Robles will run his first Diamond League Meeting on Thursday, June 10.
He has run 13.12 so far this season…
ROBLES OK AND READY
ROMA (ITA): World record holder
Dayron Robles is ready to run his first Diamond League meet of the year on
Thursday at Rome Golden Gala. That was confirmed by his coach Santiago Antunez.
He is doing OK after falling to the track at the FBK Games on Sunday. His next
meet after Rome will be in Italy, on June 12 at Primo Nebiolo Memorial in
Torino (EA Premium). After that Robles will return to Cuba for training.
BUDAPEST (HUN): In latest
All-Athletics.com one day meeting rankings for 2010 Oslo Bislett Games leads
with 92 527 points. Also second and third place for Diamond League meetings.
Doha 91 877 and Shanghai 90 509. Fourth place for the current best IAAF World
Challenge Meet, the Golden Spike of Ostrava (88 561) and fifth best EA Premium
meet Enea Cup in Bydgoszcz (86 826).
GEBRE FOR NYC
NEW YORK (USA): Long distance
legend and current marathon world record holder Haile Gebreselassie will make
his debut in the New York city marathon in November. Gebreselassie, who holds
25 world records, made the announcement was made in New York where Gebrselassie
joined 1,500 schoolchildren for the New York Road Runners Mighty Milers Fun
Run.”It has been a long dream of mine to compete in this outstanding event,
and I’m so excited about competing for the first time in my career in the ING
New York City Marathon this November, ” said Gebrselassie. “I know my longtime
friend Tesfaye Jifar has the course record in New York and with all of us in
the field I believe that we might be able to make it a race which can
be remembered for a long time as a historical race.” Gebreselassie
AWARD FOR BBC
LONDON (GBR): Good news for athletics in Britain as the BBC
Production Team have won the British Academy of Film and Television Arts
(BAFTA) Sports Coverage award for the Berlin World Championships. It’s the
biggest television award in the UK.
COLOGNE (GER): 4662 athletes
have so far announced their participation in the KÃ¶ln Marathon on October 3rd. Another
5391 participants will take part in the half marathon and 776 skaters have
subscribed to compete in the Inlinemarathon confirms leichtathletik.de. The
KÃ¶ln Marathon will also stage a 10K road race for the first time.
LONDON (GBR): UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) hopes to catch more drug cheats in the
build-up to the Olympic Games with the help of a confidential telephone
hot line. Callers will be able to speak to someone 24 hours a day, seven
days a week. Each call will be answered by professional call handlers
trained in anti-doping. Hugh Robertson, the new Sports and Olympics Minister,
who helped launch the hot line, is confident that it will help ensure that
Britain’s reputation is not damaged by a major doping scandal confirms
ZURICH (SUI): Weltklasse ZÃ¼rich
will have a special competition in cooperation with Puma called Usain
Bolt-Malwettbewerb. Children from 8 to 15 years of age will be able from June 7
to July 9 create a personal Puma T-Shirt for Usain Bolt. The best
proposals will be shown at Zurich Main Railway Station on August 17 and 18.
NEW YORK (USA): Race Results
Weekly writes that there was more evidence that the strong growth in running
event participation in the United States has not abated. Twin Cities in Motion,
the organizers of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, scheduled for Sunday,
October 3, in
Minneapolis/St. Paul, announced that their event had already reached its 11,200
runner capacity. In related news, organizers of the Chevron Houston Marathon,
scheduled for January 30, 2011, have decided to adopt a lottery entry
system to manager better growing demand from runners. The race had previously used a first
come, first served system. The combined participant cap for the races will
remain at 22,000 with 11,000 reserved for each of the marathon and
EUGENE (USA): All three Berlin
medalists will compete at 36th Prefonatine Classic in women Pole Vault. Anna
Rogowska, Monika Pyrek and Chelsea Johnson. Then add in comebacking Jenn Suhr
and world leader and world indoor champion Fabiana Murer of Brazil.
PARIS (FRA): French MÃ©lanie
Melfort is aiming for the podium at the European Championships in Barcelona.
Melfort currently is the French high jump record holder with 197 and was 9th in
last year World Championships in Berlin. Melfort did not take part in the World
indoor championships in Doha earlier this year to fully focus on this summer’s
PARIS (FRA): The French
Athletics Association (FFA) and the Jamaican Athletics association have signed
a partnership between the two federations. The partnership includes
a training camp for youth athletes in the Antilles that will end with
a competition between all the participants. Jamaica also agreed to be
present on the DÃ©canation on September 11th in Annecy, a competition that
will also welcome China, Finland, Germany, Italy, Russia and The United States
BYDGOSZCZ (POL): The best
edition of Enea Cup (EA Premium Meet) registered first outdoor track world record
by home hero Anita Wlodarczyk with 78.30 m. She had also 77.67 before. More top
marks were achieved by Christian Cantwell in shot put 21.50, Anna Rogowska’s
4.71m clearance in the Pole Vault and Piotr Malachowski’s 67.56m in the Discus
Throw. One of the most eagerly anticipated events on the track was the women’s
100m Hurdles race. While the headwind of 1.8 metres per second
slowed down the runners, the race was nonetheless an exciting one. Former World
champion Perdita Felicien narrowly prevailed in the end with her 12.99, beating
Delloreen Ennis by just 0.03 and Priscilla Lopes-Schliep by 0.06. The men’s 400 m hurdles race also ended
with a come-from-behind victory. David Greene set a strong pace, but
started to struggle somewhat in the final straight, allowing LJ van Zyl to pass
him. The South African took the race in 48.87 and the Briton finished in 48.96,
both men setting season’s bests and for Greene also European lead of 2010. In the longest race
of the night, the 3000m Steeplechase, there was an expected 1-2-3 for Kenyan
runners, led by Elijah Chelimo with 8:16.56. The home crowd also had something
to cheer about, though, as Tomasz Szymkowiak finished a creditable fourth
with a new personal best of 8:21.12. With the help of IAAF.
BANGALORE (IND): Excellent
jumping at Asian Grand Prix meet in 3000 foot altitude. Chinese Yu Zhenwei produced
just one legal jump, that of 8.12m on his second attempt, but that was good
enough for him to win the long jump title. It was a personal best for the
24-year-old Army man whose previous best of 8.11m had come at the National
Grand Prix meet at Zhaoqing in April last year. Indian record holder Renjith
Maheswary repeated his Pune feat of winning the Triple Jump. This time he
touched 17 metres,
his second best jump ever behind his National Record of 17.04m posted in the
Asian GP meet in Guwahati (India) in 2007. Asian champion Zhang Peimeng avenged
his defeat in Pune by taking the men’s 100m sprint title in 10.31. Uzbek
Svetlana Radzivil had a tougher fight on hand than at Pune, though she did
win the high jump eventually, beating Kazakh Anna Ustinova at 1.93m on
countback. Writes IAAF.
ALBANY (USA): Reigning IAAF
World Cross Country champion Emily Chebet overcame steamy conditions and an
even hotter field here to win the 32nd Freihofer’s Run for Women 5-K in course
record time. The 24 year-old mother from
Kericho, Kenya, who still has the youthful looks and smile of a teenager,
sailed down the homestretch on Madison Avenue to break the tape in 15:12.
SAN DIEGO (USA): For Richard
Limo, the 2001 world 5000m champion, victory at 13th Rock and Roll Marathon was
sweet. Since moving up to the marathon
in 2007 and running 2:06:45 at Amsterdam to finish second, Limo had never won
a marathon. To make sure the image
of his victory was properly preserved, he stopped cold right on the finish
line, arms outstretch to pose for photographers after 2:09:58. Second William
Chebor got 2:10:15. Third fading Leonard Mucheru in 2:11:48.The women’s race
went much like it did the last two years: Russian Yulia Gromova, a former
training partner of two-time ING New York City Marathon winner Jelena
Prokopcuka, won here for the third consecutive time, clocking 2:27:42. Her time was just five seconds off of her
personal best recorded here last year.
This event added a half-marathon for the first time. The shorter race saw 13,561 finishers,
bringing the event’s finisher total to a record 24,186. From RRW.
STOCKHOLM (SWE): Isabellah
Andersson scored her third consecutive victory at 32nd Stockholm Marathon and,
like last year, won by a wide margin in 2:31:35. In the men’s race Joseph Lagat Kimeli came
close to his personal best (2:12:27, Valencia, 2008), and won by over three
minutes clocking 2:12:48. Informs RRW.
MARSEILLE (FRA): Great Britain’s Mo Farah shattered his
personal best to capture the European Cup 10,000m, breaking away and beating
the field by over 15 seconds in 27:28.86 (PB).
The Briton broke his previous personal best by 16 seconds. Portugal’s InÃ¨s Monteiro won the women’s race
for the second year in a row, defeating a stellar field in
31:13.58. Placing ninth and over
a minute and a half back of the winner was Germany’s Irina Mikitenko
(32:48.69). France won the team competition on the men’s side by a slim
margin, while Portugal dominated on the women’s side, thanks in part to 40
year-old 1996 Oly winner Fernanda Ribeiro who finished 7th (32:25.61). From
WALNUT (USA): At Jim Bush
Southern Cal USATF Championships Khadevis Robinson won the 800 m in 1:46.51 and Mexican
Giovanni Lanaro cleared excellent 575 in pole vault. Hurdles great Felix Sanchez
won the 400 m
flat in 46.02.
GOLD COAST (AUS): Winter Series
of meetings saw olympic medalist Sally McLellan-Pearson clocking 11.41 (+1.7)
in the 100 m
and 12.97 (+1.7) over the hurdles. In
another meet her time was 13.08 (+3.3).
MOSCOW (RUS): European leading
mark at Moscow City Championships in women 400 m as Anastasiya
Kapachinskaya achieved 50.78. Impressive also the long jump of Pavel Shalin who
achieved second best mark in Europe this year and for first time went over 8 meters with 825 (+1.2).
He was more triple jumper in last year and European U23 finalist. World indoor
champion Ivan Ukhov cleared 230
in his first competition of the season. Fast also women 3000 m as Natalya Popkova
clocked world leading 8:45.10. Veteran (M40) Vyacheslav Shabunin achieved two
fast times 3:42.67 at 1500 m
and 8:02.54 at 3000 m.
In women 800 m
Svetlana Klyuka won in 2:00.01 and Yevgeniya Isakova clocked 55.97 in the 400 m hurdles.
MARUGAME (JPN): Hammer hero
Koji Murofushi won another national title with 77.35. Also at Japanese
Championships Masashi Eriguchi won the 100 m gold in 10.26 (0.0) but was faster in
heats (10.16, +1.8). Kenji Fujimitsu as 200 m winner achieved also
high quality time of 20.38 (+1.2). Yuzo Kanemaru posted 45.56 at 400 m and Kenji Narisako
49.01 at 400 m
hurdles. Also to note the 13.58 by Tasuku Tanonaka at 110 m hurdles (+1.8) and
55.83 for Satomi Kubokura in womenÂ´s 400 m hurdles. Kenyan guest Martin Mathathi was
the best at 5000 m
in 13:16.91. Kayoko Fukushi registered 5/10 double, in the latter one 31:47.56.
In technical events world medalist Yukifumi Murakami won the javelin title
(80.60) and Yohei Sugai leaped to 810 (+1.8) in long jump. Sensation in pole
vault as Daichi Sawano no heighted at 550.
HENDON (GBR): Hammer throw
world best in M45 category was broken by Mick Jones with 70.36. Also at that
meeting Tosin Oke achieved 17.05 (+0.8).
MINSK (BLR): At Olympic Prizes
meet Yanina Provalinskaya-Karolchik achieved 19.95 in shot put. As
usual good hammer by Pavel Krivitskiy 78.88 and Darya Pchelnik 73.03. Sergey
Roganov improved in discus to 64.28 and Anastasiya Mironchik leaped to 678 in long jump.
OORDEGEM (BEL): Four Belgian
athletes qualified for Barcelona here during the IFAM meeting. Star of the
night Jonathan Borlee clocked a solid 20.61 in the 200m. Both
Nils Duerinck and Michael Bultheel qualified in the 400m hurdles with times of
50.22 and 50.28. In the 400m Antoine Gillet managed the U23 qualification mark
with his 46.67. US athlete Fredrick Townsend won the 110H in 13.60 while Briton
Lee McConnell won the 400m in 51.63.
SAN FERNANDO (ESP): The final
day of the 14th Iberoamerican Championships in Spain was highlighted by nothing
but finals. In the 800m Cuban Yeimer Lopez broke the championships record with
1:45.36 while in the javelin throw Guillermo Martinez from Cuba also broke the
championships record by throwing 81.71. Portuguese Jessica Augusto won the
3000m women final also in a championships record of 8:46.59. Another
championships record was set by Cuban Anay Tejeda who won the short hurdles in
12.84. The women’s high jump was won by Spanish favorite Ruth Beitia in 189,
but in the 3000m favorite Reyes Esteves (8:15.58) got narrowly beaten by
Brazilian Leandro Prates Oliveira (8:15.55). Puerto Rican Hector Cotto won the
110H in 13.54, Brazilian Nilson de Oliveira took the 200m in 20.94. Andrea
Ferris Quintero from Panama won the 800m in 2:02.86. The men’s 4x400m relay was
taken home by Cuba in 3:04.86, the women’s 4x400m also went to Cuba with
3:30.73. World indoor champion Fabiana Murer was the star on the first day as
she broke the meet record with
a world leading 485 jump in the women’s pole vault. In the 10 km walk Portuguese Ana
Cabecinha got the gold medal. Another Championships record was registered by
Cuban Alexis Copello in the triple jump with 17.28, taking the gold ahead of
compatriot Yoandri Betanzos (17.19), Brazilian Jadel Gegorio took bronze with a 16.82 jump. New championships record
also in the 5000m where Spanish favorite Ayad Lamdassen won in 13:32.18.
Portuguese Marco Fortes also managed to put a championships record to his
name with his 20.69 shot put throw. Last championships record of the day came
in the 3000m steeple chase in which Spanish Rosa Morato Rodriguez won by
a 13 seconds lead in 9:40.26. Easy victory for Spanish Mercedes Chilla
Lopez who managed a 62.39 winning performance in the javelin. Angel David
Rodriguez took a home victory in the 100m with 10.35. Cuban Omar Cisneros
registered by far the best performance in the 400H semi finals with at time of
MARSEILLE (FRA): Ahead of
European Cup 10 000 m
a national meet category D2 was held. Sprint star Christoph Lemaitre
clocked 20.56 (-1.8) to win the 200
m. Nicholas Kemboi won fast 1500 m in 3:35.31. SenegalÂ´s
Mamadou Kasse Hann was excellent at 400 m hurdles in 49.14. US Brian Johnson leaped
to 808 (+0.4) in long jump.
ST. POLTEN (AUT): Despite cold
weather with some rain Clemens Zeller posted new Austrian 400 m record 45.69. European
champion Vania Stambolova of Bulgaria won the 400 m hurdles in European
FIRENZE (ITA): Raffaella Lamera
sensationally leaped over 195
in high jump at Italian Clubs Cup meet. Former world
champion Giuseppe Gibilisco cleared 570 in pole vault and Fabrizio Donato achieved 17.00 in triple jump.
SAVEDALEN (SWE): New Swedish
shot put record by Helena Engman 18.12 at Folksam Challenge meet. Phillip
Nossmy clocked 13.56 (+1.9) at 110
VIERSEN (GER): Linus Thornblad
is back. The Swedish top high jumper won the special menÂ´s meet in Germany with
CONSTANTA (ROU): At
International Romanian Championships the come-back of olympic medalist Marian
Oprea continued with 16.88 effort (0.0).
INNSBRUCK (AUT): Golden Roof
Challenge, a special jumping meet on the square, registered excellent long
jumping by men. GhanaÂ´s Ignisious Gaisah leaped to 818 and Morten Jensen of
BAD LANGENSALZA (GER): Top
marks also at German special long jump meet. Olympic champion Irving Saladino
won with 830 (+0.9). Second Tomi Evila of Finland achieved new national record
822 (+2.0), third Christian Reif 821 (+0.2). Russian Yuliya Pidluzhnaya was the
best woman (677, +1.8, PB).
REGENSBURG (GER): Excellent relay
duel here as Germany clocked 38.62 over two British teams (38.80 and 38.89).
James Ellington was the fastest in the 100 m in 10.28 (+0.1). Verena Sailer won the
womenÂ´s 100 m
in 11.32 (-0.4) and Caroline Hingst went
over 460 in
CLERMONT (USA): TrinidadÂ´s
Kelly-Ann Baptiste clocked at this meet in Florida impressive 10.84 (+1.8) at 100 m. It would be world lead
and national record, but sources are saying timing and wind info might be
doubtful. Second Shalonda Solomon achieved would-be PB 10.90. More details
would be welcome. Another TrinidadÂ´s sprinter Keston Bledman won menÂ´s race in
windy 9.93 (+2.8). Olympic medalist Walter Dix got 10.05 (+2.4) in heats. Chris
Lawson won the 200 m
in 20.30 (+2.3).
SCHONEBECK (GER): Nadine Muller
came from Oslo win to another excellent display of shape in women discus with 65.41 m. Petra Lammer
achieved 19.19 in
shot put. In menÂ´s shot Ralf Bartels impressive with 20.72. Matthias De Zordo
improved in javelin to 84.38.
POSTOJNA (SLO): Correction in
Merlene Otteys time to 11.95. Still world best for 50plus age.
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