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

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21 Photos from the 2014 Miner’s Day International Track Meet in Velenje, Slovenia

This is David Bett of Kenya, the winner of the 5000m race at the Miner’s Day International Track Meet in Velenje, Slovenia, last night (1 July). Here, with about 200 meters to go, he’s beginning to kick away from Olivier Irabaruta of Burundi, who finished runner-up.

I covered the meet for the IAAF, track’s international governing body, and also filed 21 photos of (mostly) lesser-known or up-and-coming athletes for Demotix; you can read the report here, and check out the photos here. The photo gallery includes:

Men’s hammer throw:
Pawel Fajdek (POL)
Krisztian Pars (HUN)
Primoz Kozmus (SLO)
Marcel Lomnicky (SVK)
Szymon Ziolkowski (POL)
Lukas Melich (CZE)
Mohamed Ali Al-Zankawi (KUW)
Paul Huetzen (GER)
Wojciech Nowicki (POL)

Women’s javelin throw:
Martina Ratej (SLO)
Linda Stahl (GER)
Nikola Ogrodnikova (CZE)
Irena Sediva (CZE)

Women’s pole vault:
Katharina Bauer (GER)

Men’s 5000m:
David Bett (KEN)
Olivier Irabaruta (BDI)
William Malel Sitonik (KEN)
Erik Tirop Kimaru (KEN)

Women’s 1500m:
Amela Terzic (SRB)
Federica del Buono (ITA)

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