Nijel Amos Slays Another Giant, Takes Down Mo Aman and Wins 2014 African Championships 800

Amos Has Now Won Three-Straight Over Both Aman and David Rudisha

by LetsRun.com
August 12, 2014

Amos crossed the line first today just like he did in Monaco earlier this year

Amos crossed the line first today just like he did in Monaco earlier this year

Nijel Amos is your champion, yet again.

12 days after taking down the ruler of the 800 from 2012, world record holder and Olympic champion David Rudisha, to win the Commonwealth Games gold, Amos today took down the ruler of the 800 for 2013, 2013 world champion Mo Aman of Ethiopia, to win 2014 African Championship gold  in Marrakech, Morocco.

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Amos got the win in 1:48.54 to Aman’s 1:48.74 in a race that went out in a reported 57.37. 2012 Olympic 1500 champ Taoufik Makhloufi was third in 1:49.08.

Quick Take #1: Amos is the certainly the king of the 800 in 2014. For more than a full year, from May 10 last year until May 31st of this year, Aman was undefeated at 800,winning 16 straight 800s.

Since May 31, Aman has lost three 800s and Amos has been the victor in all three of those defeats. After losing to Aman in Doha on May 9th, Amos has now beaten Aman thee straight times (Pre, Monaco and African champs – ignoring yesterday’s prelim where Aman did ‘beat’ Amos when they were in the same heat).

Amos also is currently enjoying a three race win-streak against Rudisha as Amos beat Rudisha at Pre, Monaco and Commonwealths.

Quick Take #2: Check back later as if we can find a video of this race, we’ll be sure to embed it as if published reports are accurate then this race went 57-51.

Results below.

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Results

1 Nijel Amos BOT 15 Mar 94 1:48.54
2 Mohamed Aman ETH 10 Jan 94 1:48.74
3 Taoufik Makhloufi ALG 29 Apr 88 1:49.08
4 Ferguson Cheruiyot KEN 30 Nov 89 1:49.10
5 Evans Kipkorir KEN 4 Apr 94 1:49.47
6 Alberto Mamba MOZ 9 Oct 94 1:49.63
7 Antoine Gakeme BDI 24 Dec 91 1:49.74
8 Amine El Manaoui MAR 20 Nov 91 1:49.93

Results from Monday’s 1st Round

Heat 1
1 Ferguson Cheruiyot KEN 30 Nov 89 1:45.80
2 Amine El Manaoui MAR 20 Nov 91 1:46.01 SB
note: position 56 on the 2014 world list (outdoor).
3 Antoine Gakeme BDI 24 Dec 91 1:46.24 SB
note: position 71 on the 2014 world list (outdoor).
4 Alberto Mamba MOZ 9 Oct 94 1:46.68 NR PB
note: position 99 on the 2014 world list (outdoor).
5 Jena Umar ETH 24 Dec 95 1:47.09
6 Ferej Hamid ERI 8 Nov 96 1:49.17 PB
Heat 2
1 Mohamed Aman ETH 10 Jan 94 1:46.63
2 Nijel Amos BOT 15 Mar 94 1:46.73
3 Cornelius Kiplangat KEN 21 Dec 92 1:46.81
4 Moussa Camara MLI 12 Feb 88 1:47.14 SB
5 Nader Belhanbel MAR 1 Jul 94 1:47.43
6 Omar Jammeh GAM 95 1:49.96 SB
7 Prince Mumba ZAM 28 Aug 84 1:51.02
Heat 3
1 Evans Kipkorir KEN 4 Apr 94 1:48.66
2 Taoufik Makhloufi ALG 29 Apr 88 1:48.90
3 Mamush Lencho ETH 24 Mar 96 1:49.90
4 Redouane Baaziri MAR 23 Jul 93 1:51.06
5 Attoumane Abdoul-Had COM 89 1:55.09 PB
6 Hamza Shlik LBA 1:55.77 PB
7 Junior Bele CGO 2:00.66 PB

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