20.11, in Italy only Mennea faster than him

Extraordinary Filippo Tortu, great personal best in the 200 meters in Nairobi, Kenya, with the time of 20.11 (wind +2.0). After four years, the Olympic champion of the 4×100 relay crumbles his limit in the half lap of the track and becomes the second Italian ever, behind the legend Pietro Mennea.

The sprinter of the Fiamme Gialle exalts himself in the Gold stage of the Continental Tour at 1800 meters at the Kasarani stadium, finishing in third place, author of a splendid final straight, after a decisive but still improving curve, behind the American world silver Fred Kerley (19.76) and Botswana sprinter Isaac Makwala (20.06).

Twenty-three hundredths of improvement in one fell swoop for the 23-year-old from Brianza who since 2017 had the 20.34 of the Golden Gala as his personal best. The Italian lists of every era must be updated: after Mennea’s 19.72, still a European record, from today there is 20.11 in Tortu, to exceed 20.13 with which Fausto Desalu was sixth at the European Championships in Berlin in 2018. L ‘blue coached by his father-coach Salvino clearly earns the standard of registration provided by World Athletics for the World Championships in Eugene next year.

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