Coaching Athletics Quarterly

News From Around the World

Thursday, 21 December 2017 19:04

News from around the World - EME News (Dec 20, 2017)

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Great 3k in Glasgow
GLASGOW (GBR): World and Olympic 3000m steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto will compete over 3000m at the Muller Indoor Grand Prix in Glasgow on February 25, informs organisers. The Kenyan will face Olympic 5000m silver medallist Paul Chelimo and home favourite Andrew Butchart, who will be make his 2018 debut there.
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 19:27

News from around the World - EME News (Dec 19, 2017)

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Big World Champs impact
LONDON (GBR): An event impact study released and circulated today has demonstrated the huge benefits of London hosting the IAAF World Championships and World Para Athletics Championships, informs organisers. The study assessed the total direct economic impact of the Summer of World Athletics as exceeding £107 million. More than a million people attended both championships with events not just held in the London Stadium but across the capital. The IAAF World Championships were awarded a Guinness World Record for tickets sold in excess of 705,000, while the World Para Athletics Championships with 305,000 ticket sales, exceeded the figures for all previous editions of the event combined. The report also revealed that a £2.1million investment was made into grassroots athletics. More than 10 million people in the UK also watched the British 4x100m team claim the world title on television..
Tuesday, 19 December 2017 19:29

News from around the World - EME News (Dec 18, 2017)

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Mitchell no longer coach of Gatlin
LONDON (GBR): The 100 m World champion Justin Gatlin and his coaching team are being investigated by doping authorities after a newspaper investigation revealed members of his team offered to provide prescriptions for performance-enhancing drugs. It is based on a report of The Telegraph. In a statement released to The Telegraph, Gatlin's legal representatives said that Dennis Mitchell has been sacked as his coach and that they had five years' worth of tests to prove that "he has never tested positive for any banned substance". The Athletics Integrity Unit and the US Anti-Doping Agency are set to investigate the allegations. Seb Coe, the IAAF president, told the paper: “These allegations are extremely serious and I know the Independent Athletics Integrity Unit will investigate in accordance with its mandate.” Worldwide media are reporting.
Monday, 18 December 2017 23:48

News from around the World - EME News (Dec 17, 2017)

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Farah surprise
LIVERPOOL (GBR): Sir Mo Farah was named the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year on Sunday night as the presenters Gary Lineker and Gabby Logan struggled to cope with the shock result and a broken video link. The four-time Olympic champion did not attend the event at Liverpool’s Echo arena, but remained in London where he conducted live interview from St Mary’s University in Twickenham. His daughter Rhianna was alongside him, helping to take care of Farah’s two-year-old son Hussein who was suffering from a vomiting bug. Writes The Guardian. He was third in this poll in 2011 but unplaced in all of his great years since then. Farah is the first athlete to win the award since Kelly Holmes 2004 and the first male athlete since Jonathan Edwards 1995. Adds Mark Butler. Heptathlon star Jessica Ennis-Hill was honoured with a lifetime achievement award. Among other winners also the coaches of the national 4x100m relay team Benke Blomkvist, Stephen Maguire and Christian Malcolm.
EME NEWS (DEC 15, 2017)
Bekele targeting fast 25k
KOLKATA (IND): Kenenisa Bekele is targeting a fast time in the Tata Steel 25K in Kolkata on Sunday, informs organisers. The all-time World best stands to Dennis Kimetto at 1:11:18 and Bekele is targeting a time of 1:12, “if the conditions are not extreme.” He said: “At the sea level it is possible to break the world record if the conditions are not extreme and if the pollution level is within control, then you can breathe properly and your legs function well. Although I have not seen the track [course] yet, I think I would set myself a target of 1:12,” he said. The leading entrants in the women’s race are Kenyans Helah Kiprop and Valentine Kipketer. Interestingly in the new IAAF Competition Rules 2018-2019 the number of events in road racing at which World records are ratified was lowered and 15 km, 20 km, 25 km and 30 km are no longer World record events. This rules are in force from November 1, 2017.
Thursday, 14 December 2017 21:17

News from around the World - EME News (Dec 14, 2017)

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Farah in Doha HM
DOHA (QAT): Mo Farah will compete in the Ooredoo Doha Half-marathon in Qatar on January 12, reports IAAF. It will be his first race of the year as he builds up to his second marathon in London in April. “I am looking forward to the event as a chance to test myself on the fast and flat run along Doha, and to hopefully check out the city,” he said. “I also look forward to running alongside my fellow elite athletes and spending time with amateur athletes and spectators at the marathon. Doha is a truly international city, and that makes for a great atmosphere and overall experience.” This year’s race was won by Alex Kibet in 61:58.
Thursday, 14 December 2017 01:01

News from around the World - EME News (Dec 13, 2017)

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Full indoor season for Filippidis
ATHENS (GRE): 2014 World Indoor champion Kostadinos Filippidis plans a full indoor season. He wants to begin in Orleans on January 13, continue in Sindelfingen on January 20 and ISTAF Indoor on January 26. In his plans also Cottbus on January 31 and World Indoor tour meets in Karlsruhe, Dusseldorf, Madrid and Torun. At the end of the month Clermont meet and possibly also World Indoor Tour final in Glasgow. Inform Greek media.
Thursday, 14 December 2017 00:59

News from around the World - EME News (Dec 12, 2017)

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Chelimo vs Moen
SAN GIORGIO (ITA): IAAF Permit Cross Country season will continue in 2018 with “Campaccio” historical cross country scheduled for 6th January near Milano. One of most ancient CC races in Europe will be held for 61st time. Olympic silver medalist US Paul Chelimo will run against fresh European marathon record holder Sondre Nordstadt Moen. Italians will be part of this incredible race with reigning European marathon champion Daniele Meucci and Eyob Faniel winner of recent Venice Marathon. Also there Yohanes Chiappinelli and Yeman Crippa. Defending champion who is now also World champion Hellen Obiri will lead the women field. Agnes Tirop who won London 10k bronze will be her main contender with two rising talents Lilian Rengeruk and Letesenbet Giday, who is the reigning World CC U20 champion. US marathoner Desiree Linden will complete the international field. Sara Dossena with Nadia Battocletti are leading the home runners.
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 13:31

News from around the World - EME News (Dec 11, 2017)

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Flanagan confirms Boston
BOSTON (USA): New York Marathon winner Shalane Flanagan and Chicago Marathon winner Galen Rupp are both confirmed for the Boston Marathon on 16 April, informs organisers. Flanagan will face a line-up which includes the previously announced reigning champion Edna Kiplagat from Kenya. Other top American names confirmed for the women’s line-up include last year’s third placer Jordan Hasay; former runner-up Desiree Linden; long-time American record-holder Deena Kastor; world and Olympic 10,000m finalist Molly Huddle; and in-form Sara Hall. On the men’s side, last year’s runner-up Rupp renews his rivalry with Kenya’s reigning champion Geoffrey Kirui. Veterans Dathan Ritzenhein and Abdi Abdirahman are also confirmed.
Sunday, 10 December 2017 23:02

News from around the World - EME News (Dec 10, 2017)

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First ever mixed European relays for Britain
SAMORIN (SVK, Dec 10): The 24th edition of the SPAR European CC Championships and first in Slovakia ended with success for Great Britain with 5 gold medals and 9 bronzes. In total 12 countries got medals and 20 out of 37 had a top 8 position. Here Britain had 83 points ahead of France 71 and Spain third 59 with Turkey fourth 56. More than 1000 spectators followed the event on a sunny, but freezing (temperature minus 1 degree of Celsius) and windy Sunday. Can and Ingebrigtsen defended their titles from Chia 2016. Mixed relay debuted, the participation was a record one with 561 participants at the end of the day. In total 551 runners from 8 countries took part in the open race after the championships programme on the same course. Slovak Jan Filip Kotora won men in 21:09 at 6.28 km. Women winner was Dutch guest and Rio marathon Olympian Andrea Deelstra with 22:14.