Diamond League: silver Sifan Hassan; national record and second place Nadine Visser
Kipyegon, also the Olympic champion in the 1500 meters in Rio 2016, finished in Zurich in a time of 3.58.33. Hassan came close: 3.58.55. British Laura Muir also finished ahead of her in the Tokyo final.
Hassan ran the English mile in Brussels last week, an unmarketable distance that she won by force majeure. She canceled an initially planned world record attempt in the 10 kilometers due to fatigue. She previously won the 5000 meters after the Games in Oregon in a Diamond League competition.
Nadine Visser second
Nadine Visser finished second in the 100 meter hurdles in the final of the Diamond League. Visser did that in a Dutch record: 12.51. She ran faster than a week and a half ago in Paris, when she already tightened her top time to 12.58.
Despite this, she came just short of the win. This one was for the Nigerian Tobi Amusan in 12.42. Visser (26) thus missed out on the top prize of 30,000 dollars, which is linked to the win in every part on the final evening of the Diamond League. Last week her victory in Brussels yielded Visser 10,000 dollars.
Visser, who was hindered by a hamstring injury this spring, finished fifth in the final at the Tokyo Olympics. In Zurich she kept behind the Jamaican Megan Tapper, the number 3 of the Games.
Clover and Bonevacia next to the podium
Lieke Klaver finished seventh in the 400 meters in the final of the Diamond League. The 23-year-old athlete from Enkhuizen achieved a time of 51.09, but 11 hundredths above her personal best.
The victory and the accompanying 30,000 dollars went to the American Quanera Hayes who finished after 49.88 seconds.
With the men, Liemarvin Bonevacia did not come close to the Dutch record that he recently set in Bern at 44.48 seconds. In the packed Letzigrund stadium, the 32-year-old athlete from Curaçao now came to a time of 45.35. With that, the number 8 of the Olympic final finished fifth.
The American Michael Cherry, also the fastest in Brussels last week, won in 44.41. The difference with number 2 Kirani James from Grenada was one hundredth of a second.
Koen Smet, who had ended up in the final due to a number of cancellations, ran the seventh time in the 110 meters hurdles: 13.77. This left the Amsterdammer above his personal best of 13.50. The win was for the American Allen Devon in 13.06.
Elaine Thompson-Herah was also in a class of its own in the 100 meters in the Diamond League final. The Jamaican, who extended her Olympic title in the 100 meters in Tokyo this summer, won the shortest sprint distance in 10.65 in Zurich.
She left the British Dina Asher-Smith and the Swiss Alja del Ponte behind. Thompson was only 11 hundredths above her personal best. In Tokyo she won the gold in 10.61.
In the men’s race, the American Fred Kerley, the number 2 of the Games, won. Kerley ran a time of 9.87 and was therefore a fraction faster than the Canadian André de Grasse, who finished third in Tokyo.
Olympic champion Lamont Marcell Jacobs was missing in Zurich. The Italian has taken a break after the Games.