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  • Diamond League 2019 - Birmingham Grand Prix 18th August

    Well the last Diamond League meeting before the UK World Championship trials is upon us and there should be some quality athletics on display, despite some late withdrawals in the last few days.

    Some British athletes in attendance later today will be looking to secure Doha qualifying standards, rather than either hoping to do them in the pressure cooker of the trials themselves, or in the scramble to achieve them in the scant few days between then and the final cut off point for selection on the 7th of September, so there is the possibility of some fast times and long distances being produced.


  • #2
    Some early results from the British Grand Prix...

    GB women's 100m hurdling will *not* have any representatives in Doha. In the two heats of the 100m hurdles, Cindy Ofili was the best of the Brit finishers... down in 6th place in 13.15 (+2.4 m/s), in heat won by Danielle Willams (JAM) in 12.53....

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    • #3
      not terribly impressed by the American Roberts in the men’s hurdles. the long NCAA season catching up with him?

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      • #4
        Hmm, not a bad first run of the season for MHS... Took it out from the off and was leading the field after 270m, and only Akeem Bloomfield and Igbokwe was able to overtake the Brit. Bloomfield winning in 45.04, Igbokwe in 2nd with 45.53 and Hudson Smith with a season's best 45.55, straight into 2nd in the UK this year over 400m this year.

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        • carterhatch
          carterhatch commented
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          I do warm to MHS - but i reckon he will rue the day (cant remember exactly when it was) when he eased up and he was clearly on form to beat the British Record

        • camerajuan
          camerajuan commented
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          44.76. Easiest final 100m he's ever ran. Would have gone 44.2 if he'd gone through the line. Similar to the 1998 CWG semis - where Iwan Thomas ran 44.61, jogging the home straight chatting with Jamie Baulch who ran 44.82.

      • #5
        Definitely good to see MHS seems to be over his injury.

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        • jjimbojames
          jjimbojames commented
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          Looked like he coasted into the line, too, from his low arms - I’d say he could have run 45.3 there, but gave up when knew he wasn’t taking the win

      • #6
        Klosterhalfen is looking very strong. mile pbs for both McColgan and Reekie.

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        • #7
          Big jump for Thiam.

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          • #8
            Oh dear two fouls in a row for KJT, where have we seen that before...

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            • #9
              Have to respect the amazing talent of Thiam... a huge PB in he LJ ....

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              • #10
                Originally posted by Occasional Hope View Post
                Oh dear two fouls in a row for KJT, where have we seen that before...
                No need to worry. KJT responded in the 3rd round with a 6.74 SB (-0.9 m/s).... Then again, Thiam had earlier improved to 6.86m NR (+0.9 m/s) so this is going to be a key event in Doha... KJT now knows she has to start jumping back up to her very best, and even beyond, to take anything out of the Belgian.

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                • #11
                  Thiam now up to 6.86!

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                  • #12
                    Originally posted by RunUnlimited View Post

                    No need to worry. KJT responded in the 3rd round with a 6.74 SB (-0.9 m/s).... Then again, Thiam had earlier improved to 6.86m NR (+0.9 m/s) so this is going to be a key event in Doha... KJT now knows she has to start jumping back up to her very best, and even beyond, to take anything out of the Belgian.
                    just seen it now.

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                    • #13
                      Great news for Abigail Irozuru... In the 5th round of the long jump, she sailed out to 6.75m (-0.5 m/s), a season's best and more importantly, the Doha qualifying standard!

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                      • #14
                        well done to Abigail to get the qualifying distance.

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                        • #15
                          Hmm not sure Max Burgin running was the best idea there. Quite clearly not back at his best after his injury.

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                          • Occasional Hope
                            Occasional Hope commented
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                            he looked a bit outclassed.

                          • CAML
                            CAML commented
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                            Bit harsh on Burgin. Looked to me that Max ran within himself,settled at the back and soaked up the experience. Physically he looks like a thoroughbred to me.
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