Muller Anniversary Games: The Rundown

By Warren Holmes

Diamond League athletics returned to London Stadium, with the Muller Anniversary Games boasting some of the world’s best athletes. Here is a rundown of the athletes, medals, and records broken. 

Four-time Olympic champion and hero of ‘Super Saturday’ during the 2012 Olympics, Mo Farah, completed a trademark victory in the 3,000m ahead of the IAAF World Championships in August. 

Farah showed his blistering pace during the last lap yet again, as the 34-year-old went head-to-head with Spain’s Adel Mechaal, but it was Farah who pushed hardest as he came home in a time of 7:35.15. 

London Stadium said a fond farewell to London 2012 Paralympic Champion, David Weir, who five years ago won three gold medals at the venue. 

On Sunday, Weir won the T54 800m, crossing the line in a time of 2:02.45 and continued around the track with a two-lap of honour showing his gratitude to the fans. 

"Racing in this stadium in 2012 was indescribable," the Scotsman said. 

"I saw thousands of people screaming my name and I will never forget it until the day I die."

Scottish runner Laura Muir continued her fine form by improving her own Scottish mile record, clocking in at 4:18.03 to better her previous best of 4:19.12 set in Oslo last year. 

Muir couldn’t beat Kenyan Olympic 5000m silver medallist to the line though, as Hellen Obiri pipped her to the finish line with a strong finish. 

British athlete Tom Bosworth broke the world record in the Men’s Mile Race Walk as he finished in a time of 5:31.08 to win the gold medal. 

Two more British athletes struck gold as London-born Chijindu Ujah won the Men’s 100m in his hometown and Chris O’Hare won the Men’s 1500m. 

One of the best athletes to grace the track is Allyson Felix, USA’s six-time Olympic gold medallist made a statement as she looks to defend her 400m IAAF World Championship next month here at London Stadium, dominating the field with a time of 49.65. 

Our golden summer of athletics continues with the IPC World Para Athletics Championships and IAAF World Championships through July and August. 


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