Libor Charfreitag threw the weight throw 24.88 m to take the world leader! Charfreitag was the Slovak athlete of the year for 2010.
In Boston, athletes are beginning to move around, after a morning run, heading to the brunch before the first bus heads to the Reggie Lewis Center at 3.30 pm. The meet starts at 5.25 with the Masters Mile (watch John Trautmann and Tom Nohilly in the masters mile this year!).
At the press conference in Boston yesterday, Mo Farah had the zen moment of the conference, as he discussed the difference between athletics and other sports. Mo, the 2010 European Champion at 5,000m and 10,000m, as well as the new British record holder at 5,000 meters, is now training with Galen Rupp and Alan Webb, as he is now training with the Oregon Project.
So, when asked about the differences between athletics and other sports, Mo considered the question and noted the following: “You can not hide in athletics, if you have a bad race, you have a bad race, that is the hard part being an athlete.”
Mo Farah, European 2010 Champs, photo by PhotoRun.net.
Feb 4): European hammer champion Libor Charfreitag improved his own world lead
in weight throw at Findlay Open with 24.88. The Slovak athlete of the Year 2010
also improved his own facility record from 2008 by 2 cm. “It is nice, but I
expected more. I spent too much energy in warm-up throws and managed to have
only two valid throws (plus 24.39). Earlier in the week I got sore throat. I
will have one more indoor competition next weekend,” said Charfreitag. Second
Garland Porter achieved US lead of the season 24.40. Heptathlon olympic
medalist Hyleas Fountain cleared 178
in high jump.
REESE 60 M PB
(CAN, Feb 4): Long jump world champion Brittney Reese after clocking fastest 50 m of her career the day
before improved also her 60 m
best to 7.24 to win at the Knights of Columbus meet in Canada. Her next meet will be Tyson
Invitational. In menÂ´s 60 m
African 100 m
champion Ben Meite of Ivory Coast clocked his fastest ever 6.63. Second Michael
Ray Garvin 6.65 and third LatviaÂ´s Ronalds Arajs 6.70. In 60 m hurdles US wins for
Damu Cherry (8.16) and Antwon Hicks (7.66).
Feb 4): 22-years old Chantae McMillan improved in pentathlon to solid 4378
points during first day of Frank Sevigne Invitational.
SOUTH BEND (USA, Feb 4): Hurdler Tiffany Ofili who now
represents Great Britain
got 8.15 in
heats of Meyo Invitational. Michael Granger was the fastest in menÂ´s 60 m heats with 6.66.
Feb 4): During first day of New Balance Invitational world leading 500 m time for US Virgin
Islands Tabarie Henry 1:01.28. Jill Camarena-Williams achieved 18.64 in the women shot
put, what is third best mark of the season globally. Mason Finley confirmed his
improvement in menÂ´s shot put with 20.40. Slovenian Tina Sutej cleared 445 in the pole vault. Lakya
Brookins who is 2009 60 m
NCAA Champion improved her season fastest to 7.18. Second Jeneba Tarmoh 7.24
and third Semoy Hackett of Trinidad 7.25.
Heptathlete Nia Ali got life-time best at 60 m hurdles 8.06. Former Jamaican world junior
medalist Keiron Stewart improved to 7.68 while winning the 60 m hurdles. In the menÂ´s 60 m Horatio Williams won in
6.64 ahead of Reggie Dixon 6.65 and Dentarius Locke 6.66 (PB).
Feb 4): Last year NCAA 60 m
and 100 m
champion Jeff Demps is back. At Virginia Tech Elite he clocked his second
fastest career time 6.57. Second Terrell Wilks 6.64 and third T.J. Graham 6.67.
In the women 60 m
7.29 for Stormy Kendrick.
Feb 4): Tori Pena again improved Irish women pole vault record with 430 at New
Mexico Classic meet. Janay DeLoach leaped to 667 in long jump. Fast also
at 200 m
Jasmine Chaney 23.22 with Charonda Williams 23.24. John Kline clocked 1:17.38
in the menÂ´s 600 m.
SARANSK (RUS, Feb 4): During
first day of Russian junior championships Dmitriy Khomutov won the 60 m in solid 6.84 and
Yekaterina Bleskina got 8.25
in the girls 60 m hurdles.
LONDON (GBR): Shot putter Mark Edwards (36,
PB 20.88 from 2008) has been provisionally suspended from all competitions by
UK Anti-Doping after failing a drugs test. He has the opportunity to respond to
the charges against him and to have those charges determined at a full National
Anti-Doping Panel hearing. Despite four times going over 20 metres in his career,
he never made it to any European or World team.
KINGSTON (JAM): Gleaner informs that the
Camperdown Classics is scheduled in good shape for the February 12. The meet is
scheduled to take place at the University of the West
Indies’ Usain Bolt Stadium in Mona. It is expected that several
members of the Glen Mills coached Racers Track Club will compete. The event,
which will have its seventh staging, will once again see top high school teams
competing for cash prizes in the Class One 4×100 metres to help offset their
cost to the prestigious Penn Relays in Philadelphia, USA, in April. The top
three male and female teams will share $100,000 with the winners getting
$60,000, second $25,000 and third $15,000.
KINGSTON (JAM): Observer informs that BoltÂ´s
Racers Track Club will soon have its own office at the UWI Bowl in front of the
Sir Frank Worrell Cricket Ground. The University of the West
Indies, Mona, provided the office space as part of its Memorandum
of Understanding with the club. The office will also be the base of another of
Racers Track Club’s objectives of providing guidance to athletes for total
personal development and life after track and field.
SOFIA (BUL): Bulgarian media
are informing that sprinter Ivet Lalova will not compete during this indoor
season. It is because she and coach Milanov want to give priority for the
summer competitions and World Championships in Daegu. Also returning middle
distance runner Daniela Yordanova will not run undercover 2011.
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