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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


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

Marcell Jacobs the star to watch at Orlen Cup Lodz

Olympic 100m Champion, Marcell Jacobs will be the star to watch at the Orlen Cup Lodz which is a World Athletics indoor tour silver level, that will be held on Friday 911) in Lodz, Poland.

Jacobs is fresh from winning the Istaf Indoor 60m race in Berlin, where he beat defending champion Arthur Cisse from the Ivory Coast’ in a European lead of 6:51 with Cisse coming home in second place in 6.60.

The 27 year-old will face with American and multiple medalist of the world championships Michael Rodgers.

Rodgers comes to this race with a personal best of 6.48 seconds that he got at the Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 2011.

Jacobs switched from long jump in 2018 and he took sometimes off to rest for the remainder of 2021 after his surprise double success in Tokyo