Kenya's Mercy Cherono set a new Diamond League record 9:11.49 to win the women's two miles in Birmingham / Photo credit: Jean-Pierre Durand

Kenya’s Commonwealth 5000m champion set a new Diamond League record and world-lead time of 9:11.49 to win the women’s two miles at the Sainsbury’s Birmingham Grand Prix on Sunday.

Cherono’s compatriots was second in 9:12.59 and came third in 9:12.90. Ethiopia’s ran 9:14.28 for fourth.

Kenya’s won the men’s Emsley Carr Mile in a meeting record time of 3:51.89 in Birmingham, breaking Steve Cram’s stadium record for the event in the process.

African 1500m champion was second in 3:52.07 and Vincent Kibet of Kenya was third in 3:52.15.

Kenya's Asbel Kiprop wins the men's Emsley Carr Mile in a meeting record time 3:51.89 at Birmingham Grand Prix 2014 / Photo credit: Jean-Pierre Durand

Kenya’s Asbel Kiprop wins the men’s Emsley Carr Mile in a meeting record time 3:51.89 at Birmingham Grand Prix 2014 / Photo credit: Jean-Pierre Durand/ IDL

Kenya’s ran a meeting record in the men’s 3000m steeplechase after surviving a late scare to keep his Diamond League lead intact.

Birech pulled away from the field and held a comfortable lead going into the last lap. However, the Kenyan misjudged his final jump, stopped and eventually had to climb over the barrier before finishing in a time of 8:07.80.

Kenya’s world 800m record-holder ran the fourth quickest time in history to win the men’s 600m race in 1:13.71, almost a second shy of Johnny Gray’s 1:12.81 world record for the rarely-run event.

American Christian Taylor snatched the men’s long jump win from Commonwealth silver medallist of South Africa by just 1cm – 8.09m to 8.08m, with China’s Jinzhe Li finishing in third place.