25 Photos from the 2016 Hanzekovic Memorial – Zagreb

 

Courtney Okolo winning the Zagreb 400m ahead of Natasha Hastings

Courtney Okolo winning the Zagreb 400m ahead of Natasha Hastings

 

For the ongoing help-put-a-face-to-a-name file, here are 25 images from yesterday’s Hanzekovic Memorial IAAF World Challenge meet in Zagreb. Above is from the waning stages of the women’s 400m, won by Courtney Okolo of the US over compatriot Natasha Hastings.

Most of the images here are from the women’s 3000m won by Kenyan Margaret Chelimo Kipkemboi in 8:45.69. In a quality race, eight of the 11 finishers clocked career or seasonal bests. There are also a few from the men’s 200m, won by Canada’s Aaron Brown and the women’s 400m hurdles, won by Czech Zuzana Hejnova.

If you missed it, my report for the IAAF of the meet’s main program is here, of the men’s shot put competition here, and image galleries from the shot put here and here. And the start lists and results here; if those disappear next year, they’ll definitely be on the IAAF website here.

First, a couple snaps of Croatia’s Sara Kolak, the recently-minted Olympic champion in the javelin throw. She’s still shocked by her victory.

Olympic javelin throw champion Sara Kolak in Zagreb

Olympic javelin throw champion Sara Kolak in Zagreb

Olympic javelin throw champion Sara Kolak at a press conference in Zagreb

Olympic javelin throw champion Sara Kolak at a press conference in Zagreb

 

Men’s 200m

Aaron Brown caps his season with a 200m victory in Zagreb

Aaron Brown caps his season with a 200m victory in Zagreb

 

Aaron Brown (r) winning the 200m over Ramil Guliyev and Christophe Lemaitre, who finished 2nd and 4th respectively

Aaron Brown (r) winning the 200m over Ramil Guliyev and Christophe Lemaitre, who finished second and fourth respectively

 

Aaron Brown winning the Zagreb 200; Christophe Lemaitre of France was fourth

Aaron Brown winning the Zagreb 200; Christophe Lemaitre of France was fourth

 

 

Women’s 400m

Courtney Okolo winning the Zagreb 400m ahead of Natasha Hastings

Courtney Okolo winning the Zagreb 400m ahead of Natasha Hastings

 

Tamara Salaski of Serbia in the blocks.

Tamara Salaski of Serbia in the blocks.

 

Women’s 400m Hurdles

Zuzana Hejnova pulling away from Jamaican Kaliese Spencer in the Zagreb 400m hurdles

Zuzana Hejnova pulling away from Jamaican Kaliese Spencer in the Zagreb 400m hurdles

 

Women’s 3000m

Early on - the women's 3000m, Zagreb 2016

Early on – the women’s 3000m, Zagreb 2016

 

Pace setter Tamara Tverdostup of Ukraine leading Eloise Wellings in the 2016 Zagreb 3000m

Pace setter Tamara Tverdostup of Ukraine leading Eloise Wellings in the 2016 Zagreb 3000m

 

Pace setter Tamara Tverdostup of Ukraine in the 2016 Zagreb 3000m

Pace setter Tamara Tverdostup of Ukraine in the 2016 Zagreb 3000m

 

Susan Kuijken in the 2016 Zagreb 3000m

Susan Kuijken in the 2016 Zagreb 3000m

 

Matea Parlov of Croatia in the 2016 Zagreb 3000m

Matea Parlov of Croatia in the 2016 Zagreb 3000m

 

Margaret Chelimo Kipkemboi winning the 2016 Zagreb 3000m

Margaret Chelimo Kipkemboi winning the 2016 Zagreb 3000m

 

Margaret Chelimo Kipkemboi leading the 2016 Zagreb 3000m

Margaret Chelimo Kipkemboi leading the 2016 Zagreb 3000m

 

Margaret Chelimo Kipkemboi leading the 2016 Zagreb 3000m

Margaret Chelimo Kipkemboi leading the 2016 Zagreb 3000m

 

Genevieve Lacase in the 2016 Zagreb 3000m

Genevieve Lacase in the 2016 Zagreb 3000m

 

Eloise Wellings in the 2016 Zagreb 3000m

Eloise Wellings in the 2016 Zagreb 3000m

 

Eloise Wellings in the 2016 Zagreb 3000m

Eloise Wellings in the 2016 Zagreb 3000m

 

Birtukan Fente Alemu in the 2016 Zagreb 3000m

Birtukan Fente Alemu in the 2016 Zagreb 3000m

 

Birtukan Fente Alemu in the 2016 Zagreb 3000m

Birtukan Fente Alemu in the 2016 Zagreb 3000m

 

Anna Emilie Moller of Denmark in the 2016 Zagreb 3000m

Anna Emilie Moller of Denmark in the 2016 Zagreb 3000m

 

Anna Emilie Moller of Denmark in the 2016 Zagreb 3000m

Anna Emilie Moller of Denmark in the 2016 Zagreb 3000m

 

Anna Emilie Moller of Denmark in the 2016 Zagreb 3000m

Anna Emilie Moller of Denmark in the 2016 Zagreb 3000m

 

Amelia Terzic in the 2016 Zagreb 3000m

Amelia Terzic in the 2016 Zagreb 3000m

 

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