In 9: 07,51 minutes, Gesa Felicitas Krause improved her own record by more than four seconds at the Diamond League final in Zurich. It is at the same time German record over this distance. The European obstacle skier ranked fifth. Just over a month before the World Cup in Doha (27 September to 6 October), the 27-year-old was in top form.
"I think I needed that kind of race," Krause said. The victory in Krause's German record run was made by four Kenyan women, Beatrice Chepkoech won in 9: 01.71 minutes.
Konstanze Klosterhalfen was also over 1,500 m strong and had in 3: 59,02 minutes only the 5000 -m European champion Sifan Hassan (3: 57,08) let the passage. Klosterhalfen had already improved the German records over the mile, 3000 m and 5000 m in this outdoor season. Only for the fourth time ever Klosterhalfen remained below the four-minute mark.
Hofmann flings to bronze
In the javelin Andreas Hofmann secured third place with a width of 87.49 meters. World Champion Johannes Vetter (84.46) came in fifth, Olympic champion and European champion Thomas Röhler (82.91) finished seventh. It won Este Magnus Kirt. Javelin European champion Christin Hussong, however, finished fourth. In the victory of the World Cup third Lyu Huihui (66.88 m) she came to 62.81 meters.
Shotgun Christina Schwanitz finished third with a season best of 19.37 meters. The Chinese Gong Lijiao secured the victory with the annual world best of 20.31 meters.
Warholm undercuts itself
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.