Coaching Athletics Quarterly

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BOSTON -- In a meet that saw six world leads set, it was the women’s distance medley relay that reigned supreme. Bettering the world record that was set two years ago at this meet, 2016 Olympians Emma Coburn (Crested Butte, Colorado), Sydney McLaughlin (Dunellen, New Jersey), Brenda Martinez (Rancho Cucamonga, California) and Jenny Simpson (Oviedo, Florida) teamed up to break the DMR world record at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in 10:40.31.

Ito leads Japanese hopes - OSAKA (JPN): World marathon seventh-placer Mai Ito leads the Japanese hopes at the Osaka International Women's Marathon on 29 January, informs Japan Running News. Ito has a 2:24:42 PB and a good showing will put her in contention for a place on the Japanese team for the World Championships in London this August. Other domestic contenders include former winner Risa Shigetomo (2:23:23) and last year’s runner-up Misato Horie (2:26:40). The leading international competitors in the line-up include Bahrain’s Shitaye Eshete (2:24:42), Poland’s Iwona Lewandowska (2:27:47) and Ethiopia’s Muluhabt Tsega (2:29:17).

Minneapolis/St. Paul – Jan. 24, 2017 – Five Team USA Minnesota distance runners will compete at Indoor Track meets held Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 – including the Jack Johnson Classic, Black and Gold Premier and the Armory Track Invitational - while four of the athletes will run in the USATF Cross Country Championships held in Bend, Oregon, on Feb. 4

Lisek 592 WL, NR - COTTBUS (GER, Jan 25): Poland´s Olympic fourth placer and Beijing Worlds bronze medalist Piotr Lisek jumped in super style at the Springer Meeting of Cottbus in Germany. More than 2000 spectators saw his 11 jumps as 578 clearance was already enough for win. But then he added first time clearance at 583 WL and second attempt over 592 what was not only WL but also meet record and Poland´s record in or out.

The IAAF is saddened to hear that former New York City Marathon race director Allan Steinfeld died on Tuesday (24) at the age of 70.

STAMFORD, Conn. - January 25, 2017 - NBCSN kicks off coverage of the 2017 USATF Indoor Championship Series with the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, the first event in the series, this Saturday, Jan. 28, live at 4 p.m. ET from Boston, Mass.

BOSTON, Mass. (Jan. 17, 2017) – DJ Principe, ranked #1 in the U.S. this season in the mile and 3000 meters, and Nevada Mareno, who earlier this month won a bronze medal competing on Team USA in the Great Edinburgh Cross Country International Challenge, will lead some of the nation’s top middle-distance runners in the Junior Mile at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, organizers announced today.

Tanzania’s Alphonce Simbu and Kenya’s Bornes Kitur triumphed at the 14th edition of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2017 on Sunday, winning in 2:09:32 and 2:29:02 respectively to take home first prize cheques of USD$42,000.

HOUSTON (January 15, 2017) - Late-race breakaways led to first-time wins in the Chevron Houston Marathon Sunday, and Leonard Korir of the United States outleaned race record-holder Feyisa Lilesa of Ethiopia in the Aramco Houston Half Marathon on a humid, windy morning that hampered times in the longer races.

Two-Time World Champion Bernard Lagat first to commit to world’s largest 10K in 2017 - ATLANTA – January 11, 2017 – The USA 10K champion will be named on Independence Day as the men’s and women’s USATF 10 km Championships return to Atlanta at the 2017 AJC Peachtree Road Race. One of the most decorated middle distance runners in history, Bernard Lagat, will join other top U.S. athletes to  kick off Atlanta’s July 4th celebrations alongside the 60,000 participants of the world’s largest 10K.

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