Faith Kipyegon, Obiri and Bett shine in Shanghai

For a second straight week, Kenyan runners showed their dominance in the middle and long distance events of the 2017 Diamond League. Helen Obiri, Faith Kipyegon and Kipyegon Bett were the winners. Hyvin Kiyeng finished second in the women’s 3000m steeplechase. The Kenyan duo of Nicholas Bett and Harun Koech once again showed their lack of consistency, finishing in th 7th and 8th position respectively.

19 year old Kipyegon Bett  beats a strong field

Kipyegon Bett who is listed at age 19, won the men’s 800m , showing the rest of the field a clean pair of heels, to win in convicing fashion.  Kenyans occupied the top five positions. Robert Biwott finished second. Biwott has been trying his hand in the 1500m but the 800m is clearly his best position. David Rudisha finished a distant fourth.

OS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK Points
1 Kipyegon Bett  KEN 1:44.70 8
2 Robert Kiptoo Biwott  KEN 1:45.15 7
3 Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich  KEN 1:45.17 6
4 David Lekuta Rudisha  KEN 1:45.36 5
5 Alfred Kipketer  KEN 1:45.40 4
6 Adam Kszczot  POL 1:45.45 3
7 Marcin Lewandowski  POL 1:45.87 2
8 Brandon McBride  CAN 1:46.40 1
9 Thijmen Kupers  NED 1:46.84
10 Casimir Loxsom  USA 1:49.44
11 Dashan Zhang  CHN 1:51.95
Bram Som  NED DNF

Faith Kipyegon dominant

Olympic Gold Medalist, Faith Kipyegon, picked up where she left off in 2016. She won the women’s 800m also in dominant fashion.
POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK Points
1 Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon  KEN 3:59.22 8
2 Dawit Seyaum  ETH 4:00.52 7
3 Besu Sado  ETH 4:03.10 6
4 Rababe Arafi  MAR 4:04.94 5
5 Malika Akkaoui  MAR 4:05.83 4
6 Angelika Cichocka  POL 4:06.23 3
7 Claudia Bobocea  ROU 4:06.33 2
8 Katie Mackey  USA 4:07.15 1
9 Maureen Koster  NED 4:07.38
10 Alemaz Samuel  ETH 4:07.41
11 Linden Hall  AUS 4:07.59
12 Jenny Blundell  AUS 4:07.72
13 Margherita Magnani  ITA 4:09.65
14 Cory McGee  USA 4:09.94
15 Xiaoqian Zhong  CHN 4:20.23
Jennifer Meadows  GBR DNF

Personal Best for Obiri

Olympic silver medalist Helen Obiri, won the women’s 5000m in dominant fashion and in the process set a new personal best

POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK Points
1 Hellen Onsando Obiri  KEN 14:22.47 8
2 Senbere Teferi  ETH 14:31.76 7
3 Letesenbet Gidey  ETH 14:36.84 6
4 Margaret Chelimo Kipkemboi  KEN 14:45.95 5
5 Caroline Chepkoech Kipkirui  KEN 14:51.87 4
6 Sofia Assefa  ETH 14:56.37 3
7 Sentayehu Lewetegn  ETH 15:08.57 2
8 Mercyline Chelangat  UGA 15:09.45 1
9 Etenesh Diro  ETH 15:09.49
10 Tsige Abreha  ETH 15:18.32
11 Haftamnesh Tesfay  ETH 15:20.71
12 Gesa Felicitas Krause  GER 15:24.53
13 Jip Vastenburg  NED 15:47.97
Calli Thackery  GBR DNF
Tamara Tverdostup  UKR DNF
Sifan Hassan  NED DNS

 


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