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Monaco Diamond League


The spotlight was on the middle distances as Silas Kiplagat won the 1500 metres in a PB/World Lead 3:27.64, beating Asbel Kiprop by a second and Nijel Amos won the 800 metres in a World Lead 1:42.45. Seven men broke 3:30 in the 1500, three national records and three PB’s, with Nick Willis going under 3:30 for the first time in a 3:29.91 New Zealand record. Americans Leonel Manzano, 3:30.98 and Matt Centrowitz, 3:31.46 got PB’s in 8th and 9th, with Henrik Ingebrigtsen setting another Norweigen record of 3:31.67 in 10th. In third place was an incredible World Junior record by the find of the season, Kenyan Ronald Kwemoi (18) in 3:28.81!
After leading the 800 metres David Rudisha (1:42.98) faded to fifth in the home straight. Pierre-Ambroise Bosse set a French record of 1:42.53 in second and Alexander Rowe equalled Ralph Doubell’s 46 year-old Australian record set at the 1968 Mexico Olympics with 1:44.40 in 7th.
The wommen’s 800 metres saw American champion Ajee Wilson beat World champion Eunice Sum in an impressive PB 1:57.67 as eight women broke two minutes, including Jess Judd with 1:59.99 in 8th.
Genzebe Dibaba won the women’s 5000 metres in a PB/World Lead 14:28.88 as Molly Huddle broke the American record in 6th with 14:42.64.

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