On Saturday, October 1, 2011, Julia Howell Hayes and Mark Robert Wetmore were married in Farmington, Connecticut. Mark Wetmore is founder of Global Athletics & Marketing, one of the premier marketing and athlete representation firms in the sport of athletics. We wish Julia & Mark Wetmore best wishes.
EME NEWS (OCT 1, 2011)
HAILE KNOWS THE REASON
LONDON (GBR): Legendary Haile Gebrselassie informs on his twitter: "I have a strong inflamation of my bronchial tubes, that caused my problems in Berlin, I am happy, as we can now solve the problem." That would mean he can following to train and run on high level after being totally healthy.
PAULA WITH PRESIDENT
LONDON (GBR): Marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe informs on her twitter that she will meet IAAF President Lamine Diack. It should happen on October 12 and the issue to discuss is for sure the situation with marathon world records.
MOROCCO IS READY
RABAT (MAR): In a statement to the agency Maghreb Arabe Presse, the IAAF President Mr. Lamine Diack said that Morocco had what it takes "to organize the 2014 IAAF Continental Cup in Athletics. Morocco has "infrastructure, not only athletically but also in terms of reception" that require such events said Diack, in a private visit to the kingdom, following talks with the President of the Royal Moroccan athletics Federation (FRMA), Mr. Ahizoune. Aziz Daouda informs on his blog.
MOSCOW (RUS): The magazine Russian Reporter named among 100 most personalities of 10 areas named in sports two track names. National federation president and IAAF Treasurer Valentin Balakhnichev and renowned walking coach Viktor Chegin.
PORT OF SPAIN (TRI): Female shot put world finalist Cleopatra Borel-Brown is among 13 athletes selected to represent Trinidad and Tobago at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico from October 14 to 30. World Junior 100 m record holder Darryl Brown leads the men's team line up. The 2003 World Championships silver medallist has been named along with fellow 2009 World Championships sprint relay runnerup team-mate Emmanuel Callender and junior Jamol James for the men's 100m. Informs Trackalerts.
AMSTERDAM (NED) : Dutch hurdler Gegory Sedoc will return to training in October. Sedoc was earlier this year suspended for missing three out of competitions tests and has not trained for several months. The former European indoor champion however wants to return to competitive runner as soon as his ban is finished. But first the athlete, who is employed with the Dutch Army, will go on a mission to Afghanistan.
BERLIN (GER): German hammer thrower Andrea Bunjes is ending her career and will no longer attempt to qualify for the London Olympic Games next year. Bunjes won the German national championships in 2004 and participated in both the 2003 and 2009 World Championships, 2002 European championships as well as the 2004 Olympic Games writes leichtathletik.de.
LAUSANNE (SUI): The 2011 European Athletics Rising Star and world champion shot putter David Storl and his coach Sven Lang will be among the top speakers at the European Shot Put and Javelin Throw Symposium, which will take place at the Tanhuvaara Sports Institute in Savonlinna, Finland, on November 12 and 13th. Among other speakers are shot put Olympic Champion Arsi Harju, German javelin thrower Christina Obergföll and top physiotherapist Jarmo Ahonen announces European Athletics.
ATLANTA (USA): The Coca Cola Company has launched its global campaign 'Move to the beat' for the London 2012 Olympic Games.'Move to the Beat' is a multimedia campaign that will include a music anthem, a documentary, television advertising and digital communications. A global television advertisement featuring Mark Ronson, Katy B and Coca-Cola's five 'athlete ambassadors' will air from early 2012. The athletes include: US hurdler David Oliver and 400m Russian sprinter Kseniya Vdovina.
LONDON (GBR): The London Mayor Boris Johnson insisted that even if Tottenham Hotspur won their bid to move to the Olympic stadium he would not allow the club to tear up the athletics track. The Mayor has guaranteed an athletics legacy at the Stratford facility in a bid to boost London's chances of hosting the 2017 athletics world championships writes The London Evening Standard.
NAIROBI (KEN): Florence Kiplagat, the world half marathon titleholder, hopes her strong showing at the Berlin Marathon will be enough for a call-up in the Kenyan London 2012 Olympics line-up. Kiplagat also appended her name as a possible successor to Paula Radcliffe world record over the distance. "I was after only finishing and now, if given the chance to go to the Olympics, well and good. I managed to come out with 2:19 and my aim is to continue improving, even by a second," Kiplagat said to The Kenyan Runner Magazine.
MADRID (ESP): A judge has ordered an investigation into Spain's Civil Guard over irregularities relating to its management of a doping case that featured world steeplechase champion Marta Dominguez. Judge Mercedes Perez ruled Friday that police did not follow correct procedures in Operation Galgo, which led to Dominguez being among 14 people detained in December. She was cleared of doping and trafficking charges in July. Perez says other evidence was missing and that samples taken from former European 5,000-meter champion Alberto Garcia's residence and intercepted from Dominguez's trainer's house were also invalid reports AP.
LONDON (GBR): Latest Pat Butcher blog at www.globerunner.org - A Monograph on Alain Mimoun.
KINGSTON (JAM): The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture has canceled the three day Homecoming Celebration for the country's World Championships athletes, because according to Trackalerets.com sources, four of the high profiled athletes would not be able to attend. Lenford Salmon, who made contact with the athletes on behalf of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, said the reason is because more than two-third of the team has not taken up the invitation. Celebration is now planned to be staged at a later date then the provisionally scheduled October 7-9.
DOHA (QAT): The Doha 2017 Bid Committee is pleased to announce that Andreas Thorkildsen, Norwegian javelin thrower, will be visiting Doha next week to show his support for Doha's bid for the 2017 IAAF World Championships. From Norway, Andreas Thorkildsen rose to stardom through his European, World and Olympic performances. Having competed in Doha at the Samsung Diamond League earlier this year, Andreas is keen to show his support for the Doha 2017 bid for the IAAF World Championships. His visit to Doha coincides with the IAAF Evaluation Commission visit on October 5th and 6th. Andreas Thorkildsen stated: "I had a great experience competing in Doha and I can see that their experience in and commitment to Athletics will continue to grow. If Athletics wants to set new standards for a World Championships that will take my sport to the next level then Doha is without doubt the right place." During the evaluation visit, from October 5 and 6, the IAAF Evaluation Commission will also see the launch of the renowned Schools Olympic Program. Kids' Athletics is at the heart of this successful youth program. Last year, with the support of the Qatar Olympic Committee and the Qatar Association of Athletics Federation, 17,492 students took part over the five months of the program. Qatar's Schools Olympic Program has received both regional and international recognition for its rapid achievements in expanding Athletics participation.
LONDON (GBR): The London 2017 campaign has been further buoyed by the enthusiastic support of two athletics greats. Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele and sprint sensation Asafa Powell are the latest athletes to show support for London's bid to host the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships. The support from the Ethiopian legend and the Jamaican sprint sensation is the latest demonstration of worldwide athletic support for the London Bid. Bekele, the Ethiopian long distance runner who has won three Olympic gold medals and five World Championship titles hopes to run the marathon in London 2017. Kenenisa Bekele said: "I am a big fan of London and always enjoy competing in front of fantastic passionate crowds at British athletics events. By the time 2017 arrives I hope to run the marathon, and London would provide an ideal climate and wonderful atmosphere to compete in. I know that London would host a very special IAAF World Championships and wish them all the best with their bid." Powell, who has both Olympic and World Championship gold medals to his name and has broken the 10-second barrier more times than any athlete in history hopes to cheer on the world's best athletes in London in 2017. Writes Trackalerts.
LONDON (GBR): BBC informs that olympic gold medallist Denise Lewis will head up London's bid for the 2017 World Athletics Championships. She has been named chairman of the Athlete Commission as the capital goes head to head with Doha to host the event at the Olympic Stadium. Jason Gardener will be vice-chairman and if successful they will form part of the London Organising Committee. The IAAF Evaluation Commission arrive in London on Sunday before making the final announcement on 11 November.
SHANGHAI (CHN): China's star hurdler Liu Xiang has been elected as one of the deputy secretaries of China Communist Youth League Shanghai Sports Bureau Committee. Liu, a former Olympic and world champion, attended a party in the capacity of the deputy secretary and made a speech to encourage Shanghai athletes to work hard and win honors for the country. Li Yuyi, director of Shanghai Sports Bureau, said Liu is not an official. "To be a deputy secretary of China Communist Youth League Shanghai Sports Bureau Committee does not mean that he will work and have an office here. He will take part in some activities but he is still an athlete. " It's usually the first step for a top athlete to have a position in the Communist Youth League before pursuing higher ranks in his or her political career.
KINGSTON (JAM): Reigning Olympic 100 m champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, has committed her future to the MVP Track and Field Club, amid reports of discord among senior athletes at the University of Technology (UTech)-based entity. Jamaica Gleaner confirms. Fraser-Pryce, who lost her 100m World title in Daegu, South Korea, this month after finishing fourth in the final with a time of 10.99 seconds, said through the club's Twitter account that she is now focusing on completing the final year of her degree programme at UTech and is also looking forward to begin her London 2012 Olympic Games preparation at the club in the next few weeks.
NITRA (SVK, Sep 30): Best slovak walker Matej Toth ended his season with a win in his home city clocking 19:36 at 5 km on the road. Second another national team member Anton Kucmin 19:40. Fifth youth athlete Patrik Spevak achieved 20:27. Hungarian Viktoria Madarasz won women 5 km in 22:26.
BIALYMSTOK (POL, Oct 1): Pawel Rakoczy improved in javelin to personal best and 5th best Polish all-time 82.53 at the Aleksandr Wojno Memorial.