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  • News from around the World- EME News (Jan 22, 2018)

    EME NEWS (JAN 22, 2018) Debut for Defar TOKYO (JPN): Wilson Kipsang will return to defend his Tokyo Marathon title on February 25, while twice Olympic 5000m champion Meseret Defar will make her 26.2-mile debut in the Japanese capital. The Kenyan ran 2:03:58 in last year’s race, having gone through 30km on course to regain his world record. Among those he will face is Ethiopia’s Tesfaye Abera (2:04:24 PB), former Dubai Marathon winner Tesgaye Mekonnen Read More
  • News from around the World- EME News (Jan 21, 2018)

    EME NEWS (JAN 21, 2018) Bekele added to Farah vs Kipchoge LONDON (GBR): The three greatest distance runners of their generation will race the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon after Ethiopian legend Kenenisa Bekele confirmed he will join Sir Mo Farah and Eliud Kipchoge on the Start Line on Sunday 22 April. The stellar trio of Bekele, Farah and Kipchoge have a combined total of eight Olympic gold medals and 12 World Championship golds between Read More
  • Ethiopian double triumph as Solomon Deksisa and Amane Gobena win at the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2018

    It was a double triumph for the Ethiopian runners as Solomon Deksisa and Amane Gobena took the honours at the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2018, winning in 2:09:34 and 2:25:49 respectively on Sunday. Read More
  • News from around the World- EME News (Jan 20, 2018)

    EME NEWS (JAN 20, 2018) Coleman 6.37 WR CLEMSON (USA, Jan 19): Clemson University Indoor Complex saw something very special. World silver medalist in the 100 m Christian Coleman first clocked 6.47 in the 60 m heats what was his second fastest ever and best ever for January. That happened after 5 pm local time and after one hour and 40 minutes Coleman improved the World Indoor Record of Maurice Greene from 1998 by 0.02 Read More
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  • News from around the World- EME News (Jan 22, 2018)
    News from around the World- EME News (Jan 22, 2018)
    EME NEWS (JAN 22, 2018)
     
    Debut for Defar
    TOKYO (JPN): Wilson Kipsang will return to defend his Tokyo Marathon title on February 25, while twice Olympic 5000m champion Meseret Defar will make her 26.2-mile debut in the Japanese capital. The Kenyan ran 2:03:58 in last year’s race, having gone through 30km on course to regain his world record. Among those he will face is Ethiopia’s Tesfaye Abera (2:04:24 PB), former Dubai Marathon winner Tesgaye Mekonnen (2:04:32 PB) and Olympic marathon silver medallist Feyisa Lilesa (2:04:52 PB). Kenya’s Dickson Chumba (2:04:32 PB) will try to regain the title he won in 2014, while Hiroti Inoue (2:08:22) heads the domestic entries which include 12 sub-2:12 runners. Ethiopia’s Defar, who ran 66:09 for second in the Great North Run in 2013 and has won her three other half marathons, will be challenged by Ruti Aga. The Ethiopian clocked 2:20:41 when finishing second in Berlin last year, while compatriot Shure Demise will line up with a 2:20:59 PB. Ethiopia’s Birhane Dibaba (2:21:19 PB) and Kenya’s Helah Kiprop (2:21:27 PB) also line up. Yuri Kano is one of four sub-2:30 Japanese runners in the field, while world marathon bronze medallist Amy Cragg (2:27:03 PB) also competes.
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  • News from around the World- EME News (Jan 21, 2018)
    News from around the World- EME News (Jan 21, 2018)
    EME NEWS (JAN 21, 2018)
     
    Bekele added to Farah vs Kipchoge
    LONDON (GBR): The three greatest distance runners of their generation will race the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon after Ethiopian legend Kenenisa Bekele confirmed he will join Sir Mo Farah and Eliud Kipchoge on the Start Line on Sunday 22 April. The stellar trio of Bekele, Farah and Kipchoge have a combined total of eight Olympic gold medals and 12 World Championship golds between them. Hugh Brasher, Event Director of the Virgin Money London Marathon, said: “This is a truly mouth-watering prospect. Sir Mo, Eliud and Kenenisa could all put forward a persuasive case for being the GOAT (the greatest of all time) and now they meet for the first time over the marathon distance at the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 22 April.”
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  • Ethiopian double triumph as Solomon Deksisa and Amane Gobena win at the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2018
    Ethiopian double triumph as Solomon Deksisa and Amane Gobena win at the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2018

    It was a double triumph for the Ethiopian runners as Solomon Deksisa and Amane Gobena took the honours at the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2018, winning in 2:09:34 and 2:25:49 respectively on Sunday.

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  • News from around the World- EME News (Jan 20, 2018)
    News from around the World- EME News (Jan 20, 2018)
    EME NEWS (JAN 20, 2018)
     
    Coleman 6.37 WR
    CLEMSON (USA, Jan 19): Clemson University Indoor Complex saw something very special. World silver medalist in the 100 m Christian Coleman first clocked 6.47 in the 60 m heats what was his second fastest ever and best ever for January.  That happened after 5 pm local time and after one hour and 40 minutes Coleman improved the World Indoor Record of Maurice Greene from 1998 by 0.02 to 6.37. So early in the season means there could more to come from Coleman who should run at Boston IAAF World Indoor Tour meet and plans also to compete at World Indoors in Birmingham. His best from last year was 6.45. Second Tevin Hester 6.57 and 2008 Olympic medalist Walter Dix fourth 6.70.  Kendal Williams won the other race in 6.67. Another top mark came from Grant Holloway in the 60 m hurdles with 7.49 PB and second fastest by a collegian in USA (best is Omar McLeod with 7.45). In women hurdles Kristi Castlin won the olympic development race in 8.06, in other section Puertorican Jasmine Camacho-Quinn 8.00 ahead of Jeanine Williams of Jamaica 8.02 and third 400 m hurdles World champion Kori Carter 8.14 (just 0.03 behind her PB). Bahamian Alonzo Russell won the 400 m in 46.38 PB and Jamaican Shavine Hodges 60 m in 7.26 life-time best.
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  • News from around the World- EME News (Jan 19, 2018)
    News from around the World- EME News (Jan 19, 2018)
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    Obiri vs Jebet
    SEVILLE (ESP): World 10,000m silver medallist Joshua Cheptegei from Uganda will race in the Cross Internacional de Italica on Sunday where he will face world U20 5000m champion Selemon Barega from Ethiopia, informs IAAF. Barega remains undefeated so far this cross-country season. Other notable entrants include world U20 cross country champion Jacob Kiplimo from Uganda and world cross country bronze medallist Abadi Hadis from Ethiopia. An excellent women’s 8.265km line-up is headed by world 5000m champion Hellen Obiri, Olympic 3000m steeplechase champion Ruth Jebet, world cross country bronze medallist Lilian Kasait and former world cross country champion Agnes Tirop.
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  • Could the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2018 set new standards for the classic distance in India?
    Could the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2018 set new standards for the classic distance in India?

    The leading men’s contenders attending Friday’s elite athletes press conference for the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2018 were unanimous in their prediction ahead of Sunday’s big event, it could be the fastest ever race over the classic distance ever witnessed in India.

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