Beijing World Champs, Day 9, Quote of Day, Result of Day, from Alfons Juck, EME News


This is the final day of info on the World Champs by Alfons Juck of EME News. Those who are familiar with RunBlogRun know that we have worked with Alfons for nearly five years now. His nightly news updates are keys to understanding the global nature of our sport.

It is one of my favorite parts of global champs. Seeing my comrades in media from around the world. Speaking with Alfons Juck, Gene Cherry, Nicholas Herbert and Alan Abrahamson every day of a champs is really a benefit.

DibabaLedsKiprop-Kirwa-Worlds15.jpgThe battle for the marathon medals, August 30, 2015, photo by

EME NEWS (AUG 30, 2015)

"Beijing has been absolutely spectacular. The stadium has been full over nine days, morning and evening, with an energetic and enthusiastic crowd who have been enthralled by the world's greatest athletes. These are exciting times for athletics and I am delighted to be in a position to help the sport break new barriers," IAAF President Sebastian Coe.

Almaz Ayana and her 14:24.83 meet record in the 5000 m and mainly super fast second part of the race.

German Katharina Molitor winning her first top senior medal with last throw.

Saturday: Mo Farah, Sunday: Usain Bolt, Monday: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Tuesday: Greg Rutherford, Wednesday: Julius Yego,Thursday: Usain Bolt, Friday: Dafne Schippers, Saturday: Ashton Eaton, Sunday nominees: Ayana, Kiprop, Molitor

MEDALS (43 countries)
KEN 7-6-3, JAM 7-2-3, USA 6-6-6, GBR 4-1-2, ETH 3-3-2, POL 3-1-4, CAN + GER 2-3-3, RUS 2-1-1, CUB 2-1-0

POINTS (68 countries)
USA 214, KEN 173, JAM 132, GER 113, GBR and CHN 94, ETH 83, POL 68, CAN 65, RUS 60

AGENT RANKINGS (by individual gold medals)
Ricky Simms 5, Jos Hermens 4, Paul Doyle 4, Czeslaw Zapala 3, Jorge Aguilera 2, Jukka Harkonen 2, Pavel Voronkov 2, Sylvia Abmayr 1, John Nubani 1, Alberto Armas 1, Enrico Dionisi 1, Adrian Laidlaw 1, Steffen Keil 1, Ulf Saletti 1, James Templeton 1, Libor Varhanik 1, Peet Van Zyl 1, Wes Felix 1, Carinne Knapp-Messerschmidt 1, Cubie Seegobin 1, Alberto Armas, Olga Nazarova 1, Hussein Makke 1, Ray Flynn 1, Vera Michallek 1, Andre Thomson 1, Federico Rosa 1, Jessica Ennis-Hill no official IAAF agent.

YES (11): Farah (10+5), Bolt (1+2), Ennis-Hill, Kemboi, Fraser-Pryce, Rutherford, Rudisha, Taylor, Eaton, NO (16): Kiprotich, Pars, Majewski, Chen Ding, Rypakova, Lavillenie, Perkovic, Suhr, Walcott, James, Reese, A. Merritt, Chicherova, Ukhov, Spotakova, Makhloufi, NC (16): Adams, T. Dibaba, Sanchez, Bulut, Antyukh, Zaripova, Beloborodova, Richards-Ross, Lashmanova, Felix (200), Pearson, Kirdyapkin, Savinova, Harting, Gelana, Defar

YES (11): Farah (10+5), Fajdek, Bolt (1+2), Kemboi, Fraser-Pryce, Ibarguen, Hejnova, Eaton, Kiprop, NO: (20) Kiprotich, Storl, Kasyanova, Holzdeppe, Perkovic, Menkov, Gordon, Aregawi, Aman,Vesely, L. Merritt, Ohuruogu, Reese, Oliver, Rollins, Heffernan, Sum, E. Kiplagat, Bondarenko, Obergfoll NC (12): Adams, Ivanov, T. Dibaba, Isinbayeva, Chemos, Beloborodova, Tamgho, Lashmanova, Fraser-Pryce (200), Shkolina, Harting, Defar

1 World record
4 Championship records (women hammer twice, women 200 m, 4x100 m women)
16 World leads (men 200 m, 400 m hurdles, javelin, 400 m, triple, 4x100, 4x400 2x, women 400 m, 400 m hurdles, 200 m, long jump, 4x100 m 2x, javelin, 4x400 m)
12 Area records (Asia men 400 m, Oceania men shot put, Africa men javelin, Africa men 400 m, South America 50 km walk, South America wom pole vault, North America men triple and decathlon, Europe women 200 m, Asia 4x100 m men, Africa decathlon, Asia women javelin)
94 National records (Europe 36, North America 6, CAC 16, South America 6, Africa 13, Asia 12, Oceania 5).

Winning Marks
Beijing 2015 - Moscow 2013 men 12:11 (4x100 m same time), women 11:12, total 23:23 (one equal)

Final Score The best Championships after 2000 with 194 547 ahead of Moscow 192 664 and Berlin 191 168. Better also than Olympic Games, London had 192 456, Beijing 191 749 and Athens 190 871.

Multiple medalists leaders:
2015:Bolt 3-0-0, Farah and Fraser-Pryce 2-0-0
All-time: Bolt 11-2-0, L. Merritt 8-3-0, Lewis 8-1-1, M. Johnson 8-0-0, women: Felix 9-3-1, Fraser-Pryce 7-2-0, Devers 5-3-0

STATS (By Ken Nakamura)

5000m: Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia clocked a championship record of 14:26.83 in taking gold in the women's 5000m by a record winning margin of 17.24 seconds. The previous largest winning margin was 3.2 seconds. The split of 2:48.71 for 2000m to 3000m is the fastest in championships history. Senbere Teferi and Genzebe Dibaba followed, making it the second Ethiopian medal sweep in this event in world championships history; in 2005 they took the top four spots.

Marathon: In taking Ethiopia's first women's world gold in the marathon Mare Dibaba only had one second to spare ahead of Kenya's Helah Kirop in the women's marathon, the smallest winning margin in the history of the championships. They covered the final 2.195km of the women's marathon in 6:57, the fastest ever at a world championships. There was only a four second spread across the three medalists, the smallest ever at a world championships; a big difference to the previous smallest spread of 17 seconds.

1500m: Asbel Kiprop won his third world title over 1500m, tying the gold medal haul of Noureddine Morceli and now sitting just one behind the great Hicham El Guerrouj.

W 4x400m: Allyson Felix ran a storming third leg, splitting 47.72, the fastest split in world championships history. The best marks for place for 7th and 8th at a world championships were set.

M 4x400m: The USA have now won the last six world titles. Trinidad and Tobago challenged the USA for the men's 4x400m title, finishing in second place to take their first ever world medal in this event. The best marks for place for 4th and 5th at a world championships were set. 2:58.502 for Britain and 2:58.506 for Jamaica in thousands.


President: Today is my first day of office as President of the IAAF. I am very excited and proud to have been given an opportunity to lead our great sport into the new era that lies ahead. I am looking forward to working closely with my colleagues on the IAAF Council, who yesterday accepted my recommendation to appoint Sergey Bubka as our Senior Vice President. With the support of my Council colleagues, I am determined to ensure that athletics remains at the heart of the Olympic Movement. We will continue to put the interest of athletics first and retain the level of independence necessary to help us do the right thing for our sport. And I am determined to get out of the starting blocks quickly, so today we begin a detailed review of our existing management structures and use of resources to ensure that within the next 100 days, IAAF Council can approve new systems and teams which are necessary for delivering our ambitious plans.
A new Member Federations Relations team has also been created to ensure Member Federations are fully engaged and involved in shaping the future of the sport. Work has also began on a review and enhancement of our current IAAF Commissions and working groups to ensure that the IAAF Council gets the best possible advice and support moving forwards. Finally, a working group has been set up to look into the possibility of establishing a new over-arching integrity unit for athletics which would house an anti-doping operation with greater independence and have access to a newly formed independent tribunal to hear doping cases of international level athletes (and support personnel).

Beijing a Success: Outgoing IAAF President Lamine Diack spoke in high praise of a very successful world championships at the concluding joint IAAF and LOC press conference. He noted that with no less than 1873 athletes from 207 countries, Beijing 20015 was the largest ever global gathering in world championships history. The total attendance figure for the championships is 681,864, including accredited personnel; there were 3000 accredited media in Beijing. The TV data indicates that there was significantly more viewers than for Daegu 2011 and Osaka 2007. The full anti-doping statistics for the championships will be released on Tuesday. Diack said that "the most comprehensive testing programme of any sport in the past two years" was undertaken at these championships. "More than 650 blood tests were conducted at the athlete hotels prior, and during, the world championships. More than 520 urine tests conducted at the stadium and at the hotels." IAAF President elect Sebastian Coe spoke about the increased online presence of the IAAF, noting that "the website has attracted around two million unique users, which is 40% more than in 2013; 4.5 million total visits, which is 30% more than in 2013; and 25 million page views, which is 25% more than in 2013."

Gatlin Apologised: Top US sprinter Justin Gatlin has released letters showing that he wrote to the IAAF in 2010 to express his "great remorse" for his mistakes,, report the Guardian. Gatlin wrote to IAAF President Lamine Diack, "I am sincerely remorseful and it continues to be my mission to be a positive role model mentoring to athletes to avoid the dangers and public and personal humiliation of doping. And the harm it brings to the sport of athletics. "I have co-operated fully with the United States federal investigation to clean up our sport of track and field working towards it becoming drug free." Another latter stated how, during his suspension, Gatlin regularly spoke to young people about the importance of training and competing clean.

Boldon to Guide Thompson: Trinidadian sprinting great Ato Boldon is to coach the man who broke his national 100m record, Richard Thompson. The 30 year old hasn't managed to build on his silver medal from the 2008 Olympics. Boldon also coaches world youth medalist Khalifa St. Fort.

Athletes' Commission Elected: Athletes competing at the IAAF World Championships voted to elect six members to the Athletes' Commission. The newly elected members are: Valerie Adams, Mutaz Essa Barshim, Yelena Isinbayeva, Koji Murofushi, Christian Olsson and Andreas Thorkildsen. There were 16 candidates. 1310 votes were cast, with 1267 being valid. Ballots were rejected if more or less than six candidates were selected.

British 4x100m Woes: A botched changeover between James Ellington and Chijindu Ujah meant that the Great British team failed to get the baton home once again in what is becoming a trend for the European athletics powerhouse, inform PA. James Ellington and Richard Kilty said that they believed that Harry Aikines-Aryeetey should have been kept on the squad. Kilty expressed his belief that the team needs to be more consistent. "We're trying different things all the time. That's not the way forward." He revealed that the team was changed just three hours before the final.

WMM Leaderboard: After her world championships win, Mare Dibaba of Ethiopia moves to the head of the WMM leaderboard with 41 points, inform RRW. Silver medalist Helah Kiprop is now second with 32 points ahead of Birhane Dibaba with 25. The men's world champion Ghirmay Ghebreslassie of Eritrea is now joint second with 25 points. Leading the men's table is Yemane Tsegay with 32 points. The series concludes at the Tokyo Marathon next February.

Coe: Doping Fight Continues: Newly elected IAAF President Sebastian Coe has said that athletics is "ostensibly a clean sport," report AFP. He explained that doping is "a global challenge that every sport faces." He realizes that continued efforts must be made to ensure the sport is as clean as possible, adding that athletics has done everything within their power in the doping fight.

Slovakia: Slovak President Andrej Kiska congratulated to walker Matej Toth who won the 50 km walk, the first ever gold medal for the country at the World Championships. He called him, spoke by phone and also posted best wishes on his presidential facebook account.


Marathon: Heather Lieberg of the USA dropped out of the marathon due to an inflamed heel fat pad and bone contusion

4x400m: The Belgian team was without one Borlee, as Dylan got injured hamstring during the warm up.

Trinidad: 2013 world 400mH champion Jehue Gordon has been struggling with a sports hernia injury all season while shot putter Cleopatra Borel injured her finger in the warm up for the qualifying round.

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