44th Rieti Meeting

It did not disappoint, the expectations of the 2014 edition of the Rieti meeting, last race of the IAAF World Challenge circuit.


Saturday, September 7th took place one of the classic events with athletics in Italy, the meeting in Rieti. The spectators in the stadium Raul Guidobaldi have witnessed a series of excellent performance on Mondotrack, with many of the athletes are able to improve their personal time. Among these is the new Italian record in the 300m: Matteo Galvan, in fact, beat the previous one, which since 1979 belonged to Pietro Mennea, running in 32"01, in a race won by the Polish Karol Zalewski world with the fastest time of the season, 31 "93. It was confirmed on the highest levels Federica Del Buono, who in 800m made ​​his new staff with a time of 2'00"58; The race was won by Kenyan Agatha Jeruto (1'59 "51). Personal best time for the Moroccan Abdellati Iguider in the 3000m course in 7'34"99; in the same race, new staff for the blue Abdellah Haidane with a time of 7'47"34. Kenyan success in 1500m, thanks to Silas Kiplagat which has prevailed with a time of 3'31"44; while 800m were won by Taoufik Makhloufi, who raced in 1'43"83. The Tunisian Habiba Ghribi won the race the 3000m steeplechase racing in 9'21"73.

In the races for sprinters, stands yet another great seasonal performance by Justin Gatlin,  who in Rieti set the world record in 2007 (9"74). The American sprinter raced in 9"83. In the other series, happened to Asafa Powell with a time of 9"90. In the women's 100m, the Jamaican Carrie Russell to win with a time of 11"10. In the 400m, another success for Jamaican athlete, Stephenie Anna McPherson with a time of 50"38; excellent test of Maria Benedicta Ghigbolu that realizes its staff in 52"39. In the race of the 400m hurdles, victory for Estonia Rasmus Maegi with a time of 49"47, and new staff for Leonardo Capotosti who finished with a time of 50"05.