Harting 68.31 WL, Gu Siyu throws 67.86m in women's discus! by Alfons Juck, Note by Larry Eder

Robert Harting, 2012 FBK Hengelo, 
photo by PhotoRun.net

Robert Harting opened his season on Sunday, May 19 in a special meeting for discus in Wiesbaden, Germany. Harting came out with a win, his 34th in a row and a world leading throw in 68.31m. Gu Siyu, the Chinese women discus thrower, threw 67.86m throw-now Sandra Perkovic has someone to battle this year! 


BARROS 20.24 AND HALL 22.51

IBIRAPUERA (BRA, May 19): Brazilian Athletics Tour ended in Ibiraupera with fast 200 m races. In men race Bruno de Barros clocked meet record 20.24 (+0.7) over Jamaican Mario Forsythe 20.27 and Bahamian relay olympic winner Michael Mathieu 20.35. Jamaican Patricia Hall improved her best and meet record in women 200 m to 22.51 (+1.4) over US Chauntae Bayne 22.57 PB and Brazilian star Ana Claudia Lemos 22.61 (she won also the 100 m in 11.34 0.0).  In men 100 m Antoine Adams of St. Kitts clocked 10.25 (-1.3) ahead of Bruno de Barros 10.35. Augusto de Oliveira cleared 575 in the pole vault and tried at new South American record height 585 cm. Another meet record for world indoor champion Mauro Vinicius with 818 (+0.8) in the long jump and Ronald Odair 64.27 in the discus over US Jarred Rome 62.26 and German Lauro 61.72 (won the shot with 20.11). US win for Latosha Wallace at 400 m hurdles (56.03), Bahamian for Bianca Stuart 661 in the long jump and Cuban for Rose Almanza 2:02.79 in the 800 m and Ernesto Reve 16.91 in the triple jump.



WIESBADEN (GER, May 19): At the special discus meet Robert Harting started his season with excellent world lead 68.31 ahead of Martin Wierig 66.50. In women discus even more sensational 67.86 PB by Chinese Gu Siyu over Julia Fischer 66.04 PB and Ana Ruh 64.33. Canadian Dylan Armstrong won the shot put with 20.34. Harting is now unbeaten in 34 meets in a row and that is 1005 days since his last loss the longest ever in discus.







GAVARDO (ITA, May 19): At 8th edition of the International meet here Michael Tumi clocked two personal bests in the 100 m, first in heats 10.22 (+1.0) and then 10.19 (+0.1) in the final. Second Fabio Cerutti 10.32 (10.28 in heats). In the 200 m Davide Manenti clocked 20.85 (+0.8) and in the relay the Italians got 39.45. Margherita Magnani improved in the 3000 m to 9:01.44.


LOUGHBOROUGH (GBR, May 19): Rhys Williams clocked at the International meet here new personal best at 400 m hurdles 48.90. Another top personal best for Perri Shakes-Drayton 50.98 at the flat distance. Also good 23.14 by junior sprinter Dina Asher-Smith. In men sprints James Ellington 10.30 (+0.1) and Nigel Levine 20.86 (+0.7) PB.  In women events Eilidh Child 56.34 over the hurdles, Jessica Judd2:00.71 in the 800 m, Eilish McColgan 4:09.67 in the 1500 m, Lisa Dobriskey 9:03.42 in the 3000 m. In technical events Sophie Hitchon 70.52 hammer and Tom Parsons 228 high jump.


BURGAS (BUL, May 19): At Burgas Cup 2013 meet Georgi Ivanov achieved new Bulgarian shot put record 21.06 in fifth attempt. Also good lifetime best 17.09 (+1.3) in the triple jump by Zlatozar Atanasov.  In the women shot put 18.67 PB for Radoslava Mavrodieva and second Emel Dereli of Turkey new national junior record 17.67.


KYOTO (JPN, May 19): Junior 100 m co-world record holder Yoshihide Kiryu clocked personal best at the 200 m with 20.59 (+1.6).


FUKUOKA (JPN, May 18-19): World leading 10 000 m by Paul Tanui 27:21.50 at the Kyushu Corporate team T&F Champ. In women 5000 m Selly Chepyego clocked 15:17.47.


TOKYO (JPN, May 18-19): At the National Stadium during Kanto district Collegiate champs Enock Omwamba of Kenya won first day the 1500 m in 3:39.16 and second day the 10 000 m in 28:15.80. Ryota Yamagata sprinted 10.30 (-1.4) in the 100 m. Naoto Tobe cleared 225 cm in the high jump.


IBARAKI (JPN, May 18-19): Kenyan Bidan Karoki won the 10 000 m at the East JPN Corporate team T&F Championships in 27:30.65 over Azmeraw Mengist of Ethiopia 27:59.96. Kenji Fujimitsu got 20.69 (0.0) in the 200 m and Yasuhiro Fueki 49.75 at 400 m hurdles. National record holder in women sprints Chisato Fukushima won her events against strong wind 11.91 (-4.0) and 23.64 (-2.0). Kenyan Doricah Obare won the 10 000 m in 32:17.35 ahead of Yurie Doi 32:26.89.


VALLADOLID (ESP, May 18): At Spanish Club Championships Ruth Beitia cleared 181 in the high jump and Mercedes Chilla achieved 58.06 in javelin.


ORLANDO (USA, May 18): At Golden South High School meet fast sprints by Tryven Bromell 10.27 (+0.9) and Kendal Williams 20.64 (-1.1).


LOKEREN (BEL, May 19): The International meet here was accompanied by strong winds. Briton Deji Tobias got 10.35 (+3.0) and 20.63 (+5.1). Sara Aerts was lucky with 13.13 at 100 m hurdles (+1.8).


LODZ (POL, May 19): At Polish University championships high quality hammer by Pawel Fajdek 79.02 and new best in javelin for Marcin Krukowski 83.04.


TUCSON (USA, May 18): During second day of Elite meet Gia Lewis-Smallwood achieved 65.49 in discus ahead of Liz Podominick 62.32 PB. In hammer Amanda Bingson 72.95 PB ahead of Jessica Cosby 72.88. In men hammer AG Kruger 77.10 and in javelin Corey White 81.40.


BARQUISIMETO (VEN, May 17): Rosa Rodriguez achieved in hammer at the 21st Viloria Memorial 73.64 national record, just 10 cm shy of South American record of Jennifer Dahlgren of Argentina.


COCHABAMBA (BOL, May 19): Sprinter Bruno Artur Rojas da Silva improved the Bolivian 200 m record to 20.85 here at the South American GP meet.


BUENOS AIRES (ARG, May 18-19): Joaquin Gomez confirmed his shape with 81.16 in hammer (5 kg) at the national championships of his category.


SAO PAULO (BRA, May 19): Special relays were staged before the international meet with Brasilian teams clocking 43.34 and 39.58 in the 4x100 m ande 3:30.82 and 3:03.73 in the 4x400 m.


GARBSEN (GER, May 19): At jumping meet Jenny Elbe got 14.12 (-0.9) in the triple jump, Sosthene Moguenara 662 (-0.5) in the long jump with Alyn Camara 784 (-0.4) in men competition. Puertorican Luis Castro cleared 224 in the high jump.


FRANKISCH-CRUMBACH (GER, May 19-20): Betty Heidler won here with 74.36 over Kathrin Klaas 72.57. Markus Esser confirmed his shape in men hammer 77.39. In discus on Monday Chinese women Tian Jan (63.14) and Gu Siyu (62.24) dominated.







SARON (ESP, May 19): Road mile winners here Diego Ruiz 4:21(ahead of Arturo Casado 4:21) and Iris Fuentes-Pila 5:00 (over Isabel Macias 5:00).


BANGALORE (IND, May 19): Kenyan Alex Oloitiptip won the World 10 km Road Race at Bangalore in 28:07 ahead of Nicholas Kipkemboi 28:12 and Birhanu Legese 28:16. Gladys Cherono as best women achieved 32:03 over Guteni Shone of Ethiopia 32:10 and Esther Chemtai 32:14. Marathon runner Lucy Kabuu was fourth 32:18 and World CC Champion Emily Chebet fifth 32:19. Pascalia Kipkoech sixth 32:22 and Helah Kiprop 7th 32:26.


GOTEBORG (SWE, May 19): Warm temperatures caused nearly 2000 runners to drop out at Goteborg Half Marathon. Nonethless, the race recorded an eye-popping 45,126 finishers making it the largest half-marathon in the world. Informs RRW. September's Bupa Great North Run in England could challenge them; they had 40,066 last year.  Winners were Kenyans Jackson Kiprop 1:03:13 and Isabella Ochichi 1:11:29 with Sweden star Isabellah Andersson fourth 1:15:17.


GIFU (JPN, May 19): World record holder Zersenay Tadese clocked 1:00:31 to win the Gifu Seiryu Half Marathon. Second Kenyan Martin Mathathi 1:00:54 over his country-mates Jacob Wanjuki 1:00:55 and Cyrus Njui 1:01:08. Marathon runner Yuki Kawauchi was this time 14th in 1:05:05. Women winner Mestawet Tufa from Ethiopia got 1:10:03 ahead of Kenyan Eunice Kirwa 1:10:09 and Australian Lara Tamsett 1:13:33. Both winners achieved course records.


SAN FRANCISCO (USA, May 19): Ethiopian Tolossa Gedefa won the Bay to Breakers 12 km race in 35:01 ahead of Ryan Hall 35:40.  Diane Nukuri-Johnson who represents Burundi topped the women field in 40:12 ahead of Dutch Adrienne Herzog 40:42.


SANTOS (BRA, May 19): Kenyan course record winner Edwin Kipsang clocked 27:45 at the 27th Tribuna FM 10 km. Nancy Kipron as best woman got 32:36. From RRW.


SYDNEY (AUS, May 19): Liam Adams 1:04:36 and Nikki Chapple 1:12:44 were the winners of 22nd Sydney Morning Herald Half-Marathon. From RRW.


NEW YORK (USA, May 18): Tesfaye Girma in 1:06:03 and new course record 1:11:24 by New Zealand´s Kim Smith were the winners at the NYRR 5-Borough Series: Brooklyn Half-Marathon. With New Balance now on board as a major sponsor, this race grew to a record 21,378 finishers, making it the second-largest, stand-alone half-marathons in the United States.  Writes Race Results Weekly.


CLEVELAND (USA, May 19): Kenyan Philemon Terer won the 36th Cleveland Marathon in 2:17:37. Sarah Kiptoo from Kenya also was the best woman in 2:33:42 lifetime best.


DURBAN (RSA, May 19): South African 10 km road champions are Jeromy Andreas 29:03 and Lebo Phalula 33:48.


COPENHAGEN (DEN, May 19): Moroccan Rachid Kisri won the 34th Nykredit Copenhagen Marathon in 2:17:24 ahead of Ahmed Nasef 2:17:25 and Henrik Them Andersen who is also Danish champion in 2:18:02. Anne-Mette Aagaard topped the women category and won the national title in 2:44:14.


RIGA (LAT, May 19): Duncan Koech won the Nordea Riga Marathon in 2:15:35, women winner Ethiopian Aberash Nesga Bedasa 2:40:31.


WURZBURG (GER, May 19): Kenyan Patrick Ereng achieved here to win the half marathon 1:02:54 ahead of Shedrack Kimaiyo who was timed with the same 1:02:54 and also third James Mburugu 1:02:54 in close finish. Lucy Macharia as best woman got 1:13:37.


LIMA (PER, May 18): Isaac Kimaiyo achieved 2:19:12 to win the Lima Marathon. In women category Olga Kimaiyo 2:40:39.







BERN (SUI, May 18): Please add that the time of Haile Gebrselassie in Bern 47:00 is new world masters record for 10 miles; previous 47:26, Jackson Kipngok from Kenya in 2003.


ATHENS (GRE): Please correct, Bjorn Otto cleared 583 at the square jumping (not 580) and equaled the world lead of Brad Walker.

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