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Brandon McBride beats Michael Saruni at USATF Distance Classic

Canadian National Record holder in 800m Brandon McBride beat Michael Saruni at the USATF Distance Classic held Thursday (19) at the Hilmer Lodge Stadium in Walnut, California.

Mcbride who came to this race with the fastest time on paper of 1:43.20 that he got at the 2018 Monaco Herculis Diamond League Meeting where he finished in second, lived to the race expectations as he dismantled the quality field that included the African Indoor Record holder.

The 2018 NACAC Championships gold medallist won the race in a time 1:47.39 with the 2019 World Athletics Championships semi-finalist Brannon Kidder coming home in second in 1:47.85.

Former world record holder for the indoor 600m race, Saruni was forced to settle in third place in 1:47.85.

LEADING RESULTS

800M MEN

  1. Brandon McBride  (CAN) 1:47.39
  2. Brannon Kidder      (USA) 1:47.64
  3. Michael Saruni        (KEN) 1:47.85

Michael Saruni to light up USATF Distance Classic

Former world record holder for the indoor 600m race, Michael Saruni will light up USATF Distance Classic that will be held today (Thursday) at the Hilmer Lodge Stadium in Walnut, California.

Saruni who holds the African indoor record with a time of 1:43.98, which places him as the fastest indoor 800m ever achieved in the US. This time also made him the second-fastest indoor performer at that time.

The 26 year-old will have an uphill task as he will face Canadian National Record holder in 800m Brandon McBride and United States Isaiah Jewett.

Mcbride comes to this race with the fastest time on paper of 1:43.20 that he got at the 2018 Monaco Herculis Diamond League Meeting where he finished in second place while Jewett holds the second fastest time of 1:43.85 that he got last year during the U.S. Olympic Trials.

Other title contenders include Australian Charlie Hunter of 1:44.35, Isaiah Harris and Craig Engels both from USA of 1:44.42 and 1:44.68 respectively.

Michael saruni to battle two world leaders in 800m race in Madrid

African indoor record holder, Michael Saruni will face a fierce battle at the Villa de Madrid Indoor Meeting which is a World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold level meeting that will be held on Tuesday (2) in Madrid, Spain.

Saruni’s time of 1:43.98 places him as the fastest indoor 800m ever achieved in the US. This time also made him the second-fastest indoor performer at that time.

The 26 years-old will battle for honors with Spain’s Mariano Garcia chasing his third win in this year’s World Indoor Tour after finishing first in Staten Island with a world leading mark of 1:45.12 and Liévin in 1:46.29 ahead of Elliot Giles from Great Britain.

The 24 year-old will renew his rivalry with Giles, who also won two races in the circuit in Karlsruhe in 1:46.78 and Torun in 1:45.42 and finished second in Birmingham behind Collins Kipruto, who set his indoor life best of 1:45.39 at the Muller Indoor Grand Prix.

Swedish indoor record holder Andreas Kramer, will also be on the start line as carries his lifetime best of 1:45.09 that he set in Torun last year.

Bryce Hoppel beats Michael Saruni at Millrose Games

United States Bryce Hoppel beat African indoor record holder Michael Saruni in 800m race at the 114th edition of the Millrose Games that were held on Saturday in the snowy-covered city of New York.

Saruni was the fastest athlete on paper when coming into the race and surged to the lead midway through the third lap; Hoppel came off the final turn and turned on the speed to move past Saruni to cut the tape in a world-leading time of 1:46.05.

Hoppel, set an American indoor record in the 1,000m last year, had the lead until the 500m mark and then stayed on the Kenyans shoulder until making his winning move.

Saruni was forced to settle in second place in 1:46.32 with American Isaiah Harris closing the podium finishes in in 1:46.49.

Wyclife Kinyamal sets the record in 800m race at Continental Tour

After silencing Canada’s Marco Arop a week ago, Wyclife Kinyamal was it again and this time it was at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial that was held on Sunday (5) in Silesia, Poland, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting.

On paper this race was favoring former world record holder for the indoor 600m champion Michael Saruni and the Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Patryk Dobek from Poland but it seems Kinyamal had his secret card hidden under the table as he trounced the two crossing the line in anew Meet record of 1:44.63.

Poland’s Kacper Lewalski another unfavorite took the second place in a new personal best of 1:44.84 with European U23 silver medallist Champion Daniel Rowden from Great taking bronze in 1:44.89 after a powerful kick that denied his country mate Jake Weightman a podium finish. Weightman finished fourth in a seasonal best of 1.44.89.

Saruni the race favorite finished a distant fifth in 1:44.04.

LEADING RESULTS

800M MEN

  1. Wycliffe Kinyamal          (KEN) 1:44.63
  2. Kacper Lewalski              (POL)  1:44.84
  3. Daniel Rowden                 (GRT) 1:44.89
  4. Jake Weightman               (GRT) 1:44.97
  5. Michael Saruni                 (KEN) 1:44.04

Michael saruni to face stiff challenge at World Continental Tour

Former world record holder for the indoor 600m champion Michael Saruni face off with Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Patryk Dobek from Poland at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial that will be held on Sunday (5) in Silesia, Poland, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting.

Saruni who is Coached by the 1988 Seoul Olympics 800m gold medalist Paul Ereng, will be looking out to redeem himself after faltering at Tokyo.

Dobek is the current European Indoor 800m Champion and he must be at his best to take victory in front of his home crowd.

Others in the start lineup include, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Amel Tuka, USA’s Clayton Murphy and British trio Daniel Rowden, Elliot Giles and Jake Wightman.

Saruni Eyes Diamond League Trophy Champ Nijel Amos Scalp in Monaco

Upcoming  United States of America based Kenyan Michael Saruni will have a litmus test as he tests himself against the seasoned and experienced Botswana’s 800m runner, 2014 Commonwealth Games champion, Nijel Amos at the IAAF Diamond League leg in Monaco on Friday, July 20th.

Amos, the IAAF Diamond League champion and holder of the Prefontaine Classic 800m meeting record had been laid off by a calf injury he sustained at the recent Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. 

Saruni a University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) second year student, made his mark in track and field history when he clocked the NCAA record time of 1:43.25 in 800m at the Desert Heat Classic in Tucson, Arizona, during National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) on April 28th.

Coached by the 1988 Seoul Olympics 800m gold medalist Paul Ereng,  time breaks the NCAA record previously held by North American U20 indoor record holder Donavan Brazier (Texas A&M) who ran 1:43.55 at the 2016 NCAA Championships. 

Saruni’s time ranks as the fastest in the world this year and breaks the school record held by former teammate Emmanuel Korir (1:43.73). depleted the NCAA record previously held by held by former teammate and compatriot Emmanuel Korir (1:43.73) for his season best.
Amos  finished second in his comeback race the Prefontaine Classic, which is a non-Diamond event, to gauge his body and strength ahead of the new athletics season after being beaten by Kenya’s US based Korir race after a disappointing Gold Coast’s Commonwealth Games showing.

The 2012 Olympic silver medallist from Botswana with a season best of 1:44.18, last year won his third IAAF Diamond League trophy – the most by anyone in this event. 

Amos a resident in the United States with Eugene-based Oregon Track Club Elite said during his absence on the track,  he did a lot of work during the winter programme.

Amos,  under tutelage of American coach Mark Rowland , pointed out that he would not want to push himself too hard.