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  • 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 Read More
  • 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 Read More
  • EME NEWS (OCT 23, 2014)

    J. Williams thinks 240 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. Read More
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  • EME NEWS (OCT 24, 2014)
    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.

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  • Tsegaye Mekonnen inspired by Haile Gebrselassie aims for Ethiopian national record in Frankfurt Marathon on Sunday
    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.

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  • EME NEWS (OCT 23, 2014)
    EME NEWS (OCT 23, 2014)

    J. Williams thinks 240
    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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  • [Audio] Meselech Melkamu Pre-Frankfurt Marathon Interview by Andy Edwards, Race News Service

    RunBlogRun 25 Oct 2014 | 3:44 pm

    [Audio] Meselech Melkamu Pre-Frankfurt Marathon Interview by Andy Edwards, Race News Service Meselech Melkamu is one of the most talented runner in the marathon at this time. Meselech has run 29:53.80 (in 2009), the second fastest time EVER over 10,000 meters! Meselech Melkamu setting Frankfurt record, 2012, photo by PhotoRun.netFor much of the past decade, track fans have watched Meslech run World Cross country, winning the juniors in 2004, taking fourth and sixth in 2005, and third in both races in 2006 at World Cross. Her medals, from World indoors to World Outdoors[…]

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  • [Audio] Mark Kiptoo Pre-Frankfurt Marathon Interview by Andy Edwards, Race News Service

    RunBlogRun 25 Oct 2014 | 12:41 pm

    [Audio] Mark Kiptoo Pre-Frankfurt Marathon Interview by Andy Edwards, Race News Service Mark Kiptoo finished second in the BMW Frankfurt marathon last year, by a scant second! His 2:06.16 is his personal best. It was also his debut. In his second marathon, this past April, Mark ran 2:13.39 for ninth, as he learnt, the hard way, that the marathon is, as they say, a cruel mistress. "This year, I want to run my personal best." A man of few words, his track background, (winner African Champs, for 5,000 meters in 2012, and silver[…]

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  • [Audio] Sharon Cherop Pre-Frankfurt Marathon Interview by Andy Edwards, Race News Service

    RunBlogRun 25 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am

    [Audio] Sharon Cherop Pre-Frankfurt Marathon Interview by Andy Edwards, Race News Service When I first watched Sharon Cherop race, I did not expect to see her up front for long. She won 2012 Boston, and before that, Hamburg and Toronto in 2010, and in 2011, Sharon was the bronze medalist in the World Champs marathon! Sharon Cherop appears to be running her last decisive stride every stride of the race! It is exhausting just watching the fine athlete run! Yet, Sharon Cherop is a worthy opponent and puts all of her energy into[…]

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  • Vincent Kipruto wants a PB in BMW Frankfurt: with miles to go before he sleeps, by Larry Eder

    RunBlogRun 24 Oct 2014 | 6:51 pm

    Vincent Kipruto wants a PB in BMW Frankfurt: with miles to go before he sleeps, by Larry Eder Vincent Kipruto wins 2013 BMW Frankfurt Marathon, photo by PhotoRun.netVincent Kipruto arrived in Frankfurt on Thursday afternoon. The defending champion at the BMW Frankfurt Marathon battled cold, wind and Mark Kiptoo in 2013 to take a hard won victory by one second! One second! Consider that for a moment.  One second is what separates a fast 5,000 meters, or perhaps a great 10k, or even a fast 100 meters.But, a marathon? Vincent Kipruto has clear goals for the 2014 race, and they include[…]

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