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News From Around the World: EME NEWS (Sep 17, 2017)

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Galen Rupp took a runaway victory in the men’s race on the road to the Chicago Marathon in 62:18 ahead of Martin Hehir (64:00). Galen Rupp took a runaway victory in the men’s race on the road to the Chicago Marathon in 62:18 ahead of Martin Hehir (64:00).
From Alfons Juck, EME NEWS
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).
Cheroben 58:40 WL
COPENHAGEN (DEN, Sep 17): Abraham Cheroben ran the fourth fastest time in history to win the Copenhagen Half Marathon in 58:40. He moved to third on the world all-time lists behind Zersenay Tadese (58:23 and 58:31) and Sammy Wanjiru (58:33). His splits were: 13:49 5km, 27:51 10km, 41:53 15km, 55:51 20km. As well as being a world-lead and a course record, Cheroben’s time is also an Asian record after transferring allegiance from Kenya to Bahrain last year. For just the second time in history, three athletes break the sub-59 minute barrier in the same race with Kenyans Jorum Okombo (58:48) and Alex Korio (58:51) finishing second and third. Leonard Barsoton finished fifth in 59:28 on his half marathon debut and there was a Ugandan record in sixth with Moses Kurong clocking 59:50. Reigning champion James Mwangi has been injured in the build-up and faded to 12th in 62:05 while Germany’s Arne Gabius was the top European finisher in 17th in 62:31. In the women’s race, Bahrain’s Eunice Chumba raced to a course record and lifetime best of 66:11 ahead of Kenyans Joan Chelimo (66:25) and Brigid Kosgei (66:35). Sara Hall was the top non-African born finisher in tenth in a lifetime best of 69:37.
CAPE TOWN (RSA, Sep 17): Ethiopia’s Asefa Negewo defended his title in the Cape Town Marathon in 2:10:01 ahead of teammate Ketema Bekele (2:11:06) with Kenya’s Duncan Maiyo third in 2:11:26. Elroy Gelant was the leading South African finisher in fifth in 2:12:49. There was an Ethiopian double with Betelhem Moges winning in 2:30:22 ahead of Namibia’s Helaria Johannes (2:30:28), who finished 19th at the World Championships just five weeks ago. Kenya’s Agnes Kiprop made up the podium in 2:31:00 with Irvette Van Zyl the top South African in ninth in 2:36:46. Lesiba Mashele 28:32 and Zimbabwe´s Glenrose Cana 33:24 were the winners of the 10 km.
BEIJING (CHN, Sep 17): In warm conditions, Ethiopia’s Meselech Beyene extended her country’s win streak in the women’s race to four editions, breaking the tape in 2:27:44 ahead of Kenya’s Rebecca Chesire (2:30:31) and Ethiopia’s Rahma Tusa (2:33:22). There was a surprise in the men’s race with Morocco’s Salah-Eddine Bounasr winning in 2:11:18 ahead of Ethiopia’s Girmay Berhanu (2:11:26) and Kenya’s Stephen Chemlany (2:11:50).
SYDNEY (AUS, Sep 17): Australian-based Makda Harun from Ethiopia won the Sydney Marathon in 2:28:06 ahead of Kenyans Bornes Kitur (2:29:01) and Mercy Kibarus (2:30:13). Japan’s Shota Hattori won the men’s race in 2:15:16 ahead of Ethiopia’s Werkuneh Seyoum Aboye (2:15:38).
MEDELLIN (COL, Sep 17): Kenyans Titus Kipchumba 64:33 and Daniel Muteti 64:52 were top two in the half marathon at the Maraton de las Flores here. Third Jeisson Suarez 65:18. In women category Diana Landi of Ecuador won in 73:59 ahead of Kenyan Pamela Rotich 74:19 and Colombian Kelly Arias 75:50. Kenyan winners in marathon were Mike Kiptum 2:21:34 and Caroline Chemutai 2:49:43. Second places for home runners Jose David Cardona 2:22:38 and Martha Ronceria 2:56:23.
PHILADELPHIA (USA, Sep 17): Ethiopia’s Meseret Defar continued her comeback to racing with victory in humid conditions in the Philadelphia Half Marathon in 68:45 ahead of former Boston Marathon winner Caroline Rotich from Kenya (69:40) and Jordan Hasay (70:41). Galen Rupp took a runaway victory in the men’s race on the road to the Chicago Marathon in 62:18 ahead of Martin Hehir (64:00).
PORTO (POR, Sep 17): Abraham Kiptum won the Porto Half Marathon in 60:06 in a close race ahead of teammate Marius Kimutai (60:07) and Leonard Langat (60:08). Other noteworthy top-10 finishers included Mathew Kisorio in sixth (61:28), Vincent Chepkok in seventh (62:42) and Emmanuel Mutai in ninth (63:06). Monica Jepkoech led another Kenyan clean sweep in the women’s race in 69:23 ahead of Vivian Kiplagat (69:26) and Antonina Kwambai (71:52).
UDINE (ITA, Sep 17): There was a Kenyan clean sweep in the Udine Half Marathon with Noah Kiprotich Kigen winning in 61:12 ahead of Erik Koskei (62:10) and Paul Mwangi (63:58). Ukraine’s Roman Romanenko was the first non-African finisher in fifth in 65:11. Wilfridah Moseti made it a Kenyan double in the women’s race in 71:52 ahead of Ethiopia’s Yetsehay Desalegn (73:04) and Italy’s Giovanna Epis (73:36).
WACHAU (AUT, Sep 17): Kenyan wins for Peter Kirui (60:45) and Pauline Njeru (69:49) in the Wachau Half Marathon. Best European was Austrian Christian Steinhammer as 9th in 65:31.
ULM (GER, Sep 17): Former European U20 3000m and 5000m champion Alina Reh, 20, won the Ulm Half Marathon outright in a German U23 record of 71:21, breaking Sonja Oberem’s mark of 71:42 which had stood since 1995. She also clocked overall top time in the competition.
ROME (ITA, Sep 17): Wins for Eyob Faniel (63:26) and Sara Brogiato (75:37) in the Rome Half Marathon Via Pacis.
BRISTOL (GBR, Sep 17): Wins for Aaron Richmond (68:07) and 47-year-old Emma Stepto (77:42) in the Bristol Half Marathon
KARIBIB (NAM, Sep 16): In the Southern Africa area Half Marathon championships South Africa dominated. Joel Mmone 63:04 ahead of Thabang Mosiakoalso 63:04 and Lucky Mohale 64:03. Namibian Lavinia Haitope won women in 74:10. From Carole Fuchs.
ELDAMA RAVINE (KEN, Sep 16): Vincent Rono clocked 63:48 to win the Chemususu Dam Half Marathon. Second Barnabas Kosgei 63:57 and third Donald Kimitei 64:10. In women category Priscilah Kipruto was the best in 74:27. From Carole Fuchs.
ZAANDAM (NED, Sep 17): Birhanu Legese led an Ethiopian clean sweep in the Dam tot Damloop 10-mile road race in 45:38 ahead of Yenew Alamirew (45:45) and Jiksa Tadesse (45:51). Reigning two-time champion Edwin Kiptoo finished fourth in 45:53 on the road to the Amsterdam Marathon next month. Uganda’s Mercyline Chelangat won the women’s race in 53:08 from Ethiopian steeplechase specialist Sofia Assefa (53:13) and Japan’s Risa Takenaka (53:14). With Susan Krumins a late withdrawal due to injury, Jip Vastenburg was the top Dutch finisher in eighth in 54:02.
LVIV (UKR, Sep 17): Dmytro Siruk (30:27) and Olha Kotovska (33:45) won 10 km Ukrainian championships.
DARWIN (AUS, Sep 17): Kenyan Silas Kiplagat won the elite race at the Mitchell Street Mile in 3:58 and was awarded with 15 000 AUD cheque. Women’s mile winner was Brittany McGowan.
BARCELONA (ESP, Sep 17): Moroccan Mourad El Bannouri (29:24) and Lidia Rodriguez (34:12) won the 39th edition of the Cursa de la Merce at the 10 km. Some 11 500 participants in a race which remembered the 25th anniversary since staging the 1992 Olympic Games.
VALLADOLID (ESP, Sep 16): Daniel Arce in 4:35 and Solange Pereira (5:16) won the 11th Milla Urbana de Valladolid.
ANNECY (FRA, Sep 17): Kenyan Mercyline Jeronoh won the women category in 34:08 at the 10 km du Lac du Annecy. Second Mekdes Woldu 34:14. Male winner was Masha Halle from Ethiopia in 31:01.
TUBINGEN (GER, Sep 17): Kenyan domination also at the 24th Tubingen City Run. Winner was 35 years old Charles Maina in 29:16. In women category Maryanne Wanjiru 33:40 ahead of Marie Kebeya 33:42 ahead of German champion Sabrina Mockenhaupt 33:48. Among men second Bethwel Chemweno 30:19 and third best German Amanal Petros 30:25. Miler Timo Benitz clocked 32:25 as sixth. Some 25 000 spectators followed the event.
KLESZCZOW (POL, Sep 17): Poland Championships in the 5 km road race was won by Ewa Jagielska 16:23 ahead of Aleksandra Brzezinska 16:30.
NORTHPORT (USA, Sep 17): Don Cabral (29:25) and Natosha Rogers (33:24) were the winners of the 40th Great Cow Harbor 10 km race.
KODIAK (USA, Sep 16): The Great Alaska Miles Series saw Olympian Ben Blankenship clocking the fastest mile recorded in Alaska. He won here with 3:57.85. Second Colby Alexander 4:00.46 ahead of Garrett Heath 4:01.76.
SZENTES (HUN, Sep 16): At throwing meet World and Olympic medalist Anita Marton won shot (18.15) and discus (57.47).
SAVONA (ITA, Sep 17): Antonmarco Musso leaped to 794 (+1.1) in long jump here. His second career best.
AMSTERDAM (NED, Sep 17): Dutch pole vault record holder Menno Vloon cleared in the clubs top division 540 but also won the 110 m hurdles in good PB 14.19 (0.0).
ROSARIO (ARG, Sep 16): New Argentian U18 shot put record by Nazareno Sassia 19.07 (5 kg).
DIEZ (GER, Sep 16): At German track walking championships Hagen Pohle won the 10 000 m in 39:39.45 ahead of Christopher Linke 40:10.08 and Nils Brembach 40:29.91. Women winner at 5000 m was Teresa Zurek 23:43.16.
SAN BENEDETTO DEL TRONTO (ITA, Sep 17): New Italian U18 hammer record by Giorgio Olivieri with 76.53 (5 kg).
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