Stories from the Copernicus Cup (Torun, Poland)



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The Copernicus Cup will be happening on Thursday, February 15. Here is some news, from our friends at EME News, regarding Hellen Obiri, Marcin Lewandowski, and Dina Asher-Smith. Hellen Obiri is considering the double in Birmingham, which would be awesome! Marcin Lewandowski, who I met when we shared a taxi from Amsterdam to Hengelo in 2011, is a fun guy, and it has been great to see him develop from the 800m to the 1,500 meters. Dina Asher-Smith? Was fortunate to chat with Dina after a meet. What a relaxed, charming person, who is patient with the media.

Truth is, there are very few athletes that, if you do some research, one can not find something fascinating about. Their journeys to finding their limits are all worthy of contemplation and consideration. That is part of the reason why we love our sport, and that is part of the connection.

TORUN (POL): The 5000 m World champion Hellen Obiri from Kenya who will run her first indoor 1500m in Torun since 2014 reacted on the information that Genzebe Dibaba announced a double for World Indoors in Birmingham. "Lets see my tommorrow´s race, but if good, I should also double," Obiri said.
TORUN (POL): Polish 800 m star Marcin Lewandowski dedicated last year earnings at Copernicus Cup indoor meet to a help a surgery for a small girl. He decided that also this year he will follow the same idea and two other small girls with health issues from his home city of Police will be helped. He also promised a fast race in the 1500 m going for a pace at his own Polish record level (1000 m in 2:25) 3:37.37 from 2014.
TORUN (POL): British record holder Dina Asher-Smith runs here the 60 m in preparation for Commonwealth Games. She confirmed, she is not targeting the World Indoors and will not compete during the weekend at the national championships.

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