August 17, 1997 in Sports

Kipketer Wins 800

Compiled From Wire Services

Wilson Kipketer couldn’t duplicate his 3-day-old, record-breaking performance in the 800 meters, but added to his undefeated record this season by winning at the Herculis Monte Carlo Grand Prix.

In other events, Tim Montgomery of the United States beat world champion Maurice Greene in the 100, and Daniel Komen, the world 5,000 champion, dropped down to the 1,500 and won in 3 minutes, 29.46 seconds.

Frankie Fredericks of Namibia won the 200 in 19.93, beating world champion Ato Boldon of Trinidad & Tobago.

Bryan Bronson of the United States won the men’s 400 hurdles in 47.64, the fastest time of the year.

World record-holder Kim Batten of the United States won the women’s 400 hurdles in 53.06.

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