EME NEWS (APR 22, 2018)
Kipchoge and Cheruiyot
LONDON (GBR, Apr 22): Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge won his third London Marathon title on a warm day with temperatures exceeding 20C, extending his marathon record to 10 wins from 11 starts since 2013. The pacemakers hit the halfway point in 61:00 as requested but the world record began to fall away from view over the course of the second half as the temperatures began to rise. Kipchoge covered the second half in 63:17, crossing the finish-line in the Mall in 2:04:17 ahead of 21-year-old Ethiopian Shura Kitata who improved his PB to 2:04:49 (61:00/63:49) on his World Marathon Majors debut. Kitata remained in touch with Kipchoge until the 24th mile which Kipchoge covered in 4:44. Four years after contesting the only previous marathon of his career until today, Mo Farah was an excellent third in a British record of 2:06:21(61:03/65:18, 3rd best in European all-time list), surpassing Steve Jones’ long-standing British record of 2:07:13 set in 1985. Former two-time world champion Abel Kirui rallied to finish fourth in 2:07:07 while last year’s runner-up Kenenisa Bekele and reigning champion Daniel Wanjiru had to settle for sixth (2:08:53) and eighth (2:10:35) respectively. One notable non-finisher was former world champion Ghirmay Ghebreslassie from Eritrea who dropped out just before the halfway point. In the women’s race, Kenya’s Vivian Cheruiyot ran a well-measured race to win her first World Marathon Majors race in 2:18:31 PB (68:56/69:34) ahead of teammate Brigid Kosgei in 2:20:13 and Ethiopia’s Tadelech Bekele in 2:21:40 with the top three all setting PBs. Aided by three male pacemakers Mary Keitany and Tirunesh Dibaba both set off in pursuit of Paula Radcliffe’s outright world record of 2:15:25 through 5km in 15:46, 10km in 31:46 and 15km in 47:46. Dibaba began to slip off world record pace before the 20km checkpoint and dropped out just before the 30km checkpoint while Keitany, who passed halfway inside world record pace in 67:16, was caught by Cheruiyot just after the 35km mark, fading to fifth in 2:24:27 (67:16/77:11). Cheruiyot also moves to fourth on the world all-time lists.

EME NEWS (APR 19, 2018)
Gatlin for opening 100 m
ST. GEORGES (GRN): World champion at 100 m Justin Gatlin will debut into the season over the 100 m at the Grenada Invitational meet on Saturday at Kirani James Stadium. He is also confirmed for Shanghai DL on May 12 and Osaka Seiko Golden Grand Prix meet on May 20 in Osaka. Gatlin ran a 150 m in South Africa and relays in last weekends so far this year. On Saturday among his opponents Mike Rodgers and Isiah Young with Chris Belcher from USA along with Andrew Fisher who runs for Bahrain. Women sprinting star in Grenada is 100 m World champion Tori Bowie.

Thursday, 19 April 2018 09:00

News from around the World- EME News (Apr 18, 2018)

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EME NEWS (APR 18, 2018)
Morris vs Stefanidi
DOHA (QAT): More names are revealed for the 2018 IAAF Diamond League opener in Doha on May 4. Top clashes in women pole vault (Sandi Morris, Katerina Stefanidi) and men javelin (Johannes Vetter, Thomas Rohler, Jakub Vadlejch and Petr Frydrych). World 800m champion Caster Semenya, fresh off her Commonwealth Games 800m/1500m double victory, will head the field in the longer race. Women pole vault also includes recently crowned Commonwealth gold and silver medallists Alysha Newman of Canada and Eliza McCartney of New Zealand respectively, 2017 World Championship bronze medallist and 2013 U18 world champion Robeilys Peinado of Venezuela, and 2013 European indoor champion and British record-holder Holly Bradshaw. Also in the javelin mix are reigning Olympic silver medallist Julius Yego of Kenya, and another rising star, 20-year-old Neeraj Chopra of India, the 2016 U20 world champion, 2017 Asian champion and record-holder, and recent Commonwealth Games gold medallist. At the moment Semenya´s chief competition appears to be Gudaf Tsegay of Ethiopia, the 2016 world indoor bronze medallist and world U20 indoor record holder, Kenyan Winny Chebet, a world indoor 1500m finalist, Rababe Arafi of Morocco, a world and Olympic 1500m finalist, and Eunice Sum of Kenya, the 2013 world 800m champion.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 18:14

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.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 18:06

News from around the World- EME News (Apr 16, 2018)

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EME NEWS (APR 16, 2018)
Kawauchi and Linden in super bad weather
BOSTON (USA, Apr 16): Japan’s Yuki Kawauchi (2:15:58) and the United States’ Desiree Linden (2:39:54) were the surprise winners of the Boston Marathon which took place in near-freezing temperatures, heavy rain and strong headwinds. Many of the elite runners started the race wearing ponchos or long-sleeved jackets and a high proportion didn’t complete the distance. Linden caught Ethiopia’s Mamitu Daska just before the 35km checkpoint and opened up a winning margin of four minutes in the last seven kilometres. The nearly unknown Sarah Sellers moved up from eleventh at the 35km checkpoint to second in a PB of 2:44:04 (82:05/81:59) while Canadian veteran Krista DuChene (80:22/83:58) ran a steady race to finish third in 2:44:20. New York Marathon winner Shalane Flanagan, who stopped for a pitstop around the halfway stage, was seventh in 2:46:31, two places ahead of reigning champion Edna Kiplagat from Kenya in 2:47:14. Daska and Kenya’s Gladys Chesir, who briefly led after Daska fell away, were among the notable DNFs. In the men’s race, reigning champion Geoffrey Kirui still led by 20 seconds at the 40km checkpoint but the Kenyan fell apart in the late stages, losing nearly two-and-a-minutes on Kawauchi in the last 2.2 kilometres. Kawauchi won in 2:15:58 ahead of an exhausted Korir (2:18:23) with Americans Shadrack Biwott (2:18:35), Tyler Pennel (2:18:57), Andrew Bumbalough (2:19:52) and Scott Smith (2:21:47) filling the next four spots. Eight of the top-10 leaders at the halfway point in 65:59 didn’t complete the distance, including Chicago Marathon winner Galen Rupp and Ethiopians Tamirat Tola, Lemi Berhanu and Lelisa Desisa.

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