Coaching Athletics Quarterly

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Sunday, 07 January 2018 01:23

News from around the World - EME News (Jan 5, 2018)

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Kendricks for Poland
SZCZECIN (POL): Top name of the new pole vault indoor meet in Szczecin, Poland will be the current World champion Sam Kendricks. The Olympic bronze medalist plans full indoor season 2018. The Polish meet is planned for February 11.
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 23:06

News from around the World - EME News (Jan 3, 2018)

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Braz vs Lavillenie in Karlsruhe
KARLSRUHE (GER): Olympic pole vault champion Thiago Braz will compete at the Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe (3 February) and Copernicus Cup in Torun (15 February), informs IAAF. Braz will face Renaud Lavillenie and Raphael Holzdeppe in Karlsruhe and Piotr Lisek and Pawel Wojciechowski and Holzdeppe again in Torun. After winning gold in Rio de Janeiro, Braz missed the 2017 World Championships in London due to injury.
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 04:07

News from around the World - EME News (Jan 2, 2018)

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Wanjiru against Farah
LONDON (GBR): London Marathon winner Daniel Wanjiru will compete in The Big Half on March 4, taking on the already announced Mo Farah and Callum Hawkins. With a 59:20 PB, the Kenyan is the fastest on paper in the so-far published field for the new 13.1-miler added by the organisers of the London Marathon.
Monday, 01 January 2018 22:39

News from around the World - EME News (Jan 1, 2018)

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Edris and Tirop
BOLZANO (ITA, Dec 31): Ethiopia’s world 5000m champion Muktar Edris defended his title in the 10km at the BOClassic in Bolzano in 28:45 ahead of Moroccans Soufiane Bouqantar (29:07) and Hicham Amghar (29:08). Yemane Crippa was the top European finisher on home soil in 29:25, ahead of Norway’s Sondre Nordstad Moen (29:28) and Turkey’s Kaan Kigen Ozbilen (29:30). Kenyans were first and second in the women’s race courtesy of Agnes Tirop (15:30) and Margaret Kipkemboi (15:58). Stephanie Twell was third in 16:03, just ahead of British teammate Emilia Gorecka (16:09) and Italy’s Margherita Magnani (16:31).
Monday, 01 January 2018 01:36

News from around the World - EME News (Dec 31, 2017)

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Top competitions 2017
BUDAPEST (HUN): Top competitions of the year 2017 per All-Athletics.com are in multi-days competitions World Championships in London ahead of US Championships in Sacramento and European Team Championships in Lille. In one day meetings section Prefontaine Classic as last year ahead of Weltklasse Zurich and Van Damme Memorial in Brussels. European Indoor Championships in Belgrade is the top indoor event ahead of Birmingham Grand Prix and Millrose Games. In the combined events section World Championships are on top ahead of Gotzis and European Indoors. In special meetings category throwing meet of Halle is leading ahead of indoor All-Star Perche in Clermont-Ferrand and Eberstadt outdoor high jump. Podebrady European Cup is the best walking competition ahead of events in La Coruna and Juarez. In marathons as last year London ahead of Berlin and Tokyo third (last year Dubai) in road running again on top Ras Al Khaimah Half-Marathon ahead of Prague Half and Valencia Half.
Sunday, 31 December 2017 22:04

News from around the World - EME News (Dec 30, 2017)

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No men´s IAAF outdoor WR in 2017
MONACO (MON): There was no senior male IAAF World Record broken for the outdoor events in 2017. That happened last time in 2000 but in case we do not count 3:37:26 in 50 km walk by Russian Valeriy Spitsyn (was not an official record at that time). But before 2000 this happened back in 1907. Whether it is good or bad sign remains for a debate. Two marks were best ever, but are not official for record purposes. Wayde van Niekerk clocked fastest ever 300 m 30.81 in Ostrava and Eliud Kipchoge ran marathon in 2:00:25 in special project on Monza race course. Women were in 2017 more succesful in World records. Joyciline Jepkosgei achieved two in half-marathon and also two at 10 km (one as a split) and also WR´s at 15 and 20 km as splits. Unfortunately 15 km and 20 km road races are currently no longer World record events. Two World records were also achieved by Ines Henriques in the new women event 50 km walking. Also to be mentioned is Mary Keitany´s WR in only women marathon 2:17:01 in London.
Saturday, 30 December 2017 22:33

News from around the World - EME News (Dec 29, 2017)

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Wlodarczyk has the top winning streak
BRATISLAVA (SVK): In the undefeated department of 2017 some jumpers did exceptionally well as they did not lost a competition (including indoors). Mutaz Essa Barshim in high jump (11 finals), Sam Kendricks in pole vault (17 finals), Luvo Manyonga in long jump (9 finals) and among women Mariya Lasitskene in high jump (24 finals) with Katerina Stefanidi (11 finals, but outdoors only). Caster Semenya also won all her 8 finals in the 800 m and Hellen Obiri all 6 finals in the 5000 m. Also Mo Farah won his two 10 000 m races as Nafi Thiam her both heptathlons of the year. Special mention here to Anita Wlodarczyk with 12 finals undefeated, but she also having the current longest winning streak from Ostrava Golden Spike 2014 meet. It is now 42 finals in a row.
Saturday, 30 December 2017 22:30

News from around the World - EME News (Dec 28, 2017)

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Thiam thinks indoor
LIEGE (BEL): IAAF Athlete of the Year 2017 Nafi Thiam plans for a few indoor competitions. Confirms her agent Helena Van der Plaetsen. "Nafi is currently training in her hometown Liege and is also studying for her exams. She will go on a training camp in Tenerife in January, upon her return she will have her exams and then after that will start with a few indoor competitions," said Van der Plaetsen. Thiam so far never competed in pentathlon at the World Indoors. She will decide later about Birmingham. In 2014 she was 8th in a tie in high jump in Sopot.
Saturday, 30 December 2017 22:26

News from around the World - EME News (Dec 27, 2017)

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Schippers plans for Birmingham
AMSTERDAM (NED): The 200 m World champion Dafne Schippers plans to compete during the indoor season 2018. Her aim is to run well at World Indoors in Birmingham in the 60 m. Her brother and agent Derek Schippers confirmed that. It will be her fourth World Indoors, in 2012 and 2014 she ended in semifinals, but in Portland 2016 won a silver. For summer the goals are the IAAF Diamond League and European Championships in Berlin.