2023 Diamond League: Doha

Sha'Carri Richardson, Fred Kerley Get Comeback Wins In Doha Diamond League

Sha'Carri Richardson, Fred Kerley Get Comeback Wins In Doha Diamond League

Sha'Carri Richardson put up the fastest women's 100m time of the year with her 10.76 victory at the Doha Diamond League.

May 5, 2023 by FloTrack Staff
Sha'Carri Richardson, Fred Kerley Get Comeback Wins In Doha Diamond League

Sha’Carri Richardson flew past Shericka Jackson and the rest of the women’s field to win the 100m at the Doha Diamond League on Friday. 

Richardson ran 10.76, her fastest wind-legal 100m since the summer of 2021, to supplant Jackson as the fastest woman of 2021. The time broke the meet record held by the late Tori Bowie

Jackson placed second in 10.85 ahead of Dina Asher-Smith in third (10.98) and Twanisha Terry in fourth (11.05).

Earlier this season, Richardson ran, 10.57 and 10.75 in Florida; however, both times were wind-aided.

Fred Kerley found another gear in the men’s 200m, catching Kenny Bednarek in the final 20 meters and winning in 19.92. Bednarek finished second with a time of 20.11 and Aaron Brown was third in 20.20. 400m world champion Michael Norman placed eighth in 20.65.

Faith Kipyegon, Lamecha Girma Set World Leads

The men’s 3000m delivered a meet record and world lead with Lamecha Girma pulling away from Selemon Barega and Berihu Aregawi to cross the line in 7:26.18. Steeplechase champion Soufinae El Bakkali took fourth in 7:33.87.  

The other distance race of the evening was an opportunity for another Faith Kipyegon to display her dominance. Kipyegon, running in her outdoor debut, took control of the women’s 1500m and held off all challengers. She finished in 3:58.57, the fastest time in the world this year. Diribe Welteji took second in 3:59.34 and Freweyni Hailu was third in 4:00.29. Kipyegon has now won 15 1500m races in a row. 

In the men’s 400m hurdles, CJ Allen gave his fellow American Rai Benjamin a scare. Allen closed the gap between himself and the three-time silver medalist on the homestretch, taking his personal best from 48.17 to 47.93.  Benjamin won the race in 47.78, just off his world leading mark.

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn handled the women’s 100m hurdle field, winning in 12.48 seconds. Alaysha Johnson  was second in 12.66 and Nia Ali was third in 12.69. 

The men’s 800m became a tactical affair showdown after no one went with the rabbit Erik Sowinski despite a 53.69 first lap. Noah Kibet was in front but soon began to fade. In the homestretch, Slimane Moula kicked past the field to win in 1:46.06. Wyclife Kinyamal Kisasy took second in 1:46.61.

Katie Moon clinched the women’s pole vault with a second attempt clearance at 4.81m. That was the highest vault of the year and enough to beat Tina Sutej (4.76m) and Sandi Morris (4.71m). Sutej’s mark equaled her personal best and national record for Slovenia. 

Juvaugh Harrison pulled off the upset in the men’s high jump beating hometown favorite Mutaz Essa Barshim. Harrison was clean all the way through 2.32 to get the victory. Woo Sanghyeok jumped 2.27m for second and Barshim was third in 2.24.