Increíble career Mohamed Katir 1500m , who signed a mark of 3: 28.76 to beat the record of Spain in the possession of Fermin Cacho , when in 1997 achieved a mark of 3: 28.95 , which at that time even It was a European record.
Katir did not win the race, which was taken by the Kenyan Cheruiyot, who also made a personal mark with 3: 28.28 , but with the national record, Mohamed, a resident of Mula since the age of five, was more than satisfied. His initial strategy was to follow in the wake of Jakob Ingebrigtsen . They both settled in the middle zone, and when he pulled forward in the 800s, Katir followed. Meanwhile, Cheruiyot took the lead after the withdrawal of the hare and no longer left it.
Jakob and Katir advanced together until the Spaniard left him and went in search of victory , which he stayed close to. The Spanish athlete has managed to lower his mark in this distance in 12 seconds in three years. Let’s remember that Mohamed already achieved a historic triumph in the 5,000 meters test of the Gateshead Diamond League last May and has Olympic minimums in that distance and in 1,500, although the latter will not run it despite his ‘mark’ today. After Gateshead, at the Florence event, the Muleño, who was born in Morocco 23 years ago, achieved another milestone for our athletics, beating the 5,000 record, which he left in 12: 50.79.
Men’s 400 hurdles
After breaking the world record of 400 hurdles last week in the Diamond League in Oslo with 46.70, Karsten Warholm had a huge race in Monaco, where he stopped the clock at 47.08. The Norwegian flew to beat Alison dos Santos, who signed 47.51, and a Kyron McMaster, who did not finish.
Women’s triple jump
In the women’s triple, Yulimar Rojas made very long jumps in his fifth and sixth, which would have been around the world record, but ended in nil. The Jamaican Shanieka Ricketts won, who in the sixth attempt did 14.29 meters, although the best jump of the contest was for her Venezuelan rival, with 15.12. These days Carl Lewis called on athletes to boycott the Diamond League, to prevent victory from only the last attempt. Ana Peleteiro was fourth with a best time of 14.57 meters.