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Halimah Nakaayi sets 800m World Lead in Val De Reuil

World outdoor champion Halimah Nakaayi ran a world leading time in the 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).

 Nakaayi slashed almost two seconds from her indoor personal best as she battled Olympian marathoner Tigist Girma from Ethiopian and her fellow country-mate Winnie Nanyondo, the 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist.

The 27 year-old was on another mission as she surged with an electric speed to cross the line in the fastest time in the world indoors this season of 1:59.55.

She was followed by Girma who finished in a distant place in a time of 2:01.68.

Nanyondo closed the first three podium finishes in a time of 2:02.14.

LEADING RESULTS

800M WOMEN

  1. Halimah Nakaayi      (UGA) 1:59.55
  2. Tigist Girma               (ETH) 2:01.68
  3. Winnie Nanyondo     (UGA)2:02.14

Ferdinard Omanyala beaten by a whisker at Eure Athletics

After breaking the National Record for the second time in France, Africa’s fastest man Ferdinard Omanyala managed to hold Michael Rodgers from the United States in the 60m race at the 6th edition of the Meeting de l’Eure Val De Reuil which is a World Athletics Indoor tour silver level that was held at the Jesse Owens Stadium in Val-de-Reuil (Eure).

Omanyala was at it again but the timer allowed the 36-year-old Rodgers to take his first international victory though they shared the same time of 6.64 seconds.

Marvin Rene from France closed the first three podium finishes in 6.65 seconds

 LEADING RESULTS
60M MEN

  1. Michael Rodgers         6.64
  2. Ferdinand Omanyala  6.64
  3. Marvin Rene                  6:65