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  • Alfonz Juck, EME NEWS

    BRISBANE (AUS, Mar 29): Athletics Australia informs that Jeff Riseley became the first man in 24 years to win the 800m/1500m double at the Australian Championships, as a further six athletes, including Olympic champion Sally Pearson  confirmed their selection to the Australian Flame team bound for Beijing 2015 during the final day of the event. Riseley won the 1500 m in hand timed 3:43.8. Pearson got 12.71 meet record (-0.7) in semifinals and then world Read More
  • In training with Meb Keflezighi

    In an exclusive interview with WorldRunning.com, 2014 Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi talks about why easy days are just as important as rest days, the importance of strength and cross training, and how everyone can reach their potential as a runner. Read More
  • Alfonz Juck, EME NEWS

    SEVEN CANDIDATES FOR EA VP LAUSANNE (SUI): For the European Athletics Congress on April 11-12 in Bled for three Vice President positions seven candidates are confirmed. Only one from the three presidentials is Jean Gracia from France. From current Vice Presidents Gracia and Spain´s Jose Luis de Carlos. From current council members for VP bidding are Sylvia Barlag from Netherlands, German Frank Hensel, Dobromir Karamarinov of Bulgaria and Toralf Nilsson from Sweden. The only one VP candidate Read More
  • Alfonz Juck, EME NEWS

      BOLT FOR BIG APPLE NEW YORK (USA): Usain Bolt will compete at the Adidas Grand Prix New York IAAF Diamond League on June 13, inform Reuters. It will be the Jamaican’s first appearance at the Icahn stadium since 2008, when he set the 100 m world record of 9.72. His only other appearance in the USA since then was to anchor a Jamaican 4x100m team at the 2010 Penn Relays. Bolt has been confirmed for four Read More
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  • Alfonz Juck, EME NEWS
    Alfonz Juck, EME NEWS

    BRISBANE (AUS, Mar 29): Athletics Australia informs that Jeff Riseley became the first man in 24 years to win the 800m/1500m double at the Australian Championships, as a further six athletes, including Olympic champion Sally Pearson  confirmed their selection to the Australian Flame team bound for Beijing 2015 during the final day of the event. Riseley won the 1500 m in hand timed 3:43.8. Pearson got 12.71 meet record (-0.7) in semifinals and then world leading 12.59 (+1.3) in the final. She tied her second fastest time clocked in Australia. Michelle Jenneke was an impressive silver medallist in 12.82 PB. Nicholas Hough, who won silver at the World Junior Championships in 2012, stormed home in the final of the men’s 110m hurdles to record a personal best and his first Beijing 2015 qualifier of 13.42 (+1.5). Second Sam Baines 13.54 PB and third Joshua Hawkins new New Zealand record 13.69. In the women 200 m Ella Nelson won her maiden national 200m title in an IAAF World Championships qualifying time of 23.04 (+1.6). Lauren Wells  rounded out the automatic selections for Beijing 2015 on track when she won an eighth gold medal in the women’s 400m hurdles in 56.51. A throw of 64.44 in the women’s discus throw for Dani Samuels added a tenth national crown in the event to her trophy cabinet and confirms her fifth consecutive appearance at the World Champs. Competing in the women’s high jump, Eleanor Patterson entered the competition at 1.88m and made light work of the height before another first attempt clearance at her winning mark of 191. She missed all three attempts at the Beijing 2015 qualifier of 194, but she already had it from competitions before. Robbie Crowther won the men’s long jump gold medal with a season best leap of 805 (+0.5) ahead of Japanes guest Yohei Sugai (800, +2.2) and national junior champion Darcy Roper (17) 791 (+1.6) PB. Chelsea Jaensch won her maiden Australian long jump title with a leap of 674 (+3.2) from Brooke Stratton (660, +0.7).  Jacko Gill from New Zealand threw 20.75m to win the men’s shot put. Throwing 80.00m, Matt Outzen reigned supreme in the men’s javelin. The Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Hamish Peacock won silver with a throw of 79.55. In the 400 m hurdles Cameron French from New Zealand was a guest winner 50.05 ahead of Tristan Thomas 50.31. Men´s 200 m also had a foreign winner Ratu Tabakaucoro from Fiji in national record 20.63 (+1.7) over Alex Hartmann 20.67. 

     

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  • In training with Meb Keflezighi
    In training with Meb Keflezighi

    In an exclusive interview with WorldRunning.com, 2014 Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi talks about why easy days are just as important as rest days, the importance of strength and cross training, and how everyone can reach their potential as a runner.

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  • Alfonz Juck, EME NEWS
    Alfonz Juck, EME NEWS

    SEVEN CANDIDATES FOR EA VP

    LAUSANNE (SUI): For the European Athletics Congress on April 11-12 in Bled for three Vice President positions seven candidates are confirmed. Only one from the three presidentials is Jean Gracia from France. From current Vice Presidents Gracia and Spain´s Jose Luis de Carlos. From current council members for VP bidding are Sylvia Barlag from Netherlands, German Frank Hensel, Dobromir Karamarinov of Bulgaria and Toralf Nilsson from Sweden. The only one VP candidate who is not current council member is Niels De Vos from Great Britain.

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    BOLT FOR BIG APPLE

    NEW YORK (USA): Usain Bolt will compete at the Adidas Grand Prix New York IAAF Diamond League on June 13, inform Reuters. It will be the Jamaican’s first appearance at the Icahn stadium since 2008, when he set the 100 m world record of 9.72. His only other appearance in the USA since then was to anchor a Jamaican 4x100m team at the 2010 Penn Relays. Bolt has been confirmed for four races so far this season, he has Diamond League appearances set for New York, Lausanne and Paris; while the Mano o Mano athletics festival 100m in April in Rio de Janeiro is also on his calendar.

     

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