Robert Harting Plans Knee Surgery, Ben True, Julie Culley win US 5k, by Alfons Juck, note by Larry Eder

Robert Harting, 2011 WC discus, photo by

Robert Harting will probably be having knee surgery this November, as his right knee is causing him some problems. Congrats to Ben True and Julie Culley on winning the US road champs/CVS Caremark 5k!



WARSZAWA (POL): Second Kamila Skolimowska memorial will be a late highlight of track season in Poland on Tuesday. Organisers from the Kamila Skolimowska Foundation headed by parents of the hammer thrower who died suddenly during a training camp in February 2009 assembled six Daegu medalists. In women hammer throw world champion Tatyana Lysenko will compete against 2009 World gold medalist Anita Wlodarczyk. In men shot put Daegu silver winner Canadian Dylan Armstrong and US 2009 world winner Christian Cantwell will contest a special shot put (with four different implements each two throws) together with home olympic winner Tomasz Majewski. Men´s hammer will see silver and bronze Daegu winners Krisztian Pars and Primoz Kozmus against home Szymon Ziolkowski and European U23 Champion Pawel Fajdek. In men´s discus Daegu silver medalist and olympic winner Gerd Kanter will face world leader Zoltan Kovago of Hungary and home star Piotr Malachowski. Men´s 800 m will have Marcin Lewandowski and Adam Kszczot running. Special guest for first time in Poland, South African Blade Runner and now also relay medal winner from World Championships Oscar Pistorius in the 400 m. Legendary Merlene Ottey will compete in the 100 m against Polish elite and British duo Douglas-Onuora. In shape home runner Renata Plis wants to attack seasonal world lead in the women 1000 m. Malgorzata Trybanska, Teresa Dobija and coming from Talence Karolina Tyminska will compete in long jump against Slovak Jana Veldakova and Margrethe Renstrom of Norway.



TANGIER (MAR, Sep 18): At Meeting d'Athlétisme Moulay El Hassan top shot put when world medalist Dylan Armstrong achieved 21.75 and clearly beat Marco Fortes of Portugal 20.61 and 2009 World champion Christian Cantwell 20.58. US world champion Jenny Simpson won the 1500 m in 4:15.07 beating improved Ukrainian Anna Mishchenko 4:15.13, French Hind Dehyba 4:15.55 and former world champion Tatyana Tomashova of Russia 4:16.38. Mohamed Moustaoui celebrated expected home win in the 1500 m (event of main organiser Hicham El Guerrouj) in 3:36.33 ahead of Abdelaati Iguider 3:36.57 and Kenyan Cornelius Ndiwa 3:38.69. Briton Dwain Chambers clocked 10.28 (-0.4) to win the 100 m ahead of home record holder Aziz Ouhadi 10.32. Third Jamaican Ainsley Waugh clocked 10.40 but later won the 200 m in 20.71 (-0.1) beating Ouhadi 20.85 and Chambers 20.86. Gideon Gathimba scored Kenyan win at 3000 m 7:50.94. And Isa Phillips was the best at 400 m hurdles 49.62 beating Aleksandr Derevyagin 49.92 and Felix Sanchez 50.13. Bahamian Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie scored a sprint double 11.46 (-2.2) and 22.81 (-1.4). In both cases second Ukrainian Mariya Ryemyen 11.46 and 22.84. Jemma Simpson won the 800 m in 2:02.21 ahead of Moroccan Malika Akkaoui 2:02.65. Hana Titimets of Ukraine was the best in the 400 m hurdles 57.29. In technical events wins for home Yahya Berrabah 804 (0.0) and Romanian Viorica Tigau 624 in the long jump.







BERLIN (GER): Discus world champion Robert Harting plans a knee surgery in autumn. He finished his season unbeaten on Sunday. "I had examinations on Friday in Heidelberg and the only solution to my right knee is a surgery," he said. The possible date is November.


LONDON (GBR):  UK Athletics chairman Ed Warner has revealed that London are looking to host the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Athletics Championships if they are awarded the 2017 World Athletics Championships later this year. London are currently locked in a two-horse race with Doha for the prestigious event with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) set to decide on where the 2017 competition is staged at their Council meeting in Monte Carlo on November 11.


LAUSANNE (SUI): Athletes face an increased volume of blood-tests in the run-up to London 2012 following a new directive by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).  Meeting at the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne, the WADA Executive Committee accepted a recommendation that all anti-doping organisations ensure that not less than 10 per cent of samples collected are blood specimens. Only four percent of all doping control samples collected in 2010 were for blood, mostly for passport programmes. WADA also approved the list of prohibited substances and methods for the Summer Olympic year of 2012. One of the most significant changes was said to be the removal of asthma drug formoterol from 'Section 3 Beta-2 Agonists' of the list when taken by inhalation at therapeutic doses. Inhaled formoterol at therapeutic doses is no longer prohibited. Writes Insidethegames.


NEWCASTLE (GBR): Ken Nakamura offers stats after running weekend. Mathew Kisorio is third fastest, Sammy Kitwara is fourth fastest, and Martin Mathathi is the seventh fastest in history. 58:47 by Sammy Kitwara is the fastest 2nd place time (fastest losing time) in history. The course record for Philadelphia is third fastest behind Lisboa and Den Haag. Emmanuel Mutai, who was 3rd in Great North Run and Mathew Kisorio, who won in Philadelphia,  became 75th and 76th runner, respectively, to crack 1 hour for the half marathon.







TRONDHEIM (NOR, Sep 18): Norwegian long course CC champions are Sindre Buraas 31:13 at 10 km (ahead of Sondre Nordstad Moen 31:34) and Kirsten Melkevik 20:37 at 6km.


HALDEN (NOR, Sep 18): Finland won Nordic Walking Challenge with 92 points ahead of Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Senior 20 km winner Heikki Kukkonen 1:24:08.


PROVIDENCE, (USA, Sep 18): At the USA 5K Championships hosted by the CVS Caremark Downtown in Providence on Sunday morning, Ben True and Julie Culley won national road titles and the Open races overall in 13:44 and 15:42. Second KEnyan Sam Chelanga 13:46 ahead of Aaron Braun 13:46. In women competition second Kim Conley 15:50 and third Emily Brown 15:58.

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