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Monday, 16 October 2017 15:51

News from around the World - EME News (Oct 16, 2017)

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Farah for Manchester 10k
MANCHESTER (GBR): Mo Farah is the first big-name signing for the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run 10km on May 20. The four-time Olympic champion will compete in the event for the first time since 2007 when he was third. “I can’t wait to take on the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run next year,” he said. “It’s hard to believe that it has been more than ten years since I first raced there. “It’s a fantastic course which has brought some of the best athletes in the world to Manchester. It’s a city that loves its sport and I’m looking forward to coming back.”

Monday, 16 October 2017 10:36

News from around the World - EME News (Oct 15, 2017)

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L. Cherono wins Amsterdam 2:05:09 PB, Nageeye 2:08:16 NR and EL
AMSTERDAM (NED, Oct 15): With splits of 62:51/62:18, Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono won the TCS Amsterdam Marathon in a lifetime best of 2:05:09, breaking Daniel Wanjiru’s course record by twelve seconds. The top five runners all broke the 2:06-barrier: Kenyans Norbert Kigen (2:05:13) and Abraham Kiptum (2:05:26) made it an all-Kenyan podium with Ethiopia’s Mule Wasihun (2:05:39) and Kenya’s Amos Kipruto (2:05:43) fourth and fifth respectively. The fastest entrant in the race Tesfaye Abera from Ethiopia finished eighth in 2:07:39 while Abdi Nageeye set a Dutch record and European lead 2017 of 2:08:16 to finish ninth. Notable non-finishers included former three-time winner Wilson Chebet from Kenya and debutant Zane Robertson from New Zealand. Ethiopia’s Tadelech Bekele won the women’s race in a lifetime best of 2:21:54 (70:12/71:42) ahead of Kenya’s Gladys Chesire (2:24:51) and Ethiopia’s Azmera Abreha (2:25:23). Notable track runner Viola Kibiwott from Kenya was fourth in a 2:25:32 PB with former Boston Marathon winner Caroline Rotich fifth in 2:26:26.

Sunday, 15 October 2017 09:23

News from around the World - EME News (Oct 14, 2017)

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Vetter and Stefanidi
VILNIUS (LTU): World champions Javelin thrower Johannes Vetter as first German male and pole vaulter Ekaterini Stefanidi as first Greek ever were crowned athletes of the year at the European Athletics "Golden Tracks" awards in Vilnius. Another World champion hurdler Karsten Warholm and high jumper World silver winner Yuliya Levchenko won the "Rising Star" awards. To the backdrop of the sounds of the Vilnius Sinfonietta Orchestra, a magnificent year for European athletics was reflected upon and broadcast live both on Lithuanian television and via live streaming on the European Athletics homepage. Guests at the award ceremony included European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen and IAAF President Sebastian Coe and hosting the show were Andy Kay and Lithuanian high jump record holder Airine Palsyte. Other finalists among men were other World champions Ramil Guliyev and Kevin Mayer, among women Nafi Thiam and in Vilnius present Anita Wlodarczyk with Mariya Lasitskene. In total 40 coaches representing 25 Member Federations will receive the annual European Athletics Coaching Awards which will be given to them at national awards presentations. Aldona Dobregiene and Viktoras Meskauskas from Lithuania were the first to collect their awards. Former world indoor long jump bronze medallist Nijole Medvedeva received the Women’s Leadership Award while legendary discus thrower and two-time Olympic champion Virgilijus Alekna was presented with the Special Lifetime Award. All awarded athletes confirmed that their main goal in summer season will be European Championships in Berlin, indoor competitions are in mind of Stefanidi, Lasitskene and Levchenko. With the help from EA release.
 

Saturday, 14 October 2017 08:50

News from around the World - EME News (Oct 13, 2017)

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DNA is the plan for European Games
VILNIUS (LTU): European Athletics presented during the convention in Lithuania plan for a revolutionary type of event that should be representing athletics at the 2nd European Games 2019 in Minsk. Dynamic New Athletics (DNA) will see six 23-member teams compete in a total of 10 events across a maximum time of 120 minutes. The final event, a mixed-distance pursuit relay known as the "Hunt", will determine the winner with starting positions based on the number of points each team has accumulated throughout the previous nine. The five other track events would be the men’s and women’s 100 metres, the men’s 110m hurdles, the women’s 100m hurdles and the mixed 4x400m relay. The three field events, held in a head-to-head knock-out format, proposed are the women’s long jump, men’s javelin throw and women’s high jump. Set to complete the line-up is a one-man and one-woman Mini'Athlon combined event, entailing running, jumping and throwing. In accordance with the event programme, teams will be made up of nine women, eight men and six reserves. Other innovative elements highlighted include team captains wearing microphones and the presentation of new formats with innovative rules, such as the head-to-head field events.
 


Galen Rupp (Portland, Oregon) became the first American since 2002 to win the Chicago Marathon, running a lifetime-best 2:09:20 Sunday to earn USATF Athlete of the Week.


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