One Page Recap of Tuesday’s Day 4 Action At 2015 Worlds

by LetsRun.com
August 25, 2015

BEIJING – Here we briefly recap all of Tuesday’s action. For much more detailed analysis, post-race videos, click on the links below. In future days if you’d like to watch races without knowing the results, click here.

Men’s 800m: The King Is Back

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World record holder and 2012 Olympic champ David Rudisha returned to the top of the 800m world with a wire to wire win that was very different from his 2012 London wire to wire win. Rudisha controlled the pace from the front in a slow race, and closed very fast the final 200m to get the win over Adam Ksczcot of Poland and Amel Tuka of Bosnia. Afterwards, Rudisha turned his focus to Rio where he could have a stiffer challenge as neither 2014 world #1 Nijel Amos nor 2013 World Champ Mo Aman made the final here. *Lengthy article with interviews/analysis

Rudisha interview, full recap/analysis.

POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK
1 702 David Lekuta RUDISHA KENKEN 1:45.84
2 797 Adam KSZCZOT POLPOL 1:46.08
3 234 Amel TUKA BIHBIH 1:46.30
4 701 Ferguson Cheruiyot ROTICH KENKEN 1:46.35
5 490 Pierre-Ambroise BOSSE FRAFRA 1:46.63
6 825 Musaeb Abdulrahman BALLA QATQAT 1:47.01
7 730 Nader BELHANBEL MARMAR 1:47.09
8 685 Alfred KIPKETER KENKEN 1:47.66

Women’s 1500m: Genzebe Dibaba Closes in 1:56.9 to Get Global Title #1

Genzebe Dibaba came in as the heavy, heavy favorite after her 3:50.07 world record last month. She lived up to that billing, as she took the lead after a slow opening 700 and never looked back closing in 1:56.9. Faith Kipyegon of Kenya and Sifan Hasan both closed sub 2:00 to round out the medals as the Americans Shannon Rowbury and Jenny Simpson would have had to set 800 prs to medal here.

1 shoe for Jenny Simpson

1 shoe for Jenny Simpson

Simpson ran with one shoe the last 600m of the race after she was stepped on by Hassan with 800m to go and her shoe would come off with a little more than 600 to go. Full recap with Simpson interview and Rowbury interview and race video highlights here.

POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK
1 342 Genzebe DIBABA ETHETH 4:08.09
2 567 Faith Chepngetich KIPYEGON KENKEN 4:08.96
3 616 Sifan HASSAN NEDNED 4:09.34
4 351 Dawit SEYAUM ETHETH 4:10.26
5 404 Laura MUIR GBRGBR 4:11.48
6 786 Abeba AREGAWI SWESWE 4:12.16
7 915 Shannon ROWBURY USAUSA 4:12.39
8 664 Angelika CICHOCKA POLPOL 4:13.22
9 600 Rababe ARAFI MARMAR 4:13.66
10 753 Tatyana TOMASHOVA RUSRUS 4:14.18
11 917 Jennifer SIMPSON USAUSA 4:16.28
12 599 Malika AKKAOUI MARMAR 4:16.98
The site looks familiar until you realize he's a sprinter

The site looks familiar until you realize he’s a sprinter

Men’s 400m Hurdles: Kenya Gets SPRINT Gold

Kenya has won many golds at worlds, but never in a distance under 800m. That changed on Tuesday as Nicholas Bett of Kenya ran a world leading 47.79 to storm to gold out of lane 8 as the top 3 all set national records with Bett and Denis Kudryavtsev of Russia in silver running the two fastest times of the year. This was the first sub 48 clocking since the 2013 Worlds.
Two-time world champion Kerron Clement of the US ran a season’s best but it left him .01 out of the medals behind Jeffery Gibson of Bahamas.
For those of you wondering, Bett’s 800 pr is 1:49.34 and he’s undefeated at 800 in his one lifetime race according to all-athletics.com. Bett said that he knew how competitive distance running was in Kenya, so he had to find an event that was his, and he realized after last summer (3rd at African champs in 49.03 pr) the 400m hurdles was his event.

POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK REACTION TIME
1 679 Nicholas BETT KENKEN 47.79 WL 0.162
2 870 Denis KUDRYAVTSEV RUSRUS 48.05 NR 0.146
3 202 Jeffery GIBSON BAHBAH 48.17 NR 0.184
4 1005 Kerron CLEMENT USAUSA 48.18 SB 0.174
5 705 Boniface Mucheru TUMUTI KENKEN 48.33 0.164
6 956 Yasmani COPELLO TURTUR 48.96 0.204
7 794 Patryk DOBEK POLPOL 49.14 0.176
8 1063 Michael TINSLEY USAUSA 50.02 0.134
Rutherford the Olympic champ was clearly best here as he had the top two jumps in the competition to hold off Aussie Fabrice Lapierre and Jianan Wang and Xinglong Gao of China who had the homecrowd support in the Bird’s Nest.
The USA’s Jeff Henderson who had the top 3 jumps in the world coming in fouled out and was seen in tears afterwards. Rutherford had tears of joy as he said he was extremely ill earlier in the day. *BBC Article
POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK WIND DETAIL ATTEMPT 1 ATTEMPT 2 ATTEMPT 3 ATTEMPT 4 ATTEMPT 5 ATTEMPT 6
1 538 Greg RUTHERFORD GBRGBR 8.41 +0.3 SB X0.0 8.29-1.0 X+0.1 8.41+0.3
2 177 Fabrice LAPIERRE AUSAUS 8.24 +0.7 SB X+0.1 7.85-0.4 8.10+0.2 X+0.1 8.20+1.0 8.24+0.7
3 344 Jianan WANG CHNCHN 8.18 0.0 8.14+0.1 8.180.0 8.08-0.4 X+0.8 X-0.1 6.27+1.0
4 330 Xinglong GAO CHNCHN 8.14 +1.2 SB 8.14+1.2 7.87-0.7 7.85+0.1 X+0.6 7.95-1.0 8.02+0.9
5 334 Jinzhe LI CHNCHN 8.10 +0.2 7.69-0.5 X+0.3 8.09+0.6 X+0.4 8.10+0.2 X+0.8
6 873 Aleksandr MENKOV RUSRUS 8.02 -0.5 8.02-0.5 X+0.8 7.98-0.1 X+0.8 X-0.4 X+0.1
7 503 Kafétien GOMIS FRAFRA 8.02 +0.1 X+0.5 X0.0 8.02+0.1 7.57+0.7 X0.0 7.80-0.5
8 874 Sergey POLYANSKIY RUSRUS 7.97 0.0 7.89-1.3 7.970.0 X+0.1 X+0.3 X+0.3 X-0.9
9 1024 Jeff HENDERSON USAUSA 7.95 -0.6 X-1.2 7.95-0.6 X-0.5
10 230 Tyrone SMITH BERBER 7.79 0.0 X-0.5 7.790.0 X+0.3
11 392 Radek JUŠKA CZECZE 7.57 -0.4 7.55-0.5 7.57-0.4 X-0.2
1022 Mike HARTFIELD USAUSA NM X+0.3 X-0.6 X+0.1
Denia Caballero’s first throw was the best throw of the competition and she had four of the top 5 marks for good measure to show she was clearly best for gold as she beat Sandra Perokovic for the first time ever.
POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK DETAIL ATTEMPT 1 ATTEMPT 2 ATTEMPT 3 ATTEMPT 4 ATTEMPT 5 ATTEMPT 6
1 288 Denia CABALLERO CUBCUB 69.28 69.28 63.83 X 65.97 66.55 66.58
2 283 Sandra PERKOVIC CROCRO 67.39 X 65.35 X 65.37 X 67.39
3 439 Nadine MÜLLER GERGER 65.53 65.53 X 60.85 X X 62.67
4 298 Yaime PÉREZ CUBCUB 65.46 X 62.63 59.63 64.60 64.31 65.46
5 420 Julia FISCHER GERGER 63.88 63.88 X X 59.22 X 63.19
6 132 Dani SAMUELS AUSAUS 63.14 53.65 62.90 63.08 63.14 61.48 62.31
7 419 Shanice CRAFT GERGER 63.10 61.80 61.72 61.46 59.23 63.10 62.86
8 256 Xinyue SU CHNCHN 62.90 62.90 62.58 58.47 61.56 62.33 62.61
9 859 Whitney ASHLEY USAUSA 61.05 X 56.91 61.05
10 379 Mélina ROBERT-MICHON FRAFRA 60.92 59.25 60.92 59.89
11 894 Gia LEWIS-SMALLWOOD USAUSA 60.55 X 60.55 59.02
12 845 Natalia SEMENOVA UKRUKR 59.54 57.94 59.54 54.97
200 Round 1: Bolt and Gatlin Cruise as Other Americans Go Home (Results)
Justin Gatlin (20.19) and Usain Bolt (20.28) both cruised to win their 200m heats (1st of 3 rounds) as the US had a bad day with Wallace Spearmon not starting because of injury and Isiah Young only running 20.51 and not advancing. This was Young’s first race in nearly 7 weeks and he said despite running 19.93 at USAs he had trouble finding races in Europe. Turkey’s Ramil Guliyev who ran 20.04 as a 19 year old and made the 2009 World Championship final prd with 20.01 here to lead the qualifying. *Watch Gatlin’s heat, Watch Bolt’s heat *LRC Usain Bolt Issues Subtle Dig at Justin Gatlin? Bolt: “He’s always impressive through the rounds. It’s not a question of what he can do…”

Women’s 400m Semis: Allyson Felix Leads Qualifying to Set up Shaunae Miller, Christine Ohuruogo Final

Allyson Felix had the only sub 50 clocking as former world junior champ Shaunae Miller won her heat and so did reigning World Champ Christine Ohuruogo to set up an interesting final where Felix and Miller will be the favorites.

POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK REACTION TIME
1 142 Shaunae MILLER BAHBAH 50.12 Q 0.167
2 509 Christine DAY JAMJAM 50.82 Q 0.216
3 489 Libania GRENOT ITAITA 51.14 0.175
4 366 Floria GUEI FRAFRA 51.30 0.188
5 889 Natasha HASTINGS USAUSA 51.33 0.154
6 725 Nadezhda KOTLYAROVA RUSRUS 51.86 0.184
7 112 Anneliese RUBIE AUSAUS 52.04 0.180
578 Joyce ZAKARY KENKEN DNS
POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK REACTION TIME
1 390 Christine OHURUOGU GBRGBR 50.16 Q SB 0.170
2 515 Stephenie Ann MCPHERSON JAMJAM 50.32 Q SB 0.135
3 881 Phyllis FRANCIS USAUSA 50.50 q SB 0.189
4 630 Patience Okon GEORGE NGRNGR 50.76 PB 0.252
5 367 Marie GAYOT FRAFRA 50.97 PB 0.213
6 736 Ekaterina RENZHINA RUSRUS 51.49 PB 0.158
7 678 Patrycja WYCISZKIEWICZ POLPOL 51.94 0.153
8 205 Carline MUIR CANCAN 52.31 0.228
POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK REACTION TIME
1 879 Allyson FELIX USAUSA 49.89 Q SB 0.154
2 512 Shericka JACKSON JAMJAM 50.03 Q PB 0.187
3 513 Novlene WILLIAMS-MILLS JAMJAM 50.47 q SB 0.204
4 843 Nataliia PYGYDA UKRUKR 50.62 PB 0.176
5 389 Anyika ONUORA GBRGBR 50.87 PB 0.175
6 698 Bianca RAZOR ROUROU 51.05 0.167
7 571 Maureen Jelagat MAIYO KENKEN 51.92 0.182
8 944 Kabange MUPOPO ZAMZAM 51.93 0.178
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