France's Pierre-Ambroise Bosse is also in the 1000. Olympic silver medalist Dejen Gebremeskel vs former World XC champ Japheth Korir in the 5000. Current world leader Dawit Seyaum (4:00.96) is in the 1500, Christian Taylor in the TJ, Bogdan Bondarenko in the HJ,
The 6-man race was won by 400 Olympic silver medalist Leguelin Santos in 1:16.01 (the record is 1:15.12 by Germany's Nico Motchebon from 1999). Brooks Beasts' Mark Wieczorek was 2nd (1:17.04) and former 400H world champ Dai Greene 3rd (1:17:59).
Greene blamed Wiezorek for his poor finish: "I got a decent start. The pace was good, but a guy (Wieczorek) passed me just before the 400 mark and I had to chop my stride down, so I lost all my rhythm."
“Going into the race, I knew what the record was. I knew I was on pace through the 400. Once I crossed the finish line, I was just waiting for that record to come up. It was a big feeling of satisfaction.”
Article includes funny anecdote about how Osagie's coach Craig Winrow only started coaching him in college because he had no one else to coach.
Winrow: “When I started working at St Mary’s in 2007, he’d already started the previous term and was a 1:52 runner and he happened to turn up at a training session. I had no one to coach because Mick Woods, Alan Storey or Mark Rowland were coaching everyone. I asked Mick who he was and Mick said, ‘He’s just this kid who turns up now and again’. So I thought I’d go and have a chat with him. Six months later he ran 1:47 and a few years later he was in the Olympic final.”
Amos will go for the 16-year-old WR of 1:15.12. In other Russian news, 2004 Olympic HJ champ Yelena Slesarenko has retired at age-32.
He explains his approach for trying to break the 600m WR held by US's Johnny Gray at 1:12.81.
The record is 1:15.12 from 1999 by Germany's Nico Motchebon. Aman ran 1:15.60 here last year and this year will face Sowinski and Poland’s Adam Kszczot who has ran 1:15.26. In the women's 800 Pamela Jelimo takes on a deep field that includes Russia's Olympic bronze medalist Yekaterina Poistogova. And another WR attempt will go down in the HJ with Russia's Olympic champ Ivan Ukhov.
The record is 1:15.12 held by Germany's Nico Motchebon from 1999 (Aman's best is 1:15.60). Aman will face Poland's Adam Kszczot and US's Erik Sowinski.