Winnie Nanyondo had the biggest win of her career when she beat former world champion, South Africa’s Castor Semenya to register her first sub 2 minutes in the women 800 race.
She clocked 1:59.39 to finish second in the FBK Games in Hengelo, Netherlands.
Ronald Musagala and Philip Kipyeko also set new personal best times in the men’s 800m and 3000m events at the same games.
Competing in her second European circuit, after she set a new personal best by finishing fourth in Belgium last week, Nanyondo put up a great fight, showing improvement in her style of running and decision making.
She finished second behind USA’s Brenda Martinez (1:59.24). Cuban Rose Almanza (1:59.39) came in third in a race that had 2009 World championships gold medallist South African Castor Semenya and bronze medallist, Great Britain’s Jennifer Meadows. Read more……
Courtesy of in2eastafrica.net