Coaching Athletics Quarterly

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Sunday, 21 January 2018 20:49

News from around the World - EME News (Jan 19, 2018)

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Obiri vs Jebet
SEVILLE (ESP): World 10,000m silver medallist Joshua Cheptegei from Uganda will race in the Cross Internacional de Italica on Sunday where he will face world U20 5000m champion Selemon Barega from Ethiopia, informs IAAF. Barega remains undefeated so far this cross-country season. Other notable entrants include world U20 cross country champion Jacob Kiplimo from Uganda and world cross country bronze medallist Abadi Hadis from Ethiopia. An excellent women’s 8.265km line-up is headed by world 5000m champion Hellen Obiri, Olympic 3000m steeplechase champion Ruth Jebet, world cross country bronze medallist Lilian Kasait and former world cross country champion Agnes Tirop.
Friday, 19 January 2018 20:18

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

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EME NEWS (JAN 18, 2018)
Centrowitz for Australia
PORTLAND (USA): Matthew Centrowitz will not defend his World Indoor title from Portland this year in Birmingham in the 1500 m. He will not compete in the indoor season but will run in Australia. Informs his agent Ricky Simms. Centrowitz will spend one month in Australia. As Flotrack points out fellow 1500m runner Nick Willis announced that he would also be skipping the World Indoor Championships to compete in Australia. Willis is still running before outdoors the Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games on February 3rd.
Friday, 19 January 2018 04:33

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

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Vetter and Krause
BERLIN (GER): World javelin champion Johannes Vetter and German 3000m steeplechase record-holder Gesa-Felicitas Krause have been voted German athletes of the year, European Athletics reports. Vetter claimed 32.5% of the vote to head Rico Freimuth (13.2%) and Thomas Rohler (9.2%). Krause’s 19% put ahead of Carolin Schafer (15.4%) and Gina Luckenkemper (14.6%).  In the category of young athletes the win went to decathlon talent Niklas Kaul among the boys and shot putter Julia Ritter among the girls.
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 20:13

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

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Farah for Laureus
MONACO (MON): World 10,000m champion Mo Farah has been nominated for the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award while triple world medallist Allyson Felix and world 800m champion Caster Semenya are both nominated for the World Sportswoman of the Year accolade. In other categories, world champions Justin Gatlin and Sally Pearson are both nominated for the Laureus World Comeback of the Year award and Marcel Hug and Markus Rehm for the Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability award. The World Sports Awards will be held in Monaco on 27 February
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 00:10

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

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EME NEWS (JAN 15, 2018)
Mergia vs M. Dibaba
DUBAI (UAE): Three-time winner Aselefech Mergia and former world champion Mare Dibaba will head the women’s field for the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon on January 26. Ethiopia’s Mergia is the fastest in the field with her PB of 2:19:31, while compatriot Dibaba, the 2015 world champion, has clocked 2:19:52. They will face defending champion Worknesh Degefa of Ethiopia in the bid for the $200,000 first prize. “We are excited to have two huge talents leading the women’s field,” said event director Peter Connerton. “Aselefech Mergia has won every time she has raced here, while Mare Dibaba has won World Championship and Olympic medals since finishing third in Dubai in 2012.”
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 00:15

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

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EME NEWS (JAN 14, 2018)
10 women under 70 minutes
HOUSTON (USA, Jan 14): Ethiopia’s Ruti Aga led 10 women under the 70-minute barrier in the Houston Half Marathon, winning in 66:39 ahead of Kenyans Caroline Chepkoech (66:48) and Mary Wacera (66:50) with Ethiopia’s Buze Diriba given the same time in fourth. In a high quality race, Molly Huddle broke the American record with 67:25 in seventh, shaving nine seconds off Deena Kastor’s long-standing mark. Huddle also set American records at 10 miles (50:52) and 20km (63:48) en route. New Zealand’s Jake Robertson took another top-level victory on the roads in 60:01 ahead of the Ethiopian trio of Guye Adola (60:15), Feyisa Lilesa (60:20) and Shura Kitata (60:20). The top nine finishers all broke the 61-minute mark. Further down the field, Bernard Lagat, 43, was 15th in a US over-40 record of 62:00 while London Marathon winner Daniel Wanjiru was only 25th in 62:55. There was an Ethiopian double in the marathon with Bazu Worku (2:08:30) and Yitayal Atnafu (2:09:07) taking a one-two in the men’s race with Kenyan Elisha Barno third 2:09:32. Best US Wilkerson Given as 6th 2:15:52. Among women top 3 for Ethiopia with Biruktayit Degefa (2:24:51), Belaynesh Oljira (2:24:57) and Meselech Beyene (2:27:21) taking a clean sweep in the women’s race. Fourth Gladys Kipsoi 2:27:32 and best US 7th Sarah Crouch 2:35:22.
Sunday, 14 January 2018 18:42

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

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Duplantis WJR 583, Morris 490 WL
RENO (USA, Jan 12): Armand Duplantis of Sweden improved his own world indoor junior record by 1 cm with 5.83m to take victory at the National Pole Vault Summit in Reno. His world lead, set at the second attempt, was eight centimetres below his world junior outdoor mark. The 18-year-old had three failures at 5.92m what would be an overall World Junior Record (590). He had incredible series with clearing all heights in first until 568 (538, 548, 558) and then after one miss at 578 and another one at 583 he managed the winning height. American Devin King was second with 5.78m and countryman Scott Houston third with 5.68m, personal bests for both. Also life-time bests for fourth Tray Oates and fifth Nathan Richartz, both 558. Olympic and World silver medalist Sandi Morris also set a world lead, clearing 4.90m at her third attempt before retiring (her fourth best overall result of the career). She cleared 451, 461 in first, then 471 in second and 480 in third attempt. USA’s Katie Nageotte was second with 4.61m and Annie Rhodes made it a US 1-2-3 with 4.51 indoor PB. Also fourth Morgann Leleux cleared 451.
Saturday, 13 January 2018 22:05

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

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A. Kibet wins, Mo Farah withdrew
DOHA (QAT, Jan 12): With Mo Farah a late withdrawal due to an Achilles problem, Kenyans Alex Kibet (61:53) and Bernard Korir (62:07) took a one-two in the Doha Half Marathon with Brit Chris Thompson third in 63:03. Fourth another European Spain´s Ayad Lamdassem with 63:09. USA’s Allie Kieffer easily won the women’s race in 70:40 from Brit Gemma Steel (72:37) and Kenya’s Faith Chepkoech (72:44). Eilish McColgan won the adjoining 10km in a lifetime best of 31:50. In the marathon wins for Kenyans Collins Chebii 2:16:22 and Nancy Rotich 2:46:24.
Friday, 12 January 2018 18:30

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

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EME NEWS (JAN 11, 2018)
Lavillenie opens with 581
TIGNES (FRA, Jan 11): World record holder Renaud Lavillenie started his season with a 581 win at a special pole vault meet in Tignes. The star vaulter went through the event in top style. He managed all heights (544, 564, 571 and 581) in first attempt. After that he had three attempts at 591. It his best start into the indoor season since 2014. Second Kevin Menaldo cleared 554 and third U20 jumper Thibaut Collet with 544 PB. 
Thursday, 11 January 2018 20:22

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

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EME NEWS (JAN 10, 2018)
Flanagan to run 3k indoors
SEATTLE (USA): New York Marathon winner Shalane Flanagan will race over 3000m at the UW Indoor Preview in Seattle on Saturday, informs Paul Merca. Flanagan said on Instagram she is also planning to race over 5000m during the indoor season as part of her build-up to the Boston Marathon in April. Other late entries include Lopez Lomong in the mile and Andrew Bumbalough in the 3000m. Aries Merritt and Brittney Reese are among the already confirmed high profile names confirmed for the meet.