EME NEWS (OCT 24, 2014)
GATLIN CONFIRMS PLANS FOR A DOUBLE
MOUNTAIN VIEW (USA): Worlds fastest sprinter of this year American Justin Gatlin confirmed he wants to double at next years World Championships in Beijing. As Diamond Race winner in the 100 m he has the Wild Card and must only qualify at the 200 m. Gatlin confirms that in an interview with Track and Field News. Success in that quest—which of course faces a notable roadblock in one Usain Bolt—would match his two-golds Worlds of a decade ago (2005). That’s why he is happy to have a Wild Card in his hip pocket. „I think a lot of people just use the bye to sit on it and have fun and relax, and that’s fine,” he says, “but I want to be able to entertain the crowd in the world of track even more. So by having a bye, it will give me an opportunity to show my talent and still preserve my body,“ said Gatlin for trackandfieldnews.com.Add a comment
Tsegaye Mekonnen inspired by Haile Gebrselassie aims for Ethiopian national record in Frankfurt Marathon on Sunday
Photo: Tsegaye Mekonnen and Meselech Melkamu with the elite race coordinator Christoph Kopp in Frankfurt (PHOTORUN) - None other than the great Haile Gebrselassie, the current Ethiopian record holder in the marathon, has encouraged Tsegaye Mekonnen to attack that same mark in the BMW Frankfurt Marathon on Sunday. It´s also thanks to Haile that Tsegaye has chosen Frankfurt for his latest marathon outing. The 19 year-old teenage sensation clocked a stunning though unofficial world junior best of 2:04:32 when he took the Dubai Marathon in January. Now he hopes to improve this mark and has also set his sights on the personal record of Ethiopia’s superstar: Gebrselassie ran the current national best of 2:03:59 in Berlin in 2008, which was a world record at the time.Add a comment
EME NEWS (OCT 23, 2014)
J. Williams thinks 240Add a comment
EUGENE (USA): 2011 World high jump champion Jesse Williams was encouraged by the 2014 season, one in which he started with only being able to jump 190 in training and finished with a SB of 229, report portlandtrack.com. A tear of his anterior tibiofibular ligament in May 2013 put him out of action for quite some time, so the main goal for 2014 was to get back to being 100% healthy. Now that he has achieved this, he wants to join the 240 club, something that would also being along the American record, which currently stands at 240. To do this he wants to drop 10 pounds from his current weight of 183 pounds. His main goal for 2015 is to jump a PB (currently 237) or take attempts at a PB at the World Championships.
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