO, Yipsi
CUB
71.32 73.78 68.01 71.98
73.78
3  ZHANG, Wenxiu
CHN
x 73.70 72.70 71.66
73.70
4  WLODARCZYK, Anita
POL
72.24 73.57 x x
73.57

Men's Hammer

Rank  Athlete Nation 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result
1  MUROFUSHI, Koji
JPN
79.84 80.96 80.07 80.83
80.96
2  CHARFREITAG, Libor
SVK
76.46 x 77.66 79.62
79.62
3  NAZAROV, Dilshod
TJK
73.99 76.46 78.15 78.34
78.34
4  LITVINOV, Sergej
GER
76.46 76.77 76.19 x
76.77

Women's HJ

Rank  Athlete Nation
2.12 2.17 2.22 2.26 2.30 2.33
Result
1  RYBAKOV, Yaroslav
RUS
- o o o xo xxx
2.30
2  BANIOTIS, Konstadinos
GRE
- o o o xxx  
2.26
2  ZAMEL-PAEZ, Liam
AUS
o o o o xxx  
2.26
4  CAMPIOLI, Filippo
ITA
o xo o xo xxx  
2.26
5  DMITRIK, Aleksey
RUS
xo xo x- xo xxx  
2.26
6  JONAS, Dusty
USA
o o xxx      
2.17
6  NINOV, Viktor
BUL
o o xxx      
2.17
8  UKHOV, Ivan
RUS
o xxx        
2.12
   CIOTTI, Giulio
ITA
xxx          
NM
   CIOTTI, Nicola
ITA
xxx          
NM

Men's LJ Final

Rank  Athlete Nation 1 2 3 4 5 6 Result
1  BAYER, Sebastian
GER
8.06 x x x
SB
8.06
(-0.2)
2  LI, Jinzhe
CHN
x 7.91 7.94 8.02
8.02
(-0.1)
3  DONATO, Fabrizio
ITA
7.83 x 7.78 7.89
7.89
(0.0)
4  GOMIS, Kafetien
FRA
x x x 7.84
7.84
(+0.2)
5  JENSEN, Morten
DEN
7.77 7.64 7.69 x
7.77
(+0.2)
6  NOFFKE, Chris
AUS
7.53 7.73 7.73 7.22
7.73
(+0.1)
7  SMITH, Tyrone
BER
7.53 x 7.73 x
7.73
(+0.1)
8  HOWE, Andrew
ITA
x x 7.52 7.69
7.69
(0.0)
9  PLOTNIKOV, Dmitriy
RUS
x x 7.60 x
7.60
(-0.2)
10  FORMICHETTI, Emanuele
ITA
x 7.56 x 7.48
7.56
(-0.2)

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*2010 Rieti Results

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