Coaching Athletics Quarterly

News From Around the World

Sunday, 24 September 2017 01:11

News from around the World - EME News (Sep 23, 2017)

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Tanui 27:35.38 in 10k
OSAKA (JPN, Sep 23): Second day of Japan Corporate Championships saw fast men 10 000 m won by Olympic medalist Paul Tanui in 27:35.38. In total 10 runners went under 28 minutes, best Japanese was Takashi Ichida as 12th in 28:08.22. World U20 Champion Rodgers Kemoi was second in 27:38.61 ahead of James Rungaru 27:40.78 and Alexander Mutiso 27:41.54. Takatoshi Abe won the 400 m hurdles in 49.08 over Takayuki Kishimoto 49.47. The NTN team clocked 39.06 in the 4x100 m and Tatsuro Suwa won the 200 m in life-time best 20.68 (0.0). Yuji Tsutsumi improved his own Japanese men discus record to 60.74. Top female result was the 59.81 by Risa Miyashita in javelin.
Friday, 22 September 2017 23:22

News from around the World - EME News (Sep 22, 2017)

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Top innovations for Birmingham 2018
BIRMINGHAM (GBR): The next years World Indoor Championships in Birmingham will be full of innovations. One day will be added to the usual programme with Thursday staging on March 1 both high jumps as straight finals (men and women) at the same time. Later in the evening also women 3000 m will staged as straight final. During the next days also pole vault with 12 athletes and long jump, triple jump and shot put will be organised as straight finals with 16 participants. Another innovation in this events will be that only top 4 athletes will have the last sixth attempt in the competition. Top 8 will continue after three rounds.
Friday, 22 September 2017 00:44

News from around the World - EME News (Sep 21, 2017)

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EME NEWS (SEP 21, 2017)
De Grasse back to training
TORONTO (CAN): Fastest Canadian Andre De Grasse and his relay teammates will spend part of the next few weeks hosting a series of six-minute walks across Canada to raise awareness for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a rare and fatal lung condition. Six minutes, explained Akeem Haynes, because "respirologists use the six-minute mark as a judgement to see if the disease is progressing, and because six minutes seems like a marathon for (sufferers)." De Grasse, Haynes, Aaron Brown and Brendon Rodney met with the media in Toronto on Wednesday to talk about their work with IPF, part of a welcome competitive break after a largely disappointing season. De Grasse has recently been cleared to resume full training, as evident by a recent Instagram post — the sprinter posted video of him playing soccer with a few friends and fellow Puma athletes on a trip last week to Germany. Informs baytoday.ca.
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 20:19

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

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Ghazal 226 MR
ASHGABAT (TKM, Sep 20): On the final day of the athletics programme at the Asian Indoor Games, world bronze medallist Majd Eddin Ghazal from Syria set a championship record of 2.26m to win the high jump on countback from Iran’s Keyvan Ghanbarzadeh (for him national indoor record) before unsuccessful attempts at 2.28m and 2.30m. World finalist Bian Ka from China won the shot put with 17.34m and India’s Arpinder Singh won the triple jump title with 16.21m. On the track, Ajay Saroj won the 1500m in 3:48.67 despite falling in the early stages while there were 800m titles for Qatar’s Jamal Hairane (1:49.33) and Sri Lanka’s Gayanthika Abeyrathne (2:05.12). Elsewhere, Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed Al-Qaree won the heptathlon title with 5343 points, Thailand won the women’s 4x400m in 3:43.41 and Pakistan upset Qatar for the men’s 4x400m title, 3:11.40 to 3:12.58.
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 20:07

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

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EME NEWS (SEP 19, 2017)
Haroun 45.68, Rypakova 14.32
ASHGABAT (TKM, Sep 19): Kazakhstan’s Olga Rypakova claimed her second gold medal of the Asian Indoor Games, winning the triple jump title with 14.32m ahead of teammate Mariya Ovchinnikova (13.21m). Kazakhstan also won gold medals in the women’s 60m with Viktoriya Zyabkina in 7.32 and the women’s 400m with Elina Mikhina in 53.37. World bronze medallist Abdalelah Haroun won the 400m title in a fast 45.68 ahead of Saudi Arabia’s Mazen El-Yassin (46.35 NR) and Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Litvin (46.51 NR) while Iran’s Hassan Taftian won the 60m title in a national record 6.55 ahead of Eric Cray from the Philippines (6.63) and Reza Ghasemi also from Iran (6.64). Elsewhere, India’s Lakshmanan Govindan won the 3000m title in 8:02.30 and teammate Unnikrishnan Chithra the women 1500m in 4:27.77. Nguyen Tien Trong won men long jump with 748 NR and Thailand´s Suttisak Singok leads heptathlon after first day with 3207 points.
Monday, 18 September 2017 23:27

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

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Coburn aims for sub 9
BOULDER (USA): World steeplechase champion Emma Coburn has said one of her main goals next season is to break the nine-minute barrier for the first time, informs Gary Cohen Running. “I’m really hoping to break nine minutes in the steeplechase, win another U.S. title and then also the Diamond League final is a big deal,” she said. “Eventually I would like to do a 5000m, maybe next year. I’ve never run one so it seems like a new, fun, scary, exciting challenge. But breaking nine minutes is number one.”
Monday, 18 September 2017 22:48

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

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Warner and Vetter
TALENCE (FRA, Sep 17): European champion and world bronze medallist Anouk Vetter won the heptathlon at the Talence Decastar with 6363 points. Vetter led overnight and she extended her advantage on the second day with marks of 6.18m in the long jump, 52.49m in the javelin and 2:20.99 in the 800m. Hungary’s Xenia Krizsan (6282), Cuba’s Yorgelis Rodriguez (6126) and Czech Republic’s Eliska Klucinova (6126) all surpassed the 6000-point barrier as well. In the decathlon, overnight leader Damian Warner from Canada won with 8252 points ahead of Germany’s Kai Kazmirek (8020) and Ukraine’s Oleksiy Kasyanov (8016).
Sunday, 17 September 2017 17:52

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

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Warner leads
TALENCE (FRA, Sep 16): Canada’s Damian Warner leads the decathlon after the first day at the Talence Decastar by more than 100 points with a first day total of 4369 (10.52 100m, 7.60m LJ, 14.07m SP, 2.02m HJ, 48.53 400m) ahead of Ukrainie’s Oleksiy Kasyanov (4210) and Germans Kai Kazmirek (4157) and Manuel Eitel (4124). World champion Kevin Mayer was a late withdrawal due to fatigue. World bronze medallist Anouk Vetter leads the heptathlon after day one with 3740 (13.60 100mH, 1.73m HJ, 14.86m SP, 24.21 200m) ahead of Cuba’s Yorgelis Rodriguez (3690) and Hungarians Xenia Krizsan (3669) and Gyorgyi Zsivoczky-Farkas (3654). 
Sunday, 17 September 2017 17:47

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

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Pearson to continue without coach
GOLD COAST (AUS): World 100m hurdles champion Sally Pearson will continue to coach herself heading towards the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast next April, informs the Daily Telegraph Australia. “That was the plan when I started out coaching myself last year. I kept an open mind and said if it doesn’t work out then I can always find someone that can help. But it’s worked well. At the same time I have a very open mind and if it does happen, I will be comfortable with it, but at the moment it’s purely me,” she said.
Friday, 15 September 2017 16:00

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

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Berlin fields completed
BERLIN (GER): The elite fields have been confirmed for the Berlin Marathon on 24 September. Aside from Kenenisa Bekele, Eliud Kipchoge and Wilson Kipsang, the men’s field also includes former world record-holder Patrick Makau, former world champion Luke Kibet and Ethiopia’s Mosinet Geremew, who has a 59:11 half marathon PB. Pacemakers include former Chicago Marathon runner-up Sammy Kitwara, who has a lifetime best of 2:04:28. The elite field in the women’s race is headed by former winner Gladys Cherono from Kenya and Prague Marathon winner Valary Aiyabei, plus Ethiopians Amane Beriso, Gullume Tollesa, Meseret Mengistu and Ruti Aga. Reigning champion Aberu Kebede is a late withdrawal. From Alberto Stretti.