WATCH RACES: Rabat Diamond League

Pauline Gross
July 17, 2017

Moroccan rising star Soufiane El-Bakkali claimed the men's 3,000 metres steeplechase in a personal best of 8:05.12.

"But it was wise to leave this race and try to get healthy".

Okagbare-Ighoteguonor who holds the Nigerian record in the event (10.79 seconds) failed to build on her impressive 10.99 seconds run in London last week but however moved up to fourth in the qualification standings for the Diamond League final with 17 points after conclusion of five of six 100m qualification meetings.

Wojciechowski showed that he is a dark horse to win the world title again next month.

Also, reigning world champion Shawn Barber of Toronto was fourth in pole vault, clearing 5.60 metres.

Miller-Uibo eased to a second victory of the season and set another meeting record with a circuit of 49.80, finishing nearly a second before runner-up Natasha Hastings.

The Brit clocked 20.22 as American Trials victor Fred Kerley was fourth in 20.27.

American Ryan Crouser won with a throw of 22.47 metres.

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The US thrower earned his 10th straight victory, producing a meeting record of 22.47m in the last round - his seventh 22.00m-plus effort in his eight competitions this season.

Botswana's Nijel Amos was rewarded for a bold run in the 800m and will head for the second final meeting in Brussels on September after winning in 1:43.91.

In the men's high jump, Ukrainian Andriy Protsenko won with a leap of 2.27 metres.

The 22-year-old made history in Rio last year when he became the first Canadian sprinter to win three medals at a single Olympics - silver in the 200m, behind Bolt, and bronze from the 100m and 4x100m relay.

Britain's Chijindu Ujah ran under 10 seconds in Rabat, Morocco, to set a new meeting record and secure his third 100m Diamond League win of the season.

Ben Youssef Meite of Cote d'Ivoire was second in 10.01, with Britain's Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake third in 10.18.

World 400m hurdles champion Zuzana Hejnova of the Czech Republic produced a season's best of 54.22 to win ahead of Janieve Russell of Jamaica, who clocked 54,36, with Britain's Eilidh Doyle third in 54.92.

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