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Nadia Battocletti breaks Italian indoor 3000m record

Two-time European U23 cross country champion Nadia Battocletti set her first Italian senior record in 3000m race at the 6th edition of the Eure Athletics Meeting which is a World Athletics Indoor tour silver level that was held on Monday (14) at the Jesse Owens Stadium in Val-de-Reuil (Eure).

Battocletti finished second in a stunning time of 8:41.75 World U20 800m champion Ayal Dagnachaw from Ethiopia who won in a sprint finish in 8:41.32 on her debut over the distance.

The 21 year-olds time was an outright lifetime best as she also shaved three seconds off the previous national indoor record of 8:44.81 which was set in 2007 by Silvia Weissteiner at the European Indoor Championships in Birmingham.

Only two Italian female athletes have ever run faster outdoors times; former three-time European champion Agnese Possamai who holds a personal best of 8:37.96 that she got in 1983 and 1996 Olympic 5000m bronze medallist Roberta Brunet who holds a lifetime best of 8:35.65 that she got in 1997.


Ayal Dagnachew runs eighth fastest time in 3000m in Val De Reuil

World U20 800m Champion, Ayal Dagnachew ran the 8th fastest time in the world in 3000m 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).

Dagnachew who won the 800m women race in Nairobi started off the season on high note as she wrote her name in the history books by taking the title with a personal best of 8:41.32.

The 20 year-old Ethiopian pulled the top eleven athletes to finish with the personal bests. European U23 Champion, Nadia Battocletti came home in second place in a time of 8:41.72 with Workeda Getachew   closing the podium finishes in 8:41.72.

Ethiopia’s Tigist Ketema and Zerfe Wondemagegn finished in fourth and fifth place in a time of 8:43.91 and 8:44.63 respectively.

World U18 bronze medallist, Edinah Jebitok performed dismally as she finished in sixth place with Selah

Busienei crossing the line in ninth place and both pulling personal bests of 8:45.46 and 8:52.40 respectively.



  1. Ayal Dagnachew        (ETH) 8:41.32
  2. Nadia Battocletti       (ITA)  8:41.72
  3. Workeda Getachew    (ETH) 8:41.95
  4. Tigist Ketema              (ETH) 8:43.91
  5. Zerfe Wondemagegn  (ETH) 8:44.63
  6. Edinah Jebitok              (KEN)8:45.46

Beatrice Chebet to battle Dawit Seyaum at Campaccio

The 2018 World U20 5000m champion, Beatrice Chebet will battle for honors with Ethiopia’s 1500m specialist Dawit Seyaum at the 65th edition of Campaccio in San Giorgio su Legnano that will be held today (Thursday 6).

The 2019 World U20 Cross Country champion will target to win her first World Cross Country Tour Gold race of the season after finishing second in Atapuerca in November last year and third at the Cross Italica in Seville.

The 21 year-old will have to pass through fire as she will clash with Seyaum who is in her best shape ever after setting the fastest time in 5k history of 14:39 in Lille last year.

Chebet will face –off once again with Eritrea’s Rahel Ghebreyohannes Daniel, who beat her by one second at Cross Internacional de Atapuerca.

Last year she beat a high-quality field to win the 3000m at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Doha in 8:27.49.

Kip Keino Classic silver medallist in 5000m, Eva Cherono and Lucy Mawia Muli,the winner of Cross Internacional de Soria have also be added on the startlist as well as Ethiopia’s Belayneh Pantaye, who clocked 14:44.51 for 5000m last year.

European U23 Cross Country champion Nadia Battocletti from Italy will carry the hopes of her country after a finishing seventh at the Tokyo Games in the 5000m finals in 14:46.29 which was two seconds shy of the Italian record.

The 21 year-old finished third last week at the Boclassic 5km race behind Seyaum and Kenyan born turned Kazakhstan international, Norah Jeruto.

Slovenia’s Klara Lukan, Poland’s European U23 steeplechase silver medallist Kinga Krolik, Italy’s European U23 10,000m silver medallist Anna Arnaudo and Giovanna Selva will also be on the start line to battle for honors.

This year’s edition of the famous Italian race will honor the memory of 1973 world cross-country champion Paola Pigni, who died last June, and Agnes Tirop, who finished third in 2017 and second in 2018 in San Giorgio su Legnano.