2015 IAAF Diamond League Shanghai Track and Field Meeting
Talk about a stunner. Ayana was sensational.
The American closed faster than the winner and got an outdoor PR.
Shanghai Preview: Ben Blankenship Takes on Big Boys Silas Kiplagat & Ronald Kwemoi; Eunice Sum (800) & Jairus Birech (Steeple) Open Up In Their Specialties
Molly Beckwith-Ludlow, faces world champ Eunice Sum in the 800 while World XC champ Agnes Jebet Tirop faces 2013 WC bronze medalist Almaz Ayana in the women's 5,000. In non-distance action, there's a great HJ with Mutaz Essa Barshim & Bohdan Bondarenko, plus Merritt vs. James in the 400 and VCB vs. SAFP in the 100.
On The Boards
- Blessing Okagbare (10.98) and Aleksandr Menkov (8.27m) top loaded fields in Shanghai
- Mutaz Barshim (2.38m) beats Bogdan Bondarenko in Shanghai in first clash of 2015
- Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana Runs Third-Fastest Women's 5,000 In History - 14:14.32
- Silas Kiplagat Wins Shanghai 1,500 As Ben Blankenship Comes Up Just .19 Short