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Florence hosts Diamond League event in track and field

On June 10, a track and field Diamond League event took place in Florence, Italy. Digital Journal’s Markos Papadatos has the recap.

Jakob Ingebrigtsen
Jakob Ingebrigtsen. Photo Credit: Joerg Oegerli
Jakob Ingebrigtsen. Photo Credit: Joerg Oegerli

On June 10, a track and field Diamond League event took place in Florence, Italy. Digital Journal’s Markos Papadatos has the recap.

Norwegian runner Jakob Ingebrigtsen won the men’s 5,000 meter event with a time of 12:48.45, which was a new meet record and quite the spectacle.

In the women’s pole vault event, Olympic champ and Greek pole vaulter Katerina Stefanidi finished in third place with a clearance of 4.66 meters. Russian pole vaulter Anzhelika Sidorova reigned supreme in the pole vault with a jump of 4.91 meters.

Katerina Stefanidi
Katerina Stefanidi. Photo Credit: Joerg Oegerli

Dutch superstar athlete Sifan Hassan won the women’s 1,500 meter event with a time of 3:53.63, which is a world-leading mark and a meet record.

Sifan Hassan
Sifan Hassan. Photo Credit: Joerg Oegerli

Olympic gold medalist Omar McLead of Jamaica won the men’s 110 meter hurdles event with a time of 13.01 seconds.

Omar McLeod
Omar McLeod. Photo Credit: Joerg Oegerli
Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 18,000 original articles over the past 16 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a six-time consecutive "Best of Long Island" winner, and in the past three years, he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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