Barr Qualifies, Sonia Smashes, Yego wants Gold: Your JTG 5 A DAY
Throwback Thursday Sonia Smashes World Record
In 1994 Sonia was in sparkling form, utterly dominating the international distance running circuit. She set the fastest time of the year in four events, the 1500 m, 1 mile, 2000 m and 3000 m, and the second fastest time in the 5000 m. We profile her 2000m World Record.
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Ciara Everard and Thomas Barr qualify (Video)
Barr secured a spot in Friday’s final after a confident run, and another sub-50 second clocking, when winning his semi-final in 49.75 seconds.Barr breezed through his first round heat yesterday (Wednesday), winning in a time of 49.96 seconds.
Ciara Everard was made to work hard for her place in tomorrow’s final but her time of 2:02:10, her second fastest ever, proved good enough to secure a lane in the final as one of the fastest losers.
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Dibaba runs fastest time since 1997 while Soulieman sets World Lead over 800m
Genzebe Dibaba sets fastest time over 1500m in Barcelona where she won her race in 3.54 while Ayanteh Soulieman took down the 800m in 1.43 setting a World Lead.
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Yego eyes World Title
Yego set a world lead of 91.39 metres at the Birmingham Diamond League. It was the first time in 12 years that an athlete had thrown beyond the 90 metres mark.
“The Bird’s Nest is a good stadium and I have enjoyed competing there before. I look forward to do well again and win gold so that I can join a league of celebrated Kenyans who have won gold at the World Championships,” he said.
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Profile of Pedro Pablo Pichardo Peralta
Pedro Pablo Pichardo Peralta to give his full title is the greatest threat to Johnathan Edwards World Record. He is one of only 5 men who have jumped beyond 18 metres in History. His 18.06 metres in Doha was the first beyond the barrier since Edwards.
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