Goule runs women 800m world leading time in Lievin

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”. 

Final

  1. Natoya GOULE JAM 1:58.46
  2. Halimah NAKAAYI UGA 1:58.58
  3. Eglay Nafuna NALYANYA KEN 2:00.26
  4. Angelika CICHOCKA POL 2:01.52
  5. Freweyni HAILU ETH 2:01.89
  6. Tigist GIRMA ETH 2:02.20
  7. Hedda HYNNE NOR 2:02.82
  8. Cinthia ANAIS FRA 2:03.18
  9. Noélie YARIGO BEN 2:04.52
    Naomi KORIR KEN DNF

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