Bromell sizzles 9.76 at Kip Keino Classic in Nairobi

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Men’s 100 metres:

This year’s US Trials champion Trayvon Bromell improved his PB by 0.02 to 9.76 with a tailwind of +1.2 m/s edging Kenya’s Ferdinand Omanyala, who broke Akani Simbine’s African record by 0.07 with 9.77. Justin Gatlin finished third in 10.03 edging Mouhamadou Fall by 0.01. 

See the full meet results here

Men’s 200 metres: 

Olympic 100m silver medallist Fred Kerley won the men’s 200m improving his PB to 19.75 with a tailwind of +2.0 m/s ahead of reigning 400m Commonwealth Games champion Isaac Makwala (20.06). Kerley has clocked his fifth consecutive sub-20 time this season. 

This year’s Olympic 4x100 relay champion Filippo Tortu set the fastest time in Europe this year with his PB of 20.11 becoming the second fastest Italian sprinter in history over this distance behind Pietro Mennea. 

Women’s 200 metres: 

Olympic silver medallist Christine Mboma won the women’s 200 metres in 22.39 on the track of Kasarani Stadium where she won the world under 20 title last month. Three-time world medallist Marie Josée Ta Lou finished a distant second in 22.97 ahead of Aminatou Seyni (23.33). 

Christine Mboma: “I am not perfect yet in the 200m. I am still working at it and hope to be good the next year”

Women’s 1500 metres: 

Faith Kipyegon dominated the women’s 1500 metres in 4:02.40 crowning a very successful season, in which she won her second consecutive Olympic title in Tokyo, the Diamond Trophy in Zurich and set the fourth fastest time in history with 3:51.07 in Monaco. 

Men’s 800 metres: 

Kenya’s 17-year-old Noah Kibet won the men’s 800 metres improving his PB to 1:44.88 on the track where he won the world under 20 bronze medal. Kibet held off Collins Kipruto (1:45.68), Cornelius Tuwei (1:45.90) and Olympic silver medallist Ferguson Rotich Cheruiyot (1:45.97). 

Men’s 3000 metres steeplechase: 

Olympic 3000m steeplechase champion Soufiane El Bakkali returned to winning ways by taking the victory on the Nairobi track in 8:21.20 after finishing second in the Diamond League final in Zurich. El Bakkali held off Kenya’s Abraham Kibiwott (8:22.33), Ethiopia’s Chala Beyo (8:23.37) and this year’s world under 20 champion Amos Serem (8:25.30). 

Women’s 5000 metres: 

World silver medallist Margaret Kipkemboi won the women’s 5000 metres in 14:55.27 beating Eva Cherono (15:12.16) and Lilian Rengeruk (15:57.71). 

Men’s 1500 metres: 

Vincent Kibet from Kenya took the win in the men’s 1500m in 3:35.99 beating Abdellatif Sadiki from Morocco (3:36.63) and Kasaye Adehana from Ethiopia (3:38.18). 

Women’s 3000m steeplechase: 

Two-time world under 20 champion Celliphine Chepsol won the women’s 3000m steeplechase in 9:30.82 at 1800 metres of altitude. Chepsol made a major breakthrough when she set the world under 20 record of 8:58.78 after losing her shoe at the water jump with more than a lap to go. 

Women’s hammer throw: 

Former heptathlete Katrina Koch Jacobson won the women’s hammer throw with 71.09m. The Dane improved her PB by 10m during the season. 

Men’s javelin throw:

Aliaksei Katkavets from Belarus claimed the win in the men’s javelin throw with 82.65m. 

Men’s pole vault: 

Rutger Koppelaar from the Netherlands cleared 5.65m in his third attempt to win the men’s pole vault affected by wind. 

Women’s long jump: 

Milica Gardasevic from Serbia leapt to a wind-assisted 6.68m to win the women’s long jump ahead of Magdalena Zebrowska (6.52m). 

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