January 2015 Archives
Arne Gabius, photo by PhotoRun.net
PSD BANK MEETING IS SOLD OUT
DUSSELDORF (GER): The jubilee 10th PSD Bank Meeting Düsseldorf (EA Indoor Permit) is sold out for . The sprint highlights Dayron Robles with Pascal Martinot-Lagarde and Omo Osaghae in 60 m hurdles, Kim Collins runs the 60 m against James Dasaolu and Mike Rodgers, in men pole vault Raphael Holzdeppe competes against Konstadionos Filippidis and US duel in men shot put Christian Cantwell against Ryan Whiting. In the races Adam Kszczot (800 m), Silas Kiplagat (1500 m), Nixon Chepseba (3000 m) and Arne Gabius (5000 m) are the main names. In women 60 m local star Verena Sailer runs against in shape Swiss record holder Mujinga Kambundji. Poland´s Joanna Jozwik is the 800 m favorite, in the hurdles Alina Talay against Eline Berings and in the triple jump Olha Saladuha.
Editor's note: Nice to see the PSD Meeting doing so well! What a fine hurdle field, sprint field and some fine distance races: Adam Kszczot for 800 meters, Silas Kiplagat for 1,500 meters, Nixon Chepseba for 3000m and Arnie Gabius for the 5000m!
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The Sixth Annual HOKA ONE ONE Super Clinic will be held on Saturday, January 31at Sacramento Community College. If you want to see how much you can learn in one day, how to better your coaching, and to meet and exchange ideas with some of the finest human beings, besides coaches in our sport, then be
RunBlogRun will be there. Adam Johnson-Eder and myself will be doing a seminar on how coaches can use social media (and this digital age) for more effectivecoaching. We will also bring some issues of Cal Track, Athletes Only, and Coaching Athletics.
So, please join us. Our friend, and my spiritual advisor, Peanut Harms, and Dave Shrock, PA USATF President, have worked very hard to make this event a reality!
See you there!
RENO (USA, Jan 16): Olympic winner Renaud Lavillenie is in top shape early in the season. In his second meet, Pole Vault Summit in Nevada, he cleared in first attempt 592 new meet record and World lead. He also tried at six meters, last year at the same meet he won with 575. "His goal was to break the meet record 591," said his coach Philippe D´Encausse who confirmed that the mission was accomplished. "It's a good performance at this time of the year," he added for L´Équipe.Second Sam Kendricks went over 586 what is new personal best and second best ever by a collegian and best by US collegian. Third Briton Steve Lewis 565. Mark Hollis as 8th did 525 and decathlon number one 2014 Trey Hardee 505 as 10th. Greek European silver medalist from Zurich Ekaterini Stefanidi won the women competition with another indoor PB 460 cm. She was followed by three jumpers with 450 Becky Holliday, Mary Saxer and Melisa Gergel.Fifth Kelsie Ahbe went over 440. In different age categories more than 1000 vaulters are competing.
In 2010, when New Balance's Tom Carleo signed the recently graduated collegian, many second guessed Carleo and New Balance. In 2011, Jenny Simpson won the world championships with a brilliant run over the final stretch. Fluke ! Fluke ! some detractors said.
Jessica Ennis-Hill, photo by PhotoRun.net
ENNIS-HILL FOR GOTZIS COMEBACK
GOTZIS (AUT): Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill will make her eagerly anticipated return to multi-event competition at the Hypo Meeting in Gotzis on , inform the organisers. The 28 year old British athlete has been largely absent from the competitive arena for the past two years due to an injury in 2013 and giving birth in 2014. Her first foray back into the 8 discipline event will be a true test as she will be joined in the field by Katarina Johnson Thompson, the defending Gotzis champion; and World heptathlon medallists Brianne Theisen-Eaton and Dafne Schippers. The women's field will also include World Junior champion Morgan Lake, bringing together the three British heptathlon stars in the same competition.
EDINBURGH (GBR, Jan 10): Team USA won the competition at the Morrisons Great Edinburgh Cross Country (IAAF Permit) in muddy and windy conditions with 121 points ahead of Europe 189 and last year top team Great Britain 223. After his surprise win in the men's invitational 4km event 12 months ago, USA's Garrett Heath retained in clear fashion his title with over reigning World CC Champion Japhet Korir and US Dathan Ritzenhein . Fourth mile star Asbel Kiprop (pushed for pace for first 2 km lap) and fifth top Briton Tom Lancashire . Other top names in the race were 6th top steeple runner 2014 Jairus Birech followed by Edwin Soi and Thomas Longosiwa with Bernard Lagat 15th () and Silas Kiplagat 17th (). This race did not count into the match. Emelia Gorecka bounced back and won the women 6 km in over double European Champion Fionnualla Britton (). Spain´s Trihas Gebre was third in . Brianne Nelson was the first American clocking for fourth. European Champion Gemma Steel was 11th (). The men's long course race did see a successful defence by Chris Derrick over Jacob Riley for a USA 1-2 (25:31 and 25:33). Breaking up an American clean-sweep was Britain's Jonny Hay who dug deep to clock 25:36 for the 8 km course. Euro Cross bronze medallist 2014 and former champion Alemayehu Bezabeh of Spain went out hard but paid the price and inished 20th (26:35). Continental champion Yemaneberhan Crippa of Italy (6 km ) and USA's Makena Morley (4km ) had comfortably won the junior races. The meeting also included an international 2x1km mixed relay for the first time, with Gemma Kersey and James Bowness victorious for the England B team ahead of GB's Racheal Bamford and Ross Murray . The Scotland A team of Laura Muir and Ross Matheson was third . With help from Athletics Weekly.
Christophe Lemaitre, photo by PhotoRun.net
This is start of the indoor season in Europe, with results compiled by our friend, Carles Baronet. We are fortunate to be working with Carles in 2015. Remember, the complete pdf is below for your downloading pleasure.
European Athletics Results 2014-15 (weekend 20-21.12.2014)
BELARUS Minsk (Belarus), 19-20.12.2014 -Christmas Starts- (indoor)
50m Ilya Siratsiuk 5.85; 50mh Vitaliy Parakhonka 6.65; 50mh u20 (0,99m) Arseni Zdanievic 6.94; HJ Andrey Churila 2.20
50m Ksenia Dietsuk 6.76; 50mh Kristina Hacko 7.26; 50mh u20 1 Elvira Hierman 7.18; 2 Svietlana Hubienko 7.47; 150m Katsiaryna Charaskievic 18.62, 150m u20 Elvira Hierman 18.91, 1.000m Katsiaryna Saban 2.52.53; HJ 1 Yana Maksimava 1.80; 2 Olesya Vlaskievic and Marisa Sivienko 1.80
Gent (Belgium), 20.12.2014 (indoor)
60mh Thomas Durant 8.08 Women
60m Celine Gautier (99) 7.72
CZECH REPUBLIC Praha (Czech Republic), 19.12.2014 (indoor)
PV 1 Nicola Poschlová (98) 3.96; 2 Sabina Poschlová (97) 3.91 Olomouc (Czech Republic), 20.12.2014 (indoor)
SP 1 Martin Novak 18.50; 2 Tomas Kozak 18.17
Aarhus (Denmark), 6.12.2014 (indoor)
SP u18 (5 kg) Marcus Thomsen 18.06
Tallinn (Estonia), 17.12.2014 (indoor)
60m u18 Hans-Christian Hausenberg (98) 6.96; LJ u18 Hans-Christian Hausenberg 7.26; SP Karl Koha 17.07; SP u20 (6 kg) Sven Lillimägi 17.39; SP U18 (5 kg) 1 Kert Piirimäe 19.07; 2 Jander Heil 17.92
Pajulahti (Finland), 15.12.2014 (indoor)
PV u20 Niko Koskinen (96) 5.11
Lyon (France), 19.12.2014 -Envol Trophée Hivernal- (indoor)
HJ 1 Abdoulaye Diarra 2.20; 2 Mohamed Younes Idris (sud) 2.20; 3 Florian Labourel 2.14; PV 1 Mehdi Amar Rouana 5.24; 2 Noel Ost 5.14; 3 Vincent Favretto 5.14; 4 Mathieu Collet (95) 5.14; LJ Raihau Maiau 7.84; 2 Guillaume Victorin 7.48; 3 Davy Gabon 7.42; TJ Ulrick Bolosier 15.97
HJ 1 Valerie Bonnet 1.78; 2 Sandrine Champion 1.78; PV Maria-Leonore Ribeiro Tavares 4.20; LJ 1 Haoua Kessely 6.40; 2 Amandine Raffin 6.25; 3 Pauline Lett 6.12; TJ 1 Haoua Kessely 13.60; 2 Teresa Nzola Meso Ba 13.02; 3 Amy Zongo-Filet 12.76; 4 Ilionis Guillaume (98) 12.66
Metz (France), 19.12.2014 (indoor)
SP Bob Bertemes (lux) 19.45
Lyon (France), 20.12.2014 (indoor)
SP Romain Gotteland 17.22
Eaubonne (France), 20-21.12.2014 (indoor)
60m Dimitri Bascou 6.88
60m Doris Deshayes 7.61; LJ Myriam Soumare 5.61
Moulleiron-le-Captif (France), 20.12.2014 (indoor)
European Athletics Results - by Carles Baronet - Folgueroles (Barcelona) [email protected]
To download the entire European Athletics Report for 20-21.12.2014, please click here: EUROPEAN ATHLETICS RESULS (weekend 20-21.12.2014).pdf
MOUNTAIN VIEW (USA): Justin Gatlin has been named US Men's Athlete of the Year by Track and Field News. The Diamond League 200m champion came within one vote from a perfect score, heading the top 10 list with 269 points. Diamond League 400m champion LaShawn Merritt was the runner-up with 230 points, while Galen Rupp took 3rd spot on the list with 199 points after a record setting season. The rest of the top 10 were as follows: Trey Hardee (154), Evan Jager (144), Reese Hoffa (143), Christian Taylor (108), Will Claye (68), Mike Rodgers (61) and Meb Keflezighi (42).
(Editor's note: Justin Gatlin had a wonderful year. He also served a four year ban. In the U.S. especially, our society has a cultural rule, that if one serves their time, then, they should be welcomed back into society.
A four year ban was not a picnic. Gatlin lost money, time and status. That Gatlin has come back, after four years, is a testament to his perseverance and hard work. While, intuitively, it seems that if one used a performance enhancing product in past, it might have some benefits for the rest of one's career, that, has not been proven.
RunBlogRun believes that the four year ban now in place in IAAF as of January 1, 2015 is the way to go in the future. RunBlogRun also believes that WADA and USADA must get their testing procedures up to current scientific methods if they want to be able to withstand legal challenges.
Finally, RunBlogRun believes that if an athlete has tested positive, after January 1, 2015, and gets a four year ban, the athlete should NEVER be eligible for any post season awards from their federation, IAAF, IOC, and from media. Unless the sport makes punishments for cheating so draconian, so full of shame, but also so air tight, then, anti-doping will remain the festering sore it is in all sports. )