2018 MÜLLER ANNIVERSARY GAMES
1 WORLD RECORD (3000m), 8 NATIONAL RECORDS, 5 MEETING RECORDS, 6 WORLD LEADING TIMES, 2 AREA RECORD, 1 DIAMOND LEAGUE RECORD ON MONDO
Featuring Olympic, Paralympic and world champions the 2018 Müller Anniversary Games was always going to deliver two days of thrilling athletic actions and that are the results for this 2018 edition: one World Record, eight National Records, five Meeting Records, six World Leading Times, two Area Record, one Diamond League Record were set on MONDO!
Here are some of the highlights from this year’s two-day event: spectators on Sunday had only just settled into their seats when they witnessed two World Records being broken in the space of 10 minutes: firstly teenage superstar Kare Adenegan broke the T34 100m World Record. Just few minutes later, Sophie Hahn lowered her own World Record in the T38 200m to claim victory in 25.93 seconds.
Among the 100 m race six sprinters go below 10 seconds in sprint showdown: Akani Simbine (9.94, but 9.93 SB in heats), Yohan Blake (9.95 SB), Mike Rodgers (9.98) and Tyquendo Tracey (9.98, in heats 9.96 PB).
The standard in the men’s long jump was also incredibly high: Luvo Manyonga set a new stadium and meeting record of 8.58m.
Millicent Fawcett Mile provides thrilling finale. The first ever edition of the Millicent Fawcett Mile provided a thrilling finale to the 2018 Müller Anniversary Games, commemorating 100 years since British women first secured the right to vote: Great Britain and Northern Ireland’s Laura Muir was the first Briton across the line, finishing just under two seconds outside Zola Budd’s 33-year-old British record.
Brilliant battle in women’s high jump: an extraordinary Elena Vallortigara (ITA) first improved from 1.96m to 2.00m before improving once again to 2.02m to come within one centimetre of the Italian outdoor record.
World leading times in men’s 800m, women’s 100m hurdles and men’s 4x100m relay: Emmanuel Korir ran the fastest 800m since David Rudisha’s world record run at London 2012 as he stormed to victory in the men’s 800m. Korir’s personal best time of 1:42.05 was the sixth quickest run of all-time and lowered Rudisha’s meeting record from 2011.
In a lightning-quick race, the top nine athletes all set either personal or season bests.