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Lievin win for Jemma Reekie forward of World Indoors

British 800m runner runs 2:00.40 at World Indoor Tour assembly as Gudaf Tsegay, Lamecha Girma and Grant Holloway have world document close to misses

With the World Indoor Championships on her residence soil in Scotland in three weeks’ time, Jemma Reekie confirmed nice type with an 800m victory in Lievin, France, on Saturday (Feb 10).

The 25-year-old clocked 2:00.40 to beat Noelie Yarigo of Benin and Audrey Werro, the European under-20 champion from Switzerland.

“It actually felt comfy and it was good to apply some race techniques and that went effectively,” she mentioned. “Right now was not about working time, however about taking the win, so I’m very blissful.

“I’m aiming for Glasgow, however nonetheless need to run the British Champs subsequent week first. They are going to take the winner from the nationals and one non-automatic qualifier to the Worlds, however I really feel comfy to make the crew.

Jemma Reekie (Getty)

“It’s at residence in Glasgow, in order that’s very cool. World Indoor Championships are perhaps not vital for everybody, but when it’s at residence, you wish to carry out. And other than that, I might by no means flip away a World Indoor Championship medal.”

Elsewhere it was an evening of world document close to misses with Gudaf Tsegay, Lamecha Girma and Grant Holloway all coming near setting international bests.

Gudaf Tsegay (Getty)

Tsegay ran 8:17.11 over 3000m to only miss Genzebe Dibaba’s world document of 8:16.60 from 2014. The Ethiopian world 10,000m champion spent a lot of the latter levels working barely extensive to overhaul lapped runners too.

“It’s a really quick time, however I do know I used to be able to breaking the world document,” mentioned Tsegay. “My focus this yr is on the Olympic Video games, so I’m undecided if I’ll be competing on the World Indoor Championships, however I needed to run right here in Lievin as a result of I’ve good recollections on this observe.”

Girma was trying to interrupt Kenenisa Bekele’s world indoor 2000m mark of 4:49.99 however needed to be content material with the second-fastest time ever of 4:51.23.

Grant Holloway (Getty)

Within the 60m hurdles, Holloway equalled his personal assembly document with a world-leading 7.32 and was simply three hundredths of a second outdoors the world document.

Reekie wasn’t the one Brit in type both as Laviai Nielsen received the ladies’s B 400m in 51.11, as Nicole Yeargin took the 400m C ace in 53.49 from Jessie Knight’s 53.51.

Laviai Nielsen (World Athletics)

The 400m A race, nonetheless, was received in model by Femke Bol of the Netherlands in a world lead of 49.63 forward of fellow Dutch athlete Lieke Klaver’s 50.50.

Within the males’s shot put there was a 22.37m world lead from Leonardo Fabbri of Italy as Britain’s Scott Lincoln threw 20.54m in seventh.

Femke Bol (Getty)

Eliza McCartney cleared a world lead and New Zealand indoor document of 4.84m to win the ladies’s pole vault forward of Britain’s Molly Caudery and Finland’s Wilma Murto, who each cleared 4.75m.

There was additionally a world lead of 20.21 within the males’s 200m from Erriyon Knighton, who was making his indoor debut.

A quick ladies’s 1500m noticed Freweyni Hailu win in 3:57.24 forward of fellow Ethiopian Diribe Welteji (3:57.48), however fifth-placed Sarah Healy clocked an Irish document of 4:03.83 as Revee Walcott-Nolan of Britain was eighth in 4:04.64.

Full outcomes right here.

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