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Monday, 09 April 2018 22:16

Eating for Endurance

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What's the best way to fuel for the Boston Marathon? Should I eat a high fat diet to train my body to burn more fat and less glucose? What percent of calories should come from carbohydrate? protein? fat?
When it comes to eating for endurance, today's runners are confronted with two opposing views:
• Eat a traditional carbohydrate-based sports diet, or
• Eat a fat-based diet that severely limits carbohydrate intake.
What should an eager marathoner, Ironman triathlete, or ultra-runner eat to perform better? Here's what you want to know about eating for endurance, based on the Joint Position Statement on Nutrition for Athletic Performance from the American College of Sports Medicine, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and Dietitians of Canada.
1. Eat enough calories.
Most runners need ~21 calories per pound (45 cal/kg) of lean body mass (LBM). That means, if you weigh 150 pounds and have 10% body fat, your LBM is 135 pounds, your estimated energy needs are 2,800 calories a day. That said, energy needs vary from person to person, depending on how fidgety you are, how much you sit in front of a computer, how much muscle you have, etc.. Hence, your body is actually your best calorie counter—more accurate than any formula or app!
RunBlogRun opines: Cregg Weinmann, Footwear and Apparel Review editor for the RunningNetwork ran in this embargoed shoe (until 24 January 2018) from Nike. We thought that you would like to see the review, so we will post across our sites today. The shoe will be available on February 22, 2018 on a global basis. We saw the shoe in August 2018 at a special event, but had to keep our thoughts to ourselves until the launch. So, here is Cregg's thoughts on running in the shoe and his comments on the new Nike technology. You can see reviews daily at
The Epic React Flyknit is Nike's latest running shoe, and may point to a new range of performance shoes. Replacing the Lunar Epic Flyknit, the Epic React Flyknit advances overall performance with a focus on a new midsole technology. The upper is a monosock design, a new version of Flyknit which is quite thin with no additional ankle collar padding, welded overlays reinforce the eye stay, and a TPU heel counter adds a little structure. The stretch of the Flyknit, as well as the laces, do an excellent job of securing the foot, with no pressure, slippage, or discomfort. The React midsole material is a proprietary foam developed specifically by Nike, dialed in after hundreds of chemical combinations. The ride has a resilient bounce to it, is durable, as well as protective. The outersole features crystal rubber at heel and toe, with the rest a tough skinned foam. The weight of the shoe is quite light, noticeably lighter than the Lunarlon foam that it replaces. While the price tag has placed the shoe in the premium range, the performance matches it, and the promise of more to come may well point to something for everybody.
The IAAF Heritage Department is a new department and program from the IAAF, celebrating the history and culture of our sport. Chris Turner, long time Communications manager at the IAAF, is heading up the initiative. His love of the sport, his appreciation of all things javelin and all things Finnish, make him a perfect person to champion the history of our sport.
RunBlogRun will be at the unveiling of the new IAAF Heritage Collection on Sunday, March 4, 2018. Watch for our reports and videos!
On the last day of the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 (1 to 4 March), historic athletics artifacts from the ancient Olympic Games to the modern era will be donated to help establish the IAAF Heritage collection.
The IAAF Heritage Memorabilia Donation Ceremony, which takes place at midday on Sunday 4 March in Birmingham's Council House, will be attended by IAAF President Sebastian Coe and the leader of Birmingham Council Ian Ward.
A new IAAF department began work in January 2018. IAAF Heritage sets out to preserve the legacy of athletics, its heroes and heroines, their artifacts, and the documents, videos and photographs that portray them and in turn engage with and inspire the stars and fans of the present and future.
The ceremony and a media reception that follows it will mark the official launch of the IAAF Heritage collection entitled 'Athletics - 3000 years and counting' which as it develops will travel around the world to IAAF competitions to promote the sport.
Central to the ceremony will be Roberto Gesta de Melo, the President of the South American Athletics Association CONSUDATLE, who, on behalf of the association, will donate a part of their collection to IAAF Heritage which will be officially accepted by Sebastian Coe.
CONSUDATLE, which is the IAAF's oldest area association, is celebrating the centenary of its foundation this year and is giving 100 items to mark 100 years. These artefacts which include coins, medals, programmes, books and periodicals are catalogued under the title 'Athletics from ancient times to the end of the 19th century'.
There will also be a number of other donations of historic memorabilia associated with international indoor athletics made at the ceremony.
Marking the IAAF World Indoor Championships, competition artefacts from some of the most celebrated victories of championship legends Maria Mutola and Haile Gebrselassie will be given on loan to IAAF Heritage from a private collection.
Directly connecting the ceremony to the city of Birmingham, Councillor Ian Ward, on behalf of another private donation, will present the competition bib numbers from two world indoor records/bests set by Gabriela Szabo and Hailu Mekonnen at Arena Birmingham at the beginning of the century.
Also attending the ceremony will be UKA President Jason Gardener and USA's IAAF Athlete Ambassador Stacy Dragila, who will be making loans of items from their World Indoor Championships victories, respectively 60 metres (2004) and pole vault (1997).

Welcome to the January/February 2018 issue of California Track & Running News' monthly e-newsletter! Note that we only send issues to USATF members or paid subscribers. USATF members will receive both the print and digital publication, sent to you via email. We will also be sending an e-newsletter around the middle of each month which will contain news of interest about the sport in the Golden State and beyond. me to the February 2018 issue of California Track & Running News' monthly e-newsletter!

Thursday, 09 November 2017 14:24

News From Around the World: EME NEWS (Nov 8, 2017)

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Kimetto for Honolulu
HONOLULU (USA): World marathon record-holder Dennis Kimetto will compete in the Honolulu Marathon on 10 December, informs organisers. Kimetto lined up in the Chicago Marathon last month but was a DNF due to injury. The field also includes reigning champion and course record-holder Lawrence Cherono and former champion Wilson Chebet.
Lavillenie thinks 2024
PARIS (FRA): Renaud Lavillenie hasn’t ruled out competing on home soil at the 2024 Olympics in Paris (at the time of the Games will be nearly 38) and is also hoping to assume a role in the Organising Committee, informs “I have no idea how I can be involved - I am pretty sure I will be involved as a role model at least, and maybe I can be involved also inside the Organising Committee. I think I will not be retired when the Games come here. My goal for the Paris 2024 Olympics for sure is to be part of the athletes' team,” he said.
NAIROBI (KEN): World 1500m champion Elijah Manangoi has spoken of how the disappointment of not making the Kenyan team for the 2013 World Championships persuaded him to move directly up from 400m, for which he had a PB of 47.33. “When I was training for the 400 metres I would always do well in the endurance sessions and I could easily run 3x800 (in training),” he told the IAAF. “I also remember my old coach Colm O’Connell telling me I could one day become world 1500 metres champion. I was so disappointed not to make another team (for the 400m) I told my coach (Bernard Ouma) I want to try the 1500. My coach said, ‘no, try the 800 metres first’ but I knew in my heart I needed to go directly to the 1500 metres.” Manangoi is aiming to compete in the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast next April.
NAIROBI (KEN): Hellen Obiri has said she believes she has been consistent enough in 2017 to deserve a place on the short-list for the IAAF Athlete of the Year, informs the Daily Nation. “I was consistent whole year, winning the World title besides running two fastest times this year in Rome (14:18.37) and Shanghai (14:22.47) in 5000m. It’s not fair at all but that inspires me to perform even better next season,” she said. Obiri is targeting the 3000m at the World Indoor Championships and the 10,000m at the Commonwealth Games next year.
MOSCOW (RUS): President of the All-Russia Athletics Federation Dmitry Shlyakhtin has said they will not meet with the IAAF Taskforce again until after the next IAAF Council meeting on 25-26 November when chairman Rune Andersen will provide an update on Russia’s progress towards reinstatement, informs Sport Express.
MOSCOW (RUS): All-Russia Athletics Federation president Dmitry Shlyakhtin hopes to pay any outstanding debts owed to athletes before the end of 2017, informs Sport Express. “At the moment, VFLA has certain debts to athletes. Our federation is going through a difficult period, the amount of funding by the sponsors in connection with the doping scandals has significantly decreased. But our athletes continue to be our main value. We are working to resolve this issue. In particular, we now form a strong board of trustees of the federation. We expect to pay all by the end of 2017.” said Shlyakhtin.
FRANKFURT (GER): Heptathlete Claudia Salman-Rath is making good progress after a knee operation and is aiming to return in time for the Gotzis Hypo-Meeting in May, informs Salman-Rath is aiming to resume full training in mid-December and her first training camp is scheduled for Tenerife in January. Salman-Rath is focusing solely on the heptathlon at the European Championships in Berlin but she would also like to contest the long jump at the 2020 Olympics.
BERLIN (GER): Franziska Reng has talked of how a fall in the first half of the Frankfurt Marathon last month affected her badly during the race, reports. Despite finishing 13th in a PB and European Championships qualifying time of 2:34:57, the German said her knee was numb and she had to alter her gait. "It's the hardest thing I've done in my life so far,” she said.
MINSK (BLR): Despite missing the 2017 season due to illness, hammer thrower Ivan Tikhon is aiming to return to competition next season and plans to compete through until 2020 when he will be 44, informs the BFLA. “All preparations are directed to participate in the European Championship-2018, which will be held in August in Berlin. The most important of my goals is to participate in the Olympic Games in 2020,” he said.
BEIRUT (LBN): Dominic Ruto will offer the sternest challenge to defending champion Edwin Kiptoo at the Blom Bank Beirut Marathon title on November 12, Xinhua news agency writes. Ruto, who clocked a PB of 2:09:08 for second in Rome this year, said: “My training for the Beirut marathon has been quite good so far. I skipped a race in China in September but I got a tendon injury and I had to reschedule my plans. Recent workouts have gone well giving me a feeling that I can try to be competitive.”
ABUJA (NGR): Individuals in Nigeria have raised alarm over a claimed lack of funding for the country’s athletes’ preparation for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, according to The Guardian (of Nigeria). The story’s headline suggests Nigeria’s participation in the Gold Coast event is in jeopardy.
INDIANAPOLIS (USA): Voting is open to the public for USATF’s annual Wing Awards, which honour the country’s top track, field and running performances. Until November 13, fans can vote via an online form. The winners will receive their honours at the Jesse Owens Awards Banquet on December 2, at the USATF Annual Meeting in Columbus, Ohio.
AKRON (USA): The University of Akron track and field programme will host the sixth Annual Pole Vault Convention at Stile Athletics Field House from 6-7 January.
TALLINN (EST): Estonian discus thrower Martin Kupper will start co-operation with the Olympic winner Gerd Kanter and trainer Indrek Tustit. This also means he will end the cooperation with Alexander Tammert which started in 2012. Kanter welcomed this decision and said: "My age needs a motivating training partner."
LAUSANNE (SUI): The best broadcast coverage of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 was celebrated on Tuesday evening in Lausanne as the IOC announced the winners of the prestigious Golden Rings Awards. The winners of the night were Brazil’s SporTV – part of host broadcaster of Rio 2016 Globo Group - who picked up the award for Best Olympic Programme and a host of other recognitions while NBC of the United States went home with three Golden Rings for Best Olympic Feature, Best Olympic Profile and Best Olympic Digital Service. The BBC picked up the award for the The Best On-Air Promotion for a unique build up to its Rio 2016 coverage that included Brazil’s diverse wildlife competing in Olympic disciplines. Informs the AIPS.
COLORADO SPRINGS (USA): USADA announced that former triple jumper Kenta Bell (40) a coach in the sport of track and field, has accepted a lifetime ban for engaging in and orchestrating prohibited doping conduct as the coach of the Thinking Feet Track Club. Bell committed a prior anti-doping rule violation in 2007 while competing as a track and field athlete. Bell was Olympic Games 2004 finalist and World finalist in 2003 and 2005.

Galen Rupp (Portland, Oregon) became the first American since 2002 to win the Chicago Marathon, running a lifetime-best 2:09:20 Sunday to earn USATF Athlete of the Week.

Thursday, 12 October 2017 14:09

News From Around the World: EME NEWS (Oct 10, 2017)

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African Congress
SHKIRAT (MAR): The 27th Congress of African Athletics Confederation was held on Monday and Tuesday in Morocco. The begin was marked by the royal message sent by His Majesty King Mohammed VI to the participants. Some fifty member federations took part, special guest was IAAF President Sebastian Coe. Another top guest Kenyan 800 m World record holder David Rudisha. During the events the African Athletics Confederation (CAA) and the Asian Athletics Association (AAA) signed a partnership agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, the two sides will work together in areas related to coaching, physical and educational activities and the creation of new infrastructures to enable athletes from both continents to train in good conditions. Another partnership agreement to develop athletics in the African continent was signed between the Royal Moroccan Athletics Federation (FRMA) and the African Athletics Confederation (CAA). Africa is strongly considering to bid to stage World Championships in 2025. With the help from Moroccan media. 
Thursday, 12 October 2017 13:21

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

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Africa Has Plans for Worlds
RABAT (MAR): Confederation of African Athletics president Hamad Malboum Kalkaba believes Africa can host the IAAF World Championships for the first time in 2025, Xinhua reports. In a statement, he said Kenya, Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria and South Africa all had the economic potential to put on the event in eight years’ time.
Roleder Ready for 2018
BERLIN (GER): After cutting short her 2017 season due to injury, sprint hurdler Cindy Roleder has increased the frequency of her physio visits from once to several times a week in order to compensate for her weaknesses, she said in an interview with The German is now pain-free and training for the defence of her European title next year.
Four organisers to be decided
MONACO (MON): Next meeting of the IAAF Council in November will decide who will organise four IAAF World Athletics Series events in 2020. Not only World Indoor Championships, but also World Half Marathon Championships, World U20 Championships and World Race Walking Team Championships.
CHICAGO (USA): Retired Olympic heptathlon bronze medallist Brianne Theisen-Eaton completed the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, her debut at 26 miles, in 3:55:08.
CHICAGO (USA): Jordan Hasay spoke about finding her ideal distance after running 2:20:57 in her second marathon in Chicago yesterday. “I had always hoped that I’d be great at the marathon, and so I’m really glad we decided to move up this young,” she was quoted by as saying. “I just love the marathon. That’s what I was telling myself out there, I’m just like you’re great in the marathon, this is your event, this is what you love. I just love the training for it, I love the buildup. It’s definitely my event. Some people are just gifted at certain things.”
CHICAGO (USA): In Bank of America Chicago Marathon, more than 43,000 runners, an event record, crossed the finish line in Chicago’s “front yard,” Grant Park. This year’s race celebrated 40 years of running history with participants from more than 100 countries and all 50 states.
CHICAGO (USA): Top 10 performance average for Chicago Marathon has improved to 2:19:45 in women section. Tirunesh Dibaba's top 3 performance average is 2:19:01, third behind Radcliffe 2:16:48 and Keitany 2:18:19. With 2:20:57 Jordan Hasay became the fastest American on the US soil and her 2:20:57 is also best third place here. The 5 km segment 14:25 for Galen Rupp from 35 to 40 km was the fastest in Chicago history. From Ken Nakamura.
CHICAGO (USA): Rupp and Dibaba also secured their first ever Abbott World Marathon Majors victories. Rupp’s win moves him into joint first on the Majors leaderboard on 25 points, level with Geoffrey Kirui, Daniel Wanjiru and Eliud Kipchoge, while Dibaba takes an outright lead in the women’s standings on 41.
BERLIN (GER): Sabre fencer Max Hartung and canoeist Silke Kassner have launched plans to form a breakaway group after criticising the current set-up of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) Athletes' Committee. Hartung, the chairman of the Athletes' Committee, and Kassner, his deputy, told German television channel ARD that they are hoping to establish an athlete organisation which would be independent from the DOSB. The "Athleten Deutschland" group would be a network of athlete representatives from Olympic, non-Olympic and Paralympic sports bodies in the country. Informs insidethegames.
OBERHAUSEN (GER): German U23 champion at 400 m Hurdles Joshua Abuaku (21, 50.79) is changing his coaching environment. He will now train under Olympic winner Volker Beck who is national head coach for the event in Germany. He will move to Frankfurt because of this. His training partners will be Luke Campbell and Georg Fleischhauer.
BERLIN (GER): Representatives from Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Great convened for the “G5” meeting in Berlin last week. Among the topics discussed were plans for next year’s European Athletics Championships, a review of the 2017 IAAF World Championships and the digital challenges facing European athletics, writes The federations also discussed the future of Fly Europe concept. 
LAGOS (NGR): The Access Bank Lagos City Marathon has been awarded an IAAF bronze label for next year’s race in February, according to
NEW YORK (USA): The United Airlines NYC Half will feature an expanded field and new course in 2018. Around 22,500 runners are expected for the race on March 18. Last year the event had 19,409 finishers. It will start in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, head over the Manhattan Bridge, and finish in Central Park. “We’re proud to have worked with New York Road Runners to coordinate a new route that now includes both Brooklyn and Manhattan, and this year even more runners will get to run this race as well as take in the New York City landmarks and views along the redesigned course,” said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.  
BERLIN (GER): Despite her recent good quality races on the road, Alina Reh will concentrate next year on the track and the distance will be 5000 m. Next target is to achieve a sub 15 minutes time. She also plans to run 10 000 m on the track and plans to start in two weeks high altitude training in South Africa.
MALY LAPAS (SVK): Fastest Slovak and European U23 Champion over 200 m Jan Volko won during the weekend a special race. It is called wife-carrying cross country at 253.5 m with barriers. He clocked (with 10 years old Ema, daughter of his coach Nada Bendova on his shoulder) 59.98. Hammer Olympic finalist Marcel Lomnicky was second by 7 seconds. Of course it was all a big fun.
PAPRADNO (SVK): Another athletics wedding happened during the weekend in Central Slovakia. Javelin World silver medalist and twice Diamond League winner Czech Jakub Vadlejch married Slovak combined eventer and hurdler Lucia Slanickova. She will be now called Lucia Vadlejch. Present at the wedding also his coach Jan Zelezny and training partners Vitezslav Vesely, Petr Frydrych and Jaroslav Jilek.
INDIANAPOLIS (USA): Machine Gun Kelly, Teyana Taylor, Jacob Latimore, Annie Ilonzeh, Claudia Jordan and Towanda Braxton will add star power to USA Track & Field’s Black Tie & Sneakers Gala, slated for Thursday, November 2 at The Armory in Upper Manhattan. Celebrities from across the entertainment industry will join current track & field stars, Hall of Famers, business executives and national tastemakers at USATF’s annual gala, which will be broadcast on the Olympic Channel. Informs the USATF.
MATSUYAMA (JPN, Oct 9): In the Monday programme at National Sports Festival new Japanese U20 record in girls 5000 m track walk 21:33.44 by Nanako Fujii (18). Fast 3000 m 8:54.27 by 18 years old Reiko Tanaka. New PB in women 100 m hurdles for Masumi Aoki 13.18 (+0.5). In men hurdles windy times 13.47 (+2.2) by Genta Masuno and 13.58 by Taio Kanai. In javelin Takuto Kominami 77.94 and over 400 m life-time best for Yoshinobu Imoto 46.38.
ASUNCION (PAR, Oct 8): Freddy Maidana won the 200 m at Paraguay Championships in good 20.91 (+0.9). He missed his national record from 2014 by only 0.01.
IZUMO CITY (JPN, Oct 9): Tokai University beat defending champions Aoyama Gakuin University in the Izumo Ekiden, reports Japan Running News. The winning time was 2:11:59 and the margin 93 seconds.
SANTIAGO (CHI, Oct 8): Final day of South American U18 Games saw Brazilian long jumper Adrian Vieira achieving the best result with 772 cm. In discus Argentinian Nazareno Sasia 58.67 (1.5 kg).
WASHINGTON (USA, Oct 8): In the shadow of the Pentagon, Haron Lagat began his Sunday run and won the Army Ten Miler in 49:23. Susan Tanui was the best woman in 56:50.
Thursday, 12 October 2017 13:11

News From Around the World: EME NEWS (Oct 11, 2017)

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Adams Happy Mother
AUCKLAND (NZL): World and Olympic shot put champion Valerie Adams (33) has given birth to her first child a baby girl. “Welcome to the world, Kimoana Josephine Adams-Price,” she said on Twitter. Adams is aiming to return to competition in time for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast next April.
European Gathering in Lithuania
VILNIUS (LTU): The traditional autumn gathering of European athletics administrators will be held end of this week in Vilnius, Lithuania. The European Athletics Convention is designed to better support Member Federations, offering opportunities for education, networking and socialising, along with the usual meetings and calendar planning activities. On Saturday the 26th European Athletics Congress will be held with expected representatives from 51 member federations and in the evening televised European Athletics Golden Tracks gala where the best male and female athletes from 2017 will be awarded. There will also be a Rising Star award for the young athletes and a lifetime achievement prize for one of Lithuania’s most treasured stars. Lithuanian high jump star Airine Palsyte along with Andy Kay will be the presenters of the gala evening.
Events for World Indoor Tour
MONACO (MON): The disciplines for the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Tour have been confirmed. The scoring disciplines for the men are: 60m, 800m, 3000m/5000m, shot put, pole vault and triple jump. For the women, the scoring disciplines are: 400m, 1500m, 60m hurdles, high jump, long jump. The individual winners of each event will receive $20,000 prize money and a wildcard for the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham. The World Indoor Tour is made up of six meetings: Karlsruhe (3 February), Dusseldorf (6 February), Madrid (8 February, new member), Boston (10 February), Torun (15 February) and Glasgow (25 February).
MONACO (MON): The IAAF has ratified Sydney McLaughlin’s world U20 400m hurdles record of 53.82 set at the US Championships in Sacramento on 25 June (6th place). McLaughlin already held the record at 54.15 from the Olympic Trials last year.
NEW YORK (USA): After dropping out of the Berlin Marathon at the 30km checkpoint, former world record-holder Wilson Kipsang has been added to the New York Marathon field on 5 November, informs AP. Former runner-up Buzunesh Deba from Ethiopia has also been added to the elite women’s field.
NEW YORK (USA): During a conference call with the media, Shalane Flanagan said her preparations are going “exceptionally well” ahead of the New York Marathon on 5 November and described the time off she had this winter due to injury as a “blessing.” “My training has gone exceptionally well,” said Flanagan, who was forced to miss the Boston Marathon this April due to a back injury. From
NEW YORK (USA): Former winner Meb Keflezighi has said he hopes to be “very competitive” on his marathon farewell in New York next month. "I'm healthy, which is a big battle. I hope to be very competitive. I'm here up in Mammoth Lakes, away from my wife and kids for five weeks. I want my last one to be a good one. Many people think it's going to just be a show, but I would regret if I didn't give it everything I had,” he said. From RRW. 
NEW YORK (USA): Olympic 1500m champion Matt Centrowitz and Olympic 5000m silver medallist Paul Chelimo lead the field for the USATF 5K Championships which will be held on the eve of the New York Marathon on 4 November, informs organisers. The line-up also includes Ben True and Leonard Korir. Top names on the women’s side include Brenda Martinez and Desiree Linden.
LONDON (GBR): World Olympians Association chief executive Mike Miller has called for athletes to be fitted with microchips in a bid to combat doping in sport, informs The Guardian. “In order to stop doping we need to chip our athletes where the latest technology is there. Some people say it’s an invasion of privacy, well, sport is a club and people don’t have to join the club if they don’t want to, if they can’t follow the rules. Microchips get over the issue of whether the technology can be manipulated because they have no control over the device,” he said to anti-doping leaders at a forum on integrity in sport in Westminster, London.
LAUSANNE (SUI): A report on Russian doping was used by the Court of Arbitration for Sport for the first time to uphold the suspension of triple jumper Anna Pyatykh, informs AP. Case arbiter Jens Evald ruled the “circumstantial evidence” was proof enough and the documents leaked by former Moscow laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov showed "the athlete took part of a sophisticated doping plan or scheme and that she used multiple prohibited substances on more than one occasion.”
MOSCOW (RUS): IAAF president Sebastian Coe has said the All-Russia Athletics Federation is making progress in meeting the criteria set by the governing body after their suspension in November 2015, informs Sport Express. “The first thing I did after the suspension of the membership of the VFLA was to create an independent group, led by the Norwegian anti-doping expert Rune Andersen. Five criteria were defined. I do not know when the VFLA will be rebuilt, but I can definitely say that there are things that give me confidence in the last few months. It can be concluded that there is progress,” he said.
LONDON (GBR): Adam Gemili is aiming to contest the 100m at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast in April, informs The Sun. "I want to get selected for the 100m. That's what I've put forward to them as I didn't really run too many 200s this season,” he said. "The competition will be tough because the Jamaicans and South Africans are going to be there.” Gemili won a silver medal in the 100m at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
BEIRUT (LIB): Kenya’s Edwin Kiptoo will defend his title in the Beirut Marathon on 12 November, informs organisers. In hot conditions, Kiptoo clocked 2:13:19 to win last year. “My goal is to improve my time and also to retain my position of last year. Though I have pressure as defending champion, I know I can make it,” he said.
HAMBURG (GER): Sabrina Mockenhaupt will compete in the Tokyo Marathon on 25 February, informs Japan Running News. Mockenhaupt is looking to make the German team for the European Championships in Berlin next August.
CANBERRA (AUS): Steve Hooker will be inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame at the 33rd Sport Australia Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Gala Dinner on Thursday, informs Athletics Australia.
GLASGOW (GBR): Five athletes are in the running to receive the FPSG Scottish athlete of the year honour ahead of next month's awards dinner. Informs Athletics Weekly. They are Callum Hawkins, Sammi Kinghorn, Eilish McColgan, Laura Muir and Chris O’Hare.
DES MOINES (USA): The 50th edition of the Drake Road Races will feature a new date, new fast courses, a new 10k race and finishes inside Drake Stadium on the iconic Blue Oval, Blake Boldon, the Director of the Drake Relays announced. "We're thrilled to move the Drake Road Races to April 22 to officially start Relays week and give all participants a chance to run on the Blue Oval," Boldon said. Road races will start a full week of events for the 109th running of America's Athletic Classic.  Event website informs.
CANBERRA (AUS, Oct 7): The 400 m hurdles Australian champion Lauren Wells was back to long jump since 2008 and achieved new PB 644 (+1.2).
KYIV (UKR): The correct time of Belarus women marathon record is 2:23:06 by Aliaksandra Duliba from Dubai 2015. 
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 13:09

News From Around the World: EME NEWS (Sep 25, 2017)

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From Alfons Juck, EME NEWS
Jakob thinks Tokyo 2020
OSLO (NOR): Jakob Ingebrigtsen, the European U20 Champion, says he wants to become the “best runner in the world.” 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. “My 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,” he says. Informs
IAAF Awards on November 24
MONACO (MON): The IAAF Athletics Awards, will take place on 24th November as a celebration of this year’s greatest athletes on the track, in the field, on the road and other terrains. With the big man, Usain Bolt, retiring there’ll surely be the odd tear shed, but we’re already super excited to find out which athletes have made the long list in this year’s awards. Writes
BERLIN (GER): Eliud Kipchoge has said he plans to return to the Berlin Marathon next year in a bid to break Dennis Kimetto’s world record of 2:02:57, informs Race News Service. “Absolutely, 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,” he said. Next year’s Berlin Marathon will be staged earlier than usual on 16 September.
BERLIN (GER): Eliud Kipchoge has admitted he knew the world record wasn’t possible as early as the 5km checkpoint in the Berlin Marathon, informs Race Results Weekly. “After five kilometres I knew it was not possible. I could see how the road was (with so many puddles). That’s when I realised that the world record was not possible,” he said. He also described the race as his hardest marathon of his career thus far. “This 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.”
BERLIN (GER): Eliud Kipchoge’s coach Patrick Sang has described his performance as “amazing,” informs Wired. “In 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,” he said.
BERLIN (GER): President Uhuru Kenyatta led the congratulations on social media yesterday, informs the Daily Nation. “You are, undoubtedly, the best marathon runner the world has ever seen,” he said after Kipchoge’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 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 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 women’s race.
GOLD COAST (AUS): The marathon course for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast has been revealed, informs 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,” 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 women’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 men’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 Poland´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 Peru´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
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 women’s steeplechase Mariya Shatalova clocked 5:42.19 to win 13th edition of annual “Bukovina mile” road race as well as Ukrainian 1 mile championships. In men’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.
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