September 2014 Archives
WEEKEND COLLEGE XC RECAP
U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association
PROVIDENCE (USA, Sep 21): Racing in her hometown, Providence's own Molly Huddle used experience --and a finely timed kick-- to claim her fourth USA 5-K National Championship here at the CVS Health Downtown 5-K. Sprinting up and over the course's steepest hill with fewer than 400 meters remaining, Huddle stopped the clock in a personal best of . In second was Jordan Hasay () followed by last year's runner-up, Emily Infeld (). Seventh in was Mary Cain, who called road racing "a whole different beast." Diego Estrada won the men race in . German Fernandez and Maverick Darling placed second and third in . Fading in the final stretch was two-time IAAF World Championships medalist Matthew Centrowitz, who told Race Results Weekly that he misjudged the course and in turn lost the pop in his legs.
PORTLAND, OREGON (USA): Shalane Flanagan has one goal for the Berlin Marathon on September 28: the U.S. record, reports RunnersWorld.com. The current mark, set by Deena Kastor, in London (2006) is 2:19:36. Flanagan will have two designated pacemakers to help her attack the record, which has stood since 2006. "I'm going to do everything I can get the record," said the 33 year old, who set her PB of 2:22:02 in Boston this year.
In the team Europe Ignisious Gaisah will replace in long jump the Olympic winner and European champion Greg Rutherford. Team captains will be French pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie and British long distance runner Jo Pavey.
Captains of Asia-Pacific Team are Tajikistan´s hammer thrower Dilshod Nazarov and shot put queen from New Zealand Valerie Adams.
In African team will be four Moroccan athletes, all women. Steeple runner Salima El Ouali, young high jump talent Rhizlane Siba, pole vaulter Nisrine Dinar and discus thrower Amina El Mouden. All four are looking to attack their personal bests at the event, informs MAP.
Mutaz Essa Barshim arrived to Marrakech evening. His excellent jump of 243 in Brussels made headlines and on twitter and facebook different photomontages are shown to illustrate how high he jumped actually. In one he is over a soccer goal which is 244 cm high.