22-year-old clocks the fastest 20km time by a British athlete in Britain, while Amy Hunt wasn’t the only athlete to impress in Mannheim
While the Prefontaine Classic action from Stanford can be read about here, the Watford BMC Grand Prix here, and Amy Hunt’s record-breaking run in Mannheim here, there were numerous other top-class performances worldwide and on British shores over the weekend.
British Grand Prix of Race Walking, June 29
Callum Wilkinson produced the fastest 20km performance by a British athlete in Britain when he beat training partner Tom Bosworth to victory at the British Grand Prix of Race Walking in Leeds on Saturday.
The 22-year-old 10km British record-holder clocked a course record of 81:46 at Roundhay Park as he not only beat the man who has won this event for the past three years but also won the national title and secured his spot on the British team for the IAAF World Championships later this year.
Bosworth also booked his Doha place. Although his time of 84:10 for second was outside of the world qualifying mark, the Commonwealth silver medallist had already produced the required standard earlier this year.
“This is my first national title and to win it in Leeds in front of my friend is extra special,” said Wilkinson.
Italian Teodorico Caporaso (84:33) took third overall, while British under-23 50km record-holder Cameron Corbishley was fourth (third in the British race) in 84:42.
The women’s race was won by Pembrokeshire Harriers’ Heather Lewis in 94:49, ahead of Cardiff’s Bethan Dayies (96:59) and Erika Kelly (1:42:54). The winning time was outside the Doha qualifying mark of 93:30, however.
Mannheim, Germany, June 29-30
Aside from Amy Hunt’s sensational 22.42 200m, there were plenty of other top junior performances at this meeting.
Joshua Zeller improved to 13.26 in winning the 110m hurdles to go second all-time in the UK in the junior event. His previous PB was 13.49 from this event last year and he moved ahead of world indoor champion Andy Pozzi, who ran 13.29 in this meeting in 2011, on the all-time lists.
Holly Mills improved her PB to 6.51m in the long jump to move in the UK all-time top 10 juniors and Josie Oliamyk to 6.34m in second.
Multi-eventer Mills also improved her javelin best to 32.95m at the meeting.
Joe Ferguson won his 200m in a PB 20.76 while Aaron Sexton won another heat in 20.79.
Lucy-Jane Matthews won her 100m hurdles in a PB 13.53.
Alastair Chalmers won his 400m hurdles in 50.60 while the British men’s relay team ran 40.04 and the women 44.66, with both line-ups leading the way.
Seniors also competed and Daryll Neita improved her legal season’s best 100m to 11.21.
La Chaux de-Fonds, Switzerland, June 30
Imani Lansiquot went fourth all-time in the British women’s 100m rankings with a 11.09/1.9 100m clocking for third in a race wn by Tebego Mamathu’s 11.04.
Jodie Williams won her 400m to go top of the UK rankings with a PB 51.22.
Emily Diamond was also inside the world qualifying mark of 51.80 with a 51.74 clocking in a different race, though times here do not count for qualifying.
Alex Wilson won the 200m in a Swiss record 19.98, while Harry Aikines-Ayeetey ran a windy 10.00 100m heat before a 10.13 final.
Zhang Yaoguang won the long jump with a leap of 8.25m.
Anthony Zambrano’s Colombian 400m record 44.68 defeated Davide Re’s Italina mark of 44.77 while, in another race, Dwayne Cowan ran a season’s best 45.77.
Port Gentil, Gabon, June 30
Ugandan Abdallah Mande won the 10km road race in 27:35 from Kenya’s Benard Ngeno, who ran 27:43. Sheila Chelangat won the women’s race in 30:55 over Ruth Chepngetich’s 31:12.
Ratingen IAAF Decathlon, Germany, June 29-30
German Kaz Kazmirek won the Decathlon with an 8444 score while Verena Preiner won the Heptathlon in an Austrian record 6591 score.
Long Beach, USA, June 29
Olympic and World medallist Will Claye produced a 18.14/0.4 world-leading triple jump to go third all-time behind Jonathan Edwards and Christian Taylor
Brittney Reese achieved a 6.95m long jump to go secondin the World 2019 lists.
Bottnaryd, Sweden, June 29
Daniel Stahl went equal fourth on the world discus all-time list with a Swedish record 71.86m and only Jurgen Schult, Virgilijus Alekna and Gert Kanter have thrown further. It is the world’s longest throw since 2008.
Herne Hill Open, June 29
Clare Elms set her 15th British age group record in the first six months of the year as her 2:22.38 800m broke Carolyn Oxton’s 21 year-old mark and former world W55 record.
Goleniów, Poland, June 26
Rabah Yousif went top of the UK 400m rankings with his winning time of 45.23.
Harbour Club Last Friday of the Month 5km, London Hyde Park, June 28
There were wins for Andy Greenleaf (15:21) and W50 Susan McDonald (18:45).
Watford Open Graded Meeting, Watford, June 26
Lewis Sullivan went top of the UK under-15 rankings with a 1500m time of 4:08.77.
Lee Valley Four Fest Open, Lee Valley, June 26
Daryl Neita was again inside the World championships qualifying mark with a 100m time of 11.25.
Ghana’s Sean Safo-Antwi ran the fastest men’s 100m with a 10.20 clocking.
Hercules Wimbledon Night of 3000m, June 26
There were British age group records for W55 Clare Elms (10:11.24) and M75 Peter Giles (12:01.82).
Sub-14 5000m runner Owen Hind was fastest with 8:21.00.
» See the July 4 issue of AW magazine for more from this week’s athletics and running events