UKHOV WORLD LEADING 236
OPOLE (POL, Sep 11): World
indoor champion and Diamond Race winner Russian Ivan Ukhov cleared on Saturday
in Poland world leading 236
cm. At 5th jumping festival in Opole he improved his own
2010 outdoor best by 2 cm.
Second and third home jumpers Konrad Owczarek and Robert Wolski went over 226. In women competition
Czech Iva Strakova beat Kamila Stepaniuk on count-back with 188. In discus Przemyslaw
Czajkowski achieved 61.99 over Czech Jan Marcell 60.67.
USA WINS DECANATION
ANNECY (FRA, Sep 11): USA won
for fourth time the Decanation, countries match in decathlon events. The US
team got 133 points over Russia (94), Germany (91), France (88), Italy (70),
Finland (51) and China (46). US stars won their events as David Oliver at 110 m hurdles in 13.11
(+0.5), Greg Nixon at 400 m
(45.63, over Russian Vladimir
Krasnov 45.79), middle distance runners Nick Symmonds (1:49.12) and Will Leer
(3:50.96) and throwers Cory Martin (20.03) and Kibwe Johnson (75.12 in hammer). Mike
Rodgers defeated the European Champion Christophe Lemaitre in the 100 m (10.13 and 10.16,
-0.8). US women wins for Hyleas Fountain in long jump (659, +0.7), Jill
Camarena in shot put (18.11), Monica Hargrove in the 400 m (52.00) and Lisa Aguilera
in steeple (9:46.00). Other French stars won their events, Mahiedine Mekhissi
in steeple (8:27.27) and Renaud Lavillenie in pole vault (580). Hind Dehiba was
the best in the women 1500 m
(4:10.26, world leader Anna Alminova only third 4:13:59). Kafetien Gomis was
second in long jump (796) as Finnish surprise Moni Ollikainen improved to 800 cm (+1.4). German wins
for 100 m
European champ Verena Sailer (in a tie with US Tianna Madison, 11.42,
-1.3) and Ariane Friedrich in high jump with excellent two metres clearance.
Russian Irina Gordeyeva was second (191) over Italian talent Elena Vallortigara
who with 191 bettered her own national junior record. Two more Russian wins for
Yelena Kofanova in the 800 m
(2:00.50) and Tatyana Dektyareva over the hurdles (12.94, -0.5).
DEFAR TO DEBUT IN HM
PHILADELPHIA (USA): Olympic
medallist and multiple world record holder Meseret Defar will make her
half-marathon debut at the ING Rock â€šn’ Roll Philadelphia Half-Marathon on
Sunday, September 19, organizers told Race Results Weekly earlier this
week. For Defar, 26, the race will be
more than twice as long as her previous longest race on the roads, the World’s
Best 10-K in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 2007. Defar did not had a superb
season in 2010 and this could be her move to road racing fame. It is unlikely,
however, that Defar will be paying much attention to the clock in
Philadelphia. That’s because race
manager Matt Turnbull has assembled an exceptional field to challenge her. Also on the starting line to take on the Ethiopian
will be Olympic 10,000m bronze medallist Shalane Flanagan, who has
a half-marathon personal best of 1:09:41. Turnbull says Flanagan, who is
training for her marathon debut at the ING New York City Marathon in November,
is ready to race Defar. Also in the field is New Zealand’s Kim Smith, who is
also prepping for the marathon in New York.
Smith, who lives in Providence, R.I., and holds the New Zealand marathon
record of 2:25:21, has a half-marathon personal best of 1:07:55. Turnbull
also convinced two-time Olympic Marathon silver medallist Catherine Ndereba,
who has won the race in Philadelphia seven times, to race it again. Ndereba, who logs most of her training miles
when she is in the United States in nearby Valley Forge, has
a half-marathon best of 1:07:54. But Turnbull’s field goes even
deeper. Ethiopia’s Derartu Tulu (1:07:03
PB) and Werknesh Kidane (1:08:09), and Japan’s Yuri Kano (1:08:57 PB) are also
in the race. Other Americans include
Katie McGregor (1:12:01), Serena Burla (1:10:08), Kathy Newberry (1:12:59) are
also in the field.
NASSAU (BAH): Olympic bronze medallist and Bahamian record
holder in the men’s triple jump Leevan
Sands, has shut down his season, opting not to compete in the 19th edition of the
Commonwealth Games. Bahamian media are informing. His next goal Worlds in 2011.
PRAHA (CZE): Athletics wedding
at Libice Castle. Pole Vaulter Katerina Badurova and High Jumper Tomas Janku.
They have been a couple for some years, both retired in the mean-time.
Badurova has a high position in Army Club Dukla Praha and Janku remains in
athletics as an agent.
PRAHA (CZE, Sep 11): Moroccan
Muorad Marofit won the Tesco Grand Prix on the road in the center of the Prague
in 28:27 over Tanzanian favorite Dickson Marwa (28:29) and Kenyan Henry
Chirchir (28:29). Fresh French half-marathon record holder Abdellatif Meftah
was the best European in 29:42 as 8th. Zakia Mrisho of Tanzania won the women 5 km race in 15:41 and missed
the course record by 11 seconds. Second Kenyan Hannah Wanjiru 15:58 and third
her country-mate Gladys Otero also 15:58. Best European Karolina Jarzynska of
Poland with 16:11 as fifth. Best Czechs were 11th Jan Kreisinger (30:18) and
7th Petra Kaminkova (17:14).
MINSK (BLR, Sep 11): Belarus
runner Gulnara Vygovskaya from Grodno won the Minsk Marathon in solid 2:33:40.
Second debuting Olga Minina 2:37:04 and third Olga Malevich 2:42:22. In menÂ´s
race the win for Andrey Gordeyev in 2:25:04. Runners from 9 countries competed,
in total in all races the participation was at 10 000 level. Olga Kravtsova won
the 8.9 km
SARAJEVO (BIH, Sep 11): Germany
won the international Friendship junior Games with 63 points in boys and 69
points in girls categories. Second places for boys and girls of Hungary (50 and
48 points). Third places for boys of Serbia (49) and girls of Croatia (48). In
bad weather German Nele Hollmann cleared 180 in high jump and German sprinter Robin
Erewa clocked 10.67 in
the 100 m.
OHRDRUF (GER, Sep 11): German 10 km road titles for Jan Fitschen (29:53) and
Simret Restle (34:33).
ST. FLORENTIN (FRA, Sep 11):
French hurdler Sebastien Maillard won the 200 m hurdles at this meeting in 23.72. World
best at the distance is 22.55 by Italian Laurent Ottoz back in 1995.
CELJE (SLO, Sep 11): In the U23
match Czech Republic won with 361.5 points over Hungary 233.5 and home Slovenia
174. Petr Frydrych achieved 76.19
in javelin, Hungarian Akos Hudi 70.98 in hammer. In women
events Hungarian Anita Marton got 17.10 in shot put and 56.62 in discus and Czech
Nikola Ogrodnikova 53.92 in
TREBIC (CZE, Sep 11): European 110 m hurdles leader Petr
Svoboda is still fast, at local meet here clocked 13.53 (+1.1).
MOSCOW (RUS, Sep 11): At
Taganka road races 6.5 km
win for European marathon medalist Dmitriy Safronov with 17:47. Second veteran
Vyacheslav Shabunin 17:48 over Aleksey Reunkov 17:49. Irina Sergeyeva won the
womenÂ´s 6.5 km
in 19:40 over Tatyana Vilisova 19:48 and Lyubov Morgunova 20:35.
NOVOSIBIRSK (RUS, Sep 11):
Rybakov brothers Anatoliy and Yevgeniy won together the Siberian Running
Festival in Half-Marathon after 1:03:54.
In total 11 500 participants were registered, less than in 2008 when there were
17 000. It was because of the rainy weather and only 7 degrees temperature.
STOCKHOLM (SWE, Sep 11): Fast
1:11:52 by Isabellah Andersson while winning the Stockholm Half-Marathon.
WARSZAWA (POL, Sep 11): Solid 10 000 m track walking by
Dawid Tomala 40:20.66 over Rafal Sikora 40:30.80 and Lukasz Nowak 41:16.42.
WARSZAWA (POL): Polish
federation website informs about the death of triple jumper Eugeniusz Biskupski
with best of 16.73 in
the seventies. He died at age of 62 on Friday after long ilness. As multiple
national champion was also 7th placer in the Olympic Games 1976 in Montreal.