LONDON (AP) — Zusana Hejnova warmed up for next month's track and field world championships in Moscow by cruising to victory Friday in the 400-meter hurdles at the Anniversary Games.
The Czech won in a world-leading time of 53.07 seconds at the Diamond League meet, which marks the anniversary of the start of the London Olympics.
Perri Shakes-Drayton of Britain led going into the home straightaway but was overtaken by the 2012 Olympic bronze medalist on the approach to the last hurdle. Shakes-Drayton was second in 53.67. Georganne Moline edged fellow American Kori Carter to finish third in 54.32.
Usain Bolt is to run in the 100 later Friday.
In the 200, Warren Weir of Jamaica, who won bronze a year ago, edged compatriot Jason Young by 0.1 to win in 19.89. Wallace Spearmon of the United States was third in 20.18.
Shannon Rowbury ran the fastest time of the year in the 3,000 to lead a podium sweep for the United States, finishing in 8:41.46. Gabriele Anderson was second, just ahead of Molly Huddle.
Britain won the 4x100 relay in the fastest time the country has run in 12 years. Ashleigh Nelson anchored a team of Annabelle Lewis, Anyika Onuora and Dina Asher-Smith that finished in 42.69. Their slick changeovers helped them beat the All-Stars team of Aileen Bailey, Tiffany Townsend, Jeneba Tarmoh and Mandy White. France was third.
Brenda Martinez of the U.S. surged to victory in the 800, pulling clear heading into the home straightaway to finish in 1:58.19. Elena Mirela Lavric of Romania and American teenager Ajee Wilson were next.