Two new records are set at the meet along with many personal records on the new Mondotrack.
Sep 11, 2013
Sunday, September 8th, the 43rd edition of the RietiMeeting was held, an event that has effectively marked the end of the 2013 international athletics season. Viewers at Raul Guidobaldi Stadium, home to the Mondotrack 13.5 mm, have witnessed excellent performances by athletes, with four new meet records and a series of personal records. The first of the new records of the event was set by Rusheen McDonald's in the 300 m: with a time of 31.97, the Jamaican athlete has improved the previous record, which for 34 years belonged to the late Pietro Mennea. The other new track record was set by Australia's Sally Pearson, Olympic champion and world silver medalist, who won the race running the 100 hurdles in 12.64. The other two new records were made in the discus throw from the Croatian Sandra Pektovic, Olympic and World Champion, with 66.12 m, and the Polish Anita Wlodarczyk, in the hammer throw, with the extent of 76.57 m. Other important results were obtained on Mondotrack: the American Walter Dix, bronze at Beijing 2008 in the 100 and 200 m, won the 100 m in 9.99, his seasonal best time; the 200 meters was won by Jamaican Rasheed Dwyer in 20.30. An excellent performance was made by Italian Matteo Galvan, who with 20:50 clocked his fastest time. In the 800 m national record of Qatar for Musaeb Balla, who won in 1:43.93, and for the Hungarian Tamas Kazi, now the fifth; in the 3,000 m, winning the Kenyan Edwin Cheruiyot with a time of 7:36:53, and personal best for Americans Ben True and Cyrus Burp, second and third place.