David Rudisha won his first 800m Diamond League meet Adidas Grand Prix race in New York on Saturday after one year when he won the Doha 800m. The Olympic 800m champion won the race clocking 1:44.63.
Rudisha, the Olympic champ and world record holder, suffered a knee injury running while training in Central Park, New York around the same time last year. The Adidas Grand Prix was only second Diamond League meet for the Kenyan mid-distance superstar.
The best event at the Adidas Grand Prix was the men’s high jump, where Ukraine’s Bohdan Bondarenko and Qatar’s Mutaz Barshim cleared a massive 2.42m and later tried 2.46m which both failed. For Barshim and Bondarenko 2.42m was a new national records. Bondarenko took the win since he had fewer overall misses.
Yohan Blake surprisingly lost to his country-man Nesta Carter after he stumbled out of the blocks and clocked a slow 10.21 while Carter took the race in 10.09 seconds.
The women's 100m hurdles Queen Harrison won in 12.62, defeating 2008 Olympic champion Dawn Harper-Nelson who clocked 0.1 seconds slower.
USA's World Indoor champ Francena McCorory dominated the women's 400m after she won the race in 50.15. The second place finisher Stephenie Ann Mcpherson clocked 51.20 for second.
Javier Culson set a new World lead of 48.03 in the men´s 400m hurdle race. In the 400m flat race American Lashawn Merritt took a victory with a mark 44.16 seconds with Wayde Van Kierken of SA in second with a new national record of 44.38.
Tori Bowie of USA took another win in Diamond League meet series after she won the100m in 11.07.
Jamaican Warren Weir set a new world leading mark in the men's 200m with 19.82 performance. Warren's country man Nickel Ashmeade took second with a sub 20 second run of 19.95.
2011 world pole vault champion Fabiana Murer of Brazil setting a new World leading mark of 5.80m defeated Olympic champion Jenn Suhr. Suhr cleared 4.70m for second with Cubas Yarisley Silva in third with 4.70m.
Another world leading mark was set in the women's Javelin as Germany's Linda Stahl threw 67.32m. Second took Australian Kathryn Mitchell 66.08 while third place with a new Latvian national record took Madara Palameika 64.86m.