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20 Year-Old Runs 800m World Lead in Turku

European U20 record holder Max Burgin ran the World leading time in the men’s 800m race at the Paavo Nurmi Games which is a World Athletics Continental tour gold level series held on Tuesday (14) in Turku, Finland.

The 20 year-old beat strong field that included Olympic 4×400 silver medallist Tony Van Diepen from the Netherlands, European silver medallist, Andreas Kramer from Sweden and Collins Kipruto from Kenya, who came with the second fastest time on paper.

Burgin pulled away in the second lap and held on to cross the finish-line in a world leading and personal best time of 1:43.52 which took him to be the fourth fastest British 800m runner in history behind legends Sebastian Coe, Steve Cram and Peter Elliott.

“I suffered today, but I am happy to set a personal best. This was just my second race of the season, but I am now feeling very confident for the British Championships and the World Championships after that,” said Burgin.

Burgin who took bronze in Ostrava was followed by Diepen with a new personal best of 1:44.24 with Olympic finalist Gabriel Tual from France closing the podium three finishes in a season best of 1:44.68.

Kipruto who broke the meeting record at Eure Athletics Meeting in February, failed to live up to his expectations as he finished a distant fourth in 1:44.69 with Kramer finishing in fifth in 1:44.75.


800M MEN

  1. Max Burgin            (GBR) 1:43.53
  2. Tony van Diepen  (NED) 1:44.24
  3. Gabriel Tual           (FRA) 1:44.30
  4. Collins Kipruto     (KEN) 1:44.69
  5. Andreas Kramer   (SWE) 1:44.75

Collins Kipruto to battle Cornelius Tuwei at Paavo Nurmi Games

Kenya’s Collins Kipruto will be the star to watch in the men’s 800m race at the Paavo Nurmi Games which is a World Athletics continental tour gold level series that will be held on Tuesday (14) in Turku, Finland.

The 27 year-old who broke the meeting record at Eure Athletics Meeting in February  will battle his compatriot Cornelius Tuwei who comes to this race with the fastest time on paper of 1:43.76 that at the KBC Nacht van de Atletiek, where he took the honor.

Olympic 4×400 silver medallist Tony Van Diepen has also been lined up to fight for the title as he also holds a life time best of 1:44.31 that he got at the Continental Tour Gold meeting in Bydgoszcz.

Kipruto who holds the second fastest time here of 1:43.95, will also battle with the European silver medallist, Andreas Kramer from Sweden who comes with a personal best of 1:44.58 and the 20-year-old Max Burgin from Great Britain, who finished third in his seasonal best of 1:44.54 in Ostrava.

Other title contender includes Gabriel Tual from France, who finished seventh in the Olympic final in Tokyo.

Where to Watch the Ostrava Golden Spike

Watch the live show that includes, Barnabas Kipyego, Emmanuel Wanyonyi, Collins Kipruto,  at the Ostrava Golden Spike which is a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold level meeting that will be held on Tuesday (31) in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

The pre-meeting starts at 14.00 Central European Time (GMT) while the main international program starts at 17:00 CEST.

Ostrava Golden Spike 2022 will be streamed live in a number of countries around the World on the World Athletics YouTube channel and different TV stations.

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Athletics Kenya names the World Athletics Indoor team

Athletics Kenya has selected ten athletes to represent the country at the World Athletics Indoor Championships that will be held from 18th – 20th March, 2022 in Belgrade, Serbia.

The team is led by Africa’s fastest man Ferdinand Omanyala who has been great form in recent times. The 26 year-old broke the 100m Stadium Record at the third Athletics Kenya Track and field weekend meeting that were over the weekend at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi.

The team comprises of:

1. Ferdinand Omanyala 60M
2. Naomi Korir 800M
3. Collins Kipruto 800M
4. Eglay Nalyanya 800M
5. Noah Kibet 800M
6. Ednah Jebitok 1500M, 3000M
7. Beatrice Chebet 3000M
8. Jacob Krop 3000M
9. Daniel Ebenyo Simiu 3000M
10. Abel Kipsang 1500m

The delegation of six individuals will accompany the team that is led by Barnaba Kitilit and the 2008 Olympic silver medallist in 800m race, Janet Busienei who is the team coach.

Officials include:

  1. Ahmed Hassan         – Technical Leader
  2. Philomena Francis  – Team Medical
  3. Lydia Muraya            – Team Official
  4. Irene Wamui             – Team Official

Collins Kipruto disappoints as Elliot Giles takes overall 800m title in Madrid

Great Britain’s Elliot Giles delivered another master class of 800m running as he bided his time to glide with the overall title at the Villa de Madrid Indoor Meeting which is a World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold level meeting that was held on Tuesday (2) in Madrid, Spain.

Giles who has been in great shape in recent times settled in behind the pacemaker and Mariano Garcia in the early stages, and despite the Spaniard moving ahead before the bell. Giles ran a composed last lap to overtake Garcia after the final bend taking his third win in this season’s circuit with a Meeting Record of 1:45.43.

“The plan was to win, nothing but to win. I figured I race these boys all the time. I know how to beat them, and while it didn’t quite happen the way I planned. It was great to get the win,” said Giles.

Garcia was forced to settle in second place with a time of 1:45.82 with Alvaro de Arriba closing the podium three finishes in a time of 1:45.97.

Kenya’s Collins Kipruto who beat Giles at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix, finished a disappointing fifth in a time of 1:46.18.

Elliot Giles gets revenge against Collins Kipruto in Torun

British Indoor record holder Elliot Giles got his revenge after beating Collins Kipruto in 800m race at the ORLEN Copernicus Cup which is a World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold series that was held on Tuesday (22) in Torun, Poland.

Giles makes it two wins this year equaling his seasonal best with a time of 1:45.42, the same time that he clocked at Müller Indoor Grand Prix on Friday.

“I am enjoying it so much ! It is my third time at the Copernicus Cup and it’s my second triumph here. With the crowd it was such an amazing competition”, said Giles

Giles was closely followed by Swedish indoor record holder Andreas Kramer who broke the 1:46 barrier to finish second with 1:45.71.

Kipruto who set a New Meeting Record in Eure Athletics Meeting and a season best of 1:45.39 at Müller Indoor was forced to settle in third place in a time of 1:45.94.

World bronze medallist in the 1500m, Marcin Lewandowski finished in fifth place with a season best of 1:46.01 beating the three-time European 800m champion Adam Kszczot who clocked 1:46.29 in his farewell race.

Collins Kipruto sets a Meeting Record in Val De Reuil

Kenya’s Collins Kipruto set a New Meeting Record in 800m race at the 6th edition of the Eure Athletics Meeting which is a World Athletics Indoor tour silver level that was held at the Jesse Owens Stadium in Val-de-Reuil (Eure).

 The 27 year-old led a Kenyan 1-2 podium finish as he battled his fellow country-mate Noah Kibet who is World U20 bronze medallist but Kipruto was too good with his kick as he left him gasping for breath crossing the line with a new Meet record of 1:47.05. Kibet came home in second twenty five seconds later.

Mostafa Smaili from Morocco closed the podium finishes with the same time as Kibet of 1:47.27.

Spain’s Alvaro De Arriba and Cornelius Tuwei from Kenya finished in fourth and fifth place in 1:47.97 and 1:48.38 respectively.


800M MEN

  1. Collins Kipruto     (KEN) 1:47.05
  2. Noah Kibet            (KEN) 1:47.27
  3. Mostafa Smaili     (MOR) 1:47.27
  4. Alvaro De Arriba  (SPN)   1:47.94
  5. Cornelius Tuwei    (KEN) 1:48.38