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Eugene as it happened


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By Jessica Creighton

2101: So that's it from us. Thanks for having me. Taking you through the next Diamond League meeting on 9 June will be Mike Henson. The BBC will be there live from Oslo on Red Button and the BBC Sport website.

2100: And, after all the gremlins affecting our systems, let's end on a high note - British long jumper Greg Rutherford's fifth-round leap of 8.32m was enough to secure the win. He won by just 1cm from South Africa's Godfrey Mokoena.

2059: Kenya take a 1-2-3 in the final event of the evening, the Bowermam mile - Haron Keitany takes the win in 3:49.09 from Silas Kiplagat and the fast-finishing Asbel Kiprop.

Steve Cram
BBC Sport commentator Steve Cram: "There have been some excellent performances from the sprinters, but some shockers too such as the likes of Semenya in the 800m and Kiprop in the mile."

2057: Just to note, that last 400m is not a Diamond League event so the athletes do not earn points.

2055: Amantle Montsho of Botswana wins 400m in 50.59 seconds. The Commonwealth champion went past Allyson Felix as though she was running through porridge at the 200m mark and went on to win by almost one second from America's Debbie Dunn (51.37) and Felix (51.41)

2049: Jamaica's Kenia Sinclair won the 800m in 1:58.30 from South Africa's Caster Semenya, who was racing in her first Diamond League meeting. Semenya threatened over the last 200m but left it too late. Walter Dix produced a storming last 50m to win the 200m in 20.19. Norway's Jaysuma Saidy Ndure looked to have the race won, but tied up badly to finish second in 20.26 with Dutch sprinter Churandy Martina third in 20.39. Greg Rutherford has taken the lead in the long jump with a fifth-round leap of 8.32m - however, it's not a new British record as the wind was blowing slightly too strongly. We'll keep you posted as to how that one finishes.

2048: Apologies. We had some computer gremlins in our system but we're back on-line now. Here's what you've missed...

2026: Jamaica's Steve Mullings wins the 100m in 9.80, one-hundredth of a second slower than Tyson Gay reportedly ran earlier this morning in a local club meet! America's Michael Rodgers was second in 9.85, just ahead of Nesta Carter in 9.92. Justin Gatlin trailed home in 6th in 9.97 - his quickest time for about four years.


2013: 100m up next. Can you believe all eight men in the line-up have broken 10 seconds. This could be quick. Don't blink. Watch out for Justin Gatlin, back after a four-year drugs suspension.

2011: Amazing leg speed from Jeter saw her power ahead of her opponents at 50m and stop the clock at 10.70, the fastest time in the world this year. The wind was helping, but it was right on the legal limit of two metres per second. Marshevet Myers second in 10.86 with Stewart third in 10.87.


2006: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, in lane four, smiles and waves to the crowd on the start line. Nerves? What nerves?

2003: America's BERNARD LAGAT wins the rarely raced two-mile in 8:13.62

2000: Hands up who fancies some sprinting. A hugely competitive women's 100m is coming up in the next five minutes. I wonder what happens if you put the Olympic and world champion (Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce), two Olympic silver medallists (Kerron Stewart and Sherene Simpson) and 2010's world number one (Carmelita Jeter) into one race?

1949: Triple Olympic gold medallist Jeremy Wariner leaves the track immediately after crossing the line. The American doesn't seem too happy with that 45.43 run, coming a distant second behind Taylor in 45.16. Brit Bingham started strongly but faded in the latter part of the race finishing fifth in 45.74


1941: Big smiles from Liu Xiang as he crossed the line, realising that the best man won. American Oliver didn't get the best start but he held off the challenge from Xiang and set a new world leading time 12.94. Xiang stopped the clock at 13.00 whilst Aries Merritt was 13.18. Good run from Britain's Andy Turner who followed in 13.33.


1933: Britain's Andy Turner has his work cut out in the 110m hurdles, coming up in five minutes. The European champion will have Liu Xiang - the fastest hurdler of 2011, and David Oliver - world number one - alongside him.

1925: It won't earn him any Diamond League points but Abubaker Kaki completely tore apart the field in the 800m. He's earned himself a world leading time though, crossing the line in 1:43.68. Looks as though Steve Cram's prediction about fast performances could well be true.

From Brunel2012 on Twitter: "5th in #diamondleague 400m hurdles in 55.36s for Brunel Uni student Perri Shakes-Drayton. Encouraging 1st run."

1911: American Demus led the field as she came into the home straight. Kaliese Spencer threatened to overtake but the world number one could only manage second in 53:45. Olympic and world champion Melanie Walker third. Briton Shakes-Drayton trailed in fifth in 55:56.

1907: LASHINDA DEMUS wins 400m hurdles in 53:21 seconds

1900: Next up on track, the women's 400m hurdles. Perri Shakes-Drayton goes for Great Britain. She's looking reasonably cool on the start line.

Steve Cram
BBC Sport commentator Steve Cram: "It's nice and warm in Eugene and I wouldn't be surprised to see some fast performances on the track this evening."

1856: Kemboi runs aways with it in the last 200m, kicking away from his Kenyan team mate Paul Koech, who led for much of the race, in 8:10.13. Ethiopia's Roba Gary in third 8:11.34

1852: EZEKIEL KEMBOI wins 3,000m steeplechase in 8:08.35

1849: European champion Andy Turner has landed himself a tough Diamond League season opener, sandwiched between Liu Xiang and David Oliver in the 110m hurdles grudge match at 1934 BST. At 1943 BST Michael Bingham takes on a high-class 400m field containing triple Olympic champion Jeremy Wariner. And in the 800m Jemma Simpson runs alongside Caster Semenya who is getting back to her best after an IAAF gender investigation stopped her from competing (2021 BST). There's also Greg Rutherford in the long jump (1939 BST). Don't forget to check out the other athletes in Eugene tonight.

1846: Whilst Kenyan runner Paul Koech leads the 3,000m steeplechase, a quick round-up of the Brits doing battle at the Hayward Field this evening. Perri Shakes-Drayton is in good form after running a personal best time of 51.47 seconds in the 400m in Rome. A little trickier this time as there are ten hurdles in her way, not to mention Olympic and world champion Melanie Walker and world number one Kaliese Spencer to contend with.

1839: So that's a second Diamond League win for Kenya's Vivian Cheruiyot in the 5,000m who now tops the points board. Now on to the live action. Up first is the men's 3,000m steeplechase.

1823: Oops. If you blinked, you may have missed Mo Farah securing a new British and European 10,000m record. But fret not, I'm told by the people in the know that we will have more Mo Farah before the live action begins at 1900 BST. Until then, we have last night's 5000m women's race.

1813: But whilst we're awaiting Mr. Farah, let me tell you a little more about this evening's venue. Eugene is in Oregon, USA. It's a small-ish city with a big history. American 100m runner Justin Gatlin - who returns at 2015 BST following a four-year suspension for doping - described Eugene as "the USA mecca of track and field." .

1807: Mo Farah's record-breaking 10,000m is coming up shortly. Refresh your page and you should see live TV pictures at the top. Live on BBC Red Button also. Women's pole vault is currently up and running.

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1800: It's my live text debut this evening so please be gentle with me and help me out. Get involved. Send in your thoughts via Twitter (via hashtag #bbcathletics ) or text me on 81111 (UK) with ATHLETICS before your message.

1755: Good evening one and all. A little bit earlier than advertised, you may have noticed. That's because we've got a BBC bonus coming up for you. Watch Mo Farah break the British and European 10,000m record in his Diamond League race last night. Tune in on the BBC Red Button and the BBC Sport website from 1800 BST.

see also
Farah sets European 10,000m mark
04 Jun 11 |  Athletics
Oliver storms to 110m hurdles win
04 Jun 11 |  Athletics
Sluggish Bolt wins on Rome return
27 May 11 |  Athletics
Ones to watch in Rome
26 May 11 |  Athletics
Liu powers to victory over Oliver
15 May 11 |  Athletics
Dix wins at Diamond League opener
07 May 11 |  Athletics
Cram relishes Bolt challenge
06 May 11 |  Athletics
Athletics on the BBC
21 Apr 11 |  Athletics

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