twenty miles, and then, like a great painter, used the Bank of America Chicago
course as her canvas, to create a great victory and a Russian record of 2:20:25!
RECORD FOR SHOBUKHOVA
Oct 10): Olympic gold medalist Kenyan Sammy Wanjiru defended his Bank of
America Chicago Marathon title with a furious finishing kick to pass Ethiopian
Tsegaye Kebede in one of the race’s greatest finishes. The 23-year-old Kenyan
won in 2:06:24. Second Kebede achieved 2:06:43 and third another Ethiopian
young Feyisa Lilesa 2:08:10. Fourth Wesley Korir a Kenyan living in USA clocked
2:08:44 ahead of other Kenyans Vincent Kipruto 2:09:08 and Robert Kipruto
Cheruiyot 2:09:28. In warm weather no more runners dipped under 2:10. Best US
Jason Hartmann as 8th in 2:11:06. Russian Liliya Shobukhova defended her title
too, winning in 2:20:25. The Russian took the lead in the 21st mile and achieved
her goal of setting the Russian record, previously 2:20:47. She became the 10th
fastest marathon runners of all time. All nine runners ahead of her have broken
2:20. It was also the 15th fastest performance. Her time is the fastest time
since Mikitenko’s 2:19:19 in 2009 Berlin
marathon. Second Paris winner Atsede Bayisa of Ethiopia got
2:23:40 and impressive personal best for third Russian Mariya Konovalova in her
second marathon to 2:23:50. Fourth US Desiree Davila improved to 2:26:20 and
fifth was German Irina Mikitenko in 2:26:40. Joan Benoit Samuelson achieved
more than impressive 2:47:50 what is new American 50-54 record, just missed the
2:46 Oly Trials standard. Both winning times (75 000 USD for winners) are
probably the fastest ever recorded in the race ran mostly in temperature over
20 degrees. Ken Nakamura points out. Wanjiru and Shobukhova are also World
Marathon Majors nearly confirmed winners for 2009/10 period. There were 45 000
runners registered, and 38 132 made the start on a sunny day that seemed more
fit for hanging out at the beach than running, agencies are reporting.
(NED, Oct 10): Former track world champion Charles Kamathi won the Eindhoven marathon in
pretty fast 2:07:38. In close finish the same time also for second Nicolas
Chelimo 2:07:38. Third Paul Biwott achieved 2:07:40 and fourth Yared Dagnaw of Eritrea career
fastest 2:08:13. Three more Kenyans dipped under 2:10. Best European was the
Belgian Langen Van Droogenbroeck as 11th in 2:19:40, he is also Benelux champion. In women category new course record as
Ethiopian last year Berlin
winner Atsede Habtamu achieved 2:25:36. Second Tsega Gelaw got personal best
2:30:10 and third Kenyan Anne Kosgei 2:31:05. Here best European Dutch Helen
Plaatzer as 10th in 2:43:02.
RECORD FOR PAUL KOSGEI
CARPI (ITA, Oct 10): New course record at
23rd Maratona dÂ´Italia (Memorial Enzo Ferrari). Kenyan Paul Kosgei who is
former world half-marathon champion achieved 2:09:00 what is also his lifetime
best in 7th marathon. Second Dickson Chumba got 2:09:20 (also PB) and third
Ethiopian Dawit Shami Abdullah went from 2:12 level to career fastest 2:09:50.
Third fastest winning time in women category for Kenyan Hellen Wanjiku in her
marathon debut 2:27:16. Impressive improvement also for second 30-years old
Lithuanian Diana Lobacevske from 2:35:06 to 2:28:03. Third Kenyan Giorgina Rono
10K FOR KOMON
BERLIN (GER, Oct 10): Kenyan road 10 km world record holder
Leonard Komon established a German All-Comers 10 km road best at the ASICS
Grand 10. His final time was high quality 27:12 (world record is 26:44).
PolandÂ´s Agnieszka Gortel was the fastest woman in the field of 7145 runners
from 27 nations. In cool but sunny weather conditions she clocked 34:15. Komon
is now the only athlete to have run the 10 km on the road inside 27:15 minutes three
times (26:44, 27:10 and 27:12). “Before the race I was nut sure if I would be
able to break my world record once again. But it was still a superb race and
the spectators were great,” said Leonard Komon, who now ends his season. Second
placed Mike Kigen also achieved a world-class time of 27:25, which additionally
is a personal best for the Kenyan. Fellow Kenyans Jacob Cheshari (28:10), Micah
Kogo (28:24) and Stephen Tum (28:25) took the next places while defending
champion Jan Kreisinger (Czech Republic/29:37) was sixth. Organizers are
writing in a release.
RESULTS (CWG summaries will fillow later)
PORTO (POR, Oct 10): Fast
half-marathon in Porto as Kenyan Stephen Kosgei clocked 1:00:09 in close finish
over Matthew Kisorio 1:00:10 and Kiplimo Kimutai 1:01:00. Best home runner Rui
Silva achieved 1:03:00 as 7th (PB). Former world champion Berhane Adere of Ethiopia as
best woman achieved 1:13:49 beating Kenyans Monica Wangari (1:13:52) and Pamela
GRAZ (AUT, Oct 10): Graz Marathon winner in
excellent fall weather (11 degrees, sunny) was 18-years old Kenyan Robert Kirui
in 2:13:31. Women win also for Kenya
when Mildred Kiminy achieved 2:38:29. In total 7830 runners. Austrian titles
for Roman Weger (2:20:08, his fourth national win at the distance) who was
fourth overall and Susanne Pumper in 2:50:32 (second overall).
(BEL, Oct 10): Kenyan Levi Matebo won the Brussels
marathon in good 2:13:30. His team-mate Kenneth Kiprono was second (2:16:51).
Belgian title for Gino Van Geyte as fourth (2:23:24).
MELBOURNE (AUS, Oct 10):
Ethiopian Mulu Seboka won the Melbourne Marathon in women category with course record 2:32:20. In
the men’s category, Japhat Kipkorir also set a new course when he finished
first in 2:11.04. Last year’s winner Asnake Fekadu, of Ethiopia, was second in 2:15.31.
MUNCHEN (GER, Oct 10): German
female win at Munich Marathon as Bernadette Pichlmair improved to 2:35:26.
Ukrainian Andriy Naumov was the best in men category with 2:18:22. In all races
18 000 participants.
(POL, Oct 10): Poznan Marathon winners were Kenyan Isaac Macharia in 2:16:28
and Maryna Damancevits of Belarus
IVANO-FRANKIVSK (UKR, Oct
9-10): National 50 km
walking champion Sergiy Budza achieved 3:54:20. Second and third Poland
walkers Rafal Fedaczynski (3:55:06) and Rafal Sikora (3:55:56).
IBIZA (ESP, Oct 9): Miguel
Quesada won the 27th road mile in Ibiza after
(ITA, Oct 9): Kenyan Edwin Soi won the 64th Giro al Sas road race at 10 km in 28:46. Second
Ugandan Wilson Busienei (28:48) ahead of multiple European CC Champion Sergiy
Lebid of Ukraine
(28:49). World junior medalist Gebretsedik Adhana of Ethiopia was fifth (28:53) and best
Italian Andrea Lalli 6th (28:55). 2004 Olympic marathon winner Stefano Baldini
was planning for Trento his farewell race, but
at the end was not competing due to injury.
PARIS (FRA, Oct 10): Kenyans
dominated the 20 km
road race of Paris.
Young John Mwangangi clocked 58:10 as best man ahead of Luka Kanda (58:24) and
currently in-shape French runner Abdelatif Meftah (58:29). In womenÂ´s category
win for Rose Chelimo in 1:07:27. In total 22 000 persons participated in the
ST. POLTEN (AUT, Oct 9): Top
Austrian runner Gunther Weidlinger won the City run at 6.35 km in 18:05.
ZAGREB (CRO, Oct 10): In Hungary living
Ethiopian Erkolo Ashkenafi won the 19th Zagreb Marathon in 2:23:51. In women
race Russian triumph when 28-years Veronika Lopatina improved her best to
2:41:24. In close finish second Nadezhda Semiletova achieved 2:41:30.
PISA (ITA, Oct 10): Kenyan wins at 4th
Half-marathon here. Abraham Talam achieved 1:03:23 and Claudette Mukasikendi
LONDON (GBR): Sport Minister Hugh Robertson
has revealed the Government is unlikely to underwrite a bid for the World
Athletics Championships in 2015. UK Athletics and London 2012 chairman
Sebastian Coe have expressed their desire to see the event come to the 2012
Olympic Stadium which had been tipped to host them as part of its long-term
sustainability and legacy plan. Writes insidethegames.biz. But any bid for the
prestigious event – the third biggest televised event after the Olympics and
World Cup – the will almost certainly be withdrawn without Government support.
Robertson revealed that an independent study had shown that UK Athletics would
not be able to cover the cost of the event from sponsorship and ticket sales
and stated the Government would not be able to commit to underwriting any funding
gap. Robertson said: “The question is how you fill a Â£25 million black hole
that lies at the centre of this bid. Some of this you can fill through
sponsorship and other things but it’s still going to leave a pretty sizeable
commitment. Once you have done it for one sport, then every single other sport
trying to mount a bid is going to be after me for the same sort of money.”
KYIV (UKR): Sergey Bubka will
continue as president of Ukrainian Olympic Commitee in next four years term
from 2011 until 2014. That was decived at the general assembly of the Ukrainain
NOC. The multiple pole vault world record holder and current IAAF Senior
Vice-President was first elected into this position in 2005. In the assembly all
107 delegates present voted for him. One of the NOC vice-presidents is also
former great sprinter and current national athletics federation head Valeriy
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