From Alfons Juck, EME NEWS
Jakob thinks Tokyo 2020
OSLO (NOR): Jakob Ingebrigtsen, the European U20 Champion, says he wants to become the â€śbest runner in the world.â€ť The younger brother of European 1500m champions Henrik and Filip Ingebrigtsen, celebrated his 17th birthday in September and having already accomplished more than many athletes could hope for, he now wants to be the best and will do everything he can to achieve it. Looking to next season his main targets are to win a second consecutive European U20 Cross Country title in Samorin, before competing at the World U20 and senior European Championships. After that, his focus turns to the Tokyo Olympics. â€śMy top goal is to win medals at major championships. The Olympics in 2020 is my first main career target, and hopefully more Olympics after that too,â€ť he says. Informs fastrunning.com.
IAAF Awards on November 24
MONACO (MON): The IAAF Athletics Awards, will take place on 24th November as a celebration of this yearâ€™s greatest athletes on the track, in the field, on the road and other terrains. With the big man, Usain Bolt, retiring thereâ€™ll surely be the odd tear shed, but weâ€™re already super excited to find out which athletes have made the long list in this yearâ€™s awards. Writes spikes.iaaf.org.
BERLIN MARATHON FLASH-BACK
BERLIN (GER): Eliud Kipchoge has said he plans to return to the Berlin Marathon next year in a bid to break Dennis Kimettoâ€™s world record of 2:02:57, informs Race News Service. â€śAbsolutely, I would like to come back and try for the world record next time. I had come here to break the world record but the weather changed my plans,â€ť he said. Next yearâ€™s Berlin Marathon will be staged earlier than usual on 16 September.
BERLIN (GER): Eliud Kipchoge has admitted he knew the world record wasnâ€™t possible as early as the 5km checkpoint in the Berlin Marathon, informs Race Results Weekly. â€śAfter five kilometres I knew it was not possible. I could see how the road was (with so many puddles). Thatâ€™s when I realised that the world record was not possible,â€ť he said. He also described the race as his hardest marathon of his career thus far. â€śThis was my hardest marathon ever. I still felt confident when [Guye] Adola went ahead of me. The conditions were not easy and I still think I am capable of breaking the world record.â€ť
BERLIN (GER): Eliud Kipchogeâ€™s coach Patrick Sang has described his performance as â€śamazing,â€ť informs Wired. â€śIn these terrible conditions, 2:03 is amazing. There was the mental challenge, the physical challenge, the environmental challenge. He is one of the great runners,â€ť he said.
BERLIN (GER): President Uhuru Kenyatta led the congratulations on social media yesterday, informs the Daily Nation. â€śYou are, undoubtedly, the best marathon runner the world has ever seen,â€ť he said after Kipchogeâ€™s win.
BERLIN (GER): Anna Hahner has confirmed she is aiming to compete on home soil at the European Championships in Berlin next summer, informs Leichtathletik.de. Hahner finished fifth in the Berlin Marathon in 2:28:32, comfortably inside the qualifying mark of 2:32:00.
BERLIN (GER): Some stats from Ken Nakamura. 2:03:47 by Adola is the fastest marathon debut on the standard course. Kipchoge ran the fastest marathon for the 32 years old; Adola ran second fastest marathon by 26 years old. Top 5 performance average for Eliud Kipchoge is now 2:03:47, second best behind Wilson Kipsang 2:03:23. For women's race, top 10 average for Berlin has improved from 2:19:55 to 2:19:52.
BERLIN (GER): Winners Eliud Kipchoge and Gladys Cherono claimed their first Series XI points in the Abbott World Marathon Majors.
PARIS (FRA): President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Craig Reedie has hinted that Russian could be declared compliant before the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang next year, informs insidethegames.biz. He suggested it could happen when the organisation holds their next Executive Committee meeting in Seoul followed by a Foundation Board meeting on 15-16 November.
MOSCOW (RUS): Two-time world high jump champion Mariya Lasitskene and world 110m hurdles silver medallist Sergey Shubenkov both received the title of senior lieutenant by the Russian Ministry of Defence, informs Sport Express.
SHEFFIELD (GBR): Former world and Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill has given birth to her second child, informs BBC News. Ennis-Hill announced her retirement last year after winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympics. She gave birth to her first child in 2014.
GLASGOW (GBR): World marathon fourth-placer Callum Hawkins will defend his half marathon title at the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run in Glasgow on 1 October, informs organisers. Hawkins won last year in 60:24 but the course was later found to be short. Former European 10,000m champion Jo Pavey has been confirmed for the womenâ€™s race.
GOLD COAST (AUS): The marathon course for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast has been revealed, informs insidethegames.biz. The course starts and finishes outside of the main arena at the Southport Broadwater Parklands. "The marathon course is not only flat and conducive to fast racing, it is one of the most picturesque in the world and will showcase the Gold Coast to a global audience of 1.5 billion people,â€ť said event chairman Peter Beattie.
MINSK (BLR): European 3000m steeplechase finalist Anastasia Puzakova (23) from Belarus has been suspended for four years for a doping violation, informs BFLA. Puzakova loses all of her results from 7 June 2017 and is banned until 5 July 2021. She was sixth at European Championships 2016 in Amsterdam, her best 9:42.91 is still valid from that race. Her points from European Team Championships in Lille for Belarus will be cancelled. The team of Belarus is anyway relegated to First League.
GLASGOW (GBR): Although the new date of the Glasgow IAAF World Indoor Tour meet is now one week after the final entry deadline for the World Indoor Championships, the IAAF have confirmed that the 2018 WIT winners will be entered as a wild card the day after Glasgow. In this case, midnight Monaco time on 26 February, subject to agreement with the relevant Member Federation.
BACUCH (SVK): In the traditional Slovak walker of the year poll after 11 years of Matej Toth beeing the number a woman is topping the poll. Maria Czakova the 36th placer from London World Championships and 2nd placer from Lugano Walking meet 2017.
KUALA LUMPUR (MAS): The cancellation of Malaysia Marathon 2017 scheduled on 1st October 2017 at Dataran Merdeka was confirmed at event website. The cancellation is due to unforeseen circumstances which would have impacted the overall event quality.
WARSZAWA (POL): Organisers of Warsaw Marathon held Sunday have come under sharp criticism after they failed to assist Kenyan Recho Kosgei, who collapsed with only 800m to the finishing line. Kosgei, who was leading the womenâ€™s race by almost three minutes, is seen struggling to stand, collapsing several times with no one to assist according to a video doing rounds online. The first helping her was Slovakian Marek Hladik, in 10th place in the menâ€™s race, who stopped and put his hand out in an attempt to lift Kosgei off the road. He appeared to try and communicate with her for a few seconds, but she remained on the ground. Kosgei did not finish and was eventually treated by medical personnel, according to Polish media. Informs Daily Nation.
KUALA TERREGGANU (MAS, Sep 23): Winners of the Sultan Mahmud Bridge Marathon in extreme weather were Kenyans Josphat Kiptanui Too 2:28:02 and Jemimah Wayua 2:54:54.
BIALA PODLASKA (POL, Sep 24): Fast PolandÂ´s all time best in the boys 300 m at National U16 Champs as Filip Chrosta clocked 34.65.
BARINAS (VEN, Sep 24): During final day of Venezuela Championships Estephany Chacon improved in women javelin to 57.95.
TOURS (FRA, Sep 24): Kenyan winners at the Marathon Touraine Loire Valley. Barnabas Kipyego 2:13:15 ahead of Lazarus Too 2:15:01 and Lema Alemayehu 2:15:18. In women category Rebby Cherono 2:42:15 over Immaculate Chemutai 2:44:12 and Amena Worku 2:45:29.
MUDU (CHN, Sep 25): Second day of Race Walking event "Around Lake Taihu" had 10 km events on the programme. South African Lebogang Shange won in 39:48 ahead of Dane Bird-Smith 39:55 and Caio Bonfim 40:00. Fourth German Christopher Linke 40:08 and fifth best home walker Jin Xiangqian 40:23 with 1st stage winner Perseus Karlstrom sixth 40:24. Shange is the overall leader after two legs (2:04:09) ahead of Bird-Smith (2:04:17) and Bonfim (2:04:21). London Olympics silver medalist Qieyang Shenjie won the women 2nd leg in 42:46 World lead 2017 ahead of Erica de Sena 43:03 (South American all-time best) and Nie Jingjing 43:05. Fourth Sandra Arenas of Colombia 43:16 and PeruÂ´s Kimberly Garcia was fifth 43:23 edging Italian Antonella Palmisano 43:27. In the overall situation Nie leads 2:13:18 ahead of Palmisano 2:13:59 and de Sena 2:14:29. With the help from tilastopaja and marciadalmondo.com.
DNIPRO (UKR, Sep 24): Artem Piddubnyy and Oksana Yurchuk clocked 2:21:47 and 2:51:28 to win Ukrainian marathon championships, which was held within the framework of Dnipro ATB Marathon. Pavlo Veretskyy 67:03 and Valentyna Kiliarska 78:28 topped their races over half marathon distance.
MOMBASA (KEN, Sep 24): Winners of Mombasa Marathon were Cosmas Koech in 2:19:46 and Shelmith Muriuki with 2:42:32.
VINOVO (ITA, Sep 24): In the 2nd Hipporun Mezza Maratona di Vinovo Sara Dossena ran the second of two half-marathons in the same weekend here (see Mezza Maratona di Sondrio) winning in 74:58. Yousef Sbaii won the men in 62:55.
SONDRIO (ITA, Sep 23): At Mezza Maratona di Sondrio a very close finish on the men's side with only 0.1 separating first and second. Samuel Ndungu 1:03:44.7 and Henry Mukuria 1:03:44.8. On the women's side, Sara Dossena ran the first of two back-to-back half-marathons on the weekend and won in 73:23.
CHERNIVTSI (UKR, Sep 24): Former European U23 medallist in womenâ€™s steeplechase Mariya Shatalova clocked 5:42.19 to win 13th edition of annual â€śBukovina mileâ€ť road race as well as Ukrainian 1 mile championships. In menâ€™s race, Volodymyr Kyts finished first with 4:39.83 ahead of Stanislav Maslov 4:41.49.
BERLIN (GER): Running in Berlin was Vincent Kipruto and not Wilson. The time for Eliud Kipchoge was 2:03:32.
BARINAS (VEN): Georni Jaramillo already scored 8126 at South American Championships but wind in long jump was +5.0 during 776 jump. But also 8039 points with second best long jump mark under allowed wind for records in decathlon 741 (+2.1). So his last weekend score is not Venezuelan record.
REMICH (LUX, Sep 24): Correct winners of the 56th ING Route du Vin Half-Marathon were Ethiopian Zelalem Mengistu 62:37 and Kenyan Peninah Kandie 69:15.