• Van Niekerk wins 400m, Vetter throws 90m+ twice in Luzern

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Wayde van Niekerk won the 400m, Johannes Vetter threw javelin over the 90m mark two time,  Jacob Kiplimo and Daniel Simiyu impressed in the 5000m at the Spitzen Leichtathletik Luzern, a World Athletics continental tour silver level series, on Tuesday (June 29).

South Africa's Olympic champion, van Niekerk, easily won the men's 400m, clocking 44,87 seconds. It was only his 2nd 400m race this year. Christopher  O'Donnell of Ireland clocked a massive PB of 45.55 to take second place edging Vernon Norwood of the United States by only 0.01 seconds.

Johannes Vetter of Germany produced two huge throws over the 90m marks to win the men's javelin.  He opened his series with 89,19m, followed by two monster throws of  92,14m and 91,39m to secure the win. Keshorn Walcott, the 2012 Olympic champion from Trinidad and Tobago, was second with his season's best throw of 85,16m while Julian Weber of Germany took fourth place with year's best mark of 84,95m.

Another highlight of the meet produced Jacob Kiplimo, the reigning half marathon World champion from Uganda, and Daniel Simiyu of Kenya by running the 5000m under 13:00 minutes.  In a thriller finish, Kiplimo managed to edge Simiyu to win the men's 5000m in a new meeting record of 12:55,60. Simiyu clocked a new personal best time of 12:55,88 for second place.

See the full meet results here.

Men's 400m

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