Stockholm Diamond League

2014 DN Galan - Stockholm Diamond League Track and Field

August 21, 2014
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The Sydney Morning Herald:

An unusually high number of races had to be restarted with Sally Pearson being DQd for a false start in the 100H.

LRC 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.

World Athletics:

LRC Jenny Simpson Pulls Away Over Final 50 Meters For Her Second Career Diamond League Victory

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!!! 

LRC Galen Rupp Goes For It, Fades To 13:05 as Muktar Edris Arrives With World Leading 12:54.83

Most of the men in this one were reminded that a 5k is 5000 meters not 2500.

World Athletics:

LRC M 5000: Galen Rupp Battles Caleb Ndiku; Ben True and Hassan Mead Chase Sub-13:00

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.

LRC M 800: Can 1500 Man Ayanleh Souleiman End Nijel Amos' Dominance?

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.

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