2014 Weltklasse Zürich - Zürich Diamond League Track and Field

August 28, 2014
Zürich, Switzerland

He was only 2nd though as Germany's Thomas Rohler won in 87.63m.

LRC Zurich Full Recap: Hiwot Ayalew Wins DL Title in Women's Steeple; Seven Americans Win DL Titles

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).

LRC Nijel Amos Wins the Zurich Diamond League Finale to Show He's the Best in the World at 800m in 2014

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.

LRC M 5000: Caleb Ndiku Wins Race & Diamond League Title; Galen Rupp Hangs on for 3rd

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.

LRC Jenny Simpson Does It - Wins Diamond League Final and Title By Diving Across The Finish Line

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." 


"I will go out hard, get into a good position, and just keep my head down and run. I'm not going to look at the splits."

World Athletics:

The presser featured European sprinters Dafne Schippers, James Dasaolu and Adam Gemili as well as discus thrower Sandra Perkovic, 

World Athletics:

LaShawn Merritt (400) and Sandra Perkovic (discus) just need to start in Zurich to win the overall title, but in other events it's a battle. The men's TJ will come down to Will Claye and Christian Taylor while the 400H is between Michael Tinsley and Javier Culson.


LRC 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.

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