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Kitwara and Oljira
SAN JUAN (PUR, Mar 1): Kenyan Sammy Kitwara won the humid and windy World Best 10 km road race here in 28:51. Second John Mwangangi 28:52 and third Stephen Sambu 28:56 making it all Kenyan podium. Fourth Julius Kogo 28:56 ahead of Ugandan Moses Kipsiro 29:06 and best US Ben True 29:19. Ethiopian track star Yenew Alamirew was 9th 29:24 and best European Briton Scott Overall 12rth in 30:19 ahead of Olympic medalist Thomas Longosiwa 30:25. French European champion Mahiedine Mekhissi did not finish the race. Ethiopian Belaynesh Oljira won the women category in 31:57 just edging Kenyans Cynthia Jerotich 31:58 and Betsy Saina 32:07. Briton Gemma Steel was fourth 32:52 ahead of Kenyans Mary Wacera 33:08 and returning World champion Vivian Cheruiyot 33:23.


Loxsom 1:15.33 and M. Carter 19.45 World leads
BOSTON (USA, Mar 1): Final day of US Indoor Champs had Michelle Carter winning the shot put with world leading 19.45 (ahead of Becky O´Brien 18.34 and Jeneva Stevens 18.04) and Casimir Loxsom getting excellent 1:15.33 in the 600 m. It is new US record, World lead 2015 and fourth fastest ever. Behind him Mark Wieczorek 1:16.07, surprise Je´ven Hutchinson 1:16.32 and Erik Sowinski 1:16.52. Relay Olympic winner Tianna Bartoletta won the 60 m in second fastest in the World 2015 7.08 over Jessica Young 7.16 (faster 7.14 in heats). Women hurdles also second best 2015 by Jasmin Stowers 7.84 PB and clearly over Tenaya Jones 8.03. Marvin Bracy was the fastest in 6.55 at 60 m ahead of Joe Morris 6.57 (6.56 in heats) and close call for third between Clayton Vaughn 6.594 and Trell Kimmons 6.600. Aleec Harris was clear hurdles winner in 7.51 over Jarret Eaton 7.59 and Jeff Porter 7.66. Alysia Montano comeback materialised to 600 m win in 1:26.59 when top favorite Ajee Wilson fell but still finished (1:39.39). Other races were more tactical, Matt Centrowitz won the mile 4:01.40 over Ben Blankenship 4:02.14, in the 1000 m Robby Andrews 2:21.81, women 1km for Lauren Wallace 2:40.42 over Treniere Moser 2:40.611 and Stephanie Brown 2:40.619. Shannon Rowbury won the 2 miles and got her second title in 9:43.94. Chaunte Lowe only rival was the bar as she won the high jump with 188, in triple jump Omar Craddock 16.84 (Will Claye did not jump due to minor injury) and Amanda Smock 13.28. AG Kruger again won weight throw 23.41, but James Lambert was close second 23.35. Demi Payne topped the pole vault 455 over Mary Saxer 450 and Katie Nagoette also 450. Olympic winner Jenn Suhr was not fully healthy and after two failures at 460 stopped. 


CZECH REPUBLIC: The home team was confirmed on Sunday with 46 athletes (27 men and 19 women, both relays) what looks to be the biggest team. All top athletes included, Pavel Maslak at 400 m, among women Denisa Rosolova for 400 m, Zuzana Hejnova is also listed, but she is entered also in the 800 m and said recently she prefers the longer event. Eliska Klucinova in pentathlon and Jirina Ptacnikova in pole vault are also having solid ambitions. In the men selection all three shot putters want to attack the podium (Jan Marcell, Tomas Stanek, Ladislav Prasil), Petr Svoboda (European indoor champion 2011) over the hurdles is again healthy, also Maslak colleagues at 400 m Jan Tesar and Patrik Sorm are high in the lists. Jakub Holusa plans for a top 1500 m appearance, experienced athletes are Jan Kudlicka in pole vault and Jaroslav Baba in high jump. Adam Sebastian Helcelet could attack the medals in heptathlon.

GREAT BRITAIN: British Athletics have announced that Lawrence Clarke has been named as the captain of their squad for the European Indoors. The hurdler believes that he has a chance of a medal in Prague, if he starts well.

GERMANY: Carolin Schafer will compete in the European Indoors pentathlon, despite the death of her longtime boyfriend last week. The 23 year old wrote in a statement, “After long conversations with his and my family, and other people I trust and after intense self-reflection, I have decided to start in Prague.”


TREVISO (ITA, Mar 1): Stefano La Rosa debuted in marathon when winning the Treviso marathon in good 2:12:05. He clearly beat second placer Lahcen Mokraji of Morocco 2:20:23. Laura Giordano as top woman clocked 2:39:29.

ANTALYA (TUR, Mar 1): Russian ultra marathon specialist twins dominated Antalya Marathon. Olesya Nurgalieva 2:46:34 over Yelena Nurgalieva 2:50:31. Top male runner was not under 2:30.

LEVERKUSEN (GER, Mar 1): Sabrina Mockenhaupt won the 10 km road race in 32:39 and missed her course record from 2013 only by 36 seconds.

TORREON (MEX, Mar 1): Kenyan Erick Mose won the International Maraton de Lala in Mexico in 2:14:38. Ecuador´s Byron Piedra was only one second behind 2:14:39. Third another Kenyan Nixon Kiplagat 2:16:48. Women winner Demissie Misiker of Ethiopia was timed with 2:37:28 over Mexican Dulce Rodriguez 2:42:37.

PRETORIA (RSA, Feb 28): Stephen Mokoka won the national 10 km road title in 29:37 some five seconds ahead of Gladwin Mzazi 29:42. Third middle-distance runner Mthobisi Baloyi 29:49.  Women winner Lorraine Novela 35:34.

DURBAN (RSA, Mar 1): Foreign athletes dominated the revived Durban City Marathon. Ethiopian Daniel Derese won the men’s race in 2:15:46, more than five minutes outside his personal best set in Seoul last year. Zimbabwean veteran Tabitha Tsatsa secured victory in the women’s race in a pedestrian 2:50:45. Stephen Mokoka, who defended his national title in Pretoria on Saturday, added another victory in 28:33. Lebogang Phalula won the women’s race in 33:50.

KERICHO (KEN, Mar 1): Eliud Mwangi won the Taidys 10 km race in 28:37 ahead of Erick Sonto 28:41 and Kipkoech Kirui 28:44.

ALPHEN (NED, Mar 1): At the 15th 20km of Alphen, Romania’s Marius Ionescu and Kim Dillen of the Netherland's were the victors, in 1:01:27 and 1:10:39 respectively. The Netherland’s Dennis Licht was 2nd in the men’s race in 1:01:59.
DOUR (BEL, Mar 1): The 20 year old pair of Louise Carton and Isaac Kimeli both took victory at the penultimate stage of the 2014-2015 Lotto CrossCup. Carton (16:26) finished ahead of Veerle Dejaeghere (16:36) and Sweden’s Sarah Lahti (16:45) on the muddy 4.5km course. Kimeli (30:15) prevailed in a close finish over Ethiopia’s Dame Tasama (30:16) and returning Belgian Bashir Abdi (30:19) in the men’s 9km race.               

KILBRONEY PARK (IRL, Mar 1): Mich Clohisey and Maria McCambridge won the Irish Inter Club Cross Country championships. The junior winners were Kevin Mulcaire and Hope Saunders.

MUREAUX (FRA, Mar 1): Sophie Duarte and Hassan Chahdi were the winners at the 125th French Cross Country Championships. Duarte, the 2013 European cross country champ, ran 26:48 to finish the 7.46km well ahead of Aurore Guerin (27:36). Chahdi, was also a clear victor, he covered the 11.45km course in 35:53, beating Abdellatif Meftah (36:29).

CACERES (ESP, Mar 1): At Spanish CC Club Champs foreign winners running for the home clubs. In men 12.05 km Eritrean Kidane Tadese 36:18 over Ouais Zitane 36:52 and Alemayehu Bezabeh 36:57 over Ricardo Serrano 36:59. In women 7.55 km Moroccan Malika Asahsah 24:43 over Trihas Gebre 25:04 and Lidia Rodriguez 25:44. In short course at 4.05 km among men Zakaria Mazouzi of Morocco 11:38 ahead of Ilias Fifa 12:00 and Carlos Mayo 12:09. In women Marta Tigabea 13:38 over Jacqueline Martin 14:06 and Marta Perez 14:10

JUMILLA (ESP, Mar 1): Miguel Angel Lopez won the Spanish walking champs at 35 km in 2:32:56. Ireland´s Brendan Boyce second 2:38:13 over Marc Tur 2:39:53. Women 20 km champion is Raqel Gonzalez 1:31:13 clearly ahead of Ainhoa Pinedo 1:35:12. Diego Garcia won the junior 10 km in 41:34. 

COVENTRY (GBR, Mar 1): UK walking record at road 10 km by Tom Bosworth with 39:36 despite wet and windy weather.


SHEFFIELD (GBR, Mar 1): At the 2nd day of the English junior championships, Jacob Fincham Dukes leaped 760 in the long jump, while Tommy Ramdhan 21.25 to win U20 200 m. In the u17 200m, Toby Harries ran a 21.46 for a UK u17 best. 

TALLINN (EST, Mar 1): Estonian multi talent Hans-Christian Hausenberg (will be 17 in September) achieved World youth heptathlon all-time best 5873 points. Former mark of Belarus Andrei Kravchenko was 5791 points from 2003. The results for the Estonian 6.97 in the 60 m, 752 in long jump, 16.02 shot put, 192 high jump, 8.11 hurdles, 465 pole vault and 2:56.46 in the 1000 m. 

BUCURESTI (ROU, Mar 1): Florentina Marincu equaled her own European junior indoor long jump record from last year 667 during second day of Romanian Junior Championships. 

TORONTO (CAN, Feb 28): At Ontario University indoor meet Khamica Bingham won the 60 m in 7.23 (equaled her PB) and Hayley Warren the hurdles in 8.12 PB.

MODENA (ITA, Mar 1): Excellent 60 m improvement for 15-years old girl sprinter Zaynab Dosso with 7.38.


DOBOFESZER (HUN, Mar 1): Good hammer throwing by youngsters at National Winter Throws of that category. Bence Halasz 77.87 with 6 kg and Peter Szentivanszky 78.02 with 5 kg.

JUNDAI (BRA, Feb 28): Uruguay´s Emiliano Lara leaped here to 803 (+2.1) in the long jumo. Jean Cassemiro Rosa 16.68 (+1.9) PB in triple. In women 400 m Geisa Muniz 52.16. Eliane Martins good long jumping 665 (+1.0).

COOLIDGE (USA, Feb 28): Australian Fabrice Lapierre leaped to 802 in the long jump in Arizona. 

VENISSIEUX (FRA, Feb 28): Alexandra Tavernier achieved new French U23 hammer record. The World Junior Champion 2012 improved to 71.45 m.

LEIRIA (POR, Mar 1): Sergio Vieira won the National Walking track meet in the 20 000 m with 1:24:24.7.


OSTIA (ITA, Mar 1): In the Rome-Ostia half marathon, Ngetich was second and Cherop third in women category, although both had the same time of 69:13.

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