TRENTO. It never ceases to amaze Yeman Crippa: the Trentino rider improves his Italian record of 3000 meters with a time of 7: 37.90, surpassing the 7: 38.27 set last September at the Golden Gala in Rome. The blue of the Fiamme Oro finished in eighth place in the seventh stage of the Diamond League, a Gateshead (Great Britain), the day after the end of the four-week high-altitude rally in Livigno.
Gateshead’s was the last engagement before the departure for the Olympic Games, where the middle distance runner trained by Massimo Pegoretti will be engaged on 5000 and 10.000 meters. The race, which Crippa, loaded with work, faced with determination, was won by the Spaniard Mohamed Katir, at the national record with 7: 27.64, ahead of New Zealander Stewart McSweyn.
On Diamond’s evening, Tobia Bocchi’s second places in the triple (17.04) and Marco Fassinotti in the high (2.25) should also be underlined. Complicated race for Paolo Dal Molin in 110hs, conditioned by the impact with the third obstacle (13.97, seventh), in the sixth auction Roberta Bruni with 4.36, Federica Del Buono eleventh in the mile (4: 32.64).