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  • Abel Kipsang 3:31.02 WL in the 1500 ... at 1612m altitude in Nairobi !

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    • Occasional Hope
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      A superb performance. Definitely putting down a bit of an early marker there for the WCs after finishing just out of the medals in Tokyo.

  • The transfer to Kazakhstan allegiance of Norah Jeruto, Daisy Jepkemei and a couple of other Kenyan women has been completed, as of the end of January 2022.

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    • Woah, great win for local lad Omanyala in 9.87!

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    • Some international news from the multi events meeting in Ratigen, Germany where already in the opening day of the decathlon content there has been a remarkable personal performance by former European U20 champion, World Indoor silver medallist and rising Swiss star, Simon Ehammer.

      In a field that contains reigning World Decathlon champ Niklas Kaul and a whole host of other German decathletes, Ehammer made a fast start and holds the early lead. He was fastest overall in the 100m, winning the 2nd heat in 10.65 (-0.5 m/s), his 3rd fastest ever and scoring 940 points.

      However, in the long jump was when the fireworks really went off in the competition. Ehammer is the reigning European U23 champion in the long jump and today in Ratigen, he set a new outright PB of 8.30m (+1.5m/s), improving upon the 8.26m he jumped indoors in January. It meant that he won the 2nd discipline by 95cm (!) and scored a colossal 1138 points! On any other day, Malik Diakate's 7.35m (+0.9m/s) PB, worth 898 points and a near 20cm improvement on his previous best, would have been considered a very decent effort... but in the face of Ehammer's sheer dominance, it kinda paled into insignificance a little!
      Niklas Kaul meanwhile with a best effort of just 7.03m and 821 points, well down on his 7.36m PB from the Tokyo Olympics, was well over a meter in arrears.

      Ehammer's excellent opening day continued with 2nd PB coming in the shot put, 14.68m, and though he wasn't the best shot putter in the contest (Nico Beckers,16.63m), it was enough to limit an damage to his substantial early lead.
      Kaul's struggles continued however as the normally reliable shot putter could only get a best effort of 13.73m registered and he fell further behind Ehammer.
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      • oxfan
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        Ehammer's 8.30 will be a world best in decathlon (assuming he finishes over 7000 pts)

      • RunUnlimited
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        @oxfan
        I was thinking that the jump had to have been close to a best in a decathlon. Hopefully Ehammer gets through all the events with no mishaps.

      • oxfan
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        decathon long jump record is 8.28 - Warner last year in Gotzis.

    • Originally posted by LuckySpikes View Post
      Abel Kipsang 3:31.02 WL in the 1500 ... at 1612m altitude in Nairobi !
      To me the performance of the day , but Jeruto is on a par with his win

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      • Originally posted by RunUnlimited View Post
        Some international news from the multi events meeting in Ratigen, Germany where already in the opening day of the decathlon content there has been a remarkable personal performance by former European U20 champion, World Indoor silver medallist and rising Swiss star, Simon Ehammer.

        In a field that contains reigning World Decathlon champ Niklas Kaul and a whole host of other German decathletes, Ehammer made a fast start and holds the early lead. He was fastest overall in the 100m, winning the 2nd heat in 10.65 (-0.5 m/s), his 3rd fastest ever and scoring 940 points.

        However, in the long jump was when the fireworks really went off in the competition. Ehammer is the reigning European U23 champion in the long jump and today in Ratigen, he set a new outright PB of 8.30m (+1.5m/s), improving upon the 8.26m he jumped indoors in January. It meant that he won the 2nd discipline by 95cm (!) and scored a colossal 1138 points! On any other day, Malik Diakate's 7.35m (+0.9m/s) PB, worth 898 points and a near 20cm improvement on his previous best, would have been considered a very decent effort... but in the face of Ehammer's sheer dominance, it kinda paled into insignificance a little!
        Niklas Kaul meanwhile with a best effort of just 7.03m and 821 points, well down on his 7.36m PB from the Tokyo Olympics, was well over a meter in arrears.

        Ehammer's excellent opening day continued with 2nd PB coming in the shot put, 14.68m, and though he wasn't the best shot putter in the contest (Nico Beckers,16.63m), it was enough to limit an damage to his substantial early lead.
        Kaul's struggles continued however as the normally reliable shot putter could only get a best effort of 13.73m registered and he fell further behind Ehammer.
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        This year the WC Decathlon should be a great contest ; Warner, the top Americans together with the Aussie Champion and possibly Ehammer etc

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        • trickstat
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          If, and it's a big if, Kevin Mayer is fit I wouldn't rule him out of contention.

      • 10.67 for SAFP in Nairobi takes the WL.

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        • 22.43 for Seyni, another of the DSD athletes.

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          • Ehammer finishes day 1 on 4583 which is way up there on the all-time list. He’s had a few false dawns in the past with no marks etc, it’s good to see him putting a series together. Garland was on 4660 in the US champs decathlon. Those scores rank them at 11th and 17th all-time respectively. Kaul and Kazmirek DNFd in the 400

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            • The improving American heptathlete Anna Hall won their trials with a WC qualifying score, finishing up with a 2.03.11 800.

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              • Ladyloz
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                You wonder what she will run for the 800m by the end of her career. She.was down a bit in both throws so she can definitely score 6500+

            • Emily Sisson broke Sara Hall's US Record in the Half Marathon by 4 seconds with 67:11. At 20km she was 8 seconds off where she needed to be for even pace but she pulled it back in the final 1.1km.

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              • Originally posted by Aussiestatman View Post
                the fields for the night of the 10,000's are truly exceptional
                I am sure i saw them on twitter on Friday but cannot find them now

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              • 81.43 WL for Nowicki in mHT.

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                • 8867 from Scantling to win the US championships to climb up to 7th on the all-time list. Warner is going to have to be on top form at the world championships if he wants to beat him. Garland racks a very impressive 8720, his PB a few months ago was 8196 and must now be considered a contender for a medal in Eugene

                  Anna Hall finished the heptathlon with an 2:03 800, which could make the final heat very interesting at the WCs

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                  • RunUnlimited
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                    Anna set PBs in the 200m (23.14), 100m hurdles (13.21) and the long jump 6.39, but underperformed in the javelin, shot put and high jump... If she nails all of her events, then I think she could be a problem on the world stage and she is only 21... But even with her impressive 800m speed, I'm not sure she has quite enough to seriously challenge a fully fit Thiam or KJT.

                  • Occasional Hope
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                    She jumped 6.74 with a big following wind recently too. And only 21 - she has massive potential.

                    The big question this year is, is KJT going to be fit? She looked less than impressive indoors.

                • Originally posted by treadwater1 View Post
                  Ehammer finishes day 1 on 4583 which is way up there on the all-time list. He’s had a few false dawns in the past with no marks etc, it’s good to see him putting a series together. Garland was on 4660 in the US champs decathlon. Those scores rank them at 11th and 17th all-time respectively. Kaul and Kazmirek DNFd in the 400
                  Returning to the action in Ratigen, Simon Ehammer after the 8 events now leads by a massive 497 points Germany's Tim Nowak, after another great day so far.

                  A 13.75 SB in the 110m hurdles got him off to a good start, as he increased his overnight lead, which was followed by his weakest event, the discus. Though his points lead was cut into somewhat, Ehammer was able to limit some of the damage with a PB throw of 39.13, a nearly 3 meter improvement. In the pole vault, the 22 year old Swiss managed a SB of 5.00m for the joint best performance, along with Nowak and Swede Marcus Nilsson.

                  So, with just the javelin and 1500m left, Ehammer is poised for not only the win but potentially a big decathlon points best too. He currently stands on 7147 points.

                  And with a 53.01m javelin and a 4:57.55 amble around the track in the 1500m, Ehammer takes the title in Ratigen with a new Swiss NR of 8354 points, ending up 196 points ahead of Tim Nowak who scored 8160, the first time he's gone beyond the 8000 point milestone since 2019.
                  Last edited by RunUnlimited; 08-05-22, 17:32.

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