Sporting Digest: Athletics

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ZITHUELE SINQE, of South Africa, won the inaugural Sydney marathon yesterday. Sinqe crossed the line in 2hr 14min 13sec, 16 seconds ahead of Switzerland's Danny Boltz. Mexico's Marcelino Crisanto was third. In the women's event, the American Tammy Slusser won in 2:38:29, three minutes clear of Russia's Alla Doudaeva. Tatiana Titova, also of Russia, was third.

INTERNATIONAL MEETING (Rieti, Italy) Selected: Men: 100m: 1 J Drummond (US) 9.99sec; 2 L Christie (GB) 10.06; 3 A Porkhomovsky (Rus) 10.15. 200m: 1 A Porkhomovsky (Rus) 20.35; 2 V Dologodin (Ukr) 20.36; 3 I Garcia (Cuba) 20.84. 400m: 1 R Black (GB) 44.78; 2 D Mills (US) 44.78; 3 A Valmon (US) 44.97. 800m: 1 B Koech (Ken) 1min 43.17sec; 2 W Tanui (Ken) 1:44.18; 3 J Tengelei (Ken) 1:44.44; 4 N Kiprotich (Ken) 1:44.73. 1500m: 1 A Boru (Ken) 3:34.12; 2 A Bile (Som) 3:34.43; 3 M Suleiman (Qatar) 3:34.44; 4 M Kiptanui (Ken) 3:34.51; 5 M O'Sullivan (Irl) 3:34.96; 6 M Yates (GB) 3:35.27. 5,000m: 1 N Morceli (Alg) 13:07.88; 2 S Hissou (Mor) 13:10.95; 3 S Chemwoyo (Ken) 13:33.76. 110m hurdles: 1 C Jackson (GB) 13.07; 2 A Johnson (US) 13.28; 3 A Dees (US) 13.50. Pole vault: 1 R Gataullin (Rus) 5.70m; 2= I Trandenkov (Rus), V Chistiakov (Rus) 5.70. Women: 1500m: 1 Y Podkopayeva (Rus) 4:04.09; 2 A Brzezinka (Pol) 4:04.41; 3 B Bitzner (Fr) 4:09.44.

INTERNATIONAL MEETING (Copenhagen) Selected: Men: 100m: 1 S Jefferson (US) 10.30; 2 G Moen (Nor) 10.38; 3 M Witherspoon (US) 10.40; 4 C Lewis (US) 10.41. Women: 100m: 1 M Ottey (Jam) 10.97; 2 Z Tarnapolskaya (Ukr) 11.26; 3 D Young (US) 11.49.

HOKKAIDO MARATHON (Sapporo, Japan): Men: 1 E Wainaina (Ken) 2hr 15min 03sec; 2 T Gebre (Eth) 2:17:18; 3 I Rico (Mex) 2:18:40. Women: 1 O Appell (US) 2:36:33; 2 T Djabrilowva (Ukr) 2:39:22; 3 A Peterkova (Cz Rep).

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