Akani Simbine continues to impress
The South African has been on a good run in the year 2017, and it seems to have continued at the Doha Diamond League. The South African went on to clock his sixth sub-10 second time of the season as he came home ahead of Asafa Powell in 9.99. He managed to beat Andre de Grasse and Justin Gatlin in the process. Gatlin ended in fourth in 10.14 behind Femi Ogunode (10.13) and ahead of De Grasse who ended fifth in 10.21. In the 200m, the Netherlands’ Dafne Schippers was beaten by Jamaica’s Olympic champion Elaine Thompson. Thompson won by a narrow margin of 0.26 seconds with a time of 22.19. Britain’s Robbie Grabarz who won the silver in the European Indoors in March claimed second place in the high jump. In the 800m, Olympic champion Caster Semenya clinched a commanding victory, coming home in a world leading time of one minute 56.61 seconds. Only Burundi’s Francine Niyonsaba remains the only other woman to better that time in the whole of 2016. Olympic champion Thomas Rohler won the javelin competition by more than four meters after throwing 93.90m long. It helped him to move to second on the all-time list with only Czech International Jan Zelezny throwing better than him. Get some great basketball bets here.
Matthew Rees and David Wyeth to reunite at Great Manchester Run
It was an inspiring event at the London Marathon when Welshman Matthew Rees stopped 300m from the end to help Englishman David Wyeth, who was found struggling and exhausted. It was a very generous and kind gesture from the Welshman which earned praises and appreciation from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as reported by many race officials and social media users. Rees ended in the 986th position when he could have finished better but opted to do this noble gesture. The pair has been in touch since then and will be seen again at the upcoming Great Manchester Run.
Eliud Kipchoge narrowly misses out a record at Nike event
The Kenyan missed out to become the first athlete to run under two hours for the marathon by 26 seconds as he clocked a time of 2:00:25. The 32-year-old did beat the world record of Dennis Kimetto’s mark of 2:02:57 but it will not be recognised as a record broken as in-out pacemakers were used in the marathon. The 32-year-old ran each mile at an average pace of around four minutes and 36 seconds. It was seven months of dedicated efforts and sincerity that paid off for Kipchoge, and it is something he can really be proud of.