• Ayana Stars World Challenge Meet in Rabat

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Ethiopia's world championships bronze medalist, Almaz Ayana, set one of the fastest times in history in the women's 3000m run at the meeting international VI Mohammed in Rabat, Morocco on Sunday, June 14.

Ayana, who set history's second fastest 5000m in May, ran 8:22.22 to win the Rabat IAAF World challenge meet. Her winning time is the 11th fastest time in 3000m history.

In the men's Javelin Ihab Abdelrahman of Egypt with a throw of 85.44m defeated this year's surprise and world season leader Julius Yego of Kenya who threw 83.99m

In the women's 800m France's Renelle Lamote crossed the line in 1:59.99 beating Poland's Joanna Jozwik 2:00.33. This years top 1500m runner  Sifan Hasan of Netherlands took third with a time of 2:00.62.

After taking break for few weeks from competition Grenada's Olympic champion, Kirani James, returned action with a comfortable win in the 400m  in 45.15 seconds.

European champion Poland's, Adam  Kszczot, won the men's 800m in 1:46.00, while Morocco's Yassine Bensghir won the 1500m in 3:34.29 beating Kenya's Silas Kiplagat 3:34.84.

Ukraine's Bohdan Bondarenko took the win in the high jump contest with a mark of 2.36m while Olympic champion Ivan Ukhov took second with 2.28m.

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