The 2015 IAAF Diamond League season is officially underway with the Doha Qatar meet now completed.
The meet was one to remember as records after records were broken and eye popping times clocked. In the women’s 200 meters which saw the USA’s Allyson Felix pitted against the Ivory Coast’s Muriel Ahoure it was Felix of the USA that came away with a time that’s only heard of during Olympic years. She came away with a time of 21.98 seconds, beating the rest of the field comfortably with Ahoure in second place clocking a time of 22.29 seconds.
In the men’s Triple Jump it was a duel for the ages as Cuba’s Pedro Pablo Pichardo recorded the third longest jump in history of 18.06 meters behind Jonathan Edwards of the UK (The current world record holder) and Kenny Harrison of the USA to take the title on Friday night followed closely by the USA’s Christian Taylor who jumped a career best of 18.04 meters to take second place.
In the men’s 800 meters it was a disappointing start of the season for 21 year old Mohamed Aman of Ethiopia who was the favorite to win the race as he got upstaged by Djibouti’s Ayanleh Souleiman who took the race with a time of 1:43.78 followed by Ferguson Rotech Cheruiyot and Alfred Kipketer both from Kenya in second place and third places respectively.
In the Men’s 100 meters it was a spectacular night for the USA’s Justin Gatlin who dominated the field with the fastest time of the season of 9.74 seconds beating Mike Rodgers also of the US to a distant second along with the rest of the field.
The battle of the Middle distance titans have started as Ethiopia’s Hagos Gebrhiwet topped the UK’s Mo Farah in the 3000 meters race with a time of 7:38.08
Bershawn Jackson was super dominant in the men’s 400 meters hurdles as he came away with the fastest time of the year of 48.09 seconds in the event .
The men’s javelin Throw was taken by Fenlands Tero Pitkamaki with a distance of 88.62 meters and Africa’s Ihab AbdelRahman (Egypt) and Julius Yego (Kenya) finished a respectable 4th and 6th with distances thrown of over 80 plus meters.