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Coaching Athletics Quarterly

News From Around the World

Monday, 19 February 2018 18:24

News from around the World - EME News (Feb 18, 2018)

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Riley Day 22.93 200 m at 17
GOLD COAST (AUS, Feb 18): Riley Day completed a sprint double, winning the 200m in a PB and world lead 22.93 (-1.7) to go third on the Australian all-time junior rankings. The 17-year-old, who won the 100m earlier in the weekend with 11.56, led off the bend and held off the battling Maddison Coates, whose 23.16 was also a PB. She later received the inaugural Betty Cuthbert Medal for best performance of the championships. Alex Hartmann won the men’s 200m in 20.57 (-2.1), his fourth title in a row. Brittany McGowan took more than a second off her PB as she went to seventh on the Australian all-time list in the 800m with a winning 2:00.24 ahead of New Zealand’s Angie Petty (2:00.73). World silver medallist Dani Stevens won her 13th national discus title, with a best throw of 65.30m. In the men’s 1500m Ryan Gregson tracked down Jordan Williamsz to stop the clock on 3:39.66, winning by 0.19. Lauren Wells took the 400m hurdles in 56.06, collecting her 11th national title, while she was also third in the long jump with 6.49m behind Brooke Stratton (6.66m) and Naa Anang (6.66m). Hamish Peacock found 79.38m in the fifth round enough to win the javelin. Also excelling in the throws was shot putter Damien Birkenhead, for whom 20.02m reaped a fifth national title. Ian Dewhurt defended his 400m hurdles title, running 49.70, while Chris Mitrevski did likewise in the long jump with a leap of 8.09m (+2.1). Other winners were Kurtis Marschall (5.55m in the pole vault), Cassie Purdon (1.86m in the high jump), James Nipperess (8:43.89 in the steeplechase), Victoria Mitchell (9:45.37 in the women’s steeplechase).
Monday, 19 February 2018 15:57

News from around the World - EME News (Feb 17, 2018)

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Pearson 12.73, Dubler 8229
GOLD COAST (AUS, Feb 17): World champion Sally Pearson took her 16th national title, clocking 12.73 (+1.1) in the 100 m hurdles at the Australian Championships. Although five hundredths outside her world lead, she was well ahead of runner-up Michelle Jenneke (13.14), who also confirmed her place on the team. Three-time Commonwealth Games representative Kathyrn Mitchell won the javelin with  65.51m, short of her recent Oceanian record, with Kelsey-Lee Roberts second on 62.21m. Former world junior silver medallist Cedric Dubler added more than 100 points to his PB as he won the decathlon with 8229. The world lead came courtesy of PBs in the javelin (56.37m), shot (13.01m), 100m (10.63), 110m hurdles (13.86) and pole vault 5.20m. Nina Kennedy emerged winner from a high-quality pole vault final, registering 4.60m. Former world junior silver medallist Liz Parnov cleared 4.25m in second and former world youth champion Vicky Parnov was equal third with 4.10m. New Zealand’s Olympic bronze medallist Eliza McCartney no-heighted. Brandon Starc won the high jump with 2.28m, a world lead at his third attempt. Another world lead came in the 800m, but for the winner of the B final Joseph Deng, who clocked a PB 1:45.71, although the gold went to Luke Mathews 1:45.90. Nicholas Hough also went to the top of the world rankings as he took the 110m hurdles in 13.76/-0.2. Doing likewise were Linden Hall (4:07.55 in the 1500m, ahead of Zoe Buckman 4:08.15) and Anneliese Rubie (51.92m in the 400m, 2nd Bendere Oboya 51.94). Other winners were Maddison Wesche (16.45m in the shot) and Murray Goodwin (46.24 in the 400m).
Friday, 16 February 2018 23:07

News from around the World - EME News (Feb 16, 2018)

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EME NEWS (FEB 16, 2018)
 
T. Williams 10.10 in the 100 m
GOLD COAST (AUS, Feb 16): Matthew Denny claimed the hammer and discus golds on day two of the Australian Championships. His consecutive hammer title came virtue of a best of 72.78m. Less than 10 hours later he was back for a tighter win in the discus, his 64.03m edging it over Ben Harradine’s 63.56m. Trae Williams became the fastest Australian in more than 10 years as he won the 100m in 10.10 (+0.4), beating his 10.21 PB from the heats. Second Rohan Browning 10.20. Celia Sullohurn, who won the Australian 10,000m title in December, added the 5000m with 15:34.42. Alexandra Hulley eventually came out on top in the hammer final, throwing 64.84m in the fifth found to overcome Lara Nielsen (64.69m). Celeste Mucci ended with a PB 2:26.96 to claim the heptathlon with 5812. Other winners were Emmanuel Fakiye and Meggan O’Riley in the triple jump (16.08m/13.34m) and Riley Day in the 100m (11.56). Cedric Dubler is heading towards 8000 points in the decathlon, leading overnight with 4325.
Friday, 16 February 2018 22:16

News from around the World - EME News (Feb 15, 2018)

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EME NEWS (FEB 15, 2018)
 
World leads Lisek and Sprunger, Bukowiecki 22 meters
TORUN (POL, Feb 15): Fourth edition of Copernicus Cup meet (5th leg of IAAF World Indoor Tour) was a succesfull one before capacity crowd of 5200 spectators. Two World leads (Lisek, Sprunger), five confirmed Tour winners (Lisek, Evora, Kszczot, Stanek, Sprunger) and in total 7 meeting records in half of all events was a special statistics. Two Polish records (Bukowiecki, Swiety) and three more home winners (Kszczot, Lisek, Cichocka) made for a great atmosphere for the bidding city to stage the European Indoor Championships in 2021.
Thursday, 15 February 2018 18:05

News from around the World - EME News (Feb 14, 2018)

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Will Lisek win the Tour before home crowd?
TORUN (POL): IAAF World Indoor Tour fifth leg 4th Copernicus Cup is waiting for 5200 spectators who will follow the meet along with many more worldwide via IAAF stream. Home stars Kszczot, Lewandowski, Swoboda will be attacking top positions. Special is pole vault battle as Lisek leads the tour standings and the winner will be decided here, the same for triple jump as Stanek is already confirmed winner of shot put. Great depth in women 1500 m and as usual fast sprints with tough battles in the 400 m races are expected. 
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 17:12

News from around the World - EME News (Feb 13, 2018)

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G. Dibaba 8:31.23 WL
SABADELL (ESP, Feb 13): World record holder Genzebe Dibaba achieved the best result of the international indoor meet here near Barcelona with World leading 8:31.23 in the 3000 m. She was practically 2km alone (2:50, 5:39 splits). Second Weynshet Ansa way back 9:09.80. New Burundi star Thierry Ndikumwenayo won after Metz also here the 3000 m in 7:50.19 PB over Kenyan steepler Benjamin Kigen 7:50.99 and Sergio Jimenez 7:52.35. In the men 1500 m two Spanish runners clocked sub 3:40, Marc Alcala 3:39.45 and former 800 m runner Kevin Lopez 3:39.86. Ethiopian Kore Tola won women 800 m 2:03.02 and Saul Ordonez 1:47.12 topped the men. In the 400 m Luguelin Santos 46.67 and Slovak Iveta Putalova 53.69 were the winners. Brazilian Elaine Martins won the long jump 644 and Eure Yanez beat on count-back Slovak Matus Bubenik with 223 in the high jump.
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 18:25

News from around the World - EME News (Feb 12, 2018)

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Coleman targets Birmingham
BOSTON (USA): Fastest sprinter this indoor season and World 100 m silver medalist Christian Coleman after winning in Boston has the target to qualify for World Indoor Championships. He plans to run at this weekend during US Indoor Championships in favorable altitude of Albuquerque. "Win in Boston but still a lot of work to be done. Albuquerque next week for USAs," he said on his twitter.
Monday, 12 February 2018 19:55

News from around the World - EME News (Feb 11, 2018)

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Manyonga 840 WL and African record
METZ (FRA, Feb 11): World champion Luvo Manyonga went out to an African long jump record and world-lead of 8.40m (also 8.22m and 8.27m) at the Meeting Elite en Salle de Metz, improving Ghana’s Ignisious Gaisah’s record by four centimetres. Cuban teenager Juan Miguel Echevarria also impressed with an outright lifetime best of 8.34m in the sixth round with Greece’s European U20 champion Miltiadis Tentoglou third with 7.95m. Double world silver medallist Marie Josee Ta-Lou equalled teammate Murielle Ahoure’s world-lead in the 60m with 7.07 ahead of Carina Horn who improved her South African record again to 7.09. Jamaica’s Kimmari Roach won the men’s 60m in 6.59 from Ivory Coast’s Ben Youssef Meite (6.61, 6.55 in heats) and Iran’s Hassan Taftian (6.63) while Christophe Lemaitre won the B race in 6.66 as well as the 200m in a European-leading 20.53. Elsewhere in the sprints, Cuba’s Roger Iribarne won the 60m hurdles in 7.59 (indoor debut) from Hungary’s Balasz Baji (7.61) and Brit Dave King (7.63 equaled PB), Finland’s Nooralotta Neziri won the women’s 60m hurdles in 8.03 and Switzerland’s Sarah Atcho beat European indoor 400m champion Floria Guei over 300m, 36.89 to 37.01. Also on the track: Kenya’s Nelly Jepkosgei won the 800m in 2:01.68 from Cynthia Anais (2:02.34) and European indoor champion Selina Buchel (2:02.58) and there were wins for Ethiopia’s Tarese Tolosa over 1500m in 3:39.69 and Rwanda’s Thierry Ndikumwenayo over 3000m in 7:50.96 from Germany’s Clemens Bleistein (7:51.51). Greece’s Paraskevi Papachristou went out to 14.17m in the triple jump to beat Jamaica’s Kimberly Williams (14.08m).
Sunday, 11 February 2018 04:54

News from around the World - EME News (Feb 10, 2018)

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Cheserek sub 3:50
BOSTON (USA, Feb 9): In front of a raucous crowd at the Boston University Track & Tennis Center 17-time NCAA champion Edward Cheserek of Kenya ran the second fastest indoor mile of all time, clocking 3:49.44 WL in a special three-man race. Only one man, two-time Olympic gold medalist Hicham El Geurrouj of Morocco, has run faster indoors, a 3:48.45 performance in Gent, Belgium, in 1997. On the first day of the David Hemery Invitational, Cheserek received pacing help from Brannon Kidder (28.9 and 57.6) and Drew Piazza. The three men stayed in formation through half-way (1:54.6), then Kidder dropped out on the backstretch of the fifth lap leaving Piazza to take over. Cheserek doesn't think of himself as a miler, but rather a 5000-meter man and a part-time road racer. Cheserek may race again in Boston today at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix at a different track in Roxbury where he is entered in the 3000m. Also here University of New Hampshire steeplechaser Elinor Purrier ran a world-leading and personal best 4:26.55 in the women's mile, the second-fastest indoor time every by a collegiate woman according to a list compiled by Track & Field News. Canada's Gabriela Stafford finished second in 4:27.44, likely locking in a team berth for Canada at the IAAF World Indoor Championships. Third Marta Freitas from Portugal 4:29.65 PB. Olga Kosichenko won the 800 m in 2:02.92 PB. From RRW.
Sunday, 11 February 2018 04:42

News from around the World- EME News (Feb 9, 2018)

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Chemutai close to WR
RAS AL KHAIMAH (UAE, Feb 9): Kenya’s Fancy Chemutai just missed Joyciline Jepkosgei’s world record of 64:51 (15:15 5km, 30:34 10km, 46:07 15km, 61:35 20km) in the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon, stopping the clock at 64:52 with Mary Keitany a very close second in a 64:55 PB on the road to her world record attempt in the London Marathon in April. Caroline Kipkirui was third in a 65:07 PB ahead of Joan Chelimo (65:37 PB) while Jepkosgei had to settle for fifth in 66:46, her first defeat at the distance in twelve months. The top-seven finishers in the women’s race all broke the 67-minute mark. In the men’s race, Kenya’s Bedan Karoki retained his title, moving to fourth on the world all-time lists with 58:40 course record (13:53 5km, 27:48 10km, 41:44 15km, 55:55 20km) ahead of Ethiopia’s Jemal Yimer, whose 59:00 was the fastest time in history by a debutante. Kenyans Alex Kibet was third in 59:06 as the top seven finishers all broke the one-hour mark. Also in women race Degitu Azimeraw recorded the fastest debut marathon time 66:47 as 6th.
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