Friday, June 1, 2012

Ethiopia's Fantu Magiso celebrates the Rome Diamond League (plus Video)


There were two national records by Ethiopian women as Fantu Magiso in the 800m and Abeba Aregawi in the 1500m both secured surprise victories.
Magiso finished in 1min 57.56sec, beating Kenya's Olympic champion Pamela Jelimo, who has run the fastest time over the last 29 years, into second with Russian world champion Mariya Savinova third and former world champion Caster Semenya down in a disappointing eighth.
Aregawi emulated Magiso's feat with the fastest 1500m this year in 3min 56.54sec.