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EME NEWS (OCT 16-17, 2011)
Oct 16): Wilson Chebet narrowly failed to break the course record at the
TCS Amsterdam Marathon on Sunday but Tiki Gelana successfully smashed
the women’s mark which had stood for nine years. Chebet the pre-race
favourite after the leading group passed the halfway point in 1:02:38,
was on target to lower the time of 2:05:44 which Ethiopia’s Getu Feleke
set in last year’s race. The Kenyan hit the front after 35km but despite
pushing hard ran out of steam in the last two kilometres to finish in
2:05:53 with fellow countrymen Laban Korir – making his marathon debut –
runner up in 2:06:05 and the pacemaker from the leading group Eric
Ndiema third in 2:06:07. His time is world junior best in marathon. Six
runners ran under 2:07:00 on the very fast and flat terrain but
Ethiopia’s two-time Olympic 10,000 silver medallist Sileshi Sihine in
his first marathon failed to finish. Fourth Nicholas Manza 2:06:34,
fifth Elijah Keitany 2:06:53 and 6th Paul Biwott 2:06:54. 8th placer
Samuel Tsegay with 2:07:28 achieved new Eritrean record. Best European
was Dutch Michel Butter with 2:12:59 PB in his second marathon. Gelana
sliced 11 seconds from the course record belonging to her fellow
Ethiopian and All-Time Great Gete Wami with a time of 2:22:08 ahead of
fellow countrywomen Eyerusalem Kuma, the 2009 winner who also clocked a
personal best 2:24:55. Behind them Lornah Kiplagat after achieving the
the Dutch qualifying standard for the 2012 Olympic Games with a time of
2:25:52. Fourth Genet Getaneh 2:25:57 beating Russian Nailya Yulamanova
2:26:39 and Kenyan Penihah Arusei 2:28:38. With help from David Martin.
MUNGARA AND YAL
(CAN, Oct 16): Kenneth Mungara was given a hard fight almost to the
finish line by Shami Dawit before winning a fourth successive Scotiabank
Toronto Waterfront Marathon. The Kenyan, holder of the Canadian
All-Comers’ record of 2:07:58 achieved in last year’s race was in the
windy conditions slower on this occasion taking victory in a time of
2:09:49. That saw him withstand the challenge of Ethiopia’s Dawit who
was only two seconds behind in his slipstream with Canada’s Reid
Coolsaet third in 2:10:55. Coolsaet apart from setting a new personal
best which was the second fastest ever behind Jerome Drayton’s National
record of 2:10:09, also celebrated breaking for a second time, Athletics
Canada 2012 Olympic standard of 2:11:29. Koren Yal won the women’s race
in 2:22:43 ahead of fellow Ethiopian Mare Dibaba after the pair went
through the half distance in a very quick 1:08:36. Yal started to pull
clear after 30km ahead of 21-year-old Dibaba who herself finished in a
very respectable 2:23:25. Russia’s Silviya Skvortsova placed a distant
third in 2:27:51. 100 year old British Sikh Fauja Singh completed the
race in 8:25:16. Ed Whitlock an 80-year-old Canadian also set a world
best for his age class of 3:15:51.
KENYANS AND ETHIOPIANS
(FRA, Oct 16): Kenyans and Ethiopians dominated the 28th Reims
Marathon. Tsega Demassew lead an Ethiopian triumph with 2:09:44 ahead of
Hailu Dogaga 2:09:52. Pre-race favorite Richard Limo was the best
Kenyan as third in 2:10:02. Top 12 clocked under 2:14. In the women
category Julia Mumbi of Kenya fulfilled the favorite role in 2:29:36
win. At the podium then Ethiopians Bedasa Abderash 2:29:47 and Ayelew
Lemma 2:32:26. Solid half-marathon winners were Kenyan Philemon Yator in
1:01:47 (best French Benjamin Malaty 8th in 1:04:20) and Ethiopian
Atsede Bayisa 1:09:58 (Natalia Starkova of France fourth 1:12:34).
KIPLAGAT AND ABERA
(TUR, Oct 16): Kenyan Vincent Kiplagat won the 33rd Eurasia Marathon in
2:10:58 and defended so his title in cold and rainy conditions.
Ethiopians followed with Tariku Jifar 2:11:31 and Tsegay Gebrselassie
2:13:39. Turkihs Bekir Kareyel was 6th in 2:15:48. Alemitu Abera won the
women race in 2:27:56 beating her Ethiopian team-mates Fatuma Sado
2:28:01, Tsega Gelaw 2:28:38 and Ashu Kasim 2:30:37. Best European was
Russian Albina Mayorova as fifth 2:31:16 and best Turkish Sultan Haydar
as 7th 2:35:06.
Oct 16): Kenyan Cosmas Kyeva improved his best to 2:11:53 to win the
12th Poznan Marathon in Poland. Best home runner Artur Kern clocked new
personal best 2:17:15 to finish third behind another Kenyan Joel Kosgei
2:16:42. PolandÂ´s Arleta Marloch was the best woman in 2:39:12 beating
Kenyan Pamela Chepkoech 2:40:47.
COLUMBUS (USA, Oct 16): Matthew Folk of USA 2:19:47 and Ann Alyanak 2:41:53 won the Columbus Marathon.
Oct 16): Ethiopian Dibaba Tola won the Lago Maggiore Marathon in
2:13:49 with women win also going to Ethiopia for Ifa Geletu 2:43:14.
Oct 16): PolandÂ´s Wioletta Kryza won the Detroit Marathon and defended
her title in 2:44:09. MenÂ´s winner Derek Nakluski of Canada achieved
2:28:22 ahead of Russian former middle distance star and now marathon
masters runner Vyacheslav Shabunin 2:29:36. The Russian debuted in
marathon this April in Poland with 2:19:15.
(USA, Oct 16): African wins at Des Moines Marathon. Kenyan James Kirwa
got 2:12:54 and Ethiopian Atalelech Asfaw 2:37:55 in women race.
MALLORCA (ESP, Oct 16): German 2002 European medalist Sonja Oberem at
age of 38 won the Marathon here in 2:51:53. She is more a hobby runner
AM SEE (SUI, Oct 15): European marathon champion Viktor Rothlin was
second at half-marathon here with 1:04:49. Winner Daniel Kiptum of Kenya
CARDIFF (GBR, Oct 16): Kenyan wins at Cardiff Half Marathon. Edwin Kiptoo achieved 1:03:27 and Alice Mogire 1:11:26.
(ITA, Oct 16): New Italian HM record at the Maratonina CittÃ di Cremona
for Nadia Ejaffini with 1:08:27. Second Valeria Straneo was timed with
1:09:42 and third Fatna Maraoui 1:10:08. In menÂ´s race Eric Chirchir
achieved 1:02:17 ahead of Mark Bett 1:02:21 and Rwandan Jean-Baptiste
Simukeka 1:02:24 PB.
(FRA, Oct 16): Kenyan Moses Kwambai won the St. Denis Half-Marathon
1:02:50, women winner Miriam Wangari achieved 1:11:10.
(JPN, Oct 15): Kenyan Cosmas Ondiba achieved 59:26 at 20 km during
Hakone Ekiden qualifiying race. Yusuke Sato was second 59:28.
Oct 16): Mohammed Blal of Morocco clocked 29:06 to win the 31st Carrera
de la Ciencia at 10 km ahead of Kenyan Charles Ngolepus 29:15.
ROMA (ITA, Oct
16): Italian walking Grand Prix 10 km race winners were Giorgio Rubino
39:48.3 and Rossella Giordano 45:50.4. Second placers in good quality
fields olympic winner Alex Schwazer 39:49.4 ahead of Jean-Jacques
Nkouloukidi 39:58.7 and in women category Eleonora Giorgi 46:06.4 and
Elisa Rigaudo 46:25.1.
(FRA, Oct 16): At Coupe de France meet European champion Renaud
Lavillenie cleared 550 in the pole vault, Melina Robert-Michon got 61.04
in discus and Melanie Melfort cleared 185 in the high jump. European
junior champion Quentin Bigot improved with 6kg hammer to superb 82.84
what is new junior national record. He missed the world junior record of
Spanish Javier Cienfuegos 82.97 only by 13 cm.
Oct 15): Zsofia Bacskay (14 years old) is another hammer talent
emerging from Hungary. She achieved new national best in the U16
category with senior hammer 59.74 m. The so far brightest hammer talent
Romanian Bianca Perie had at her age (14) 58.67 so the mark of Bacskay
is the best ever at the age of 14 during the year when the athlete was
considered as 14. Perie still 14 but in the year when she achieved 15
that means in 2005 got 65.13.
(CHN): Mirko Jalava clarifies the Beijing Marathon women winner.
Apparently there were two distance runners in China named “Wei Jie” this
season. The other one decided to change her name to “Wei Xiaojie” to
avoid confusion. The winner of the Beijing marathon is a 22-year-old
athlete, the same as the winner of Zhengzhou marathon earlier this
season in 2:26. She is from city of Dalian in Liaoning Province. The
other one is born in 1993 and ran 15:40.31 5000m and 32:53.63 10000m
there. She is from Jiangsu Province.
(NED): Usual stats from Ken Nakamura. After Amsterdam, Wilson Chebet’s
top 3 average time since 2008 is 2:05:51, eighth fastest in the world.
Chebet’s winning time of 2:05:53 is the 13th sub-2:06 performance of the
which is a highest
ever season total in history. After today, top 10 average for Amsterdam
marathon is now 2:06:12 (up from 2:06:25). Laban Korir’s 2:06:05 is the
third fastest debut marathon (behind Mosop and Evans Rutto). Eric
Ndiema ran fourth fastest debut marathon. Best 7th (2:07:08 by John
Kiprotich), 8th (2:07:28 by Samuel Tsegay) place time were recorded in
Amsterdam. 6 runners have broken 2:07 in Amsterdam, which tied the
record held by 2008 London & 2011 Boston marathon. With 3 more
sub-2:24 marathon today (1 in Amsterdam, 2 in Toronto), number of
sub-2:24 (for women of course) performer for the year is now 21, and
number of sub-2:24 performances for the year are 23, both records. Laban
Korir, Eric Ndiema, Nicholas Manza Kamakya and Paul Biwott are 85th,
86th, 87th and 88th runner to went under 2:07.
The Run For Food 10K was held in Rome on October 16th. Multiple olympic
winner Carl Lewis, in his position as ambassador for the Food and
Agriculture Organization, was the starter of the event.
World discus champion Robert Harting will undergo surgery on his left
knee. Harting, who will turn 27 one day after the surgery, has been
suffering from the patella tendon on his left knee during the season and
now takes the time to address the lingering issue. To demonstrate the
surgery ahead, Harting has added footage of his previous knee surgery on
his website www.derharting.de.
More than 250 key decision makers from the 50 European Athletics Member
Federations had gathered for the annual conclave, the European Athletics
Convention. It ended on Saturday with publication of European Athletics
Calendar 2012 and forum for national federations leaders where they
spoke also about how to integrate the road running scene into the
national federations activities.
(SEN): Abdou Seye, the first athlete from Senegal to get an Olympic
medal, passed away aged 77 in the night from 13/14 October. Competing
for France as Senegal was not yet recognised as an independent country
by sports institutions, the sprinter clinched the 200m bronze medal
(20.7) at the 1960 Olympic Games in Roma behind Italy’s Livio Berruti
and USA’s Lester Carney. Back in Senegal, he helped set up the
Senegalese National Olympic Committee and was also an national coach and
the technical director of the Senegalese federation. Seye’s burial was
held in presence of IAAF president Lamine Diack. Seye and Diack had
known each other since primary school. Thanks to Carole Fuchs.