Laura Weightman again showed fine form, when she produced a new personal best time of 14m51.78s, when she finished twelfth in a very talented field of twenty four in the Women’s 5000m, of which only twenty finished on second day of the Muller sponsored Anniversary Games Meeting, held in the London’s Olympic Park.
on Sunday 21st July 2019.
The event was also part of the 2019 Diamond League Programme, and the field were led home by Kenya’s Helen Obiri, who posted a meeting record time of 14m20.36s.
Second place went to Obiri’s Kenyan team-mate Agnes Jebet Tirop, who also posted new figures of 14m20.68s.
Third place went to new Mile World record holder Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands,
who also posted a new personal best time of 14m22.12s.
Weightman meanwhile still retained her mantle of leading Brit in the field,
finishing one place, and a fraction ahead of Eilish McColgan.
Other Brits Jessica Judd and Rosie Clarke finished seventeenth and eighteenth respectively.
Melissa Courtney did not finish.
For Weightman, it also meant that she had broken her own club record.