In Montreal, World Athletics Cup events included several upsets on Friday (24 August). Ethiopian runner?
TV PAN Final lap of men's a 10,000 metres, with Craig Virgin of the USA leading from Miruts Yifter of Ethiopia representing Africa. (3 SHOTS)
SV PAN Yifter takes lead from Virgin and wins race. (6 SHOTS)
CU Yifter after race.
TV Runners at blocks for women's 200 metre race.
TV PAN Start and the race Evelyn Ashford (USA in lane 8) leading all the way from the East German competitor Marita Koch in lane one. (3 SHOTS)
CU Ashford after race
TV Runners at blocks for men's 400 metre hurdles.
TV PAN Start and first bend in race.
CU & TV PANS Edwin Moses (USA lane four) around final bend and winning easily. (5 SHOTS)
CU Moses after race.
COMMENTATOR:"Yifter running very, very confidently a stride or two behind Virgin. He appears to be simply waiting for the opportunity to make his move.
COMMENTATOR:"He can't even wait until he enters the final strait. If he has the confidence his batteries are charged for the finishing strait. Virgin on a other hand cannot break...there he goes down. There he goes Miruts Yifter is now pouring it on and just running away from Craig Virgin. he played the game of cat and mouse and with three hundred metres remaining he said that's enough and he is going to run away to his second consecutive gold medal at the World Cup. What a finishing kick for Miruts yifter and this will better the time of two years ago. Twenty-seven, 53.06 is his winning time.
COMMENTATOR:"On the outside it's Evelyn Ashford, on the inside it's Marita Koch. As they come off that bend it's going to be very close. Ashford on the outside, Koch on the inside. It's dual between these two. Ashford on the outside now, Koch is beginning to move, but has she got enough? And as they come to the finish line, Ashford is the winner: Twenty-one point eight-three. Just missing the world record:
COMMENTATOR:"This time they got away fairly. Edwin Moses, Volker Beck and Harald Schmidt. It's Edwin Moses with (INDISTINCT) on the outside Harald Schmidt being overtaken by Moses who is simply running away with this race. He is flying off that bend. Remember the world record is 47.45. Watch the clock in the right hand corner. One hurdle remaining here. With a lead of about eight metres, ten meters, now. As he comes up watch the clock and oh, he's just missed the world record."
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Background: In Montreal, World Athletics Cup events included several upsets on Friday (24 August). Ethiopian runner Miruts Yifter staged an electrifying burst three hundred metres from the end of the 10,000 metres, destroying his only remaining rival, American Craig Virgin. And Evelyn Ashford of the United States took on East Germany's all-conquering sprinters defeating world record holder Marita Koch in the 200 metres. The days events included an exciting men's 400 metre hurdles with Edwin Moses narrowly missing a new record. This report from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.