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Veronica Brown has got her eyes fixed on 2015 Beijing world athletics post claiming a great win at this year’s Zurich Diamond League.
The Jamaican star won at 100m women race finishing in 11.04s at 13th & 14th-leg Zurich Diamond League 2014 series.
“My season was filled with highs & lows”, stated Brown. The erstwhile 200m double Olympic champ had her 2-year dope suspension overturned last February.
The meet. However, was unable to come up with best performances for this season given the absence of world’s fastest ma Usain Bolt.
Commonwealth champ Kemar Bailey-Cole triumphed at 100m men race finishing in 9.96secs, beating American star Michael Rodgers.
On the other hand, Britain’s Euro champ Dasaolu clocked finish in 10.06 secs that took him to the 3rd position, ahead of Asafa Powell from Jamaica and erstwhile world champ Tyson Gay. While Powell finished in the 4th position, Gay came up on 9th.
Olympic gold winner and world-record holder Rushida came up 3rd in 800m, behind Nijel Amos from Botswana & Ayanleh Souleiman from Djibouti.
Nijel, who beat David to gold in the recently concluded Commonwealth, finished 1st in 1 minute 43.77s while Souleiman finished in 1:43.93s, edging David by 3 hundredths of one second.
World champ Merritt (LaShawn) finished the 400m race in 44.36, leading ahead of compatriot USA sprinter Gil Roberts who finished in 44.96s.
In the women racing events, GB athletes broke the national record of 4×100m race relay for the 2nd time in lesser to 2 weeks. Desiree Henry, Anyika Onuora, Ashleigh Nelson and Asha Philip were the members of the champion quartet who triumphed at the esteemed race. They finished in 42.21 seconds which eared them this phenomenal triumph ahead of USA & Jamaica.
America’s Dawn Harper-Nelson beat Olympic champ Sally Pearson & Britain’s European champ Porter (Tiffany ) in the hundred meter hurdles.
Stacey Runs Movie Rating: four / five
Stacey Runs Movie Ranking: four / 5
Makayla Mayo feels lucky to survive, let alone taking to run again.
The 19 year old bright young lady who suffered a dangerous grade IV brain aneurysum & stroke just 10 months ago, has indeed taken up her running shoes once again. The once restricting frustrations on relearning balancing, standing & walking have been duly replaced by a courageous stride as Makayla ran in 5k chase at Marquette’s Hope Starts Here Challenge, last weekend.
It took Mayo 30 mins & 59 seconds to finish the chase. The brave fighter who used to run cross country & track in her high school days was a casual runner at the recent Michigan challenge who was seen happily relishing her miles. Albeit she was happy with her casual runner avatar at the challenge yet it was hard to miss out on the pride and joy that played on her bright face which duly distinguished her as a special one from other casual runners.
“It felt absolutely great”, said Mayo. “When I came across that finishing mark I was extremely happy & it was just a superb feeling.”
Mayo’s family too was naturally overwhelmed with her fighting spirit and hence quite obviously her mother Tina was short of words after the finish- the bright 19 year old received a tight hug from her mum as she got back to her after the run.
“When Makayla crossed her finishing mark, everything that happened 10 months back came flashing before me”, said Tina. “Her past physical condition, the therapies & work that my daughter had to go through, to this very amazing moment, of simply watching her relishing what she adores the most. She is running once again- she is actually running once again. At times, I simply cannot fathom how far she has been able to come.”