Adrian Blincoe DNF'd at the Aviva Birmingham 5000 meters after he injured his knee when he was clipped from behind at the two-mile mark in the race. Evidently the knee injury is not serious, as Blincoe appears on the 1500 meter start list at Friday's meet in Bottrop, Germany. Let's see if Adrian actually toes the line on this one or if he knee needs more time to mend itself.
Name Country Birth PR SB
IGUIDER, ABDALAATI MAR 1987 3:31.47 3:33.50
BENSGHIR, YASSINE MAR 1983 3:33.04 3:36.25
BADDALEY, ANDY GBR 1982 3:34.36 3:36.47
ALEMAYEHU, ZEBENE ETH 1992 3:34.59 3:34.59
FIDA JANA, SORESA ETH 1993 3:34.72 3:34.72
BLINCOE, ADRIAN NZL 1979 3:35.50 3:38.48
BENSGHIR, MOHAMED MAR 1991 3:35.76 3:36.60
YOUCEF, ABDI AUS 1977 3:36.35 3:43.95
WALDMANN, MORITZ GER 1985 3:36.97 3:46.71
ROWE, BRENTON AUS 1987 3:39.68 3:40.67
CARSON, HAMISH NZL 1988 3:40.52 3:40.52
NIPPERESS, JAMES AUS 1990 3:41.03 3:43.21
PRAETORIUS, SVEN GER 1985 3:44.28 3:45.68
SCHWARZ, RICO GER 1988 3:44.56 3:44.56
SPERLICH, MARTIN GER 1991 3:45.48 3:45.48
RASSIOUI, BADR MAR 1986 PACE 3:37.40
YIDAO, YILMA ETH 1990 PACE
Here's a preview of the meet:
BOTTROP (GER): Bottrop Gala will have its fifth edition this Friday. Moroccan olympic medalist Hasna Benhassi against her team-mate Halima Hachlaf at the 800 m will be one of the highlights of the event. Tatooed German Janin Lindenberg will test her shape in the 200 m against US sub 23 runners Tiffayn Townsend and Charonda Williams. In men 100 m strong field with US Rae Edwards, Zambian record holder and NCAA standout Gerald Phiri, world medalist from 200 m Alonso Edward of Panama and Briton Marlon Devonish. Moroccan Abdelaati Iguider leads strong 1500 start list with Briton Andy Baddeley and Adrian Blincoe of New Zealand. US trio Ty Akins, Jeff Porter and Dominic Berger are to be considered favorites for 110 m hurdles. South African world junior champion Luvo Manyonga is the long jump headliner with Mohamed Al-Kuwailidi of Saudi Arabia, Lithuanian record holder Povilas Mykolaitis and Czech olympic finalist Roman Novotny. US Nicole Denby is the top name at 100 m hurdles. World junior record holder Birtukan Adamu is the top name of strong women steeple and US Briana Glenn is the one to watch in women long jump. US Daegu bound duo Kara Patterson and Rachel Yurkovich along with home Katharina Molitor are javelin favorites.
UPDATE: BLINCOE SKIPPED THE BOTTROP 1500 ON FRIDAY TO RUN THE 5000 AT HEUSDEN'S KBC NIGHT OF ATHLETICS ON SATURDAY (WHERE HE RAN A SOLID 13:24 TO FINISH 7TH).