News : Spanish record of Mohamed Katir in the 3000 meters in London!
Brutal. Mohamed Katir continues to leave us speechless. The athlete from Mule, who last Saturday in Monaco knocked down the mythical record of Fermín Cacho in the 1,500 test with 3:28:76 and a couple of weeks ago he did the same with the national record of 5,000 meters with a mark of 12.50. 79, has returned to shine in the last stop of the Diamond League of London / Gateshead.
In the same setting where Katir made the first of her great exhibitions in the 5,000 in May, under torrential rain and a cold and windy midwinter climate, today she has returned to an exceptional state of form in the 3,000 meter test. in which he had already shown flashes on the indoor track this season.
With a step of the 1000 meters in 2:30 led by the British hare Adam Clarke, the group, already in formation one by one, gave a second record in the 2000 meters somewhat slower, 5: 03.74 (2.33.14 the 2k ).
Already without hares, and following the strategy that worked so well in Monaco, he has followed in the wake of the Australian Stewart McSweyn finishing the last 1000 meters in stratospheric 2:24 that have opened the doors for the third time to another of the great records of Spanish athletics, the 7:29:34 of Isaac Viciosa with 23 years old. His final time, 7: 27.64, a record for Spain and third European in the distance, displacing the great Eliud Kipchoge in the world ranking.
Great race for Fernando Carro who improves his personal best with a hopeful 7:41:20 and a reappeared Sergio Jiménez with 7: 47.95, which is a personal best.