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
August 12, 2014
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.
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.
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|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
|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|
|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|
|7||Prince Mumba||ZAM||28 Aug 84||1:51.02|
|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|