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• Yulimar Rojas Produces the Farthest Triple Jump in 10 Years in Metz

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Venezuela's Yulimar Rojas produced the farthest triple jump in the last 10 years at the International Indoor meet in Metz in France on Sunday.

Rojas, the defending World Champion, on her final attempt produced a massive 15.04m jump breaking her own South American record. The 24-year-old Rojas' new PB of 15.04m is also the first time indoors over 15m mark since Olga Rypakova's 15.14m jump to win the World Indoor Championships in Doha back in 2010.

Elsewhere, Winnie Nanyondo of Uganda, the surprise winner last year's World championships in Doha, won the 800m in 2:01.70 ahead of Switzerland's Delila Slabas and Great Britain's Adelle Tracey.

20-year-old Berihu Aregawi of Ethiopia clocked a mssive 3000m personal best of 7:36.85 to win the 3000m. His time is also the 4th fastest this year in the World.

Kenyan's swept the podium in the men's 1500m race. Vincent Ketter was the winner winner with a time of 3:37.95 followed by Vincent Kibet (3:38.98) in second and Boaz Kiprugut (3:39.95) in third place.

Frenchman Christophe Lemaitre won the men's 200m in 20.83.

See full meet results here.



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