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Second place for McColgan

Great Britain's Eilish McColgan was second in the women's 3,000 metres at the XL-Galan event in Stockholm on Thursday.

The 22-year-old, the daughter of former World and Commonwealth 10,000m champion Liz, ran a personal best of eight minutes, 49.31 seconds to finish second behind clear winner Genzebe Dibaba.

The Ethiopian finished in 8:26.57, a meeting record and the fastest time in the world this year, while compatriot Almaz Ayana was edged into third by McColgan. Ireland's Fionnula Britton also ran a personal best to finish fifth in 8:54.37.

Pole vaulter Holly Bleasdale, who won the Birmingham Grand Prix ahead of Olympic silver medallist Yarisley Silva, could only clear 4.45m tonight and had to settle for a share of fourth place after failing three times at 4.64m.

Silva, of Cuba, won the event with 4.78m, with Russia's Anastasiya Savchenko second and Jirina Svobodova-Ptacnikova third for the Czech Republic.

Chris Tomlinson also missed out on the podium in the men's long jump. After starting with two fouls, the Teessider recorded a season's best 7.88m but could only finish sixth, one place and four centimetres ahead of compatriot Matthew Burton, in an event won by Swede Michel Torneus.

Andrew Osagie was third in the men's 1,000m, with fellow Britons Michael Rimmer and Mukhtar Mohammed fifth and seventh respectively as Ayanleh Souleiman won for Djibouti.

Gianni Frankis was fifth in a men's 60m hurdles won by Cuba's Orlando Ortega, while Ireland's Claire Tarpele was sixth in the women's 1500m.

Olympic 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won the women's 60m in a personal best of 7.04 seconds while Mo Farah's training partner Galen Rupp won the men's 3,000m in a world-leading 7:30.16.