EME NEWS (NOV 20, 2014)
IAAF WORLD ATHLETICS WEEK IN MONACOAdd a comment
MONACO (MON): Names of Athletes of the Year 2014 will be revealed during the traditional World Athletics Gala on Friday evening at the Chapiteau de Fontvieille. The World of athletics will see new names taking the honors. Men finalists are Renaud Lavillenie, Dennis Kimetto and Mutaz Essa Barshim and women Valerie Adams, Genzebe Dibaba and Dafne Schippers. Only the Dutch sprinting European champion is expected to miss the Gala evening. Never a male pole vaulter or high jumper won the award, actually only Jonathan Edwards with win in 1995 is a previous winner as classical jumper. On the women side never a thrower won the trophy.
Keflezighi, Simpson Named 2014 USATF Jesse Owens and Jackie Joyner-Kersee Athletes of the Year
INDIANAPOLIS – Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi and USATF Outdoor champion and Diamond League winner Jenny Simpson have been named the 2014 USATF Jesse Owens and Jackie Joyner-Kersee Athletes of the Year, respectively.Add a comment
EME NEWS (NOV 19, 2014)
IAAF COUNCILAdd a comment
MONACO (MON): IAAF Council approved the entry standards for the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015. The entry and participation principles have been thoroughly reviewed by the IAAF and a new qualification system has been introduced. The key element of the new system is that the IAAF shall establish the ideal number of athletes (and relay teams) to start in each event of the championships and shall ensure that such ideal numbers are met through a qualification system which, essentially, combines entry standards (only one standard) and invitations based on rankings.
Huddle Repeats, Shrader Upsets at .US National 12K
Arizona standout Shrader win men's title, Huddle defends in women's race at .US National 12K Championships in Arlington - INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 16, 2014) – A furious early pace by Olympian Molly Huddle split the pack early, while a tenacious finish by Brian Shrader put a gap on the field late, but the end result was the same, as both took home top prize Sunday morning at the .US National 12K in Alexandria, Virginia.Add a comment