Reekie (1:59.52) edges Muir (1:59.54) in a thriller 800m at Triveneto Meeting

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Scottish middle-distance stars Jemma Reekie and Laura Muir clashed in a thrilling women's 800m race at the Triveneto Meeting in Italy on Saturday, August 1.

The British indoor record holder at 1:57.91, Jemma Reekie, edged  Laura Muir, the 5-time European champion, in a thrilling women's 800m which saw four women break the 2-minute barrier.

Reekie shaved nearly two seconds off her previous outdoor personal best, stopping the clock at 1:59.52 edging Muir who clocked 1:59.54.

Norway’s Hedda Hynne broke 2 minutes for the first time in her carrier clocking 1:59.94 (missed NR by 0.12sec) to take 3rd place narrowly beating Switzerland’s Selina Büchel 1:59.97.

Watch the full race on Run Jump Throw here.

Elsewhere, Italy's Jacobs Lamont Marcell won the men's 100m final in 10.10 seconds. Edoardo Scotti (ITA) took the men's 400m clocking 45.85. 

Italy’s Luminosa Bogliolo won the 100m hurdles in 12.91 seconds world heptathlon champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson set her season’s best of 13.73 to finish in 5th place.

Reigning World indoor champion over 60m hurdles, Andrew Pozzi took the 110m hurdles in 13.36 seconds.

See full meet results here.

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