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

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

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.

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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1Nijel AmosBOT15 Mar 941:48.54
2Mohamed AmanETH10 Jan 941:48.74
3Taoufik MakhloufiALG29 Apr 881:49.08
4Ferguson CheruiyotKEN30 Nov 891:49.10
5Evans KipkorirKEN4 Apr 941:49.47
6Alberto MambaMOZ9 Oct 941:49.63
7Antoine GakemeBDI24 Dec 911:49.74
8Amine El ManaouiMAR20 Nov 911:49.93

Results from Monday’s 1st Round

Heat 1
1Ferguson CheruiyotKEN30 Nov 891:45.80
2Amine El ManaouiMAR20 Nov 911:46.01SB
note: position 56 on the 2014 world list (outdoor).
3Antoine GakemeBDI24 Dec 911:46.24SB
note: position 71 on the 2014 world list (outdoor).
4Alberto MambaMOZ9 Oct 941:46.68NRPB
note: position 99 on the 2014 world list (outdoor).
5Jena UmarETH24 Dec 951:47.09
6Ferej HamidERI8 Nov 961:49.17PB
Heat 2
1Mohamed AmanETH10 Jan 941:46.63
2Nijel AmosBOT15 Mar 941:46.73
3Cornelius KiplangatKEN21 Dec 921:46.81
4Moussa CamaraMLI12 Feb 881:47.14SB
5Nader BelhanbelMAR1 Jul 941:47.43
6Omar JammehGAM951:49.96SB
7Prince MumbaZAM28 Aug 841:51.02
Heat 3
1Evans KipkorirKEN4 Apr 941:48.66
2Taoufik MakhloufiALG29 Apr 881:48.90
3Mamush LenchoETH24 Mar 961:49.90
4Redouane BaaziriMAR23 Jul 931:51.06
5Attoumane Abdoul-HadCOM891:55.09PB
6Hamza ShlikLBA1:55.77PB
7Junior BeleCGO2:00.66PB