News from around the World - EME News (Nov 12, 2017)
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News from around the World - EME News (Nov 12, 2017)

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EME NEWS (NOV 12, 2017)
 
Teferi and Molla won IAAF CC opener
ATAPUERCA (ESP, Nov 12): Ethiopia’s Senbere Teferi defended her title at the Cross de Atapuerca (1st leg of IAAF CC Circuit), winning the 8km in 25:21 in a sprint finish ahead of Margaret Chelimo (25:21) and Alice Aprot (25:37). Spain’s Trihas Gebre was fourth in 25:50 ahead of Ireland’s Fionnuala McCormack (26:13). In the men’s race, Ethiopia’s Getaneh Molla took a surprise win in 24:45 ahead of world U20 cross country champion Jacob Kiplimo from Uganda (24:46) and Eritrea’s Aron Kifle (24:54). Reigning champion Aweke Ayalew from Bahrain was fourth in 25:02 ahead of former winner Imane Merga from Ethiopia (25:07) and world 5000m champion Muktar Edris (25:11). Ayad Lamdassen was the top Spanish finisher in 13th in 25:41, one place ahead of Carlos Mayo (25:43).
Spotakova with 9th crown
PRAHA (CZE): Javelin World champion Barbora Spotakova won for 9th time the Czech Athlete of the Year title. At the glittering ceremony on Saturday live broadcasted by the main public tv channel she confirmed that she wants to continue to compete at highest level in future. At the end of the show she performed a song together with second placer and silver winner from London in men javelin Jakub Vadlejch. Bronze medalist from London Petr Frydrych also in javelin was third. No question that coach of the year was legendary Jan Zelezny (for the 5th time already) who leads both male world medalists. 400 m hurdler Zuzana Hejnova was fourth ahead of shot putter Tomas Stanek and 400 m star Pavel Maslak. Miler Jakub Holusa was seventh with decathlete Adam Sebastian Helcelet 8th (proposed live on stage to marry Denisa Rosolova). Top ten was completed by long jumper Radek Juska and another miler Filip Sasinek. All were awarded live on stage except of ill Hejnova. Junior of the Year is European U20 Champion in high jump Michaela Hruba and Revelation of the Year the World U18 400 m champion Barbora Malikova.
 
Manyonga the Star
JOHANNESBURG (RSA): Big day for South African athletics. World long jump champion Luvo Manyonga was the winner on Sunday night at the SA Sports Awards in Kempton Park, where he was crowned the Sports Star of the Year. He beat Wayde van Niekerk and Chad le Clos to claim the Sportsman of the Year accolade. “I’m a bit emotional, but it is going away now. The award is mine and I am the Sportsman of the Year,” Manyonga said per iol.co.za. Three-time 800m world champion Caster Semenya was named Sportswoman of the Year, receiving recognition for her efforts in 2017, as well as the People’s Choice Sports Star of the Year, which is voted for by sports fans in South Africa. Jean Verster was recognised for his influence in coaching Semenya to the 800m gold medal at the London World Championships as Coach of the Year. Rising star Sokwakhana Zazini, who posted a new world youth best in the 400m hurdles earlier this year, was named Newcomer of the Year. Another long jumper Ruswahl Samaii got the Sports Minister´s Excellence Award. Informs iol.co.za.
 
 
 
 
MARATHONS
 
SHANGHAI (CHN, Nov 12): Ethiopia’s Roza Dereje made a big breakthrough in the Shanghai International Marathon, stopping the clock at 2:22:43 to defend her title and improve her lifetime best by nearly three minutes. Dereje finished ahead of Kenyan veteran and former world half marathon champion Lydia Cheromei, who set a world over-40 record of 2:23:31 which was her fastest time since 2012.  Ethiopians Hirut Tibebu (2:23:35) and Gulume Tollesa (2:23:59) were third and fourth respectively in a high quality race. In the men’s race, South Africa’s Stephen Mokoka claimed a record fourth victory in 2:08:35 ahead of Kenya’s Ernest Ngeno (2:08:38) and Asbel Kipsang (2:09:02).
 
ISTANBUL (KEN, Nov 12): On her marathon debut, Kenya’s Ruth Chepngetich shattered the Turkish all-comers’ record and course record with victory in the Istanbul Marathon in 2:22:36. Rio Olympian Visiline Jepkesho was a close second in 2:22:40 with Ethiopians Leterberhan Haylay (2:25:14) and Mulu Seboka (2:29:55) third and fourth respectively. In the men’s race, France’s Abraham Kiprotich won in 2:11:22 from Kenya’s Jacob Kendagor (2:11:27) and Ethiopia’s Bazu Worku (2:11:39). Veteran Kenneth Mungara was fourth in 2:12:01 while reigning champion Evans Kiplagat had to settle for tenth in 2:13:19. In the 15 km fast times for Ethiopian Abe Gashahun 43:39 with Polat Arikan Kemboi fourth 43:41 new Turkish record ahead of Ali Kaya 43:45 and Aras Kaya 43:51. European Champion Yasemin Can won the women 15 km in 48:59 ahead of Bahrain´s Dalila Abdulkadir Gosa 49:01.
 
SAITAMA (JPN, Nov 12): In blustery conditions, world fourth placer Filomena Cheyech from Kenya defended her title in the Saitama International Marathon, clocking 2:28:39 to defeat Bahrain’s Shitaye Habtegebrel by three seconds. Ethiopia’s Bekelech Daba finished third in 2:30:06, just ahead of Brit Charlotte Purdue (2:30:34). Reia Iwade was the top Japanese finisher in fifth in 2:31:11. Yuki Kawauchi won the adjoining men’s race in 2:15:54.
 
BEIRUT (LBN, Nov 12): Bahrain’s Eunice Chumba won the Beirut Marathon in a course record of 2:28:38 ahead of reigning champion Tigist Girma from Ethiopia (2:29:00PB) and teammate Debebe Getachew (2:30:31). “I was trying just for the course record. The course was a nice course. It was really a flat course,” said the winner. Kenya’s Dominic Ruto also won the men’s race in a course record of 2:10:41 ahead of Ethiopia’s Adane Amsalu (2:10:45) and reigning champion Edwin Kiptoo from Kenya (2:11:56).
 
ATHENS (GRE, Nov 12): Kenya’s Samuel Kalalei and Bedatu Hirpa Badane of Ethiopia claimed victories in warm conditions in the Athens Marathon. Kalalei clocked 2:12:17 ahead of teammates Milton Rotich (2:14:18) and Jonathan Kiptoo (2:16:08) while Badene won the women’s race in 2:34:18 ahead of Kenyans Alice Kibor (2:34:22) and Nancy Arusei (2:34:51).
 
RAVENNA (ITA, Nov 12): Kenya’s Samuel Kiptum won the Ravenna Marathon in 2:21:20. Croatia’s Marija Vrajic won the women’s race in 2:48:29.
 
RICHMOND (USA, Nov 11): Kenya’s Julius Koskei took victory with 2:19:44 ahead of Ethiopia’s Temesgen Bekele (2:21:28), with Ricky Flynn third in 2:22:05 at the Richmond Marathon. The women’s order was Bethany Sachtleben in 2:39:00 as Ethiopia’s Meseret Ali Basa was second in 2:44:40 and Annmarie Tuxbury was third in 2:46:22. The accompanying men’s half-marathon was won by Kenya’s Benard Ngeno in 63:41, finishing a second in front of Joshua Izewski, while Kenya’s Nicholas Kipkemboi clocked 64:06 for third. Top woman was Ethiopia’s Firegenet Mandefiro in 74:05, followed Nicole Dimecurio (74:10) and Ethiopia’s Gadise Megersa (74:50). Craig Nowak (22:40), Willy Finsk (22:48) and Matt McClintock (22:54) headed the men’s 8km, while Stephanie Garcia (25:39) came home in front of Rachel Johnson (26:19) and Canada’s Erin Teschuk (26:28) in the women’s.
 
 
 
OTHER ROAD RACING
 
SETAGAYA (JPN, Nov 12): Kenyan Ezekiel Chebontibin won the Setagaya Half-Marathon in 62:49 ahead of Michael Githae 63:23 and Keisuke Hayashi 63:28. From Ken Nakamura.
 
MONTEREY BAY (USA, Nov 12): Wins for Daniel Tapia (63:35) and Kathryn Fluehr (75:57) in the Monterey Bay Half Marathon.
 
SAN SEBASTIAN (ESP, Nov 12): Carles Castillejo in 60:37 and Aroa Merino 71:32 were the winners of the 53rd 20 km road race Behobia-San Sebastian.
 
BARCELONA (ESP, Nov 12): Bolivian runner Janeth Becerra who is member of Club La Sansi here won the Women Race in Barcelona at 7.8 km with 29:47. In total 31 000 women participated.
 
SIDI KACEM (MAR, Nov 11): Good quality 10 km road race in Morocco won by Abderahmane Kashir 29:07 over Aziz Lahbabi 29:09 and on the women side Kenyan Gladys Yator 34:18. From Carole Fuchs.
 
RIVA DEL GARDA (ITA, Nov 12): Winners of Move it Garda Half Marathon were Kenyan Paul Tiongik 64:14 and Lithuanian Monika Juodeskaite 77:21.
 
SLUPSK (POL, Nov 11): In the 10 km road race celebrating the Independence Day in Poland Piotr Drwal 33:11 and Dominika Nowakowska 37:06 were the winners.
 
GOLENIOW (POL, Nov 11): European Champion Marcin Lewandowski won in 4:20 the mile at 29th edition of Independence Day running event here ahead of Michail Rozmys 4:21. Oliwia Sarnecka (15) was the best female in 5:11. In the 10 km Artem Kazban of Ukraine 30:02 and Monika Andrejczak 33:48 were the winners.
 
 
 
CROSS COUNTRY
 
MILTON KEYNES (GBR, Nov 11): Jessica Judd defeated former European cross country champion Gemma Steel in the senior women’s 5.9km at the British Athletics Cross Challenge in Milton Keynes. In the senior men’s 9.5km, 20-year-old Mahamed Mahamed defeated Sam Stabler and Andy Vernon for the win.
 
KIRKCALDY (GBR, Nov 11): World 1500m finalist Laura Muir took her fourth Scottish short course cross-country title over 4km in five years, crossing the line nearly a minute clear. Cameron Boyek took the men’s race.
 
MIDDLEFART (DEN, Nov 11): Swedes Napoleon Solomon and Sara Christiansson won the senior titles at the European Halloween Cross in Middlefart (EA CC Permit) which doubled up as the Nordic Cross Country Championships. Solomon won the 9km in 28:52 ahead of teammate David Nilsson (29:09) with Brit Tom Lancashire third in 29:19. Christiansson won the senior women’s 7.5km in 28:40 from Finland’s Camilla Richardsson (28:47) and Maria Larsson (28:53). The U20 titles went to Simon Halle Haugen in the men’s 6km and Alberte Kjær Pedersen in the women’s 4.5km.
 
PFORZHEIM (GER, Nov 11): Wins for Patrick Karl (33:16) and Elena Burkard (26:05) in the senior 6.6km and 9km races at the Sparkassen Cross in Pforzheim.
 
FORT DODGE (USA, Nov 11): Eric Fitzpatrick won the JUCO CC title at 8 km in 24:45 beating Ezekiel Kipchirchir 24:49. Israeli steeple record holder Adva Cohen topped women 5 km in 17:25.
 
SGONICO (ITA, Nov 12): Italian qualification for European CC Championships continued at 43rd Carsolina Cross. Men 9 km winner was Lorenzo Dini in 27:20 ahead of Samuele Dini 27:30 and Paolo Zanatta 27:35. Valeria Roffino won women 7 km in 25:11.
 
REGENSDORF (SUI, Nov 12): Jonas Raess at 8 km and Martina Tresch at 6 km were the winners of the Wisacher Cross which was qualification for Samorin. Qualified for the European event is also young talent Delia Sclabas who won clearly the U20 girls race at 4 km. Announced steeple olympic finalist Fabienne Schlumpf was not running at the end of the day.
 
ARNAY LE DUC (FRA, Nov 11): Kenyans were the winners at the Fuchey Cross in France. Daniel Kemoi topped men 7.85 km in 23:19 ahead of Alexis Miellet 23:23. Women 5.45 km had Mercyline Jeronoh as the winner in 18:28 ahead of Ophelie Claude-Boxberger 18:34.
 
PONTCHARRA (FRA, Nov 12): Kemoi and Jeronoh continued in winning also on Sunday at the Cross National Bayard. Kemoi at 8.36 km 25:11 with best French Quentin Cau as 5th 26:19. Jeronoh clocked 16:14 at 4.86 km ahead of Claire Perraux 16:25.
 
 
 
 
TRACK RESULTS
 
PRETORIA (RSA, Nov 11): Anaso Jobodwana clocked legal 10.16 in the 100 m and windy 20.10 in the 200 m showing solid shape at unusual time of the year, although SA season comes into more swing currently.
 
KANAGAWA (JPN, Nov 11): Jonathan Ndiku impressed at Nittai Time Trials with fast 27:22.73 in the 10 000 m ahead of country-mates William Malel 27:22.79 and John Maina 27:39.41. High quality also the 15:14.79 in women 5000 m by U20 Kenyan Helen Ekarare.
 
CANBERRA (AUS, Nov 11): Lauren Wells the Australian 400 m hurdles champion continues to compete in long jump, here with 630 (+0.1).
 
SYDNEY (AUS, Nov 11): Good 3000 m races here won by Jordan Gusman 7:52.82 and Milly Clark 9:08.33 over Jenny Blundell 9:08.90. Nicholas Andrews clocked 10.44 (+1.4) in the 100 m.
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