Tamgho at Montgeron, Farah for Bupa London 10k, Dibaba at Bupa Manchester and a bio on Churandy Martina? by Alfons Juck, note by Larry Eder

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Teddy Tamgho, L'enfant terrible of the TJ, is back! 
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Mo Farah to run Bupa London 10k on May 26, 
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Tirunesh Dibaba running 10k on May 26 an 5k on June 1 at Pre, 
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Teddy Tamgho has already jumped 16.46m, he is healthy once again. Mo Farah has Bupa London 10k on May 27, Tirunesh Dibaba running 10k on Bupa Manchester on May 26, and Nike Pre 5,000m on June 1. 

The season gets hotter by the day! 

Martina with a book
AMSTERDAM (NED): in Amsterdam Dutch sprinter Churandy Martina has released his biography written by Frank Woestenburg. The book handles topics such as Martina's youth, early succes and his lost silver medal at the Beijing Olympic Games. Martina also added that his groin injury, which slowed him down at the end of last season, has fully healed.

Melich and co for Belem
BELEM (BRA): The Grande Prêmio Brasil Caixa/Governo do Pará de Atletismo on May 12 in Belem (IAAF World Challenge) will have top men hammer competitions as part of IAAF Hammer Challenge. World leader Lukas Melich of Czech Republic will compete against Poland´s veteran Szymon Ziolkowski, Dilshod Nazarov of Tajikistan and top US thrower Kibwe Johnson.

Tamgho for Montgeron
MONTGERON (FRA): World indoor record holder Teddy Tamgho should be the main star of 29th International Meeting in Montgeron on Sunday. Other top names are Pascal Martinot-Lagarde at 110 m hurdles, Florian Carvalho in the 800 m, Antoinnetta Nana Djimou competes in a triathlon. In the 100 m Veronique Mang should run against British sprinters Laura Turner and Anyika Onuora. African Champion Kabelo Kgosiemang is entered for men high jump. Moroccan Btissam Lakhouad for women 800 m. British sprinting European and World junior champion Jodie Williams in her first senior year is scheduled for non-traditional 250 m. 

Gaisah with Dutch passport
AMSTERDAM (NED): Long jumper Ignisious Gaisah hopes to be able to compete for The Netherlands as soon as the FBK Games in Hengelo on June 8. Gaisah has previously competed for Ghana but has been living in Rotterdam for many years reports De Telegraaf.
Farah for London 10k
LONDON (GBR): Double olympic winner Mo Farah will target his fifth straight victory at the 2013 Bupa London 10,000 road race on Bank Holiday Monday, 27 May, when he headlines an elite field containing some of Britain's finest distance runners. Farah has been an ever-present at this 10km central London road event since it started in 2008. His course record is 27:44 three years ago. Farah's main threat will come from fellow-Briton and former training partner Scott Overall. 


SAO PAULO (BRA): Brazilian Athletics Confederation selected two marathon runners for the World Championships in Moscow. Two male runners are Solonei Rocha da Silva and Paulo Roberto Paula. 

MANCHESTER (GBR): Olympic long distance gold medalist Tirunesh Dibaba will turn her attention away from the track to the roads on May 26 when she competes over 10 km at the Bupa Great Manchester Run, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race. Dibaba, who successfully defended her 10,000m title at last summer's London Games, is eager to return to action after having to pull out of the recent Virgin London Marathon with a shin injury which restricted her preparations. Despite only having one two-mile indoor race under her belt this year, the 27-year-old is adamant that she will be in good condition to challenge for victory in what will be just her second ever 10km race on the roads. Organizers are informing.

ISTANBUL (TUR): Turkish media are informing that European 100 m hurdles winner Nevin Yanıt's positive test for a banned substance could have resulted from an energy drink, Turkish Athletics Federation (TAF) Mehmet Terzi has said at a press conference. Yanit and Asli Cakir Alptekin the 1500 m olympic winner from London have been provisionally suspended from all international competitions by the TAF and risk being stripped of their gold medals.  Terzi said the process for Alptekin would take longer since abnormalities were found in her blood passport. 

NEW YORK (USA): Race Results Weekly informs that Nick Willis won seven straight races so far this year, but he sees the end of his streak is near.  At New York's Ichan Stadium on May 25, he'll face the mighty David Rudisha in the men's 800m, and accepts with a smile that victory is likely beyond his grasp. "I think I won't be offended if my streak runs out there," quipped the 2008 Olympic silver medalist at 1500 meters through a blog entry this week.   Willis, 30, has impressive credentials at 800m, with a personal best of 1:45.54 set in Heusden back in 2004.  

SYDNEY (AUS): AIPS writes that the organisers of the Cayman International have come to their senses and revoked ridiculous and naive guidelines requiring media not to question Usain Bolt about injury concerns, or mention Bolt's training partner Yohan Blake in any capacity. Following pressure from AIPS and Caribbean media, organisers Tower Marketing revised media guidelines late yesterday with an email statement from event media officer Jenna Lucas.


CHONBURI (THA, May 8): At the second leg of Asian Grand Prix series at IPE Chonburi Campus Stadium Australia with olympic winner Sally Pearson on the 3rd leg clocked 44.06 in the 4x100 m. They missed the Moscow standard by 0.06. Hong Kong made a world championship qualification as their men clocked 39.17 to win over Singapore (39.45 national record) and China (39.79). Reza Ghasemi of Iran won the 100 m in 10.32 (-1.9). Against strong -1.9 wind also good 13.69 at 110 m hurdles by Kuweit Abdulaziz Almandeel. Roman Valiyev beat Indian record holder Renjith Maheswary by 1 cm in the triple jump (16.69 and 16.68).  Women technical winners from Uzbekistan Nadezda Dusanova 186 high jump and 642 Darya Reznichenko in the long jump. Chinese Su Xinyue won the discus 61.67.

RIYADH (KSA, Apr 30): Heinrich Hubbeling informs about top pole vault talent from Saudi Arabia. Hussein Assem Al-Hizam who is 15 years old cleared 515 cm what is also senior national record for his country.

ANSAN (KOR, May 5): At Korean Championships the best result in men long jump as Kim Suk-Hyun leaped to 808 cm (+1.7). In the women 400 m hurdles heats new national record for Choi Eun-Ju 57.34. She did not finish the finals.

NAMUR (BEL, May 8): Rhys Williams of Great Britain clocked at 17th Atletissima meet (EAP Circuit) European leading time at 400m hurdles 49.11. It is his third fastest of the career. Sudanese African Games winner Mohamed Idris cleared 222 cm in the high jump. Lindsay De Grande returned after battle with leukemia in 2:11.63. 

LIBEREC (CZE, May 8): Lenka Masna opened her season with solid 2:02.98 in the 800 m in a solo race.

OLOMOUC (CZE, May 8): Good throws here in men shot put Ladislav Prasil 20.59 over Martin Stasek 20.14. Petr Frydrych achieved 77.82 in the javelin.

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