Some amazing performances at Russian Winter Meeting (21rst edition) in a very cold Moscow on Sunday. Adam Kszczot of Poland ran 1:15.26, second fastest ever, Andrey Silnov cleared 2.36m in high jump as LoLo Jones makes it a four race streak, winning convincingly in 7.89 for the 60m hurdles.
Kirani James was pretty impressive in the 400 meter win he had at the 2012 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix meeting! He looked so smooth running 45.96, the fastest time in world this year on the boards.
Big weekend coming up with Millrose (Feb. 11, Armory), USA Track & Field Invitational (Fayettteville) and US Club Champs (St.Louis, Mo), all on same day!
EME NEWS (FEB 5, 2012) UPDATE
KSZCZOT NEARLY ALL-TIME WORLD BEST AT 600 M, SILNOV 236, MENKOV 824
MOSCOW (RUS, Feb 5): Second IAAF Permit indoor meet of the season
was high quality 21st edition of Russian Winter in Kuts Hall of cold
Moscow. But athletes with their results made it hot, in total 3 new meet
records and 7 world leading marks. Closest to all-time best was
PolandÂ´s European indoor and U23 champion Adam Kszczot who clocked
1:15.26 at 600 m. Second best all-time mark just 0.24 behind the top
mark of German Nico Motchebon from 1999. Second former olympic winner
Yuriy Borzakovskiy 1:16.08 and third last year winner Kenyan Jackson
Kivuna 1:16.93 (in the other race Stepan Poistogov 1:16.80). In the
all-time top ten both walking winners. World champion Valeriy Borchin
18:16.54 (MR and WL) in the menÂ´s 5000 m ahead of Vladimir Kanaykin
18:17.13 and 50k world winner Sergey Bakulinj 18:26.82 (French guest
Yohan Diniz 5th 18:47.80). Anisya Kirdyapkina was the 3000 m women
winner in 11:44.10 (WL). Way back second Romanian Claudia Stef 12:27.50
when world and olympic winner Olga Kaniskina did not finish her race
after too fast pace in the first half. New meet record and world lead
for reigning undercover champion Lolo Jones 7.89 clearly ahead of Yvette
Lewis 8.03 and world medalist Danielle Carruthers 8.05 at 60 m hurdles.
Expected world lead in women 1000 m by European U23 Champion Yelena
Arzhakova 2:36.69 beating Belarus Natalya Koreyvo 2:37.36 and Yelena
Kofanova 2:37.58. Remaining two world leads in men jumps. First
Aleksandr Menkov leaped to excellent 824 (also indoor PB) in the long
jump. In four attempts competition second Khotso Mokoena 804 ahead of
Ignisious Gaisah 793 and Luis Tsatoumas 787. Olympic winner Andrey
Silnov showed increased shape with 236 first attempt high jump
clearance, world lead and had one try at 241. Second Aleksandr Shustov
230 and third Trevor Barry 227. Another top display of shape by European
U23 Champion Darya Klishina with high quality 686 in first round. That
was followed with 674, 677 and 685 cm. German Bjorn Otto was unexpected
high quality winner of menÂ´s pole vault with 572 and 577 clearances
(failed only at 583) ahead of Dmitriy Starodubtsev (565), Lukasz
Michalski (565) and world medalist Lazaro Borges (555, Cuban indoor
record). Former hurdler/sprinter Aleksandra Fedoriva made her transition
into a 400 m runner more than clear with 51.46 PB win. World leader
Vania Stambolova was second 51.59 ahead of Antonina Krivoshapka 51.88.
In remaining sprints US Josh Norman won the 60 m in 6.63 ahead of Dwain
Chambers 6.64 (Ramil Guliyev false started in heats and Simeon
Williamson in the finals). Russians dominated menÂ´s hurdles: Konstantin
Shabanov 7.58 (heats 7.57) and Sergey Shubenkov personal best 7.61.
Ukrainians in the same way in women 60 m: Olesya Povkh 7.14 ahead of
Mariya Remyen 7.18. In national events Valentin Smirnov clocked 3:39.73
in the 1500 m, Ivan Yushkov 20.49 in menÂ´s and Yevgeniya Kolodko 19.04
in womenÂ´s shot put.
SPANISH AND TURKISH TEAMS
(ESP, Feb 5): Turkish side Uskudar Belediye on the women side and
Spanish club Bikila on the menÂ´s won the 49th edition of European
Champion Clubs Cup Cross Country in Spain. In womenÂ´s 6 km Ethiopian
guest running for Turkish club Belaynesh Oljira won in 18:52 ahead of
another member of this team Asli Cakir 18:54. Third Italian Nadia
Ejaffini (Esercito) 18:54 and fourth PortugalÂ´s Dulce Felix 19:04 ahead
of Russian Olga Golovkina 19:07 and Turkish European champion Alemitu
Bekele 19:15. Uskudar scored 19 points ahead of Luch Moscow 29 and
Maratona Clube de Portugal 54. MenÂ´s 10 km ended with home win for
European CC medalist Ayad Lamdassem 28:36 in close finish with Italian
Andrea Lalli 28:36 and another Spanish runner Ricardo Serrano 28:41. In
team rankings Spanish teams dominated, Bikila 25 points ahead of
Guadalajara 40 and Italian Fiamme Gialle 42. Junior men winners were
Portugal Benfica Lisbon with 17 points (also with individual win by
Ruben Silva 18:12) and junior women Luch Moscow also 17 points (and Vera
Vasilyeva as top individual 13:14 at 4 km).
(GER, Feb 5): At special shot put meet World champion David Storl
achieved very good 21.02 ahead of Candy Bauer who improved to 20.10.
Nadine Kleinert achieved her best mark since 2010 with 19.34 win in
women competition. Christina Schwanitz was this time second (18.65).
LEVERKUSEN (GER, Feb 5): Silke Spiegelburg cleared 440 and 460
in first attempt at West German Championships and tried at new German
record height 480. Nadja Kampschulte went over 191 in the high jump and
Robin Ewera surprised with 20.92 win at 200 m over Sebastian Ernst
SATRA (SWE, Feb 5): European indoor champion 2009 Johan Wissman won the 400 m at Raka Sparet meet with 47.41, new meet record.
OSAKA (JPN, Feb 4): Hiroki Oita cleared 560 in the pole vault during an indoor meet.
BIRMINGHAM (GBR, Feb 5): Second day of Birmingham Games
registered Andrew Pozzi clocking UKA standard for Istanbul 7.62. Nigel
Levine won the 200 m in 21.12.
SPALA (POL, Feb 5):
Olympic finalist Artur Noga is coming close to his former level, clocks
at local meet 7.72 at 60 m hurdles. Pawel Wojciechowski cleared in pole
vault only 5 meters.
BHUBANESWAR (IND, Feb 2): At 77th All-India Railway Championships new national record in 20 km walk by Gurmeet Singh 1:20:22.
BARVERI (BRA, Feb 5): Brazilian 50 km walk title for Mario Jose dos Santos (4:16:31).
VALLADOLID (ESP, Feb 5): Nazareth Weldu of Eritrea won the
women 6.75 km at 24th edition of the international CC race here. She
clocked 23:49, just one second ahead of the home star Marta Dominguez
23:50. MenÂ´s 10 km winner Jesus Espana 30:20 over Eritrean Isaac Sibathu
BREDA (NED, Feb 5): Tom Wiggers won the Mastbocross at 10.38
km in 30:33 ahead of the favorite Khalid Choukoud 30:38. In the women
7.33 km Belgian win for Barbara Maveau 23:56 beating Veerle Dejaeghere
24:18. Choukoud and Ruth van der Meijden are the winners of National CC
circuit in Netherlands.
(ESP, Feb 5): Marathon world record holder Patrick Makau was second at
the 26th Granollers Half Marathon in 1:02:40 (corrected). In fresh,
windy and sunny conditions (6 degrees at the start and the same at
finish) Carles Castillejo was better by three seconds in 1:02:37
(corrected). Makau was running without specific training for this race
in his build-up for 2012 marathon season. In 2011 Makau clocked in
February 1:03:51. Sixth place for European Champion Viktor Rothlin of
Switzerland 1:03:33. With help from Possosports. Best woman was Beatrice
Chepchumba in 1:12:42 ahead of Italian Antonina Rutto 1:12:43.
MARUGAME (JPN, Feb 5): Europeans at Marugame Half Marathon.
Ukrainian Dmytro Baranovsky was 54th (1:03.14) and Alistair Cragg of
Ireland 65th in 1:03:29.
OITA (JPN, Feb 5): Best
European at the Mainich marathon 12th Adam Draczynski of Poland 2:15:01.
Top woman Chiyuki Mochizuki in 2:34:20.
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