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EME NEWS (FEB 8, 2018)
Dos Santos 17.35 WL, Husillos 45.86 NR
MADRID (ESP, Feb 8): There was one World lead in men´s triple during 3rd IAAF World Indoor Tour meet 2018. Also Spanish record for Husillos in the 400 m and surprise win of Filippidis over Lisek in pole vault. Genzebe Dibaba won but was not as fast as expected. Lasitskene continued in her winning streak and Stanek dominated the shot put as in Dusseldorf.
Event by event review
60 m: In the final without injured home hero Perez (6.58 in heats) Rodgers 6.63 beat Kilty 6.64 and Barnes to Turkish record 6.65.
400 m (non tour event): Husillos clocked Spanish record 45.86 to beat indoor star Pavel Maslak (third 46.14) as Slovenian Janezic was second 46.08. Maslak lost last time against a European 400 m runner indoors early February in 2013.
800 m: Adam Kszczot knows how to run indoors and won with superb tactics 1:46.53 over Morrocan Smaili 1:46.72, De Arriba third 1:47.29.
1500 m (non tour event): Djibouti´s Souleiman opened indoor season with clear win 3:38.47.
PV: Filippidis had his day and equaled his national record 585 in pole vault in the battle with Lisek 580.
TJ: Excellent World lead and PB for Almir dos Santos 17.35 ahead of Nelson Evora 17.30 EL and Pichardo 17.01. Unexpected high quality.
SP: Czech record holder Stanek continues in his domination with 21.69, way back Haratyk 20.96 and Zunic 20.94.
400 m: The same order as in Karlsruhe, but faster times and in direct clash, Sprunger 51.61 EL and Horvat 52.22 NR.
800 m (national): Guerrero in nearly solo race won with solid 2:02.64.
1500 m: The pace was slower than in Karlsruhe so Genzebe won with 4:02.43. Klosterhalfen tried but was not faster also 4:04.72. Indoor PB for third McColgan 4:08.07.
3000 m (non tour event): Bahta in dramatic finish beat Ethiopians in NR 8:42.46. Worku led them as 2nd 8:42.69. Fourth Briton Clarke breakthrough race in 8:47.30 overall PB.
HJ: Lasitskene with 34th win in a row 200. Tried at 207, but it was not close.
TJ (non tour event): Neutral Prokopenko got 14.31 ahead of Romanian Panturoiu 14.21 and Lithuanian record for Kilty´s wife Dzindzaletaite 14.13.
Zersenay for Lisbon HM
LISBON (POR): World record-holder Zersenay Tadese will compete in the Lisbon Half Marathon on 66:25) and Brigid Kosgei (66:35)., informs the Record. The field also includes two Kenyans with sub-59 minute PBs: Sammy Kitwara (58:48) and Stanley Biwott (58:56). World cross country fourth-placer Alice Aprot makes her debut in the women’s race against Kenyans Joan Chelimo (
Manning and Nelvis for Boston
BOSTON (USA): Christina Manning and Sharika Nelvis, the fastest women’s 60 meter hurdlers in the world this year, have joined an already competitive field at the 2018 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix on, organizers announced. Also in the field Dawn Harper-Nelson, Lolo Jones, Kristi Castlin and Jasmin Stowers. Adding depth to another solid field, Donavan Brazier will toe the line in the men’s 800 meters against the previously announced Boris Berian, America’s reigning IAAF World Indoor Champion at 800 meters, and Cas Loxsom, the American Record-holder at 600 meters indoors. In the men’s 3000 meters, Ethiopia’s Hagos Gebrhiwet with Dejen Gebremeskel will line against Kenya’s Edward Cheserek. Withdrawing from Boston are the previously announced Sifan Hassan and Cameron Burrell.
BOSTON (USA): LetsRun is reporting that Edward Cheserek will attempt to breakfor the mile at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational at Boston University night. Only three runners in history have broken for the mile indoors.
MADRID (ESP): Yunier Perez looks set to miss the remainder of the season after rupturing his Achilles tendon in the 60m heats in Madrid, informs MARCA. He will undergo surgeryand will be out of action for at least six months. "This injury was unthinkable, I'm screwed, there's no other option but to have surgery, recover and return,” he said. Perez set a Spanish record of 6.52 in Dusseldorf.
CHEMNITZ (GER): Cindy Roleder has said she is capable of running in the 7.7-range for the 60m hurdles this indoor season, informs Leichtathletik.de. “I would really like to run under 7.80 seconds. If I am fresh and get a good run, it is possible in any case,” she said. Roleder has already equalled her PB of 7.84 in 2018. Roleder is planning to race at the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham and she could race in Glasgow in between the German Indoor Championships and Birmingham.
JOHANNESBURG (RSA): World 10,000m silver medallist Joshua Cheptegei has three races lined up in South Africa: Johannesburg on, Tshwane on and Paarl on , informs Eyewitness News. Cheptegei will compete over 1500m in Johannesburg on . “I want to run a time of around on . I need to improve my speed for my specialist events, the 5000m and 10,000m. The 1500m is perfect for that,” he said.
NEW YORK (USA): Mary Cain has said she missed the 2017 season due to a stress fracture and she is planning to return to racing during the summer season, informs LetsRun.
LOS ANGELES (USA): Andre De Grasse will take part in a 2018 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game on, informs Sportsnet.
GLASGOW (GBR): Chinese sprint sensation Su Bingtian has been confirmed for the Muller Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix on. The man who ran 6.43 for 60m in Dusseldorf to go to fifth on the world all-time list will line-up over 60m in the IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting against top home hopes Reece Prescod and Ojie Edoburun. Su said: “The start of 2018 has gone better than I could have imagined – to run a Asian record in Dusseldorf and become the fifth fastest man ever over 60m was surreal. I feel really sharp at the moment and very confident in my ability, so I am excited to return to the UK to race at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix in Glasgow on , especially after some great experiences and memories from races in the UK previously.” They join Adam Gemili, CJ Ujah and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, who were already announced.
NEW YORK (USA): Olympic silver medallist pole vaulter Sandi Morris, who had to withdraw from the Millrose Games with a back injury, has revealed diagnosis of her problem but she said he hoped to back for the US Indoor Championships. The American wrote on Twitter: “Today I found out I have a protruding disk in my spine that is pressing on a nerve stem. I was in debilitating pain for a couple weeks, but am in the hands of great docs. I should be a OK for USA’s!”
RAS AL KHAIMAH (DUB): Lead pacemakers have been asked to set sub-59 and just outside 65 minutes tempo respectively for the crack men’s and women’s field atRAK Half-marathon. World half-marathon record-holder Joyciline Jepkosgei and Mary Keitany, the second fastest marathoner in history, head the women’s line-up. Bedan Karoki will have a hard time defending his title against the likes of Augustine Choge and Lelisa Desisa.
MONACO (MON): Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge talked in an interview with the IAAF website about his love for running. The Kenyan explained: “I started running because my neighbour, Patrick Sang (the 1992 Olympic and 1991 and 1993 world steeplechase silver medallist), was an athlete and I wanted to be just like him. Patrick came from the same village as I do and my mother used to be his teacher. I was so inspired by his success.”
HAMILTON (CAN): Akeem Haynes, a member of Canada’s Olympic 4x100m bronze medal-winning team, has signed for Canadian football team Hamilton Tiger Cats. The 10.15 100m runner was quoted by al.com as saying: “Obviously, when it comes to moving forward north and south, there's no doubt in my mind that I'd be the fastest player in the CFL. If anyone wants to question that, we can set up a race."
MELBOURNE (AUS): World 100m hurdles champion Sally Pearson has talked of how privileged she feels to be among the nominees for comeback of the year at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco on. The Australian told Herald Sun: “Being up against Roger Federer, he’s pretty much what sport means, and when you watch him play, it’s just incredible how he handles himself. It’s a huge honour to be up against names that. I never thought I would ever see the day to be alongside those sorts of athletes.” Justin Gatlin is also in the running for the comeback award. Mo Farah is up in the sportsman category and Allyson Felix is a contender for sportswoman honours.
PYEONGHCANG (KOR): World Anti-Doping Association president Craig Reedie said Russia could remain banned from international competition until at least 2020. Speaking from the site of the Winter Olympics, he offered no sign he would back down if Russia remains non-compliant, which would include accepting the findings of the McLaren report and allowing access to sample information at the Moscow Laboratory, insidethegames.biz reported.
TSHWANE (RSA): World 100m champion Justin Gatlin will make his debut over 150m in the Athletix Grand Prix Series in Tshwane on supersport.com reports. The American said: “I have obviously done 150s in training, but have never raced over that distance before. It will be interesting to see how I do. It is also my first race of the season which adds to the excitement for me.”,
CHURCHVILLE (USA): 2012 Olympic pole vault champion Jenn Suhr, despite having already jumped 4.81m this year, describes herself as “semi-retired”, rochesterfirst.com claims. The 36-year-old is also involved in coaching along with her own coach and husband Rick.
NAGASAKI (JPN): The city of Nagasaki has announced plans to stage its first marathon in 2020, Japan Running News reports. Coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the World War II atomic bombing, the race promoting peace would feature a field of 10,000 if the city council agrees the budget.
MUNICH (GER): Olympic 800m runner Christina Hering will headline the Munich Indoor Meeting leichtathletik.de reports. Tobias Potye and Sebastian Kneifel will contest the high jump.,
PARIS (FRA): A blow for Jimmy Vicaut after his injury in the Paris heat. The co-European record holder at 100 m will most probably end the indoor season. “You can do miracles , but not … Now I have to think about Berlin,” said Vicaut, referring to the European Championships in August.
PYEONGCHANG (KOR): Dakar in Senegal is in pole position to stage the 2022 Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) after a proposal to ensure an African host was approved here. International Olympic Committee (IOC) members voted on two proposals at their Session -to shift the event back from 2023 to 2022 and to "proactively" seek an African location. IOC President Thomas Bach said afterwards that he hoped the event could pave the way towards a Summer Olympic Games in Africa in either 2032 or 2036.
LAUSANNE (SUI): Norway’s Karsten Warholm and Ireland’s Phil Healy have been voted male and female European Athletes of the Month for January 2018.
TORUN (POL): World Indoor Tour meet Copernicus Cup onconfirmed the participation of World champion Hellen Obiri in the 1500 m in a duel against Meraf Bahta who won the 3000 m in Madrid today. Sofia Ennaoui will be the local star of the race. In men 800 m Adam Kszczot will face Kenyan Kipyegon Bett and Ethiopian former World champion Mohamed Aman.
EL SALVADOR (ESA): The 3rd Panamerican Cross Country Championships will have onrecord participation of 20 countries. From them 13 belong to NACAC and 7 are from South America. So far 161 runners are entered in all categories.
AUCKLAND (NZL): Shot put World champion Tom Walsh is New Zealand's Sportsman of the Year. Despite missing out on the supreme Halberg Award, which was won by Team New Zealand, Walsh won the top sportsman award from an impressive pool of finalists that included All Blacks first-five Beauden Barrett, Formula One driver Brendon Hartley and Black Cap Ross Taylor. With a big year ahead, Walsh is set to return to his home town to host the Big Shot event at Caroline Bay on. Before that he aims to compete at World Indoor Championships in Birmingham.
PORTLAND (USA): Oregonlive.com writes that less than a year after being elected president of USA Track & Field, Vin Lananna was quietly stripped of some of his authority. The board specifically cited his leadership of several companies and nonprofits that routinely bid on contracts to host and organize track meets. "Vin has been engaged in complete conflict of interest," said Steve Miller, the USATF chair. "The outcome of the vote is that he has to recuse himself from the vast majority of what he does as president of USATF. Your effectiveness as leader is greatly diminished when you can't be in the room."
MOSCOW (RUS): RusAF informs that six Russian athletes signed confession forms of the IAAF sanctions for anti-doping rules violating: high jumper Anna Chicherova, steeple chaser Yuliya Zaripova, middle distance runner Tatyana Adrianova, hurdler Yevgeniy Borisov, long jumper Kirill Sukharev and race walker Mikhail Ryzhov. It was accepted by the RUSADA disciplinary committee. Anna Chicherova was banned for two years until, and all her results from 24 August 2008 until 23 August 2010 were cancelled. Four-year disqualification of Yuliya Zaripova will finished on . Kirill Sukharev would be able to compete from , Tayana Andrianova from , Yegeniy Borisov from 28 September 2019.
MOSCOW (RUS): RusAF press attaché Nataliya Yakhareva said that high jumpers Maria Lasitskene and Danil Lysenko, pole vaulter Anzhelika Sidorova, shot putter Aleksandr Lesnoy and triple jumper Viktoriya Prokopenko already received the invitation from the Birmingham World Indoors LOC to apply for British visa.
VOLGOGRAD (RUS, Feb 7-8): At Russian indoor U20 championships Dmitriy Yeliseyev clocked 6.81 in 60m men’s final. Nikita Kurbanov 221 and Darya Slepova 184 topped high jump competitions. Diana Adasko achieved 13.45m in triple jump.
OSTRAVA (CZE, Feb 8): Czech sprinter Zdenek Stromsik won the 60 m at an open meet here with 6.64 PB and missed the Birmingham standard by only 0.01.
photo: Jmgarcia / EFE
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