• Bahraini Alsadik Mikhou Impresses in 1500m

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With a very strong run over the last 2 laps,  Bahraini runner Alsadik Mikhou manged to clock 3:32.30 to set  world #2 this year in the men's 1500m at the Meeting Iberoamericano in Huelva Spain on Friday, June 3. 

After the pacemaker dropped out of the race at 700m Alsadik took the lead to the men's 1500m in a new personal best time of  3:32.30.  It was the first race this year for the 25-year-old Bahraini runner. Spanish runner David Bustos clocked 3:36.14 to dipp under the Olympic standard. Norway's Filip Ingebrigtsen finished in third position  in a new personal best of 3:36.21 but missed the Olympic mark by 0.01 seconds. 

Other top marks in the meeting include Margaret's Wambui win in the women's 800m in 1:59.54 with Jenny Meadows (GBR) in second in 2:01.43. Men's 800m was won by Edwin Melly of Kenya in 1:45:43. 

Cornelius Kangogo won the men's 5000m in 13:10.83. Spaniard Ilias Fifa was second  in 13:11.83  fastest time in 2016 in Europe. 

Australia's Amish Peacock threw 83.17m for the win and hit the Rio Olympic standard.

See full meet results here>> 

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