2014 Weltklasse Zürich - Zürich Diamond League Track and Field
Tunisia's Habiba Ghribi beat Ayalew (2nd) and Emma Coburn (5th) in the race, but Ayalew still won the DL title and the $40,000 prize that goes with it. Americans to win DL titles included Jenny Simpson (1500), Tianna Bartoletta (LJ), Reese Hoffa (SP), Christian Taylor (TJ), Michael Tinsley (400 hurdles), LaShawn Merritt (400) and Dawn Harper-Nelson (100 hurdles).
Let there be no doubt. Nijel Amos is the best 800m man in the world in 2014. Amos, already the Commonwealth Games champion and the African champion, is now the Diamond League champion after his 1:43.77 win versus a stacked field.
The winning time (13:07) wasn't super fast so it shouldn't be a surprise that Ndiku got the win as he's won championship races at World Indoors (3k), the Commonwealth Games and the African Championships this year -- it's too bad he hasn't gotten to race Mo Farah. Rupp was right with Ndiku with 200 to go and didn't quite have enough but still hung on for his best 5,000 of the year. Ben True (8th) also ran well and was in contention at the bell.
Jenny Simpson threw herself across the finish line, just hodling off Shannon Rowbury, to win the race and DL crown plus lay claim to the title of "World's Best 1500 runner."
Television and Streaming Info For 2014 Weltklasse Zürich Diamond League Track and Field / Athletics Meeting
Zürich Preview: Can Emma Coburn & Jenny Simpson Win Diamond Race Titles? David Rudisha And Nijel Amos Headline A Loaded 800; Can Galen Rupp, Ben True Or Hassan Mead Go Sub-13:00?
The first of the two DL finals should be spectacular as the winner of the men’s 800 and women’s 1500 likely will take home $50,000 and a spot into 2015 Worlds whereas second will get just a $6,000 consolation prize. Plus New Balance teammates Emma Coburn and Jenny Simpson try to bring home DL titles to the USA.
On The Boards
- What an 800 - Rudisha changes it up, tries to come from behind, nearly does it. Amos win DL title.
- JENNY SIMPSON WINS DIAMOND LEAGUE - Dives over finish line, beats Rowbury by .01!
- Jenny Simpson just ROBBED that win from Rowbury!!!
- 5000m at Zurich: Alamirew in 12:48 tomorrow?!??
- Big Drama in Zurich: Who takes home the men's 800 DL title and $50,000 - Rudisha, Amos, Aman, Souleiman or Kiplagat?
- Mary Cain - Anyone have any clue why she isn't racing?
- Cain Running Zurich 1500m
- 2014 Fantasy Diamond League LRC League
- Zurich Full Recap: Hiwot Ayalew Wins DL Title in Women's Steeple; Seven Americans Win DL Titles
- Nijel Amos Wins the Zurich Diamond League Finale to Show He's the Best in the World at 800m in 2014
- M 5000: Caleb Ndiku Wins Race & Diamond League Title; Galen Rupp Hangs on for 3rd
- Jenny Simpson Does It - Wins Diamond League Final and Title By Diving Across The Finish Line