*All Entries Erik Sowinski, Mark English, Timothy Kitum, Andrew Osagie in 800, Matt Centrowitz, Bethwell Birgen, Nixson Chepseba, Lee Emanuel, Chris O'Hare, Ben Blankenship in 1500. Jenny Meadows and Charlene Lipsey in 800.
SA's Andrew Olivier is in the 800 vs Kenya’s world youth 1500 champ Robert Biwott and Puerto Rico’s Wesley Vazquez. Other big names include Kalise Spencer, Wallace Spearmon, DeeDee Trotter, Ryan Whiting.
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Silas Kiplagat and Bethwell Birgen in the 1500.
She'll face Hiwot Ayalew who is undefeated in 2014, having cleaned up on the Euro XC circuit. Other distance highlights include Mohammed Aman in the 800, Hagos Gebrhiwet, Dejen Gebremeskel, Yenew Alamirew and Augustine Choge in the 3000 and Mekonnen Gebremehdin, Silas Kiplagat, Nixon Chelseba and Bethwell Birgen in the 1500m.
Just 5 days after setting the 1,500 WR, Dibaba ran at Stockholm's XL Galan to break the 8:23.72 record set by Meseret Defar in 2007. Including outdoor times, only 3 women have ever run faster: China's Wang Junxia, Qu Yunxia and Zhang Linli. Other big performances in the meet included Sweden's Abeba Aregawi running the second quickest indoor 1500 of all-time. She won by more than 10-seconds with 3:57.91 which would have broke the previous WR if Dibaba hadn't just ran 3:55. Mohammed Aman set the 800 World lead with 1:45.08 and Morocco’s Mohamed Moustaui got the win/WL in the 1500 in 3:35.0 over Ayanleh Souleiman with Silas Kiplagat and Nixon Chipseba way back. There were also several world leads in the jumps.
*MB: GENZEBE DIBABA 3000m WORLD RECORD 8.16
Mohammed Aman ran 1:15.31 in the 600 to miss the WR by .19 seconds (3rd best all-time) as Poland’s Adam Kszczot was 2nd (1:15.75) and Erik Sowinki was 5th (1:16.11). In the women's 800 former Olympic champ Pamela Jelimo bombed with a 2:11 as the race was won by Belarus' Marina Arzamasova in 2:01.31 as Russia's Olympic bronze medalist Ekaterina Poistogova was 4th (2:02.34). Other meet highlights came from Natasha Hastings (400), Ivan Ukhov (HJ) and Alexandr Menkov (LJ).
Highlights include Kenya's Bethwel Birgen winning the 1500 (3:39.05) with Nixon Chepseba (3:40.39) and Silas Kiplagat (3:40.47) 3rd and 4th. Poland's Adam Kszcot won the 800 in 1:45.42 over GB's Andrew Osagie (1:46.48) as Erik Sowinski was 4th (1:46.84). Caleb Ndiku won the 3K in 7:38 over Albert Rop as Augustine Choge was 5th and Edwin Soi 7th. Hellen Obiri won the women's 1500 in 4:07.01.