Alison dos Santos wins the Polish stage of the Diamond League

(Photo: Matthew Quine/Diamond League)

The man continues to fly. Alison dos Santos, aka Piu, achieved another victory in the Diamond League. The Brazilian won the 400m hurdles in the Silesian stage of the main international track and field circuit. With the victory, Piu continues to lead the “Diamond Race”.

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Alison dos Santos led most of the race. Already in the second barrier he was already doing the transposition before the other athletes in the race. At the height of the eighth barrier, the American Khallifah Rosser picked up the pace and entered the final stretch alongside Piu. In the final 50 meters, the Brazilian increased his pace to secure the victory with a time of 47.80, which is a new record for the meeting. Rosser was second with 48s30 and Frenchman Wilfred Happio was third with 48s74.

This is Alison’s fifth win in six Diamond League rounds this year. The Brazilian leads the diamond race with 40 points, 17 ahead of Estonian Rasmus Magi who is second with 23. Piu, Magi and Rosser (with 22 points) are already guaranteed in the Diamond League final to be played in a month in Zurich, Switzerland.


Who also competed in Silesia was Thiago Braz, in the pole vault (proof that does not apply to the diamond race in this stage). The Brazilian missed all three attempts by 5.53m and was left without a valid mark. The champion of the race was the Swedish Armand Duplantis with 6.10m, a new meeting record.


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