World Leaders by Ingebrigtsen & Korir Highlight 2022 Diamond League Final

September 8, 2022

The 2022 Diamond League season came to a close in Zurich on Thursday with day 2 of the Diamond League final at the Weltklasse meet at Letzigrund. Norway’s Jakob Ingebrigtsen (3:29.02 in the 1500), the Dominican Republic’s Marileidy Paulino (48.99 in the 400) and Kenya’s Emmanuel Korir (1:43.26 in the 800) both ripped world leaders as Noah Lyles (19.52 in the 200), Shericka Jackson (21.80 in the 200), and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (10.65 in the 100) all managed quick sprint times despite headwinds.

Faith Kipyegon (57.75 final 400) destroyed all comers to win the women’s 1500 as Mary Moraa made it an 800 sweep for Kenya by running 1:57.63 to win her first DL title. In the field, Yulimar Rojas and Mondo Duplantis closed out dominant campaigns with victories as American Kara Winger won her first DL title by throwing 64.98m to win the javelin.

A full recap and analysis of all 26 Diamond League finals appears below starting with the distance events.


Distance Events

Women’s 1500: Faith Kipyegon closes in 27.8 to win in 4:00.44 1500!!

No one was interested in going with the rabbits in the women’s 1500. The world’s greatest women’s 1500 runner Faith Kipyegon led the race through modest opening splits of 66.2, 2:13.1 and 3:18.38. Might Kipyegon be vulnerable in a tactical race?

Article continues below player.

Absolutely not. Kipyegon put the hammer down and DESTROYED the field over the last 200 which she covered in a 27.8 (her FAT last 300 was 42.06 and last 400 was 57.75), even though she let up a little bit before crossing the line in 4:00.44. Ireland’s Ciara Mageean proved her 3:56 win in Brussels last week was no fluke as she won a tight 3-way battle for “best of the rest” in 4:01.68 over Ethiopians Freweyni Hailu (4:01.73) and Diribe Welteji (4:01.79).

1. Faith KIPYEGON 10 JAN 1994 KEN 4:00.44
2. Ciara MAGEEAN 12 MAR 1992 IRL 4:01.68
3. Freweyni HAILU 12 FEB 2001 ETH 4:01.73
4. Diribe WELTEJI 13 MAY 2002 ETH 4:01.79
5. Laura MUIR 09 MAY 1993 GBR 4:02.31
6. Gudaf TSEGAY 23 JUN 1997 ETH 4:02.41
7. Heather MACLEAN 31 AUG 1995 USA 4:02.90
8. Cory Ann MCGEE 29 MAY 1992 USA 4:04.63
9. Axumawit EMBAYE 18 OCT 1994 ETH 4:05.91
10. Hirut MESHESHA 20 JAN 2001 ETH 4:06.28
  Allie WILSON 31 MAR 1996 USA DNF

Quick Take: Faith Kipyegon is the GOAT for a reason

Embed from Getty Images

In her last Diamond League race in Monaco on August 10, Kipyegon went after the world record and came just .30 short, running 3:50.37 to crush the field. Tonight she chose the opposite approach, coming through 800 in 2:13.1 (as opposed to 2:02.6 in Monaco) but the result was the same as she totally crushed everyone, running her last lap in 57.75 and her last 200 in 27.8.

There’s a reason why Kipyegon is the greatest female miler the world has ever seen. She can blast everyone from the front or she can sit and kick, and in either race she’s way better than everyone else. What a runner.

If you’re wondering why Kipyegon didn’t take another crack at the WR after coming so close in Zurich, Kipyegon said her legs were tired at the end of a long season.

“It was a strong field, and I was hoping that when I pushed, they would come with me and it would be a tough race,” Kipyegon said. “I enjoyed it anyway, but it was really funny because I honestly believed they were coming with me so it almost felt that I was running on my own towards the end.”

Quick Take: Ciara Mageean backs up Brussels win with another fine effort

The 30-year-old Irishwoman Mageean surprisingly won in Brussels last week in a huge pb of 3:56 and she beat everyone again (except from the GOAT Kipyegon) by closing very quickly (58.68 last lap, 28.8 final 200). 

Men’s 1500m: Ingebrigtsen rules with world leader

Come on you didn’t expect anything else did you?

Jakob Ingebrigtsen ran away from Timothy Cheruiyot over the final 100m to get the win in a world-leading 3:29.02 thanks to a 54.86 final lap. 

Embed from Getty Images

The pacer Matthew Ramsden hit 800 in 1:51.4, but it was uneven after a 54.1 first lap. He tried to make it 1000m but couldn’t quite do it and then Ingebrigtsen was in front. He led at the bell and on the backstretch Ingebrigtsen, Abel Kipsang, and Cheruiyot pulled away from everyone else. Ingebrigtsen and Cheruiyot eased away from Kipsang around the turn and heading into the final straight Ingebrigtsen glanced over his shoulder and he was already pulling away from Cheruiyot. He would glide away down the homestretch and put his hand up in celebration as he improved on his world-leading 3:29.05 from Lausanne.

1. Jakob INGEBRIGTSEN 19 SEP 2000 NOR 3:29.02
2. Timothy CHERUIYOT 20 NOV 1995 KEN 3:30.27
3. Oliver HOARE 29 JAN 1997 AUS 3:30.59
4. Abel KIPSANG 27 NOV 1996 KEN 3:31.36
5. Stewart MCSWEYN 01 JUN 1995 AUS 3:31.45
6. Josh KERR 08 OCT 1997 GBR 3:31.85
7. Charles GRETHEN 02 JUN 1992 LUX 3:33.16
8. Abdellatif SADIKI 15 JAN 1999 MAR 3:34.12
9. Jake HEYWARD 26 APR 1999 GBR 3:34.27
10. Michał ROZMYS 13 MAR 1995 POL 3:34.80
  Matthew RAMSDEN 23 JUL 1997 AUS DNF

Quick Take: What does this mean for 2023?

Coming into this one, we said we wanted to see Ingebrigtsen run 3:28 or 3:27 to give us the confidence that Jakob would have the fitness to run away from Jake Wightman at 2023 Worlds if Wightman is in the same form he was in in Eugene this year. 

In today’s race, the splits were very similar to Worlds and Jakob did close better and run faster than Wightman did at Worlds. And Jakob’s time today (3:29.02) was better than Wightman’s at Worlds (3:29.23).

Women’s 800m: Moraa goes wire-to-wire

With Athing Mu taking her annual post-Worlds/Olympics vacation, Kenya’s Mary Moraa took advantage of Mu’s absence and won the Diamond League title in 1:57.63 today ahead of Jamaica’s Natoya Goule (1:57.85). American Sage Hurta, who was on Moraa’s shoulder as they rounded the final turn, ended up third in 1:58.47. Olympic and World Championship silver medallist Keely Hodgkinson was a non-factor in the final 100 and ended up 5th in 1:59.06.

The race

No one went with rabbit Olivia Baker of the US who went out way too hard (55.9). Kenya’s Mary Moraa, who has famously run some wild splits this year, ran a very smart and measured race behind Baker as she was the top racer from start to finish, hitting splits of 27.21, 57.67, and 1:28.24.

Quick Take: What a season for Sage Hurta

Embed from Getty Images

Hurta was a disappointing 7th in the US final, but overall her first full year as a professional has been a smashing success as she has PR’d four times in the 800 this year, three times in the 1500, and now has finished 3rd in the Diamond League final.

Some at LetsRun were skeptical of Hurta’s decision to focus on the 800 given her strength as 1500 runner (she has run 4:01 this year and was the NCAA mile champ at Colorado in 2021) and the presence of Mu, World Indoor champ Ajee’ Wilson, and Olympic bronze medalist Raevyn Rogers all in the event domestically. But Hurta has proven to be one of the best in the world in the event, finishing 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd in her last 3 DL appearances and finishing the year at #8 on the world list (1:57.85). She’s broken 1:59 five times in 2022 after never having done it before this year.

She’s also running like she belongs as she was right on Moraa’s shoulder around the final turn tonight but didn’t have enough to challenge her in the home straight.

Looking ahead to 2023, Hurta will have an easier go of it in the 800 as the US will have four spots at Worlds thanks to Mu’s bye as world champ.

Men’s 800: Korir repeats by going from 5th to 1st

World and Olympic champion Emmanuel Korir was only in 5th place in this one with 200 meters to go but closed better than anyone to repeat as Diamond League champion in a world-leading 1:43.26. Worlds bronze medalist Marco Arop of Canada made the first major move in this one, opening up the race with a surge on the backstraight after a 50.4 first lap, and the field began to string out. Korir was only 5th with 200 to go and only 4th coming off the turn after trying to pass Jake Wightman, but it didn’t matter as he erased Arop’s four-meter lead with a quick 25.86 final 200. Arop took 2nd in a season’s best 1:43.38 with Wightman 3rd in 1:44.10, his second-best time ever.

1. Emmanuel Kipkurui KORIR 15 JUN 1995 KEN 1:43.26
2. Marco AROP 20 SEP 1998 CAN 1:43.38
3. Jake WIGHTMAN 11 JUL 1994 GBR 1:44.10
4. Wyclife Kinyamal KISASY 02 JUL 1997 KEN 1:44.47
5. Bryce HOPPEL 05 SEP 1997 USA 1:44.77
6. Andreas KRAMER 13 APR 1997 SWE 1:44.94
7. Gabriel TUAL 09 APR 1998 FRA 1:45.25
8. Benjamin ROBERT 04 JAN 1998 FRA 1:48.11
  Patryk SIERADZKI 06 OCT 1998 POL DNF

Quick Take: When he’s on his game, Korir is the best in the world and this race showed why

Courtesy Diamond League AG

Korir only won two races in 2021, but they were the two biggest races of the year: the Olympic final in Tokyo and the DL final in Zurich. His win rate improved this year as he won four of his eight races, and once again he won the two biggest, Worlds and the DL final.

Clearly, Korir knows how to run his best when it matters most, but it helps to have a margin of error. Korir ran most of the final two turns in lane 2, which you might think would hurt his chances. But he still ran 25.86 for his final 200 even with the extra distance. When you’re that good, you don’t need to run your best race to win.

Quick Take: This was still a down year in the 800

It was nice to finally see a quick 800 as no one had broken 1:43.5 before tonight and two men did it in Zurich. But Korir’s 1:43.26 will still go down as the slowest world-leading time since the late Mbulaeni Mulaudzi of South Africa ran 1:43.74 to lead the world in 2007.

Men’s 3000 Steeple: El Bakkali earns first Diamond League title

Entering tonight’s race, Morocco’s Soufiane El Bakkali had won almost everything in his career, but a Diamond League title was still missing from his resume. El Bakkali patched that hole tonight as he capped a perfect 2022 campaign by easing to victory over the final lap.

The pace wasn’t very quick through 2k (5:27.90) when the pacer stepped off, leaving a group of eight led by 2021 World U20 champ Amos Serem of Kenya. El Bakkali was content to stay in the middle of the pack until it was time to strike, seizing the lead on the back straight of the penultimate lap and then opening his stride on the home straight to stake himself to a five-meter lead at the bell.

On the final lap, Worlds 4th placer Getnet Wale made a good effort to keep the gap from growing, moving into second with 200 to go. But he was struggling over the barriers, losing ground with every one, as El Bakkali eased over them, and after the final barrier El Bakkali had enough of a cushion to celebrate, raising his arms to pump up the crowd as he won in 8:07.67.  Wale had to give everything he had just to hold off Kenya’s Abraham Kibiwott for 2nd.

1. Soufiane EL BAKKALI 07 JAN 1996 MAR 8:07.67
2. Getnet WALE 16 JUL 2000 ETH 8:08.56
3. Abraham KIBIWOT 06 APR 1996 KEN 8:08.61
4. Ryuji MIURA 11 FEB 2002 JPN 8:12.65
5. Leonard Kipkemoi BETT 03 NOV 2000 KEN 8:13.21
6. Amos SEREM 28 AUG 2002 KEN 8:15.64
7. Lawrence Kemboi KIPSANG 15 JUN 1993 KEN 8:17.98
8. Hailemariyam AMARE 22 FEB 1997 ETH 8:24.49
  Abderrafia BOUASSEL 18 FEB 2001 MAR DNF
  Wilberforce Chemiat KONES 19 SEP 1993 KEN DNF

Quick Take: El Bakkali is a cut above everyone else in the steeplechase right now

Early in the year it looked as if we would have a back-and-forth battle between El Bakkali and Ethiopia’s Lamecha Girma this year in the steeplechase. El Bakkali beat Girma by just .01 at the DL opener in Doha and both men broke 8:00 in a thriller in Rabat in June.

Since then, however, El Bakkali has asserted himself, leaving no doubt who was the best at Worlds and dominating the event since then (Girma hasn’t competed since Worlds).

While today’s win was something of a formality, El Bakkali said it still meant a lot to him. He had finished second in the last four DL finals by a combined seconds.

“I am very satisfied that I finally got it,” El Bakkali said.

El Bakkali’s runner-up finishes at the Diamond League final

Year Winner Margin
2017 Conseslus Kipruto 0.10
2018 Conseslus Kipruto 0.04
2019 Getnet Wale 0.16
2021 Benjamin Kigen 0.25

Women’s 3000 steeple: Getachew takes down Yavi in a thriller

There are 28 barriers and seven water jumps in a steeplechase, and one of the biggest challenges of the event is ensuring you have the energy to navigate all of them even when your body is screaming with fatigue on the last lap. That’s a challenge Winfred Yavi of Bahrain is still figuring out as for the second time in a major final this year, she fell out of contention late in the race. 

At Worlds in July, Yavi was 2nd entering the final water jump and challenging Norah Jeruto for the win but lost momentum with a poor clearance and wound up out of the medals in 4th. And tonight in Zurich, Yavi dictated the final kilometer of the race but stumbled over the final barrier, allowing Worlds silver medalist Werkuha Getachew to sprint away to victory in 9:03.57. Yavi had to settle for second in 9:04.47 with American Emma Coburn fading to 7th in 9:20.00 after running with the lead pack until the penultimate water jump.

The race went out at an honest pace, 3:01.20 at 1k, but as Coburn took over the pace slipped and at 2k (6:08.31), there were still six women in the lead pack. Yavi took over just before three to go and began picking it up, and by the bell it was down to her and two Ethiopians, Getachew and Zerfe Wondemagegn. Yavi and Getachew broke away on the back straight and Yavi continued to lead until the final barrier when she landed awkwardly, giving Getachew an opening to steal the win.

Coburn had a rough final kilometer (3:11.5) as she lost 16 seconds on the leaders over the final two laps.

1. Werkuha GETACHEW 07 DEC 1995 ETH 9:03.57
2. Winfred Mutile YAVI 31 DEC 1999 BRN 9:04.47
3. Faith CHEROTICH 13 JUL 2004 KEN 9:06.14
4. Zerfe WONDEMAGEGN 26 OCT 2002 ETH 9:06.37
5. Jackline CHEPKOECH 03 OCT 2003 KEN 9:11.06
6. Sembo ALMAYEW 24 JAN 2005 ETH 9:14.10
7. Emma COBURN 19 OCT 1990 USA 9:20.00
8. Nataliya STREBKOVA 06 MAR 1995 UKR 9:32.90
9. Chiara SCHERRER 24 JAN 1996 SUI 9:34.52
10. Daisy JEPKEMEI 13 FEB 1996 KAZ 9:47.50
  Virginia NYAMBURA 20 JUL 1993 KEN DNF

Quick Take: Where does Emma Coburn go from here?

Having earned three global medals during her career, Emma Coburn is used to running near the front of the biggest steeples in the world, not finishing as an also-ran. The problem for Coburn is the event reached new heights in 2022. It’s not like Coburn ran horribly for all of 2022 as her 9:07.93 seasonal best from Monaco was her 7th fastest race ever, but 9:07 fitness isn’t good enough to be competitive in 2022. The event has moved on. 2022 was a record year for the women’s steeple both in terms of the # of sub-9 performers and sub-9:10s. At a minimum, you need low-9:00 fitness to be competitive (Coburn’s pb is 9:02.35).

Year # Sub-9:00 Performers # Sub-9:10 Performers
2022 4 13
2021 2 10
2020 0 1
2019 1 9
2018 2 8
2017 3 8
2016 1 3
2015 0 1
2014 0 0
2013 0 0

Sprint Events

Women’s 400m: Paulino joins sub-49 club

With world champ Shaunae Miller-Uibo sitting this one out, World and Olympic silver medalist Marileidy Paulino of the Dominican Republic entered this race as favorite and delivered in outstanding fashion. Leading off the turn, Paulino put the hurt on the field in the home straight, pulling away to win in 48.99 – a world leader and an improvement on her 49.20 pb from last year’s Olympic final. In so doing, Paulino became just the 12th woman in history to break 49.

The women’s 400 has the potential to be one of the best events in track next year if Miller-Uibo sticks around and Sydney McLaughlin and Athing Mu add it to their repertoires.

1. Marileidy PAULINO 25 OCT 1996 DOM 48.99
2. Fiordaliza COFIL 27 OCT 2000 DOM 49.93
3. Sada WILLIAMS 01 DEC 1997 BAR 49.98
4. Candice MCLEOD 15 NOV 1996 JAM 50.03
5. Natalia KACZMAREK 17 JAN 1998 POL 50.74
6. Anna KIEŁBASIŃSKA 26 JUN 1990 POL 50.93
7. Lieke KLAVER 20 AUG 1998 NED 51.55
8. Stephenie Ann MCPHERSON 25 NOV 1988 JAM 52.32

Men’s 400m: Kirani James wins 3rd DL title

After winning the 2011 Diamond League title in Zurich as a teenager, a 30-year-old Kirani James is once again the Diamond League 400m champion after running 44.26 tonight (he also won the title in 2015). James led American Vernon Norwood slightly coming off the turn but Norwood would fade and instead it was another American, Bryce Deadmon, mounting a late challenge from lane 3. Deadmon ran down Norwood but could not get James and had to settle for second in a season’s best 44.47.

It’s worth noting that in the pre-programme that Wayde van Niekerk, the world record holder and 2016 Olympic champ, ran a seasonal best 44.39 — his first sub-44.50 time in more than five years, since he won Worlds in 2017 in 43.98.

1. Kirani JAMES 01 SEP 1992 GRN 44.26
2. Bryce DEADMON 26 MAR 1997 USA 44.47
3. Vernon NORWOOD 10 APR 1992 USA 44.66
4. Zakhiti NENE 02 APR 1998 RSA 44.74
5. Ricky PETRUCCIANI 30 JUN 2000 SUI 45.31
6. Isaac MAKWALA 24 SEP 1985 BOT 45.56
7. Liemarvin BONEVACIA 05 APR 1989 NED 45.84

Women’s 100m Hurdles: Tobi Amusan caps amazing year with DL title

Amusan was the breakout star at the World Championships where she ran a world record 12.12 in the semifinal (and then a wind-aided 12.06 to win gold in the final). She ran 12.45 in her last two races and was beaten in Lausanne but she got back on track here with a 12.29 to get a comfortable win over Tia Jones in 12.40.

Jones was a two-time world junior champ and is the US high school record holder who turned pro out of high school in 2019. 

Final, Wind -0.3

1. Tobi AMUSAN 23 APR 1997 NGR 12.29
2. Tia JONES 08 SEP 2000 USA 12.40
3. Britany ANDERSON 03 JAN 2001 JAM 12.42
4. Jasmine CAMACHO-QUINN 21 AUG 1996 PUR 12.49
5. Devynne CHARLTON 26 NOV 1995 BAH 12.66
6. Nia ALI 23 OCT 1988 USA 12.67
7. Pia SKRZYSZOWSKA 20 APR 2001 POL 12.72
8. Kendra HARRISON 18 SEP 1992 USA 13.02
9. Ditaji KAMBUNDJI 20 MAY 2002 SUI 13.22

Men’s 110m Hurdles: Holloway holds on

The plot for the men’s 110 hurdles final was the same one we’ve seen play out all season long: American Grant Holloway got a bullet start, but would he be strong enough over the final three hurdles to hold on for the win? 

This time, the answer was yes. Holloway immediately strode out to a lead of a couple meters over red-hot Jamaican Rasheed Broadbell, who ran 12.99 to defeat Holloway in Lausanne two weeks ago. Broadbell came for Holloway hard but Holloway held form well enough over the final hurdles to hold on and run 13.02 to Broadbell’s 13.05, winning his first Diamond League title in a quick time considering the 1.0 m/s headwind.

Final, Wind: -1.0

1. Grant HOLLOWAY 19 NOV 1997 USA 13.02
2. Rasheed BROADBELL 13 AUG 2000 JAM 13.06
3. Hansle PARCHMENT 17 JUN 1990 JAM 13.26
4. Asier MARTÍNEZ 22 APR 2000 ESP 13.29
5. Trey CUNNINGHAM 26 AUG 1998 USA 13.30
6. Jason JOSEPH 11 OCT 1998 SUI 13.54
7. Damian CZYKIER 10 AUG 1992 POL 13.65
8. Just KWAOU-MATHEY 04 DEC 1999 FRA 13.73
9. Rafael PEREIRA 08 APR 1997 BRA 13.73

Women’s 100: SAFP runs her ‘best’ race ever

Jamaica’s Shelly-Anny Fraser-Pryce closed out the greatest women’s 100 season in history with yet another quick victory, as she won the Diamond League final in her first-ever appearance in Zurich in 10.65 (-0.8), a record 7th sub-10.70 showing in 2022.

Embed from Getty Images

Prior to this year, the most anyone had gone sub-10.70 in a given year was just 4 (Elaine Thompson-Herah last year, Flo-Jo did it three times in 1988). Only 20 wind-legal sub-10.70s have ever been run and SAFP produced 7 of them this year.

SAFP destroyed the field as Shericka Jackson was second in 10.81 and Marie-Josee Ta Lou third in 10.91.

If you factor in for the wind, SAFP’s mark today was her best performance of the season.

Converting today’s mark to sea level and a 0.0 wind, SAFP’s time is equal to a 10.61. If you gave her a 2.0 tailwind, it’s equivalent to a 10.50 — just 0.01 off the world record. SAFP initially wasn’t going to run this race as she wanted to be there for her son’s first day of school but the school schedule was changed so she was able to compete. Given her form, someone should set up a race with a tailwind for her so she can get that long sought-after 10.5 clocking.

SAFP’s Sub-10-7s in 2022

10.67A -0.4 Nairobi 7-May

10.67 +0.5 Paris 18-Jun

10.67 +0.8 Eugene OR 17-Jul

10.66 +0.5 Chorzów 6-Aug

10.67 +1.3 Székesfehérvár 8-Aug

10.62 +0.4 Monaco 10-Aug

10.65 -0.8 Zurich 8-Sep

Final, Wind: -0.8

1. Shelly-Ann FRASER-PRYCE 27 DEC 1986 JAM 10.65
2. Shericka JACKSON 16 JUL 1994 JAM 10.81
3. Marie-Josée TA LOU 18 NOV 1988 CIV 10.91
4. Daryll NEITA 29 AUG 1996 GBR 11.02
5. Aleia HOBBS 24 FEB 1996 USA 11.03
6. Twanisha TERRY 24 JAN 1999 USA 11.10
7. Sha’Carri RICHARDSON 25 MAR 2000 USA 11.13
  Natasha MORRISON 17 NOV 1992 JAM DQ

Men’s 100m: Trayvon Bromell Caps Season with DL Win

The men’s 100m often is the marquee event in track and field but we hadn’t had a Diamond League men’s 100m in over a month. Perhaps that was best with world champion Fred Kerley out with injury and Olympic champ Marcell Jacobs calling it a season after Europeans.

None of that mattered to Trayvon Bromell, who capped his comeback from injury with the Diamond League title with a comfortable win in 9.94, as he was the only guy under 10.00.

When healthy, Kerley was the fastest and most consistent 100m runner this year, but after that the most consistent was Bromell, so it was fitting he won the DL title.

Final, Wind: -0.3

1. Trayvon BROMELL 10 JUL 1995 USA 9.94
2. Yohan BLAKE 26 DEC 1989 JAM 10.05
3. Aaron BROWN 27 MAY 1992 CAN 10.06
4. Akani SIMBINE 21 SEP 1993 RSA 10.07
5. Yupun ABEYKOON 31 DEC 1994 SRI 10.14
6. Reece PRESCOD 29 FEB 1996 GBR 10.16
7. Kyree KING 09 JUL 1994 USA 10.18
8. Andre DE GRASSE 10 NOV 1994 CAN 10.21

Women’s 400m Hurdles: Bol wins 5th DL of the year to repeat as DL champion

With Sydney McLaughlin skipping the entire Diamond League season, the second-best hurdler in the world Femke Bol has dominated the series in 2022 and capped off her campaign with her 5th DL win of the year tonight in Zurich to win her second straight Diamond Trophy. Former world record holder Dalilah Muhammad ran Bol close through 300 meters and was much improved from her 7th-place showing in Lausanne two weeks ago, but she still faded to 4th in 53.83. Bol ran unchallenged in the home straight, and though her 53.03 winning time was tied for her slowest on the DL circuit this year, it was still enough to give her the victory by a comfortably .69-second margin.


1. Femke BOL 23 FEB 2000 NED 53.03
2. Gianna WOODRUFF 18 NOV 1993 PAN 53.72
3. Janieve RUSSELL 14 NOV 1993 JAM 53.77
4. Dalilah MUHAMMAD 07 FEB 1990 USA 53.83
5. Rushell CLAYTON 18 OCT 1992 JAM 54.25
6. Viktoriya TKACHUK 08 NOV 1994 UKR 54.79
7. Anna RYZHYKOVA 24 NOV 1989 UKR 55.06
8. Ayomide FOLORUNSO 17 OCT 1996 ITA 55.86

Men’s 400m Hurdles: Dos Santos finishes year unbeaten

With no Karsten Warholm or Rai Benjamin in this race, the win was a formality for world champ Alison Dos Santos. He did it in style, running 46.98, his third sub-47 of 2022, to move to a perfect 9-0 on the year.

1. Alison DOS SANTOS 03 JUN 2000 BRA 46.98
2. Khallifah ROSSER 13 JUL 1995 USA 47.76
3. CJ ALLEN 14 FEB 1995 USA 48.21
4. Wilfried HAPPIO 22 SEP 1998 FRA 48.72
5. Julien WATRIN 27 JUN 1992 BEL 49.08
6. Yasmani COPELLO 15 APR 1987 TUR 49.10
7. Julien BONVIN 10 JAN 1999 SUI 49.63
8. Nick SMIDT 12 MAY 1997 NED 51.82

Women’s 200m: Jackson crushes field

World champ Shericka Jackson followed up her runner-up finish in the 100 with a dominant win in her specialty event 79 minutes later, running 21.80 into a 0.9 headwind to destroy the rest of the field. No one else came within half a second of Jackson as American Gabby Thomas was 2nd in 22.38.

Final, Wind: -0.9

1. Shericka JACKSON 16 JUL 1994 JAM 21.80
2. Gabrielle THOMAS 07 DEC 1996 USA 22.38
3. Tamara CLARK 09 JAN 1999 USA 22.42
4. Jenna PRANDINI 20 NOV 1992 USA 22.45
5. Mujinga KAMBUNDJI 17 JUN 1992 SUI 22.65
6. TyNia GAITHER 16 MAR 1993 BAH 22.66
7. Ida KARSTOFT 29 OCT 1995 DEN 22.80
8. Beth DOBBIN 07 JUN 1994 GBR 23.83

Men’s 200m: Lyles completes a season for the ages

Courtesy Diamond League AG

When Noah Lyles runs a 200m race, the question no longer is whether he is going to win but how much he is going to win by. After a dominant campaign that saw him collect wins at the World Championships and in Diamond Leagues in Doha, Monaco, and Lausanne, Lyles was his brilliant self once again on Thursday night, steaming clear of the field by the end of the turn and cruising home for the win in 19.52 seconds, breaking the meet record of 19.66 set by Usain Bolt 10 years ago. Canadian Aaron Brown was a distant second in 20.02.

That was not the only record of Bolt’s that Lyles broke tonight as his run was his fourth sub-19.6 clocking of the year – the most in history, and one more than Bolt’s legendary 2009 campaign that included the 19.19 world record.

Lyles won all 12 of his races this year, including prelims, and broke 20 seconds in all of them. His slowest time in a final was the 19.86 he ran in his season opener in Clermont back on May 1, and his average time in finals was 19.59 – a time only eight men in history have ever run.

Final, Wind: -0.6

1. Noah LYLES 18 JUL 1997 USA 19.52
2. Aaron BROWN 27 MAY 1992 CAN 20.02
3. Alexander OGANDO 03 MAY 2000 DOM 20.02
4. Erriyon KNIGHTON 29 JAN 2004 USA 20.20
5. Kenneth BEDNAREK 14 OCT 1998 USA 20.20
6. Andre DE GRASSE 10 NOV 1994 CAN 20.43
7. Jereem RICHARDS 13 JAN 1994 TTO 20.56
8. Eseosa Fostine DESALU 19 FEB 1994 ITA 20.79

Field Events

Men’s Triple Jump: Diaz wins with pb

Cubans won five Diamond League triple jumps this year, including tonight’s final where Andy Diaz Hernandez claimed victory after a 17.70m pb (into a 0.8 headwind) from round one held up over world champ Pedro Pablo Pichardo’s 17.63m. Even though Diaz Hernandez won eight of his nine meets this year – including three Diamond Leagues – he didn’t compete for Cuba at Worlds, though.

1. Andy DÍAZ HERNÁNDEZ 25 DEC 1995 CUB 17.70 -0.8
2. Pedro PICHARDO 30 JUN 1993 POR 17.63 -0.4
3. Jordan Alejandro DÍAZ FORTUN 23 FEB 2001 CUB 17.60 -1.6
4. Hugues Fabrice ZANGO 25 JUN 1993 BUR 17.43 -0.1
5. Almir DOS SANTOS 04 SEP 1993 BRA 17.10 -1.1
6. Lázaro MARTÍNEZ 03 NOV 1997 CUB 16.75 -0.2

Women’s Triple Jump: Rojas completes perfect season

World record holder Yulimar Rojas dominated this event as she has all season, going 15.28m in round two, which held up for the win. Ukraine’s Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk was a very creditable 2nd with a best of 14.96m.

1. Yulimar ROJAS 21 OCT 1995 VEN 15.28 -0.2
2. Maryna BEKH-ROMANCHUK 18 JUL 1995 UKR 14.96 +0.3
3. Shanieka RICKETTS 02 FEB 1992 JAM 14.85 +1.0
4. Tori FRANKLIN 07 OCT 1992 USA 14.75 -0.4
5. Thea LAFOND 05 APR 1994 DMA 14.56 +1.2
6. Patrícia MAMONA 21 NOV 1988 POR 14.24 -0.5

Women’s High Jump: Mahuchikh leads Ukrainian 1-2

A week after clearing a world-leading 2.05m in Brussels, Ukraine’s Yaroslava Mahuchikh came through again to take the victory with a best of 2.03m on her final attempt (she had already wrapped up the win with a clearance of 1.97m). She took three attempts at 2.06m but missed them.

1. Yaroslava MAHUCHIKH 19 SEP 2001 UKR 2.03
2. Iryna GERASHCHENKO 10 MAR 1995 UKR 1.94
3. Nicola OLYSLAGERS 28 DEC 1996 AUS 1.94
4. Nadezhda DUBOVITSKAYA 12 MAR 1998 KAZ 1.91
5. Elena VALLORTIGARA 21 SEP 1991 ITA 1.91
6. Yuliya LEVCHENKO 28 NOV 1997 UKR 1.88

Men’s Discus: Ceh closes out stellar season with win

Slovenia’s Kristjan Ceh has been the best in the world this year in the discus, winning all four regular-season DL events, winning Worlds, and throwing a world lead of 71.27m earlier this year to crack the top 10 all-time. He closed out a terrific campaign with a dominant win in the DL final, throwing 67.10m in the final round to win by a meter and a half over Austria’s Lukas Weißhaidinger

1. Kristjan ČEH 17 FEB 1999 SLO 67.10
2. Lukas WEIßHAIDINGER 20 FEB 1992 AUT 65.70
3. Andrius GUDŽIUS 14 FEB 1991 LTU 65.28
4. Sam MATTIS 19 MAR 1994 USA 65.24
5. Daniel STÅHL 27 AUG 1992 SWE 65.16
6. Matthew DENNY 02 JUN 1996 AUS 64.81

Women’s Discus: Allman wins

2020 Olympic champ Val Allman finished off a great 2022 campaign by beating 2012 and 2016 Olympic champ Sandra Perković in the women’s discus with a second-round throw of 67.77. Perkovic threw 67.31 in round 5 for second. In 2022, Allman won 9 of her 11 competitions on the year and threw over 70 meters twice, including a 71.46 American record in April.

1. Valarie ALLMAN 23 FEB 1995 USA 67.77
2. Sandra PERKOVIĆ 21 JUN 1990 CRO 67.31
3. Liliana CÁ 05 NOV 1986 POR 63.34
4. Kristin PUDENZ 09 FEB 1993 GER 61.45
5. Claudine VITA 19 SEP 1996 GER 61.34
6. Laulauga TAUSAGA 22 MAY 1998 USA 58.90

Men’s Pole Vault: Duplantis bounces back

A week after his shocking defeat to Ernest John Obiena in Brussels, world champ Mondo Duplantis was back to his usual self in Zurich as he won the competition by clearing 5.91m without a miss, then set the bar to 6.07m and cleared that too. His 2022 season, in which he set the overall world record three times – including in both the World Indoor and World Outdoor finals – will go down as one of the greatest in the history of the sport.

1. Armand DUPLANTIS 10 NOV 1999 SWE 6.07
2. Sondre GUTTORMSEN 01 JUN 1999 NOR 5.86
3. Christopher NILSEN 13 JAN 1998 USA 5.81
4. Renaud LAVILLENIE 18 SEP 1986 FRA 5.81
5. Ben BROEDERS 21 JUN 1995 BEL 5.72
6. Thiago BRAZ 16 DEC 1993 BRA 5.72
7. Dominik ALBERTO 28 APR 1992 SUI 5.42

Men’s Long Jump: Tentoglou wins it

Olympic champion and world silver medalist Miltiadis Tentoglou won three of the four regular-season DL meets and won the final as well, leaping 8.33m in round five and then 8.42m in round six to clinch the victory as American Marquis Dendy finished 2nd (8.18m).

1. Miltiadis TENTOGLOU 18 MAR 1998 GRE 8.42 0.0
2. Marquis DENDY 17 NOV 1992 USA 8.18 +0.5
3. Maykel MASSÓ 08 MAY 1999 CUB 8.05 -0.9
4. Thobias MONTLER 15 FEB 1996 SWE 8.01 +0.1
5. Simon EHAMMER 07 FEB 2000 SUI 7.93 0.0
6. Emiliano LASA 25 JAN 1990 URU 7.64 -0.2

Women’s Long Jump: Vuleta wins

Two-time world Indoor champ Ivana Vuleta of Serbia won her fourth DL title (and second in a row) by leaping 6.97m into a 0.7 headwind in round one, a mark that would not be beaten all night. Her third round (6.76) and 6th round (6.62) were also good enough to win as Sweden’s Khaddi Sagnia was second at 6.55.

1. Ivana VULETA 10 MAY 1990 SRB 6.97 -0.7
2. Khaddi SAGNIA 20 APR 1994 SWE 6.55 -0.5
3. Quanesha BURKS 15 MAR 1995 USA 6.54 -0.2
4. Malaika MIHAMBO 03 FEB 1994 GER 6.52 -0.1
5. Annik KÄLIN 27 APR 2000 SUI 6.50 -0.5
6. Maryna BEKH-ROMANCHUK 18 JUL 1995 UKR 6.50 -0.2
7. Lorraine UGEN 22 AUG 1991 GBR 6.38 +0.1

Men’s Javelin: Chopra comes out on top

Olympic champ Neeraj Chopra followed up his win in Lausanne with another victory in Brussels, throwing 88+ meters twice tonight, his best an 88.44m effort in round 2.

1. Neeraj CHOPRA 24 DEC 1997 IND 88.44
2. Jakub VADLEJCH 10 OCT 1990 CZE 86.94
3. Julian WEBER 29 AUG 1994 GER 83.73
4. Curtis THOMPSON 08 FEB 1996 USA 82.10
5. Patriks GAILUMS 10 MAY 1998 LAT 80.44
6. Leandro RAMOS 21 SEP 2000 POR 71.96

Women’s Javelin: Winger earns the bye; will she use it?

American Kara Winger capped the greatest year of her career by claiming the Diamond League title to go with World Championship bronze and an American record of 68.11m in Brussels. Unlike those two meets, where Winger came through clutch in round six, her fifth attempt was the big one tonight as Winger got out to 64.98m to outdistance world champ Kelsey-Lee Barber of Australia.

Winger, 36, now has a bye to next year’s World Championships in Budapest. The question is whether she will use it: she has repeatedly said 2022 will be the final season of her career.

1. Kara WINGER 10 APR 1986 USA 64.98
2. Kelsey-Lee BARBER 20 SEP 1991 AUS 63.72
3. Haruka KITAGUCHI 16 MAR 1998 JPN 63.56
4. Līna MŪZE 04 DEC 1992 LAT 60.35
5. Barbora ŠPOTÁKOVÁ 30 JUN 1981 CZE 59.08
6. Liveta JASIŪNAITĖ 26 JUL 1994 LTU 57.73
Want More? Join The Supporters Club Today
Support independent journalism and get:
  • Exclusive Access to VIP Supporters Club Content
  • Bonus Podcasts Every Friday
  • Free Shirt (Annual Subscribers)
  • Exclusive Discounts
  • Enhanced Message Boards