2013 PSD Bank Meeting Features Top Notch Men’s 800 and 1,500

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By LetsRun.com
February 8, 2013

*Live Results/Start Lists/Schedule Here (Germany is 6 hrs ahead of NY time)

Later today, a sold out track and field meet – the “PSD Bank Meeting” – will place at the Athletics Hall at Arena Sportpark in Duesseldorf, Germany. One of the highlights of the meet will be the men’s 800 which the meet is billing as the “world’s top” meaning the “world’s best” for 2013 indoors.

The race which takes palce at 2:40 pm ET features 2012 Olympic bronze medallist and Kenya junior record holder Timothy Kitum, the man who briefly had Kenya’s junior record last year Abraham Rotich (4th at Kenyan Trials, 1:43.13), the fastest indoor runner of 2012 Adam Kszczot, Spanish record holder Kevin Lopez and 2004 Olympic champ Yuriy Borzakovskiy. The full field is as follows:

Timothy Kitum KEN Olympic bronze last year – 1:42.53
Adam Kszczot POL 1:43.83 last year, fastest man in world indoors last year at 1:44.57
Abraham Rotich KEN 1:43.13, Kenya’s junior record holder for a while last year.
Kevin Lopez ESP Spanish record of 1:43.74 last year
Yuriy Borzakovskiy RUS 2004 Olympic champ only 1:45.09 last year
Boaz Lalang KEN 2008 Olympian 1:44.83 last year
Reuben Bett KEN 1:45.44 last year
Robin Schembera TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen

The meeting also includes a top men’s 1500 (1:35 pm ET) where Djibouti’s Ayanleh Souleiman will clash with Kenya’s Bethwel Birgen.

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Men’s 1500
Bethwel Birgen KEN 3:31.00 last year, undefeated this year with 3:35.25 last week in Moscow
Collins Cheboi KEN 3:32.0, 3:51.44 last year. 3:36.69 last week
Ayanleh Souleiman DJI Mid-d teen revelation last year. Ran 3:30.91 at 19.
Daniel Kipchirchir Komen KEN 3:37.99 last week. 3:32.98 last year. 3:29.02 in 2006.
David Bustos ESP Just 22. Ran 3:34.77 and won European bronze last year.
Andreas Vojta AUT 3:37 pb. 23 years old.
Teshome Dirirsa ETH 2011 world youth champ is just 18. 3:34.55 pb. 3:37.64 last week.
Florian Carvalho FRA 2012 European silver. 3:33.60 pb. 23 yrs old.
Aturo Casado ESP 5th at 2005 world champs. Only 3:41 last 2 years.
Cornelius Ndiwa KEN 3:36 pb

There also is a men’s 3000, women’s 800 and women’s 1500 as shown below. For more ifo, see the meet website here.

Men’s 3000
3000m M Koech Paul Kipsiele KEN 81
3000m M Rop Albert KEN 94
3000m M Atnafu Yitaya ETH 93
3000m M Choge Augustine KEN 87
3000m M Ndiku Caleb KEN 92
3000m M Mekhissi Mahiedine FRA 85
3000m M Parsczynski Lukasz POL 85
3000m M Rono Vincent KEN 82
3000m M Stuetzel Simon ART Düsseldorf 86
3000m M Schwarz Rico ASV Erfurt 88
3000m M Kocourek Milan CZE 87
3000m M Kiptum Bernard Kiptanui KEN 86
Women’s 800
Ekatarina Poistogova RUS
Malika Akkaoui MAR
Winny Chebet KEN
Tatyana Markelova RUS
Angelika Cichocka POL
Sonja Mosler TV Herkenrath
Bethany Praska USA
Ophelie Boxberger FRA
Women’s 1500
Ibtissam Lakhouad MAR
Natalia Koreyvo BLR
Mimi Belete BRN
Diana Sujew LT Haspa-Mar. Hamburg
Renata Plis POL
Siham Hilali MAR
Anzhelina Shevchenko UKR
Elina Sujew LT Haspa-Mar. Hamburg
Margherita Magnani ITA
Annett Horna LC Rehlingen
Natalia Rodriguez ESP

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