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WELLINGTON (NZL): Olympic pole vault bronze medallist Eliza McCartney is hoping to matching her training form when she begins her European competition campaign next month. The New Zealander, who was disappointed with her 4.70m for second at the Commonwealth Games, told Newshub: "It's a frustrating thing when you're jumping better in training than you are in competition. I've always been the other way around, where I've been jumping lower in training and jumping higher in competitions, so it's actually quite a strange thing to get your head around."

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Hunter_DrewFHH1-BosOut18.jpgDrew Hunter runs 3:56.72 to win the mile, photo by
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Rutto 7:45.64 WL
BOSTON (USA, May 19): 3000 m world lead 7:45.64 by Cyrus Rutto highlighted the first day of adidas Boston Boost Games at Steinbrenner Stadium. Behind him top medalists from Ethiopia Hagos Gebrhiwot 7:46.20 and World champion Muktar Edris 7:46.98. Top quality women 800 m won by Ajee Wilson in 1:59.27 over Jamaican Natoya Goule 1:59.43. In the 1500 m Ethiopian Dawit Seyaoum in 4:04.65 won over Charlene Lipsey 4:04.98 PB and Norway´s Karoline Grovdal 4:06.18 also PB. Fourth South African Dominique Scott also life-time best 4:07.20. Brandon McBride of Canada with 1:45.18 clearly beat Poland´s Marcin Lewandowski 1:46.11 in men´s 800 m. In the mile 20 years old Drew Hunter clocked 3:56.72 PB ahead of Chris O´Hare 3:57.17. Kenyan Caroline Kipkirui won the 5000 m in 15:55.24.

World Champion Justin Gatlin opened some eyes with his 10.06 win in Osaka today. Canadian Sage Canaday wins the 400m hurdles for the women and Ryan Gregson wins the 1,500 meters. Here are the complete results from IAAF Results Service.

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Japan 4x100 m World lead 37.85, Justin Gatlin wins 100 meters
OSAKA (JPN, May 20): Seiko Golden Grand Prix edition of 2018 (IAAF World Challenge) was held in Osaka, next year should be back to Tokyo. World leading (and MR) 4x100 m by Japan 37.85 (Yamagata, Iizuka, Kiryu and Cambridge) was the top result. Second Japan B 38.64 and third China 38.72 (Su as first runner). Other four meet records were registered in women events. Kenyan Emily Cherotich in 800 m 2:00.22, also Ethiopian Shuru Bulo 8:47.24 in the 3000 m. Pole vault saw Kristen Hixson clearing meet record 461 ahead of Canadian Anicka Newell and Belarus Iryna Zhuk both 451. Fourth MR in javelin by Chinese Liu Shiying 67.12 (also a PB) ahead of DL winner Lyu Huihui 64.55. Men 100 m saw World champion Justin Gatlin back to winning after Shanghai with 10.06 (-0.7) ahead of Ryota Yamagata 10.13 and Isiah Young also 10.13. Fast 200 m by Botswana´s Isaac Makwala with 19.96 (+0.9) beating Xie Zhenye to Chinese record 20.16 and Dedric Dukes third 20.32. Taipei´s Chen Kuei-Ru won the high hurdles in 13.49 (-0.4) PB, Takatoshi Abe scored home win in 400 m hurdles 48.97. IAAF Hammer Challenge started with World champion Pawel Fajdek winning 78.51 but second young Hungarian Bence Halasz 77.24 who beat all the other global medalists. Damien Birkinhead scored shot put win for Australia 20.42 with fourth Daichi Nakamura 18.85 Japanese record. Taipei´s Cheng Chao-Tsun achieved 81.69 in javelin over Chinese Liu Qizhen 81.53 PB. Naoto Tobe and Chinese Wang Yu cleared 230 in high jump to beat Commonwealth Games winner Brandon Starc 228. US wins for Scott Houston (550 pole vault) and Jarvis Gotch (795 +0.8 long jump). Moroccan Mostafa Smaili won the 800 m in 1:46.18 and Australian Ryan Gregson the 1500 m in 3:37.72. Women sprints saw Poland´s Justyna Ersetic-Swiety improving to 51.05 over the 400 m with US Dain Harper second 51.29. Chinese champion Wei Yongli won the windy 100 m in 11.17 (+2.3). In hurdles US Queen Harrison 13.01 (-0.6) and Canadian Sage Watson 55.58 ahead of Ukrainian Viktoriya Tkachuk 55.98 and Gianna Woodruff of Panama 56.05.

A fairly modest meet by past year standards, but some strong performances. Ronnie Baker won a strong 100 meters in 10.00. Elaine Thompson won the 100 meters in 11.06. A WL hammer throw from DeAnne Price.

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Price 76.27 WL, young Taylor beats Merritt
KINGSTON (JAM, May 19): Not sprints but women hammer throw brought World leading mark of Jamaican Invitational (IAAF World Challenge) on a wet track after some rain. US DeAnna Price improved to 76.27 what is also second best ever by an American. Women sprints gave the crowds home wins. Elaine Thompson in 11.06 (-0.3) over 100 m and Shericka Jackson 22.55 (+0.4) in the 200 m beating Blessing Okagbare 22.66 and 400 m World champion Phyllis Francis 22.76. Also women 400 m hurdles were an home affair for Janieve Russell 54.26 over Ashley Spencer 55.23. In flat 400 m US runners Jessica Beard 50.52 life-time best and Jaide Stepter 50.72 PB beat home Stephanie-Ann McPherson 50.82. In 100 m hurdles Jasmine Stowers 12.83 (-0.3) over 400mHurdles World champion Kori Carter 12.87. Men 100 m had Ronnie Baker as winner in 10.00 (+2.0) over Michael Rodgers 10.04 and Tyquendo Tracey as top Jamaican 10.14. Sensational 200 m win for youngster Christopher Taylor 20.49 (0.0) over LaShawn Merritt and Anaso Jobodwana, both 20.70. Another Jamaican win in the 400 m by Demish Gaye 45.08 over Javon Francis 45.35 and Grenada´s Bralon Taplin 45.41 with European leader Matthew Hudson-Smith fourth 45.70. TJ Holmes clocked 48.67 to win the 400 m hurdles over Shawn Rowe 49.12 and Olympic winner Kerron Clement 49.37. Distance races winners were Puertoricans Ryan Sanchez 1:46.60 (800 m) and Alfredo Santana 8:01.52 (3000 m) with US Stephanie Brown 4:12.81 (1500 m). Olympic finalist Esa Brume from Nigeria leaped to excellent 682 (+0.2) just 1 cm shy of her PB over Shakeela Saunders 665 (+0.1) and Jamaican Tissanna Hickling 660 (+0.1). Jamal Wilson of Bahamas cleared 228 to win the high jump, Omar Craddock got 16.59 (+1.0) in triple and Jeneva Stevens with 18.17 beat Commonwealth Games winner Jamaican Danniel Thomas-Dodd 17.96 in shot.
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Long runs are for Sundays. Find a great park or trail for your run, and run with your friends! The long run is a great way to spend a Sunday morning or afternoon.

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Sunday, May 20, 2018: Relaxed Long run, 70 minutes with friends, at pace you can talk. Long runs are all about the socializing and building endurance.

Women150.jpeg.jpgMarie Jose Ta Lou upsets Allyson Felix, 150 meters, photo by Phil Oldham, The Great Run Company

M100.jpeg.jpgThe men's 100 meters, with Richard Kilty winning, photo by Dan Vernon, The Great Run Company

2Y9A9152.jpegLonah Chemtai wins European Cup 10,000m, photo by David Wearn
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Chemtai 31.33.03 WL, Ringer 27:36.52 EL
LONDON (GBR, May 19): Lonah Chemtai won the women's race at the European 10,000m Cup (part of Night of the 10 000 PB´s) in a world-leading time and Israeli record of 31:33.03 from Romania's Ancuta Bobocel, who smashed her PB with 31:43.12. Brit Charlotte Arter was third, also in a 32:15.71 PB. In a high quality men's race with seven runners breaking the 28-minute mark, Germany's Richard Ringer outsprinted France's Morhad Amdouni, 27:36.52 European lead (also PB) to 27:36.80 debut. Italy's Yemaneberhan Crippa was third in an Italian U23 record of 27:44.21 while Spain's European indoor 3000m champion Adel Mechaal debuted with 27:50.56 in fourth. 20-year-old Alex Yee was the first British finisher on his debut in fifth in 27:51.94, ahead of Andy Vernon (27:52.32) and Chris Thompson (27:52.56). There were also wins in the B races for Italy's Lorenzo Dini (28:30.01) and Romania's Roxana Barca (32:30.97). Men from Spain and women of Great Britain were the team winners.

GCGMan18-059_preview.jpeg.jpgAlina Talay, photo by Dan Vernon for The Great Run Company

GCGMan18-063_preview.jpeg.jpgFlying over the hurdles, photo by Phil Oldham, for the Great Run Company

Stuart Weir wrote this piece on the 100m hurdles at the Arcadis CityGames in Manchester. Belarusian Alina Talay won the hurdles and she was quite effusive over her victory, the fans and the meet!

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