Leonard Patrick Komon ran a world record of 26:44 for 10k in Utrecht, Netherlands on
Sunday, September 26. This breaks the 27:01 run by Micah Kogo, also run in the Netherlands
EME NEWS (SEP
BERLIN (GER, Sep 26): Patrick
Makau of Kenya and Aberu Kebede of Ethiopia won today’s 37th running of the
real,-Berlin Marathon with fast times despite rain. Makau and his main rival
Geoffrey Mutai repeated their fight from the Rotterdam Marathon last April,
finishing in the same order. Makau got the win in 2:05:08, two seconds up on
Mutai. As such, these two men have clocked the four fastest marathon times in
the world this year: 2:04:48 and 2:05:08 for Makau and 2:04:55 and 2:05:10 for
Mutai. Ethihopia’s Bazo Worku (2:05:25) and Yemane Tsegay (2:07:52) rounded out
the top-4, informs RRW. Athletes from Africa took the top-8 spots; the first
Asian was Japan’s Masakazu
Fujiwara in ninth place (2:12:00), and the top European was Spain’s Jose
Carlos Hernandez in 11th place (2:13:46). According to statistician Ken
is now the fastest men’s marathon of all-time based on the average of the best
ten marks from the race: 2:05:10. More details about the race at www.globerunner.org by Pat Butcher (Makau
reigns). Women’s winner Kebede, 21, was victorious by exactly a full minute
over compatriot Bezunesh Bekele, 27,
in 2:23:58, a personal best. Japan’s
Tomo Morimoto finished third in 2:26:10 and Germany’s Sabrina Mockenhaupt got
fourth in 2:26:21, a personal best by one second. Top 50 average for Berlin marathon has improved to 2:07:10, second only to
marathon which is 2:06:59. The top 50 average for Rotterdam
is 2:07:19 and for Chicago
it is 2:07:24. Chicago,
of course, can improve in two weeks. Best marks in the history of the race were
achieved in positions 3, 5, 6, 7. And that despite the worst weather conditions
in last 20 years. SundayÂ´s race kicked off the final quarter of the 2009/2010
World Marathon Majors season. The next race is the Bank of America Chicago
Marathon set for Sunday, October 10. Makau and Kebede were rewarded with 25
points each in the World Marathon Majors (WMM) series. Since both of them
collected their first WMM points in their careers they have no significant
impact on the current 2009-2010 series. This one will most likely be decided at
the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, which takes place on 10th October. The
ING New York City Marathon on 7th November will then be the final event of the
2009-2010 series. Kebede and Bekele are now in a joint fifth place in the
2009-2010 WMM series with 25 points, but leader Liliya Shobukhova (Russia) has
already collected 60. Two national records from Berlin
for Mongolia (10th Serod
Batchir 2:12:42) and Croatia
(9th Lisa Stublic 2:33:42).
FAST, DEBUT FOR RUI SÃLVA
LISBON (POR, Sep 26): No one
hour also this year at 11th Half-Marathon of Portugal as winner Tadese Tola
achieved 1:01:05 ahead of track sensation from August Josphat Menjo 1:01:42
(PB) and Francis Kiprop 1:01:47. Best European as 7th Rui Silva, the 2009
European indoor champion at 1500
m clocked 1:04:42 in his debut at the distance. Marathon
European champion Viktor Rothlin of Switzerland was 13th (1:08:53).
More impressive the win for reigning world HM champion Mary Keitany 1:08:50.
She is in preparation for her marathon debut in New York City. Other podium places also for
Kenyans Alice Timbilili 1:10:07 and Agnes Kiprop 1:10:32. Best European Rosalia
Console of Italy
as 6th (1:13:45). This year, for the first time, the elite runners begin at sea
level (0 m).
The course was a new one, along the river Tagu. Only the mass start was at
Bridge Vasco da Gama as in previous years.
TIMES, SECOND BEST JUNIOR EVER
TORONTO (CAN, Sep 26): At the Scotiabank
Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Kenya’s Kenneth Mungara made race director Alan
Brookes a happy man by successfully defending his title and breaking his own
Canadian all-comers record with a solid 2:07:58 win. Mungara is now the only
man ever to break two hours and eight minutes on Canadian soil. Kenya’s Jafred
Chirchir (2:08:10) and Daniel Rono (2:08:15) finished second and third,
respectively. Writes RRW. Canadian Reid Coolsaet made a credible run at Jerome
Drayton’s Canadian Marathon record (2:10:09), clocking a personal best 2:11:23
off of a 1:05:03 first half. Drayton’s is nearly 35 years-old. The results of
the women’s race were even more compelling. Kenya’s
Sharon Cherop narrowly defeated Ethiopia’s
Tsegaye Tirfi Beyene, 2:22:43 to 2:22:44. Not only did both athletes break the
Canadian all-comers record and set personal bests, but they recorded the fifth
and sixth fastest women’s marathon times in the world this year. For Cherop, it
was her second marathon victory of the year (she also won at Hamburg last April). Ethiopian teenager
Merima Mohammed (18 years) clocked a fast 2:23:06 in third place, second
fastest by a junior ever. Overall, seven women broke 2:29. In total 10 610
athletes finished the marathon and half-marathon.
RECORD FOR KOMON
UTRECHT (NED, Sep 26): Kenyan Leonard Patrick
Komon clocked new road 10 km
world record with 26:44 at Singelloop of Utrecht. The previous mark 27:01 of
Micah Kogo of Kenya was also achieved in Netherlands, in Brunssum in March
2009. His 5 km
split was 13:19 and he succesfully defended his title from last year (27:10).
Komon won silver at World CC Championships 2008 and his track bests are
12:58.24 and 26:57.08. This year he was fourth at World CC Championships in Bydgoszcz, never competed
on the track at a global event. Second Sammy Kitwara achieved also fast 27:11.
Moroccan Rekia Elmoukim won the women race in 32:51 ahead of Hellah Kiprop of Kenya
32:54 and home Miranda Boonstra 33:24.
(USA, Sep 26): World
championships finalist Amine Laalou of Morocco and world bronze winner Shannon
Rowbury of USA
were the winners of 30th edition of the Continental Airlines Fifth Avenue Mile.
Laalou won in the final sprint over the 2007 double world champion Bernard
Lagat and defending Fifth Avenue
champion Andy Baddeley of England.
Laalou clocked 3:52.83 in his first appearance at the race, to Lagat’s 3:53.30
and Baddeley’s 3:53.34. American Olympians Alan Webb and Leo Manzano were
fourth and fifth, respectively, in 3:53.72 and 3:54.17. 17 runners went sub 4
minutes. Rowbury clocked in her second victory here in 4:24.12. Sara Hall just
nipped Erin Donohue to take second in 4:24.34. Hannah England of England (4:24.40) and US 5000 m record holder Molly
Huddle (4:25.92) finished fourth and fifth. Informs Race Results Weekly.
Italian Elisa Cusma was 9th in 4:28.50 as next best European.
HOUR IN LUXEMBOURG
REMICH (LUX, Sep 26): Finally
sub one hour time at the Dexia Route du Vin Half-marathon in Luxembourg. Kenyan Leonard Lagat
won the 49th edition with 59:56 course record. Second John Kiprotich 1:00:07
and third Ethiopian Megersa Bacha 1:00:27. In women race Pauline Wangui of Kenya achieved
(ITA, Sep 26): 1500 runners competed in Udine
Half-marathon. Kenyan male domination as William Chebor got 1:00:49 ahead of
Benson Barus 1:01:24 and Anthony Maritim 1:01:27. Hungarian Aniko Kalovics was
the best woman in 1:11:34 ahead of Kenyan Hellen Kimutai 1:12:18.
WARSZAWA (POL, Sep 26):
Ethiopian Tola Bane won the 32nd Warszawa Marathon in 2:13:10 ahead of Kenyan
Johnstone Maiyo (2:14:25) and Eritrean Samuel Goitom (2:16:58). Top 8 were
Africans. Ukrainian runners dominated the women category. Former European CC
Champion Tetyana Holovchenko debuted at the distance with good quality 2:31:37.
Second place for her team-mate Olga Kalendarova-Ochal 2:33:47 and Kenyan Pamela
BELFORT (FRA, Sep 26): Kenyan Luke Kandie won
the half-marathon Le Lion in new course record 1:01:16. In total 2059
participants were registered. Second Dennis Musai achieved 1:01:18.
MODICA (ITA, Sep 25): World 10 000 m medalist Sylvia
Kibet won the 21st Memorial Peppe Greco in 23:33 ahead of Ethiopian Ejegayehu
Dibaba (23:35) and Pauline Chewnig of Kenya (23:36). Edwin Soi was the best
male runner in 29:16 ahead of Tariku Bekele 29:17 and Dennis Masai 29:17.
BUDAPEST (HUN, Sep 26): 3150 marathon runners
competed in the 25th anniversary SPAR Budapest International Marathon despite
strong rain. Starter of the race was the Hungarian President and IOC member Pal
Schmitt. In all other races in total 13 800 runners showed up. The winner among
the men was Erkolo Ashenafi (2:23:13), an Ethiopian runner living in Hungary, among the
women a new course record was set by the Hungarian athlete Simona Staicu
(2:37:47). Former Slovak prime minister (currently minister of foreign affairs)
Mikulas Dzurinda achieved 3:39:01.
LIDINGO (SWE, Sep 25-26): 30 km Lidingolopett (CC)
winners were Japhet Kipkorir (1:36:30) and Ulrika Johansson (2:00:40). In the
women 10 km
Tjejlopp Isabellah Andersson won after 35:03.
TORINO (ITA, Sep 26): New
course record by Kenyan Elisha Meli at 11th Torino
Half-marathon with 1:01:49. Another Kenyan Philip Langat followed him in
1:03:27. Ethiopian Embet Bedada was the fastest woman in 1:10:54.
BECHOVICE (CZE, Sep 26): The
oldest Czech road race, the 114th edition of Praha-Bechovice 10 km run was held in cold,
windy and rainy weather. National titles went to Milan Kocourek (31:27) and
Ivana Sekyrova (37:51). She beat the multiple champion Petra Kaminkova (37:53).
(NOR, Sep 25): Berlin
silver medalist Trond Nymark won the Nordic 50 km walk championships in
OSLO (NOR, Sep 26): Winners of Oslo Marathon
were also crowned national champions. Andreas Hoye got 2:29:21 and Fride Vullum
Bruer in debut 2:45:34.
BACUCH (SVK, Sep 25): Fresh
from fast times in Beijing
best slovak walkers won the international event at home. Matej Toth the 10 km in 40:52 ahead of Rafal
Fedaczynski of Poland (40:59) and Ukrainian Nazar Kovenko (41:22). Zuzana
Malikova was the best in women race in 45:49 ahead of Lithuanian Brigita
ST. PETERBURG (RUS, Sep 26):
Oleksandr Borisyuk of Ukraine won the Kazankina St. Peterburg road mile in
4:18.0 ahead of Aleksey Popov 4:18.3 and veteran Vyacheslav Shabunin 4:18.7.
Oksana Belyakova was the best woman in 4:44.4.
NIIGATA (JPN, Sep 24-26): At Japan Corporate
teams championships excellent 10
000 m race. Top four Kenyans clocked sub 27:30 times
with Paul Tanui (8th world World CC Championships) getting 27:22.32. Second
Josphat Ndambiri 27:22.78, third John Thuo 27:25.09 and fourth Gideon Ngatuny
27:26.02. Best Japanese Tomoya Onishi as fifth 27:50.72 (life time best). In
women 10 000 m
Ryoko Kizaki achieved 32:16.40 over multiple national champion Kayoko Fukushi
32:18.96. Other notable results were in distances the 15:25.40 by Ann Karinji
in the 5000 m
(running 15:59.42 heat in the same day). Jonathan Ndiku was the 1500 m winner in 3:39.27 and
Ethiopian Nahom Mesfin got the steeple (8:21.36). In sprints Shintaro Kumara
won the 100 m
(10.31, +1.1) and Kenji Fujimitsu the 200 m (20.82, -0.3). Solid 10 000 m track walking for
Koichiro Morioka (39:07.84) and Mayumi Kawasaki (43:01.60). Hammer world leader
Koji Murofushi achieved 76.04 to win and solid 796 (+1.5) in long jump for
Sep 25-26): Joe Detmer broke the double decathlon world record at the 21st
edition of the World championships for Ultra Multi Events. Detmer managed 14
571 points over the 20 events, while scoring 7741 points in the 10 traditional
events. Marie Williams won the double heptathlon with a score of 7775 points.
BORGO VALSUGANA (ITA, Sep
25-26): Women of Fondiari SAI Atletica and men of Atletica Vomano won the
national clubs campionships in the highest category. Impressive the 13.72
(-0.2) at 110 m
hurdles by Latvian guest Stanislav Olijars. Giuseppe Gibilisco cleared 520 in pole vault and
Stefano Dacastello leaped to 798 (+2.0) in long jump. 2004 Olympic winner Ivano
Brugnetti walked the 10 000
m in 40:52.95 and Latvian shot pur record holder Maris
Urtans achieved 18.62 to win his event. Double for Tanzanian female runner
Zakia Mrisho with 4:15.92 and 15:55.82. Former world champion in steeple Docus
Inzikuru of Uganda
won her event in 9:53.02. It is her first sub 10 minutes steeple since July
2006 that means in more than four years. Elena Scarpellini cleared 435 in pole vault.
MOLFETTA (ITA, Sep 25-26): At A2 Club Championships
meet European hammer medalist Nicola Vizzoni achieved 73.35. Moldovan guest
Zalina Marghieva registered 68.54
in women competition.
(AUS, Sep 25): Final day of Oceanian Championships saw Nelson Stone winning the
200 m in
new national record for Papua
New Guinea 21.09 (+0.5). Samoan Margaret
Satupai (18) won the women shot put with new senior national record 16.34 m. Former world
champion Beatrice Faumuina won the discus (58.32) for New Zealand.
(JAM): World Youth and junior 100m champion Dexter Lee will return to Jamaica to
train with his high school coach Claude Grant who leads the Herbert Morrison
high track and field program trackalerts writes. It was also confirmed by his
agent Claude Bryan. Trackalerts writes that this could be the beginning of
Grant’s plan to start a track club in the country.
SYDNEY (AUS): Craig Mottram
will lead the Australian team at the Chiba Ekiden Relay in Chiba, Japan
on November 23rd. In 2009 Mottram also led the team, running 13:22 over the
first 5K while Australia
finished 7th in 2:11.35. Also on the team will be Cassandra Fien (5km), Liam
Adams (10km), Clare Geraghty (5km), Steve Kelly (10km), Jessica Trengove
(7,195km) announces athletics.com.au.
Television network NBC will air over 200 hours from the 2012 London Olympic
Games. The air time is an increase of about 25% compared with the Beijing
Olympic Games NBC Universal Sports chairman Dick Ebersol announced. NBC will
televise its 7th straight Olympic Games and expects its cable partners to
expand their coverage by 100 hours and average 50 hours per day.
ROMA (ITA): Italian bronze
winner from Beijing
olympic walking race Elisa Rigaudo gave birth to a daughter Elena. She plans to
return to competition on time for Daegu 2011 and London 2012.
MINSK (BLR): Slovak triple jump record holder
Dmitrij Valukevic married with Russian triple jumper, seventh from Olympic
Games in Beijing Viktoriya Gurova. They already have a son Georgiy who was born
in June this year. “The wedding will last three days,” Valukevic was quoted.
NAIROBI (KEN): James Templeton, manager of 800 m world record holder
David Rudisha, said for Kenyan newspaper The Standard that Rudisha could still
run faster next year and believes the athlete could be the first to break the
1:41 barrier. Next year Rudisha’s main goal will be in winning the IAAF World
Championships in Daegu.
LOS ANGELES (USA): 1960 Olympic decathlon champion Rafer
Johnson has received the Fernando Award in recognition of his more than half a
century of volunteer work in the San Fernando Valley.
Johnson has been active in the Southern California Special Olympics in a
variety of positions. He has also been active in fundraising and on the board
of directors for the New Directions for Youth, an agency that provides services
and programs to at-risk youth and families. Johnson has also participated with
the group “Ready, Set, Gold!” – a Southern California Committee for the Olympic
Games – and worked on behalf of the Fair Housing Council, the Center for
Assault Treatment Services and Kids in Sports.
Kara Goucher gave birth to her first child on Friday September 24th. Colton
Mirko Goucher is the son of Kara and Adam Goucher. Kara Goucher hopes to return
to international distance running as soon as possible and has the 2012 Olympic
Games in mind where she wants to compete in the marathon.
(IND): All 71 countries eligible to compete in
the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi
have confirmed they will send their teams to the Games even though Mike
Fennell, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation, admitted that concerns
about security and health stays a major topic for all countries sending teams.
He claimed that it is not over yet and that there is yet to be done major work
ahead of the start of the Games next weekend. The Commonwealth Games are the
biggest sporting event staged in India since the 1982 Asian Games.
LONDON (GBR): The first athlete
to test positive for HGH, former British rugby league international Terry
Newton, has committed suicide after being given a two-year ban writes
insidethegames. Newton was suspended by the UK anti-doping
after testing positive in November 2009, a positive test that was considered a
breakthrough in the anti-doping world. Newton
admitted to making the biggest mistake of his life and has said he will regret
it for the rest of his life, he leaves behind two young daughters.
(JAM): Usain BoltÂ´s book 9.58 reached Jamaica. Writes Trackalerts. His
story, in his own words, beautifully illustrated with dozens of specially
commissioned photographs. It’s about a skinny kid from the parish of Trelawny,
where they harvest the best yams in the world. It’s about growing up playing
cricket and football in the warm Jamaican sun, then discovering that he could
run fast, very fast. It’s about family, friends and the laid-back Jamaican
culture. It’s about Auntie Lillian’s pork and dumplings and Dad’s grocery store
in the sleepy village
of Sherwood Content.
ALEPPO (SYR, Sep 18-20): The winning hammer
mark of Mohamed Al-Zankawi of Kuweit at the West Asian Championships was 76.72 m.