Highlights: Diamond League Eugene

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London Olympic silver medallist, Nijel Amos, of Botswana with a massive kick over the last 100m  took the win in the men's 800m setting a season's best mark in the world.  Olympic champion and a world record holder in the event, David Rudisha, who returned after missing a whole year due to a knee injury finished seventh. World 800m champion Ethiopia's Mohammed Aman took second 0.36 behind Nijel Amos.

World 1500m indoor champion Ayanleh Souleiman  produced a very fast mile as he won in 3:47.32. Also the second place finisher Silas Kiplagat clocked an impressive 3:47.88, Total of six men in the race broke the 3:50 in the men's Bowerman Mile.

American sprinter, Justin Gatlin, won his second Diamond league meeting this year after he clocked a blistering wind-aided 9.76 in the 100m defeating countryman Michael Rodgers by 0.04 of a seconds.

A great performance demonstrated France's Pascal Martinot-Lagarde by winning the men's  110 hurdles in a world leadinf mark of 13.13 seconds.  amaican Hansle Parchment took second in 13.20.

In the classic duel between Grenada's Kirani James and American LaShawn Merritt, the Grenadian prevailed by edging the American at the line.  Both sprinters finished in a season's best time of 43.97.

On Friday Olympic 10000m silver medallist, Galen Rup, shattered his own American 10000m record when he clocked 26:44.36 to win the race.

In the women's high jump, Anna Chicherova of Russia jumped 2.01m to win the event setting a new world-season best mark.

American Tori Bowie also clocked the fastest time this year over 200m in 22.18, with Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare in second in 22.23PB, while USA super-star Allyson Felix took third in 22.44.

Jamaica's Novlene Williams-Mills was fastest in the women's 400m in 50.40, edging American Francena McCrory by .13 of a second while her compatriot Kaliese Spencer took the win in the 400 hurdles in 54.29.

Kenyan Hellen Obiri out-kicked world champion Abebe Aregawi to the women's 1500m with a mark of  3:57.05 - fastest in the world this year. 

Another world leading performance came in the women's 3000m steeple as Ethiopia's Sofia Assefa won the meeting in 9:11.39.


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