Grifone Meeting: 5000m women for the world leading

Saturday 27 May in Grosseto a top-level women’s 5000m: the Kenyan Selah Jepleting Busienei attacks the world leading

The City of Grosseto is once again ready to host a major athletics event: saturday 27 may, starting at 15:30, is scheduled the 2023 edition of the Grifone Meeting, event that last year excelled in the european rankings and that in just over 7 days will see in the Carlo Zecchini Stadium many of the best Italian and international athletes.

Antonfrancesco Vivarelli Colonna, Mayor and great athletics fan, talked to demonstrate his closeness to the event: “There is just over a week left for the most awaited sporting event of the year. We can’t wait to welcome the champions of Italian and international athletics, their companions and all the fans to our city. The event represents an extraordinary opportunity to promote the local reality at 360° and demonstrates how our Administration considers it essential to promote sport. We invite all citizens to participate!“.

Returning to the track, the 5000m women, start at 18:00, will be the distance that on the paper will offer the best prospective: the Kenyan Selah Jepleting Busienei, last year 14’48” in the Birmingham Diamond League, will come to Grosseto with the aim of set a race on 14’30”, chrono which would mean the best time in the world in this year (current 14’43”). The athlete, in his career silver at the relay world championships and bronze at the Commonwealth games, will have two highly qualified pacers and will run mainly with his compatriot Caroline Gitonga, 15’07” a few days ago in Milan, and Lydia Jeruto Lagat, 22-year-old already able to run in 15’28” and medalist at the U18 World Championships in the 800m.

The level of this competition will be very high with a cast that will be completed by the very young Meseret Yeshaneh, bronze on steeplechase at the last Under 20 World Championships, and by Pamela Kosgei, also world champion bronze but in cross. On the starting line Quailyne Kiprop (15’42”) and the three times Polish champion Beata Topka; a possible surprise will be Eloise Walker, 21-year-old British with a personal best of 15’21”, while Italy is currently represented by Federica and Giulia Zanne.


15:30 – 100m Special Olympics

15:40 – 100m F (Heats)

15:50 – 200m F (National)

16:00 – Opening Cerimony

16:30 – 100hs F

16:45 – 100m M (Heats)

16:50 – Long Jump F

17:00 – Pole Vault F

17:00 – 400m M

17:10 – 800m F

17:20 – 800m M

17:30 – 200m M

17:40 – 1500m F

17:50 – 1500m M

17:50 – Long Jump M

18:00 – 5000m F

18:20 – 3000m M

18:35 – 100m F

18:40 – 100m M (Final)