August 2014 Archives
ERNIE BULLARD MEMORIAL & RECEPTION
Ernie Bullard's celebration of life memorial service will be held promptly at on the USC campus in Town & Gown Center (665 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0871: E-6 on linked campus map)on . Reception will follow memorial service.
For information contact Larry Knuth
(Editor'note: Ernie Bullard helped keep track & field alive in the South Bay in the 70s and early 1980s, and it was not an easy task. Many have fond stories of Coach Bullard, feel free to send them to me at [email protected] We will publish some of them in an upcoming issue of California Track & Running News. )
ZURICH (SUI): World record holder David Rudisha spoke before his last race of the season at Weltklasse meet. „This is a difficult season for me. It's not easy to come back from an injury. I started training very late, in March. By then, I had missed a lot of necessary workouts. Maybe I expected to do better, but I was happy to run with these guys who had been training very well. It's a challenge if you are not at 100%. Actually, I am at 85, maybe 90% of my form. But I can still run , probably at this time. After Birmingham, I am sure that once I am back in my best shape, I can break the 600m world record. I am going to try again in any case," he said.
ZURICH (SUI): Croatian high jump star Blanka Vlasic has announced that she will compete at the Weltklasse Zurich Diamond League . The 30 year old, two time World and World Indoor champion, had to pull out of the European Championships with a knee injury. Vlasic won the women's high jump at the Weltklasse meet in 2007, 2008 and 2009. She will face the full European Champs podium (Beitia, Kuchina, Simic).
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - AUGUST 13: (Editors note: A digital filter has been applied to this image) Mo Farah of Great Britain celebrates winning the Mens 10,000m Final during day two of the 22nd European Athletics Championship at Stadium Letzigrund on August 13, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images for European Athletics)
Soumare, Sailer, Mang, Euro 2010, photo by PhotoRun.net
EME NEWS () PART ONE
QUOTE OF THE SESSION
„There is a big ambition inside me. I am not surprised at all about this heat. I am in a great shape and I came here to run beautiful times. „La guerre commence." The war starts now. Runnning this time is very reassuring for me. I will sleep very well tonight," Myriam Soumare after her fast 100 m.
RESULT OF THE SESSION
11.03 equaled European lead by Myriam Soumare in the women 100 m heats, second fastest ever 100 m women first round time at Eurochamps and with negative wind 0.4. Series of national records on the track confirmed the quality of the surface (for example Swiss women 100 m, Estonian 400 m men, Portugal 400 m men).
SURPRISE OF THE SESSION
Ukrainian national record holder and 2nd in the World list 2014 Hanna Hatsko out in javelin women qualification with 53.81 and two fouls.
Czech Euroindoor medalist Ladislav Prasil in shot qualification, Swiss record holder Nicola Buchler in women pole vault, several top names from slower heat one in women 1500 m (Muir, Mischchenko, Koster) from second Gega and Olympic medalist Bulut. Italian Daniele Greco, Euroindoor winner and Olympic finalist did not compete at the end of the day in triple qualification due to achilles tendon injury in the warm-up.
STATS (by Ken Nakamura)
In the men's shot qualification, Germany's David Storl recorded 20.76, the second longest first round mark ever at these championships. GDR's Ulf Timmerman threw 21.13 in 1986, two years before winning Olympic gold. Myriam Soumare's heat time of 11.03 is also the second best first round mark at a European Championships. Zhanna Pintusevich-Block ran 11.01 in 1994, her fastest time of that championships. Russia's Denis Kudryavtsev clocked 49.05 in the men's 400mH heats to tie the 2nd fastest first round mark ever at the Europeans. Portugal's Carlos Silva ran 49.00 in the round 1 in 1998, and then finished 4th in the final. 13 athletes recorded 445 in the women's pole vault, tying the highest qualifying mark ever. Defending champion Jirina Svobodová of the Czech Republic also recorded 445 in 2012, when she was the only athlete over that height. Russia's Maksim Dyldin ran 45.45 to record the 4th fastest men's 400m first round mark at a Europeans. Spain's David Canal has the fastest first round mark of 45.20 from 1998, and finished 7th in the final.
Haile Gebrselassie has been one of our favorite athletes to interview. Always gracious, always thoughtful, and always funny. Haile has set 26 or 27 world records under his name, from 1500 meters to the marathon, and as he enters a new place in his career, that of masters athlete and sport ambassador, we wanted to share this video with you from February 2013.
Haile Gebrselsassie, May 2012, Hengelo 10,000m,
photo by PhotoRun.net
Haile was speaking to us about the adidas Boost technology and how he liked the new product featuring boost. Then, he spoke about running's future.
And, as always, we listened.
SHOBUKHOVA WILL APPEAL
MOSCOW (RUS): Russian marathon record holder Liliya Shobukhova will appeal her ban to CAS. The 35-year-old runner was banned from January 24, 2013 till January 23, 2015 because of abnormal blood measures. All her results from October 9, 2009 were cancelled, including three victories at Chicago marathons and one London marathon triumph including World Marathon Majors wins. "We have prepared all documents to CAS already and will ask not only to revise the terms of the ban but to abrogate her disqualification at all," said her coach and husband Ihor Shobukhov to Sport-Express newspaper.
(Editor's note: All athletes are entitled to basic protection under international law. If Ms. Shubokhova has her appeal upheld, she will have to pay back the monies won from her marathon wins and her WMM titles. Fascinating to me, that her agent has already noted that no matter what, Ms. Shobukhova will not return her winnings.)
NEW YORK (USA): Marathon world record holder Wilson Kipsang will run the New York Marathon on , report foksport.nl. The 32 year old Kenyan, who ran the world record of 2:03:23 last year in Berlin, will prepare for the marathon with a half marathon race in Austria on August 24. Kipsang won the very competitive London Marathon in April, clocking 2:04:29, the fastest marathon in the world this year.
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