the 1968 Mexico Olympics), has run three of the seven fastest times EVER and does
not seem to have shown all of his promise. 1:40? Could be!
BRUSSELS (BEL): Fresh 800 m world record holder David Rudisha thinks
that 1:40 is possible. “I still have some room for improvement. But
there is no hurry, after Brussels I will decide whether to try for a
fast time in Rieti on Sunday,” he said.
BRUSSELS (BEL): Easy affair for Milcah Chemos in women steeple in the
Samsung Diamond League final. In Brussels on Friday her main Russian
rival Yulia Zarudneva is not competing.
WARSZAWA (POL): Polands Athletics Federation PZLA informs that shot
putter Tomasz Majewski and long distance runner Mateusz Demczyszak
have been invited to compete for Europe at IAAF Continental Cup.
Majewski will replace the local putter Nedzad Mulabegovic who got
injured. The second representative is European Champion Andrey
Mikhnevich who is not invited to the meetings because of his doping
past. Demczyszak will run the 3000 m.
NEW YORK (USA): American marathon record holder and Olympic bronze
medallist, Deena Kastor, is expecting her first child next March and
will miss the 2010 ING New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 7.
The announcement was made jointly today by Kastor and the New York Road
Runners. “I was looking forward to returning to New York this fall to
attempt to fulfill my longtime dream of winning there,” Kastor said
through a prepared statement. “Since my marathon debut in 2001, winning
the ING New York City Marathon has been on my list of running goals.”
BRUSSELS (BEL): US 100 m record holder Tyson Gay is ready to change to
400 m and 4×400 m relay in future. That was announced by agencies. He
improved this April to 44.89 at the distance. And he added that he would
love to have the chance to run the 4x400m relay with the likes of US
team-mate and two-time former 400m world champion Jeremy Wariner. “I
still have to decide on the distances that I want to run. But I
definitely want to run more 400m races in the years to come,” he was
BRUSSELS (BEL): Special ATFS tribute. Sixty years ago, on 26
August 1950, at a morning meeting at the Cafe de la Madeleine in
Bruxelles, Roberto Quercetani and eight other European statisticians
(and two participants in absentia) founded the Association of Track
& Field Statisticians. Many of those who contributed to the
organization’s growth and prestige in the intervening years have left
the scene, but as evidenced by the nearly 200 subscriptions paid in 2010
— the most in a decade, as best we can determine — and the continued
production by its members of national and international publications of
statistical and historical importance, the A.T.F.S. continues to thrive
and retain its relevance and value to the world of athletics. Let us
hope that succeeding generations will continue to enhance this legacy.
Writes Tom Casacky.
SZCECZIN (POL): This years EA Premium Meeting PedroÂ´s Cup planned for
Szczeczin on September 7 was cancelled. It is because of disagreement of
the city of Szczceczin and main sponsor. It remains open whether the
outdoor version of PedroÂ´s Cup will return in 2011. But for sure the
indoor event every year held in Bydgoszcz will be staged in February
RIETI (ITA): WomenÂ´s hammer in Rieti on Sunday (IAAF World Challenge)
will decide about the winner of IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge. Betty
Heidler who is leading the standings is not competing (she is at
DKB-Duelle in Neubrandenburg). Second placer Anita Wlodarczyk needs
75.01 to overcome her. Fabiana Murer is the star of pole vault and
another Diamond Race winner Kaliese Spencer runs the 400 m hurdles on
Sunday in Italy. Russian Anna Alminova is the 1500 m favorite and
Jamaican Sherone Simpson over the 100 m. European Champion Tatyana
Firova is the main name in women 400 m. MenÂ´s hammer assembled all the
best in the world (all three European medalists Charfreitag, Vizzoni and
Pars with challenge leader Nazarov and former olympic winner
Murofushi), here the final competition will be held in Zagreb on
September 1. Local hero Andrew Howe is the top name in menÂ´s long jump,
in high jump last world champions will compete, indoor Ivan Ukhov and
outdoor Yaroslav Rybakov. In the 1500 m another version from Brussels
duel Choge vs. Kiprop is planned. The 3000 m will see world leader
Tariku Bekele running against Eliud Kipchoge and steeple specialist Bob
Tahri. Wallace Spearmon is the clear 200 m top name. The 100 m could
bring fast times as Daniel Bailey, Ryan Bailey, Nesta Carter and Michael
Frater are competing. Abubaker Kaki is not running the 800 m, so the
way is free for David Rudisha (but Lewandowski is waiting for his
MOSCOW (RUS, Aug 26): At Pudov Memorial CC 8 km race Andrey Farnosov won
in 24:04 ahead of Dmitriy Safronov (24:06) and Aleksandr Orlov (24:07).
Masters world record holder Vyacheslav Shabunin was fourth (24:08).
POTSDAM (GER, Aug 26): Michael Schrader leads after first day the German
Decathlon Championships in cool conditions with 4027 points. Claudia
Rath is the overnight heptathlon leader with 3437 points.