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Lasitskene_MariyaR-Stockholm19.jpgMariya Lasitskene, Photo by PhotoRun.net

Guliyev_RamilPort1-Stockholm18.jpgRamil Guiliyev, photo by PhotoRun.net

Stefanidi_EkateriniFL-WC17.jpgKaterina Stefanidi, photo by PhotoRun.net

The upcoming European Athletics event, Europe vs. USA, will happen in Minsk on September 9-10. The meet will be televised by NBC TV and the chance of developing a meeting with EAA and USATF has been discussed for several years.

The Odlozil Memorial is named after Czech star Josef Odlozil. He was the silver medalist in the 1964 Olympic 1,500m, taking second to Peter Snell, with John Davies in third. Odlozil also set a World Record at 2000m in 5:01.2. He died in 1993.

The meet features stars of Czech athletics against some of the big names in global athletics.

The meet, Memoriál Josefa Odložila, has been held since 1994.

Houstka-sept-8.jpgJosef Odlozil, photo by Memoriál Josefa Odložila

Dacres_FedrickH-Rome18.jpgFedrick Dacres, photo by PhotoRun.net

Schwanitz_ChristinaH-NewBalance19.jpgChristina Schwanitz, photo by PhotoRun.net

Dacres beats Malachowski, Schwanitz EL


HALLE (GER, Jun 1): On the first day of the Halle Throws Meeting, there were two high quality discus competitions. Jamaica's Fedrick Dacres went out to 68.64m in the fourth round to defeat Olympic silver medallist Piotr Malachowski (65.87m) and Norway's Ole Stunes Isene (65.77m) in a competition which saw the top seven all surpass the 65m-line. In the women's competition, Cuba's Denia Caballero backed up her win in Stockholm by going out to 65.99m to defeat China's Feng Bin (64.89m) and European silver medallist Nadine Muller (64.52m) with Chen Yang a close fourth with 64.25m. World champion Pawel Fajdek won the hammer by a clear margin with 79.04m from Greece's Mihalis Anastasakis (75.16m) and there was a Chinese one-two in the women's hammer from Wang Zheng (74.89m) and Lua Na (72.71m). Christina Schwanitz won the shot put with 19.23m European lead which was followed by two national records: Sweden's Fanny Roos with 18.88m and Canada's Brittany Crew with 18.69m while Canada's Tim Nedow won the men's shot put with 20.87m. Elsewhere, Kara Winger went out to 62.08m in the sixth round of the javelin to upset European champion Christin Hussong (61.81m) and Bernhard Seifert won the men's javelin with 83.05m.

Schippers_DafneFL-Euro16.jpgDafne Schippers, photo by PhotoRun.net

Schippers openers 11.38 and 22.98
OORDEGEM (BEL, May 25): World champion Dafne Schippers started the season at IFAM Indoor with 11.38 (+1.2) in the 100 m and 22.98 (-0.3) in the 200 m. German Marius Probst got the 1500 m in 3:38.98 with Henrik Ingebrigtsen 6th in 3:40.23. Abe Gashahun from Ethiopia was the best in the 5000 m with 13:26.77 ahead of Younes Essalhi of Morocco 13:27.32. Nadine Visser clocked 13.17 (-1.1) in the hurdles, in heats US Jade Barber 13.09 (-0.3). Taymir Burnet was the best in men´s 100 m in 10.38 (+0.3). In the 400 m hurdles Briton Sebastian Rodger clocked 49.60, in other race Dutch Nick Smidt improved hugely to 49.79 (previous PB 50.63). In women 400 m hurdles Norwegian win by Line Kloster 56.74. Mali record holder Fode Sissoko won the 200 m in 20.58 (-0.7) and US Michael Berry the 400 m in 46.34. In steeple British Aimee Pratt 9:49.27 PB and Finland´s Topi Raitanen 8:29.27. Ben Broeders cleared 562 in the pole vault and Romanian Alexander Firfirica 63.78 in discus

Filippo Tortu, the national record holder at 100m in Italy, is looking good in 2019, as his wind-aided 100m in Rieti on 24 May attests. The video of the race and a piece by EAA confirms.

1286975_G08_W01.jpgFilippo Tortu, photo by Getty Images for European Athletics

Semenya_CasterFH-Pre18.jpgCaster Semenya takes 2018 Pre Classic, photo by PhotoRun.

Semenya for 2000 m
MONTREUIL (FRA): South African Caster Semenya is scheduled to run the 2000 m at the Montreuil Meet (EA Classic) on June 11 in France. In the tenth edition of the meet, thinis will be the first ever 2000 m race for Semenya who must compete at distances longer than mile according to the latest IAAF regulations.

Yohan Diniz is back and he kicked butt in the race walking world today in his 3:37 50km, the longest event in our sport. Here are the complete results from Latvia!

Diniz_YohannFV-Euros14.jpgYohan Diniz, photo by PhotoRun.net

European Athletics continues to grow and make some impressive moves that bode well for the future of the sport in Europe. The re-election of Sven Arne Hansen as President of EAA is a good omen.

Hansen_SvenArne-EuroXC18.jpgSven Arne Hansen, photo by PhotoRun.net

Hansen_SvenArne-EuroXC18.jpgSven Arne Hansen, photo by PhotoRun.net
Hansen to continue with delivering the change
PRAGUE (CZE): The 2019 European Athletics Congress on April 13 will be highlighted by the election of the European Athletics President, Vice Presidents and Council Members. "Elections are often referred to as historic, but I believe that this description is genuinely appropriate on this occasion because we will take important steps towards improving the gender balance of our senior positions," said European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen, who will be standing unopposed for a second four-year term. Britain´s Cherry Alexander looks set to become the first woman in the history of the organisation to become European Athletics Vice President. The venue for the Congress is the Hilton Prague in the centre of the Czech capital. Candidates will make their presentations on Friday 12 April, the elections will take place during the main part of the Congress on Saturday 13 April and the first meeting of the newly-elected Council will be on Sunday 14 April. In additional to the elections, the Congress will also hear the financial reports for 2017 and 2018 and approve the financial plan for 2020-23 as well as consider amendments to the constitution and proposals from both the Council and European Athletics Member Federations. From European Athletics.

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