News from around the World- EME News (Mar 24, 2018)
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News from around the World- EME News (Mar 24, 2018)

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EME NEWS (MAR 24, 2018)
 
Kamworor for 3rd time
VALENCIA (ESP, Mar 24): With an incredible 5km split of 13:01 between 15-20km, Kenya’s Geoffrey Kamworor stormed to a third successive title at the World Half Marathon Championships in 60:02 (14:32 5km, 29:28 10km, 44:13 15km, 57:14 20km) ahead of Bahrain’s Abraham Cheroben (60:22) and Eritrea’s Aron Kifle (60:31 PB). Jemal Yimer, who had the fastest season’s best with 59:00, just missed out on an individual medal in fourth in 60:33 but led Ethiopia to the team title ahead of Kenya and Bahrain with teammates Getaneh Molla (60:47) and Betesfa Getahun (60:54 PB) fifth and sixth respectively. Switzerland’s Julian Wanders was the top European finisher in eighth in 61:03, one place ahead of European cross country champion Kaan Kigen Ozbilen (61:05). In total, 24 runners ran under 62-minutes with veteran Bernard Lagat just missing his PB in 31st in 62:16.
Gudeta women only WR
VALENCIA (ESP, Mar 24): Ethiopia’s Netsanet Gudeta set a women’s only world record of 66:11 (15:39 5km, 31:38 10km, 47:30 15km, 62:53 20km) to win the gold medal at the World Half Marathon Championships ahead of Kenyans WR holder Joyciline Jepkosgei (66:54) and Pauline Kamulu (66:56 PB). Gudeta sliced 14 seconds off Lornah Kiplagat’s 11-year-old women's only world record and also set a world 20km record of 62:53 en route. With Zeineba Yimer and Meseret Belete finishing fifth (68:07 PB) and sixth (68:09 PB) respectively, Ethiopia also pipped Kenya for the team title with Bahrain taking the bronze medal. The top-13 finishers all broke the 70 minute-mark with Kenyan-born Lonah Chemtai Salpeter the first European finisher in 12th in an Israeli record of 68:58. Reigning world marathon champion Rose Chelimo from Bahrain faded to 14th in 70:20.
 
Toth big comeback, Czakova founds the 50k
DUDINCE (SVK, Mar 24): Olympic champion Matej Toth returned to competition with a world-leading 50km race walk mark of 3:42:46 on home soil in Dudince. This was his first race at the distance since winning gold at the Rio Olympics, and he was faster than his pre-race goal of a 3:45 performance. Finns Velli-Matti Partanen (3:44:43big PB) and Jarkko Kinnunen (3:54:26) were second and third respectively with Colombia’s Jose Montana the only other race walker to break the four hour-mark with 3:55:48. Toth won in Dudince for 3rd time in his 11th finished 50k of the career. Next should follow in Berlin in August. On her debut at the distance, Maria Czakova won the women’s 50km race walk in a Slovakian record time of 4:14:25 to move to sixth on the world all-time lists, also a meet record. Poland’s Agnieszka Ellward was second in a national record of 4:32:47. Reigning world champion Eider Arevalo from Colombia won the men’s 20km race walk in 1:22:13 from teammate Esteban Soto (1:23:09) and Slovakia’s Miroslav Uradnik (1:26:44). There was another Colombian winner in the women’s race as London Worlds 5th placer Sandra Arenas clocked 1:28:48(missed her national record only by 38 seconds) to defeat Czech Republic’s Anezka Drahotova (1:30:35). 10 km winners were Slovak U18 Daniel Kovac 44:49 and Turkey´s Meryem Bekmez 45:16. The event had for first time in Slovakia the so-called pit lane where the walkers spend their time after getting three red cards and were allowed to continue.
 
Kiptoo masters WR in HM
AZPEITIA (ESP, Mar 24): Kenya’s Mark Kiptoo, 41, broke Haile Gebrselassie’s world over-40 half marathon record in the Azkoitia-Azpeitia Half Marathon, winning in 61:04 to break Gebrselassie’s mark by six seconds. Teammates Stephen Arita (61:11) and Samuel Kosgei (61:23) made it a Kenyan clean sweep. Ethiopia’s Hawi Megersa won the women’s race in 70:24 from Kenya’s Leonidah Mosop (70:42) and Spain’s Azucena Diaz (73:51).
 
Dennis 10.20 World all-time best for 15 years
KINGSTON (JAM, Mar 23): Superb 100 m boys U16 record at ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Champs as Sachin Dennis (15) clocked 10.20 (+2.0) in the 100 m. It is the fastest ever by a 15 years old boy in the 100 m. The former one was 10.35 by Chinese Liang Junxin from 2002. Kevona Davis won girls U18 100 m in new Jamaican Youth record 11.16 (+0.9). In the U20 girls 100 m win for Kasheika Cameron 11.29 (+1.2) and excellent 400 m hurdles win for Shiann Salmon 55.78 PB. From U20 boys Tyreke Wilson won the 100 m in 10.21 over Ryiem Robertson 10.28. Rovane Williams posted 49.94 to win the 400 m hurdles over Malik James-King 50.03. In the 400 m semifinals Dashawn Morris 45.63 and Anthony Carpenter 45.91 and in the 110 m hurdles semifinals (U20 height) Dejour Russell 13.37 (-2.0).
 
 
OTHER NEWS
 
KIGALI (RWA): The Rwandan team for the Commonwealth Games will depart for a pre-Games training camp in Brisbane today, informs KT Press. Their main medal hopes is 10,000m runner Salome Nyirarukundo, who ran 68:48 in the Barcelona Half Marathon last month.
 
STANFORD (USA): Olympic hammer bronze medallist Sophie Hitchon is preparing for the Commonwealth Games in California and will depart for Australia on 30 March, informs the Burnley Express. She will compete in Stanford the day before she flies out.
 
CHONGQING (CHN): Defending Chongqing International Marathon champion and course record-holder Afewerk Mesfin will return to the IAAF Gold Label road race on Sunday. Informs the IAAF. Mesfin’s fiercest opponent should be his compatriot Endeshaw Negesse, who is also the fastest entrant on paper with 2:04:52. Ethiopian Workenesh Edesa with 2:24:04 PB appears to be a slight favourite in the women category. Writes the IAAF.
 
SION (SUI): The general assembly of Swiss Athletics decided to have higher membership fees from 2019 in order to achieve more stabile financial situation towards the future results of Swiss athletes. New members elected to the council were representatives of Weltklasse Zurich (Marco Aeschlimann) and Athletissima Lausanne (Philippe Duperrex).
 
 
 
RESULTS
 
CONCEPCION (URU, Mar 23): At South American Grand Prix meet Argentinian wins for German Chiaraviglio 540 in the pole vault, Joaquin Gomez won hammer 72.58. Thiago Andre from Brazil won the 1500 m in 3:44.86. Good quality 226 in high jump by Federico Talles of Brazil and Andressa Morais 61.49 in women discus.
 
POTCHEFSTROOM (RSA, Mar 24): World U18 Champion Sokwakhana Zazini won the 400 m hurdles at High School Championships with 49.36. Breyton Poole cleared 221 in the high jump. In the boys U18 200 m win for Sinesipho Dambile in 20.77.
 
BEIJING (CHN, Mar 24): Second day of Chinese Indoor GP final had Wang Yu clearing 228 in the high jump and World champion Gong Lijiao 19.53 in women shot put what is 2nd best of the indoor season 2018. Li Long won pole vault 450 and Wei Yongli 23.67 in the 200 m. In men´s 200 m PB for Bie Ge 20.92 and life-time best also for Ceng Jianhang 7.65 in the 60 m hurdles. From Tilastopaja.
 
MADRID (ESP, Mar 24): Spain was the best country in medals at European Indoor Masters Championships with 114 gold medals, 94 silver and 93 bronze medals. Second Great Britain 79-60-49 and third Germany 72-53-54. In total 34 countries won medals.
 
 
 
 
US FRIDAY (Mar 23)
 
BIRMINGHAM: At Samford Challenge 200 m world medalist Jereem Richards from Trinidad clocked 46.13 in the 400 m and another Trinidad athlete, the hurdler Ruebin Walters posted 13.51 (+1.5). U20 sprinter Tamara Clark improved in the 100 m to 11.27 (+2.0).
 
TALLAHASSEE: From Florida State Relays to note Bahamian Alonzo Russell double 20.65 (+1.0) and 46.16. World U20 indoor record holder Trey Cunningham won the 110 m hurdles in 13.63 (+0.1). Grant Holloway leaped to exactly 8 meters in the long jump (-0.7). In women 200 m Ka´Tia Seymour improved to 22.75 (+1.7) ahead of Shauna Helps 22.97, also PB.
 
TAMPA: Olympic 2008 medalist Walter Dix was timed with 10.45 (-1.5) in the 100 m at the Bull Invitational. 2014 World U20 champion Kaylin Whitney debuted in the 400 m with 53.11. Serbian Milan Ristic clocked 13.77 (-1.7) in the hurdles.
 
HAMMOND: Cliff Resais of Bahamas improved at Jaguars Dual to 10.34 (+1.7) in the 100 m and Rodney Ruffin leaped to windy 810 (+3.0) in the long jump.
 
TEMPE: NCAA Champion Maggie Ewen won the hammer at PAC 12 vs Big Ten meet with 72.28.
 
STARKVILLE: Grenada´s record holder Anderson Peters achieved 81.95 in javelin at the Bulldog Relays.
 
SAN ANTONIO: Canadian Nina Schultz scored 6108 personal best in heptathlon at Roadrunner Invitational.
 
LAFAYETTE: Pole vault sensation and holder of best results in the U20 category Mondo Duplantis won at the Beaver Club Relays the 100 m in 10.69 and long jump 685. It was probably his last meet at high school level.
 
 
 
 
CORRECTION
 
PORT OF SPAIN (TTO): This names were wrongly mentioned about Bahamas team for Gold Coast, they belong to Trinidad and Tobago. Machel Cedenio and Lalonde Gordon, who were also part of their gold medal-winning team in the 4x400m at the World Championships, will compete in both the 400m and 4x400m. Other standout names in the team include Michelle Lee Ahye and Khalifa St Fort in the 100m and 4x100m, Sparkle McKnight in the 400m hurdles and Cleopatra Borel in the shot put.
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