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Stina Funke never intended to become an athlete representative. But what started out as a summer job assisting agent Daniel Wessfeldt is now her career.

“I started doing some work there by checking the fax machine,” explains the Swede, a former national-level long and triple jumper. “This was before the computer era.


Wednesday, 21 March 2018 16:11

News from around the World- EME News (Mar 20, 2018)

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EME NEWS (MAR 20, 2018)
 
Coleman and Lasitskene by TFN
MOUNTAIN VIEW (USA): Track and Field News published its Indoor Athletes of the Year 2018. On the men side sprinter Christian Coleman and on the women one high jumper Mariya Lasitskene. Honourable mention goes also to Miochael Norman, Elijah Hall and Tom Walsh. Among women to Genzebe Dibaba and Murielle Ahoure. US Indoor Athletes of the Year are of course Coleman and hurdler Kendra Harrison. Collegiate men is Michael Norman and Keturah Orji in women section. High School top names are pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis and distance runner Katelyn Tuohy.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 10:34

News from around the World- EME News (Mar 19, 2018)

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EME NEWS (MAR 19, 2018)
 
Bolt as guest at CG
GOLD COAST (AUS):  Australian media are informing that sprint World record holder Usain Bolt will attend the Commonwealth Games.  As couriermail.com.au writes he will attend the Games for the second week of the event as a celebrity spectator. Bolt’s appearance was confirmed last night by Jamaica’s former 100m world champion Yohan Blake. Official confirmation from the organisers is expected on Tuesday. The 2011 World champion Blake arrived to Australia (Brisbane) during the weekend. He is looking to win his first Commonwealth Games medal on the Gold Coast, after missing the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games due to injury.


EME NEWS (MAR 18, 2018)
 
True and Diriba
NEW YORK (USA, Mar 18): Ben True became the first winner of the men’s race in NYC Half history, winning on a cold and blustery morning in 62:39 from compatriot Dathan Ritzenhein (62:42) with Chris Thompson third in 62:43. Ethiopia’s Teshome Mekonen was fourth in 62:44 while pre-race favourite Wilson Chebet from Kenya, the only runner in the field with a sub-one hour PB, had to settle for ninth in 63:37. In the women’s race, Ethiopia’s Buze Diriba outsprinted Emily Sisson, 72:23 to 72:24. Norway’s Karoline Grovdal comprised the podium in third in 72:43 with Ethiopia’s Mamitu Daska fourth in 72:50. Betsy Saina was the top Kenyan finisher in seventh in 73:31 but Olympic 5000m champion Vivian Cheruiyot was a non-finisher, dropping out in the tenth mile. "Vivian had problems breathing in the cold weather," said her manager Mike Skinner.


EME NEWS (MAR 17, 2018)
 
De Grasse out from CG
TORONTO (CAN): Canadian olympic medalist Andre De Grasse has made the decision to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games in order to be better prepared for a full outdoor season. After a 2017 season that ended with a hamstring injury, De Grasse began training for the 2018 season cautiously. His 2017 injury is completely healed and he is 100% healthy, he’s just not where he wants to be yet from a fitness standpoint. “To me the Commonwealth Games was going to be a great opportunity to display my talents to a passionate fan base in Australia. I wouldn’t want to go in there at any less than my best and for that reason we have made the difficult decision to withdraw from the Games. My team and I feel like this is the best decision for the long term. I will now train hard through the spring to be ready for a strong and full outdoor season.” said De Grasse. De Grasse will start his outdoor season with a 100m race at the Drake Relays at the end of April, before turning his attention to the Diamond League meets and eventually the NACAC championships in his home town of Toronto. Informs his agent Paul Doyle.

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