EME NEWS (OCT 1,
(CZE): Organisers of next years European U23 Championships in Ostrava (July 14-17) presented its two
mascots and ambassador 400 m
runner Denisa Rosolova who comes from the region and was local athlete for many
years. She finished 5th at European Championships in Barcelona in her first year at the distance.
They also announced major sponsorship contract in cars support category.
Vice-mayor Lubomir Pospisil promised new sitting tribune at the place of the current
standing at the back-straight. This should be in function already for the
prestigious Golden Spike Meeting on May 31. The mascots are prehistoric hunter
with his woman as in Ostrava
region a statute from before 21 000 years was found Song of the championships
is called “To be Athletic” and is performed by local group The Love Songs
WITH HIGH BACKGROUND
(GBR): British media are informing about interesting family background of
hurdler Lawrence Clarke who is European junior champion 2009 and is competing
next week at Commonwealth Games in India. His senior best is 13.69
from this summer at 110 m
hurdles. Charles Lawrence Somerset Clarke, a 20-year-old former Etonian and
heir apparent to the baronetcy held by his father, Sir Tobias Clarke, would
like to get one thing straight. Seriously posh he may be, with Tory MP Jacob
Rees-Mogg for an uncle and a family tree that includes prime ministers,
presidents and high-ranking diplomats, but he is determined to be judged on his
own abilities, not his background. He is coached by respected Malcolm Arnold.
WILL COME TO LONDON
(GBR): World champion and double Diamond Race winner Allyson Felix will visit London next week. The
American will be in town to watch her beloved LA Lakers take on the
Minnesota Timberwolves at The O2 arena on Monday 4 October.
(SVK): Increase in overall participation is the best sign of growing interest
into running at the oldest marathon in Europe.
The 87th edition of International Peace Marathon of Kosice (eastern Slovakia)
closed the registration at 5448 figure for all races. Last year this number was
5074. For marathon itself 1000 runners are expected, for half-marathon nearly
1500. First record is there in terms of participation, but organisers are
hoping for attacks at the course records. Last year Ukrainian Olena Burkovska
in her marathon debut improved the women event best after 20 years to 2:30:50.
This Sunday (October 3) it will be 30 years since women were competing here for
first time, as special guest invited for this is German Christa Vahlensieck who
won in Kosice record number five times in the eighties. Three Ethiopians will
fight for the win and overall prize 6000 E for the winner. That amount will be
increased for 10 000 if breaking the course record and to 15 000 if going sub
2:26. Haftu Tesema (2:30:55), Letay Negash (2:31:13) and Alemu Bacha (2:33:20)
are having similar level. Russian Kamila Khanipova has so far two marathons on
her credit, fastest 2:41:32 as 9th at national championships in May in Moscow. Slovak olympian
and 2:17 runner Marcel Matanin should be helpful with women pacing. In the
menÂ´s race 6 Kenyans will run against 2 Ethiopians for top honours. Two of the
Kenyans are having sub 2:10 bests (Peter Chebet 2:08:43 and Solomon Bushendich
2:08:52), and Gilbert Chepkwony has the fastest 2010 time 2:10:45 from winning
Padova in April. Also running from Kenya Jonathan Kibet (second here in 2008),
Augustus Kavutu and debuting Kipkoech Ruto with 1:02:34 half best. Course
record from 2007 by Kenyan William Biama is 2:09:53 so far the only sub 2:10 in
the history of this race. Two names from Ethiopia are Berhanu Girma
(2:12:51), Fekadu Lema (2:14:39). MenÂ´s winner will get 10 000 E, if running
course record it will be 15 000 and if 2:07 it will go to 20 000 E. Favorite
for Slovak national title is local runner and title defender Imrich Pastor who
hopes for his first sub 2:20 (2:21:59 so far). Former Slovak prime minister and
current minister of foreign affairs Mikulas Dzurinda should compete in his 26th
marathon after running 3:39:01 last weekend in Budapest. In total now 273 sub2:20 men times
and 175 sub 3:00 women times are registered in the history of the race. The
weather forecast for Sunday is 14-13 degrees and sunny, no winds.
championships-packed day of racing is set to take place Sunday in Minnesota’s Twin Cities of Minneapolis
and St. Paul as
four USA Championship events will be contested as part of the Medtronic Twin
Cities Marathon race festival. The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon will play
host to three national championships: the USA Men’s Marathon Championship, and
Masters Marathon Championships for both men and women. Headlining the men’s
championship event is Fernando Cabada, the 2008 champion and current 25 km American record holder.
Joining Cabada and making his marathon debut will be Mo Trafeh, the current
leader of the USA Running Circuit (USARC), which concludes this weekend in Minneapolis. Writes RRW.
jump global medalist Khotso Mokoean is in a row with South African Sports
Confederation and Olympic Committee as they want to him to compete at
Commonwealth Games. Sascoc said Mokoena was fit to compete at the games, but
the Beijing Olympics silver medallist insisted that he was injured. “Sascoc are
trying to force me to go to the Commonwealth Games. It”s not fair because I
have not been training for more than two months,” Mokoena said per SA media.
(GBR): The Government and London
mayor Boris Johnson are in danger of undermining the capital’s bid for the 2015
World Athletics Championship by not providing financial guarantees, UK
Athletics chairman Ed Warner has told Telegraph Sport.
(IND): Head of the Commonwealth Organizing
committee Suresh Kalmadi believes the hosting of the Commonwealth Games could
lead to India
hosting the Olympic Games in the future. Kalmadi is convinced this month’s
Games will work as a springboard for an Olympic bid The Straight Times writes.
MONACO (MON): Andreas Torkildsen
looked back at this 2010 season in his latest IAAF online diary entry and
considers the past season as his most successful ever after winning the
European championships, the Samsung Diamond league, the Continental Cup and
performing the world leading performance in the javelin. Torkildsen will be
involved in a lot of promotional and sponsorships work before taking a break.
Athletes village for the Commonwealth Games is finally ready and clean, 2 days
before the opening ceremony of the Games writes insidethegames. The condition
of the Village had come under intense criticism over the last few weeks due to
the horrendous state in the apartments which the Commonwealth Games Federation
(CGF) had described as “filthy and unliveable”.
(GER): At Koln Marathon on Sunday the daughter of former world class runner
Katrin Dorre-Heining will debut at the distance. Katharina Heinig (21) will run
her first race at 42 195 m.
2006 10 000 m
European Champion Jan Fitschen will debut in the half-marathon.
CHIBA (JPN, Oct 1): During first day of 65th
National Sports Festival Rikiya Saruyama won the long jump with windy 794
(+2.1). Women 5000 m
race winner was Tomoka Inadomi after 15:30.34.
NITRA (SVK, Oct 1): Best Slovak walker Matej
Toth won the international road competition in his home city at 5 km in 19:28. Second was
European medalist Grzegorz Sudol of Poland 19:36 and third Anton Kucmin
20:14. In women race also Slovak win for national record holder Zuzana Malikova
in 21:57 over PolandÂ´s Agnieszka Dygacz 22:11 and Hungarian Viktoria Madarasz
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