Zurich (dpa) - Gesa Felicitas Krause has run into the obstacle record in Zurich, the highly traded German javelin quartet has clearly missed the triumph and the $ 50,000 jackpot at the big payday in Zurich.
In the first final of the Diamond League last year's winner Andreas Hofmann missed more than one and a half meters to the victory of the Estonian Magnus Kirt. The 29-year-old European champion won the high-profile competition with 89.13 meters, but only just ahead of Asian champion Cheng Chao-Tsun from Taiwan (89.05).
Hofmann was the best German with 87.49 meters this time in third place. The 27-year-old Mannheim had cracked the jackpot last year. "I was really on top, got in really well. Now I have to analyze with my coach, what was it, "said Hofmann. World Champion Johannes Vetter (Offenburg) finished fifth with 84.46 meters; Olympic champion Thomas Röhler from Jena finished in seventh place with 82.91 meters.
Krause improved her two year old German record over 3000 meters obstacle by nearly five seconds. The two-time European champion from the club Silvesterlauf Trier was in 9: 07,51 minutes strong fifth - and was overjoyed. "I wanted to break the record all the time. There are days when you start running and it rolls. And today was such a day », said the 27-year-old of the German Press Agency. Victory and jackpot secured the Kenyan Beatrice Chepkoech in 9: 01,71 minutes.
For the third time in two and a half months, the Norwegian Karsten Warholm improved the European record over 400 meters hurdles. The 23-year-old World and European champion won in glittering 46.92 seconds - two tenths of a second below his previous top time.
Running talent Konstanze Klosterhalfen missed in a fast 1500-meter race as a strong second in 3: 59.02 minutes her best time only by a tenth of a second. The 22-year-old from Leverkusen only had to beat the top favorite Sifan Hassan from the Netherlands, who won in 3: 57.08. "That was a super race of mine. I think there is more in it, "said Klosterhalfen, who will start the second DL final on September 6th in Brussels over the 5000 meters.
Shotgun Christina Schwanitz (LG 90 Erzgebirge) finished third with a season best of 19.37 meters. The Chinese Gong Lijiao secured the victory and the jackpot with the annual world best of 20.31 meters.
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