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News From Around the the World: EME NEWS (Sept 9, 2017)

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Sam Kendricks (at 2017 Prefontaine Classic) won the DecaNation pole vault with all first-time clearances. Sam Kendricks (at 2017 Prefontaine Classic) won the DecaNation pole vault with all first-time clearances.
From Alfons Juck, EME NEWS - Amos wins the 500 m - NEWCASTLE/GATESHEAD (GBR, Sep 9): Many athletes enjoyed to end their season at the Great North CityGames street event on Newcastle-Gateshead Quayside. Nijel Amos had a big win in the 500m, which was held on a straight - partly on road and partly on track. He clocked 59.26 (for comparison, David Rudisha ran here 57.69 last year) despite celebrating before the line. Guy Learmonth was second in 60.73, Dwayne Cowan leading the 400m runners in third with 61.01. Specialist at 400 m hurdles Perri Shakes-Drayton showed strength to come through late in the women’s event in 66.69, with Anyika Onuoru (66.70) second. Lynsey Sharp was fourth in 67.48 after going out hard. Melissa Courtney (4:33.83) had a surprise win in the mile over Winny Chebet (4:34.42). Lorraine Ugen won the long jump with 6.46m as both Ksenija Balta and Jasmin Sawyers matched that distance. Finland´s Urho Kujanpaa added 4cm to his outdoor best with his 5.45m pole vault victory. Australian Jordan Williamsz won the mile with 4:05.88 from Elliot Giles (second in 4:06.17). In the sprints, Desiree Henry won the 100m 11.61 (-1.4) and Dina Asher-Smith the 150m in 16.71 (-0.1, third on UK all-time list). Czech Petr Svoboda took the 110m hurdles in 13.62 (-0.1) from Jarrett Eaton (13.69). Ameer Webb took the 150m in 15.24 (0.0) as Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake was second in 15.26.
Jepkosgei 10 km WR
PRAGUE (CZE, Sep 9): At the evening-staged Birell 10k, Joyciline Jepkosgei produced another sensational road performance, with 29:43 road World record becoming the first woman to below 30 minutes for 10k on the roads. She was 21 seconds quicker than she ran for her first 10k split in the Prague Half-marathon earlier this year and well inside Paula Radcliffe’s 30:21 world record in a road 10 km. Out in front from the start, she also set a world road 5k best over the first half (14:32). In second, Fancy Chemutai was just outside the old best with 30:06. Third was Violah Jepchumba in 30:25 and fourth Sheila Kiprotich (30:28). On the men’s side, Bernard Kimeli outsprinted Mathew Kimeli by one second to clock 27:10 - one of the top 10 fastest times in history, a world lead, best U20 all-time mark on the road and course record. Rhonex Kipruto was third on 27:13. In seventh, Sondre Moen Nordstad set a Norwegian road best of 27:55.
USA wins DecaNation
ANGERS (FRA, Sep 9): USA won the DecaNation with 122 points, with France (103) second and Poland (95) third. Sam Kendricks had first-time clearances all the way to take victory in the pole vault with 5.75m. Kevin Menaldo was second with 5.60m. Ryan Crouser put the shot out to 21.77m, with Michal Haratyk (21.38m) second. Jimmy Vicaut won the 100m with fast 10.05 (+0.5), one hundredth ahead of Jak Ali Harvey. Christophe Lemaitre took the 200m with 20.36 (0.4). Other winners included: Yohann Diniz (men’s 3000 m walk, 11:14.16), Oksana Okuneva (high jump, 1.88m), Mike Hartfield (long jump. 7.86m/+2.3), Courtney Okolo (400m and 200m, 51.96 and 23.41), Malwina Kopron (hammer, 72.05), Vernon Norwood (400m, 46.45), Barbara Pierre (100m, 11.27/1.2), Sho Kawamoto (800m, 1:48.50), Melina Robert-Michon (discus, 60.06m), Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad (2000m, 5:22.85), Kristi Castlin (100m hurdles, 12.96/1.2) and Garfield Darien (110m hurdles, 13.57/0.5).
Kiryu 9.98 NR
FUKUI (JPN, Sep 9): Yoshihide Kiryu became the first Japanese runner to go below 10 seconds for 100m, clocking 9.98 (+1.8) to take two hundredths off his national record. At the National University behind him Shuhei Tada 10.07 PB and Ippei Takeda 10.31. Women 100 m winner Mitsugi Nakamura posted windy 11.56 (+2.3). In long jump Hibiki Tsuba improved to 809 (+2.0) ahead of Natsuki Yamakawa 806 (+1.9) also a personal best.
BERKELEY (USA): A page set up by Alysia Montano to raise funds for the funeral of fellow US international David Torrence, who was found dead in a swimming pool at the age of 31 last week, has raised more than $15,000 in just five days.
LAUSANNE (SUI): World 400m hurdles champion Karsten Warholm is aiming to add European gold next year. He told European Athletics: “I feel really good about Berlin but the thing is now I need to calm down and get my feet on the ground. I have to remember that there is going to be a very good competition there and I will have to be at my best to even take a medal there.”
PARIS (FRA): 2015 European indoor champion Pascal Martinot-Lagarde who missed the outdoor season due to an injury is changing his training environment. He moves from INSEP in Paris to Reims with his coach Benjamin Crouzet. Also triple star Teddy Tamgho goes the same way with his group of young jumpers (Melvin Raffin, Martin Lamou). It is not known whether Tamgho will return to competition in future.
INTERLAKEN (SUI, Sep 9): Swiss Mountain Running European champion Maude Mathys won the 25th Jungfrau Marathon in new course record 3:12:56. Men winner Jose David Cardona from Colombia achieved 2:56:20 ahead of Briton Robbie Simpson 2:58:48 and Ethiopian Birhanu Mekonnen 3:02:42. New participation record 5000 was registered.
INTERLAKEN (SUI, Sep 8): In the Jungfrau Meile Sanne Verstegen of Netherlands beat in 4:35.73 the steeple European number one German Gesa Felicitas Kraus 4:37.96. Men winner in this road competition was Patrick Ereng from Kenya 4:30.96. Top two women were 7th and 8th overall.
ITEN (KEN, Sep 9): Family Bank Half Marathon champion Jorum Lumbasi and Berlin Half Marathon second finisher Edith Chelimo won the men’s and women’s titles at the eighth Safaricom Iten 10-kilometre run in Elgeyo Marakwet County with 28:19 and 32:06. Second places for Gilbert Masai 28:21 and Valary Aiyabei 32:52 and in third positions Emmanuel Bor 28:29 and Dorcas Chepchirchir 33:15.
DRUSKININKAI (LTU, Sep 9): At Lithuanian 10 km walk championships (part of 25th edition of the event) wins for Brigita Virbalyte 45:36 ahead of Belarus Nadzeya Darazhuk 47:30. In men competition top three positions for Belarus walkers. Aliaksandar Liakhovich 40:50 over Yauhenas Zaleskis 41:12 and Dzmitrijus Dziubina 41:26. Fourth best home Marius Ziukas 41:33.
ZARAGOZA (ESP, Sep 8): Saul Ordonez with Solange Pereira won the 34th Milla Urbana Delicias de Zaragoza. Ordonez clocked 4:25 ahead of Toni Abadia 4:26 and Ilias Fifa 4:28. Carlos Mayo was fourth 4:28 also. Pereira won by 2 seconds in 4:56 ahead of Esther Guerrero 4:58 and Marta Perez 4:59.
NOVOSIBIRSK (RUS, Sep 9): Igor Maksimov (64:03) and Yelena Sedova (72:18) were the winners of Siberia Running Festival at half marathon distance.
STOCKHOLM (SWE, Sep 9): Sweden’s David Nilsson (66:54) and Finland’s Camilla Richardson (75:34) took victories in the Stockholm Half-marathon.
CHEMNITZ (GER, Sep 9): Mitku Seboka in 30:05 and Victoria Brandt in 35:18 were the winners of the first Chemnitz Citylauf at 10 km.
DUBNICA (SVK, Sep 9): At Slovak Team Championships the best result came from Marcel Lomnicky in hammer with 72.99. National sprint record holder Jan Volko tested his 400 m and won in strong wind with 49.06 PB. Men of Stavbar Nitra won the title as expected but home side Spartak Dubnica in close finish in the women category beat the favorites from Dukla Banska Bystrica.
SOMERO (FIN, Sep 9): New personal best for Finland´s hammer thrower Henri Liipola 75.31.
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