Rupp shatters AR as Americans shine in Brussels Diamond League
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM — Galen Rupp shattered the existing
10,000-meter American record while Walter Dix ran the second fastest
200m time in American history and four other American athletes secured
Diamond League crowns at the Brussels Diamond League meet Friday.
RuppÛªs third-place time of 26 minutes, 48.00 seconds crushed
Chris SolinskyÛªs time of 26:59.60, which he ran in 2010. Rupp, a
two-time USA champion in the event, previously held a personal best of
In the final Diamond League meet of the season, Carmelita Jeter
(100m), Morgan Uceny (1,500m), Dix (200m) and Danielle Carruthers (100m
hurdles) all secured their names as Diamond League champions in their
respective events. Each competed Friday with Jeter winning in a time of
10.78, Uceny winning in a world-leading time of 4:00.06, Dix placing
second at 19.53 and Carruthers winning her race in a time of 12.65.
Reese Hoffa led a 1-2 American sweep in the shot put with a
winning throw of 22.09 meters/72 feet, 5.75 inches while Christian
Cantwell placed second at 22.07m/72-5. Both athletes recorded their best
throws of the season.
Dix ran a big personal best in the 200m of 19.53 to finish
second behind JamaicaÛªs Johan Blake, who crushed the field in a
world-leading time of 19.26. Only Michael JohnsonÛªs gold medal winning
time of 19.32 at the 1996 Olympic Games is faster in American history.
It was also a 1-2-3-4 sweep by the Americans in the 100m
hurdles with Yvette Lewis (12.77), Kellie Wells (12.77) and Nia Ali
(12.79) all following CarruthersÛª winning time.
For complete results check out www.diamondleague.com