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ISTAF in Berlin: Caster Semenya breaks 600 m world best

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Caster Semenya crowned the 76th edition of the ISTAF in Berlin’s Olympic Stadium with a world best in the 600 m. The South African ran 1:21.77, improving the former 20 year-old mark from Cuba’s Ana Fidelia Quirot by almost one second. A meeting record was established by Kenya’s Norah Tanui who took the 3,000 m Steeplechase in 9:03.70. Second-placed Gesa Krause ran a German record with 9:11.85. Another highlight was the men’s Javelin. Germany’s World Champion Johannes Vetter won with 89.85 m. 42,500 spectators watched the events of the ISTAF, which belongs to the IAAF World Challenge Series.

ISTAF in Berlin on Sunday with eight London gold medallists

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Full stage dress rehearsal and debut before the general public: the 76th edition of ISTAF this Sunday has plenty to offer. 180 elite athletes will be performing once more in Berlin’s Olympic Stadium and among them are eight gold medallists from the recent World Championships in London as well the cream of Germany’s track and field stars, for whom the meeting with such deep historical roots will also serve as a dress rehearsal for next year’s European Championships at the same venue. But there is also innovation for competitors and fans alike: for the first time ISTAF organizers have installed a 250 square metre fan tribune which will also act as a tunnel for the athletes. The Berlin ISTAF, which will see its 76th edition, is part of the IAAF World Challenge Series.

IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE TRACK & FIELD COVERAGE CONTINUES FROM ZURICH, SWITZERLAND THIS THURSDAY LIVE AT 2 PM ET ON NBCSN

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STAMFORD, Conn. – August 22, 2017NBC Sports Group continues live coverage of the IAAF Diamond League this Thursday, August 24, from Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich, Switzerland, at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN with the first of two meets to conclude the 2017 season and crown Diamond League champions. NBC will present encore coverage of the event Sunday, August 27, at 1 p.m. ET