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INDIANAPOLIS - The 2015 USATF Indoor Championships will return to Boston February 27-March 1 at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center, USATF announced Wednesday.
KIPCHOGE AND R. JEPTOO
CHICAGO (USA, Oct 12): Superb edition of Chicago Marathon run in perfect weather conditions. The men‘s race went out fast, with a first mile of 4:34. They then settled to a 4:45 average pace, with Tariku Bekele bringing them through half way in 62:12. Girmay Gebrselassie and Geoffrey Kirui then paced the pack to 30km in 1:28:46.
Lavillenie and Schippers
BAKU (AZE): French pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie and sprinter Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands were named European Athletes of the Year at the Golden Tracks awards ceremony in Baku, Azerbaijan, on Saturday evening. Great Britain’s 200 m European Champion Adam Gemili and Russia’s high jumper Mariya Kuchina claimed the European Athletics Rising Star awards. With the Golden Tracks being shown live on television and streamed live across the world, all four athletes were present to collect their trophies in a glittering ceremony at the Fairmont Hotel in the iconic Flame Towers accompanied by the Orient Express band live music. Lavillenie, Kuchina and Schippers plan to compete indoors next year, but Gemili for the moment no.
Oeser has a son
LEVERKUSEN (GER): German heptathlete Jennifer Oeser gave birth to a son, Jacob, on Monday. “I have brought my healthy baby boy with no complications to the world on Monday and am overwhelmed by this incredible event,” said the 30 year old, who medalled at the 2009 and 2011 World Championships. She aims to return to training, with her major goal being the Rio Olympics.
Convention in Baku
BAKU (AZE): The 2014 European Athletics Convention takes place for first time in Azerbaijan, this week in Baku. The 10-12 October Convention, which will be held at the JW Marriot Hotel, is designed to better support the 50 European Athletics Member Federations, offering opportunities for education, networking and socialising, along with the usual meetings and calendar planning activities.