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  • News From Around the World - EME NEWS (APR 21, 2017)

    Simbine twice sub 10 - POTCHESFTROOM (RSA, Apr 21): South African record holder Akani Simbine confirmed who is the fastest in the country and currently also in the World. He clocked during first day of National Championships first 10.06 (+0.3) in heats, then superb 9.94 (+0.2) in semifinals and won the title in cold evening in 9.95 against -0.7 wind. He has now in total 12 legal sub 10 times in his career. Respect to 400 Read More
  • Drake Relays Presented By Hy-Vee Announces Final Four Rio Olympic Rematch Fields

    DES MOINES, Iowa –The Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee announced the final four Rio Olympic Rematch events for next week’s 108th edition of the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee. Blake Boldon, the Franklin P. Johnson Director of the Drake Relays, unveiled the competitors for the men’s 400 meters, women’s 110-meter hurdles and the men’s and women’s pole vault. The addition of those four events brings the total number of Olympians set to compete at the Read More
  • Haspa Marathon Hamburg on Sunday: Stephen Kiprotich targets fast time

    London’s Olympic Marathon Champion Stephen Kiprotich is ready for a fast race at the Haspa Marathon Hamburg on Sunday. The 28 year-old from Uganda hopes for a 2:06 time in Germany’s biggest spring marathon. And he insists that his friend and training partner Eliud Kipchoge would be happy for him to break his course record. Back in 2013 Kipchoge won his debut in Hamburg, bringing the course record down to 2:05:30. While he is one Read More
  • Vienna City Marathon on Sunday: Deribe Robi eyes fast time

    Deribe Robi eyes 2:05 to 2:06 time in Vienna - Ten runners feature personal bests of sub 2:10 in what is likely the best ever men’s elite field in the history of the Vienna City Marathon. Depending on weather conditions organisers hope for a winning time of 2:06 or may be a bit faster with the current course record standing at 2:05:41. „If the weather is fine I want to run 2:05 or 2:06 on Sunday,“ Read More
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  • News From Around the World - EME NEWS (APR 21, 2017)
    News From Around the World - EME NEWS (APR 21, 2017)
    Simbine twice sub 10 - POTCHESFTROOM (RSA, Apr 21): South African record holder Akani Simbine confirmed who is the fastest in the country and currently also in the World. He clocked during first day of National Championships first 10.06 (+0.3) in heats, then superb 9.94 (+0.2) in semifinals and won the title in cold evening in 9.95 against -0.7 wind. He has now in total 12 legal sub 10 times in his career. Respect to 400 m World record holder Wayde Van Niekerk who with strong finish was second 10.04 (10.22 in heats and 10.05 in semifinals) just edging Thando Roto also 10.04, fourth Henricho Bruintjies 10.17. Another top sprinter Anaso Jobodwana did not run the final due to a cramp (10.19 in heats). The same for female fastest Carina Horn who after 11.13 (+0.6) in heats and 11.10 (+0.8) in semifinals did not contest the final due to abdominal pain. Title went to Alyssa Conley 11.41 (-0.2). Sunette Viljoen won javelin 63.49, Wenda Nel 400 m hurdles 55.16 (55.17 in heats) and Le Roux Hamman men race 49.35 ahead of LJ Van Zyl 49.52. Sensation in the 5000 m as home favorite Elroy Gelant was clearly leading going into final lap but was eventually beaten by Thabang Mosiako (14:03.84 PB to 14:05.59). Phil-Mar Janse Van Rensburg won men javelin 79.86, Caster Semenya eased in women 800 m heats 2:08.05 and Ranti Dikgale posted personal best 45.74 in men 400 m heats. Add a comment
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  • Drake Relays Presented By Hy-Vee Announces Final Four Rio Olympic Rematch Fields
    Drake Relays Presented By Hy-Vee Announces Final Four Rio Olympic Rematch Fields

    DES MOINES, Iowa –The Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee announced the final four Rio Olympic Rematch events for next week’s 108th edition of the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee. Blake Boldon, the Franklin P. Johnson Director of the Drake Relays, unveiled the competitors for the men’s 400 meters, women’s 110-meter hurdles and the men’s and women’s pole vault. The addition of those four events brings the total number of Olympians set to compete at the Drake Relays to 74.

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  • Haspa Marathon Hamburg on Sunday: Stephen Kiprotich targets fast time
    Haspa Marathon Hamburg on Sunday: Stephen Kiprotich targets fast time

    London’s Olympic Marathon Champion Stephen Kiprotich is ready for a fast race at the Haspa Marathon Hamburg on Sunday. The 28 year-old from Uganda hopes for a 2:06 time in Germany’s biggest spring marathon. And he insists that his friend and training partner Eliud Kipchoge would be happy for him to break his course record. Back in 2013 Kipchoge won his debut in Hamburg, bringing the course record down to 2:05:30. While he is one of five sub 2:07 runners on the start list the favourite for the women’s race is Jessica Augusto. The Portuguese will go for Rosa Mota’s 32 year-old national record of 2:23:29 on the fast Hamburg course. Meanwhile the London Olympic Marathon Champion Tiki Gelana of Ethiopia has had to withdraw because an injury. Around 16,000 runners have entered the 32nd edition of the Haspa Marathon Hamburg. “More and more elite runners realize that we can offer them very good conditions for running a fast time. This explains why the fields are so strong,” said race organiser Frank Thaleiser.

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  • Vienna City Marathon on Sunday: Deribe Robi eyes fast time
    Vienna City Marathon on Sunday: Deribe Robi eyes fast time

    Deribe Robi eyes 2:05 to 2:06 time in Vienna - Ten runners feature personal bests of sub 2:10 in what is likely the best ever men’s elite field in the history of the Vienna City Marathon. Depending on weather conditions organisers hope for a winning time of 2:06 or may be a bit faster with the current course record standing at 2:05:41. „If the weather is fine I want to run 2:05 or 2:06 on Sunday,“ said Deribe Robi during today’s press conference in Vienna. With a personal best of 2:05:58 the Ethiopian is the second fastest runner on the start list behind Kenya’s Eliud Kiptanui (2:05:21).

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  • Vienna City Marathon: Shuko Genemo ready for another fast race
    Vienna City Marathon: Shuko Genemo ready for another fast race

    A year after battling high winds during the Vienna City Marathon Shuko Genemo is back in the Austrian capital. Despite the severe conditions in 2016 the Ethiopian won the race with a personal best of 2:24:31. Now she hopes for better conditions this time to further improve her personal best. However a possible attack on the course record of 2:23:47 might again depend on the weather. The Vienna City Marathon, which will see its 34th edition on Sunday, is an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.

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  • Chicago Marathon Champion Abel Kirui Tackles London Again
    Chicago Marathon Champion Abel Kirui Tackles London Again

    " I need London" is what Abel Kirui told RunBlogRun writer Sabrina Yohannes. Remember that for Sunday, because Abel might not be on few journo's list, but Abel Kirui should be considered. Here's Sabrina's story on Abel Kirui.

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  • World Record for Keitany at Virgin Money London Marathon

    RunBlogRun 24 Apr 2017 | 4:26 pm

    #Regram @the_running_statistician MARY KEITANY WINS 3RD LONDON IN A WOMEN'S ONLY MARATHON WORLD RECORD #londonmarathon #londonmarathon2017 #london2017 #breaking2 #flotrack #worlderunners #worldrunners #champion #goat #legend #nikeplus #justdoit #nikerunning #tracknation #trackandfield #track #raceday #runnershigh #runnerslife #goldmedal #runnerspace #championship #tracklife #trackday #legacy #runner #run #runners #running A post shared by RunBlogRun (@runblogrun) on Apr 23, 2017 at 10:13pm PDT Here's the piece from Race Results Weekly on the Virgin Money London Marathon, written by David Monti. WORLD RECORD FOR KEITANY AT LONDON MARATHONBy[…]

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  • The 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon Monday Presser: A fantastic discussion on the sport!

    RunBlogRun 24 Apr 2017 | 2:10 pm

    The post race pressers at the Virgin Money London Marathon are pretty good most years, but the final presser was exceptional. This year, Mary Keitany, Daniel Wanjiru, David Weir and Hugh Brasher, with the interviews from Tim Hutchings, were in a talkative mood. The discussion went from fitness for young Brits to the amazing day of marathoning on Sunday. I have to agree. Yesterday's 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon may have been the best all around series of races in[…]

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  • 2017IAAF World Relays, Day 1, by J. Stuart Weir

    RunBlogRun 24 Apr 2017 | 12:20 pm

    2017IAAF World Relays, Day 1, by J. Stuart Weir Elaine Thompson anchors Jamaica to 4x200 meter victory! photo: Getty Images/IAAF Stuart Weir has, once again, put the tanning lotion down, alongside his drink with the little umbrella, and visited TommyRobo stadium to provide us with the first day of competition at the 2017 IAAF World Relays in Nassau, Bahamas! Day one of the IAAF/BTC World Relays Day one of the IAAF/BTC World Relays in the Thomas A Robinson Stadium, known locally as the Tommy Robbo, in Nassau, Bahamas saw[…]

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  • London Diaries: Some thoughts on Athletics Events Security

    RunBlogRun 24 Apr 2017 | 10:19 am

    Security is visible, and appreciated outside expo, #nycmarathon #nyrr #athleticsecurity A post shared by RunBlogRun (@runblogrun) on Nov 4, 2016 at 11:40pm PDT Updated April 24, 2017. I wrote this piece a couple of days before the London Marathon. I was very happy that the upgraded security protected the nearly 36,000 runners in London. I was also very happy that the security in Boston did the exact same. In the past two months, we have seen attacks on London in[…]

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  • Two Thrilling races at the 37th Virgin Money London Marathon, A view from Kenya

    RunBlogRun 24 Apr 2017 | 8:06 am

    Two Thrilling races at the 37th Virgin Money London Marathon, A view from Kenya Mary Keitany wins, courtesy of London Marathon Daniel Wanjiru wins London! photo courtesy of London Marathon We asked Justin Lagat to provide us the view from Kenya on the success of Kenyan runners at the 37th Virgin Money London Marathon. Here is the insightful piece that Justin provided. On Sunday, April 23, 2017, two thrilling races happened at the 37th edition of the London Marathon. Different in the way they unfolded, but both the men and women races kept fans[…]

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