Friday, June 8, 2012

Chemos & Kiprop victorious in Oslo (Bislett)

Milcah Chemos

The 2012 Oslo Diamond League was marked with a historic women’s steeple win as Milcah Chemos clocked her personal best of 9:07.14 to win her 8th Diamond League title. The race recorded the fastest ever competitive Steeple outside of the World Championships or Olympics with more than one woman (3) breaking 9:10.

Chemos performance at Norway is also fourth fastest in the all time Steeple performaces, which is topped by Russia’s Gulnara Galkina time of 8:58.81. She was followed closely with Ethiopian rivals Sofia Assefa and Hiwot Ayalew who also recorded impressive time of 9:09.00 and 9:09.61 respectively.  

World and Olympic 1500m champion, Asbel Kiprop won his third Dream Mile in class, clocking 3:49.22. Compatriot Caleb Ndiku Mwangangi came second in 3:50.00 while third place was reserved for Ethiopia’s Gebremedhin Mekonnen who clocked 3:50.02.

In the Men’s 5000m, Ethiopia’s Dejen Gebremeskel took the win, which was his first outdoor race of the year. The highlight of the race was Olympics champion, Kenensia Bekele who finished a disappointing 5th.

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