Coaching Athletics Quarterly

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EME NEWS (OCT 21-22, 2017)
Another WR for Joyciline
VALENCIA (ESP, Oct 22): Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei eclipsed her world record in the Valencia Half Marathon, taking her mark down by one second from 64:52 to 64:51. Jepkosgei started incredibly fast, passing through 5km in 14:52 and 10km in 30:09 (15:17 5km split) and even though she lowed through 15km in 45:59 (15:50 5km split) and 20km in 61:30 (15:31 5km split), Jepkosgei dug deep to set her second world half marathon record of the year. “It was my first race in Valencia, I enjoyed a lot, the weather is nice, the circuit is perfect to run fast. I hope to come back in March for the World Half Marathon Championships,” said Jepkosgei. Fancy Chemutai dropped back at the 15km mark but still finished second in a lifetime best of 65:36 with Lucy Cheruiyot making it a Kenyan clean sweep in 67:30. Ethiopia’s former track champion Gelete Burka was fourth in personal best 68:17 while Trihas Gebre was the top European finisher in sixth in a Spanish record of 69:55. Bahrain’s Abraham Cheroben won the men’s race in 59:11 in a sprint finish ahead of Ethiopians Leul Gebresilase (59:12, PB) and Tsadik Fikadu (59:22) while Norway’s Sondre Nordstad Moen improved his lifetime best from  62:19 to Norwegian record 59:47 in fourth to move to third on the European all-time lists behind Mo Farah (59:22) and Antonio Pinto (59:43).
Friday, 20 October 2017 21:41

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

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Reese and Carter plan for World Indoors
INDIANAPOLIS (USA): Two US gold medalists in technical events from last World Indoor Championships in Portland are planning to defend their titles in Birmingham next March. Long jumper Brittney Reese (31) aims for fourth indoor gold (after 2010, 2012, 2016) to match her outdoor tally of four wins at World Championships (2009, 2011, 2013, 2017). Confirms her agent Mark Pryor. Also aiming for winning in England is shot put Olympic champion Michelle Carter (32). For her it will be fifth World Indoors, she started in 2010 with qualification participation, was third 2012 and fourth in 2014 before winning two years ago. Informs her agent Karen Locke. 
Thursday, 19 October 2017 22:21

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

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NACAC Champs in Toronto
TORONTO (CAN): Athletics Canada has launched the 2018 North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Championships to be held in Toronto on August 10-12. Held at Varsity Stadium, it will be branded “Toronto 2018: Track & Field in the 6ix”. More than 600 athletes from 31 countries are expected. A minimum prize fund of C$160,000 (US$128,000) has been allocated for each event. Some 15 000 fans are expected on site and CBC coverage for the event is confirmed.  In the same time European Championships in Berlin will be held. Athletics Canada plans to field a full team that features its top track and field athletes, including Olympic medallist Andre De Grasse, World medallists Melissa Bishop and Aaron Brown, along with up and coming stars such as Brittany Crew and Alysha Newman. Event winners will receive an automatic berth to the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, pending approval of their respective national federation.
Thursday, 19 October 2017 01:13

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

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Beitia retired
SANTANDER (ESP): Reigning Olympic and European high jump champion Ruth Beitia has announced her retirement at the age of 38. "It has been a long road that has lasted many years and I have pushed my body to the limit on many occasions. The situation I face (now) is to finish my sporting career but everything I have learnt will touch the other aspects of my life," said Beitia. Beitia became the oldest winner of an Olympic high jump title last summer aged 37 and she also became the first athlete in history to win three European high jump titles in Amsterdam. She also won the European indoor high jump title in 2013 and a bronze medal at the 2013 World Championships. “The greatest athlete in Spanish history has retired. She has always been an example on and off the track. She has inspired athletics and inspired young boys and girls,” said Raul Chapado, President of the Spanish Athletics Federation.
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 18:20

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

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EME NEWS (OCT 17, 2017)
First names for Copernicus Cup
TORUN (POL): Polish leg of IAAF World Indoor Tour in Torun (will be held on February 15) confirmed first top home names. For 4th Copernicus Cup competing will be Angelika Cichocka, Kamila Licwinko and Marcin Lewandowski. Organisers are hoping for 5000 spectators. Torun bids also for World Indoor Championships 2020 and European Indoor Championships 2021. The ticket sales started this week.
Monday, 16 October 2017 22:27

News from around the World - EME News (Oct 16, 2017)

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Farah for Manchester 10k
MANCHESTER (GBR): Mo Farah is the first big-name signing for the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run 10km on May 20. The four-time Olympic champion will compete in the event for the first time since 2007 when he was third. “I can’t wait to take on the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run next year,” he said. “It’s hard to believe that it has been more than ten years since I first raced there. “It’s a fantastic course which has brought some of the best athletes in the world to Manchester. It’s a city that loves its sport and I’m looking forward to coming back.”
Monday, 16 October 2017 17:13

News from around the World - EME News (Oct 15, 2017)

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EME NEWS (OCT 15, 2017)
L. Cherono wins Amsterdam 2:05:09 PB, Nageeye 2:08:16 NR and EL
AMSTERDAM (NED, Oct 15): With splits of 62:51/62:18, Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono won the TCS Amsterdam Marathon in a lifetime best of 2:05:09, breaking Daniel Wanjiru’s course record by twelve seconds. The top five runners all broke the 2:06-barrier: Kenyans Norbert Kigen (2:05:13) and Abraham Kiptum (2:05:26) made it an all-Kenyan podium with Ethiopia’s Mule Wasihun (2:05:39) and Kenya’s Amos Kipruto (2:05:43) fourth and fifth respectively. The fastest entrant in the race Tesfaye Abera from Ethiopia finished eighth in 2:07:39 while Abdi Nageeye set a Dutch record and European lead 2017 of 2:08:16 to finish ninth. Notable non-finishers included former three-time winner Wilson Chebet from Kenya and debutant Zane Robertson from New Zealand. Ethiopia’s Tadelech Bekele won the women’s race in a lifetime best of 2:21:54 (70:12/71:42) ahead of Kenya’s Gladys Chesire (2:24:51) and Ethiopia’s Azmera Abreha (2:25:23). Notable track runner Viola Kibiwott from Kenya was fourth in a 2:25:32 PB with former Boston Marathon winner Caroline Rotich fifth in 2:26:26.
Sunday, 15 October 2017 16:06

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

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EME NEWS (OCT 14, 2017)
Vetter and Stefanidi
VILNIUS (LTU): World champions Javelin thrower Johannes Vetter as first German male and pole vaulter Ekaterini Stefanidi as first Greek ever were crowned athletes of the year at the European Athletics "Golden Tracks" awards in Vilnius. Another World champion hurdler Karsten Warholm and high jumper World silver winner Yuliya Levchenko won the "Rising Star" awards. To the backdrop of the sounds of the Vilnius Sinfonietta Orchestra, a magnificent year for European athletics was reflected upon and broadcast live both on Lithuanian television and via live streaming on the European Athletics homepage. Guests at the award ceremony included European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen and IAAF President Sebastian Coe and hosting the show were Andy Kay and Lithuanian high jump record holder Airine Palsyte. Other finalists among men were other World champions Ramil Guliyev and Kevin Mayer, among women Nafi Thiam and in Vilnius present Anita Wlodarczyk with Mariya Lasitskene. In total 40 coaches representing 25 Member Federations will receive the annual European Athletics Coaching Awards which will be given to them at national awards presentations. Aldona Dobregiene and Viktoras Meskauskas from Lithuania were the first to collect their awards. Former world indoor long jump bronze medallist Nijole Medvedeva received the Women’s Leadership Award while legendary discus thrower and two-time Olympic champion Virgilijus Alekna was presented with the Special Lifetime Award. All awarded athletes confirmed that their main goal in summer season will be European Championships in Berlin, indoor competitions are in mind of Stefanidi, Lasitskene and Levchenko. With the help from EA release.
Saturday, 14 October 2017 15:29

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

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DNA is the plan for European Games
VILNIUS (LTU): European Athletics presented during the convention in Lithuania plan for a revolutionary type of event that should be representing athletics at the 2nd European Games 2019 in Minsk. Dynamic New Athletics (DNA) will see six 23-member teams compete in a total of 10 events across a maximum time of 120 minutes. The final event, a mixed-distance pursuit relay known as the "Hunt", will determine the winner with starting positions based on the number of points each team has accumulated throughout the previous nine. The five other track events would be the men’s and women’s 100 metres, the men’s 110m hurdles, the women’s 100m hurdles and the mixed 4x400m relay. The three field events, held in a head-to-head knock-out format, proposed are the women’s long jump, men’s javelin throw and women’s high jump. Set to complete the line-up is a one-man and one-woman Mini'Athlon combined event, entailing running, jumping and throwing. In accordance with the event programme, teams will be made up of nine women, eight men and six reserves. Other innovative elements highlighted include team captains wearing microphones and the presentation of new formats with innovative rules, such as the head-to-head field events.
Friday, 13 October 2017 01:32

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

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Coe believes in Africa
PARIS (FRA): IAAF president Sebastian Coe believes Africa could host the IAAF World Championships for the first time in 2025, reports L’Equipe. “It is not for the president to say it should be in Kenya, Morocco or Nigeria, but today there are many options which we didn’t have some years ago. My ambition when I began as IAAF head was that during my presidency there would be a World Championships in Africa, and in the space of two years, I have witnessed two world championships on the continent - cross country in Uganda and the World U18s in Nairobi,” he said. Budapest is aiming for 2023 World Championships.