Zhukovskiy, Russia – The Znamenskiy Memorial in this Moscow suburb turned out to be a two act show, with both sessions producing several stellar performances including a pair of 2007 world leaders.
Samitova-Galkina returns with 9:14.87 in the Steeplechase
It appears that the World record holder in the women’s Steeplechase Gulnara Samitova-Galkina is making a comeback after two years of injuries. She is coached now by Tatyana Senchenko and the second start of the season at the Memorial was successful for the coach and her experienced disciple: a 9:14.87 performance, the fourth fastest ever. The other three marks all belong to Samitova-Galkina. Yelena Sidorchenkova was a distant second in 9:28.49, with Mekdes Bekele Tadesse from Ethiopia an even more distant third (9:41.50).