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Rutherford and Shakes-Drayton win in Manchester

May 25, 2013 15:42 pm

Olympic gold medallist Greg Rutherford claimed long jump victory at the Great CityGames Manchester, edging out compatriot Chris Tomlinson.

Rutherford, who claimed gold on Super Saturday in the Olympic Park, leapt to 7.99m to finish ahead of Tomlinson, who recorded a best effort of 7.69m.

"It wasn't a bad performance,” said Rutherford. “I had a few problems at the start but I gave it everything in the last jump and, while I was really keen to get over 8m, 7.99m I will take. Overall I'm pretty pleased."

Elsewhere, Perri Shakes-Drayton was in dominant form over 200m hurdles, taking the win in 25.74 seconds with compatriot Eilidh Child coming home in third.

Christophe Lemaitre won the men's 150m in 14.90 seconds with Great Britain’s Dwain Chambers in fourth place, while British compatriot Andy Turner also had a frustrating afternoon as he pulled up in the 200m hurdles.

In the women’s event, the USA’s Allyson Felix powered to victory while the respective winners of the 100m races were veteran Kim Collins and Margaret Adeoye, who won in 11.58 seconds.