Kipkemboi wins Kenyan Trials 10,000m, by Alfons Juck, note by Larry Eder

Kenneth Kipkemboi, photo by

Kenneth Kipkemboi won the Kenyan Olympic Trials 10,000 meter final on the first night of the Kenyan Trials. The Kenyan Trials should be an amazing competition, so we will be watching closely the outcome.


KASARANI (KEN, Jun 14): Kennneth Kipkemoi won the men´s 10 000 m during first day of Kenyan Championships with fast 27:49.53. Second Lewis Mosoti 27:53.94 and third Matthew Kisorio 28:05.60. New women hammer record for Linda Oseso with 59.72. Grace Wanjiru won the 20 km walk in 1:37:45. World Indoor 3000 m champion Hellen Obiri qualified for the 1500m final winning her heat with the third fastest time of 4:17.2. Faster were Berin Nenkambi 4:12.4 and Stacy Ndiwa 4:14.4. Olympic and World Indoor 800m champion Pamela Jelimo opted to run in 400m in search of speed, qualifying for the semi-finals in 53.3. Commonwealth and National 400m champion Mark Mutai won his heat of 400 m in 46.85, faster was Boniface Mwereza in 46.1. 2011 World junior CC Champion Geoffrey Kipsang won the 5000 m in unoff. time at 13:27 level (details to be confirmed). The 2006 Commonwealth Games champion, Lucy Kabuu, withdrew from the Friday´s 10 000 m olympic qualifying race.


YALTA (UKR, Jun 14): European leading 200 m 22.69 (-0.5) by Yelizaveta Bryzgina highlighted the third day of Ukrainian Championships. Second Viktoriya Pyatachenko 22.71 PB. In expected 800 m women final Natalya Lupu won in 1:58.46 over Yulia Krevsun 1:59.25, third Olena Zushman 1:59.32 PB and fourth Liliya Lobanova 1:59.62. Good quality also 54.98 by Hanna Titimets at 400 m hurdles ahead of Anna Yaroshchuk 55.16. Ana Nosenko won the 5000 m in 15:41.29. In men races Serhiy Smelik won the 200 m in lifetime best 20.63 (-0.2), Stanyslav Melnykov the 400 m hurdles (49.53), Ihor Davydov the 800 m (1:46.98) and Mykola Labovskiy got huge 5000 m best 13.23.50 over European CC Champion Sergiy Lebid 13:35.35. In technical events the win for 46 years old Oleksandr Dryhol 78.32 in hammer beating younger opponents Andriy Martynyuk 77.70 and Artyom Rubanko 77.10. In women hammer new national U23 record for Ganna Skidan 74.21 ahead of Irina Novozhilova 73.42. Javelin wins for Oleksandr Pyatnytsa 84.87 (second Roman Avramenko 81.87) and Vira Rebryk 62.61. Andriy Protsenko cleared 231 in the high jump and pole vault win for Vladyslav Revenko with 555 cm.


VELENJE (SLO, Jun 14): The 17th Miners Day meet (EA Classic) saw Russian World medalist Olga Kucherenko leaping to high quality 690 (+0.5, also 685 in series) to win the long jump ahead of Serbian Ivana Spanovic 653 (-0.5). Best male result was registered in hammer where Hungarian Krisztian Pars achieved three times 80+mark, the best was 81.48. Second home star and olympic winner Primoz Kozmus improved his season best to 77.35 in last attempt. Slovenian athletes were seen as winners in other events. Young talent Zan Rudolf won the 800 m in new national senior and junior record 1:46.79 ahead of South African miler Johan Cronje 1:46.87. Marija Sestak was the best in triple jump (14.26,-0.4, beating Belgian Svetlana Bolshakova (13.85,-0.6). Martina Ratej was the best in javelin (61.25 m). Former Cuban world champion Yipsi Moreno was the best in hammer (71.75). And another Cuban world medalist Lazaro Borges won the pole vault (560) and South African Elroy Gelant the 5000 m (13:46.17). In sprints Briton Danny Talbot clocked 10.24 (+0.1) 100 m win over Jamaican Ainsley Waugh 10.33. In the 200 m first Talbot clocked 20.71 (+0.1) but in second race young Anaso Jobodwana from South Africa achieved 20.50 ahead of Ireland´s Steven Colvert 20.57 (national U23 record) and Waugh 20.58. Italian Marco Vistalli won the 400 m in 45.70. Austrian record holder Beate Schrott was the best at 100 m hurdles (13.11, -0.4) and Slovak Lucia Klocova in the 1500 m in 4:14.45 beating 4:01 runner from last year Siham Hilali of Morocco (4:15.01). Olympic winner Nancy Lagat was 8th (4:18.00).

MAKHLOUFI 1:45.26 AT 800 M

GOTEBORG (SWE, Jun 14): Algerian Taofik Makhloufi won the Goteborg Grand Prix 800 m race at Slottskogsvallen in 1:45.26. More meet records by Ugandan Thomas Ayeko in the 5000 m (13:28.38) and Algerian Abderrahmane Anou in the 1500 m (3:38.21). Sudanese Rabah Yusif won the 400 m in 45.44 beating Briton Robert Tobin 45.76. In South African duel Hannes Dreyer in 10.49 (-0.5) beat SA record holder Simon Magakwe (10.58). New personal best for Gabriel Wallin of Sweden with 81.45 in javelin. In 4x100 m relay Finland won in 39.79 ahead of South Africa 39.87 and Sweden 39.96. In women events Moa Hjelmer won the 200 m in 23.58 (-1.2), Maria McCambridge from Ireland was the best in the 5000 m (15:50.80), Finland was the best in the 4x100 m (44.69). In jumps Emma Green-Tregaro won the high jump (190), Malin Dahlstrom the pole vault (435 over wjr-holder Angelica Bengtsson 425) and Erica Jarder the long jump (634, Carolina Kluft 3rd 627).


RATINGEN (GER, Jun 14): 16th Erdgas Meeting in Ratingen (IAAF CE Challenge) seeing Algerian title defender and African record holder Larbi Bourrada being the overnight leader with top score of 4439 points. He was the best in four events (10.58 PB-757-209-47.40) and in shot put achieved personal best 13.64. Second Cuban Yunior Diaz 4204 and third German Jan Felix Knobel 4175 (he was best in shot put 15.89). Not contesting the last 400 m was Cuban Leonel Suarez and also out is German Andre Niklaus. New Zealand´s Rebecca Wardell is leading in heptathlon (3706) over Germans Julia Machtig (3662, with 15.98 shot put best) and Maren Schwerdtner 3565.






TEL AVIV (ISR, Jun 14): Dustin Emrani clocked new 800 m meet record during second day of 76th National Championships 1:46.92. Russian Yelena Kozlova won the 200 m in 23.51 (+1.8).


AVELLINO (ITA, Jun 13): Chad sprint record holder Abdourahi Haroun won the 100 m at the 26th Trofeo Cittŕ di Avellino with 10.34 (+1.4). Cuban Omar Cisneros won the 400 m in 46.00. Stefano Tremigliozzi got 790 (+1.0) in the long jump and hurdles national record holder Marzia Caravelli won the 200 m in 23.88 (+1.4).

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