That puts her #3 in the world this year only behind Caster Semenya and Francine Niyonsaba. Nicholas Kipkoech won the 800 in 1:43.85 with Pierre-Ambroise Bosse 3rd (1:44.53). France's Jimmy Vicaut equaled European 100m record with 9.96
Erik Sowinski was 4th (1:47.39). Augustine Choge ran 7:43 to win a close 3000 over a good field including Yomif Kejelcha, Caleb Ndiku and Yenew Alamriew. In the jumps, Renaud Lavillenie jumped through a painful ankle to beat Shawn Barber with 5.91m. Cuba's Alexis Copello set a TJ WL at 16.99m.
Choge won over Caleb Ndiku (2nd - 7:39.82), Yenew Alamriew (3rd) as well as many other top African stars. Elijah Manangoi won the 1500 (3:39.77) as Adam Kszczot ran 1:46.00 to win the 800 over Pierre-Ambroise Bosse and Eric Sowinski. Habitam Alemu won the women's 800 (2:01.99). *Full Results *Meet Videos
A big surprise came in the men's 800 where Italy's Giordano Benedetti got the win in 1:45.11 over favorites Pierre-Ambroise Bosse of France and Adam Kszczot of Poland.
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Pole vault world record-holder Renaud Lavillenie’s participation at the Herculis meeting has already been confirmed, but he will be joined by seven other French athletes at the Stade Louis II one month from today.
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,
France's Pierre-Ambroise Bosse had the fastest time in the 800 semis with 1:45.94.
His timing was a bit off as the French were eliminated from the World Cup the day before.