Ryan Hill Becomes Third Fastest American at 3000m, Alfred Kipeter Wins Fast 800, Tom Walsh National Record in Shot Put – Rest of Paris Recap

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by LetsRun.com
August 27, 2016

The Paris Diamond League meet was held Saturday and the talk is this was the final one to be held in the Stade de France. If that’s the case, it went out in style with a world record by Ruth Jebet in the women’s steeplechase. We recap Jebet’s run here.

Also Laura Muir ran a British record of 3:55 in the 1500 which is recapped here.

Below we recap the rest of the meet starting with the distance races.

*Ruth Jebet World Record Recapped Here
*Laura Muir’s 3:55 Recapped Here

Men’s 3000m: Kejelcha Wins, Ryan Hill Becomes 3rd Fastest American

This race went out quickly (1:59 800) and continued that way throughout. Early on Olympic silver medallist Paul Chelimo was close to the rabbits, but in the 2nd kilometer, only Abdelaati Iguider wanted to stay with them (4:59.20), and he pulled clear of the field. With 800 to go, Iguider led by 4 seconds. He still had roughly a 3-second lead at the bell but would not be able to muster much of a kick. He was running a very consistent pace throughout.

Yomif Kejelcha of Ethiopia mounted a very good kick the final lap and he caught Iguider with 100m to go and Iguider had no response. Kejelcha got the win in a world junior record of 7:28.19 as Iguider held on for second. Ryan Hill, who had started near the back of the pack, moved up well throughout and finished with a PR of 7:30.93 which makes him the 3rd fastest American ever outdoors. Paul Chelimo finished 8th in 7:37.98.

Hill said, “I probably just needed a little more of an exceptional performance to get to that American record level,” he said. “It’s one of those [races] where I’ll be happy with the way I ran it. If it was just a different race… I maybe could have had a 28 in me the last 200.”

Discuss: Ryan Hill 7:30.93 for 3000 in Paris- #3 Time in US

Update: Hill is the 3rd fastest American ever outdoors, but 4th fastest counting indoor times as shown below.

5 Fastest American 3000 Runners Via TFN
7:29.00 Bernard Lagat (Nike) 08/29/10
7:30.16i Galen Rupp (Nike) 02/21/13
7:30.84 Bob Kennedy (Nike) 08/08/98
7:30.93 Ryan Hill (Nike) 08/27/16
7:33.37 Sydney Maree (Reebok) 07/17/82

3000 Metres - Men                                             
                                                            Pts
    1 Kejelcha , Yomif                 ETH    7:28.19  WJR      10        
    2 Iguider , Abdalaati              MAR    7:30.09  PB        6        
    3 Gebrhiwet , Hagos                ETH    7:30.45          4        
    4 Hill , Ryan                      USA    7:30.93  PB        3        
    5 Rop , Albert Kibichii            BRN    7:32.02  NR        2        
    6 Birgen , Bethwell Kiprotich      KEN    7:32.48  PB        1        
    7 Edris , Muktar                   ETH    7:33.28  PB                 
    8 Chelimo , Paul Kipkemoi          USA    7:37.98                   
    9 Mikhou , Sadik                   BRN    7:39.02                   
   10 Longosiwa , Thomas Pkemei        KEN    7:41.31                   
   11 Soi , Edwin Cheruiyot            KEN    7:43.30                   
   12 Gregson , Ryan                   AUS    7:44.90  PB                 
   13 Kowal , Yoann                    FRA    7:45.11  PB
   14 Tanui , Paul Kipngetich          KEN    7:46.61  PB
   15 Rutto , Cyrus                    KEN    7:52.24
   16 Haileselassie , Yemane           ERI    7:54.15
   17 Mekhissi , Mahiedine             FRA    8:15.19
      Tahri , Bouabdellah              FRA        DNF                   
      Rono , Vincent Kipsang           KEN        DNF                   
      Cheboi , Collins                 KEN        DNF

Video of 3k:

Men’s 800m: Alfred Kipketer Runs Like a Rocket the Final 100m to Win a Fast One

There was no evidence of Olympic fatigue in this one. The field featured the entire men’s 800 final from the Olympics minus David Rudisha and Clayton Murphy and it did not disappoint.

When the rabbit hit 400 in 50.07 and there was a gap of 5 to 7 meters to Ayanleh Souleiman, few would have expected that this one would end up with very fast times.

The rabbit continued until 600m with Souleiman leading the racers. Souleiman continued to lead around the final turn as Jonathan Kitilit, who impressed in the 1000m in Lausanne on Thursday, was right behind him. Double Rio Olympic silver medallist Taoufik Makhloufi started to move up around the bend and was in fourth position as Souleiman hit the final straight in front. Kitilit went by Souleiman and looked poised to get his first Diamond League win until Makhloufi started inching up on him. But then like a firecracker, Alfred Kipketer made a crazy late charge to get the win in 1:42.87. Kipketer had been in 6th with 100m to go, but got the win and went under 1:43. Makhloufi got 2nd and then nearly the entire rest of the field came streaming across the finish in the next second.

Samir Dahmani of France crossed in a pb of 1:44.07. That got him 9th place, as according to this poster on the LRC forums this was the fastest time ever for 8th and 9th place in a race.

800 Metres - Men                                              
                                                            Pts
    1 Kipketer , Alfred                KEN    1:42.87 PB        10        
    2 Makhloufi , Taoufik              ALG    1:42.98            6        
    3 Kitilit , Jonathan Kiprotich     KEN    1:43.05 PB         4        
    4 Rotich , Ferguson Cheruiyot      KEN    1:43.43 SB         3        
    5 Souleiman , Ayanleh              DJI    1:43.52 SB         2        
    6 Bosse , Pierre-Ambroise          FRA    1:43.58            1        
    7 Lewandowski , Marcin             POL    1:43.73 SB                  
    8 Kszczot , Adam                   POL    1:43.76 SB                  
    9 Dahmani , Samir                  FRA    1:44.07 PB
   10 Kipkoech , Nicholas Kiplangat    KEN    1:46.55
      Berian , Boris                   USA        DNF                   
      Melly , Edwin Kiplagat           KEN        DNF                   

QT #1:  Kipketer Should Have Run Like this at the Olympics

At the Olympics, Kipketer didn’t show any patience and took the lead from David Rudisha. The results were disastrous as he faded to 7th in 1:46.02. Here he bided his time, mid pack, until making the late charge. His finish the final 30 meters was incredible.

Video here:

QT #2: Boris Berian Just Ran off the Track at 400m

The world indoor champ from America was mid pack at 400m and just ran off the track like he was finishing the 100m. Update: Berian told Race Results Weekly an Achilles problem that has bothered him since March flared up. He said, “I’ve been kind of having issues with it, nothing where it’s affected me race wise or too much in training. But today I felt it for the first time in a while. It’s not bad but it worried me a little bit. I maybe should shut it down. I’ve had a good year. I’m happy with it.”

Men’s 400m Hurdles: Nicholas Bett Hitting His Form 2 Weeks Too Late

The 2015 world champ beat Olympic champ Clement.

400 Metres Hurdles - Men                                      
                                                            Pts
    1 Bett , Nicholas Kiplagat         KEN      48.01         10        
    2 Clement , Kerron                 USA      48.19          6        
    3 Copello , Yasmani                TUR      48.24          4        
    4 Culson , Javier                  PUR      48.55          3        
    5 Mägi , Rasmus                    EST      48.66          2        
    6 Lahoulou , Abdelmalik            ALG      48.92          1        
    7 Hann , Mamadou Kasse             FRA      49.46                   
    8 Tinsley , Michael                USA      52.11

Women’s 400m: Natasha Hastings Wins to Stay in Contention for DL Title

The title should come down to Hastings, McPherson or Shaunae Miller.

400 Metres - Women                                            
                                                            Pts
    1 Hastings , Natasha               USA      50.06         10        
    2 McPherson , Stephenie Ann        JAM      50.33          6        
    3 Day , Christine                  JAM      50.75          4        
    4 Adekoya , Oluwakemi              BRN      51.05          3        
    5 Guei , Floria                    FRA      51.16          2        
    6 Zemlyak , Olha                   UKR      51.34          1        
    7 Onuora , Anyika                  GBR      51.70                   
    8 Gayot , Marie                    FRA      53.33                   

 

Men’s 100m: Ben Meite Gets Win and National Record

100 Metres - Men                                              Wind: -0.1 m/s
                                                            Pts
    1 Meité , Ben Youssef              CIV       9.96         10        
    2 Simbine , Akani                  RSA      10.00          6        
    3 Martina , Churandy               NED      10.01          4        
    4 Fearon , Joel                    GBR      10.05          3        
    5 Vicaut , Jimmy                   FRA      10.12          2        
    6 Collins , Kim                    SKN      10.12          1        
    7 Rodgers , Mike                   USA      10.14                   
    8 Ujah , Chijindu                  GBR      10.15                   
      Lemaitre , Christophe            FRA        DNS                   

Women’s 100m Hurdles: Kendra Harrison Wins Again

The world record holder got her 2nd win of the week.

100 Metres Hurdles - Women                                    Wind: +0.2 m/s
                                                            Pts
    1 Harrison , Kendra                USA      12.44         10        
    2 Harper Nelson , Dawn             USA      12.65          6        
    3 Ofili , Cindy                    GBR      12.66          4        
    4 Stowers , Jasmin                 USA      12.76          3        
    5 Roleder , Cindy                  GER      12.78          2        
    6 Billaud , Cindy                  FRA      13.02          1        
    7 Hildebrand , Nadine              GER      13.04                   
    8 Gomis , Sandra                   FRA      13.18                   

 

Women’s 200m: Dafne Schippers Wins

Schippers has the DL title wrapped up.

200 Metres - Women                                            Wind: +0.1 m/s
                                                            Pts
    1 Schippers , Dafne                NED      22.13         10        
    2 Henry , Desiree                  GBR      22.46          6        
    3 Prandini , Jenna                 USA      22.48          4        
    4 Facey , Simone                   JAM      22.70          3        
    5 Nelson , Ella                    AUS      22.82          2        
    6 Pohrebniak , Natalia             UKR      22.95          1        
    7 Ntiamoah , Brigitte              FRA      23.69                   
      Ta Lou , Marie-Josée             CIV        DNF                   

 

Men’s Shot: Tom Walsh Upsets Ryan Crouser on Final Throw

Walsh set a national record on the final throw to join the 22-meter club and beat Olympic champ Crouser by .01. “I knew I was in a good shape but I didn’t really expect to throw so far. After Rio, I had something to prove. The stadium, the fans, everything was perfect tonight. A great meeting. My next competition is in Warsaw tomorrow. It’s gonna be Tomas Majewski’s last competition,” Walsh said.

Shot Put - Men                                                
                                                            Pts
    1 Walsh , Tomas                    NZL      22.00         10        
    2 Crouser , Ryan                   USA      21.99          6        
    3 Roberts , Kurt                   USA      20.78          4        
    4 Whiting , Ryan                   USA      20.65          3        
    5 Bukowiecki , Konrad              POL      20.36          2        
    6 Hill , Darrell                   USA      20.30          1        
    7 Elemba , Franck                  CGO      20.27                   
    8 Kovacs , Joe                     USA      20.18                   
    9 Haratyk , Michal                 POL      19.60
   10 Romani , Darlan                  BRA      19.47
   11 Dagée , Frédéric                 FRA      17.70

Men’s Pole Vault: Lavillenie Gets Win Before Home Crowd

The order between Lavillenie and Kendricks was switched from Lausanne (where Kendricks got the win), which was fine for Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie. He said, “After such a long season, the competition was really hard tonight. But I managed to dig in and I found the power to achieve a strong performance. I’m so happy with this victory, so happy to start a new winning streak and win for our last time in the Stade de France. The audience was amazing, they helped me to give everything. To win here was really important for me!” There is talk of the meet being moved to a smaller stadium next year.

Pole Vault - Men                                              
                                                            Pts
    1 Lavillenie , Renaud              FRA       5.93         10        
    2 Kendricks , Sam                  USA       5.81          6        
    3 Kudlicka , Jan                   CZE       5.71          4        
    4 Wojciechowski , Pawel            POL       5.71          3        
    5 Barber , Shawnacy                CAN       5.61          2        
    6 Filippídis , Konstadínos         GRE       5.51          1        
    7 Renner , Robert                  SLO       5.36                   
    7 Joseph , Stanley                 FRA       5.36                   
    9 Sobera , Robert                  POL       5.36
    9 Scherbarth , Tobias              GER       5.36

Women’s Long Jump: Olympic Champ Bartoletta Struggles Again

Tianna Bartoletta is the Olympic champion but she didn’t make the final 4 jumps for the second time in 3 days.

Long Jump - Women                                             
                                                            Pts               Wind
    1 Španovic , Ivana                 SRB       6.90         10               0.0
    2 Ugen , Lorraine                  GBR       6.80          6               0.0
    3 Balta , Ksenija                  EST       6.75          4               0.0
    4 Proctor , Shara                  GBR       6.55          3               0.0
    5 Klishina , Darya                 RUS       6.51          2              +0.1
    6 Lesueur , Éloyse                 FRA       6.38          1              +0.2
    7 Bartoletta , Tianna              USA       6.28                         +0.2
    8 Okagbare , Blessing              NGR       6.26                         +0.1

Women’s High Jump: Ruth Beitia Keeps Winning

Beitia keeps winning but couldn’t break the 2.00 barrier. The  Olympic champ said, “I feel very good, I’m happy with my race and my jump tonight. This is a dream after the European Championships and the Olympics. Now I have one more Diamond League event in Zurich and then it will be holidays and rest. But we’ll see Ruth again next year. I think 2m is possible and I want to try 2m02 again as it’s my best performance from 2007. But maybe I’ll jump 2m in Zurich.”

High Jump - Women                                             
                                                            Pts
    1 Beitia , Ruth                    ESP       1.98         10        
    2 Spencer , Levern                 LCA       1.96          6        
    3 Trost , Alessia                  ITA       1.93          4        
    4 Radzivil , Svetlana              UZB       1.93          3        
    5 McPherson , Inika                USA       1.93          2        
    6 Palšyté , Airiné                 LTU       1.90          1        
    6 Demireva , Mirela                BUL       1.90                   
    8 Hrubá , Michaela                 CZE       1.85
    8 Gerashchenko , Iryna             UKR       1.85                   
   10 Vallet , Marine                  FRA       1.75

Men’s Triple: Big Guns Sit This One Out and Chris Carter Wins

Triple Jump - Men                                             
                                                            Pts               Wind
    1 Carter , Chris                   USA      16.92         10              +0.7
    2 Copello , Alexis                 CUB      16.90          6              -0.1
    3 Murillo , John                   COL      16.90          4              +0.4
    4 Hoffmann , Karol                 POL      16.78          3              +0.9
    5 Doris , Troy                     GUY      16.68          2              +0.3
    6 Compaoré , Benjamin              FRA      16.59          1              -0.1
    7 Benard , Chris                   USA      16.51                         -0.3
    8 Craddock , Omar                  USA      16.38                          0.0
    9 Corréa , Harold                  FRA      16.36      +0.7
   10 Oke , Tosin                      NGR      16.07      +0.5
   11 Évora , Nelson                   POR      15.98      +0.6

 

Women’s Discus: Another Win for Perkovic

Discus Throw - Women                                          
                                                            Pts
    1 Perkovic , Sandra                CRO      67.62         10        
    2 Robert-Michon , Mélina           FRA      64.36          6        
    3 Caballero , Denia                CUB      61.98          4        
    4 Lally , Jade                     GBR      61.45          3        
    5 Müller , Nadine                  GER      60.07          2        
    6 Craft , Shanice                  GER      59.32          1        
    7 Sendriuté , Zinaida              LTU      59.23                   
    8 Pousse , Pauline                 FRA      56.65                   
    9 Ashley , Whitney                 USA      55.50

 

Men’s Javelin: Jakub Vadlejch PBs to win

Javelin Throw - Men                                           
                                                            Pts
    1 Vadlejch , Jakub                 CZE      88.02         10        
    2 Weber , Julian                   GER      87.39          6        
    3 Röhler , Thomas                  GER      84.16          4        
    4 Kosynskyy , Dmytro               UKR      84.08          3        
    5 Walcott , Keshorn                TTO      82.40          2        
    6 Veselý , Vítezslav               CZE      78.38          1        
    7 Hostetler , Cyrus                USA      75.40                   
    8 Vetter , Johannes                GER      74.34                   
    9 Krukowski , Marcin               POL      74.09
   10 Mayer , Kevin                    FRA      60.11

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