On Saturday, October 1, 2011, Julia Howell Hayes and Mark Robert Wetmore were married in Farmington, Connecticut. Mark Wetmore is founder of Global Athletics & Marketing, one of the premier marketing and athlete representation firms in the sport of athletics. We wish Julia & Mark Wetmore best wishes.
EME NEWS (OCT 1, 2011)
HAILE KNOWS THE REASON
LONDON (GBR): Legendary Haile Gebrselassie informs on
his twitter: “I have a strong inflamation of my bronchial tubes, that caused my
problems in Berlin,
I am happy, as we can now solve the problem.” That would mean he can following
to train and run on high level after being totally healthy.
PAULA WITH PRESIDENT
LONDON (GBR): Marathon
world record holder Paula Radcliffe informs on her twitter that she will meet
IAAF President Lamine Diack. It should happen on October 12 and the issue to
discuss is for sure the situation with marathon world records.
MOROCCO IS READY
RABAT (MAR): In a statement to the agency Maghreb Arabe Presse, the IAAF
President Mr. Lamine Diack said that Morocco had what it takes “to organize the
2014 IAAF Continental Cup in Athletics. Morocco has “infrastructure, not only
athletically but also in terms of reception” that require such events said
Diack, in a private visit to the kingdom, following talks with the President of
the Royal Moroccan athletics Federation (FRMA), Mr. Ahizoune. Aziz Daouda
informs on his blog.
MOSCOW (RUS): The magazine Russian Reporter named
among 100 most personalities of 10 areas named in sports two track names.
National federation president and IAAF Treasurer Valentin Balakhnichev and
renowned walking coach Viktor Chegin.
PORT OF SPAIN
(TRI): Female shot put world finalist Cleopatra Borel-Brown is among 13
athletes selected to represent Trinidad and
Tobago at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico from October 14 to 30. World
Junior 100 m
record holder Darryl Brown leads the men’s team line up. The 2003 World
Championships silver medallist has been named along with fellow 2009 World
Championships sprint relay runnerup team-mate Emmanuel Callender and junior
Jamol James for the men’s 100m. Informs Trackalerts.
AMSTERDAM (NED) : Dutch hurdler Gegory Sedoc will return
to training in October. Sedoc was earlier this year suspended for missing three
out of competitions tests and has not trained for several months. The former
European indoor champion however wants to return to competitive runner as soon
as his ban is finished. But first the athlete, who is employed with the Dutch
Army, will go on a mission to Afghanistan.
BERLIN (GER): German hammer thrower Andrea Bunjes is
ending her career and will no longer attempt to qualify for the London Olympic
Games next year. Bunjes won the German national championships in 2004 and
participated in both the 2003 and 2009 World Championships, 2002 European
championships as well as the 2004 Olympic Games writes leichtathletik.de.
LAUSANNE (SUI): The 2011 European Athletics Rising Star
and world champion shot putter David Storl and his coach Sven Lang will be
among the top speakers at the European Shot Put and Javelin Throw Symposium,
which will take place at the Tanhuvaara Sports Institute in Savonlinna, Finland,
on November 12 and 13th. Among other speakers are shot put Olympic Champion
Arsi Harju, German javelin thrower Christina ObergfÃ¶ll and top physiotherapist
Jarmo Ahonen announces European Athletics.
ATLANTA (USA): The Coca Cola Company has launched its global campaign
‘Move to the beat’ for the London 2012 Olympic Games.’Move to the Beat’ is a
multimedia campaign that will include a music anthem, a documentary, television
advertising and digital communications. A global television advertisement
featuring Mark Ronson, Katy B and Coca-Cola’s five ‘athlete ambassadors’ will
air from early 2012. The athletes include: US hurdler David Oliver and 400m
Russian sprinter Kseniya Vdovina.
LONDON (GBR): The London Mayor Boris Johnson insisted
that even if Tottenham Hotspur won their bid to move to the Olympic stadium he
would not allow the club to tear up the athletics track. The Mayor has
guaranteed an athletics legacy at the Stratford
facility in a bid to boost London’s
chances of hosting the 2017 athletics world championships writes The London
NAIROBI (KEN): Florence Kiplagat, the world half
marathon titleholder, hopes her strong showing at the Berlin Marathon will be
enough for a call-up in the Kenyan London 2012 Olympics line-up. Kiplagat also
appended her name as a possible successor to Paula Radcliffe world record over
the distance. “I was after only finishing and now, if given the chance to go to
the Olympics, well and good. I managed to come out with 2:19 and my aim is to
continue improving, even by a second,” Kiplagat said to The Kenyan Runner
MADRID (ESP): A judge has ordered an investigation
Civil Guard over irregularities relating to its management of a doping case
that featured world steeplechase champion Marta Dominguez. Judge Mercedes Perez
ruled Friday that police did not follow correct procedures in Operation Galgo,
which led to Dominguez being among 14 people detained in December. She was
cleared of doping and trafficking charges in July. Perez says other evidence
was missing and that samples taken from former European 5,000-meter champion
Alberto Garcia’s residence and intercepted from Dominguez’s trainer’s house
were also invalid reports AP.
LONDON (GBR): Latest Pat Butcher blog at www.globerunner.org – A Monograph on Alain
KINGSTON (JAM): The Ministry of Youth, Sports and
Culture has canceled the three day Homecoming Celebration for the country’s
World Championships athletes, because according to Trackalerets.com sources,
four of the high profiled athletes would not be able to attend. Lenford Salmon,
who made contact with the athletes on behalf of the Ministry of Youth, Sports
and Culture, said the reason is because more than two-third of the team has not
taken up the invitation. Celebration is now planned to be staged at a later
date then the provisionally scheduled October 7-9.
DOHA (QAT): The Doha 2017 Bid Committee is pleased to announce that Andreas
Thorkildsen, Norwegian javelin thrower, will be visiting Doha
next week to show his support for Doha’s
bid for the 2017 IAAF World Championships. From Norway, Andreas Thorkildsen rose to
stardom through his European, World and Olympic performances. Having competed
in Doha at the
Samsung Diamond League earlier this year, Andreas is keen to show his support
for the Doha 2017 bid for the IAAF World Championships. His visit to Doha coincides with the
IAAF Evaluation Commission visit on October 5th and 6th. Andreas Thorkildsen
stated: “I had a great experience competing in Doha and I can see that their experience in
and commitment to Athletics will continue to grow. If Athletics wants to set
new standards for a World Championships that will take my sport to the next
level then Doha
is without doubt the right place.” During the evaluation visit, from October 5
and 6, the IAAF Evaluation Commission will also see the launch of the renowned
Schools Olympic Program. Kids’ Athletics is at the heart of this successful
youth program. Last year, with the support of the Qatar Olympic Committee and
the Qatar Association of Athletics Federation, 17,492 students took part over
the five months of the program. Qatar’s
Schools Olympic Program has received both regional and international
recognition for its rapid achievements in expanding Athletics participation.
LONDON (GBR): The London 2017 campaign has been
further buoyed by the enthusiastic support of two athletics greats. Olympic
champion Kenenisa Bekele and sprint sensation Asafa Powell are the latest
athletes to show support for London’s
bid to host the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships. The support from the
Ethiopian legend and the Jamaican sprint sensation is the latest demonstration
of worldwide athletic support for the London Bid. Bekele, the Ethiopian long
distance runner who has won three Olympic gold medals and five World
Championship titles hopes to run the marathon in London 2017. Kenenisa Bekele
said: “I am a big fan of London
and always enjoy competing in front of fantastic passionate crowds at British
athletics events. By the time 2017 arrives I hope to run the marathon, and London would provide an
ideal climate and wonderful atmosphere to compete in. I know that London would host a very
special IAAF World Championships and wish them all the best with their bid.”
Powell, who has both Olympic and World Championship gold medals to his name and
has broken the 10-second barrier more times than any athlete in history hopes
to cheer on the world’s best athletes in London in 2017. Writes Trackalerts.
LONDON (GBR): BBC informs that olympic gold medallist
Denise Lewis will head up London’s
bid for the 2017 World Athletics Championships. She has been named chairman of
the Athlete Commission as the capital goes head to head with Doha to host the event at the Olympic
Stadium. Jason Gardener will be vice-chairman and if successful they will form
part of the London Organising Committee. The IAAF Evaluation Commission arrive
in London on
Sunday before making the final announcement on 11 November.
SHANGHAI (CHN): China’s
star hurdler Liu Xiang has been elected as one of the deputy secretaries of
China Communist Youth League Shanghai Sports Bureau Committee. Liu, a former Olympic
and world champion, attended a party in the capacity of the deputy secretary
and made a speech to encourage Shanghai
athletes to work hard and win honors for the country. Li Yuyi, director of
Shanghai Sports Bureau, said Liu is not an official. “To be a deputy secretary
of China Communist Youth League Shanghai Sports Bureau Committee does not mean
that he will work and have an office here. He will take part in some activities
but he is still an athlete. ” It’s usually the first step for a top athlete to
have a position in the Communist Youth League before pursuing higher ranks in
his or her political career.
KINGSTON (JAM): Reigning Olympic 100 m champion, Shelly-Ann
Fraser-Pryce, has committed her future to the MVP Track and Field Club, amid
reports of discord among senior athletes at the University of Technology
(UTech)-based entity. Jamaica Gleaner confirms. Fraser-Pryce, who lost her 100m
World title in Daegu, South Korea, this month after finishing fourth in the
final with a time of 10.99 seconds, said through the club’s Twitter account
that she is now focusing on completing the final year of her degree programme
at UTech and is also looking forward to begin her London 2012 Olympic Games
preparation at the club in the next few weeks.
NITRA (SVK, Sep 30): Best slovak walker Matej Toth
ended his season with a win in his home city clocking 19:36 at 5 km on the road. Second
another national team member Anton Kucmin 19:40. Fifth youth athlete Patrik
Spevak achieved 20:27. Hungarian Viktoria Madarasz won women 5 km in 22:26.
BIALYMSTOK (POL, Oct 1): Pawel Rakoczy improved in javelin to personal
best and 5th best Polish all-time 82.53 at the Aleksandr Wojno Memorial.
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