News from around the World- EME News (Apr 17, 2018)
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News from around the World- EME News (Apr 17, 2018)

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EME NEWS (APR 17, 2018)
 
 
WMM standings
BOSTON (USA): After Boston Marathon Geoffrey Kirui leads the Abbott World Marathon Majors Series XI with 41 points over four runners with 25 points. From them Daniel Wanjiru and Eliud Kipchoge are running in London on Sunday what is the end of the 11th series. Dickson Chumba and Yuki Kawauchi also have 25 points. Both women leaders with 41 points Mary Keitany and Tirunesh Dibaba are competing in London along with 4th Rose Chelimo who has 25 points. Not running Ruti Aga with 32 and another 25 pointer Shalane Flanagan. Based on infor from Race Results Weekly.
Edris leads top 2 miles field
EUGENE (USA): Ethiopian Muktar Edris who is 5000 m World champion from last year will run a rare 2-mile race at the 44th Prefontaine Classic on May 25-26 at historic Hayward Field.  The event will re-unite five of the top six from last year’s thrilling World Championships 5k. It also will be a homecoming for Edward Cheserek, an Oregon legend who won five of his record 17 NCAA titles at Hayward Field. Cheserek – the year’s fastest miler at 3:49.44 indoors – will be joined by reigning Bowerman Mile winner Ronald Kwemoi in a race that has all the makings of a classic. The Pre Classic 2-mile record of 8:03.50 – set in 2007 by Australian Craig Mottram – remains the fastest run on U.S. soil. In the announced field also Yomif Kejelcha And Salemon Barega of Ethiopia, from Kenyans also Paul Tanui. Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei is fresh Commonwealth Games winner, Albert Rop runs for Bahrain and Mohammed Ahmed for Canada. US Elite will be represented by Ryan Hill, Paul Chelimo, Ben True, Hassan Mead, Eric Jenkins and Shadrack Kipchirchir. Pat Tiernan will be Australian representative.
 
Morris at Drake Relays
DES MOINES (USA): Lineup of world-class women's pole vaulters is slated to thrill the Drake Stadium crowd at the 2018 Drake Relays on Saturday April 28. The women's pole vault competition includes 2016 Olympic silver medalist and Drake Relays favorite, Sandi Morris. Another record holder is Alysha Newman the top vaulter from Canada and recent Commonwealth Games winner. Katie Nageotte, who is having her finest season as a professional, will challenge the pair as a vaulter who has shattered the 16-foot mark (491). Also there Kristen Brown and Kristen Hixson. They will be joined by previously announced competitors in the men's field such as Olympic medalist and 2017 World Champion Sam Kendricks and 2015 World Champion Shawn Barber. Scott Houston, Andrew Irwin and Mike Arnold will also compete inside Capital Square. Following the Wednesday, April 25, event at Capital Square, the men will compete inside Drake Stadium Friday April 27.
 
Norman in the 400 m
TORRANCE (USA): The 60th MtSAC Relays this weekend will be held at El Camino College in Torrance due to reconstruction of Hilmer Lodge. Olympic winner Dalilah Muhammad is entered for the 400 m Hurdles, another Rio gold medalist Brianna Rollins-McNeal for 100 m hurdles. Brittney Reese is in the flat 100 m along with Jenna Prandini and Deajah Stevens. In the 200 m Ariana Washington with Natasha Hastings, 400 m has Kendall Ellis with Quanera Hayes. In technical events Vashti Cunningham should compete in high jump, Canadian Christabel Nettey in long jump and US record holder Keturah Orji in triple. On the men side World record holder Aries Merritt in the hurdles, indoor World record holder Michael Norman in the 400 m. Erik Sowinski vs Clayton Murphy is the 800 m headline. World indoor medalist Ronnie Baker is included in both 100 m and 200 m. In shorter one against Briton CJ Ujah, in the longer with NCAA Champ Elijah Hall and 400 m specialist Fred Kerley. Ehsan Hadadi of Iran is the discus favorite.
 
 
 
BOSTON FLASH BACK
 
BOSTON (USA): The number of finishers was 25 746 in total what was down from 26 411 in last year but very impressive taking into account the weather conditions. Among the finishers 14 142 men and 11 604 women. Informs RRW.
 
BOSTON (USA): Shalane Flanagan has said yesterday might have been her last ever appearance in the Boston Marathon, informs Runner’s World. “I don’t know what’s next but for sure I think this was my last Boston Marathon. I think that’s it. This course is really hard. The conditions are really hard. And I’m not averse to hard things, but I think I’m good with Boston. I think that was it,” she said. Flanagan finished seventh in 2:46:31.
 
BOSTON (USA): Galen Rupp dropped out of the Boston Marathon between the 18 and 19 mile-mark, informs USA Today. He was treated in the medical tent for symptoms of asthma and hypothermia.
 
BOSTON (USA): Six days after winning the Boston Marathon, Yuki Kawauchi will line up in the Gifu Half Marathon on Sunday, informs Japan Running News. His next marathon will be the ASICS Stockholm Marathon on 2 June.
 
BOSTON (USA): Meb Keflezighi completed the Boston Marathon in 3:00:13, informs USA Today. Keflezighi ran as a charity runner for Team MR8, which raises money for The Martin Richard Foundation, named after eight-year-old Richard who was killed in the bombings in 2013.
 
BOSTON (USA): Sarah Sellers spoke about her shock in realising she was second in the Boston Marathon yesterday: “I couldn’t really hear what people were saying,” she told Flotrack. “I was a little out of it. When someone said second, I was totally in disbelief.” The nurse, who was not on the elite list and had to pay her own entry fee, added of her how she had come from relative obscurity: “I never really reached my peak in college. I think I ran well, but I was kind of juggling a lot of clinical hours with nursing school, not a lot of sleep.”
 
 
 
LONDON NEWS
 
LONDON (GBR): One of Mo Farah’s foremost aims in the London Marathon on Sunday is to break the British record of 2:07:13, informs LetsRun. “The aim is definitely go after that British record for sure. But at the same time, you know, in my mind, since 2014 to now, I’ve learned a lot more and done a lot more. So see how it goes I guess, but I guess the aim is just one step at a time, go out set a British record, see what I can do and then see what happens,” he said. Farah added he plans to race aggressively and go out with the lead group. “It’s the biggest race. There’s only one way to run and that’s to mix it with the guys and see what we can do.”
 
LONDON (GBR): Mo Farah is aiming to continue all the way through until the 2020 Olympic Games, informs European Athletics. Farah will line up in the London Marathon on Sunday and he is targeting a podium finish in his second attempt at the distance. "I have been learning and improving since 2010. I will carry on doing that. A win on Sunday would be amazing. I go into every race to fight and think of the podium,” he said.
 
LONDON (GBR): Eliud Kipchoge will debut the Nike Flyprint, the first-ever 3D-printed performance footwear, in the London Marathon on Sunday, informs Yahoo! Sports. “This new shoe cannot absorb any water,” Kipchoge said. “So, it’s really a plus to me and to runners who will be running in some months when the weather is not really friendly.”
 
LONDON (GBR): Former New York Marathon winner Stanley Biwott has pulled out of the London Marathon due to a left leg injury, informs organisers.
 
LONDON (GBR): Price Harry will hand out prize to the elite following’s this Sunday’s London Marathon.
 
LONDON (GBR): Kenya’s Mary Keitany has given a positive report as she attempts to defend her London Marathon title on Sunday and break Paula Radcliffe’s world record. She told nation.co.ke: “My training went on well despite the heavy rains that has been pounding the area. I’m looking forward to a good race on Sunday.”
 
 
 
 
OTHER NEWS
 
MONACO (MON): The IAAF World Championships has been named Sportcal’s Global Sports Event of the Year, at the SportAccord World Sport and Business Summit in Bangkok. “This is terrific and I want to thank Sportcal and the judges as 2017 had some particularly great sports events," said IAAF President Sebastian Coe, who accepted the award. From the IAAF. More than 705,000 tickets were sold for the 14 sessions of athletic
 
MOSCOW (RUS): Pole vaulter Timur Morgunov has resubmitted his application to the IAAF for permission to compete internationally, informs Sport Express. His first application was rejected as he had not spent a sufficient amount of time in the testing pool. 
 
HENGELO (NED): European champion Bruno Hortelano will return to action over 200m at the FBK Games in Hengelo on 3 June, informs Leichtathletik.de. He will face reigning European 100m champion Churandy Martina.
 
LEVERKUSEN (GER): Konstanze Klosterhalfen will pace a 5000m race in Leverkusen on 28 April when many top German athletes will try and secure the European Championships qualifying standard of 15:40, informs Leichtathletik.de. Top entrants include Alina Reh, Caterina Granz and Anna Gehring.
 
PADUA (ITA): Kenya’s Robert Ndiwa, who won last year’s Verona Marathon, is among the top entries for the Padua Marathon on April 22. The 2:11:02 runner will be joined by Paul Maina, who ran 2:11:22 to win in Munster last September. Also in the field are Ethiopia’s Asnake Negawo, Kenya’s 60:52 half-marathon Stephen Omiso Arita and Eritrea’s Stephen Omiso Arita. The women are led by Ethiopia’s 2:25 runner Genet Getaneh, Italy’s Rosaria Console, who ran 2:26:10 in 2011, Ethiopia’s Waganesh Amare Mekasha and Croatia’s  Nikolina Sustic. In the half-marathon , the top elite men are Kenya’s Rodgers Maiyo, Kenya’s Desta Shuma Tafa and Uganda’s Nelson Wakama. Alice Mogire Kemunto of Kenya, a 69-minute runner, headlines the women’s field and will be joined by Philipino Olympian Mary’ Joy Tabal and Portugal’s Sara Catarina.
 
GOLD COAST (AUS): Co-captain of the team Kurt Fearnley was delighted with Australia’s performance in topping the track and field medal table at the Commonwealth Games.  “We all have a lot to be proud of.  It is not just whether you win or lose it is how you play the game. Team Australia athletes really showed that spirit at the Games,” he said in an Athletics Australia press release. The host nation won 13 gold, 13 silver and 10 bronze to finish first after second and third at two previous Games. 47% of the medallists were aged 25 or younger, noted AA. Darren Gocher, Athletics Australia CEO said: “There is much to be excited about with this talented group of athletes emerging in our sport. I am looking forward to watching them evolve over the next decade.”
 
LONDON (GBR): IAAF president Seb Coe, reflecting on the recent Commonwealth Games, has written in his column in London’s Evening Standard urging athletes to make themselves available for championships. The double Olympic champion wrote: “I appreciate the time of year we’re in but, if you’re given the opportunity to be here, why not build a possible training block around it and work through those championships knowing you’re not going to be in the form that you will be in July and August in Europe.” He also feels the Games have a future. He said: “The Games has a huge future. It’s in a good position to be an innovator: be that the introduction of mile or relays with able-bodied and para athletes."
 
BANGKOK (THA): The IAAF is to rejoin the Global Association of International Sport Federations, insidethegames reports. Along with the International Golf Federation will on Friday join the fold again following the splits in 2015 over tensions between the International Olympic Commitee and the body then known as SportAccord.
 
LISBON (POR): Portugal selected for the World Race Walking Team Championships in Taicang a team headed by World record holder Ines Henriques who will compete in the 50 km. Men´s 50 km representative will be Pedro Isidro. In the 20 km the the trio will be Ana Cabecinha, Mara Ribeiro and Edna Barros. Joao Vieira, Miguel Carvalho and Miguel Rodrigues will compete in men´s 20 km. Also 3 girls for U20 10 km and 1 boy were selected. 
 
TEL AVIV (ISR): Rogel Nachum, the Israeli triple jump record holder (17.20 in 1992 and 1998) replaced Alex Marmen as the personal coach of Hanna Minenko, the women's record holder and global finalist.
 
EUGENE (USA): The University of Oregon today unveiled plans for a track and field stadium worthy of the legacies of Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight. Slated to open in 2020, Hayward Field will set a new standard for sports venues, create world-class training and competition facilities for student-athletes, and incorporate new laboratories and research facilities to better understand the potential of human performance. The project is funded entirely by private donations, led by Phil and Penny Knight and including gifts from more than 50 donors. It will open the same year as the first phase of the nearby Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, a game-changing, 175,000-square-foot research complex that expands the UO’s science and innovation capabilities and is made possible by the Knights’ $500 million lead gift. From Oregon University web.
 
 
 
RESULTS
 
SANTIAGO (CHI, Apr 16): At second South American GP meet in Chile Andrea Calderon of Ecuador clocked 800 m national record 2:05.54. In the 100 m Silva Rosa of Brazil got 11.42 ahead of national record holder of Chile Isidora Jimenez 11.48. In the 200 m the same order with 23.41 and 23.54. Other Brazilian winners Arthur Langowski 50.22 in the 400 m hurdles and Andressa Morais 60.74 in women discus.
 
ONTENIENTE (ESP, Apr 14): Hurdles olympic medalist Orlando Ortega who did not compete indoors clocked 21.08 (+2.0) in the 200 m here. It is a personal best for him.
 
WUHAN (CHN, Apr 15): Moroccan Zakaria Boudad in 2:15:29 and Ethiopian Meskerem Abera Hunde 2:28:35 were the winners of the Dongfeng Renault Wuhan Marathon. Informs RRW.
 
 
 
CORRECTION
 
BURSA (TUR): At the 15 km road race in Bursa the women winner was Delvin Meringor in 52:28 and not Kefyalew Deja Burise (50:17, male runner in 6th place).
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