Felix Sanchez runs 400m hurdles INDOORS, by Alfons Juck, Note by Larry Eder



Felix Sanchez in adidas Outdoor Classic, May 2009, photo by PhotoRun.net.

Alfons Juck, being the focused athletics reporter/manager, noted that at the Bordeaux, France meeting, besides Beita's 1.97m hj and Sdiri's 8.00m long jump, Felix Sanchez ran 50.93 for the indoor 400 meter hurdles! I need pictures of a video of race! I remember a race with Edwin Moses on the old 160 meter SF Indoor Games, and Edwin had a heck of a time running those tight turns at his height! How does one do hurdles on a 200 meter indoor facility? Okay, the offer is out there, send me pictures and I will send an AT&F t-shirt!

EME NEWS (JAN 24, 2010)


BORDEAUX (FRA): The meeting national in Bordeaux was highlighted with a 197 world leading high jump by Spanish Ruth Beita (she tried also at two meters) and a first European 8 meters jump by Salim Sdiri in the long jump. In the 400H, a very rarely run event indoors, Dominican star Felix Sanchez easily won in 50.93. The final of the 60m saw French upcoming star Christophe Lemaitre cross the finish line in a decent 6.66. Other French star athlete, Renaud Lavillenie managed 570 in the pole vault followed by Jerome Clavier with 560. The other world medalist Romain Mesnil was fourth with 540. Russian last year world leader Nadezhda Alekhina achieved 14.03 in triple jump. Yoann Kowal clocked solid 3:41.61 at 1500 m. Myriam Soumare was the fastest in women 60m in 7.33 ahead of Gabon record holder Ruddy Zang-Milama 7.34 (but 7.33 in heats).



BEOGRAD (SRB, Jan 24): Serbian World youth medalist from last year Amela Terzic won the senior 3 km race at 43rd White Cross (Belikros) European Athletics CC Permit even. She clocked 10:26 ahead of Ana Subotic 10:57 and Slovenian Lucija Krkoc 11:00. More than 800 runners from 7 countries competed in Kosutnjak sports center. Romanian Marius Ionescu won the male 8 km in 25:48 clearly ahead of Velimir Bojovic 26:16 and Slovenian Mitja Kosovelj 26:20.

ELGOIBAR (ESP, Jan 24): Kenyans dominated at the 10.796 km course at Muguerza CC race. Leonard Komon clocked 32:44 ahead of Michael Kipyego 32:47 and Hosea Macharinyang 32:49. Spanish Sergio Sanchez day after his 2000 m European best was able to be fifth with 33:02. Ethiopian Firehiwot Goshu was the best woman at 6.624 clocking 22:37 ahead of Kenyan Ann Mwangi (22:41) and best European Dulce Felix of Portugal (22:48). Kenyan Viola Kibowott beat in fight for fourth place in 22:55 the Russian Mariya Konovalova 22:57.

SANTA POLA (ESP, Jan 24): Fast Half-marathon here as Erick Kibet posted 1:01:10 ahead of Stephen Tum 1:01:28. Best woman also Kenyan Joyce Chepkirui in 1:10:27.

GETAFE (ESP, Jan 24): Thomas Kipkosgei of Kenya won here the half-marathon after 1:03:49, Moroccan Fatima Ayachi was the best woman in 1:11:48.

MONTALTO DI CASTRO (ITA, Jan 24): Olympic 50 km gold medalist showed early shape. Alex Schwazer won the Italian Winter Trophy in 2:26:16 what is new Italian all-time best at 35 km. His next three planned 50 km races are Italian Championships in March, World Cup in Mexico and European Championships in Barcelona. Second Marco De Luca achieved 2:28:53.

KERKRADE (NED, Jan 24): Moroccan Abderrahim El Nasri won the 10 km at 46th Abdijcross after 29:32.


BUDAPEST (HUN, Jan 23): Bulgarian former 400 m European champion Vanya Stambolova posted in Syma Hall fastest of the year 51.85. Home hurdler Daniel Kiss was fast with 7.68 in heats and 7.69 in finals of 60 m hurdles. Slovenian top sprinter Matic Osovnikar got 6.80 at 60 m.

NANTES (FRA, Jan 23): French series pole vault series saw Dutch Robert Jansen to win with 546. Female winner Maria Tavares Riberio got 422.

CHAPEL HILL (USA, Jan 23): Amber Campbell registered in weight throw the best of the season 23.42.

AMES (USA, Jan 23): At ISU Open first seasons sub 6.60 at 60 m by Ivory Williams 6.59.

ANN ARBOR (USA, Jan 23): Guyana´s fastest sprinter Adam Harris posted 6.69 at 60 m. Jeff Porter won the hurdles with 7.78 and Tiffany Ofili the women event in 8.12.


CASTELLON (SPA): At the 15th Spanish athletics gala the best Spanish athletes of 2009 were awarded. Marta Dominguez , 3000 m steeple world champion, was presented with the award for best female athlete, while Jesus Angel Garcia was elected best male athlete. With the juniors Javier Cienfuegos was presented the award.

Special thanks to Alfons Juck, EME News.

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