Goule runs women 800m world leading time in Lievin
Natoya Goule, an Olympic finalist, won a fantastic race in the women’s 800 meters, establishing a world record and a Jamaican record of 1:58.46.
Halimah Nakaayi, the defending world outdoor champion, came in second, breaking the 1:59 barrier with a Ugandan record of 1:58.58.
This year, Goule and Nakaayi are the only athletes to break the two-minute threshold.
Kenya’s Eglay Nalianya came in third in 2:00.26 seconds, ahead of Poland’s Anzhelika Chichocka (2:01.62). Pacemakers covered the first 400 meters in 57.56 seconds.
Goule maintained the fast pace and went through the 600m in 1:27.64. The Jamaican 800m specialist held off Naakayi in the final straight.
Natoya Goule: “I am happy with the world lead and my PB. I felt good during the race, but afterwards not that much. It’s my first time here, in the stadium. I love it”.
- Natoya GOULE JAM 1:58.46
- Halimah NAKAAYI UGA 1:58.58
- Eglay Nafuna NALYANYA KEN 2:00.26
- Angelika CICHOCKA POL 2:01.52
- Freweyni HAILU ETH 2:01.89
- Tigist GIRMA ETH 2:02.20
- Hedda HYNNE NOR 2:02.82
- Cinthia ANAIS FRA 2:03.18
- Noélie YARIGO BEN 2:04.52
Naomi KORIR KEN DNF