Great Britain’s George Mills continued his fine end-of-season form as he clocked a world-leading 3:49.64 over the mile in the German city of Pfungstadt on Wednesday.
Mills. the 2016 European U18 800m champio, sliced almost six seconds off his personal best over the classic distance and follows on from his 3:30.95 1500m best at the Diamond League meeting in Zurich a week ago.
Behind Mills, the Netherlands’ Noah Baltus, seventh in the 2023 European Athletics U23 Championships 1500m arguably ran the best race of his life with 3:52.47 for second place ahead of France’s Artur Gervais in third with 3:53.17, both men running over the mile for the first time.
Italy’s oldest one-day meeting, the Palio Citta della Quercia in Rovereto saw a spate of excellent European performances including local shot put star and 2013 European indoor champion Zane Weir reaching 21.88m for a meeting record in his specialist event.
🔥 𝐆𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐳𝐢𝐚 𝐙𝐚𝐧𝐞 𝐖𝐞𝐢𝐫: 𝟐𝟏,𝟖𝟖 𝐚 𝐑𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐨— Atletica Italiana (@atleticaitalia) September 6, 2023
Il pesista ancora vicino ai 22 metri, Fabbri 21,35. Nei 3000 Del Buono scende a 8:46.84, vittoria per Tecuceanu negli 800 (1:45.25), seconda Coiro (1:59.90). Dosso 11.18, Diaz 17,03
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Weir wasn't quite in the same scintillating form that saw him reach 22.44m in Padua on Sunday - the best distance by a European shot putter for 34 years - but it was still good enough to beat fellow Italian and World Athletics Championships silver medallist Leonardo Fabbri, who was second with 21.35m.
Other Italian wins at the World Athletics Continental Tour Silver meeting came courtesy of Andy Diaz, won took the triple jump with 17.03m and Catalin Tecuceanu’s 800m win in 1:45.25.
Great Britain’s Molly Caudery, fifth in Budapest, cleared 4.58m to win the pole vault while another British win in the field events came from Tokyo Olympic Games high jump finalist Tom Gale who won with 2.23m in his first competition for more than two years after a challenging series of injuries.
Great Britain’s Laviai Nielsen took the 400m in 51.51 while Sarah Lavin returned to her better-known event after setting an Irish 100m record of 11.27 over the border in Bellinzona on Monday and won the100m hurdles in a meeting record of 12.76 (+0.9).