44th BMW BERLIN-MARATHON on 24 September 2017

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IAAF org: Gevaert takes emphatic double, while two go under 13mins in 5000m in Heusden

Wigene wins 5000m from the front



Heusden-Zolder, Belgium - It was a cracking start for another great ‘KBC Night of Athletics’ - IAAF Grand Prix II -  as local heroine Kim Gevaert blasted through the finish in the women’s 100m in 11.12 seconds to set a national record in the very first event of the evening yesterday.

Gevaert’s record breaking race was followed by world class performances in the men’s and women’s 5000m; 11 steeplechasers crossed the line inside 8:20; Gary Kikaya (COD) dived under 45 seconds on the 400m; Chaunte Howard (USA) produced another 2.00m High Jump.

“This is more than we could dream of”, admitted a delighted meeting organiser Christophe Impens, “I know that Paul Eerdekens (former meeting director who died of cancer in January this year) is watching from heaven and that he will be very proud of how his meeting turned out tonight.” ...

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