Great North CityGames: Dix 14.65, Jeter 16.50, Richardson 13.16, by Alfons Juck, note by Larry Eder

Walter Dix, 2011 WC 100m, silver, 200m, silver, photo by

You have to like Walter Dix. The guy has medalled in Beijing and now Daegu. Coached by former 100m world record holder Rey Robinson, Dix races when he is ready, and when he is ready, he is, well, dangerous.

One has to wonder what Mr. Dix felt after running 19.53 for the 200 meters in Brussels, the second fastest EVER for an American, and taking second to Blake's 19.26.  Dix then goes to the Great North CityGames (Gateshead) back on Saturday and screams a 14.65 for the 150 meters. Think this guy has some serious wheels?

Fast times and more accolades to come for Mr. Dix.  

DIX 14.65, JETER 16.50, RICHARDSON 13.16
GATESHEAD (GBR, Sep 17): At Great North City Games USA won over UK 7:3 in the street races. Walter Dix clocked impressive 14.65 (+1.4) at 150 m (3rd fastest behind Bolt and Gay, had 10.11 100 m split) ahead of Marlon Devonish 14.87 (UK best). Jason Richardson was equally superb with 13.16 at 110 m hurdles (+0.7) over David Oliver 13.36. Carmelita Jeter posted world best 16.50 in the women 150 m (+1.5). Second Anyika Onuora got 16.90 what is UK best. In top women hurdles clash Dawn Harper with 12.73 (+0.3) beat fresh DR winner Danielle Carruthers (12.77). Jeremy Hicks won the long jump (784) with Dwight Phillips not having a valid jump and Becky Holliday the pole vault 427.  Harry Aikines-Aryeetey was also good in the 100 m with 10.27 (+1.5). Bernard Lagat got the mile in 4:06.01 and Mo Farah the two miles in 8:37.72. Hannah England won the mile in 4:39.49.

LA CORUNA (ESP, Sep 17): World champions won the IAAF Race Walking Challenge finals in Spain. Valeriy Borchin achieved 38:42 in the 10 km ahead of Chinese Wang Zhen 38:49 and Chu Yafei 39:06. Also Olga Kaniskina was the clear women winner in 42:38 beating Liu Hong 42:56 and German Melanie Seeger 43:08.


TALENCE (FRA, Sep 17): Olympic champion Natalya Dobrynska leads overnight at Decastar meet (IAAF World CE Challenge) with 3867 points (13.76-182-16.28-24.81) over world champion Tatyana Chernova 3811 (13.37-182-12.90-23.61). Close third is Canadian Jessica Zelinka with 3752 (fast hurdles 13.07). In men´s decathlon this quality is missing, Anders Raja is leading with 4215 ahead of Oleksiy Kasyanov from Ukraine 4164 and Dutch Eelco Sintnicolaas 4123. European champion Romain Barras is no longer continuing in the competition after 2 events.

PRAHA (CZE, Sep 17): Dukla Praha in the men category and USK Praha in women won the Czech Club titles. World record holder Barbora Spotakova closed the season with 62.94 in the javelin. Impressive 20.66 (-0.1) in the 200 m by world semifinalist and European U23 medalist Pavel Maslak. Jaroslav Baba cleared 225 in the high jump. Lithuanian guest Zinaida Sendriute won the discus (61.94). Another guest Slovak Dana Veldakova won long jump and triple jump (622 and 13.97). Jan Marcell registered throwing double (19.14 and 61.35). Jirina Ptacnikova cleared 440 in the pola vault. Fast hurdles by Lucie Skrobakova (12.95) and Zuzana Bergrova (56.22).

BERN (SUI, Sep 17): Swiss Club championships saw Alex Wilson winning the 200 m in 20.87.

CASTELLON (ESP,  Sep 17): Girls of Audacia Record Atletica from Italy won the European Champion Clubs Cup Juniors A group in Spain with 102.5 points ahead of Fenerbahce Spor Kulubu of Turkey 85 and British Blackheat and Bromley Harriers 81. Ukrainian guest Dariya Derkach scored for the top team two wins 13.83 (+1.5) at 100 m hurdles and 621 (+1.1) in the long jump. Boys winner was the home team of Playas de Castellon.

LEIRIA (POR, Sep 17): Estonian boys team KJK Vike with 47 points won the European Champion Clubs Cup C group in Portugal. In the women competition the best were Amager AC from Denmark (42). Only three teams competed in each category.

STOCKHOLM (SWE, Sep 17): New Swedish record by Isabellah Andersson 1:11:07 highlighted the Stockholm Half-marathon. She is in preparation for NYC Marathon. Adil Bouhaif as men winner achieved 1:04:41.

USTER (SUI, Sep 17): Eritrean Abraham Tadesse achieved 1:03:59 to win the Greifenseelauf (Half-marathon). European marathon champion Viktor Rothlin was third in 1:05:21. Monica Jepkoech of Kenya was the best woman in 1:14:55 beating best Swiss Patricia Morceli-Buhler 1:15:54.

MOSCOW (RUS, Sep 17): At Luzhniki Stadium Run Moscow 5 and 10 km races were staged. Best women Irina Dmitrieva (16:48) and Nadezhda Trilinskaya (35:32).

BAOJI (CHN, Sep 16-17): World champion silver winner Liu Hong won the senior category at National walking championships with 1:30:00 after close race with Wang Shanshan (1:30:01) but was not the fastest. Best junior Lu Xiuzhi clocked better 1:29:50. Fourth placer in Daegu Wang Zhen won the men´s 20 km in 1:20:54. Best junior Chen Ding got 1:21:48. U17 champions are Yin Jiaxing 41:52 and Mao Jie 48:20. Informs Tilastopaja.

WARSZAWA (POL, Sep 17): Agnieszka Dygacz won the Polish 20 km walking title in 1:30:56 what is her personal best and second best ever by a Polish woman at the distance. Mirna Flores of Guatemala was second in 1:32:30 and Italian Federica Ferraro in personal best 1:33:36. In men´s race Rafal Augustyn achieved 1:22:01 to get his third national title. Second Rafal Fedaczynski 1:22:07 and third Jakub Jelonek 1:22:32.

DRUSINKINKAI (LTU, Sep 17): In the international walking event which incorporated national 10 km walk championships wins for Kristina Saltanovic 45:24 and Marius Ziukas 40:36.


BRUSSELS (BEL): The 13:05.98 of Polat Kemboi Arikan at Van Damme is also new European U23 record. The former Kenyan Paul Kemboi represents since June 8 this year Turkey. Former record 13:10.40 was achieved back in 1981 in Reiti by East German Hansjorg Kunze.


ALMA-ATY (KZK): Kazakhstan media are informing about positive doping test of Olga Tereshkova who is last year Asian Games winner in the 400 m. She had positive result from Asian Championships in Kobe where she won in 52.37. Later she was second at World Military Games in Brazil and also bronze medalist at World University Games in China. All this results are now under question. She had higher levels of testosterone as permitted in her sample. Kazakhstan national federation did not gave the final verdict yet because the levels were only slightly over the norm.

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