EME News January 26th, by Alfons Juck, note by Kevin Mangan
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EME News January 26th, by Alfons Juck, note by Kevin Mangan

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Another big weekend on the Indoor circuit. Galen Rupp lit up the track with a new American Record over 2 miles, and he was on World Record pace until the last few laps (also, his workout right after the race is already becoming somewhat of a legendary workout: 5xmile with his last rep in 4:01). Mary Cain ran just .01 slower than the new World Junior Record in the mile. 5k Olympian Kim Conley showed some great early season form with a solid 4:24.54 mile of her own. A&M's Deon Lendore ran a world leading 45.74 time in the 400. Terrence Trammell even got back in on the action and ran 7.65 in the 60 hurdles. In Bordeaux, last summer's World Youth 3k champ Yomif Kejelcha ran an all-time world youth best time in the 3k of 7:42.05, eight seconds faster than the previous mark. Not a bad time for a 16-year old, his time converts (per McMillan's calculator, which is pretty good but nothing is exact) to an 8:16.7 2 mile, a 3:53.8 mile (about the same as Alan Webb's high school outdoor record) and a 13:32 5k (a few seconds faster than Galen Rupp's 5k high school outdoor record).

EME NEWS (JAN 26, 2014)

Conley 4:24.54 mile, fast 300 m races
NEW YORK (USA, Jan 25): At the 19th annual New Balance Games, an afternoon of fast times and close races brought fans to their feet at The New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory. Olympian Kim Conley set a new facility record for the women's mile with her 4:24.54 victory. Second Nicole Sifuentes of Canada 4:29.40 and third Sarah Brown 4:29.62 ahead of Heather Kampf 4:30.14 and Morgan Uceny 4:30.57. Conley was timed with world leading 4:05.70 in the 1500 m split. Another world lead for Bahamian World junior champion Shaunae Miller with impressive 36.40 at the 300 m what is 8th best performer ever and national record. Second Kadecia Bird 37.26. Ajee Wilson won the 600 m in 1:28.27. World leading mile for Briton Lee Emanuel 3:54.30 ahead of US Garrett Heath 3:54.59. Heath was leading at the 1500 m split with world leading 3:38.89, Emanuel 3:38.99. More world leads in the triple jump by olympic medalist Will Claye 17.04 (behind him improvement for Troy Doris 16.81). Relay olympic medalist Manteo Mitchell equaled Pavel Maslak´s 300 m world lead with 32.71 (second Torrin Lawrence 33.34). World 800 m finalist Duane Solomon achieved 1:16.67 in the 600 m ahead of US record indoor record holder Erik Sowinski 1:16.78. Women mile steeple winner Stephanie Garcia was timed at this rarely run event with 4:48.97. With help from RRW.

Shelly-Ann outdoor 60 m 7.11
KINGSTON (JAM, Jan 25):  World and Olympic gold medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won the outdoor 60 m at The Queen’s/Grace Jackson Meet at the National stadium with 7.11 (+0.4). Second Carrie Russell 7.28. Fraser-Pryce plans to run at the World Indoors in Poland. "I am happy to know I was able to create history by running the first ourdoot 60 m. I am excited and looking forward to the remainder of the season, especially going to my first world indoors," she said for TrackAlerts. She is expected to run the indoor 60 m in Birmingham on February 15, as it was mentioned during tv broadcast from the Glasgow Match. Moscow bronze winner in the 100 m Nesta Carter achieved also fast 6.52 (-1.1) in the 60 m ahead of Winston Barnes 6.61. Kaliese Spencer won the women's 400 m in fast 51.39 ahead of Anneisha McLaughlin 52.77 and Christine Day 53.66. Edino Steele topped the men's event in 46.75, which improved Usain Bolt´s meet record 46.94 from 2008. Shericka Jackson won the women's 200 m in 23.29 ahead of Stephanie McPherson 23.73 while Ristananna Tracey took the women 800m in 2:08.83 beating Rosemarie Whyte 2:12.60.

Gamera-Shmyrko wins again in Osaka
OSAKA (JPN, Jan 25):  At the 33rd edition of the Osaka International Women's Marathon Ukrainian record holder and defending champion Tetyana Gamera-Shmyrko won in 2:24:37. Second Yukiko Akaba in final race of her career 2:26:00, third Karolina Jarzynska of Poland 2:26:31 PB. Fourth placer Sairi Maeda in her debut got new Japanese collegiate record 2:26:46. Fifth Ethiopian Marta Lema 2:28:06 and sixth Russian Natalya Puchkova personal best 2:28:44.

Asian 60 m record 6.50
FLAGSTAFF (USA, Jan 25): Super fast 60 m races at the NAU Invite in the favorable altitude. New Qatari name (of Nigerian origin) Tosin Ogunode clocked new Asian record 6.50 ahead of Femi Ogunode who also impressed with 6.51. He also equalled the world lead with that. Former Asian top mark was 6.51 by another Qatari Talal Mansour in Karlsruhe 1993. They were fast already in heats with 6.63 and 6.61. In B final Tatum Bernard- Taylor 6.59 over Ryan Milus 6.63. In women events Kylie Hutson cleared 460 in pole vault with Greek Ekaterini Stefanidi overall PB 455. Russian Olympic medalist Yevgeniya Kolodko got 18.82 in women shot put.

Rupp US 2 miles record and 3000 m WL
BOSTON (USA, Jan 25): Terrier Invitational registered new US 2 miles record by Galen Rupp who is in top shape after recent 5000 m US mark. He was timed with 8:07.41 what is 5th best perfomer ever and best non-African. The all-time top mark is 8:04.35 by Kenenisa Bekele in 2008. Rupp had also world leading 3000 m split 7:34.68. Kenyan Miler Bethwel Birgen who helped with the pace did not finish the race, but had excellent 7:37.17 3000 m split PB. European All time best was registered in the 500 m by Israeli Donald Sanford 1:00.86. Former mark of German Carsten Kohrbruck was 1:01.06 from 1991. Canadian Brendon Rodney improved over 200 m to 20.78, Jamaican Akheem Gauntlett won the 400 m in 46.48. US Will Geoghan went for first time sub 4 over the mile 3:58.04. In the 3000 m Travis Mahoney huge PB 7:52.09 with Briton Matthew Gillespie second 7:52.24 also PB and third another British runner Rich Peters 7:52.61, also a big life-time best. Maksim Korolev of Kazakhstan got 13:42.56 national indoor record.

Biryukova equals her WL 698
VOLGOGRAD (RUS, Jan 25): Additions to Governer Cup meet. Svetlana Biryukova again jumped 698 and equaled so her own world leading mark. Second Olga Kucherenko 669 and third
triple world medalist Yekaterina Koneva with indoor PB 656. Aleksey Popov was timed with world leading 3:40.81 in the 1500 m ahead of Kenyan Abednego Chesebe 3:41.67 personal best. In the pole vault Aleksandr Gripich and Anton Ivakin went over 560. Lithuanian guest Rytis Sakalauskas won the 60 m in 6.73.


COLLEGE STATION: Trinidad´s Olympic relay bronze medalist Deon Lendore won at the Tri Meet here the 400 m in world leading 45.74. Aldrich Bailey won the 200 m in 20.94 and Texas AM the 4x400 m in 3:05.43 fastest of the year. Kamaria Brown won the 200 m in 23.10.

AIR FORCE ACADEMY: Olympic pole vault winner Jenn Suhr cleared here 462. Long jump specialist Janay DeLoach achieved 8.09 in heats of 60 m hurdles.

SOUTH BEND: Patrick Feeney clocked 46.38 over 400 m at Notre Dame Invitational on the oversized track here.

NORMAN: Canadian sprinters dominated the 60 m at the J.D. Martin Invitational as Ian Warner won in 6.70 and Jared Connaughton second 6.74.

NASHVILLE: Terrence Trammell is back. Former World indoor champ clocked at Vanderbilt Invitational at age of 35 solid 7.65 at 60 m hurdles. His first indoor race since 2012. D´Angelo Cherry won the 60 m in 6.66. In women events Nigerian Stephanie Kalu improved to 7.34 in heats and finals of the 60 m. British Elinor Kirk improved to 4:39.08 mile.

BLOOMINGTON: In the Gladstein Invitational Olympic medalist Canadian Derek Drouin competed in the high jump within heptathlon with 229 clearance. Molly Beckwith-Ludlow won the women 800 m in good 2:02.13, indoor PB.

ALBUQUERQUE: Cameron Burrell son of former World record holder Leroy Burrell improved to impressive 6.55 in the 60 m during second day of Cherry and Silvier Invitational. Second Dentarius Locke 6.56 over Canadian Aaron Brown 6.61. James Harris achieved 46.43 in the 400 m ahead of Trinidad´s Jarrin Solomon 46.70. In other race Alonzo Russell of Bahamas 46.44 indoor PB. Ryan Hill won the mile at the altitude in 3:59.00 beating Lopez Lomong 4:00.69. Ryan Crouser produced 20.42 in the shot put. Estonian Maicel Uibo scored 5811 points in heptathlon. Jamaican Moscow Worlds 4th placer Kimberly Williams achieved world leading triple jump 14.26. Another Jamaican Janice Jackson improved at 60 m hurdles to 8.09.

LEXINGTON: Relay World champion Arman Hall posted at Rod McCravy Memorial at oversized track here (290 m) fast 45.84 in the 400 m. Second Mike Berry 46.13. In the 800 m Sean Obinwa 1:48.20 ahead of Italian Jacopo Lahbi 1:48.77. Eddie Lovett clocked national record for Virgin Islands 7.70 at 60 m hurdles. Also to note Dominique Hubert 6.63 PB in the 60 m and 3:07.20 by Florida in the 4x400 m. On the women side Dezerea Bryant in close race in the 60 m beat Olympic relay winner Tianna Bartoletta, both were timed with 7.20. Kendra Harrison equaled the hurdles world lead with 7.96 PB ahead of Tiffani McReynolds 8.05. Phyllis Francis achieved 52.14 in the 400 m and Laure Roesler 2:01.32 in the 800 m.

AZUSA: Remontay McClain at an indoor meet achieved a good double 6.71 and 20.91 in the 60/200 m.

ITHACA: At Cornell Upstate Challenge Stephen Mozia who is World juniors 2012 finalist improved in the shot put to 20.52 m.


MONTREAL (CAN, Jan 25): Olympic and world medalist Luguelin Santos clocked facility record 1:16.90 during second day of McGill Invitational meet. It was his first race ever at the distance. It is also a new national mark for Dominican Republic. Kim Hyacinthe posted 37.46 in women 300 m. Dontae Richards-Kwok 33.90 in the men 300 m.

POMBAL (POR, Jan 25): Former Eurochamp Francis Obikwelu sprinted at Club Champs 6.85 in the 60 m. Vera Santos achieved 12:56.72 in the 3000 m walk.

SAO PAULO (BRA, Jan 25): Panamian Olympic Long jump winner 2008 Irving Saladino returned to competition at an outdoor meet with 810 (+0.6), his best result since July 2012. Second Lucas Marcelino (19 years) 781 (-1.1) PB.



GLASGOW (GBR): It was Andy Vernon not Steve Vernon who finished in 2nd place behind Bernard Lagat in Glasgow.


SAN VITORE (ITA, Jan 26): On a very nice sunny day the 82nd edition of Cinque Mulini (IAAF CC Permit) through houses and mills saw Kenyan success. Kenyan talent Faith Kipyegon won in 20:54 at the women 6 km over Gemma Steel of Great Britain 21:28 and 2011 1500 m World champion Jenny Simpson  22:34. Good race from top Italian Valeria Roffino as fourth in 22:46.
Kipyegon and Simpson now focused on indoor season while for Steel a debut in marathon is planned through the only test in NY halfmarathon in middle of March. Men race was as usual exciting with an amazing battle of Africans. Paul Tanui won at the end of the day in 29:59 at 10 km ahead of Alex Kibet 30:01 and Thomas Lokomwa 30:03. Fourth Ugandan Geoffrey Kusuro 30:05 and fifth Ethiopian Edris Muktar 30:33. Top European Spanish European Champion Alemayehu Bezabeh as 7th 31:19 ahead of top Italian Michele Fontana 31:34.

BORDEAUX (FRA, Jan 26): World Youth indoor all-time best by Ethiopian Yomif Kejelcha highlighted the International meet here. He clocked 7:42.05 in the 3000 m, former mark of Adam Khamis of Bahrain was 7:50.10 in 2006. Second Moroccan Othmane El Goumri 7:44.73 PB over Younes Essalhi 7:47.50 PB and French Yoann Kowal 7:49.36. Sensation in the 60 m hurdles as US Jarret Eaton in 7.67 beat Dayron Robles also 7.67 and Sergey Shubenkov 7.69 with Dimitri Bascou 7.70 (faster 7.69 in heats). Ngoni Makusha leaped to good 804 in the long jump. In the specialty, men 400 m hurdles fastest time by Dutch Jesper Arts 50.88, in other races Cuban Yasmani Copello 51.40 and Briton Richard Yates 51.21. In women events Irina Gordeyeva cleared 194 to beat in the high jump World medalist Ruth Beitia 191. Belarus Mariya Arzamasava won the 800 m in 2:03.16, Czech Denisa Rosolova the 400 m in 52.87 and US Chauntae Bayne 7.30 in the 60 m.


PRETORIA (RSA, Jan 25): Precious Mashele in 38:07 won the South Africa Cross-Country Trials at 12 km. Second Kgosi Tsosane 38:14 and third Sibusiso Nzima 38:15. Women 8 km winner was Glenrose Xaba in 29:11 over Nolene Conrad 29:32 and Lebo Phalula 29:42.

LATINA (ITA, Jan 26): Matteo Giupponi won the Italian 50 km walk championships with 3:51:49, his PB. Women 20 km was not national championships, Eleonora Giorgi won in 1:30:48.

ELDORET (KEN, Jan 26): Wilson Kiprop won the Discovery CC race at 10 km in 28:59 over Bedan Karoki 29:00 and Stanley Biwott 29:32, informs the IAAF. Last year number one marathon runner in the world Priscah Jeptoo won the women 6 km in 19:59. Second Jemima Jelagat 20:10 and third Rita Jeptoo 20:19.

HANNUIT (BEL, Jan 26): Kenyan Titus Mbishei won the Lotto CrossCup meet here (5th leg, EA CC Permit) in 26:43 at 9 km. Second Ethiopian Dame Tasama 26:55 and third his team-mate Birhan Nebebew 27:09. Fourth best home Abdi Bashir 27:13 and fifth Jeroen D´Hoedt 27:14. Women 6 km had Ethiopian winner Birtukan Adamu 20:16 at 6 km beating Kenyan Linah Cheruto 20:17 and Almensch Belete 20.22. Fourth Poland´s Dominika Nowakowska 20:28 and 7th best home Veerle Dejaeghere 20:37.

MARRAKECH (MAR, Jan 26): Ethiopian Deriba Robi won the 25th Marrakech Marathon in fast 2:08:04 personal best. Second Tebalu Zawude also from Ethiopia 2:08:20 in debut and third Kenyan Daniel Rono 2:09:07. In women category also an Ethiopian win for Meseret Tolwak 2:31:08, debut at the distance. She was followed by other Ethiopians Shuko Genemo 2:31:09 PB and Kumsa Chaltu Chimedsa 2:31:23. Idemo Guye from Ethiopia topped the half marathon in 1:01:26 ahead of Kenyan Richard Sigei 1:01:30 and home Hicham Laqouahi 1:01:33. Home win in women category for Rkia El Moukim 1:10:03 ahead of Eunice Chumba 1:10:46.

SAN SEBASTIAN (ESP, Jan 26): Former World CC Champion Joseph Ebuya won the 59th Donostia CC race here clearly in 32:00 at the 10 km. Second Eritrean Samuel Tsegay 33:00 ahead of reigning World CC Champion Japhet Korir 33:22 and Javier Garcia as best Spanish 33:28. In women 5.3 km steeple world champion Milcah Chemos got 24:21 over Ethiopian Marta Tigabea 24:26 and Diana Martin 24:33 with Alessandra Aguilar 24:37.

HUESCA (ESP, Jan 26): Ugandan Moses Kurong won the 37th Cross Memorial Jesus Luis Alos with 31:33 at 10.56 km. Second Kenyan Elijah Chelimo 31:38 and third Eliseo Martin 32:00. Spanish women win for Paula Gonzalez after 17:22 at 5.08 km.

LAS PALMAS (ESP, Jan 26): Eoin Flynn from Ireland 2:29:15 and British Philippa Taylor 2:54:31 were the winners of Gran Canaria Marathon. Special guest legendary Haile Gebrselassie.


AUBIERE (FRA, Jan 26): French Garfield Darien posted here at the regional championships world leading 7.55 at 60 m hurdles. Second Ladji Doucoure 7.70.

REIMS (FRA, Jan 26): European walking champion Yohan Diniz was timed with national 5000 m indoor walk record 18:29.44, also a world lead.

BRATISLAVA (SVK, Jan 26): At Elan Meeting British sprinter Sean Antwi-Safo won the 60 m in 6.66 and beat Slovak 100 m record holder Adam Zavacky who opened his season with 6.67 PB. Greek sprinter Maria Gatou achieved twice 7.35 in the women 60 m, her new PB and missed Sopot standard only by 0.03. Mike Van Kruchten of Netherlands won the hurdles in 7.87 and Dana Veldakova got the triple 13.63.

SHEFFIELD (GBR, Jan 26): Great Britain with 25 790 points won the combined events match. Second Netherlands 25 555 ahead of Czech Republic 23 736, Spain 23 159 and France 19 590. Dutch Nadine Broersen won the pentathlon in world leading score 4656 points (8.42 hurdles, impressive 190 long jump, 14.93 shot put, 583 long jump and 2:17.28 in the 800 m). Second Nadine Visser 4268. John Lane scored British heptathlon record 5982 points ahead of Richard Reeks also representing Britain 5805 and French Bastien Auziel 5795.

ATHLONE (IRL, Jan 26): Keith Doherty at Irish Junior Indoor Champs national 60 m record of the junior category 6.88.

MALMO (SWE, Jan 26): At Pallasspelen Asian record holder Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar cleared excellent 235 cm. He is not accepting invitations to the meetings, just doing small meetings, while having training camp in Sweden. Wictor Petersson's shot put 19.63 (5 kg, born in 1998) is another top result here.

GENT (BEL, Jan 26): 2009 European Indoor hurdles champion Eline Berings of Belgium clocked 8.01 at the Flemish Championships, securing qualification for Sopot. She is the first Belgian to qualify for the World Indoors.

LEE VALLEY (GBR, Jan 26): At the London Games Rion Pierre ran personal best in the 60 m with 6.60 ahead of Andy Robertson 6.71. Pierre had won an earlier race with 6.64. Nick Gayle got the 60 m hurdles in 7.72. Dina Asher Smith also made small improvement to her best with 7.31 in the women 60 m and Gemma Bennett took the hurdles in 8.24.

SPALA (POL, Jan 26): At Polish national junior championships Dawid Zebrowski in the youth 60 m hurdles (91.4) clocked new national youth mark 7.82. In the youth shot put Konrad Bukowiecki achieved 21.83 with the 5 kg implement. Missed his own World Youth all-time best by only 6 cm. Ewa Swoboda was timed with national youth record 7.46 in the heats of girls 60 m, in the final 7.47.

ATHENS (GRE, Jan 26): At Elliniko Greek outdoor 100 m hurdles junior record holder Elisávet Pesirídou showed huge improvement in her first official 2014 indoor competition at the 60m hurdles. She clocked a pb of 8.31 (had run 8.35 unofficially last week) and now is 7th in the all-time list. Later she won the 60m flat with another PB, 7.52. Under the eyes of Nikoléta Kiriakopoúlou, who was just back from Rouen, Loréla Mánou opened her indoor campaign with a 4.20 victory at the pole vault.

SPALA (POL, Jan 26): At an open meet Dariusz Kuc sprinted the 60 m in 6.69. Piotr Lisek cleared 570 in the pole vault, new personal best. Justyna Swiety posted national women 300 m record 38.02. Danuta Urbanik won the 1000 m in 2:41.08.

BUCURESTI (ROU, Jan 26): Best results of second day of Open Championships by World Youth Champion Florentina Marincu 642 in the long jump.

ANCONA (ITA, Jan 26): New Italian 1000 m indoor record for Margherita Magnani 2:39.94.

REYKJAVIK (ISL, Jan 25-26): At Club Championships middle distance talent Anita Hinriksdottir was third in the 200 m during the first day 25.53 and in the second day improved national senior indoor record in the 1500 m to 4:19.31.

UDINE (ITA, Jan 25): Slovenian pole vaulter Tina Sutej cleared here 456 cm, new national indoor record.

MAGGLINGEN (SUI, Jan 26): Rolf Fongue was timed with 6.74 in the 60 m, Ellen Sprunger equaled her 200 m indoor PB 23.59.

KARLSRUHE (GER, Jan 26): Second day of South German Indoor champs had good hurdles. Gregor Traber 7.70 and Nadine Hildebrand 8.00.

LEIPZIG (GER, Jan 26): Christian Blum won the 60 m at regional championships with 6.63. In the 200 m Sebastian Ernst 21.00 ahead of Robin Erewa 21.01.

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