MPM over 800 m for the American Mu

MPM over 800 m for the American Mu


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Rome (Italy) (AFP) – U.S. Olympic 800m champion Athing Mu set the world’s best performance of the season for her return to the distance, in 1 min 57 sec 01/10, on Thursday at the Rome meeting, the fifth round of the Diamond League.

Frenchwoman Renelle Lamote, second in 1: 58.48, took the opportunity to take a big step towards the World Championships in Eugene (July 15-24) by passing for the first time below the minimum required by her federation (1: 59.30).

Athing Mu, a new double-track phenomenon, was making a real comeback after a “warm-up” in late April, and after having to give up Eugene’s meeting in late May because of the Covid-19. The day after her 20th birthday, she took the train to win easily.

“I’m thrilled with this result. I just wanted to see where I was, I’m super happy with this weather,” said the American.

Lamote was able to take advantage of this extraordinary leader to secure a good second place and reach his time trial goal for the Eugene World Championships.

“I’m really happy. I focused a lot on the preparation. I’m proud to finish second in these difficult conditions, it was pretty cool,” said the Frenchwoman, who is now projected in Oslo (June 16). ).

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