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EME NEWS (JAN 7, 2018)

Muir 8:37.21
GLASGOW (GBR, Jan 7): European Indoor champion Laura Muir opened her indoor season with a 8:37.21 clocking over 3000m in a mixed race. In a women’s only race, Melissa Courtney clocked 8:55.10 ahead of Katie Snowden (9:13.54). Eilidh Doyle clocked 24.35 over 200m.
Sado and Debela
XIAMEN (CHN, Jan 7): Fatuma Sado regained her title in the Xiamen Marathon in 2:26:41, leading an Ethiopian clean sweep ahead of Hirut Alemayehu (2:30:09) with reigning champion Meseret Mengistu third (2:30:15). There was also a clean sweep for Ethiopia in the men’s race with Dejene Debela winning in 2:11:22 ahead of former Olympic 10,000m bronze medallist Tariku Bekele (2:11:29) and sub-2:05 performer Ayele Abshero (2:11:33).
 
Hester 6.59, Irby 36.73
CLEMSON (USA, Jan 6): The best marks of the US indoor weekend were achieved at the Orange & Purple Invitational. Tevin Hester clocked 6.59 in the 60 m, in the college race Jaylan Mitchell 6.60 beating Antigua´s Cejhae Greene 6.66. Danish 300 m record for Benjamin Vedel over 300 m with 32.80, in other race Nigerian Kunle Fasasi 33.22. Trevor Stewart was the fastest in the 400 m 47.05 and Jarret Eaton in the 60 m hurdles 7.68 over London 400 m hurdles 5th placer TJ Holmes 7.87 PB. NCAA Champion Grant Holloway won the other race in 7.69. Kenyan Edward Kemboi got the 800 m in 1:49.15 and Clemson in the 4x400 m 3:09.76. World Indoor champion 2016 Marquis Dendy in his first meet since London Worlds achieved 779 in the long jump and Keenon Laine (20) cleared 227 PB in high jump with Ashinia Miller of Jamaica 19.79 in shot put. In women events the top mark from World U20 silver medalist 2016 Lynna Irby who improved over 300 m to 36.73 and clearly beat Kyra Jefferson 37.74. Jamaican Natoya Goule posted 1:28.20 in the 600 m and Joanna Atkins 23.58 in the 200 m with 53.94 in the 400 m where she was beaten by Jamaican Tovea Jenkins also 53.94. Amber Hugues won the hurdles in 8.08. Kate Hall the 60 m in 7.32 (hurdles olympic medalist Kristi Castlin got 7.54) and long jump with 664 indoor PB ahead of triple record holder Keturah Orji 645 (also 7.53 in the 60 m) and Tara Davis 643.
 
Lysenko 235
YEKATERINBURG (RUS, Jan 7): World medalist Danil Lysenko showed superb early shape with 235 high jump clearance at Yalamov Memorial. It is his indoor PB and second best career mark. Olympic winner Ivan Ukhov was distant second with 224 on count back over Dmitriy Semyonov also 224. Fast 3000 m winner Vladimir Nikitin clocked 7:42.82 close to national record over Artyom Leonenko 7:49.28 and Valentin Smirnov 7:51.85. In the 600 m Konstantin Tolokonnikov clocked 1:18.71 as the winner. Second Yegor Filippov set new national indoor U20 record 1:18.88. European indoor champion 2015 Yelena Korobkina won women’s 2000m in good 5:41.10 ahead Aleksandra Gulyaeva 5:42.12 and Alyona Shukhtuyeva 5:50.53 (all three PBs). Konstantin Kholmogorov (2:22.22) and Anastasiya Makarova 2:45.67 were fastest at 1000 m (second former European champion Yelena Arzhakova 2:46.24). Igor Obraztsov and Kristina Sivkova sprinted 6.67 and 7.42 over 60 m. Konstantin Shabanov clocked 7.76 over hurdles. Olga Belkina 38.10 and Artyom Denmukhametov 33.76 won 300m finals and Anastasiya Zhdanova clocked 1:10.89 in women’s 500m race. 
 
 
 
 
OTHER ROAD AND CC RESULTS
 
SAN FERNANDO (URU, Jan 6): Argentinian Federico Bruno won the 44th Corrida de San Fernando at 10 km in 29:29. Women winner Maria Luz Tesuri achieved 34:26.
 
CUIABA (BRA, Jan 7): Kenyan winners at the 34th Corrida de Reis. Edwin Rotich at 10 km 29:17 and Pascalia Chepkorir 34:23.
 
ORLANDO (USA, Jan 7): At Walt Disney Marathon winners Nick Hilton 2:17:52 and Giovanna Martins 2:47:22 PB.
 
TIBERIAS (ISR, Jan 7): At 41st Tiberias Marathon Girmaw Amare won for Israel 2:15:30 PB, also a national champion in good conditions. Women winner Ayantu Aber Demisie from Ethiopia 2:40:37. Hagar Knaani got the national title in 2:49:14 PB.
 
FES (MAR, Jan 7): At Fes Marathon wins for Khalil Lemciyeh 2:17:35 and Sana El Mansouri 2:45:24. In the half Hamza Sahli 64:03 and among women Fatiha Benchatki 76:44.
 
SAFI (MAR, Jan 7): In wet conditions, Ethiopia’s Tamira Molla won the Safi International Half Marathon in 63:01 ahead of Bahrain’s Hassan Al-Abbassi (63:03) and Kenya’s Josphat Kipchirchir (63:08). Ethiopia’s Meseret Tola won a close women’s race in 73:27 from Bahrain’s Dalila Abdulkadir Gosa (73:28) and Kenya’s Celestine Chepchirchir (73:29). World marathon champion Rose Chelimo just missed the podium in fourth in 73:30.
 
NICE (FRA, Jan 7): Ophelie Claude-Boxberger won the Prom Classic 10km in 33:29 from former European cross country champion Sophie Duarte (34:20). Mohamed Serghini won the men’s race in 30:06.
 
AMOREBIETA (ESP, Jan 7): Uganda’s Timothy Toroitich won the senior men’s 10.7km at the Cross Internacional Zornotza in 36:28 ahead of Kenya’s world U20 steeplechase champion Amos Kirui 36:37 and European 5000 m champion Ilias Fifa 37:10. Spain’s Trihas Gebre won the senior women’s 8.7km with 33:39 ahead of Kenya’s Beth Muthoni 34:24 and Spain´s Nuria Lugueros 34:40.
 
TELFORD (GBR, Jan 7): Wins for Charlie Hulson (29:12) and Caryl Jones (33:18) at the Telford 10K.
 
ADANA (TUR, Jan 7): Kenyan wins at the 8th Adana Half Marathon. Felix Kibitok as top male achieved 61:50 over Benard Sang 62:49 and Alfred Kipchirchir 63:01. Best Turkish runner was Ercan Muslu as 10th in 65:24. Diana Chemtai topped women in 68:42 beating Daisy Jeptoo 68:59 and Delvine Meringor 69:01. Busra Nur who is European U23 medalist from Bydgoszcz as best Turkish was 7th in 74:28.
 
PORTO DE MOS (POR, Jan 7): World record holder Ines Henriques won the Portugal 35 km walk championships in 2:45:51 what is new national all-time best. Second Mara Ribeiro 3:02:29. In the 50 km the title went to Sandra Silva in 5:08:13. Also in men 35 km new national best for Joao Vieira in 2:38:18. Second Miguel Carvalho 2:41:36 and third Miguel Rodrigues 2:43:39. Pedro Isidro won the 50 km in 4:11:25. The event was also qualification for the World Team Championships in China in May.
 
KENDU BAY (KEN, Jan 7): Sammy Nyokaye and Betty Chepngeno reigned supreme in the senior men and women's 10km races during the fourth edition of Rachuonyo Cross Country in Kendu Bay on Sunday with 29:48 and 35:20.
 
 
 
 
INDOOR RESULTS
 
LEVERKUSEN (GER, Jan 7): U20 jumper Bo Kanda Lita Baehre won the pole vault meet here with 550 (indoor PB) over Malte Mohr 540. Friedelinde Pietershofen with 440 topped women ahead of Martina Schultze who also achieved 440.
 
HALLE (GER, Jan 7): European hurdles champion Cindy Roleder opened in the flat 60 m with fast 7.38 just 0.04 behind her PB.
 
SHEFFIELD (GBR, Jan 7): England Combined Events Championships wins for James Finney 5514 in heptathlon and Marilyn Nwawulor 4093 in pentathlon. Callum Wilkinson won the 3000 m walk title in 11:30.77. Invitation events included victories for Jonathan Davies who won 3000m in 7:57.80 and Stacey Smith women's 1500m in 4:13.68.
 
APELD0ORN (NED, Jan 7): Keon Smet again tried for World standard in the 60 m Hurdles and clocked 7.78.
 
BIRMINGHAM (GBR, Jan 7): Robbie Grabarz started into the indoor season on a high note. At Midland Athletics Open he cleared 230. "New run up. Happy healthy athlete,"says twitter.
 
TORONTO (CAN, Jan 6): Canadian record holder Alysha Newman started with 435 in the pole vault at Sharon Anderson Memorial.
 
BANSKA BYSTRICA (SVK, Jan 5): At Matej Toth Cup indoor walk meet in the 3000 m Dominik Cerny got 11:55.76 and in women category Maria Czakova 12:43.76.
 
BAERUM (NOR, Jan 6): Solid shape by Norwegian sprinter Helene Ronningen with 7.48 and 23.75 in the combination 60 m and 200 m. Talented shot putter Marcus Thomsen one day after his 20th birthday improved with senior implement to 19.57.
 
JAMOR (POR, Jan 6): At Meeting Mario Moniz Pereira Rasul Dabo clocked 7.81 in the hurdles and Diogo Ferreira cleared 550 in the pole vault. Cuban Yariadmis Arguelles achieved 654 in the long jump.
 
EAUBONNE (FRA, Jan 7): Jean-Pierre Bertrand leaped to 781 in long jump here.
 
ST. PETERBURG (RUS, Jan 4-6): Two facility records here when Anzhelika Shevchenko won the 1500 m in 4:15.07 and Mikhail Filatov the 400 m in 46.58. Yaroslav Novitskiy won the heptathlon with 5592 points.
 
 
 
 
OTHER NEWS
 
KINGSTON (JAM): World and Olympic 110m hurdles champion Omar McLeod is planning to skip the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast this April, informs Track Alerts. “I don’t think I will be at the Commonwealth Games this year, being that it’s so close to the World Indoor Championships. “We are fearful that we won’t get enough time to unwind and put in that quality work needed for the events that we had planned on doing,” he said.
 
HAMAR (NOR): World 400 m hurdles champion Karsten Warholm was named male Athlete of the Year across all sports at the Norwegian Sports Gala, informs European Athletics. He also won the athletes’ vote and the public vote. His coach Leif Olav Alnes was named Coach of the Year.
 
RENO (USA): World and Olympic pole vault silver medallist Sandi Morris is scheduled to compete at the National Pole Vault Summit in Reno on 12 January, informs DyeStat. Ekaterini Stefanidi and Sam Kendricks are expected to attend the three-day event but won't participate in the competition. World U20 pole vault record-holder Armand Duplantis is also due to compete.
 
 
 
US INDOOR SATURDAY (Jan 6):
 
AKRON: At Pole Vault Convention Katie Nageotte cleared 456 and NCAA Champion Matt Ludwig 535 over Canadian star Shawn Barber also 535.
 
BLOOMINGTON: Mustaqeem Williams scored a nice double 6.70 and 20.99 in 60/200 m combination. Shania Collins clocked in women 200 m 23.45 and Nathan Strother 46.45 in men 400 m.
 
NEW YORK: Good high school marks at Hispanic Games among girls. Thelma Davies 6.83 in the 55 m and 23.89 in the 200 m and Sophia Myers 7.89 in the 55 m hurdles.
 
STATEN ISLAND: Katelyn Tuohy at age of 15 clocked very impressive 9:05.26 in the 3000 m at the Ocean Breeze Freedom Games. It is US sophomore record and second fastest ever by high school runner.
 
FAIRFAX: At Father Diamond meet Trey Holloway clocked 7.76 over the hurdles.
 
MANHATTAN: Ghizlane Siba jumped Moroccan women high jump indoor record with 182.
 
 
 
OUTDOOR RESULTS
 
ST. LUCIA (AUS, Jan 7): During second day of Glynis Nunn Shield fast 200 m races by Trae Williams 20.83 (+0.4) and windy 23.13 (+3.4) by Jessica Peris.
 
 
 
SAD NEWS
 
WEST ORANGE (USA): Horace Ashenfelter who set a world record in the steeplechase at the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki beating an overwhelmingly favored Soviet champion in what was billed as a test of Cold War supremacy, died on Saturday morning in a nursing home in West Orange, N.J. He was 94. His wife, Lillian, confirmed the death. Writes New York Times.
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