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Monday, 05 February 2018 18:06

News from around the World- EME News (Feb 4, 2018)

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Women 4x800 m WR, Miller-Uibo 35.45 in the 300 m
NEW YORK (USA, Feb 3): The USA 4x800 m relay team of Chrishuna Williams, Raevyn Rogers, Charlene Lipsey and Ajee’ Wilson entered Saturday’s 111th NYRR Millrose Games at The Armory focused on a world record. They did just that as they left The Armory as new owners of a world mark with 8:05.89. Former World record by Russia was 8:06.24 from 2011. The 5550 spectators at Armory Track saw another all-time best by Olympic winner Shaunae Miller-Uibo with 35.45 in the 300 m. She equaled the mark of Russian Irina Privalova from 1993. Chris O’Hare of Great Britain built up an insurmountable lead heading into the last lap of the night’s signature event, the NYRR Men’s Wanamaker Mile, to hold off runner-up Ben Blankenship andJosh Kerr. O’Hare finished with a 3:54.14 time to win his first Wanamaker Mile, just ahead of Blankenship’s 3:54.72 and Kerr’s 3:54.77. In the NYRR Women’s Wanamaker Mile, middle distance sensation Colleen Quigley 4:30.05 outstretched last year’s runner-up Kate Grace at the finish line 4:30.08. Aisha-Praught-Leer won the Fred Lebow Women’s 3000 m in Jamaican record over training partner and steeple World champion Emma Coburn 8:41.10 to 8:41.16. University of Missouri’s Karissa Schweizer finished fourth, but her 8:41.60 set a new collegiate record bettering Jenny Simpson’s NCAA’s mark of 8:42.02. Twenty-year-old high jump sensation Vashti Cunningham, the 2016 World Indoor champion, won the John Thomas Women’s High Jump with 196. Olympic gold medalist Katerina Stefanidi of Greece won her third consecutive John and Margo Catsimatidis Women’s Pole Vault title 471.The expected duel between Stefanidi and 2016 Olympic silver medalist Sandi Morris never happened. Morris was unable to compete because she suffered a back injury during warmups. Ronnie Baker won the 60 m in 6.48 over Noah Lyles 6.59 with Olympic hurdles winner Omar McLeod fifth 6.63 and legendary Asafa Powell 6th 6.69. Superb 800 m World lead by Emmanuel Korir of Kenya 1:44.21 is new African indoor record and third best performer ever with fastest 800 m indoor time since 2001. Donovan Brazier 1:45.35 and Drew Windle 1:45.53 went under 1:46. Devon Allen in 7.50 beat Aries Merritt 7.53 in the hurdles. Michael Cherry got the 400 m in 46.46. Ivory Coast World leader Murielle Ahoure beat in 7.11 World champion Tori Bowie 7.14 with Javianne Oliver third 7.15. Tobi Amusan was the best in hurdles 7.90 and Shadrack Kipchirchir 7:45.49 in 3000 m ahead of Canadian Justyn Knight 7:45.86 and Ryan Hill 7:46.65. With the help of meet website.
Sunday, 04 February 2018 17:59

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

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Dibaba 3:57.45, five World leads
KARLSRUHE (GER, Feb 3): Third IAAF World Indoor Tour started in Karlsruhe with 5 World leads before capacity crowd of 4500. Dibaba in the 1500 m and Gebrhiwot in 3000 m along with Nelvis in the hurdles were the running highlights. Great duel Holzdeppe-Lavillenie the technical one, long jump was also a fine battle decided in last round. The tour continues on Tuesday in Dusseldorf. 
Friday, 02 February 2018 19:16

News from around the World - EME News (Feb 1, 2017)

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Manyonga indoor debut in Bercy
PARIS (FRA): World champion and Olympic silver medalist in long jump Luvo Manyonga is set for his indoor debut. It will happen next week in Paris at the Bercy Indoor Meet on February 7. Among his opponents also European U20 Champion Miltiadis Tentoglou from Greece. It will be the first competition for the 26 years old South African since winning the IAAF Diamond League final in Zurich last year.
Thursday, 01 February 2018 18:17

News from around the World - EME News (Jan 31, 2018)

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EME NEWS (JAN 31, 2018)
Lisek beats Kendricks
COTTBUS (GER, Jan 31): Pole Vault World champion 2017 Sam Kendricks lost for first time since September 3, 2016. That was after 17 wins in a row. He cleared good 578 in his season opener at Springer Meeting in Cottbus before 2000 spectators. But European Indoor champion Piotr Lisek was better with 583. Kendricks after one foul at 583 tried twice at 588. World Indoor champion 2014 Konstadinos Filippidis was third 573 and Pawel Wojciechowski fourth 560. 2015 World champion Shawn Barber jumped 550 for 6th position. London silver winner Yulia Levchenko dominated women high jump clearly. As only one she jumped 194 and 197 (equaled her indoor PB) and had very good tries at two meters. Second Ana Simic 191 and third best German Marie-Laurence Jungfleisch 188.
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 16:37

News from around the World - EME News (Jan 30, 2018)

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Season debut for Barshim
TEHRAN (IRI): The 8th Asian Indoor Championships will be held this week in Tehran from Thursday till Saturday. Tehran already hosted the event in 2004 and 2010. Top star will be high jump World champion Mutaz Essa Barshim who will have here his season debut. World bronze medalist at 400 m Abdalelah Haroun is also expected to compete. Top home star will be sprinter Hassan Taftian for the 60 m. In the morning session will be women events and in the afternoon men´s.
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 20:09

News from around the World - EME News (Jan 29, 2018)

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Rupp for CC Champs
TALLAHASSEE (USA): Chicago Marathon winner Galen Rupp and Jordan Hasay are among the entries for the USATF National Cross Country Championships in Tallahassee this Saturday, dyestat.com reports. Reportedly it will be the double Olympic medallist’s first cross country since 2011. Over 10km, he will face world and Olympic steeplechase medallist Evan Jager, world cross representative Leonard Korir and world 3000m steeplechase fifth-placer Stanley Kubenei. Following her recent 68-minute half-marathon, Hasay will step down to 10k to compete against world 3000m steeplechase silver medallist Courtney Frerichs, Molly Seidel, Natosha Rogers and Emily Infeld.
Monday, 29 January 2018 22:49

News from around the World - EME News (Jan 28, 2018)

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Van Buskirk 4:26.92 mile NR and WL
NEW YORK (USA, Jan 27): At Sander Invitational/Columbia Challenge meet excellent women mile won by Kate Van Buskirk 4:26.92 Canadian record and WL (1500 m split 4:10.06). Four more dipped under 4:30. Rachel Schneider 4:27.30 over Karissa Schweizer 4:27.54 PB, Shannon Osika 4:27.55 PB and another Canadian Gabriela Stafford 4:28.88 PB. In the women 4x200 m US record 1:32.67 by the team Kyra Jefferson, Deajah Stevens, Daina Harper and Asha Ruth. It is also 6th fastest time ever. World medalist Ajee Wilson won the 800 m in 2:00.90 ahead of Jamaican Natoya Goule 2:01.07. In the 3000 m races wins for Lauren Paquette 8:53.09 PB and Reid Buchanan 7:51.98. Craig Engels won the men mile in 3:57.35 PB beating New Zealand´s Julian Oakley 3:57.45. Erik Sowinski won the 800 m in 1:46.98. Courtney Okolo achieved 51.89 in the 400 m beating Shakima Wimbley 52.11. In sprints Cravon Gillespie 6.64 PB and women double for Gabrielle Thomas 7.26 and 23.04. Oregon women got 3:32.92 in the 4x400 m. In triple jump best result 16.92 by Donald Scott and back from Ostrava Ryan Whiting 19.99 shot put.
Sunday, 28 January 2018 20:07

News from around the World - EME News (Jan 27, 2018)

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Tefera 3:36.05 World U20 record
VAL DE REUIL (FRA, Jan 27): Superb 1500 m race highlighted the Eure Meeting as Ethiopan Samuel Tefera (born 1999) clocked 3:36.05 World Junior (U20) record. Current mark from Belal Mansoor of Bahrain is 3:36.28 from 2007. Behind him global star Abdalaati Iguider 3:36.87 and third another Moroccan Brahim Kaazouzi 3:37.15. Kenyan Justus Soget as fourth also dipped under 3:40 with 3:38.47 (6th best all-time U20). Another World lead and national record for Burkina Faso by Hugues Fabrice Zango 17.23 in the triple jump. He clearly beat Alexis Copello 16.74 and Nelson Evora 16.38. Wilfred Koffi of Ivory Coast beat favorites in the 60 m with 6.63, Richard Kilty as second also 6.63 and third US Mike Rodgers 6.67. Jarret Eaton after 2nd place in Ostrava won the hurdles in 7.59 and in unusual 400 m hurdles Juander Santos 50.78 NR beat Spanish Sergio Fernandez 50.82 NR. Kevin Mayer clocked personal best 7.82 as fifth (also 200 cm in high jump). In women events Poland´s Ewa Swoboda won the 60 m in 7.27 and surprise win for Hungarian Luca Kozak 8.09 in the hurdles new national U23 record. Moroccans dominated the 800 m, Rababe Arafi won in 2:02.49 and Malika Akkaoui was 3rd 2:02.94, in-between Shelayna Oskan-Clarke 2:02.90. Greek World indoor bronze winner Paraskevi Papahristou started the season with a 14.25 win over Rouguy Diallo 14.22 PB and Spain´s Ana Peleteiro 14.20 (equaled indoor PB). Kataryba Tabashnyk won the high jump 190.
Sunday, 28 January 2018 19:57

News from around the World - EME News (Jan 26, 2018)

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EME NEWS (JAN 26, 2018)
Pinto 7.08 WL, Lisek beats the rest
BERLIN (GER, Jan 26): Some 12 100 spectators followed the 5th ISTAF Indoor with 60 m World lead by Tatjana Pinto 7.08 in 60 m heats. She also won the final in 7.13 just edging Mujinga Kambundji 7.14 and Michelle-Lee Ahye 7.16 with Lisa Mayer 7.17 (equaled her PB). World medalist Marie-Josee Ta Lou was sixth in 7.22. Fast also the hurdles: 7.89 by Alina Talay of Belarus over World medalist Pamela Dutkiewicz 7.93 (7.926) and Cindy Roleder also 7.93 (7.930) with Sharika Nelvis 7.94 as fourth. All finalists dipped under 8 seconds. In men 60 m Chinese Su Bingtian in 6.55 beat Italian talent Filippo Tortu 6.62 (already in heats 6.62 PB) and ever young Kim Collins 6.64. British win for Andy Pozzi over the hurdles 7.58 ahead of World medalist Balazs Baji 7.61. European Indoor champion Piotr Lisek with second attempt 583 clearance beat the other stars. Thiago Braz and Renaud Lavillenie jumped 570 for 2nd and third. Raphael Holzdeppe and Shawn Barber 560 for fourth and fifth. Nadja Kather was surprise long jump winner 656 with Olympic winner Tianna Bartoletta fourth (638). In a special indoor discus staged after all events ended Austrian Lukas Weisshaidinger won with last throw 63.91 beating Berlin home hero Robert Harting 62.32 and Daniel Jasinski 61.86.
Friday, 26 January 2018 21:08

News from around the World - EME News (Jan 25, 2018)

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EME NEWS (JAN 25, 2018)
Geremew 2:04:00 and Dereje 2:19:17 course records
DUBAI (UAE, Jan 26): Mosinet Geremew won the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon with a course record of 2:04:00 in one of the most thrilling finishes in marathon history. The 27 year-old Ethiopian, who had only entered the race four days before, sprinted across the finish line, followed by four more runners within eight seconds. Debutant Leul Gebresilase took second with 2:04:02 while defending champion Tamirat Tola finished third in 2:04:06. Seven runners clocked world-class times of sub 2:05, which is a unique result in marathon history. Six of them were even no slower than 2:04:15. Ethiopians once more dominated the event, taking the fist ten places in the men’s race.  The women’s race also produced record-breaking results: Roza Dereje clocked a course record of 2:19:17. The Ethiopian became the seventh fastest woman in marathon history. She broke away from a leading group of four in the final mile of the race. For the first time ever four women clocked sub 2:20 times in one race. Ethiopians Feyse Tadese took second with 2:19:30, followed by Yebrgual Melese and defending champion Worknesh Degefa, who ran 2:19:36 and 2:19:53 respectively.  A record field of more than 30,000 runners entered the event, which included races at shorter distances as well. The Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon is an IAAF Gold Label Road Race. Informs Race News Service.