Tyson Gay runs 19.79W (it's the hair), by Alfons Juck, hair comments by Larry Eder

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Tyson Gay, then with short hair, but a fine suit, 
courtesy of SPIKES magazine

Tyson Gay has now run 9.86 and 19.79w on consecutive weekends. Needless to say, Mr. Gay is in the best shape that he has been in since 2007. Healthy, thoughtful and confident, Tyson Gay lets his running do his talking, and right now, Tyson Gay is looking pretty amazing. 

We understand that he will run at the adidas Grand Prix and then, perhaps one more race, before his double at the US championships. Speaking for Runblogrun.com, we can not wait! 
EME NEWS (MAY 12, 2013)

PRAHA (CZE, May 12): Nicholas Kemboi and Caroline Rotich celebrated their biggest career wins on the streets of the Czech capital taking the 19th edition of the Volkswagen Prague Marathon. Kemboi, who originally comes from Kenya but competes for Qatar since 2005, ran 2:08:51 in his third marathon while Kenya's Rotich clocked 2:27:00. Warm conditions with temperatures of more than 20 Celsius in the sun ruined any hopes for world-class times or even course records. 9500 runners entered the race. Second Girmay Birhanu of Ethiopia 2:09:30. Third Kenyan Patrick Terer 2:10:10 after different visa issues in last days. Fourth pre-race favorite Albert Matebor 2:10:56. Kemboi hopes that his next race will be the World Championships' marathon in Moscow this August. "I hope this win will gain me selection since I am the only runner from Qatar who has achieved the qualifying time," said Kemboi. Eritrean Amanuel Mesel debuted in 2:11:51 as sixth. Best European former top class steeple runner Eliseo Martin with 2:20:37 as 11th in his debut at the distance. In women race already the half pace 1:13:03 showed it will not be fast as expected. Second Philes Ongori clocked 2:28:53 and third Ehitu Kiros 2:30:02. Fourth place for best European Tatyana Aryasova of Russia 2.32:24. Course record holder Lydia Cheromei was 6th in 2:34:26. Czech national titles for Jiri Homolac as 12th (2:21:37) and Petra Pastorova as 8th (great PB 2:36:44). Based on informations from Globerunner service.

BELEM (BRA, May 12): At the 29th Grande Prêmio Brasil Caixa/Governo do Pará de Atletismo in Belem (IAAF World Challenge) the top result was the new South American 100 m record by Ana Claudia Silva of Brazil 11.05 (+1.7). Also the only meet record of the event. Second and third US sprinters Mikele Barber 11.15 and Chauntae Bayne 11.18. Fourth Rosangela Santos also good 11.23. The meet was held from 8.30 until 11.30 am local time in temperatures over 30 degrees. Another top result in men triple jump by Cuban world leader Ernesto Reve 17.37 (+0.5) well over best Brazilian Jefferson Sabino 16.61 (+0.3). More home wins for sprinter Bruno de Barros 10.25 (-0.6) and 20.35 (+1.6). Second in the short sprint Rondel Sorrillo from Trinidad 10.28, in the 200 m second Aldemir da Silva 20.44 and third relay olympic winner Michael Mathieu from Bahamas 20.49. Kingston winner US Antwon Hicks confirmed his shape with 13.31 (+0.7) at 110 m hurdles. Another top sprinting mark from Jamaican Patricia Hall 50.86 (her 2nd best of the career) at the 400 m ahead of home Joelma Sousa 51.62. Fast 800 m for Colombian record holder Rafith Rodriguez 1:44.70 ahead of Brazilian number one Kleberson Davide 1:45.27. In the men hammer (part of IAAF HT Challenge) Dilshod Nazarov returned the loss from Japan to world leader Lukas Melich of Czech Republic (78.49 and 77.49), third Szymon Ziolkowski 77.20. Two home men technical wins, Augusto de Oliveira in the pole vault 570 (outdoor PB) ahead of Fabio Gomes 560 and world medalist Lazaro Borges 540. World indoor champion Mauro Vinicius took the long jump 791 (-0.3). US Latosha Wallace won the 400 m hurdles in 56.39 ahead of South African Wenda Nel 56.51. Romanian guest Anca Heltne just by 1 cm won the shot put over Brazilian Geisa Arcanjo 18.20 to 18.19. Keila Costa won the long jump 656 (-0.6) with 2008 Olympic winner Maurren Higa Maggi fifth 621 (-0.5). In women discus new Argentinian record for Rocao Comba with 62.77.

SHANGHAI (CHN): Seven athletes who struck track and field gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games last summer are among the 18 past and present Olympic champions who will compete for points at the 2013 Shanghai Diamond League meeting next Saturday. Also in the field seven reigning world champions, three world record holders and a total of 26 current Olympic medallists also feature in the star-studded line-ups. The men's 400m will be one of the most hotly contested, pitching world and Olympic champion Kirani James against LaShawn Merritt of USA who took gold in Beijing 2008, in the second row waiting Luguelin Santos, Jehue Gordon and Pavel Maslak. No less than three Olympic champions meet in the men's long jump Frank Rutherford, Irving Saladino and Dwight Phillips along with world and olympic silver winner Mitchell Watt. Women 100 m will see great clash of olympic winner Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and world champion Carmelita Jeter. Oly winner Meseret Defar meets in the 5000 m Linet Masai, Sylvia Kibet but also Genzebe Dibaba who in Doha improved in the 1500 m. Multi-world record breaker Yelena Isinbayeva tops the women's pole vault entire. Two of Kenya's Beijing champions - Asbel Kiprop and Brimin Kipruto - head the men's 1500m and 3000m steeplechase fields, while another 2008 winner, Pamela Jelimo, leads the women's 800m line-up. Two more world champions, Lashinda Demus and Olga Saladukha, feature in the women's 400m hurdles and triple jump. In the 200 m olympic bronze winner Warren Weir will clash with Justin Gatlin and fresh Chinese 100 m record holder Zhang Peimeng. Organizers are informing.

ST. MARTIN (FRA, May 11): At the 7th edition of the Caribbean meet in St. Martin (French territory) 2008 Olympic winner LaShawn Merritt competed in his first 400 m of the year in 45.61 in strong wind. Second Greg Nixon 45.92. Olympic relay medalist Tony McQuay won the 200 m in 20.60 (-0.5). Monica Hargrove posted solid 51.62 in the women 400 m ahead of Mushaumi Robinson 51.75 and Italian Libania Grenot 53.09. The Italian also got the fastest 200 m in 23.17 (-1.2). Nia Ali won the hurdles in 13.11 (-1.0). In the men 100 m Mark Jelks clocked 10.43 (-1.3) over olympic relay winner Michael Frater from Jamaica who got 10.49 in his opener after injury, third US Indoor champion D´Angelo Cherry 10.54. LaShauntea Moore won the women 100 m in 11.39 (-1.0) with relay olympic winner Tianna Bartoletta fourth 11.46.

CLERMONT (USA, May 11): US record holder and 100 m world leader Tyson Gay showed his impressive shape at Classic meet in Florida with fast even when windy 200 m 19.79 (+2.5). It was his only second 200 m race in the post 2010 period. Second German Julian Reus 20.45 and in other race Curtis Mitchell 20.45 (+3.3). In the 100 m German Martin Keller won the final with windy 9.99 (+3.7) ahead of Reus 10.00. In heats lucky with wind 200 m specialist Alonso Edward of Panama 10.13 (+1.9) and Trinidad´s Keston Bledman 10.14 (+2.0), with wind Nickel Ashmeade 9.91 (+3.8). Cayman Islands Ronald Forbes won the 110 m hurdles in 13.31 (+2.1) over German Erik Balnuweit (13.32) who equaled his best in heats with 13.46 (+1.5). In other heat former Jamaican record holder Dwight Thomas got 13.39 (+0.6). Australian Fabrice Lapierre leaped to 804 (+1.9) in the long jump. In women sprints Tenaya Jones clocked two fast windy hurdles times 12.86 (+2.1) and 12.85 (+2.9). Kelly-Ann Baptiste of Trinidad won the 200 m in 22.63 (+6.3). In the 100 m US Chastity Riggien got 11.24 (+1.4) ahead of Gloria Asumnu 11.27. They clocked faster times in heats but wind-aided 11.14 (+2.5) and 11.20 (+2.7).

COLOMBO (SRI, May 12): The final meet of Asian Grand Prix series saw as top result the 193 by Nadezda Dusanova of Uzbekistan in the women high jump. Arpinder Singh of India leapt 16.70 for the triple jump win while Kazakhstan's Roman Valiyev managed to push Indian Renjith Maheswary to third place by a fraction (16.42 to 16.41). Sri Lankan high jumper Manjula Pushpakumara opened his season with 224 cm. Barakat Al-Harthi of Oman won the 100 m in 10.45 closely ahead of Chinese Guo Fan 10.45 also. Nadeeka Lakmali (31) of Sri Lanka won women javelin 58.41 just 7 cm behind her national record from 2007. China won the 4x100 m in 39.63 and Thailand women 45.33 when Australia with Sally Pearson failed to exchange the baton.

MONTGERON (FRA, May 12): At the 29th edition of the Montgeron International Meeting Pascal Martinot-Lagarde posted 13.53 (+0.5) 110 m hurdles win. In expected triple jump Teddy Tamgho had only one valid jump 16.48 (-0.8) and was beaten by Karl Tailepierre 16.54 (0.0). Italian champion Micol Cattaneo won the 100 m hurdles in 13.04 (+1.1). Tough program for European heptathlon champion Antoinette Nana Djimou who won the shot put 14.00, was 7th in the hurdles 13.55 (but faster 13.52 +1.0 in heats) and was also 7th in the long jump (583). Briton Anyika Onuora in 11.57 (-0.5, faster 11.54 in heats) beat over 100 m home favorite Veronique Mang 11.64. In the unusual 250 m wins for Yannick Fonsat 27.28 (meet record is 26.61) and British sprinting talent Jodie Williams 30.33 (meet record 30.24). Moroccan wins for Aziz Ouhadi (100 m, 10.30, -0.3), Samir Jamaa (800 m, 1:47.06) and Jamal Hitrane (3000 m, 7:57.72). Lithuanian Andrius Gudzius was the best in discus 61.37.


TURLOCK: US multi talent Vashti Thomas improved to fast 12.74 (-0.1) over the hurdles at the Twilight Qualifier.

ALLENDALE: At Second Last Chance meet AG Kruger got 76.28 in the hammer.

CHARLOTTESVILLE: Briton Michael Bingham clocked 46.09 in the 400 m during second day of Virginia Invitational.

ARLINGTON: Trey Hadnot won the 200 m at WAC Champs with 20.49 (+2.0) PB. Kim Francis posted windy women hurdles 12.95 (+3.8).

LAS VEGAS: At Mountain West Pacific Championships Davion Collins scored two wins in two personal bests 10.33 (-1.2) and 20.53 (+0.6). In women triple Jamaican Shanieka Thomas achieved new personal best 14.15 (+1.8).

LOS ANGELES: Finally new Croatian record for Dario Horvat at the 100 m 10.20 (+1.5) during Last Chance Qualifier meet. Josh Mance clocked 45.82 in the 400 m and world champion Jason Richardson tested before Shanghai DL with 13.62 (+3.2) hurdles. Dutch Rutger Smith won the discus 65.39 over Jarred Rome 63.59. Reigning world champion Lashinda Demus also before Shanghai won the 400 m hurdles in 55.02. Lekeisha Lawson improved her 100 m best to 11.14 (+1.6) and also won the 200 m in windy 22.75 (+2.3).

LOS ANGELES: At the PAC 10 Championships new collegiate record and world lead for olympic medalist Brigetta Barrett in the high jump 199 cm. Canadian wins for Christabel Nettey in the long jump 668 (+1.9) and Julie Labonte in shot put 17.38. Relay NCAA Indoor champion Phyllis Francis improved in 200 m heats her best to 22.93 (+1.2). Olympic finalist Georganne Moline won the 400 m hurdles 56.55 and Kori Carter posted in hurdles heats 13.00 (+1.8). In men events great personal best for Canadian Aaron Brown in heats of the 100 m 10.07 (+1.1). He also got 20.47 (+2.0) in the 200 m heats. Kenyan Lawi Lalang won the 10 000 m 28:14.63 and also was timed with3:41.87 in the 1500 m.

COLUMBUS: Olympic medalist Derek Drouin from Canada won at the Big Ten Championships with 224 cm clearance the high jump.

JACKSONVILLE: Another Surinam 100 m record for Ifrish Alberg at the Atlantic Sun Championships with 10.29 (+1.9). Tucker Peabody got the 200 m in 20.68 (+1.5).

MANHATTAN: High jump world leader Erik Kynard cleared 226 at the Ward Haylett Invitational. NCAA Indoor champion Russian Natalya Bartnovskaya cleared 445 in the pole vault, her outdoor PB.

ATLANTA: Solid sprints at Georgia Tech Invitational as Dentarius Locke got 10.20 (-0.4), Maurice Mitchell 20.79 (-0.7), Torrin Lawrence 45.33 and Reuben McCoy 49.89 at the 400 m hurdles. Florida State won the relay in 39.32. Jamaican Aleen Bailey topped the 200 m in 23.23 (-0.5).

EMPORIA: Sam Williams Twilight Qualifier saw Muna Lee winning the women 100 m in 11.39 and Jamaican Kawayne Fisher posting windy 10.04 (+3.8) in the men race.

NORTHRIDGE: At Big West Championships Ashley Marshall won both women sprints in personal bests 11.34 (+0.2) and 23.25 (+1.0).

COLUMBIA: Windy results at SEC Championships. Jamaican Damar Forbes 834 (+2.3, legal 802) in the long jump over Marquis Dendy 829 (+2.3). In the 100 m heats Aaron Ernest 10.04 (+3.6), Harry Adams 10.05 (+4.6) and Isiah Young 10.05 (+2.4). Trinidad´s Wayne Davis got in hurdles heats 13.45 (+1.3), his second best career mark.


BERLIN (GER, May 12): Sujew twins clocked sub 9 minutes in the 3000 m at an running events meet. Diana 8:57.28 and Elina 8:57.56. German steeple record holder Antje Moldner-Schmidt won the 2000 m steeple in 6:24.82. Carsten Schlangen won the 1000 m in 2:22.56 and was fourth in the 600 m1:20.01.

PLIEZHAUSEN (GER, May 12): Kenyan Dickson Tuwei clocked world leading2:18.99 1000 m in bad weather at the international meet of non-traditional distances with second German Patrick Zwicker (18) 2:19.40. Christiane Klopsch won 300 m hurdles in 40.7, on the men side Silvio Schirrmeister 35.3 ahead of Varg Konigsmark 35.6, in second they changed the positions and Konigsmark got 35.2 over David Gollnow 35.5 (he was the fastest in 300 m flat 33.64) and Schirrmeister 36.1. Polish junior Patryk Dobek won the 600 m in 1:17.27. In women events Fabienne Kohlmann 1:29.11 over 600 m and Anett Horna 2:42.20 over 1000 m were the winners.

VALLADOLID (ESP, May 12): Best result at the international meet the 430 pole vault clearance by Naroa Agirre.

ATHENS (GRE, May 11): At Greek National Club Championships Kostadinos Douvalidis clocked 13.49 at the 110 m hurdles and Antonis Mastoras cleared 224 in high jump.

JINAN (CHN, May 12): During last day of National GP meet World junior finalist Xie Zhenye just missed by 0.01 his own national record in the 200 m with 20.55 (-2.8). Chang Wen posted 49.88 in the 400 m hurdles. Jiang Fan won the high hurdles in 13.59 (-0.4). Personal best for Tang Gongchen in the long jump 799 (+1.2). In women shot Liu Xiangrong 18.63 and discus Gu Siyu 60.87.

MOSCOW (RUS, May 12): During second day of Moscow Season opener Roman Smirnov won also the 200 m in 21.03 (-0.3). In the steeple younger Ilgizar Safiulin beat experienced Andrey Farnosov 5:35.07 to 5:35.44. In the triple jump Igor Spasovkhodskiy (31) the former world medalist 16.60 (+0.7). Yekaterina Voronenkova won the 200 m in 23.40 (+0.6) and Vera Rudakova the 400 m hurdles 56.49, just 0.02 behind her best.

RIYADH (KSA, May 8): Another improvement for Saudi Arabian pole vault talent. The 15 years old Hussein Assem Al-Hizam cleared 527 at a local meet what is not only national senior record but also World Youth leader 2013.

RIETI (ITA, May 12): National junior record by Sonia Malavisi with 436 pole vault at Interclubs meet.

LODI (ITA, May 12): Emmanuele Catania leaped at another Interclubs to 792 in the long jump (+2.0).

TORINO (ITA, May 12): Davide Manenti clocked 20.81 (-0.4) in the 200 m here.

CAMPIO BISENZO (ITA, May 12): Former Cuban Yadisleidys Pedroso in her first 400 m hurdles of the year got 56.32.


MAINZ (GER, May 12): Ethiopian Tola Bane won for second time the Gutenberg Marathon here in 2:11:20 solo race. Second Kenyan Geoffrey Kanyanjua 2:18:17. Jemela Aiyabei from Kenya was the top woman in 2:39:48.

KASSEL (GER, May 12): Kenyan Hosea Tuei won the Kassel Marathon in 2:15:21 over teammates Felix Kipkorir 2:15:41 and Pharis Kimani 2:15:41. Zerfe Worku from Ethiopia as best woman achieved 2:38:40 over Kenyan Prisca Kiprono 2:41:19.

STRASBOURG (FRA, May 12): Shadrack Kimaiyo from Kenya won the Europe Half Marathon in 1:03:38. In women category Gladys Kipsoi achieved 1:12:37 ahead of Leonidah Mosop 1:12:46. In the 10 km races wins for Ezechiel Nizigyimana of Burundi 28:42 and Ethiopian Meseret Tolwak 33:43.

SENDAI (JPN, May 12): Olympic winner 2004 Mizuki Noguchi won the 23rd Sendai International Half Marathon in 1:10:36 ahead of Noriko Higuchi 1:11:28. Sub-60 Kenyan Mekubo Mogusu took a hard-earned 1:01:54 win over 2012 Fukuoka International Marathon winner Joseph Gitau 1:02:07 and defending champion Johana Maina 1:02:53. Best home runners Koji Kobayashi as 4th 1:03:13 and Yuki Kawauchi 10th in 1:03:30. Kawauchi will double up at next week's Gifu Seiryu Half Marathon before continuing his World Championships preparations at the June 2 Chitose JAL International Marathon. Informs Brett Larner.

DONGYING (CHN, May 12): Kenyan Julius Kiplimo in 2:15:36 won the Dongying Yellow River International Marathon. Second Robert Kosgei 2:16:06 and third Deriba Robi from Ethiopia 2:16:26. Home win in women category by Jin Lingling 2:38:52 ahead of Ethiopian Selonie Getnet 2:40:44 and Beatrice Naigambo of Namibia 2:41:20. The race was staged in hot weather.


SPLIT (CRO): The results of Polish athletes Marcin Krukowski and Lukasz Grzeszcuk were of course in javelin, not in hammer.

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