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HOPING FOR A DOUBLE
NAIROBI (KEN): Kenyan long distances world champions
duo Vivian Cheruiyot and Linet Masai are in preparation for the national trials
planned for Nairobi
next week (July 15-16). They will not compete until then. Both would be ready
even to double at World Championships in Daegu, but all depends on the
Athletics Kenya decision. In both events (5000 m and 10 000 m for women) Kenya
can have four runners in Daegu.
DIX FOR LIGNANO RELAY
GAINESVILLE (USA): Double US champion Walter Dix
is currently in training for European circuit. He had a minor cramp at the
trials. Only date confirmed for him so far is the Lignano meet on July 19 where
team is going to run the relay.
ARRON AND EVORA
HEUSDEN (BEL): French European record holder at 100 m Christine Arron plans a
comeback race in Heusden (EA Premium) Belgium on July 16. Another star
confirmed for the event is olympic triple jump winner Nelson Evora of Portugal.
Already earlier it was confirmed that multiple world record holder Yelena
Isinbayeva from Russia
plans to open her summer season here.
KEMBOI VS. MMB
PARIS (FRA): First years sub 8 minutes steeple could be expected this
Friday at AREVA Samsung Diamond League meet in Paris. Reigning world champion Ezekiel Kemboi
will run against home European champion Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad. In race
also other 15 runners, but this two are the top favorites. The world lead is
held by Paul Kipsiele Koech 8:01.83 in Oslo,
he is already in preparation for the trials. The meet record is 8:00.90 by
Brimin Kipruto from last year.
MENÂ´S 100 M WITH MOST ENTRIES
KOBE (JPN): Until now 40 (out of 45) Asian member federations entered
athletes for the continental championships which will be held in Kobe from July 7 to 10. No
entries were forwarded from Bhutan,
Cambodia, Myanmar, Yemen
and North Korea.
Overall 671 athletes were entered, 115 from JPN (who are allowed to compete
with 3 athletes per event against all other countries with only 2), followed by
the teams from India (53), China (49), Iran
(37) and Kazakhstan
(32). Most entries are for menÂ´s 100
m (35) against only 6 entries for womenÂ´s shot put and
only 7 for womenÂ´s 10000 m,
pole vault and hammer throw. The biggest star is Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang.
Informs Heinrich Hubbeling.
BORZAKOVSKIY THINKS ALSO RIO 2016
ZHUKOVSKIY (RUS): 2004
800 m olympic winner Yuriy Borzakovskiy after his
SundayÂ´s 800 m
European lead is scheduled to run again on Saturday in Madrid at the IAAF World Challenge meet and
then will start his preparation for Daegu which will be interupted only by
National Championships. He also announced he still wants to compete at two
Olympic Games in his career, not only London
2012 but also Rio de Janeiro 2016.
MONTE CARLO (MON): IAAF announced that it has signed a 10
year licensing deal with Nirmal Lifestyle, one of India’s leading real estate
companies. Nirmal Lifestyle will help to promote and develop athletics in India by
creating international standard athletic facilities and academies across the
country. These centres, which will be certified by IAAF, will be equipped with
of top class training facilities and will benefit from the expertise of IAAF
certified coaching expertise. An exclusive licensing agreement was signed by
Dharmesh Jain, Chairman and MD, Nirmal Lifestyle, and Elio Locatelli,
Development Director, IAAF, on 4 July, 2011 in the presence of Mike Powell, World Long
Jump record holder. Nirmal Lifestyle will work closely with the IAAF and its
national member federation “Athletics Federation of India” in designing and
developing athletics and athletes in India at grass-root and performance
level. Informs IAAF.
TORUN (POL): In the Polish city of Turn
the building of a multi-function sports hall started. It will be not only for
ball games but also for athletics with 6 lane 200 m track. It should be
ready by December 2012.
World Express Athletic Management is proud to announce the addition of Univ. of Oregon’s Jamesha Youngblood to its
roster of athletes. Youngblood enjoyed a
very successful career in Eugene Oregon earning 6 All-American awards, winning
5 conference titles, setting 5 school records and was an NCAA Champion on the
4x400m relay indoors.
LONDON (GBR): Latest Pat ButcherÂ´s blog
atwww.globerunner.org is called Geb and Radcliffe
ZHUKOVSKIY (RUS): At the beginning of Znamensky Memorial on Sunday in a
special celebration the end of the career of 800 m runner Dmitriy Bogdanov
was announced. He was European indoor champion 2005, training partner of Yuriy
Borzakovskiy and works now for Russian
Federation the coaches group.
LILLE (FRA): IAAF has on its website the Provisional Entry List for the IAAF
World Youth Championships, Lille,
France (6 – 10
KAMPALA (UGA): Moses Kipsiro is unlikely to defend his
10,000m gold at the All Africa Games due next month in Mozambique. The
Commonwealth Games double gold medallist is struggling with ill health, which
has badly affected his fitness levels. “For quite some time, I have been
unknowingly suffering from malaria and typhoid. I never felt sick but would
tire easily in races,” Kipsiro was quoted in The Daily Monitor and will face a
race against time to compete at the World Championships in Daegu in August.
NEW YORK (USA):
New Millrose Games meet director Ray Flynn said that he is committed to
maintaining a strong high school presence at New York City’s premier annual indoor event.
The Millrose Games has been a fixture in the city since 1908 and has been held
at Madison Square Garden
since 1914. However, it is moving across town to the The Armory in 2012. The
Armory is a more intimate setting. It has seating for about 4,000 spectators.
The 2012 meet will also be pushed back two weeks from its usual late January
date, to Feb. 11. And it will move its traditional Friday evening time slot to
Saturday in order to be more family-friendly. Dye stat website informs.
KINGSTON (JAM): Jamaica’s best ever female high
jump mark has been thrown into controversy as it has emerged recently that
Maresa Cadienhead-Ryan cleared 195 meters in 2002, but Sheree Francis is
listed as the holder. Cadienhead-Ryan was 3rd with 1.75m at Trials last month,
which brought the mark to light. Francis, in February of 2010, cleared 1.91m to
beat 1.90m, which according to the records of the Jamaica Athletics
Administrative Association (JAAA) was Dianne Guthrie’s national record set all
the way back in 1992 in
Harrisonburgh, United States. Francis improved on her previous mark later in
the year, jumping 1.93m at an All Comers Meet at GC Foster College. However,
Cadienhead-Ryan, who attended Windward Road All Age before migrating to Canada at age 13, had cleared 1.95m to win the
Division 2 Championships for Abilene
in 2002. The mark 1.95, still the D2 record, was done on May 24, 2002 in San
Angelo, Texas, but was not
registered as the Jamaica
record, and is still nowhere to be found on the JAAA’s record books. Informs
BRUSSELS (BEL): Belgian Decathlete Thomas Van der
Plaetsen has launched his website www.thomasvdp.com.
The website will be updated in Dutch, French and English.
LAGOS (NIG): The Athletics Federation of Nigeria
(AFN) has come under fire for its shoddy technical planning at the Cross River
All Nigeria Championships concluded last Saturday in Calabar. The Championships
were a selection trial for the Daegu 2011 world championhips and the All Africa
Games but former Olympic champion and world record holder in the 400m, Lee
Evans, the AFN was breaking the rules of the sport, disadvantaging the
LONDON (GBR) : West Ham United have announced they
will take legal action against The Sunday Times and Tottenham Hostpur following
allegations involving the 836 million dollar Olympic Stadium. The case casts
further doubt over the process used to choose them as the tennants after London
2012 reports Insidethegames.
LONDON (GBR): Travel agency Thomas Cook is now the
only place for large numbers of fans to obtain tickets to the London 2012
Olympic Games after the second application ballot closed. The package holiday
provider is a 32 million dollar Tier Two sponsor of London 2012 and has a
number of deals for various sports during next year’s Games, including
athletics, gymnastics, volleyball and water polo writes Insidethegames.
UDEN (NED): Dutch federation press officer Eric Roeske is also keen
masters runner, but on Saturday at the Mondo Keien Meet in Uden he competed in
his farewell race at age of 49 and achieved 55.17. His career lasted for 23
years, his best 46.99 was achieved in 1996. He won multiple national
championships medals and the same in his second career which was in the masters
categories. In the 40+ category he is second fastest ever 47.86.
VICTORIA (CAN, Jul 3): Second National Track League
meet in Canada
saw again impressive shot put by national record holder Dylan Armstrong
(21.36). Daegu-bound Khadevis Robinson won the 800 m in 1:45.85 ahead of
last year junior Casimir Loxom 1:46.71. Canadian Bryan Barnett posted solid
20.54 (+1.5) at 200 m
over Manteo Mitchell 20.78 (he won the 400 m in 45.96). In women events Phylicia
George clocked 11.38 PB (-1.4) at 100
m and also fast 12.96 (-1.4) over the hurdles. Canadian
distance wins for Jessica Smith (2:02.12 at 800 m) and Nicole Sifuentes
(4:09.68 at 1500 m).
US Mary Saxer cleared 446 cm.
The round of the league is planned for July 10 in Halifax.
HENDON (GBR, Jul 3): Athletics Weekly reports that defending champions
Newham& Essex Beagles returned to
winning ways in the second round of the British Athletics League. Sudanese
international 400m runner Rabah Yousif helped the Beagles to a 33-point victory
over runners-up City
as he coasted to an individual win in 45.82 and later anchored the 4x400m relay
squad to first place. Adbul Buhari got
in discus impressive 63.58 and James Ellington won the 200 m in 20.82. Other winners
at the meeting included Rhys Williams in the 400m hurdles (49.94), Alex Smith
in the hammer (71.97m), Tom Parsons in the high jump (228).
FOZ DE IGUAZU (BRA, Jul 3): Franck Caldeira won the Medio Maraton de las
Cataratas in 1:03:05. Kenyan Dorcas Kiptanus was the best woman in 1:13:31.
PORT ELIZABETH (RSA, Jul 2): Stephen Mokoka of South Africa
reclaimed his National Half Marathon Champion title in 1:02:07. Second Xolisa
Tyali got 1:02:44 and third Lucky Mohale 1:03:04.
VITORIA (ESP, Jul 2): Sprinter Angel David Rodriguez
clocked 10.34 (+1.6) in heats and 10.30 (+1.8) in the finals of GP Diputacion
de Alava meet.
TELESE TERME (ITA, Jul 3): Kenyan Ezekiel Meli won the 10 km road race here in
28:44. In women race Anna Incerti clocked 33:22 to beat Rosaria Console 33:30
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