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What happened yesterday…

The Diamond League tour stopped in Monaco for the Herculis, and it was an outstanding meet.
Complete results

What was the highlight of the meet?

Was it:

a) Brimin Kipruto missing the steeplechase world record by a mere 0.01 seconds?
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b) American-based runners Mo Farah (UK) and Bernard Lagat (USA) outsprinting the field to break both their national records?
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or c) track and field going blue-collar with post-race mayhem?
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You can’t go wrong with any of those choices.

There are about a billion post-meet writeups on the Herculis, ranging from bland (IAAF) to very good (Athletics Weekly). But without a doubt, the most in-depth and thoughtful analysis comes to us from Let’s Run (albeit distance events only).

Other results…

Day 2 of the Russian Championships took place in Cheboksary, and there were some fireworks:
*Anna Chicherova cleared 2.07m in the high jump, the world’s best jump since August 2009
*Mariya Savinova narrowly beat Yulia Rusanova, 1:56.95 to 1:56.99, by far the fastest 800 meter times of 2011
*The notorious Ana Kapachinskaya won the 400 meters in 49.35…a 32-year-old runs a huge PR, someone once sat out two years for steroids (stanozolol specifically)? Really?
Complete results / IAAF recap

The Reunion Internacional Ciudad de Barcelona, an EAA Premium Meet, took place in the Spanish city. Highlights:
*Zersenay Tadesse (Eritrea) ran 12:59.32 to win the 5000 meters
*former World/Olympic 400 meter champ Christine Ohuruogu (UK) won her first serious race of the year after batting injuries
Complete results

Day 2 of the the European Junior Championships took place in Tallinn, Estonia.
Complete results / EAA recap

Day 1 of the Pan-American Junior Championships took place in Miramar, Florida.
Complete results / USATF recap

What’s on today…

The Russian Championships continue at Olympiysky Stadium in Cheboksary.
Meet website

The German Championships begin today at Auestadion Kassel.
Meet website

The 15th Meeting Internazionale, an EAA Area Permit Meet, takes place today at Stadio Comunale in Pergine Valsugana, Italy.
Meet website

The European Junior Championships continue in Tallinn.
Live webcast / live results

The Pan-American Junior Championships continue in Miramar, Florida.
Live webcast / live results

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