30th FBK Hengelo fields announced, by Alfons Juck, note by Larry Eder

Phillips Idowu, photo by PhotoRun.net

Gebrselassie_HaileR1a-Tokyo12.jpgHaile Gebrselassie, 2012 Tokyo Marathon, photo by PhotoRun.net

Wells-Powell-Jones-Carruthers-Doha11.jpgWells, Jones, Carruthers, photo by PhotoRun.net

The 2012 FBK Hengelo Meeting, will be held on May 27. This will be the 30th running of the meet. There were some financial challenges for the event in 2012, however, many who cared about the meeting have come to support the event. Phillips Idowu, Haile Gebrselassie, LoLo Jones, Kellie Wells and Danielle Carruthers will all be at the event. On May 26, there will be a shot put held on the streets of Hengelo, a lovely city about two hours from Amsterdam.

The Ethiopian federation will be holding its 10,000 meter trials at the Hengelo meeting.



HENGELO (NED): The jubilee 30th FBK Games of Hengelo (May 27, IAAF World Challenge) will have as one of the top races the men´s 10 000 m with Haile Gebrselassie billed as Ethiopian Olympic Trials at the distance.  Also running Imane Merga, Sileshi Sihine and Gebre Gebremariam. Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius is in the 400 m, Churandy Martina in the 100 m against Mario Forsythe. In the 800 m home stars Bram Som and Rob Lathouwers will face Kenyan Alfred Kirwa Yego and European Champion Marcin Lewandowski. Discus throwers Rutger Smith and Erik Cadee will compete against world leader Zoltan Kovago and former champion Virgilijus Alekna. European Champion Philips Idowu is the star of the triple jump. In the 100 m hurdles US stars Danielle Carruthers, Lolo Jones and Kellie Wells will clash together. Tiffany Townsend and Charonda Williams will run the 200 m with young talent Jamiel Samuel. 2007 World Champion Janeth Jepkosgei is the 800 m favorite. Also running former 1500 m world champion Maryam Jamal and Dutch Euro medalist Yvonne Hak. Men´s shot put will be held on May 26 in the city center with olympic winner Tomasz Majewski, world medalist Dylan Armstrong and home Rutger Smith.

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