He aims at storing the world record set by Moroccan Hicham El Guerrouj in the 1,500 m, in the closet, but before Monaco, it is on the track of Saint Denis that Asbel Kiprop made a lot of dust. Saturday, the Kenyan flew over the 800 m of Areva of the Meeting de Paris synonymous with diamond league spot.
2008 Olympic champion in the 1500m, Asbel Kiprop won the 800 m of the Paris stage of the diamond league in passing with the best world performance of the year in 1 min 43 sec 34. Below him on the podium, the former holder of the best reference time of the year, Botswana’s Nijel Amos (1:43.70). Author of his best time of the season, the Cuban Yeimer Lopez (1: 43.71) was ranked third. The French Pierre-Ambroise Bosse wearing the France football team jersey achieved his best time of the year 1: 44.23 ahead of Kenyan Rotich Ferduson Cheruiyot (1: 44.30), who also carries a personal best time of the year.
In the overall ranking for the diamond league in the distance, Nijel Amos ranks first with 6 points ahead of Asbel Kiprop (4 points). Appointment is made for the 18th of July with Kiprop.
Some key results of the stage
3000 m steeplechase ladies: 1st Yalew hivot (Ethiopia, 9: 11.65), 2nd Corburn Emma (USA, 9:14, 12), Sofia Assefa (Ethiopia, 9:18.71).
5000 m men: Edwin Cheruiyot Soi (Kenya, 12: 59.82 BPM), Yenew Alamirew (Ethiopia, 13: 00.21), Paul Kipngetich Tanui (Kenya, 13: 00.53).