Edna Kiplagat: Result of the Session, 1:11:57 for second half of marathon! 2011 WC Champs, Marathon, photo by PhotoRun.net
Favorites Fall: US sensation Charles Jock did not advance in 800m, photo by PhotoRun.net
Steven Hooker: “I was not feeling good on the run-up today, but
physically I think I am in good shape, which is very important to me. The last
two years I was ending the season injured. Practically, this is the end of the
season for me and I will have a rest, take a mental break and will get back to
training.” (Athletics Australia)
Edna Kiplagat: “”It was part of my
strategy to run my second half
faster. As I was training, in knew the weather would be humid. I was
expecting the weather to be warm. I knew it was going to be warm.”
1:12 second part of Edna Kiplagat in the marathon.
OF THE SESSION
Title defender in the pole vault Steve Hooker going out at his first
height 550 in
pole vault qualification
Michael Rimmer, US talent Charles Jock and Sudanese olympic
medalist Ahmed Ismail were the three biggest casualties in menÂ´s 800 m heats. Another olympic Beijing medalist out was
Russian pole vaulter Yevgeniy Lukyanenko and also world junior record holder
German Raphael Holzdeppe. 15 advanced in total.
(by Ken Nakamura)
Women – marathon: The race was covered in 1:16:46 first half and 1:11:57
second half. The second half is not the fastest in the World Championshps
history, however, it is the best negative split race in the history of World
Championships. In the team competition, JPN failed to win a medal for the first
time since the inception of the World Cup competition in 1997. It is the first
time any nation swept the medal in the marathon, men or women, at the World
Championship. In fact, it is the first time any nation finished first and
second in the women’s marathon.
Previously JPN in 1993 finished first and third. On the men’s side ESP in 1997 and KEN in 2009
finished first and second, but again, no nation ever swept the medal in the
marathon at the World Championships. For Kenya third sweep after twice men
steeple. 16:11 by Kiplagat from 35Km to 40Km was very fast, but not the fastest
in the World Championships history.
Ndereba in 2003 covered 35K to 40Km in 15:58. 7 seconds margin between third and fourth
ties smallest ever maragin from 2009. Kenya has won three medals in women
marathon at Worlds until today, all by Catherine Ndereba. Even at Olympic Games
no medal sweep in marathon was yet registered.
30 000 + 30 000 marathon course (EME NEWS guess, not official
RANKING (by gold medals after 1 event)
Brendan Reilly 1-0-0, Federico Rosa 0-1-0, Gianni de Madonna 0-0-1
DAEGU (KOR): With her victory in
the World Championships marathon here today, Kenya’s Edna Kiplagat is
threatening Russia’s Liliya Shobukhova for the overall points title in
2010/2011 World Marathon Majors series and the $500,000 winner-take-all
Shobukhova, who won the 2010 Virgin London and Bank of America Chicago
Marathons, now has 65 points, five more than Kiplagat. Both women have
scheduled fall marathons (Chicago for Shobukhova and New York for
Kiplagat). Because Shobukhova was second at this year’s
Virgin London Marathon and Kiplagat third, she would win any tie.
Kiplagat needs at least six more points than Shobukhova to win. So,
Shobukhova and Kiplagat win their respective fall marathons, Shobukhova
once again be the series champion.
However, if Shobukhova does not win in Chicago
and Kiplagat wins in New York,
Kiplagat wins the series with 85 points to Shobukhova’s 80 or fewer.
RRW. “I will see my plans after I will recover anLess than 48 hours
withdrawing from the men’s 100
meters at the 13th IAAF World Athletics Championships,
former world record holder Asafa Powell is said to be back in training
hope of making the 4×100 meters relays set for next weekend.
DAEGU (KOR): Clean sport received
a tremendous boost this week in Korea,
as the 202 national teams and the 1945 athletes they represent, who are
competing at the IAAF World Championships, Daegu, Korea,
which begin here today, gave their full support to IAAF’s unprecedented
anti-doping campaign. Informs IAAF. In the friendly, welcoming environment of
the Athletes’ Village’s Sarbi Centre, which is named after the Championships’
Mascot, and house the competitions medical and anti-doping operations, athletes
have been voluntarily coming to give blood. The flow of athletes has been so
strong that on the eve of the championships more than 1400 have come forward in
a welcome sign of cooperation, which represents some 75% of the total entry
list in Daegu 2011.
unfortunate news for the Australian Flame, green and gold hopeful Eloise
Wellings has been forced to withdraw as a result of injury from the women’s
10,000m final on day one of the IAAF world championships. “Eloise has an
inflamed nerve in the middle of her foot that hasn’t settled with treatment and
we are therefore withdrawing her,” Adam Castricum, Australian Flame Team
NETHERLANDS: Dutch decathlete Ingmar Vos seventh after 3
events was unable to continue in the high jump due to adductor pain.
GERMANY: Rico Freimuth injured himself in the long
jump and could not continue in the event. He had two fouls and in the third
jump injured his left knee.
AMERICAN SAMOA: 15.66
in the men s 100 m preliminary round by American Samoa youth
runner Sogelau Tuvalu was seen also by media as something special. Even all
women in the preliminary round were faster.
ETHIOPIA: Former Boston
marathon winner Dire Tune was disqualified due to taking refreshment out of official
SWEDEN: Isabellah Andersson was the best European in
women marathon (Kenyan origin) as 7th (2:30:13).
won for first time the Women Marathon World Cup, silver for China and bronze for Ethiopia.