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EME NEWS (APR 29, 2018)
Deksisa 2:06:34
HAMBURG (GER, Apr 29): Solomon Deksisa took his second big marathon win of the season, leading an Ethiopian clean sweep in the Hamburg Marathon. Deksisa, who won the Mumbai Marathon in January in 2:09:34, clocked 2:06:34 (63:04/63:30) in Hamburg ahead of Tadu Abate (2:06:54) and Ayele Abshero (2:07:19) with former world and Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich from Uganda fifth in 2:07:57. Emmanuel Mutai was ninth in 2:11:57 after suffering from hip problems in the last 12km. "I was surprised but said to myself: No, today is going to be my day,” said the winner. Philipp Pflieger was the top German finisher in 11th in 2:13:39 which was also inside the qualifying standard for the European Championships. Bahrain’s Shitaye Eshete won the women’s race with a big negative split in 2:24:51 (73:23/71:28) ahead of Ethiopia’s Birke Debele (2:25:28) and Bahrain’s Mimi Belete (2:26:06). Sweden’s Isabellah Anderson was comfortably inside the European Championships qualifying standard in sixth in 2:34:52.
Mazuronak 2:25:25 EL
DUSSELDORF (GER, Apr 29): Belarus’ Volha Mazuronak won the Dusseldorf Marathon in a European-leading mark of 2:25:25 ahead of Fabienne Amrhein who become the German champion in second in 2:32:35 and Kenya’s Rose Maru (2:33:55). There was a Kenyan one-two in the men’s race courtesy of Gilbert Yegon (2:13:55) and Richard Mutai (2:14:08) although they were denied faster times after the leading car took a wrong turn around the 8km mark. On his debut, Tom Groschel was third in 2:15:20 and won the national title.
R. Kipruto 27:08 WJR
NEW YORK (USA, Apr 29): Kenya’s Rhonex Kipruto, 19, moved to fifth on the world all-time 10km lists with a world U20 record of 27:08 at the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K in New York. His teammate Mathew Kimeli was second in 27:19 with Ethiopia’s Teshome Mekonen a distant third in 28:10. Edwin Soi and Stephen Sambu were fifth (29:07) and sixth (29:08) respectively. Kipruto’s en route 8km mark of 21:45 was a world best and he claimed 40,000 USD for his victory. Buze Diriba (32:04) and Aselefech Mergia (32:06) took an Ethiopian one-two in the women’s race ahead of Kenya’s Monicah Ngige (32:15). Laura Thweatt was the top US finisher in fourth in 32:22.
USA wins 5 out of 6
PHILADELPHIA (USA, Apr 28): USA vs World relays had all-time best in women sprint medley as USA Red clocked 1:35.20 with Destinee Brown, Aaliyah Brown, Kimberlyn Duncan, Raevyn Rogers (50.48). Second Trinidad and Tobago 1:37.42 and third Jamaica 1:38.31. Men sprint medley for USA clearly 3:14.91 over Canada 3:19.03. In the classic events USA won three times. Men 4x100 m (Collins, Gatlin, Hester, J.Walker) 38.39, 4x400 m (Washington, Cherry, Chambers, Berry) 3:01.31 and women 4x400 m (Stepter, Vlocker, Chambers, Harper) 3:26.73. Jamaica only won women 4x100 m in 43.14 over USA Red 43.18.
Morris 488, Crouser 22.01
DES MOINES (USA, Apr 28): Ryan Crouser won the shot put in his season debut with excellent 22.01 during final day of Drake Relays. He beat World leader and World Indoor champion Tom Walsh 21.82, third Curtis Jensen 21.18. Another top mark 488 by Sandi Morris in pole vault ahead of Jenn Suhr 470 and Katie Nageotte 450. Fast hurdles by World record holder Keni Harrison 12.37 but wind-aided +2.5 ahead of Tobi Amusan 12.61 and Kori Carter 12.81. In the men 100 m Isiah Young 10.02 (+1.9) beating Mike Rodgers 10.03 and Chijindu Ujah 10.13 with Olympic medalist Andre De Grasse fourth in 10.15 in his first competition since July 2017. In men hurdles Devon Allen won in 13.42 (-1.3) ahead of World record holder Aries Merritt 13.45. Bahamian Jeffery Gibson won the 400 m hurdles 49.09, among women Georganne Moline 54.86 ahead of Olympic winner Dalilah Muhammad 55.08. Reggie Jagers won the discus 64.59 over Jamaican Travis Smikle 64.07 and Purdue clocked 3:28.42 in women 4x400 m.
CHIA (ITA, Apr 29): European marathon champion Daniele Meucci won the Chia Half Marathon by more than six minutes in 66:30. Valeria Straneo won the 10km in 35:59.
NEWPORT (GBR, Apr 29): Wins for James Carpenter (2:33:32) and Natasha Cockram (2:44:58) in the inaugural Newport Marathon. World Championships representative Ieuen Thomas won the adjoining 10km in 29:43 and Rachel Felton won the women’s race in 35:04.
ALBI (FRA, Apr 29): Wins for Alaa Hrioued (2:19:25) and Karine Pasquier (2:39:36) in the Albi Marathon.
LOUISVILLE (USA, Apr 28): John Korir in 62:21 and Susan Tanui 73:46 won the Kentucky Derby Festival Half Marathon.
DAGORETTI SOUTH (KEN, Apr 29): Leonard Langat with 63:14 and Cecilia Wayua 76:26 were the winners of the Mutuini Half Marathon.
WURZBURG (GER, Apr 29): The traditional 10 km road race saw Emmanuel Kiprono winning in 28:17 over Vedic Kipkoech 28:18, fourth European marathon record holder Sondre Nordstad Moen in 28:46. Melat Yisak was the best woman and scored a win for Ethiopia 32:39.
TAZA (MAR, Apr 29): Hassan Ghachoui 29:21 and Rahma Tahiri 34:33 winners of the Taza 10 km in Morocco.
BODRUM (TUR, Apr 29): Kenyan winners at the 10 km road race here. Hillary Maiyo 29:54 and Daisy Jeptoo 36:03.
VINNYTSYA (UKR, Apr 28): Bohdan Semenovych 65:20 and Vira Ovcharuk 77:45 won Vinnytsya Half Marathon.
PHILADELPHIA: At Penn Relays Jamaican Raheem Chambers won the 100 m in 10.22 (+1.5) over Cameron Burrell 10.29. Johny Gregorek topped the mile 3:54.94. Women mile winner Charlene Lipsey 4:31.19 over Danielle Aragon 4:34.75 and 800 m star Ajee Wilson 4:35.29. Men from Houston posted 38.95 in the university 4x100 m and Houston 4x400 m in 3:01.82 with Kahmari Montgomery anchor split 43.38.
BATON ROUGE: At LSU Invitational Aleia Hobbs clocked 11.06 (-0.4) over Quanesha Burks 11.19. Kortnei Johnson posted 22.83 in the 200m over Mikiah Brisco 22.86. Sammy Watson won the 800 m in 2:02.49 and Shamier Little 400 m hurdles 55.60. In the women relays LSU 42.49 and Canada 3:29.23. In men 4x100 m Canada achieved 39.02. Raven Saunders won shot 19.51 over Jessica Ramsey 18.13, Gwen Berry was the best in hammer 72.84. In men events Canadian fast times by Bismark Boateng 10.14 (+1.9) over Rodney Rowe 10.22. Jaron Flournoy clocked windy 20.23 (+3.5) in the 200 m. Devin Dixon won the 800 m in 1:45.62 ahead of Alex Amankwah of Ghana 1:45.81. Ruebin Walters achieved 13.54 (+1.3) in the hurdles. Matt Ludwig cleared 566 in the pole vault.
CLERMONT: First of the NTC Spring invitationals on the fast track in Florida. Ecuador´s Alex Quinonez won the 200 m in 20.14 (-0.2) over Alonso Edward 20.15 and Kyle Greaux of Trinidad 20.22. Fast also women 200 m as Shakima Wimbley posted 22.34 (+1.7) ahead of Joanna Atkins 22.62. In the 100 m Angela Tenorio of Ecuador 11.15 (+0.7) and Briton Tommy Ramdhan 10.25 (+1.1). In the 100 m prelims Canadian Aaron Brown 10.12 (0.0), Alonso Edward 10.18 (-0.9) and former World champion Tyson Gay 10.28 (-0.9). Britain´s Matthew Hudson-Smith clocked impressive 45.07 in the 400 m, in women section Italian Libania Grenot 52.54. In the hurdles Brazilian Gabriel Constantion 13.41 (-0.6) and Christina Manning 12.95 (-0.8, 12.92 -1.3 in heats).
FAYETTEVILLE: Second day of National Relay Championships brought Kentucky to women 4x100 m 42.84 (with McLaughlin) and 4x400 m 3:27.07 (also with McLaughlin) wins. On the men side Arkansas 38.59 and Florida 3:02.68. Andrew Liskowitz won shot put 20.27, in pole vault Alexis Jacobus with Victoria Haggard both 451. In women triple two French athletes over 14 meters: Yanis David 14.13 (+1.5) and Marie-Josee Ebwea-Bile 14.00 (+1.1).
IRVINE: Steve Scott Invitational discus saw Swedish success. Simon Pettersson 63.92 beat Daniel Stahl 63.16.
PROVO: Olympic long jump winner Jeff Henderson leaped to 844 World lead at Robison Invitational. Zimbabwe´s Tatenda Tsumba won both sprints 10.22 (+3.2) and 20.28 (+3.5).
TUCSON: At Desert Heat Classic superb college record and World lead for Kenyan Michael Saruni in the 800 m in 1:43.25. Also to note Ashley Henderson 10.98 World lead in the 100 m (+0.3). Another college record 19.46 by Maggie Ewen in women shot put. Impressive hammer 74.20 PB for Brooke Andersen with Ewen second 73.01. Lauren Rain Williams won the 200 m in 22.51 (+1.9) and Alysha Johnson 12.75 (-0.3) in the hurdles, both personal bests. Oregon clocked 42.70 in the 4x100 m. Asa Guevara won the 20.51 among men (+0.8), Jordan Geist won the shot put 20.41.
CORVALLIS: David Pless 20.25 in shot put at OSU High Performance meet.
HUMBLE: At the High School meet in the class 5A Jordan Baker clocked 20.78 (+1.9) in the 200 m.
SASOLBURG (RSA, Apr 27-29): Caster Semenya clocked fast 50.48 in the 400 m at South African University Championships (also 51.87 in heats). The time was 0.08s off the personal best she posted at the Brussels Diamond League meeting in September 2016 which is still 0.35 short of Heide Quinn’s national record. Justine Palframan as second clocked 51.58, she also won the 200 m in 22.83 (+0.9). Johann Grobler won javelin with 79.80, U20 shot putter Kayle Blignaut 18.64 with senior implement. Zarck Visser leaped to 792 (0.0) in the long jump and Rikenette Steenkamp clocked 13.04 (+0.6) in the hurdles. Thembo Monareng won the 100 m in 10.18 (-0.6), the same time for second Chederick Van Wyk who won the 200 m in 20.49 (+0.8).
HIROSHIMA (JPN, Apr 29): Second day of Oda Memorial had Ryota Yamagata winning the 100 m in 10.17 (+1.7) over Asuka Cambridge 10.26. In javelin Ryohei Arai 79.81 and Mariya Saito 59.60.
PORTO ALEGRE (BRA, Apr 28): Brazilian U23 Championships 100 m winner Paulo Andre clocked 10.41. But he was timed with 10.17 in semifinals and Derick de Souza 10.26 but was disqualified in the final.
MEDELLIN (COL, Apr 28): GP Ximena Restrepo and South American GP meet in Colombia saw biggest local star Caterina Ibarguen opening the season with good 14.54. Maria Fernanda Murillo cleared 190 in high jump and that was new South American U20 record. In long jump competitions Brazilian Elaine Martins 669 and Uruguay´s Olympic finalist Emiliano Lasa 786. Olympic medalist Luguelin Santos won the 400m in 45.30. Johnny Renteria clocked 10.31 in the 100 m and Bernardo Baloyes 20.50 in the 200 m. Women 100 m winner Chilean record holder Isidora Jimenez went to clock 11.36.
ABIDJAN (CIV, Apr 28): World medalist Marie-Josée Ta Lou raced against men in Abidjan on Saturday to test her shape before opening her international season next Friday in Doha. She won the 100m in 10.7 and finished 3rd of the 200m in 22.2. Informs Carole Fuchs.
VINNYTSYA (UKR, Apr 29): Viktoriya Kalyuzhna clocked 33:41 over Nataliya Lehonkova 33:48 and Viktoriya Zinenko 33:55 to win women’s race at 10 000 m Ukrainian team championships. Roman Romanenko topped men’s race in 29:23 just one second ahead of Vasyl Koval. Times were not given in tenths.
BUDAPEST (HUN, Apr 29): Hungarian 10 000 m track titles for Benjamin Kovacs 29:55.56 and with personal best 33:07.64 Zita Kacser.
MARLBOROUGH (GBR): Bruce Tulloh, European 5000m champion in 1962, one of Britain’s best and most popular runners of the 1960s, trans-America record-breaker, and an ongoing influential figure in British athletics as a coach and writer, died on April 28, at his home in Marlborough, of cancer, aged 82. Informs Athletics Weekly. Tulloh was the first non-African to compete without shoes in top-level international races, and he argued that the lack of any weight on his feet enabled him to accelerate more suddenly.
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