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• Taplin Storms 45.19; Dibaba Misses 1K Record

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Granadian sprinter Bralon Taplin posted the 2nd fastest time indoors in 400m while Genzebe Dibaba failed to brake 1000m world record.

The 24-year-old Taplin dominated the men´s 400m race from the gun as he took the win clocking world indoor #2 time and indoor PB of 45.19 seconds.

The most anticipated race at Reunion Villa de Madrid was the women´s 1000m race, where Ethiopian superstar Genzebe Dibaba tried to take down the world record of 2:30.94.

 Even though the rabbit paced Dibaba right below the record pace (59.19 for 400m and 1:29.60 at the 600m and 2:00.62PB at 800m) the Ethiopian faded in the final lap clocking 2:33.06 at the finish. Her time was a new personal best and new Ethiopian record over 1000m.

Elsewhere, (this year undefeated) Adam Kszczot of Poland took the men´s 800m 1:46.38. 

Olympic champion Ruth Beitia sailed over 1.98m for the win the women´s high jump. 

Spain´s Orlando Ortega dominated the men´s 60m hurdles by clocking new SB time of 7.51in the final. 

See full meet results here.




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