Calvin Smith spoiled Carl Lewis’ 28th birthday...
Calvin Smith spoiled Carl Lewis’ 28th birthday by defeating the Olympic champion in the 100 meters, and Abdi Bile ended Steve Cram’s Dream Mile winning streak at the Bislett Games in Oslo.
Smith, a former world record-holder and bronze medalist in the 1988 Seoul Olympics, won in 10.05 seconds. That broke the Bislett Stadium record of 10.19 that Lewis set eight years ago. Lewis, running the 100 for only the third time this season, was second in 10.11.
Bile, the Somalian who won the 1,500 in the 1987 World Championships, won in 3:49.90 with a kick in the last 50 meters. Cram, who started his streak in 1985 when he set the world record of 3:46.32, was fourth in 3:51.58.
Ingrid Kristiansen posted the third-fastest time ever in the women’s 10,000. The Norwegian, who set world records here in 1985 and 1986, was clocked in 30:48.51, almost 35 seconds slower than her world mark.
Other 1989 world bests were in the 800 by Johnny Gray of the United States, 1:43.39; in the 3,000 by Said Aouita of Morocco, 7:34.79; in the shotput by Ulf Timmermann of East Germany, 71 feet 11 1/2 inches, and in the pole vault by Rodion Gataullin of the Soviet Union, 19-4 1/2.