Coaching Athletics Quarterly

News From Around the World

Sunday, 08 October 2017 02:24

News from around the World - EME News (Oct 7, 2017)

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Lemaitre expects great things in 2018
PARIS (FRA): French sprint star Christophe Lemaitre expects great things in 2018. He said in an interview published by sports.fr. "My season was frustrating and I had a lot of injuries that prevented me from having my peak at the World Championships. I missed the final of the 200 m by 0.02 but in Brussels later I improved my season best to a level which would have allowed me to be in the final. With the coaches, we say that if everything goes well, we can do big things in 2018. The main objective, of course, will be the European championships in Berlin, aiming if possible for gold on 100m, 200m and 4x100m," he said. Lemaitre sees big motivation from the success of Pierre-Ambroise Bosse and Kevin Mayer and also a free space in the 200 m elite due to retirement of Usain Bolt.
Friday, 06 October 2017 20:59

News from around the World - EME News (Oct 6, 2017)

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Estrada seeking Marathon redemption in Chicago
CHICAGO (USA): Diego Estrada came last year to the Bank of America Chicago Marathon with high hopes.  The 2012 Olympian for Mexico, who now represents the United States, had dropped out of the 2016 USA Olympic Trials in both the 10,000m and the marathon, and the marathon here represented a big chance for redemption. But at the 10-kilometer fluid station, disaster struck.  Estrada crumpled to the pavement with searing pain in his right Achilles and ankle. Remarkably, he made it to the finish line in Grant Park in eighth place in a respectable 2:13:56.  "This week I was thinking it would be awesome to rip a PR out here, and just kind of prove that I do have the potential that I can be a good marathoner," he said. From RRW.
Friday, 06 October 2017 01:16

News from around the World - EME News (Oct 5, 2017)

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Chicago Flashback
CHICAGO (USA): Sixteen years ago this week, it was a near-freezing day and Kenya's Catherine Ndereba won the Chicago Marathon in World record 2:18:47. Looking back on the day, Ndereba said she was driven by a snub from the Kenyan federation which did not select her for the 2000 Olympic team.  She had won the 2000 Boston Marathon in a personal best 2:26:11, but was passed over by selectors for Esther Wanjiru who finished third at the Osaka Marathon 2:23:31. Ndereba, now 45 and still trim, said that she only runs once a week now. Writes RRW.
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 20:40

News from around the World - EME News (Oct 4, 2017)

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McLeod and Harrison aiming for Birmingham
ATLANTA (USA): World´s top hurdlers will compete during the indoor season 2018. Both Jamaican Olympic and World winner Omar McLeod and outdoor World record holder Keni Harrison from USA are planning to run in winter the 60 m hurles with the aim to succeed at World Indoors in Birmingham. McLeod is the title defender from Portland 2016, Harrison stumbled in the final two years ago after 1st hurdle while clocking the fastest time in first round. Confirms their agent Claude Bryan.
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 23:03

News from around the World - EME News (Oct 3, 2017)

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Van Niekerk thinks only about sprints
CAPE TOWN (RSA): World and Olympic 400m champion Wayde van Niekerk is expected to focus on the 100m and 200m next season. “Wayde van Niekerk confirms he will focus on the 100m and 200m events at next year's Commonwealth Games. He's giving the 400m a miss,” said South African journalist Wesley Botton on Twitter.
Monday, 02 October 2017 23:00

News from around the World - EME News (Oct 2, 2017)

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AOY nominations
MONACO (MON): The IAAF has announced its 10 nominees for World Athlete of the Year. Men: Mutaz Essa Barshim (QAT), Pawel Fajdek (POL), Mohamed Farah (GBR), Sam Kendricks (USA), Elijah Manangoi (KEN), Luvo Manyonga RSA), Omar McLeod (JAM), Christian Taylor (USA), Wayde van Niekerk (RSA), Johannes Vetter (GER). Women: Almaz Ayana (ETH), Maria Lasitskene (ANA), Hellen Obiri (KEN), Sally Pearson (AUS), Sandra Perkovic (CRO), Brittney Reese (USA), Caster Semenya (RSA), Ekaterini Stefanidi (GRE), Nafissatou Thiam (BEL), Anita Wlodarczyk (POL). The voting process is now open until October 16, after which three finalists will be named. The IAAF Council’s vote will count for 50% of the result, while the IAAF Family’s votes and the public votes (via social media) will each count for 25% of the final result. On the men side there will be a new winner, from nominated women Ayana and Pearson already won the award in the past. The winners will be announced at the IAAF Athletics Awards 2017 in Monaco on November 24.
Monday, 02 October 2017 02:18

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

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Gatlin wins Mano e Mano
RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA, Oct 1): World 100 m champion Justin Gatlin won the 5th edition of Mano e Mano 100 m street race at Jockey Club Brasileiro in Rio with a time of 10.52. After the competition Gatlin confirmed he wants to be in Doha at 2019 World Championships and win the gold medal at Tokyo Olympics 2020. Second Paulo André de Oliveira 10.57 and third another US sprinter Isiah Young 10.65 ahead of Bruno de Barros 10.80. In Saturday qualification faster time by Andre de Oliviera in 10.41 over de Barros 10.55. National record holder Rosangela Santos won the women 100 m in 11.63.
Monday, 02 October 2017 02:17

News from around the World - EME News (Sep 30, 2017)

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Bolt negotiating with Gold Coast
GOLD COAST (AUS): Superstar Usain Bolt looks set to be at next year's Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast after all, although in an ambassadorial role rather than on the track. Gold Coast 2018 have been negotiating for Bolt to appear at the Commonwealth Games in a ceremonial role. Informs insidethegames.
Friday, 29 September 2017 21:34

News from around the World - EME News (Sep 29, 2017)

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EME NEWS (SEP 29, 2017)
Tergat elected
NAIROBI (KEN): Former world marathon record-holder Paul Tergat has been elected president of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK), informs the Daily Nation. Tergat was elected unopposed after the General Assembly knocked out his only challenger Patrick Muyah. Tergat succeeds Kipchoge Keino, who has held the position since 1999 but didn’t stand in this contest. World 5000m finalist Hellen Obiri has also been elected as the NOCK female athlete representative.
EME NEWS (SEP 28, 2017)
Gatlin to run in Brazil this weekend
RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA): The fifth edition of the Mano a Mano street sprint at 100 m will be held this weekend at the Jockey Club Brasilero here. Main attraction will be Olympic and World medalist Justin Gatlin on the men side and first female Brasilian with sub 11 and last year winner Rosangela Santos. On Saturday the Brazilian qualification races will be staged and on Sunday the international ones. In the men final also Isiah Young from USA is confirmed. Brazilians Paulo André de Oliveira, Bruno Lins, Derick de Souza Silva and Luís Gabriel Pereira da Silva will fight on Saturday for two lanes for Sunday.
In women qualification Evelyn Santos, Franciela Krasucki, Geisa Coutinho and Andressa Fidelis will fight for places forSunday. Also a race for paralympians will be staged.