EME NEWS (NOV 2, 2014)
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EME NEWS (NOV 2, 2014)

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Kenyan but cold and windy day
NEW YORK (USA, Nov 2): A very cold and windy day didn't help runners at the TCS New York City Marathon but the race was amazing with top duels without pacers. It was also a Kenyan day as Mary Keitany and Wilson Kipsang were the winners. For both the winning prize money of 100 000 USD. Kipsang with his win is also the World Marathon Majors 2013-14 winner by one point and will get another 500 000 USD. He is also first marathon runner who won New York, Berlin and London marathons. Women were headed at the begin by Italian World and European medalist Valeria Straneo and Portugal´s debutant Sara Moreira with half 1:13:45 and 30k in 1:44:34. Very intelligent race of Mary Keitany who started conservative, in second part threw down the sleeves and started her kick.

Only Jemima Sumgong stayed with her and both dueled until the last meters. Keitany in first marathon after mother break since 2012 Olympic Games won in 2:25:04 just two seconds ahead of Sumgong 2:25:06. Excellent debut and third place for Sara Moreira of Portugal 2:25:59. Another European was fourth, the former winner here Latvian Jelena Prokopcuka 2:26:15. Fifth best US of the day Desiree Linden 2:28:10. Straneo ended 8th 2:29:23 and not a good day for World champion Edna Kiplagat who finished with 2:36:23 (13th, but could be the WMM winner), also to note 11th Deena Kastor 2:33:18 and 12th Ana Dulce Felix 2:35:33. In the men race first part in difficult conditions 1:06:55, but afterwards the drama started. Geoffrey Mutai and Kipsang the favourites started their kick. A group of four went away and later at 23rd mile Kipsang and Ethiopian Lelisa Desisa did the right kick to leave them alone till the finish. At final meters an interesting moment when Desisa with a arm touched innocently Kipsang who then speeded up, took the lead and went away in impressive way and won in 2:10:59. Second Desisa 2:11:06 and third former winner here Gebre Gebremariam 2:12:13. Fourth best US Meb Keflezighi 2:13:17 and ahead of Olympic and World winner Stephen Kiprotich from Uganda 2:13:24. Mutai only sixth 2:13:43 and 7th Japanese Masato Imai 2:14:35. His team-mate Yuki Kawauchi was 11th in 2:16:41. Italian Danilo Goffi was 15th as best European in 2:19:44. Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki finished in 3:26:33. With help of Alberto Stretti.


PORTO (POR, Nov 2): Ethiopian Workneh Serbessa won the 11th Porto Marathon in 2:13:10 ahead of home star Rui Pedro Silva 2:13:54. Third best Kenyan of the day Moses Gaikarira in 2:14:34.  In women category second place for Portugal runner Luisa Oliveira in 2:40:33. Winner Marta Mekonen of Ethiopia 2:31:54 and third best Kenyan Abigail Toroitich 2:44:45.

PARIS (FRA, Nov 2): Italy was the best mixed team at the Paris Ekiden with 2:12:35 final time (Viola, Lalli, Galimberti, El Mazoury, Magnani, Zanatta). Three only-men teams were faster. Athleg Provence 70 with 2:07:37 (mainly African runners Muraga, Nduwimana, El Medouly, Nizigiyimana, Indongo, Niyonizigiye), then France 2:07:41 (Pires, Ben Lkhanouch, Bmmier, Theophile, Urruty, Zioini) and St. Marguerite 2:10:18 (Omuya, Theuri, Bouvier, Beltran, Blanc, Bargetto).

NOOSA (AUS, Nov 2): Collis Birmingham won the Noosa Asics Bolt at 5 km in 13:58. Second Ben St. Lawrence 14:05 and third Malcolm Hicks 14:12. Lucy Van Dalen was the best woman in 16:01 over Dutch Susan Kuijken 16:05. Third Jess Trengove 16:21 over Zoe Buckman 16:32.

INDIANAPOLIS (USA, Nov 1): Mike Eaton improved to 2:19:49 when winning the 7th Indianapolis Monumental Marathon. Second Kenyan Edward Tabut 2:19:57. Women winner Alana Hadley who at age of 17 clocked excellent 2:38:34.

VIAREGGIO (ITA, Nov 2): Kenyan Hose Kimeli won here the half marathon in 1:05:49, women winner Claudette Mukasakindi of Rwanda 1:19:12.

ST. POL (FRA, Nov 2): At the St. Pol Morlaix Half Marathon Ethiopian Getachew Tedla clocked 1:05:27, women winner Ukrainian Kateryna Karmanenko 1:16:09. In the 10 km Abraham Nyionkuru of Burundi got 28:14 over Kenyan Stephen Ongari 28:28. Russian Kristina Danilenko won the women division in 33:29.

NEW DELHI (IND, Nov 2): 54th Indian Open Championships started with Manpreet Kaur winning women shot put with 16.39 and Manish Singh Rawat getting the men 20 km walk title in 1:33:17.

NAGOYA (JPN, Nov 2): Brett Larner informs that Komazawa University delivered on expectations, winning a fourth-straight National University Men's Ekiden championship, its twelfth Nationals title under head coach Hiroaki Oyagi, by nearly a kilometer in 5:14:36 (8 stages, 106.8 km). Second at the 46th edition of the event Meiji University 5:17:23 and third Aoyama Gakuin University 5:17:24.


EARLYSVILLE: US Martin Hehir won the ACC Conference men 8 km in 23:15.2, women winner French Liv Westphal at 6 km 19:43.8.

CARMEL: Australian Patrick Tiernan was the top one at Big East event with 23:45.8, US Katrina Coogan topped the women in 20:31.0.

OAKLAND: Kenyan favorite Edward Cheserek was the best at Pac 12 in 23:23, women winner US Shelby Houlihan 19:59.

TUSCALOOSA: In the SEC conference foreign winners. Kenyan Stanley Kebenei 23:49.3 (8.085 km) and South African Dominique Scott (5.872 km) 19:22.8.

LAWRENCE: The Big 12 Conference had US runners as the best ones. Kirubel Erassa 24:08.3 and Crystal Nelson 19:48.8.

IOWA CITY: Also here at Big 10 US runners topped the races. Leah O´Connor 19:26.3 and Malachy Schrobilgen 23:35.0.


MUDULUNI (RSA): Agencies are informing that former 800 m world champion and Olympic silver medallist Mbulaeni Mulaudzi was laid to rest at his home village of Muduluni in Limpopo on Saturday. Some of the dignitaries who reportedly attended his funeral were Gauteng premier David Makhura, acting Limpopo premier Rudolf Phala, and Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramathlodi. Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane delivered the eulogy, where he urged young South Africans to emulate Mulaudzi's spirit of patriotism. Chabane handed the South African flag to Mulaudzi's parents at the end of the burial, which was part of a provincial official funeral. Also in attendance were fellow athletes Khotso Mokoena and Caster Semenya.

MOSCOW (RUS): More than 100 coaches from 20 regions met at the traditional national team coaches meeting where they spoke about the 2014 season. Also they discussed the preparation of the national team for the 2015 World Championships in Beijing and towards 2016 Olympic Games in Beijing. Federation President Valentin Balakhnichev pointed out the organisation of preparation for 2015 and problems connected to it. Head Coach Valentin Maslakov praised young coaches who had athletes winning medals at European Championships in Zurich. Another important guest was Grigoriy Rodchenkov who is director of Moscow Anti-Doping center, he explained how the biological passport of an athlete works

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