Amazing run for Samuel Ndungu, debuting in 2:07:04 and Henryk Szost sets Polish NR in 2:07:39, at Lake Biwa. Great performances, with nine PBs in first ten places! Course record in Demi-de-Paris (Paris Half-Marathon), run by Stanley Biwott in 59:44.
Course records in Paris
PARIS (FRA, Mar 4): Paris Half-Marathon registered new course records.
Kenyan Stanley Biwott clocked first sub one hour here with 59:44. Second
Bernard Koech 1:00:06 and third Reuben Limaa 1:00:57. Chicago winner
Moses Mosop was 6th in 1:02:00. Splits 28:33 at 10 km, 42:36 at 15 km
and 56:46 at 20 km. In women race event best for Pauline Njeri of Kenya
1:07:55. Second place pre-race favorite Peninah Arusei 1:08:12 and third
Sarah Jepchirchir 1:08:34 and fourth best Ethiopian Netsanet Abeyo in
1:09:10 personal best.
Ndungu 2:07:04 and Szost 2:07:39 NR
LAKE BIWA (JPN, Mar 4): Great marathon debut in 2:07:04 for Kenyan
Samuel Ndungu (living in Japan) while winning the 67th Lake Biwa
Mainichi Marathon. Second Henryk Szost clocked national record for
Poland 2:07:39 and fastest marathon by an European runner in four years.
His previous best was 2:09:39 at Frankfurt Marathon last autumn. Third
Moroccan Abdellah Taghrafet 2:08:37 ahead of 6 Japanese runners who all
clocked life-time bests. Under 2:09 fourth Ryo Yamamoto 2:08:44 (also an
Olympic qualifier) and fifth Kentaro Nakamoto 2:08:53. Half split was
1:03:38 in cold and rainy conditions.
E. Sanchez and Henriques
CHIHUAHUA (MEX, Mar 3): World medalist 2009 Eder Sanchez won the 20 km
race during first round of IAAF Race Walking Challenge in Mexico in
1:21:17. Second olympic medalist Jared Tallent of Australia 1:21:50 and
third Horacio Nava, another Mexican in 1:22:38. In women 20 km
PortugalÂ´s Ines Henriques clocked 1:33:16 and second again Tallent
family (Claire with 1:33:21) and third Monica Equihua of Mexico 1:36:24.
Another title for J. A. Garcia
PONTEVEDRA (ESP, Mar 4): Old-timer Jesus Angel Garcia won again the
Spanish national 50 km walking title in 3:51:29. Second Benjamin Sanchez
3:58:51 and third Luis Manuel Corchete 3:59:58. In women 20 km Maria
Jose Poves not only won the Spanish title but also achieved new personal
best 1:28:15. Second former world medalist Maria Vasco 1:28:54 beating
Beatriz Pascual into third 1:30:29.
OUTDOOR RESULTS (Pena 450 Irish record)
KINGSTON (JAM, Mar 3): Jazeel Murphy and Christania Williams won the
marquee events but the performances of Simoya Campbell and Desreen
Montaque were impressive during first day of Jamaica’s Carifta Trials,
held at the Stadium East Complex. Murphy won the junior 100 m in 10.74
against -4.4 wind. Williams got 11.91 against -5.5 wall. But the top
marks came in the 800 m when Campbell achieved 2:03.07 to beat Montaque
2:03.17 in the U20 girls 800 m.
SOFIA (BUL, Mar 3): Aykhan Apti won the Bulgarian winter throwing title
in junior hammer with national record 71.11 (6 kg).
NORWALK (USA, Mar 3): New Irish record and Olympic qualifier for Tori
Pena clearing 450 in the pole vault.
SAO PAULO (BRA, Mar 3): Istanbul bound Brazilian sprinters tested the
shape at local meet in Ibirapuera Park. Ana Claudia Lemos clocked 11.33
and 23.23 in the 100/200 combination. Nilson de Oliviera won the 200 m
in 21.04. Sandro Viana got 10.26 in the 100 m semifinals (+0.9).
NAFELS (SUI, Mar 4): Swiss CC titles for Livia Burri at 8 km 30:04 and
Philipp Bandi 31:41 in the 10 km. In the shorter races wins for Joelle
Fluck (3 km 10:30) and Mario Bachtiger (3 km 9:07).
LA ROCHE SUR YON (FRA, Mar 4): French CC titles for Benjamin Malaty with
37:25 at 11.275 km. Second Mohammed Belabbas ten seconds behind 37:35
and third Denis Mayaud 37:38. Laurane Picoche was surprise women winner
at 7.11 km in 26:24. Second Christine Bardelle 26:28 and third the
favorite Sophie Duarte 26:35.
GIJON (ESP, Mar 4): Carles Castillejo was the best at Spanish CC
Championships with 38:41 at 12 km. Second Javier Guerra 38:49 and third
Sergio Sanchez 38:55. Diana Martin won womenÂ´s 8 km in 28:31 beating
clearly European 1500 m champion Nuria Fernandez 28:43 and Lidia
SAO PAULO (BRA, Mar 4): Former NYC Marathon winner Marilson Gomes dos
Santos achieved fast 1:01:46 half-marathon. But was only second in the
Sao Paulo race behind Kenyan Joseph Kachapim 1:01:38. Third was Paulo
Roberto de Almeida 1:02:31. Best woman Pasalia Kipkoech of Kenya 1:12:29.
LALA (MEX, Mar 4): Kenyan Erick Monyenye won the Lala Marathon in new
personal best of 2:10:40. Second Isaack Kimaiyo 2:12:35 and third
Mexican Daniel Vargas 2:13:06 olympic qualifier ahead of Jopseh Mutinda
of Kenya 2:13:31. Other Mexicans followed with sub 2:15 olympic
standard. Fifth Arturo Delgado 2:13:31, sixth Jose Antonio Uribe
2:13:46, seventh Oscar Ceron 2:14:24 and 8th Juan Carlos Romero 2:14:47.
KANAGURA (JPN, Mar 4): At the Kanaguri Hai Tamana Half Marathon Takuya
Fukatsu ran a solo 1:01:25 course record. Informs Brett Larner.
SHIZUOKA (JPN, Mar 4): At the Shizuoka Sunpu Half Marathon Shinichi
Yamashita won in 1:04:58. But to note the half marathon debut of 27:38
track ace Yuki Sato in 1:06:50. Informs Brett Larner.
TACHIKAWA (JPN, Mar 4): At the National University Men’s Half Marathon
Championships Kenyan Duncan Muthee took the race out fast at 1:00:40
pace, with a large group of Japanese students near 1:01-flat pace not
far behind. Times slowed somewhat, but Toshikatsu Ebina managed to keep
it moving well enough to win in an apparent course record of 1:02:23,
with teammate Yudai Yamakawa making it a Teikyo 1-2 in 1:02:36. Informs
TREVISO (ITA, Mar 4): Kenyan Michael Chemchir won the 9th Treviso
Marathon in 2:15:06 ahead of Peter Kwalia 2:15:43 and third national
record holder of Iceland Kari Steinn Karlsson 2:18:53 (his national top
mark is 2:17:12 from Berlin 2011). RomaniaÂ´s Elena Cirlan was the best
woman in 2:39:20.
PIACENZA (ITA, Mar 4): Austrian Andrea Mayr won here the half-marathon
in new national record 1:12:03 (and was third placer overall). In the
Unicef Marathon wins for Moroccan Abdelkrim Kabbouri 2:23:50 and Alina
Nituleasa of Romania 2:45:03.
ALPHEN (NED, Mar 4): Michael Mutai won the Alphen 20 km road race in
59:30 ahead of Dutch Patrick Stitzinger 59:51. Ruth van der Meijden in
1:11:16 was the best woman beating Gladys Biwott of Kenya 1:11:27.
LEVERKUSEN (GER, Mar 4): Susanne Hahn won the 31st edition of a 10 km
road race here in 33:16. Second Melanie Kraus returned to competition
after two years with 33:50. Stefan Koch was the best male runner in 29:14.
SANTANDER (ESP, Mar 4): Former olympic medalist at 1500 m Rui Silva of
Portugal won the 1st edition of half marathon here in 1:02:54 ahead of
Chema Martinez 1:02:54 and Jose Carlos Cabrera 1:02:57. Kenyan Beatrice
Chepchumba was the best woman in 1:15:39.
FUNCHAL (POR, Mar 4): Rui Pedro Silva in 1:05:58 and Jessica Augusto
with 1:16:38 won the first Funchal Half-Marathon.
MONTEMOR (POR, Mar 4): Sergio Dias won the 12th Montemor-O-Novo 10 km
road race in 30:46 ahead of MoldovaÂ´s marathon record holder Iaroslav
INDOOR RESULTS (Asumnu 7.07, Dilla 573)
SARANSK (RUS, Mar 3-4): European 2010 finalist Vladimir Krasnov won the
Russian U23 indoor title with 46.86 at the 400 m. Last year European
junior champion Ilgizar Safiulin was the best in the 2000 m steeple
(5:33.13) and Sergey Mudrov cleared 224 in the high jump. In women
events duble for Yekaterina Poistogova with 2:01.39 and 4:18.40
(800/1500). Olga Kiryakova was the best in the 2000 m steeple (6:21.96)
and solid also 52.99 by Yulia Terekhova in the 400 m and 14.17 by
Viktoriya Dolgacheva in the triple jump.
STEINKJER (NOR, Mar 4): 2009 European indoor champion at 400 m Johan
Wissman of Sweden clocked fast 20.85 to win the 200 m as guest during
second day of Norwegian Indoor Championships. In the high jump Tonje
Angelsen and Oyun Grindem cleared 187 cm.
BAD OEYNHAUSEN (GER, Mar 3): Karsten Dilla improved his best to 573 and
won the special pole vault meet in Werre-Park of a Shopping Center here.
Second Raphael Holzdeppe and third Tim Lobinger 553. Fourth in a tie
Michel Frauen and DenmarkÂ´s Rasmus Jorgensen also 553.
AMES (USA, Mar 3): At the oversized track here David Verburg got 46.33
in the 400 m, Kenyan Bernard Kemboi 1:46.64 in the 800 m.
GENEVA (USA, Mar 3): St. Kitts world 4×100 m relay bronze winner Brijesh
Lawrence won the 60 m in 6.72 (6.70 in heats) and 200 m in 20.94.
Jamaican Jura Levy got 7.32 and 23.03 double (second Janelle Redhead of
SEATTLE (USA, Mar 3): In another last meet qualifier Andrew Bumbalough
got two fast times at 307 m track here. 3:57.59 in the mile and 7:44.45
in the 3000 m (second Evan Jager 7:46.42).
BLACKSBURG (USA, Mar 3): New national indoor record for Puerto-Rico as
Marquis Holston won the 60 m in 6.69.
NEW YORK (USA, Mar 3): Jarret Eaton got 7.63 at 60 m hurdles during
Armory qualifier meet. Canadian Mike Leblanc posted 6.63 at the 60 m.
Canadian Sheila Reid won the 3000 m in 9:01.83 and Emily Lipari clocked
over the mile 4:37.43 personal best.
BIRMINGHAM (USA, Mar 3): Nigerian Gloria Asumnu posted new personal best
at the 60 m here with 7.07 what is also fourth fastest in the world
2012. She is Istanbul bound and with this time one of the medal
contenders. Queen Harrison tested 60 m hurdles speed with 8.05 in heats
and 8.07 in the finals. Another World Indoor participant Marc Burns of
Trinidad won the 60 m in 6.61 beating Marcus Rowland 6.63.
SOUTH BEND (USA, Mar 3): At Wilson Invitational here (352 y track)
Tavaris Tate achieved 46.10 in the 400 m ahead of Mike Berry 46.16 and
Thomas Murdaugh 46.17. Clayton Vaughn improved to 6.66 in the 60 m.
Travis Burkstrand won the 800 m in 1:48.16 ahead of Istanbul entry from
Ireland Ciaran OÂ´Lionaird who improved his overall 800 m best to
1:48.40. Molly Beckwith clocked 2:02.61 in the 800 m and Canadian Nicole
Sifuentes 8:56.80 in the 3000 m.
BLOOMINGTON (USA, Mar 4): Sharon Day won the US Combined Events indoor
championships with very solid 4567 points in pentathlon. Her marks 8.46
– 185 – 13.29 – 589 – 2:11.89. Edward Broadbent won the heptathlon with
5908 points (excellent 218 high jump) ahead of David Klech 5809.
MELBOURNE (AUS): Paul Jenes explains some question marks around sprints
at Melbourne IAAF World Challenge meet. There were unfortunately
technical problems. In the 100m the wind gauge was not activated. The
performance would have had a legal wind reading as there was very little
wind. In the 200m the timing system did not activate. The placings are
accurate from the film but no times. The timekeepers tried to contact
the starters but they didn’t hear. The weather for the 2 days was very
unkind. Strong winds on the Friday evening and quite cool. It then
rained all night and day so the track was quite heavyon Saturday but
there was no wind. It started to rain again during the 5000m, the last
event of the evening.
Leave a Reply