Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Måkestad runs second fastest 3000m outdoor time in the world this season...

OSLO, Norway--Former University of Washington standout Ingvill Måkestad (left/photo courtesy runingvill.wordpress.com) continued her string of fine performances Wednesday night in winning the women's 3000 meter run at the adidas Opening Games at fabled Bislett Stadium.

Måkestad ran 8:54.57 in what essentially was a solo effort, winning her race by a margin of 19.12 seconds over the second place competitor, though she said on her Twitter page that she had a pace maker for the first 800 meters of the race.

Her mark is currently the second fastest time outdoors in the world this season, surpassed only by Amy Yoder Begley's 8:53.73 mark from the Brutus Hamilton Invitational in Berkeley last month.

Måkestad, who is positioning herself to be one of the leading contenders for this summer's European Championships in Barcelona in the 1500m, has the sixth fastest time in the world at the shorter distance, running 4:06.08 in Doha, Qatar last week.

The complete results from the adidas Opening Games are available here.

You can follow Ingvill's blog by clicking her picture (written in Norwegian).

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