Mo Farah, Christine Ohuruogu, Vivian Cheruiyot and Perri Shakes-Drayton were the winners in the two day Aviva London Grand Prix in rainy conditions at Crystal Palace. 2011 World Champion Farah showed good closing speed to win the 5000m in 13:06. In heavy rain Olympic Champion, Ohuruogu, who seems to be getting better and better with every race, won the 400m in 50.42 secs. Triple World Champion Cheruiyot took the 5000m in a comfortable 14:48 while British Champion Shakes-Drayton smashed her personal best to win the 400mH in 53.77 secs, the 2nd fastest time in the world this year and 2nd fastest ever by a British athlete.
Chris Tomlinson jumped a season’s best 8.26m in the long jump to place 2nd, the 4th longest jump of his career. There were third place finishes for Andrew Osagie in the 800m in 1:45 and Winny Chebet in the women’s 800m in 2:00; Rosemarie Whyte in the 400m in 51.19; Marvin Anderson in the 200m in 20.55; Moses Kipsiro in the men’s 5000m in 13:08 and Linet Masai in the 5000m in 14:53. Veronica Nyaruai placed 4th in the 5000m, Mark Kiptoo was 4th in the 5000m 13:13; Mario Forsythe was 5th in the 200m in 20.60 from lane 1, Bethwel Birgen finished 5th in the mile in 3:53; Schillonie Calvert took 6th in the 100m in 11.40; Shannon Rowbury was 6th in the 1500m in 4:08 and Emmanuel Bett finished 6th in the 5000m in 13:23.