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News from around the World - EME News (Nov 13, 2017)Written by EME News
EME NEWS (NOV 13, 2017)
Wanjiru for Montferland Run
HEERENBERG (NED): New names for Montferland Run at 15 km () are London Marathon winner Daniel Wanjiru and local heroes Michel Butter and Khalid Choukoud. On the women side best Dutch in marathon this year Kim Dillen. Already earlier confirmed was the participation of Almaz Ayana, among men Victor Chumo, Noah Kipkemboi and William Wanjiku.
AIMS Green Award for Cape Town
ATHENS (GRE): The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon has been presented with the AIMS Green Award for environmentally friendly practices. The carbon footprint for the 2016 event was calculated and it was found that 331 tons of CO2 was offset by supporting three local South African charity projects. The Maratón de las Flores Medellín was the winner of the Social Award in recognition of their support for social causes. Portugal’s Rose Mota, the winner of the 1988 Olympic marathon and a world title, received the lifetime achievement award.
NEW DELHI (IND): The high levels of pollution in Delhi could force the organisers of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon to postpone the event, informs News 18. "There is a possibility to shift this event to a new window - we may organise the event earlier or later. We have the option of the alternative window. We will discuss with our stakeholders and see which will the best window for the event," said race manager Vivek Singh. The Indian Medical Association has already called for cancellation of the event.
MOSCOW (RUS): Tatyana Arkhipova [Petrova] looks set to belatedly receive a bronze medal from the 2008 Olympics after the retroactive disqualification of Yekaterina Volkova in the 3000m steeplechase, informs Sport Express. “The Russian Olympic Committee has received this medal and in the near future, the ROC will organise the delivery of this medal,” said All-Russia Athletics Federation president Dmitry Shlyakhtin.
GOLD COAST (AUS): The organisers of the 2018 Commonwealth Games are to make 100,000 more tickets available across all sports on November 20, Insidethegames reports.
ATHENS (GRE): The AIMS symposium was held in Athenswith the theme “Developing your race through the development of the running market in your region”. AIMS president Paco Borao talked about the development of running in Valencia. Makis Asimakopoulos, general manager of the Athens Marathon spoke about developing a “running culture’ and identifying and promoting a race’s unique selling point
LAUSANNE (SUI): The WADA has announced a significant find in investigations into Russian doping - the electronic database containing details of testing at the Moscow laboratory from January 2012 to August 2015.
DUBLIN (IRL): Ireland’s Olympic 1500m semi-finalist Ciara Mageean will move to the UK to join Team New Balance and be trained by Steve Vernon, coach to Andrew Davies and Jonny Mellor, the Independent reports. She had been coached by Jerry Kiernan.
KUALA LUMPUR (MAS): The Standard Chartered KL Marathon was named “best mass participation event” at the Sports Industry Awards Asia 2017, AIMS reports.
SAN JUAN (PUR): The North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association has advised the post of NACAC Area Development Manager as a job vacancy.
FAIRFIELD (AUS): World 100m hurdles champion Sally Pearson helped launch the new season of Little Athletics and a new initiative to support the children’s track and field programme, reports The Courier. "Little Athletics gave me the start I needed to be successful and fulfil my dreams," she said.
BELFAST (GBR): Olympic 5000m silver medallist Paul Chelimo, who is targeting the 3000m at the IAAF World Indoor Championships next March, says he is focusing on improving his strength for the outdoor season. “At 3000 m when it becomes really fast I can still kick well,” the American told fastrunning.com. “I’m way better in the 3000m than 5000m. At 5000m I haven’t got enough strength. I just need to build more strength in a 5km race, I should be relaxed the whole way until the last lap.”
BERLIN (GER): Christine Adams, the 1996 and 2000 European indoor pole vault silver medallist, has taken over as Pole Vault responsible national coach at the German athletics federation. Stefan Ritter will be responsible for women and Andrei Tivontschik for men. Wilko Schaa will be new coach of David Storl and also responsible national coach for throws in science department.
SANTA MARTA (COL): The 18th Bolivar Games started with an Opening Ceremony, athletics will be on the programme from . Some 11 countries are expected to take part. Colombian main names are expected to compete, walker Eider Arevalo, triple jumper Caterina Ibarguen, in women pole vault Robeilys Peinado from Venezuela.
PARIS (FRA): L´Equipe informs that part of the plan to restructure the athletics calendar is that the season should end with World Championships. That would require the Worlds to be held in September with all meetings, including Diamond League to be staged before also as the qualification (per new ranking system) for the championships. L´Equipe writes that first when it could be so might be 2021.
BRATISLAVA (SVK): Slovak Athlete of the Year fast sprinter Jan Volko startshis journey to Potchefstroom, South Africa for a important training camp for one month. His main goals for 2018 are World Indoors in Birmingham and European Championships in Berlin. "I know it will be tougher in Birmingham than it was in Belgrade so semifinals will be a good result in the 60 m, for the summer in Berlin I want to achieve one final, I think in the 200 m it could be more possible," said Volko.
LEVERKUSEN (GER): German high jumper Mateusz Przybylko cleared at an promotion event of his club 220 cm from shortened run-up. Also young pole vaulter Bo Kanda Lita Baehre cleared at the same event five meters.
KARLSRUHE (GER): Already half of the tickets are sold for the IAAF World Indoor Tour opener in Karlsruhe onnext year. Organisers are informing in a release. Early next month a big name from World of athletics should be announced.
PRAHA (CZE): Best Czech miler Jakub Holusa plans to compete in the indoor season. The 5th placer from London 1500 m final wants to defend his silver from Portlan 2016. The European Indoor champion 2015 missed the last indoor season due to an injury.
ZURICH (SUI): The UBS Kids Cup organised by Weltklasse Zurich had again increased participation this year with 148 794 participants. Between March and October in total 990 events were organised in the whole country for kids from 7 to 15 years.
NEGREIRA (ESP, Nov 12): Kenyan Silas Mwetich won the 37th Carreira Popular De Negreira at 10 km in 28:59. Women winner also from Kenya Joyline Jeptanui 35:26.
PANAMA CITY (PAN, Nov 12): Venezuelan Didimo Sanchez won the 3rd leg of Consudatle 10 km road circuit in 31:02. Second John Davis Tello of Colombia 31:32 and third Guayana´s winner of first two legs Cleveland Forde 32:53. Women winner was home runner Pamela Agudelo 37:23.
MUNCHEN (GER, Nov 12): At the 4th Olympia Alm-Crosslauf at 6.6 km win for Yossief Tekle. Top German Konstantin Wedel as third. Slovenian steeple record holder Marusa Mismas won the women race in 24:08 ahead of Brendah Kebeya 24:09 and Nada Pauer 24:15.
HEFEI (CHN, Nov 12): Ethiopians wins at Hefei International Marathon. Abdi Ibrahim Abdoedging Kenyan Mike Mutai and on the women side Hayimanot Alemayehu just one second ahead of Almaz Negede . From RRW.
HUANCAYO (PER, Nov 12): Very solid times concerning the 3271 m altitude at 33rd Maratón de los Andes del Perú. Christian Pachecoand Gladys Machacuay . From RRW.
BRASILIA (BRA, Nov 12): Tanzanian Lucian Mejam won the Brasilia City Half Marathon in 64:24 ahead of Vagner Noronha 65:29. Women winner was Kenyan Sharon Arusho 75:04 over Valdilene Santos 75:43.
LAS VEGAS (USA, Nov 12): At Las Vegas Half Marathon wins for Janet Bawcom 78:02 and Jeffrey Eggleston 64:35.
PRETORIA (RSA, Nov 11): More info to the AGN Invitiational League meet where Anaso Jobodwana clocked 10.16 (+1.1) and 20.10 (+3.3) in sprints. In the 100 m was third in his race long jumper Zarck Visser 10.68 PB. World U18 Champion from Nairobi at 200 m Retshiditswe Mlenga won his 100 m race in windy 10.40 (+3.4) and was third in the 200 m won by Jobodwana in 20.87 (2nd Kyle Appel 20.73).
PENLAN (GBR, Nov 11): Six days after hismarathon, Dewi Griffiths won by 85 seconds in 31:36 the Gwent CC League and led Swansea to team victory.
MELBOURNE (AUS, Nov 12): Olympic marathon representative, Liam Adams sprinted to the win at the City2Sea event in St Kilda, Melbourne. He clocked 44:08 in the 15 km and it was his second win .
SOTIK (KEN, Nov 11): Emmanuel Bett and Ivyn Chepkemoi won the Athletics Kenya Sotik Cross Country Meeting that was held in Bomet County. Bett clocked 28:05 ahead of Geoffrey Kimutai 28:09 and Dominic Kiptarus 28:13. Chepkemoi got 31:59 over Caroline Chepkemoi 32:13 and Emily Chebet 32:13. Junior winners Edwin Langat athletics.co.ke.(8 km) and Miriam Cherop (6 km). Informs
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