Mo Farah marked another amazing record. The 37-years-old Briton, already two-time Olympic champion and three-time world champion in both 5000 and 10000 meters, set the world hour record during the Diamond League stage in Brussels.
Farah covered 21.330 km, improving the previous record (21.285 km) that Haile Gebrselassie had set in Ostrava in 2007. In the last meettin of Diamond League 2020, Luminosa Bogliolo won in 12 "88 the 100 obstacles of the Diamond League at the meeting in Stockholm, writing a historical page of Italian athletics.
In fact, it had never happened that an Italian won a race on the prestigious International Tour. On the track of the Olympic Stadium, with no crowd due to the global pandemic health measures, the 25-years-old preceded the Finnish Lotta Harala (13 "07) and the Danish Mette Graversgaard (13" 13).
Bogliolo won in 12.88. Katarina Johnson-Thompson only sixth in 13.94. Luminosa Bogliolo comments on her performance, saying: "I don't consider it a good race, I wanted to start much better. I knew I had to beat Harala, which is the Finnish that starts better.
among the four strongest. On the blocks I was convinced they gave us 'at the time' because the wait had been really long, they waited for a jump from the pole platform. And when the starter fired I didn't really accelerate.
Then from the first obstacle I decided to run as smoothly as possible. We have been working on it a lot in training lately, because sometimes I force too much. I didn't think a 12.88 would come out like that."
Records between Czech Republic and Belgium
During Prague 21.1, thanks to the 26-year-old Kenyan, the record that belonged to the Ethiopian Netsanet Gudeta fell.
In the Half Men another Kenyan triumphs with the fifth time ever. In fact, after Mo Farah's hour record in the Diamond League in Brussels yesterday, another one fell this morning in Prague. That of the women's half marathon.
The Kenyan Peres Jepchirchir, during the Prague 21.1 - Ready to Restart, set the best time ever on 21.097 km only for women (therefore not a mixed race). The 26-year-old finished in 1h05'34 "improving (clearly) the 1h06'11" of Ethiopian Netsanet Gudeta at the 2018 World Cup.
The race had no history. Jepchirchir took the lead after 20', went to 10 km in 30'32' 'and then gave up slightly in the last part. "I'm satisfied, but I thought I could run in 1h 04."
In Prague, however, the primacy of the men's Half did not fall.
Winning with 58'37 (fifth best time of all time, 2'47 '' average per km) was Kibiwott Kandie who, before this race, boasted a personal best of 58'58, obtained at the beginning of year in the Ras Al Khaimah half marathon.
The Kenyan took control of the race at the tenth km and then made a void and crossed the finish line in solitude. The world record therefore still belongs to Geoffrey Kamworor with the 58’01 "set in Copenhagen on September 15, 2019