Bednarek (19.67) & dos Santos (46.86) Rip World Leaders at 2024 Doha Diamond League

Plus meet Kenya's Brian Komen who made his first DL appearance count as he won the 1500

The 2024 Doha Diamond League produced a couple of statement victories in the men’s sprints on Friday as the USA’s Kenny Bednarek (19.67) and Brazil’s Alison dos Santos (46.86) ran world leaders in the 200m and 400m hurdles, respectively. Kenya’s Mary Moraa (1:57.91) also impressed in the 800 as rising Kenyan star Brian Komen (3:32.43) earned the biggest victory of his career in the 1500.

There were also wins for Beatrice Chebet in the 5000 (14:26.98), Freweyni Hailu in the 1500 (4:00.42 after almost blowing a huge lead), and Samuel Firewu in the steeple (8:07.25).

Full meet recap and analysis below, starting with the two biggest sprint events, then moving to the distances before foing back to the the sprints and field. *Compiled results

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Men’s 200: Big win by Bednarek

Friday’s men’s 200m looked to be a showdown between training partners Courtney Lindsey (world leader at 19.71) and Kenny Bednarek (Olympic silver medalist). In the end, it was no contest, as Bednarek earned a statement win in 19.67 while Lindsey was a distant 2nd in 20.01.

Running in lane 7 with Lindsey on his inside in 6, Bednarek ripped through the turn with the lead and kept his foot on the gas throughout the home straight to run a 2024 world leader. The time was also a personal best, .01 faster than the time Bednarek ran to earn Olympic silver in 2021.

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Lindsey, meanwhile, disappointed in his first career Diamond League 200. Lindsey ran 19.88 and 19.71 in his first two 200s of 2024, but could only manage 20.01 today despite good conditions for sprinting (85 degrees, +1.7 tailwind).

Bednarek’s time did not come as a surprise to him – he predicted he would run a world leader before the race:

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Final, Wind: +1.7

1. Kenneth BEDNAREK 14 OCT 1998 USA 19.67
2. Courtney LINDSEY 18 NOV 1998 USA 20.01
3. Kyree KING 09 JUL 1994 USA 20.21
4. Joseph FAHNBULLEH 11 SEP 2001 LBR 20.26
5. Aaron BROWN 27 MAY 1992 CAN 20.29
6. Joshua HARTMANN 09 JUN 1999 GER 20.36
7. Andrew HUDSON 14 DEC 1996 JAM 20.53
8. Ján VOLKO 02 NOV 1996 SVK 21.23

Quick Take: The men’s 200 at the Olympic Trials is going to be fantastic

Bednarek was a bit banged up last year, missing time with a hamstring injury before USAs and citing overtraining issues at the end of the season. He still finished 5th at Worlds but missed the podium after taking Olympic and world silver in 2021 and 2022.

Still only 25, Bednarek looks to be healthy and better than ever in 2024, which should make for a great Olympic Trials. Between him and Lindsey, USA already has two men at 19.71 or faster this year, and that doesn’t include Noah Lyles or Erriyon Knighton.

“I’m back and better than ever. Last two years I was hurt. I’m here to go for the Trials and the Olympics.”

Men’s 400 Hurdles: Dos Santos makes a statement

Alison DOS SANTOS (BRA) Beats CJ ALLEN (USA) with a time of 46.86 in the men’s 400M at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Doha on May 10

2022 world champion Alison Dos Santos is in fine form to begin his 2024 outdoor campaign.  Dos Santos was sensational over the second half of this race and won in a world lead and meeting record time of 46.86, claiming the victory by a massive 1.52 seconds over American CJ Allen (48.39). This was the 15th fastest 400 hurdles race in history and the fastest season opener of dos Santos’ career –  some 1.55 seconds faster than his season opener in 2022, when he won the world title. Additionallu, it’s the fastest time ever run in May (previous fastest of 47.13 by Rai Benjamin in 202).

1. Alison DOS SANTOS 03 JUN 2000 BRA 46.86
2. CJ ALLEN 14 FEB 1995 USA 48.39
3. Wilfried HAPPIO 22 SEP 1998 FRA 49.10
4. David KENDZIERA 09 SEP 1994 USA 49.29
5. Khallifah ROSSER 13 JUL 1995 USA 49.88
6. Nick SMIDT 12 MAY 1997 NED 49.97
7. Ismail Doudai ABAKAR 01 JAN 2004 QAT 50.34
8. Yasmani COPELLO 15 APR 1987 TUR 50.97

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Distance Events

Women’s 800: World champion Moraa holds off Reekie

Mary Moraa (KEN) wins the women’s 800m with 1:57.91 at the Doha Diamond League on 10 May 2024.

Reigning world champion Mary Moraa showed why she is one of the world’s best in a wire-to-wire win over a talented field in her 2024 Diamond League opener and second 800 of the year in 1:57.91 (#3 in the world this year). Sticking behind the pacemaker until she stepped off at 400 in 56.57, Moraa hit the brakes, splitting over 30 for third 200 after she took the lead, allowing Jemma Reekie and Habitam Alemu to stick behind her. Alemu and Noélie Yarigo moved behind Moraa on the final turn, as Reekie was pushed back to fourth and forced all the way out to lane three to try to make a move.

Reekie admitted after the race that she made a mistake not going with the move, and said it’s a lesson that she will take with her for the future, while Moraa commented on windy and hot conditions potentially holding her back. Reekie was on the shoulder of Moraa with under 50 meters to go but a strong last surge gave her a half second win over Reekie.

Moraa has been working on her speed lots this year running seven 400’s, including a 50.57 to win the African Games back in March. Reekie ended up second in 1:58.24, good for fifth in the world this year, while former Diamond League pacemaker and World Indoor bronze medalist Yarigo held on for third in a race where seven women broke 2:00. Moraa will get a bigger test in two weeks when she faces Keely Hodgkinson and Athing Mu at the Pre Classic.

1. Mary MORAA 15 JUN 2000 KEN 1:57.91
2. Jemma REEKIE 06 MAR 1998 GBR 1:58.42
3. Noélie YARIGO 26 DEC 1985 BEN 1:58.70
4. Habitam ALEMU 09 JUL 1997 ETH 1:59.08
5. Halimah NAKAAYI 16 OCT 1994 UGA 1:59.48
6. Natoya GOULE-TOPPIN 30 MAR 1991 JAM 1:59.74
7. Elena BELLÒ 18 JAN 1997 ITA 1:59.83
8. Isabelle BOFFEY 13 APR 2000 GBR 2:01.03
9. Alexandra BELL 04 NOV 1992 GBR 2:01.56
10. Anita HORVAT 07 SEP 1996 SLO 2:05.06

Women’s 1500: Hailu goes out fast and holds on as no one breaks 4:00

World indoor 1500-meter champion Freweyni Hailu clinched the victory in Doha, running a time of 4:00.42. Taking close order behind the pacer, Hailu opened a considerable gap on the field through 400 meters before crossing 800 in 2:05.28 (3:52 1500 pace). But she would slow way down over the second half, and though she only ran 65.87 for her last 400, it was just rough to hold off a late-charging pack including Jessica Hull (4:00.82), Nelly Chepchirchir (4:01.19), and Ethiopian compatriot Worknesh Mesele (4:01.25). 

Pacer Aneta Lemiesz led Hailu through the first 400 meters in 61.87 while a sizable gap formed over the next 100m. From there, Hailu would continue to press on and ultimately hold on for the win despite showing visible discomfort after Lemiesz was relieved of her duties. 

Despite running 5.14 off her 2024 best (3:55.28 from indoors in February), Freweyni Hailu continues to make a strong case for her spot on the Ethiopian 1500-meter Olympic team, finishing ahead of fellow countrywomen Mesele and Hirut Meshesha, who finished fourth and fifth, respectively. 

1. Freweyni HAILU 12 FEB 2001 ETH 4:00.42
2. Jessica HULL 22 OCT 1996 AUS 4:00.84
3. Nelly CHEPCHIRCHIR 04 JUN 2003 KEN 4:01.19
4. Worknesh MESELE 11 JUN 2001 ETH 4:01.25
5. Hirut MESHESHA 20 JAN 2001 ETH 4:03.22
6. Georgia BELL 17 OCT 1993 GBR 4:03.72
7. Revee WALCOTT-NOLAN 06 MAR 1995 GBR 4:03.99
8. Susan Lokayo EJORE 09 NOV 1995 KEN 4:04.70
9. Federica DEL BUONO 12 DEC 1994 ITA 4:05.09
10. Sarah HEALY 13 FEB 2001 IRL 4:05.72
11. Georgia GRIFFITH 05 DEC 1996 AUS 4:06.13
12. Melissa COURTNEY-BRYANT 30 AUG 1993 GBR 4:08.46
13. Saron BERHE 22 AUG 2007 ETH 4:09.62
14. Abbey CALDWELL 03 JUL 2001 AUS 4:12.36
Diribe WELTEJI 13 MAY 2002 ETH DNF

Women’s 5000: Beatrice Chebet blasts the last 200

Two-time World XC champ Beatrice Chebet used her experience and kick to win against an extremely young field where 10 of the 17 women were just teenagers. In less than ideal conditions for a 5k with winds of about 15 miles per hour and temps in the low 80s, the requested pace was  14:30 and the leaders went through 3k in 8:43 right on pace. When the pacer stepped off it was 24-year-old Ethiopian Ejgayehu Taye who did most of the work, leading a pack of five into the final mile – although they had let the pace slip, running 4:43 from a mile and a half to two and a half, about 14:45 pace. 

By the final 800 there were three women remaining with Taye, Chebet and Medina Esa all together and after a 69.12 penultimate lap, Taye was leading going into the bell. With about 250 to go Chebet tried to make a pass on the inside of Taye, ran into her, and was forced to jump to the outside to make a hard pass with 200 to go, leaving Taye behind. Chebet won in 14:26.98, putting two on Taye over the final half lap thanks to a sub-30 final 200 and 60.98 last lap

Chebet’s close is further proof of how good the best women are in the world this year and the gap from them to the rest of the world. Leaving a 14:12 woman in the dust in that fashion is not easy, yet Chebet made it look like a breeze. A performance like this further cements Chebet in the gold medal hunt with Sifan Hassan, Faith Kipyegon, and Gudaf Tsegay.

1. Brian KOMEN 10 AUG 1998 KEN 3:32.43
2. Timothy CHERUIYOT 20 NOV 1995 KEN 3:32.67
3. Reynold Kipkorir CHERUIYOT 30 JUL 2004 KEN 3:32.96
4. Isaac NADER 17 AUG 1999 POR 3:33.50
5. Elliot GILES 26 MAY 1994 GBR 3:33.61
6. Narve Gilje NORDÅS 30 SEP 1998 NOR 3:33.87
7. Andrew COSCORAN 18 JUN 1996 IRL 3:34.25
8. Kieran LUMB 02 AUG 1998 CAN 3:34.41
9. Adel MECHAAL 05 DEC 1990 ESP 3:35.12
10. Andreas ALMGREN 12 JUN 1995 SWE 3:35.22
11. Samuel TEFERA 23 OCT 1999 ETH 3:35.58
12. Robert FARKEN 20 SEP 1997 GER 3:35.59
13. Abel KIPSANG 22 NOV 1996 KEN 3:35.67
14. Abdirahman Saeed HASSAN 13 APR 1997 QAT 3:37.69
Mounir AKBACHE 14 MAR 1986 FRA DNF

Men’s 1500: There’s a new Komen in town

The breakout season of 25-year-old Kenyan Brian Komen reached a new high on Friday as he won his Diamond League debut in the men’s 1500 in Doha in 3:32.43. This time a year ago, Komen was a virtual unknown – his World Athletics profile lists zero results before April 2023. But he has quickly risen to among the very best in Kenya. Last year, ran 3:33.84 and won a couple of third-tier European meets. This year, he showed he was for real by defeating 2023 Worlds 4th placer Abel Kipsang at Kenya’s African Games trials on March 6 and again at the African Games final on March 22. Most recently, he ran a pb of 3:32.29 to finish just behind Reynold Cheruiyot at the Kip Keino Classic on April 20.

Brian Komen (KEN) wins the men’s 1500m in a time of 3:32.43 at the Doha Diamond League on 10 May 2024.

In Doha, he was up against all of Kenya’s best – Kipsang, Reynold Cheruiyot, and Timothy Cheruiyot – and beat them all in an impressive run. Timothy Cheruiyot took the lead once the pacer dropped out just before 800 (1:53.88 for Cheruiyot) and he would hold it 1200 after a 57.82 third 400. 

Things were bunched at that point and it looked as if Timothy Cheruiyot might be able to turn back the clock and hold on for his first Diamond League win since 2021. But Komen, who had worked his way up to 2nd by the back straight, overhauled him midway down the home straight to claim a narrow victory, 3:32.43 to 3:32.67. Reynold Cheruiyot, who was badly boxed with 300 to go, made a late charge but could only manage 3rd in 3:32.96 as Worlds bronze medalist Narve Nordas was 6th in 3:33.87.

1. Brian KOMEN 10 AUG 1998 KEN 3:32.43
2. Timothy CHERUIYOT 20 NOV 1995 KEN 3:32.67
3. Reynold Kipkorir CHERUIYOT 30 JUL 2004 KEN 3:32.96
4. Isaac NADER 17 AUG 1999 POR 3:33.50
5. Elliot GILES 26 MAY 1994 GBR 3:33.61
6. Narve Gilje NORDÅS 30 SEP 1998 NOR 3:33.87
7. Andrew COSCORAN 18 JUN 1996 IRL 3:34.25
8. Kieran LUMB 02 AUG 1998 CAN 3:34.41
9. Adel MECHAAL 05 DEC 1990 ESP 3:35.12
10. Andreas ALMGREN 12 JUN 1995 SWE 3:35.22
11. Samuel TEFERA 23 OCT 1999 ETH 3:35.58
12. Robert FARKEN 20 SEP 1997 GER 3:35.59
13. Abel KIPSANG 22 NOV 1996 KEN 3:35.67
14. Abdirahman Saeed HASSAN 13 APR 1997 QAT 3:37.69
Mounir AKBACHE 14 MAR 1986 FRA DNF

Quick Take: Brian Komen is for real

Timothy Cheruiyot, Reynold Cheruiyot, and Abel Kipsang was Kenya’s 1500m team for the 2023 World Championships and Komen beat all of them today. With the Kenyan trials just over a month away, he is a serious contender for the team.

We’d love to know more about his backstory given he had no races on his resume until age 24. The other thing to be cognizant of is that because Kenya is deemed a Category A federation by the AIU, any Kenyan hoping to compete at the Olympics must have undergone three out-of-competition tests by July 4, including at least one before May 3. Komen was not in the World Athletics global testing pool as of April 1, but hopefully the Kenyan anti-doping agency has been testing him after his 3:33 last summer.

Quick Take: Diamond League 1500s can still be fun without Jakob Ingebrigtsen

In recent years we’ve been accustomed to seeing Jakob Ingebrigtsen tow along Diamond League fields to fast times, with Ingebrigtsen almost always winning (he hasn’t lost a DL mile/1500 since 2021). It’s great watching Ingebrigtsen race, but the unpredictability of today’s race and the emergence of a new star in Komen was a reminder that a DL 1500 doesn’t always need Ingebrigtsen to be fun.

Men’s 3000 Steeple: Firewu earns first Diamond League victory

Samuel Firewu (ETH) wins the men’s 3000m steeplachase in a time of 8:07.25 at the Doha Diamond League on 10 May 2024.

20-year-old Samuel Firewu held off a strong challenge from 2022 World Championship bronze medalist Abraham Kibiwot down the homestretch to claim the win in a world-leading time of 8:07.25 seconds. With his win, Firewu secured his first-ever Diamond League victory and lowered his personal best by 3.32 seconds from 8:10.57. 

As the race unfolded, rabbit Chemiat Wilberforce Kones guided the pack through 2000 meters in 5:24.83 (8:06 pace), leaving a group of five (Getnet Wale, Abraham Kibiwot, Samuel Firewu, Amos Serem, and Ryuji Miuru) to battle it out over the final 1k. Wale led the charge until the final 200 meters, where he was outrun by the charging duo of Kibiwot and Firewu. During the battle over the final 100 meters, Kibiwot spent considerable energy looking back to check the position of Firewu and was ultimately overtaken on the final barrier. 

For Firewu, besting Wale, his compatriot, signifies a significant step towards securing a spot on the Ethiopian Olympic team, especially considering Wale’s credentials as the fourth-placer at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and 2019/2022 Worlds.

2023 USA steeplechase team member Isaac Updike finished ninth in a time of 8:20.86, the fastest season opener of his career. Mason Ferlic, the 2021 Olympian who was set to run this race, did not start.

1. Samuel FIREWU 03 MAY 2004 ETH 8:07.25
2. Abraham KIBIWOT 06 APR 1996 KEN 8:07.38
3. Getnet WALE 16 JUL 2000 ETH 8:09.69
4. Amos SEREM 28 AUG 2002 KEN 8:12.74
5. Ryuji MIURA 11 FEB 2002 JPN 8:13.96
6. Daniel ARCE 22 APR 1992 ESP 8:16.43
7. Mohamed Amin JHINAOUI 02 APR 1997 TUN 8:17.56
8. Simon SUNDSTRÖM 04 FEB 1998 SWE 8:19.45
9. Isaac UPDIKE 21 MAR 1992 USA 8:20.86
10. Mohamed TINDOUFT 12 MAR 1993 MAR 8:22.14
11. Benjamin KIGEN 05 JUL 1993 KEN 8:22.26
12. Fernando CARRO 01 APR 1992 ESP 8:22.50
13. Ahmed JAZIRI 16 DEC 1997 TUN 8:30.16
14. Abrham SIME 07 NOV 2001 ETH 8:39.39
Abderrafia BOUASSEL 18 FEB 2001 MAR DNF
Wilberforce Chemiat KONES 19 SEP 1993 KEN DNF

More Sprints

Men’s 400: Gardiner takes it comfortably

Running just his fourth Diamond League since the start of 2019, Olympic champion Steven Gardiner took care of business as usual, winning the men’s 400 in 44.76. Gardiner began to separate on the back straight and a late charge by Zambia’s Muzala Samukonga (2nd, 45.07) on the home straight was not enough.

Reigning world bronze medalist Quincy Hall of the US had a rough season opener as he was just 7th in 45.98, as 2024 world leader Bayapo Ndori of Botswana (44.10 this year) only finished one spot ahead of him in 45.57.

1. Steven GARDINER 12 SEP 1995 BAH 44.76
2. Muzala SAMUKONGA 09 DEC 2002 ZAM 45.07
3. Leungo SCOTCH 28 FEB 1996 BOT 45.29
4. Vernon NORWOOD 10 APR 1992 USA 45.49
5. Ammar Ismail YAHIA IBRAHIM 18 SEP 1996 QAT 45.57
6. Bayapo NDORI 20 JUN 1999 BOT 45.57
7. Quincy HALL 31 JUL 1998 USA 45.98
8. Ashraf Hussen OSMAN 02 DEC 2001 QAT 46.46

Women’s 100 Hurdles: Kambundji bests Marshall

World leader Tonea Marshall was outleaned by Switzerland’s Ditaji Kambundji in a time of 12.49 seconds to Marshall’s 12.51. Kambundju, the 21-year-old who finished seventh at last year’s World Championships in Budapest, earned her first career win on the Diamond League circuit. 

Final, Wind: +1.7

1. Ditaji KAMBUNDJI 20 MAY 2002 SUI 12.49
2. Tonea MARSHALL 17 OCT 1998 USA 12.51
3. Pia SKRZYSZOWSKA 20 APR 2001 POL 12.53
4. Amber HUGHES 23 SEP 1994 USA 12.54
5. Sarah LAVIN 28 MAY 1994 IRL 12.73
6. Emma Beiter BOMME 28 JUN 1998 DEN 14.03
Alaysha JOHNSON 20 JUL 1996 USA DQ

Women’s 100: Daryll Neita goes 2 for 2 in the Diamond League 

Brit Daryll Neita won her second Diamond League competition in as many starts in 2024 as she won in 10.98 in her off event after claiming the 200 in Suzhou. Americans Tamari Davis and Celera Barnes got out to a hot start but Neita flashed her 200 strength during the final 50 to win in a photo finish, holding off Davis in 10.99 and Barnes in 11.02.

Final, Wind: +2.0

1. Daryll NEITA 29 AUG 1996 GBR 10.98
2. Tamari DAVIS 15 FEB 2003 USA 10.99
3. Celera BARNES 02 DEC 1998 USA 11.02
4. Amy HUNT 15 MAY 2002 GBR 11.13
5. Boglárka TAKÁCS 28 AUG 2001 HUN 11.17
6. Kortnei JOHNSON 11 AUG 1997 USA 11.29
7. Natasha MORRISON 17 NOV 1992 JAM 11.37
8. Farzaneh FASIHI 03 JAN 1993 IRI 11.71

Field Events

Women’s high jump: Topic bests Gerashchenko & Patterson

18-year-old Serbian Angelina Topic claimed the victory with a 1.94-meter jump (6’4). 

Her 1.94-meter jump bested the 2022 world champion Eleanor Patterson, who finished third with a best clearance of 1.91 meters (6’3). 

1. Angelina TOPIĆ 26 JUL 2005 SRB 1.94
2. Iryna GERASHCHENKO 10 MAR 1995 UKR 1.91
3. Eleanor PATTERSON 22 MAY 1996 AUS 1.91
4. Lia APOSTOLOVSKI 23 JUN 2000 SLO 1.88
5. Nadezhda DUBOVITSKAYA 12 MAR 1998 KAZ 1.88
6. Maja NILSSON 08 DEC 1999 SWE 1.88
7. Morgan LAKE 12 MAY 1997 GBR 1.88
8. Yuliia LEVCHENKO 28 NOV 1997 UKR 1.84
9. Christina HONSEL 07 JUL 1997 GER 1.84
10. Nawal MENIKER 09 DEC 1997 FRA 1.84

Men’s Discus: Kristjan Čeh wins on a windy Day In Doha

2022 world champion Kristjan Čeh won the men’s discus, breaking 70 meters for the first time this year with a big fourth throw. Čeh was not satisfied with the performance, saying that he is not in good shape yet, but was surprised by how long he was able to throw. Windy conditions in Doha helped propel Čeh to #2 in the world this year (70.48m) behind new world record holder Mykolas Alekna. Australian Matthew Denny finished runner-up throwing 69.02 , while Olympic finalist, American Sam Mattis, finished all the way down in seventh.    

1. Kristjan ČEH 17 FEB 1999 SLO 70.48
2. Matthew DENNY 02 JUN 1996 AUS 69.02
3. Henrik JANSSEN 19 MAY 1998 GER 65.74
4. Alin Alexandru FIRFIRICA 03 NOV 1995 ROU 65.18
5. Lukas WEIßHAIDINGER 20 FEB 1992 AUT 65.14
6. Lawrence OKOYE 06 OCT 1991 GBR 64.95
7. Sam MATTIS 19 MAR 1994 USA 64.33
8. Moaaz Mohamed IBRAHIM 08 FEB 1999 QAT 59.71

Women’s pole vault: Caudery keeps rolling

In her first competition since claiming the World Indoor title, Molly Caudery of Great Britain jumped to the win with a mark of 4.73 meters (15’6). Nina Kennedy of Australia, the 2023 world champion in Budapest, claimed second, jumping 4.73 meters as well. 

Bridget Williams, who participated for the United States in Budapest last summer, finished in fourth with a mark of 4.63 meters (15’2). The 2016 Olympic gold and silver medallists weren’t impressive here as Ekateríni Stefanídi only managed 4.63 and Sandi Morris only cleared 4.53.

1. Molly CAUDERY 17 MAR 2000 GBR 4.73
2. Nina KENNEDY 05 APR 1997 AUS 4.73
3. Tina ŠUTEJ 07 NOV 1988 SLO 4.63
4. Bridget WILLIAMS 18 MAR 1996 USA 4.63
5. Aikaterini STEFANIDI 04 FEB 1990 GRE 4.63
6. Sandi MORRIS 08 JUL 1992 USA 4.53
7. Gabriela LEON 17 JUN 1999 USA 4.43
Roberta BRUNI 08 MAR 1994 ITA NM

Men’s Javelin: Jakub Vadlejch Stays on Top

Olympic Games silver medalist Jakub Vadlejch won in men’s javelin, throwing 88.38 on his third throw, about a meter shorter than his world-leading mark of 89.51. In the process he dispatched Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra, who threw just two centimeters shorter at 88.36. Vadlejch said his main goals of the summer are winning the European Championships in Rome and of course the Olympics in Paris.

1. Jakub VADLEJCH 10 OCT 1990 CZE 88.38
2. Neeraj CHOPRA 24 DEC 1997 IND 88.36
3. Anderson PETERS 21 OCT 1997 GRN 86.62
4. Oliver HELANDER 01 JAN 1997 FIN 83.99
5. Andrian MARDARE 20 JUN 1995 MDA 81.33
6. Edis MATUSEVIČIUS 30 JUN 1996 LTU 80.05
7. Roderick Genki DEAN 30 DEC 1991 JPN 79.34
8. Julius YEGO 04 JAN 1989 KEN 78.37
9. Kishore JENA 06 SEP 1995 IND 76.31
10. Curtis THOMPSON 08 FEB 1996 USA 73.46

Men’s long jump: Carey McLeod elevates to new level 

Jamaican Carey McLeod took down a strong field including reigning world and Olympic champion Miltiadis Tentoglou to win. His wind-aided fourth jump of 8.52m put him in the lead and allowed him to hold on to the win despite two sub-par jumps to finish out the competition. McLeod, who has never medaled at a Worlds or Olympics in his career, is now firmly in the conversation for an Olympic medal later this summer.

1. Carey MCLEOD 14 APR 1998 JAM 8.52
2. Miltiadis TENTOGLOU 18 MAR 1998 GRE 8.36
3. Simon EHAMMER 07 FEB 2000 SUI 8.30
4. Simon BATZ 01 DEC 2002 GER 8.13
5. Tajay GAYLE 02 AUG 1996 JAM 8.01
6. Radek JUŠKA 08 MAR 1993 CZE 7.94
7. Thobias MONTLER 15 FEB 1996 SWE 7.74
8. LaQuan NAIRN 31 JUL 1996 BAH 7.59
Simon EHAMMER 07 FEB 2000 SUI 6.49
William WILLIAMS 31 JAN 1995 USA NM


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