Saturday, September 23, 2023

El-Bakkali smashes steeple assembly document ahead of house crowd at Rabat Diamond League


Olympic and global champion Soufiane El-Bakkali stormed to victory ahead of an enthusiastically vocal house crowd within the ultimate match of Sunday’s Rabat Diamond League, the three,000m steeplechase. The tall Moroccan ran 7:56.69, the eighth-fastest all-time efficiency within the match, simplest 3 seconds off the arena document–and it’s nonetheless early within the season.

It was once assembly information all spherical, nearly, on Sunday in Rabat; they had been additionally set within the ladies’s 1,500m (via Ethiopia’s Gudaf Tsegay, who ran 3:54.03), the ladies’s 200m (via Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson, in 21.98) and the lads’s 100 (via Fred Kerley of the U.S., in 9.94).

In different occasions, Edmonton’s Marco Arop completed 5th within the males’s 800m, in 1:46.34, which was once gained via Emmanuel Wanyonyi of Kenya in 1:44.36.

Olympic champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen gained the moderately sedately-paced males’s 1,500m in 3:32.59, with the younger American phenom Yared Nuguse 3 hundredths of a 2d at the back of him, in a PB of three:33.02 and Australia’s Ollie Hoare 3rd in 3:33.39. International bronze medallist and Commonwealth Video games champion Mary Moraa of Kenya gained the ladies’s 800m in 1:58.72.  

Shot putter Sarah Mitton of Liverpool, N.S., completed 5th in her match, with 18.56, the most productive of her 5 throws. Arop and Mitton had been the one Canadians competing in Rabat.

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The Diamond League circuit continues with the following assembly, in Florence, Italy, on June 2.


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