After a disappointing World Championships, where Eunice Sum failed to retain her title and instead had to settle for bronze, she bounced back by taking the 800m in 1:59.14
Asbel Kiprop after a rather modest first kilometre at number 10 in the pack, with just over 200 metres to go, like hyenas chasing down a gazelle he ran up to the fourth place and with 100 metres to go,he tore through his competitors and passed three men before hitting the front with 40 metres to go, winning in 3:35.79 and taking the Diamond Race into the bargain.
Following him home, making it the same one-two as Beijing, fellow Kenyan Elijah Manangoi was second in 3:36.00
Kenya’s world 10,000m champion Vivian Cheruiyot admitted the day before that the distance may be too short for her, and the Ethiopians too quick, and this turned out to be the case as she finished sixth in 8:38.91
Rudisha finished fourth in the 800 metres race.