Gebrhiwot unexpectedly attacked 5000 m WR, and Jakob made a great end of the meet

OSLO (NOR, May 30): Another great edition of Bislett Games with a sell-out crowd and that despite some rain and some cold weather. Unexpected nearly WR in men´s 5000 m, unexpected ER in men 400 m, expected Jakob triumph at the end. Karsten lost to dos Santos. Meet records also in women 3000 m and men discus. Simbine is nearly WL, and S. Jackson is out of shape as of now. Surprise winner and fast times in women 3000 m. In total 3 World leads and another 2 World best outdoor marks 2024.

Short reviews


100 m: Nearly WL in the cold for sprints, Simbine 9.94 (+0.4) over Sani Brown 9.99, Jacobs fourth 10.03 SB. Azu cramped.

400 m: Hudson-Smith’s European record of 44.07 makes him the top favorite for Rome. James SB was second in 44.58.

1500 m: The home win by Jakob was the right ending to the meet. He clocked 3:29.74 WL with a winning dive over T. Cheruiyot 3:29.77. Top 12 under 3:34. NR for Italy.

5000 m: Nobody expected Gebrhiwot to come 1.37 close to WR with 12:36.73 NR, WL, MR. 2nd fastest ever. Kejelcha also under 12:40 (12:38.95 PB). In the deepest quality race ever (top 13 sub 13), Kiplimo was third at 12:40.96, fourth Ndikumwenayo at 12:48.10, second best European ever, WR holder Cheptegei 9th but National records for Guatemala, Switzerland, Sweden, and France, and South Africa.

Alison Dos Santos wins 400m hurdles over Karsten Warholm, art by World Athletics

400mH: Dos Santos’s great finish spoiled the Norwegian party, as he beat Warholm 46.63 WL to 46.70 for the second time in his career. Warholm (a little colision at the 10th hurdle) now has 10 sub 47, and Dos Santos has 6 sub 47. Also, Benjamin has 7.

PV: US record holder Lightfoot, as only one cleared 582 to win and tried at 590. Five jumpers cleared 572, headed by Karalis (his life-time best position in DL) and Obiena, who tied for second.

TJ: Budapest winner Zango’s 17.27 in the fourth round was enough, but Triki was attacking in the last round, 17.25.

DT: WR breaker Alekna confirmed his status with 70.91 MR (taken from his father) in 2nd round. Denny for second 67.61 over Stahl 66.80. Alekna did not throw the final 3.


200 m: Brittany Brown from outside lane 22.32 over Ta Lou-Smith 22.37. World champ Jackson is not in full shape, 22.97 as 5th.

400 m: World champ Paulino ruled with 49.30 outdoor WL and missed MR by only 0.07. Kaczmarek, after Ostrava’s win, still had enough power to outdoor EL 49.80. Jaeger in 6th 50.81 NR.

800 m: Sekgodiso dominated with 1:58.66 and will be there to challenge the stars in Paris.

Georgie Griffith takes her first Diamond League win, winning the 3000m in Oslo! photo by Thomas Windestam for Diamond League AG

3000 m: Surprise winner Griffith 8:24.20 outdoor WL, MR, and Oceanian record. In superb race with top six under 8:30, also Norwegian record 8:27.02 for Grovdal, Finnish record for Blomqvist 8:32.23, all-time U20 top 10 for Aschal 8:33.65, Japanese record for Tanaka 8:34.09.

400mH: Jamaicans ruled, and WL holder Clayton won with 54.92. Iuel was the best European as 4th.

DT: World champ 22 Bin Feng won with a second-round effort of 67.89 SB over Elkasevic, who also scored 66.48 SB.