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World-Leading Updated Track and Field List On May 30

Kendra Harrison and Ruth Chebet were among the highlighted athletes producing world-leading marks over the weekend.

Kendra Harrison and Ruth Chebet were among the highlighted athletes producing world-leading marks over the weekend.

American Harrison was in outstanding form in the women’s 100m hurdles, after clocking a personal best and the second fastest on the world all-time list of 12.24 seconds when winning commandingly at the 2016 Nike Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Ore., on Saturday, 28 May.

Harrison was improving her own previous world-leading time of 12.36.

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Meanwhile, Ruth Chebet of Bahrain won the women’s 3000m steeplechase with the second fastest time ever in the event, at 8:59.97 when winning at the Prefontaine Classic.

She was bettering the 9:07.42 set by Hyvin Jepkemoi of Kenya, earlier this month.

Other women setting world-leading marks over the weekend were Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon, who ran 3:56.41 in the 1500m and USA’s Tori Bowie – 21.99 for the 200m in Oregon.

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On the men’s side, Kenya’s Asbel Kiprop produced a time of 3:51.54 to set a new world-leading mark in the mile run at the Prefontaine Classic, with Great Britain’s Olympic champion Mo Farah clocking 26:53.71 for the 10,000m at the same meeting.

Christian Taylor (USA – 17.76m) in the triple jump, Joe Kovacs (USA – 22.13m) for the men’s shot put, Piotr Malachowski (POL – 68.15m) in the discus throw and Damian Warner (CAN – 8523 points) in the decathlon also collected world-leading standards last week.

Men World-Leading List

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100: Femi Ogunode QAT – 9.91
200: LaShawn Merritt USA – 19.78
400: Kirani James GRN – 44.08
800: Nicholas Kipkoech KEN – 1:43.37
1500: Asbel Kiprop KEN – 3:32.15
Mile: Asbel Kiprop KEN – 3:51.54
3000: Abdelaati Iguider MAR – 7:36.85
5000: Muktar Idris ETH – 12:59.43
10000: Mo Farah GBR – 26:53.71
3000S: Conseslus Kipruto KEN – 8:02.77
110H: Omar McLeod JAM – 12.98
400H: Johnny Dutch USA – 48.36
HJ: Majed El Dein Ghazal SYR – 2.36m
PV: Sam Kendricks USA – 5.92
LJ: Marquise Goodwin USA – 8.45m
TJ: Christian Taylor USA – 17.76m
SP: Joe Kovacs USA – 22.13m
DT: Piotr Malachowski POL – 68.15m
HT: Pawel Fajdek POL – 80.66
JT: Ihab Abdelrahman EGY; Thomas Röhler GER – 87.37m
Dec: Damian Warner CAN – 8523pts
HM: Solomon Yego KEN – 58:44
Mar: Eliud Kipchoge KEN – 2:03:05
4×1: Canada 38.11
4×400: LSU (University Squad, USA) – 3:00.38

Women World-Leading List

100: Tori Bowie USA – 10.80
200: Tori Bowie USA – 21.99
400: Shaunae Miller BAH – 49.69
800: Caster Semenya RSA – 1:56.64
1500: Faith Kipyegon KEN – 3:56.41
3000: Almaz Ayana ETH – 8:23.11
5000: Almaz Ayana ETH – 14:16.31
10,000: Netsanet Gudeta ETH – 30:56.26
3000S: Ruth Chebet BRN – 8:59.97
100H: Kendra Harrison USA – 12.24
400H: Georganne Moline USA – 53.97
HJ: Chaunté Lowe USA – 1.96
PV: Sandi Morris USA – 4.83
LJ: Sosthene Taroum Moguenara GER – 7.16
TJ: Caterine Ibargüen COL – 15.04
SP: Gong Lijiao CHN – 20.43
DT: Sandra Perkovic CRO – 70.88
HT: Anita Włodarczyk POL – 79.48
JT: Vera Rebrik RUS – 67.30
Hep: Brianne Theissen-Eaton CAN – 6765
HM: Violah Jepchumba KEN – 65:51
Mar: Tirfe Tsegaye ETH – 2:19:41
4×1: USA – 42.22
4×4: Arkansas (University Squad, USA) – 3:25.48

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Chris is a retired coach with many years of experience following track and field. Enjoys traveling with his wife, two children and grand kids.

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