(photo courtesy of www.bislettgames.com)
At the ExxonMobil Bislett Games in Oslo, Norway, Meseret Defar of Ethiopia smashed her own world record of 14:24.53 in the women's 5000m run by 7.90 seconds with an incredible 14:16.63. Kenya's Vivian Cheruiyot also dipped under the record with a time of 14:22.51. In a post-race interview Defar said she expects to run a 14:10 in the future.
Osafa Powell of Jamaica won the men's 100m in a time of 9.94, the 2nd fastest 100m in the world this year, Powell's time is only 1/100th of a second behind Walter Dix' 2007 world-best time of 9.93. For complete results and news, visit the Bislett Games website here.