2012 FBK Games: the Mayor of Hengelo runs last track race, by Larry Eder, results by IAAF

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Haile Gebreselassie with Jos Hermans, From 2012 Tokyo, by PhotoRun.net

In a meeting that will most likely be known as the end of an era, the performances were tremendous.  Ten men under 3:35.5, the Olympic A standard, for 1,500m, six women under the 1,500m A, and nine men under 27:45, the Olympic A for the men's 10,000m. 

In the women's discus, Zaneta Glanc won the event with a third round throw  of 64.71m. After the Pole, Sendruite Zinaida, LTU, took second on her second round throw of 62.74m. Joanna Wisnieska, also of Poland, took third with a throw of 59.50m.

Ronnie Ash powered over the 110m hurdles, sprinting to a win in 13.31. Andrew Pozzi, Gbr, ran 13.39, taking second. Arthur Noga, POL, took third in 13.45. The race was into a headwind.

The women's 1,500m was one of the most exciting races of the night. Danuta Urbanik, POL, lead the 400m in 64.25, and at 800m in 2:12.18. Corrina Harrer took over the pacing chores and charged through the next lap, hitting  the bell in 3:04.25, and the 1.200m in 3:18.30. The pack was tight. 

Hannah England, the 2011 WC silver medalist at 1,500m, used a 59.9 last lap to take the race in 4:04.05. Corrina Harrer, also of Great Britian, ran her pb in 4:04.81, taking second. Laura Weightmann ran a pb of 4:04.88, as the three Brits swept the top three. 

In the men's pole vault, Cyriel Verberne, NED, won the pole vault with a jump of 5.48m, a personal best. Baptiste Boirie, FRA, took second with his clearance of 5.42m. John Bakker took third with his clearance of 5.15m.

The men's 800 meters was a classic lesson in pacing. Matthew Scherer, the pacemaker, took the field through the 400m in 50.5, and lead for another one hundred meters. 

Adam Kszczot of Poland, took over from there and held on, running strongly over the last 300 meters, and holding off Timothy Kitum, KEN, 1:44.00, and Job Kinyor, also of Kenya, who ran 1:44.17, with Kszczot's 1:43.83, a seasonal best.

The women's 100m hurdles was also a revelation.Kellie Wells won with a time of 12.81. LoLo Jones finished second in 12.90, but it was such a competitive performance over Ostrava. Queen Harrison, finished third in 12.98, with Danielle Carruthers taking fourth in 13.04.

The men's 1,500m was fast enough that ten runners were under 3:35.5, the Olympic A standard. Pacemakers Geoffrey Rono hit the 400m in 53.53, and Vickson Polonet hit the 800m in 1:50.50. Nixon Chepseba moved up front and hit the bell in 2:34, and the 1,200 in 2:48.16. 

Nixon did not give up, he charged to the finish, running a fine 3:29.90, his personal best. Ayanleh Soulemin, of Djibouti, set a national record, finishing second, with his 3:30.31. Mekonnen Gebremedhin, ETH, finished third in 3:31.45, his personal best. In fact, eight of the first ten set . Nathan Brannen, of Canada, set his pb and made the A Olympic standard, and set a personal best, with his seventh place of 3:34.22.

Robert Harting had surgery last winter, but no one would know it. Harting threw 65.94m, 67.34m, fouled, then 68.13m, 66.98, and a final foul. Hartings fourth round 68.13m showed his margin of supremacy tonight. Virgilijius Alekna, Lithuania, finished second with a throw of 65.62m. Erik Cadee, NED, was third with a throw of 65.49m.

2011 World Champ, Phillips Idowu shows that he is on form. Less than two weeks after his victory, in Shanghai, over Will Claye and Christian Taylor. Idowu hit 16.79m, 17.12m, and finally, in the third round, 17.31m. that was enough to win. Fabrizio Schmembri of Italy jumped 16.74m, on his second attempt, and that held up for second. Issam Nima of Algeria finished third with a jump of  16.62m. 

Lugelin Santos, of the Dominican Republic, is nineteen. Santos ran the 400 meters in 44.45, not only his personal,best, but his national record! Martyn Rooney, GBR, took second in 44.97 . Nery Brenes, Costa Rica, took third in 45.20.

Santos is one to watch. 

The men's 10,000 meters at the Fbk this year was one of the Ethiopian 10,000m Trials. In humid and hot conditions, some of the top Ethiopian runners battled their Olympic futures.

In the race was Haile Gebreselassie, who is called the Mayor of Hengelo. Gebreselassie set his first world record in Hengelo. He wanted his last track race to be in Hengelo. For all appearances, this race was Hailes last track race. 

Frank Bollen of Belgium lead 1,000m in 2:41.79, 2,000m in 5:23.03. Vincent Rono lead thru 3,000m in 8:04.84. John Kipkoech lead at 4,000m in 10:46.63, and through the 5,000m in 13:29.55.

The players were Gebre Gegremariam, Tariku Bekele, Sileshi Sihane, Leliesa Desisa Benti, Abera Kuma and Haile Gebreselassie, in a group of ten.

Gebre Gebremariam, the 2010 ING NYCM champion lead through the 6,000m mark in 16:16.68, and 7,000m in 19:04.56. Gebremariam was annoyed, as no one would share the pacing chores.

Haile and Tariku were both upfront as the pack dropped to eight. Tiahun Regassa lead through 8,000m in 21:52.20, and 9,000m in 24:39.80.

Afterwards, Haile told the media, " I started having trouble keeping pace at 8 laps to go. After that, I was done."

Haile was there when the pack of 8 hit the bell lap in 26:16. Using a 55 second last lap, accelerating over the last 300 meters, and rushing the last 200m, Tariku Bekele won in 27:11.70. Leleisa Desisa Benti took second in 27:11.98. Sileshi Sihane took third in 27:12.60. Gebre Gebremariam took fourth in 27:13.66, Teklemariam Medhin,  Eritria, was fifth in 27:16.59. Tilahun Regassa, who had lead two kilometers late in the race, took sixth in 27:18.90.

In seventh place, Haile Gebreselassie ran 27:20.69, running his last lap in 64 .4. " I no longer have a kick. I am changing my track suit for a real suit. Even if I had been named to the team, Why would I go to place seventh or tenth? This is it. It is over."

Tariku Bekele noted, " Two years ago, I was not a good runner. Training with my brother has been good. "

Dathan Ritzenhein started in the back with Simon Bairu, both chasing the A standards. Dathan had hit the 5,000m standard last weekend. Dathan chased the time of 27:45 by himself, passing people in the heat and humidity, with an estimated air temp of 76 degrees F. Dathan ran 27:50.82, and Simon Bairu running 28:46.82.

When Janeth Jepkosgei hit the 400m in 57.03, she was gone, running a fine 1:57.79, her seasonal best. Yuneysi Santiusti of Cuba took second in 1:58.53, her personal best. Annet Negessa of Uganda ran a NR of 1:59.08.

Charonda Williams of the US flew off the turn, grabbing in the air at the finish line, as she ran a winning 22.73. Jamile Samuel of the Netherlands, ran 22.93 for second. Tiffany Townsend ran 23.04 for third.

In the final event, the Netherlands Martina Churandy won the 100 meters in 10.18. Mario Forsythe of Jamaica ran 10.25 for second. Ansley Waugh of Jamaica ran 10.31 for third.

The Fbk Games overcame some economic hurdles to put on this meet. The event hospitality, the event itself, and the stadium are all first class. A sponsor looking for a global sporting event with a healthy atmosphere would be smart to look the FBK Games Hengelo. 



27/05/2012

Fanny Blankers-Koen Games
Hengelo, 27/05/2012


Men' results

100 Metres - Men Final                                        Wind: -0.6 m/s

    1 Martina , Churandy               NED      10.18
    2 Forsythe , Mario                 JAM      10.25
    3 Waugh , Ainsley                  JAM      10.31
    4 Roach , Kimmari                  JAM      10.35
    5 Warner , Justyn                  CAN      10.36
    6 Lewis-Francis , Mark             GBR      10.39
    7 Kuc , Dariusz                    POL      10.47
    8 Smellie , Gavin                  CAN      10.53
    9 Mariano , Brian                  NED      10.61


100 Metres - Men Heats Race 1                                 Wind: -2.4 m/s

    1 Martina , Churandy               NED      10.30
    2 Forsythe , Mario                 JAM      10.31
    3 Warner , Justyn                  CAN      10.51
    4 Edwards , Monzavous              USA      10.54
    5 Malcolm , Christian              GBR      10.54
    6 Codrington , Giovanni            NED      10.55
    7 Feller , Jerrel                  NED      10.69
    8 van Kruchten , Mike              NED      10.70
    9 Tromp , Jorén                    NED      10.73

100 Metres - Men Heats Race 2                                 Wind: +0.1 m/s

    1 Waugh , Ainsley                  JAM      10.25
    2 Roach , Kimmari                  JAM      10.29
    3 Kuc , Dariusz                    POL      10.32
    4 Lewis-Francis , Mark             GBR      10.37
    5 Smellie , Gavin                  CAN      10.45
    6 Mariano , Brian                  NED      10.48
    7 Brus , Wouter                    NED      10.54
    8 Zimniewicz , Grzegorz            POL      10.64
    9 Hoogmoed , Guus                  NED      10.65

400 Metres - Men                                              

    1 Santos , Luguelín                DOM      44.45
    2 Rooney , Martyn                  GBR      44.97
    3 Brenes , Nery                    CRC      45.20
    4 Moerman , Joeri                  NED      46.34
    5 Pistorius , Oscar                RSA      46.35
    6 Steffensen , John                AUS      46.47
    7 Steele , Andrew                  GBR      46.48
    8 El Rhalfioui , Youssef           NED      47.01

800 Metres - Men                                              

    1 Kszczot , Adam                   POL    1:43.83
    2 Kitum , Timothy                  KEN    1:44.00
    3 Kinyor , Job Koech               KEN    1:44.17
    4 Lewandowski , Marcin             POL    1:44.34
    5 Lathouwers , Robert              NED    1:44.61
    6 Ludolph , Sören                  GER    1:44.80
    7 Olivier , André                  RSA    1:45.20
    8 Kivuva , Jackson Mumbwa          KEN    1:45.71
    9 Kupers , Thijmen                 NED    1:46.46
   10 Rimmer , Michael                 GBR    1:46.71
   11 Hautcoeur , Kevin                FRA    1:56.39
      Scherer , Matthew                USA        DNF                   

1500 Metres - Men                                             

    1 Chepseba , Nixon Kiplimo         KEN    3:29.90
    2 Souleiman , Ayanleh              DJI    3:30.31
    3 Gebremedhin , Mekonnen           ETH    3:31.45
    4 Barusei , Geoffrey               KEN    3:33.39
    5 Wolde , Dawit                    ETH    3:33.82
    6 Rodríguez , Álvaro               ESP    3:34.10
    7 Gathimba , Gideon Mwangi         KEN    3:34.14
    8 Brannen , Nathan                 CAN    3:34.22
    9 Murray , Ross                    GBR    3:34.76
   10 Dirirsa , Teshome                ETH    3:35.46
   11 van Deventer , Juan              RSA    3:35.55
   12 Higuero , Juan Carlos            ESP    3:35.82
   13 Beugnet , Gregory                FRA    3:36.46
   14 Lancashire , Thomas              GBR    3:38.00
   15 Nowicki , Bartosz                POL    3:41.89
      Rono , Geoffrey Kipkoech         KEN        DNF                   
      Polonet , Vickson Naran          KEN        DNF                   

10,000 Metres - Men                                           

    1 Bekele , Tariku                  ETH   27:11.70
    2 Desisa , Lelisa                  ETH   27:11.98
    3 Sihine , Sileshi                 ETH   27:12.60
    4 Gebremariam , Gebregziabher      ETH   27:13.66
    5 Medhin , Teklemariam             ERI   27:16.69
    6 Regassa , Tilahun                ETH   27:18.90
    7 Gebrselassie , Haile             ETH   27:20.39
    8 Kuma , Abera                     ETH   27:25.20
    9 Merga , Imane                    ETH   27:42.39
   10 Bekele , Azmeraw                 ETH   27:49.16
   11 Kiplimo , Abraham                UGA   27:49.76
   12 Ritzenhein , Dathan              USA   27:50.82
   13 Bekele , Alemu                   BRN   27:56.20
   14 Gala , Mumin                     DJI   28:23.46
   15 Gebreyohannes , Samson           ERI   28:28.05
   16 Assefa , Belete                  ETH   28:28.50
   17 Ghebreslassie , Ghirmay          ERI   28:33.37
   18 Bairu , Simon                    CAN   28:46.82
   19 Abdosh , Ali                     ETH   28:54.69
      Kende , Yetwale                  ETH        DNF                   
      Geremew , Mosinet                ETH        DNF                   
      Eshete , Mekashaw                ETH        DNF                   
      Tsegay , Atsedu                  ETH        DNF                   
      Dero , Birhanu                   ETH        DNF                   
      Barrios , Juan Luis              MEX        DNF                   
      Bollen , Frank                   BEL        DNF                   
      Rono , Vincent                   KEN        DNF                   
      Kipkoech , John                  KEN        DNF                   

110 Metres Hurdles - Men                                      Wind: -0.6 m/s

    1 Ash , Ronnie                     USA      13.31
    2 Pozzi , Andrew                   GBR      13.39
    3 Noga , Artur                     POL      13.45
    4 Porter , Jeff                    USA      13.48
    5 Akins , Tyrone                   USA      13.48
    6 Wilson , Ryan                    USA      13.50
    7 Craddock , Kevin                 USA      13.61
    8 Smet , Koen                      NED      14.03
    9 Samuel , Tjendo                  NED      14.33

Pole Vault - Men                                              

    1 Verberne , Cyriel                NED       5.48
    2 Boirie , Baptiste                FRA       5.42
    3 Bakker , Jorn                    NED       5.15
    4 Vloon , Menno                    NED       5.15
    5 van Wengerden , Wout             NED       5.00
    6 Art , Arnaud                     BEL       5.00
      Jansen , Robbert-Jan             NED         NM                   
      Mulder , Nils                    NED         NM                   
      Koppelaar , Rutger               NED         NM                   

Triple Jump - Men                                             
                                                                              Wind
    1 Idowu , Phillips                 GBR      17.31      +1.0
    2 Schembri , Fabrizio              ITA      16.74      +0.0
    3 Nima , Issam                     ALG      16.62      -0.4
    4 Dong , Bin                       CHN      16.56      -1.1
    5 Sabino , Jefferson               BRA      16.54      -0.1
    6 Cao , Shuo                       CHN      16.51      +0.4
    7 Douglas , Nathan                 GBR      16.46      -0.6
    8 Reid , Julian                    GBR      15.55      -0.5
    9 Lewis , Randy                    GRN      14.16      -0.2

Discus Throw - Men                                            

    1 Harting , Robert                 GER      68.13
    2 Alekna , Virgilijus              LTU      65.62
    3 Cadee , Erik                     NED      65.49
    4 Urbanek , Robert                 POL      63.97
    5 Smith , Rutger                   NED      63.30
    6 Kövágó , Zoltán                  HUN      61.80
    7 Czajkowski , Przemyslaw          POL      61.50
    8 Israel , Märt                    EST      60.44
    9 Wierig , Martin                  GER      60.43


Women' results

200 Metres - Women                                            Wind: -0.9 m/s

    1 Williams , ChaRonda              USA      22.73
    2 Samuel , Jamile                  NED      22.93
    3 Townsend , Tiffany               USA      23.04
    4 Calvert , Schillonie             JAM      23.05
    5 Onuora , Anyika                  GBR      23.12
    6 Maduaka , Joice                  GBR      23.44
    7 Lubbers , Eva                    NED      23.76
    8 Vassell , Kadene                 NED      23.94

800 Metres - Women                                            

    1 Busienei , Janeth Jepkosgei      KEN    1:57.79
    2 Santiusty , Yuneisy              CUB    1:58.53
    3 Negesa , Annet                   UGA    1:59.08
    4 Okoro , Marilyn                  GBR    1:59.33
    5 Lavric , Elena Mirela            ROU    1:59.74
    6 Jackson , Emma                   GBR    2:00.42
    7 Verstegen , Sanne                NED    2:02.17
    8 Koech , Cherono                  KEN    2:04.17
      Sum , Eunice Jepkoech            KEN        DNF                   

1500 Metres - Women                                           

    1 England , Hannah                 GBR    4:04.05
    2 Harrer , Corinna                 GER    4:04.81
    3 Weightman , Laura                GBR    4:04.88
    4 Shumi , Genzeb                   BRN    4:05.16
    5 Achola , Janet                   UGA    4:05.52
    6 Sujew , Diana                    GER    4:05.71
    7 Thomas , Charlene                GBR    4:07.06
    8 Cherono , Mercy                  KEN    4:07.11
    9 Cichocka , Angelika              POL    4:07.25
   10 Roman , Sonja                    SLO    4:07.67
   11 Belete , Mimi                    BRN    4:09.23
   12 Bogale , Tizita                  ETH    4:09.29
   13 Twell , Stephanie                GBR    4:09.59
   14 Kuijken , Susan                  NED    4:12.40
   15 Arcip , Larisa                   ROU    4:12.81
   16 Tobias , Nataliya                UKR    4:14.08
   17 Konovalova , Anna                RUS    4:20.31
      Urbanik , Danuta                 POL        DNF                   

100 Metres Hurdles - Women                                    Wind: -0.9 m/s

    1 Wells , Kellie                   USA      12.81
    2 Jones , LoLo                     USA      12.90
    3 Harrison , Queen                 USA      12.98
    4 Carruthers , Danielle            USA      13.04
    5 Schrott , Beate                  AUT      13.10
    6 Berings , Eline                  BEL      13.36
    7 Hodde , Rosina                   NED      13.38
    8 Bakker , Sharona                 NED      13.73
      Vukicevic , Christina            NOR        DNF                   

Discus Throw - Women                                          

    1 Glanc , Zaneta                   POL      64.71
    2 Sendriuté , Zinaida              LTU      62.74
    3 Wisniewska , Joanna              POL      59.50
    4 Robert-Michon , Mélina           FRA      59.44
    5 Artic , Natalia                  MDA      58.65
    6 Apostolico , Tamara              ITA      58.51
    7 Jansen , Monique                 NED      57.40
    8 Potepa , Wioletta                POL      56.89
    9 Fischer , Julia                  GER      55.14

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