Felix cruises to 200M victory

Felix cruises to 200M victory

Olympic sprint champion Allyson Felix continued her comeback at the Oslo Diamond League meeting on Wednesday, cruising to an easy 200M victory after a hamstring injury sidelined the American for most of the past year.

Felix, a three-time gold medal winner at the London Games in 2012, was fast out of the blocks and never looked back, keeping a big lead over the pack even as she eased to cross the line.

Her time of 22.73, however, was more than a second off her personal best, highlighting her struggles. Djibouti's Ayanleh Soulei-man, the world indoor 1,500M champion, had no problems with his form as he convincingly won a star-studded mile with a time of 3:49.49. 

Middle distance great Hicham El Guerrouj of Morocco holds the 1,500 metre world record with 3:26.00, set in 1998. Souleiman, the world leader with a big win in Eugene, pulled away on the final lap and was never threatened even as several runners in the chase pack mounted a late charge.

Results:

Men: 100M: Richard Thompson (Trinidad and Tobago) 10.02, 1; Jimmy Vicaut (France) 10.04, 2; Adam Gemili (Britain) 10.11, 3. Mile: Ayanleh Souleiman (Djibouti) 3:49.49, 1; Nicholas Willis (New Zealand) 3:49.83, 2; Homiyu Tesfaye (Germany) 3:49.86, 3. 5000M: Yenew Alamirew (Ethiopia) 13:01.57, 1; Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku (Kenya) 13:02.15, 2; Galen Rupp (US) 13:03.35, 3. 110M hurdles: Pascal Martinot-Lagarde (France) 13.12, 1; Andrew Riley (Jamaica) 13.36, 2; Sergey Shubenkov (Russia) 13.37, 3. 400M hurdles: Ashton Eaton (US) 49.16, 1; Johnny Dutch (US) 49.77, 2; Rasmus Maegi (Estonia) 49.88, 3. 3000M steeplechase: Jairus Kipchoge Birech (Kenya) 8:02.37, 1; Evan Jager (US) 8:06.97, 2; Hillary Kipsang Yego (Kenya) 8:10.93, 3. Pole vault: Renaud Lavillenie (France) 5.77 metres, 1; Malte Mohr (Germany) 5.70, 2; Konstadinos Filippidis (Greece) 5.60, 3. Triple jump: Will Claye (US) 17.41, 1; Christian Taylor (US) 17.15, 2; Ernesto Reve (Cuba) 16.96, 3. Shot put: Joe Kovacs (US) 21.14, 1; David Storl (Germany) 21.08, 2; Reese Hoffa (US) 21.07, 3. Javelin throw: Tero Pitkamaki (Finland) 84.18, 1; Julius Yego (Kenya) 84.17, 2; Vitezslav Vesely (Czech Republic) 83.53, 3.
    Women: 100M: Myriam Soumare (France) 11.18, 1; Lekeisha Lawson (US) 11.24, 2; Muna Lee (US) 11.37, 3. 200M: Allyson Felix (US) 22.73, 1; Jodie Williams (Britain) 22.97, 2; Myriam Soumare (France) 22.98, 3. 400M: Novlene Williams-Mills (Jamaica) 50.06, 1; Natasha Hastings (US) 50.60, 2; Amantle Montsho (Botswana) 51.05, 3. 800M: Eunice Jepkoech Sum (Kenya) 1:59.02, 1; Ajee Wilson (US) 1:59.68, 2; Jessica Judd (Britain) 1:59.77, 3.  

400M hurdles: Kaliese Spencer (Jamaica) 54.94, 1; Kemi Adekoya (Bahrain) 54.96, 2; Eilidh Child (Britain) 55.33, 3.    

High jump: Mariya Kuchina (Russia) 1.98, 1; Blanka Vlasic (Croatia) 1.98, 2; Ana Simic (Croatia) 1.95, 3.  
  Long jump: Tianna Bartoletta (US) 7.02, 1; Shara Proctor (Britain) 6.78, 2; Funmi Jimoh (US) 6.71, 3.
    Discus throw: Sandra Perkovic (Croatia) 67.17, 1; Gia Lewis-Smallwood (US) 65.77, 2; Denia Caballero (Cuba) 64.89, 3.