Results from around the globe (March 22, 23), by Alfons Juck, EME News

Caleb Ndiku, photo by

EME News sent us the following results from last weekend. The results are road racing and track and field! 

MILANO (ITA, Mar 23): Kenyan Thomas Lokomwa won the famous Half Marathon Stramilano in 1:01:39. Second Kiprop Limo who won last year in 1:01:55 and third Ugandan Wilson Busienei 1:02:08. Fifth Yassine Rachik Moroccan running for Italian club 1:04:32. Lucy Wambui as best woman achieved 1:10:52 over Ethiopian Tilahun Biruk 1:11:10 and another Kenyan Hellen Jepkurgat 1:13:01. Best Italian Claudia Pinna as 8th 1:16:03. 5030 runners participated.


NAIROBI (KEN, Mar 22): Big no-shows lists were quite evident at the fourth Athletics Kenya relay series at Safaricom Stadium Karasani. Newly-crowned World Indoor 3000 m champion Caleb Ndiku led his 4x1500 m team to victory in 14:54.3. Before him running Collins Cheboi, Zablon Chumba and Bernard Kipkorir. Second was quartet of Hillary Yego, Tohston Simotwo, Fredrick Korir and Stanley Kipkemoi in 14:57.1 and third team Vickson Polonet, Bernard Nkaoienet, Franklin Kiplagat and Samson Mwaura 15:03.2. The lanky Mwangangi said he is keen to extend his wins to the inaugural IAAF World Relays. In the 4x800 m Robert Biwott, the Africa Youth two-lap race title holder, threw down the quantlet and silver medallist Patrick Rono picked it up as Anthony Chemut and Felix Konchella  sealed the victory in 7:11.3.  In women 4x1500 m Beatrice Chepkoech led her team to 18:08.1 win ahead of Susan Wachera's (19:40.1) and Susan Wacheke (20:22.1). Informs East Standard.


SAXON (SUI, Mar 23): Swiss 10 km road titles for Rolf Rufenacht (30:04) and Fabienne Schlumpf (33:36).


SAN SEBASTIAN (ESP, Mar 23): Cristina Lara improved Spanish indoor junior record in girls 200 m to 24.14 during last day of National Indoor Junior Championships. Triple world junior champion 2012 Ana Peleteiro won the 60 m in 7.61 and the tripleon Saturday with 13.39.


MEGARA (GRE, Mar 23): Greek Walkimng championships had Alexandros Papamihail winning the 20 km in 1:26:06. Antigoni Drisbioti was the best woman in 1:35:38 and missed the Zurich standard by 38 seconds.


DRESDEN (GER, Mar 23): Kenyans dominated the 24th edition of Dresden Citylauf. Dickson Kurui 29:58 over Abraham Yano 30:08 in men category. Alice Kibor in 34:15 was the best woman.


MOBILE (USA, Mar 22): Janet Bawcom became the Azalea Trail Run's first three-time women's winner in downtown Mobile. In the 37th edition of the 10 km she clocked 32:02 ahead of Sophy Jepchirchir 32:21 and Lindsey Scherf 32:32. Fourth Iwona Lewandowska of Poland in 32:40 PB. Julius Kogo won the men race in 27:58 with Cleophas Ngetich second 28:02 and Simon Ndirangu third 28:19.


HASTINGS (GBR, Mar 23): Kenyan Boniface Kongin won the 30th Hastings Half Marathon in 1:04:18, the fastest time here since 2007. Gladys Kwambai as best woman got 1:16:42.


VILLASANA DE MENA (ESP, Mar 23): Tomas Tajadura 31:09 and Irene Pelayo 35:07 won the 33rd Carrera de San Jose in Burgos region.


DALLAS (USA, Mar 23): Olympic marathon medalist Deena Kastor won the Rock and Roll Dallas Half Marathon in 1:11:57. It is her fastest in 40+ age category and best since 2011. She missed the US masters record of Colleen De Reuck by 7 seconds. Kenyan Julius Kiptoo was the best male in 1:06:02.







SACRAMENTO: Kevin Craddock switched to outdoor hurdling with 13.59 (-0.1) at Hornet Invitational. Jamaican Kemarley Brown improved in both sprints to 10.29 (-0.5) and 20.75 (+1.4). Discus olympic winner Stephanie Brown-Trafton returned after maternity break with 53.33 as second.


LOS ANGELES: Aleec Harris clocked personal best 13.55 (-0.6) over the hurdles at Trojan Invitational meet. Diamara Planell of Puerto-Rico equaled national pole vault record 427 cm.


TUSCALOOSA: At Alabama Relays solid 100 m by Jamaican veteran Aleen Bailey 11.29 (+1.7). In the men 100 m Johnathan Smith 10.25 (+1.6) over Benjamin Martin 10.28 PB and Kirk Wilson 10.30 PB.


HOUSTON: Devin Jenkins got 10.21 in the 100 m at Texas Southern Relays, unfortunately with +2.9 wind.


TEMPE: Indian Vikas Gowda won the discus at Baldy Castillo Invitational with 62.75. In the 100 m a tie (+1.5) for Devan Spann and Japanese Sota Kawatsura with 10.37.


CHARLOTTE: The 4x400 m Olympic medalist Manteo Mitchell won the 100 m at 49er Classic but his 10.26 had +3.0 wind. In the 200 m also wind-aided 20.40 (+2.1) ahead of Jamaican 400 m hurdler Leford Green 20.72. Women hurdles winner Shermaine Williams was more lucky with 13.14 (-1.1).


MYRTLE BEACH: Jamaican World indoor bronze winner from Sopot in relay Dane Hyatt won at the Shamrock Invitational the 200 m in 20.84 (+1.3).


OXFORD: Good 100 m at Ole Miss Open as Jalen Miller who is NCAA finalist and still a junior improved to 10.29 (+1.6) and beat Isiah Young 10.39. Ricky Robertson cleared 226 in the high jump and Sam Kendricks 554 in the pole vault.


CORAL GABLES: Puerto-Rican Miguel Lopez achieved 10.36 (+2.3) at Hurricane Alumni Invitational. Hurdler and World participant Johnny Dutch clocked 47.32 in the flat 400 m.


EUGENE: Steeple specialist Bridget Franek won the 3000 m at Oregon Preview 9:27.36. In the 1500 m German Anne Kesselring 4:18.99 ahead of NCAA 800 m indoor champion Laura Roesler 4:19.44 PB.

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