Ingrid Kristiansen, running alone as usual, turned in the fastest time of the year in the women's 10,000 meters in 31 minutes 15.55 seconds, but failed to beat her world record at the Bislett track and field meet in Oslo yesterday.
It was more than a minute shy of the world record, but the seventh best all-time.
Kristiansen, of Norway, who had broken the world record twice here the two past years, holds the world 5,000-meter record and has the fastest marathon time by a woman.
Said Aouita and Steve Cram, the fastest middle distance runners in history, won their races, but failed to break their world records. Aouita took the 1,500 meters in 3:30.69 seconds, more than a second off his world record of 3:29.46.
Abdi Bile of Somalia was second in the 1,500 in 3:32.73. Third went to Steve Crabb of Britain in 3:33.34.
Cram won the mile, the final event of the meet, in 3:50.08, 3.76 seconds slower than the world record he set here two years ago.
Jim Spivey, who won the 1,500 in the USA Championships last week, finished second in the mile in 3:51.91 and Marcus O'Sullivan of Ireland was third in 3:54.29.
Fatima Whitbread of Britain notched the second-best javelin throw in history by a woman at 250 feet 5 inches. Her world record is 254-1, set last year.
Britian's Linford Christie won the 200 meters in 20.48, one hundredth of a second ahead of American Floyd Heard.
Tonie Campbell won the 110-meter hurdles in 13.42 for the first U.S. victory of the night, over Britain's Colin Jackson (13.59).