News from around the World- EME News (Apr 8, 2018)
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News from around the World- EME News (Apr 8, 2018)

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EME NEWS (APR 8, 2018)
Walsh 22.45 top qualifying mark ever
GOLD COAST (AUS, Apr 8): On the first day of the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, New Zealand’s Tom Walsh smashed the championship record in the shot put qualifying with 22.45m, the longest throw ever recorded in the qualifying round of a major championships. Walsh smashed the championship record of 21.61m held by Jamaica’s reigning champion O’Dayne Richards who also qualified for the final with 19.65m. England’s Nick Miller won gold in the hammer with a British and championship record of 80.26m also a World lead (his fifth round throw of 79.75m was also in excess of his British record) ahead of Australia’s Matthew Denny (74.88m) and Mark Dry (73.12m) and there were also two gold medals for Australia in the 20km race walk. Olympic bronze medallist Dane Bird-Smith won the men’s title in 1:19:34 ahead of Tom Bosworth who lowered his British record to 1:19:38 with Kenya’s Samuel Gathimba taking the bronze in 1:19:51 while Jemima Montag (1:32:50) and Alana Barber (1:34:18) took a one-two for Australia, although the prospect of a clean sweep vanished after leader Claire Tallent was DQ’d. In the only track final of the night, Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei won the 5000m in 13:50.83 from Canada’s Mo Ahmed (13:52.78) and Kenyan youngster Edward Zakayo (13:54.06). Fastest qualifiers for the 100m finals were Jamaica’s Yohan Blake (10.06) and England’s Asha Philip (11.21).
PARIS (FRA, Apr 8): After two DNFs last year, Kenya’s Betsy Saina won her first completed marathon with victory in the Paris Marathon in a fast 2:22:55, winning by four seconds from teammate Ruth Chepngetich (2:22:59). Ethiopians Gullume Tollesa (2:23:06) and Ashete Bekere (2:23:27) were third and fourth respectively although teammate Amane Gobena was a DNF after falling at a drink station. Paul Lonyangata defended his title in the men’s race in 2:06:25, leading a Kenyan clean sweep from Mathew Kisorio (2:06:36) and Ernest Ngeno (2:06:41). Ethiopia’s Yitayal Atnafu was fourth in 2:07:21 and Burundi’s Abraham Niyonkuru was 12th in a national record of 2:11:19.
ROTTERDAM (NED, Apr 8): On his marathon debut, 33-year-old Kenneth Kipkemoi won the Rotterdam Marathon in 2:05:44, leading three more runners under the 2:06-barrier. Ethiopians Abera Kuma (2:05:49) and Kelkie Gezahegn (2:05:56) were second and third respectively with Kenya’s Laban Korir fourth in 2:05:57. Despite being involved in a bad fall on the start-line, Belgium’s Bashir Abdi was a creditable eighth on his debut at the distance in 2:10:46. Kenya’s Visiline Jepkesho was an easy winner of the women’s race in 2:23:47 ahead of Ethiopians Biruktayit Eshetu (2:26:55) and Sentayehu Lewetegn (2:30:28).
ROME (ITA, Apr 8): Ethiopia’s Rahma Tusa won the Rome Marathon for the third successive year, stopping the clock at a 2:23:46 PB. World U20 3000m silver medallist Dalilah Abdelkadir Gosa from Bahrain, 19, made a promising debut in second (2:26:46) with Kenyans Alice Kibor (2:28:19) and Sharon Cherop (2:29:26) third and fourth respectively. Kenya’s Cosmas Birech won the men’s race in 2:08:03 from Bahrain’s Abdi Ibrahim Abdo (2:08:32) and Kenya’s Paul Kangogo (2:09:20). Lesotho’s Motlokoa Nkhabutlane was fourth in 2:10:32, one place ahead of pre-race favourite Girmay Birhanu from Ethiopian (2:10:57).  
MILAN (ITA, Apr 8): Veteran Lucy Kabuu won the Milan Marathon in 2:27:02, leading a Kenyan clean sweep ahead of Vivian Kiplagat (2:27:08) and Sheila Chepkoech (2:29:26).Fatna Maraoui, 40, was the top home finisher in fifth in 2:33:18. Ethiopia’s Abdiwak Tura, who finished seventh in the Dubai Marathon in January in 2:04:44, won the men’s race in 2:09:04 from Kenyans Justus Kimutai (2:10:00) and Barnabas Kiptum (2:10:17). Spain’s Camilo Santiago was the top European finisher in fifth in 2:13:56, one place ahead of Italy’s Yassine Rachik (2:14:01).
HANNOVER (GER, Apr 8): Ethiopia’s Seboka Nigusse won the Hannover Marathon in 2:09:44 ahead of Kenyans Michael Kunyuga (2:10:16) and Duncan Koech (2:10:19). Agnes Kiprop made it a Kenyan double in the women’s race in 2:32:35 as reigning champion Fate Tola dropped out in the 17th kilometre due to illness.
SANTIAGO (CHI, Apr 8): Wins for Kenya’s Luka Lobuwan (2:12:15) and Ethiopia’s Shewarge Amara (2:30:29) in the Santiago Marathon.
SAO PAULO (BRA, Apr 8): Home wins for Solonei da Silva (2:15:59) and Andreia Hessel (2:40:02) in the Sao Paulo Marathon.
KUALA KUMPUR (MAS, Apr 8): Defending champions Cosmas Muteti (2:13:29) and Elizabeth Rumokol (2:34:33) from Kenya defended their titles in the Kuala Lumpur Marathon.
MANCHESTER (GBR, Apr 8): Wins for Kenya’s Shadrack Tanui (2:21:17) and Dani Gimmick (2:38:24) in the Manchester Marathon.
BRATISLAVA (SVK, Apr 8): Czech Jiri Cipa won the 13th CSOB Bratislava Marathon in 2:22:16 PB, women winner was Slovak triathlon specialist Kristina Nec-Lapinova in 2:58:41 PB.
DEBNO (POL, Apr 8): Iryna Somawa of Belarus won the Debno Marathon in 2:39:06 ahead of Kenyans Rutch Chemisto 2:44:01 and Hellen Jepkosgei 2:44:27. Polish champion Karolina Pilarska 2:49.06. Men winner Kenyan David Metto 2:14:48. Men´s marathon was not Polish Championships.
BERLIN (GER, Apr 8): Kenya’s Erick Kiptanui blasted to a course record of 58:42 in the Berlin Half Marathon to match the world-leading mark. Kiptanui blasted through 5km in 13:32 and 10km in 27:32 en route to the equal fifth fastest time in history behind Zersenay Tadese (58:23, 58:31), Sammy Wanjiru (58:33). Abraham Cheroben (58:40) and alongside Bedan Karoki (58:42). Kenyans filled the first seven places with Emmanuel Kiprono (60:29) and Richard Mengich (60:36) completing the podium while Germany’s Homiyu Tesfaye was the first non-Kenyan finisher in eighth in 62:13. Ethiopia’s Melat Kejeta won the women’s race in 69:04 with Martina Strahl second in a big Swiss record of 69:29, improving Fabienne Schlumpf’s mark of 70:17. Finland’s Anne-Mari Hyrylainen, 39, was third in a PB of 71:04 with European steeplechase champion Gesa-Felicitas Krause fifth in 72:16.
ISTANBUL (TUR, Apr 8): Olympic 5000m finalist Ababel Yeshaneh from Ethiopia set a sizeable PB of 66:22 to win the Istanbul Half Marathon ahead of teammate and Dubai Marathon winner Roza Dereje (67:00) with Kenyans Diana Chemtai (67:55) and Joyce Chepkirui (69:18) third and fourth respectively. 19-year-old Amdework Walelegn made it an Ethiopian double in 59:50 (also Turkish all-comers best), defeating teammate Asefa Tefera (60:07) and European cross country champion Kaan Kigen Ozbilen (60:08).
MADRID (ESP, Apr 8): Wins for Kenyans Ezrah Sang (62:37) and Naomi Jebet (69:56) in the Madrid Half Marathon.
CANYON: 400 m specialist Gil Roberts clocked windy 10.25 (+2.6) in the 100 m.
DAYTONA BEACH: At Spikes Classic meet Kareem Fair got 10.11 (+4.6) in the 100 m.
SANTA BARBARA: Good score 5852 points for Lindsay Schwartz in women heptathlon at the Sam Adams Combined Events Memorial.
ARCADIA: The High School Arcadia Invitational meet saw Austin Kratz winning both sprints in 10.34 (+1.5) and 20.74 (+0.4). Sondre Guttormsen cleared 554 in the pole vault what is national U20 record.
TEMPE: Sun Angel Classic witnessed some fine performances. World indoor record holder Michael Norman won the 200 m in 20.06 (-1.4) PB. Also fast Quincy Hall 44.60 world lead ahead of Paul Dedewo 44.62 also PB and South African Derrick Mokaleng 45.17 PB. British sprint top name Chijindu Ujah won the 100 m  in 10.15 (-1.1). Also to note 1:46.31 in the 800 m by Vincent Crisp and World record holder Aries Merritt 13.47 (+1.1) in the hurdles. Deante Kemper cleared 224 in the high jump. From women events Deanna Hall 22.78 in the 200 m (-0.6), she was also second in the 100 m 11.28 (+0.1) behind Twaniesha Terry 11.20. Maggie Ewen after hammer World lead won also shot put 19.22 and discus 61.27 making her the most versatile female thrower on the planet currently. Anna Cockrell clocked 12.89 (-0.9) the hurdles and Rachel Schneider 2:01.98 in the 800 m.
ALBUQUERQUE: Kenyan 800 m specialistt Michael Saruni clocked 45.42 in the 400 m at Don Kirby Tailwind Open ahead of Trinidad´s Asa Guevara 45.75.
ATLANTA: Decathlon World lead and personal best for Estonian Maicel Uibo 8407 points at Spec Towns Invitational. His marks: 11.12 (1.0); 7.42 (-0,2); 14.71; 2.13; 50.29 - 14.97 (0.3); 47.83; 5.17; 64.42; 4.34.63. Second Briton Tim Duckworth improved to 8145 and third another Estonian Johannes Erm 8020 PB.
CORAL GABLES: At Hurricane Invitational sensational Bahamian 200 m record and second fastest in 2018 19.75 (+0.3) by 400 m World medalist Steven Gardiner. Brazilian Derick de Souza was second 20.49. 2008 Olympic medalist Walter Dix won the 100 m in 10.17 (+3.5). World champion Pawel Fajdek achieved in hammer 79.43 ahead of Marcel Lomnicky 76.21. It was for some hours World lead for Fajdek until Miller improved to 80+ at Commonwealth Games. Great shape for Gabrielle Thomas who improved to 22.32 (+0.6) in the 200 m after windy 11.14 (+3.3) in the 100 m. Second Jessica Beard 22.74 and third Canadian Aiyanna Stiverne 22.76 PB.
TUCSON: At Jim Click Shootout Devin Quinn got 10.21 (-0.5) and 20.53 (+0.1)sprint wins. Also a double for hurdler David Kendziera 13.52 (+1.1) and 49.92.
COLUMBIA: World indoor medalist Jarret Eaton won the hurdles at Gamecock Invitational with 13.68 (+1.0) after 13.59 (+1.1) in heats. Christina Manning posted 13.22 (-0.5) in women hurdles after 12.90 (+0.9) in heats. Dylan Peebles won the 200 m in 20.66 (+1.4) PB.
WASHINGTON (USA, Apr 8): Ethiopian runners dominated the 2018 Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 miles race, although the 34-degree temperature contributed to a slower pace overall for the top road race in Washington. The race began at 7:18 a.m. at the foot of the Washington Monument with the elite women's group and the winner Buze Diriba clocked 53:45 to win and prize money of 18 000 USD. Burundi-born Diane Nukuri was the fastest American and fifth woman runner overall with a time of 53:56. Among the elite men, 21-year-old Jemal Yimer came out on top with a time of 46:17. This race marked his first visit to the U.S. From
OSTEROY (NOR, Apr 7): National champions in short course CC in Norway were Erik Ido Pedersen 8:59 and 3 km and Sigrid Jervell Vag 6:44 at 2 km.
ALBUFEIRA (POR, Apr 5): Norwegian discus thrower Ola Stunes Isene improved here to 63.30 PB.
SAO BERNARDO DO CAMPO (BRA, Apr 7): Fast 10.13 in the 100 m by Vitor Hugo (+0.4) at the meet here ahead of Rodrigo do Nascimento 10.21. In women discus Fernanda Borges 60.69.
KUMAMOTO (JPN, Apr 7): At Kanaguri Memorial Meet best in the 5000 m Philemon Kiplagat 13:37.12 and Helen Ekarare 15:29.67, both from Kenya.
TOKYO (JPN, Apr 7): The 3000 m winners at Setagaya Time Trials clocked 7:58.50 Evans Yego and 8:58.55 Grace Mbuthye, both Kenyans.
BRAGA (POR, Apr 7): Spain´s Abadia was also overall winner, in women 10 000 m overall winner was Sara Moreira in 32:10.50 with Spanish champion Lugueros second.
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