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  • EME NEWS (OCT 29, 2014)

    MASLAK BACK IN FULL TRAINING PRAHA (CZE): Czech 400 m record holder Pavel Maslak is back in full training. He confirmed that at Wednesday´s press conference in Praha where he also confirmed he will compete at next years Ostrava Golden Spike meet (IAAF World Challenge) on May 26. „Im back in training, already two weeks of serious training behind me,“ said Maslak who plans to run the full indoor season with the aim to be Read More
  • EME NEWS (OCT 28, 2014)

    Gala this year in Chapiteau MONTE CARLO (MON): New place for the prestigious annual World Athletics Gala. On Friday November 21 it will be staged in the Le Chapiteau de l'Espace Fontvieille. The highlight of the evening will of course be the announcement of the 2014 male and female World Athletes of the Year, with the winners being presented with their trophies live on stage. The Gala, which will be attended by a glittering array Read More
  • EME NEWS (OCT 27, 2014)

    MAKAU IN FUKUOKA FUKUOKA (JPN): Former World record holder Patrick Makau and champions from last editions of the race Martin Mathathi (2013 winner) and Joseph Gitau (2012 winner) are among the headliners for this years 68th Fukuoka Marathon on December 7. Best Japanese is Kentaro Nakamoto (5th in 2013 World Champs). However, best Japanese young hope (although not an invited runner) is Tsuyoshi Ugachi. Also in the list from Ken Nakamura Ethiopian Raji Assefa with Read More
  • Mark Kiptoo and Aberu Kebede win Frankfurt Marathon, German Arne Gabius runs sensational sub 2:10 debut

    “This is Your Day”. That was the motto of the BMW Frankfurt Marathon. When Mark Kiptoo was twelve kilometres away from the indoor finish in the Festhalle he felt a pain in his calf muscle and later lost a couple of metres. Trailing the leaders he thought about the motto and told himself: “Just hang on – this could still be my day!” It was indeed. Last year’s runner-up went one better: Kiptoo won the Read More
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  • EME NEWS (OCT 29, 2014)

    MASLAK BACK IN FULL TRAINING

    PRAHA (CZE): Czech 400 m record holder Pavel Maslak is back in full training. He confirmed that at Wednesday´s press conference in Praha where he also confirmed he will compete at next years Ostrava Golden Spike meet (IAAF World Challenge) on May 26. „Im back in training, already two weeks of serious training behind me,“ said Maslak who plans to run the full indoor season with the aim to be succesfull at the home European Indoor Championships in Praha next March. „Yes Im going fully for indoors,“ he confirmed. Last year after great indoor season and World indoor gold medal he achieved at Diamond League opener national record 44.79e but then end of May injured (tore his hamstring) and needed to stop the season.  Another try in July to be back in training was also not succesfull so he ended the season.

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  • EME NEWS (OCT 28, 2014)
    EME NEWS (OCT 28, 2014)

    Gala this year in Chapiteau
    MONTE CARLO (MON): New place for the prestigious annual World Athletics Gala. On Friday November 21 it will be staged in the Le Chapiteau de l'Espace Fontvieille. The highlight of the evening will of course be the announcement of the 2014 male and female World Athletes of the Year, with the winners being presented with their trophies live on stage. The Gala, which will be attended by a glittering array of present and former champions, will also give the global athletics family the opportunity to honour other outstanding achievements within the sport via further awards including the latest induction into the IAAF Hall of Fame. In the week leading up to the Gala, the IAAF Council will meet for its autumn session during which among many important discussions and decisions, the host city of the 2019 IAAF World Championships will be decided. Informs the IAAF.

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  • EME NEWS (OCT 27, 2014)
    EME NEWS (OCT 27, 2014)

    MAKAU IN FUKUOKA

    FUKUOKA (JPN): Former World record holder Patrick Makau and champions from last editions of the race Martin Mathathi (2013 winner) and Joseph Gitau (2012 winner) are among the headliners for this years 68th Fukuoka Marathon on December 7. Best Japanese is Kentaro Nakamoto (5th in 2013 World Champs). However, best Japanese young hope (although not an invited runner) is Tsuyoshi Ugachi. Also in the list from Ken Nakamura Ethiopian Raji Assefa with 2:06:24 best and Ukrainian Dmytro Baranovskyy who ran 2:07:15 in Fukuoka 2006. Another top European is Henryk Szost of Poland who achieved 2:07:39 at Lake Biwa Marathon in 2012. Other interesting entries are US Jeff Eggleston with 2:10:52 best and Mongolia record holder Ser-Od Bat-Ochir (2:09:00 in 2013). Pacemakers should be Ugandan Nicholas Kiprono and US Bobby Curtis.

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  • Mark Kiptoo and Aberu Kebede win Frankfurt Marathon, German Arne Gabius runs sensational sub 2:10 debut
    Mark Kiptoo and Aberu Kebede win Frankfurt Marathon, German Arne Gabius runs sensational sub 2:10 debut

    “This is Your Day”. That was the motto of the BMW Frankfurt Marathon. When Mark Kiptoo was twelve kilometres away from the indoor finish in the Festhalle he felt a pain in his calf muscle and later lost a couple of metres. Trailing the leaders he thought about the motto and told himself: “Just hang on – this could still be my day!” It was indeed. Last year’s runner-up went one better: Kiptoo won the race with 2:06:49 from fellow-Kenyans Mark Kiptoo and Mike Kigen, who ran 2:06:59 and 2:07:08 respectively.

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  • Rita Jeptoo Tests Positive, An Exclusive to RunBlogRun, by Larry Eder

    RunBlogRun 31 Oct 2014 | 12:15 am

    Rita Jeptoo Tests Positive, An Exclusive to RunBlogRun, by Larry Eder Rita Jeptoo, 2014 Boston Marathon, photo by PhotoRun.netNew York, New York . Friday, October 31, 2014In an exclusive to RunBlogRun, trusted sources have confirmed that, at the end of September 2014, Rita Jeptoo tested positive in her A sample test for a banned substance in an out of competition testing. The out of competition testing procedure was done in Kenya. The testing was done by a urine sample. The complete story is published below.  Rita Jeptoo, photo by PhotoRun.netNew York, New[…]

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  • The Magic of Mammoth Part II: The Original Legend Still on Top, by Cait Chock

    RunBlogRun 30 Oct 2014 | 10:56 am

    The Magic of Mammoth Part II: The Original Legend Still on Top, by Cait Chock Andrew & Deena Kastor a few years ago, photo by PhotoRun.net The Magic of Mammoth is a series, written by Cait Chock on the second era at the city of Mammoth, California and the emergence of the ASICS Mammoth Track Club. Andrew & Deena Kastor.Deena Kastor had told me earlier this year, after a talk she gave to Fleet Feet Chicago runners, that she had to hold herself back in Philly during her half marathon triumph. That sense of control will be[…]

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  • Big Season for Katerina Stefanidi continues with multi-year deal with Nike, by Larry Eder

    RunBlogRun 30 Oct 2014 | 4:08 am

    Big Season for Katerina Stefanidi continues with multi-year deal with Nike, by Larry Eder Ekaterina Stefanidi won the silver medal in 2014 European Champs, photo courtesy of AZsportsimagesEkaterina Stefanidi competed in the street pole vault at the adidas Grand Prix. It was a watershed moment, as she cleared 4.50 meters for the first time! In medical school, Ekaterina told me at that event that she would train this summer and head to the European Championships in Zurich.  Her performance in Zurich at the European Championships showed that Ekaterina Stefanidi was Greece's premier pole vaulter as[…]

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  • 2014 Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon Discovers New Talents, by Justin Lagat

    RunBlogRun 30 Oct 2014 | 2:54 am

    Justin Lagat wrote this piece about the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon, which happened on 26 October 2014. Here is his feature on the Nairobi Marathon.  2014 Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon Discovers New Talents, by Justin LagatApart from raising over 26 million Kenyan shillings for the Seeing is Believing initiative, a cause that seeks to eliminate avoidable blindness in children, the 2014 Nairobi Marathon has today become a launching pad for the careers of two hitherto unknown athletes who had never[…]

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