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Thursday, 10 August 2017 17:23

News From Around the World - EME NEWS (AUG 09, 2017)

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QUOTE OF THE DAY "I found Viking helmet in the crowd and it just felt right. I thought it was suitable for the occasion. It is cold and wet like Norway so I guess it suited me,"
Karsten Warholm.

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 21:19

Sports Nutrition: Why Am I Not Getting Leaner?

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By Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD
 
“I religiously track my food and exercise. I’m eating 1,300 calories (the number my tracker told me to eat if I want to lose 2 pounds a week). I’ve been following a strict diet and the scale hasn’t budged. My friends tell me I am eating too little. I think I must be eating too much because I am not losing weight. I feel so confused… What am I doing wrong?”
 
I often hear this complaint from weight conscious runners who don’t know if they are eating too much or too little. They believe fat loss is mathematical. Running 500 calories more, or eating 500 calories less, per day will result in losing 1 pound (3,500 calories) of fat per week, correct? Not always. Weight reduction is not as mathematical as we would like it to be.
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 17:41

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

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By Alfons Juck
 
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Renaud Lavillenie: "I cheered for Bosse, it helped me to keep my motivation. I am very proud for him. We are competing at the best level, enjoying ourselves and showing emotions - that is why we love this sport.”
 
RESULT OF THE DAY
Sam Kendrick´s 595 third time clearance to win gold in cold weather, second best jump in the World 2017.
 
SURPRISE OF THE DAY
Bosse winning the 800 m, getting 6th French gold at the World champs. Kyle Langford nearly getting a medal.
 
MEDALS (31 countries, +5)
USA 3-5-3, KEN 3-1-3, RSA 2-0-2, POL 1-2-1, ETH 1-2-0, VEN+JAM+FRA 1-0-1
 
POINTS (45 countries  +6)
USA 96, KEN 76, POL 51, ETH 39, JAM 38, CHN+GBR 37
 
AGENT RANKINGS (by individual gold medals)
Jos Hermens 3, Ricky Simms 2, Lee-Roy Newton, Valentina Fedyushina, Karen Locke, Andy Stubbs, Helena Van der Plaetsen, Kimberly Holland, Marc Corstjens, Marcin Rosengarten, Claude Bryan, Alberto Suarez, Kevin Hautcoeur, Peet Van Zyl, Michel Boeting, Paul Doyle, Libor Varhanik.
 
BEIJING 2015 WINNERS (3-11)
yes (1): Farah (10k), Wlodarczyk, Van Niekerk
no (1): Bolt (100), Malachowski, Kovacs, Silva, M. Dibaba, Ibarguen, Shubenkov, G. Dibaba, Molitor, Barber, Kemboi
 
RIO 2016 WINNERS (9-6)
yes (1): Farah (10k), Ayana (10k), Thiam, Stefanidi, McLeod, Kipyegon, Wlodarczyk, C. Kipruto, Van Niekerk
no (1): Henderson, Bolt (100), Thompson (100), Crouser, Ibarguen, Kolak
 
WORLD LEADS (3)
Farah 10k, Ayana 10k, Stefanidi PV
 
 
 
STATS (by Ken Nakamura)
 
PV: Lavillenie's medal count, 5, is now same as that of Tarasov 5 (=2 bronze, 2 silver, and gold) and one short of Bubka's medal count of 6 (all gold).
 
400m: van Niekerk joined Meriitt, Wariner and MJ as one of only four multiple medalists at WC 400m.
 
3000mSC: Conseslus Kipruto became the first World Youth Champion to win the World Championships at 3000mSC. Kipruto now has 3 WC 3000mSC medals.  Only Kiptanui (4), Kemboi (6)  and Brimin Kipruto (4)7 have more medals. Evan Jager became the first American to win a medal at WC 3000mSC. For the first time since 1987, KEN born runners failed to win at least two medals at WC 3000mSC
 
WJT: Spotakova has won four medals (2 golds and 2 silver) for CZE at WJT in WC. 66.76 is the second shortest winning mark in WJT in WC; 66.52 in 2003 is the shortest winning throw. Spotakova won second gold 10 years after her first gold in 2007; she thus joined Hattestad, Menendez and Tizell as fourth two time winner
Spotakova won fourth medal in JT at WC, and thus joined Nerius as only a second four-time medalists. Best marks for place 5-8 at Worlds.
 
WTJ: Rojas became 4th TJ to win both World Indoor and World Championships
 
W1500m: Kipyegon became third (after Liu Dong and Genzebe) runner to win both World and World Junior at W1500m.
 
110mH: McLeod also became fifth hurdler to win both WC and World Indoor.
 
WHT: For the first time in the history of WC, a nation (this case POL) won two medals (Wlodarczyk & Kopron). 77.90 is the British all comers' record improving her own mark, 77.60 from the Olympics
 
 
 
LONDON NEWS
 
LONDON (GBR): “Isaac Makwala has been withdrawn by the IAAF Medical Delegate from tonight’s 400m final after the athlete was diagnosed with an infectious disease on Monday. As per UK health regulations, it was requested that he be quarantined in his room for 48 hours, a period which ends at 14:00hrs tomorrow (9 Aug),L says IAAF statement. That means Makwala would be able to compete in the 4x400 m. Insidethegames adds that the 30-year-old, the All-Africa Games champion attempted to gain access to the Stadium. Video footage emerged of Makwala, one of the athletes struck by a bout of the norovirus, being denied entry to the dedicated athletes entrance by security. Makwala was escorted back to the IAAF office on the Stadium site before he returned to the hotel.
 
LONDON (GBR): World record holder Wayde van Niekerk responds at the press conference regarding the non-appearance of Isaac Makwala in the final due to his pulled by the IAAF because of gastroenteritis: “It was definitely heartbreaking… I saw Isaac just before the 200m heats and the first thing I could think of was wrapping my arms around him and saying to him get well soon. As much as we want to win a gold medal we also want to go out there and have the best guys with us.”
 
LONDON (GBR): Tori Bowie has withdrawn from the 200m as she continues to recover from her fall at the conclusion of the women’s 100m final on Sunday evening. Her condition will continue to be evaluated to assess her readiness for the 4x100m relay.
 
LONDON (GBR): A protest was presented by the French Team after the 3000m Steeplechase Final Men, asking for the disqualification of US Athlete Evan Jager under Rule 163.3 b) (Lane Infringement), claiming he had twice placed his foot on the inside line after the second water jump. The Jury reviewed the video of the race, and was of the opinion that the athlete had indeed stepped on the line, but only in the straight part of the diversion from the  track for the water jump and had therefore not gained any material advantage. It was rejected.
 
LONDON (GBR): Coming into the 16th IAAF World Championships here at London Stadium, Kenya's Conseslus Kipruto was worried.  The 2016 Rio Olympic steeplechase champion was nursing an injured right ankle and hadn't finished a race since June 24th when he won the Kenyan Trials in Nairobi. "I used my plans well, and last night for morale I told myself, 'I am Olympic champion and that others must break me," he told IAAF interviewers.
 
LONDON (GBR): Defending champion Ezekiel Kemboi, 35, will likely retire after tonight's race, faded to 11th in 8:29.38.
 
LONDON (GBR): In the men's 800m final, France's Pierre-Ambroise Bosse ran a savvy race to collect his first world title in 1:44.67.  Bosse, 25, made a single and decisive move coming down the back stretch after following the smooth and honest pace set by Canada's Brandon McBride (50.78 at the 400-meter mark).  He was never challenged, giving France their first gold medal of these championships. "Trust me, I  live my dream. Or am I dreaming?" Bosse told IAAF interviewers.  "Thanks to the crowd for the support. I still can't believe it."
 
LONDON (GBR): The 2017 IAAF World Championships have honoured Betty Cuthbert with the sold-out stadium standing for a minute silence to recognise the four-time gold medallist from Melbourne 1956 and Tokyo 1964.
 
LONDON (GBR): IAAF Coaches conference started in London on Tuesday.
 
LONDON (GBR): Kenya's Faith Kipyegon backed up her Olympic 1500m title from Rio last year by grabbing the gold medal again in London 2017. "I knew it would be fast, it is such a quality field," Kipyegon told IAAF interviewers. "The best was going to win here. It was always going to be quick and competitive."
 
DUBLIN (IRL): Irish athletes who have not yet competed will be moved to a different hotel away from the Tower Guoman, which has been at the centre of the gastroenteritis outbreak which has affected several athletes, a statement from Athletics Ireland informed. Those who are finished with their events will be offered a flight home by the federation.
 
LONDON (GBR): The Rio Olympic silver medallist, Jared Tallent, has withdrawn from the men’s 50km walk at the 2017 IAAF World Championships due to a hamstring injury.
 
LONDON (GBR): IAAF Event presentation manager Florian Weber explains the innovations in London 2017: "the fireworks for every single new world champion, the Royal Music Chors for the field events, the pre-show ahead of every evening session, our superfan Martin Lewis getting the fans very close to the field of play and giving deep insights into events, implements, technique, etc and many more small details."
 
LONDON (GBR): After finishing fourth in the hammer final Zhang Wenxiu announced her retirement from athletics. "I am upset because this is my ninth World Championships and it will be my last one. This season has been hard for me because I had a baby last year, but I am happy to end it here. I started competing at 15 and I am 31 now so it is the end of a long career."
 
LONDON (GBR): Former world and Olympic 200m medallist Warren Weir has reportedly retired after exiting in the heats at the World Championships, informs the Jamaica Gleaner. "No greater joy than being able to represent my country at its highest level lots of joy and tears and extremely humble to represent my country one last time #TheEnd,” he said on Instagram. His manager Cubie Seegobin has said he was not aware Weir was planning to retire.
 
LONDON (GBR): Christian Taylor is looking to break Jonathan Edwards’ world record of 18.29m in the triple jump final. "Get  the world  record? Why not here? I made that promise to myself. I hope it is my time. I am staying optimistic. I am chasing that number more than you could ever know,” he said.
 
LONDON (GBR): Reigning world champion Maria Lasitskene will be settled in a different hotel in order to avoid the stomach bug going around one of the official hotels, informs Sport Express.
 
LONDON (GBR): IAAF is organising Media Development Workshops. Sessions will be held on the days without a morning session from 16:00 to 18:00.
 
LONDON (GBR): Plans are in place to ensure a country in Africa hosts the IAAF World Championships by 2025, head of its continental body has claimed. Confederation of African Athletics President Hamad Kalkaba Malboum believes that six different nations are capable of playing host. They are Algeria, Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria and South Africa. Hungarian capital Budapest is currently considered the front-runner to host the Championships in 2023.
 
 
 
OTHER NEWS
 
KINGSTON (JAM): Double Olympic 100m champion Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce has given birth to a son, Zyon Price, her husband Jason announced on Twitter.
 
CHICAGO (USA): Past winners Steve Jones, Khalid Khannouchi, Catherine Ndereba, Paula Radcliffe and Deena Kastor have been named as ambassadors for the 40th anniversary edition of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 8. The four athletes who set world records at the race, plus the most recent American women’s winner Kastor will meet runners and the community at the official expo.
 
BIRMINGHAM (GBR): European junior champions Maya Bruney, Khahisa Mhlanga (800m) and Robert Sakala (110m hurdles) will lead a Great Britain Juniors team of 42 for the Manchester International at the Manchester Regional Arena on August 16. They will take on teams from England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland & Ulster and a combined British Athletics League/UK Women’s League team (Britain’s main senior domestic leagues).
 
MOSCOW (RUS): The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has suspended race walker Andrei Krivov and middle distance runner Natalya Yevdokimova for abnormalities in their biological passports, informs TASS. Krivov has been suspended for three years and loses all of his results from 20 May 2011 to 6 July 2013 while Yevdokimova has been handed a four-year suspension and loses all of her results from 17 August 2009 to 29 May 2012. Krivov is a former two-time winner of the 20km at the World University Games while Yevdokimova was fourth in the 1500m at the 2004 Olympics.
 
WARSZAWA (POL): Fresh shot put world champion Tom Walsh is confirmed to compete against home elite at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial in Warszawa National Stadium on Tuesday August 15. In the field also former World champion David Storl and London fourth placer Tomas Stanek. Michal Haratyk and Konrad Bukowiecki are leading the home charge.
 
 
RESULTS
 
LIER (BEL, Aug 5): Some overseas athletes competed at the meet here. Jamaicans Ryan Shields 10.21 (+2.2) in the 100 m, Deuce Carter 13.55 (+3.0) hurdles and Chad Wright 62.50 discus. South African Lebokeng Sesele won the 200 m in 20.78 (+1.7).
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 23:47

News From Around the the World: EME NEWS (Aug 2, 2017)

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By Alfons Juck
 
Spectacular championships
LONDON (GBR): "These championships will be spectacular. They have the highest qualification standards, the largest number of athletes competing and the greatest number of tickets sold. London will be the biggest IAAF World Championships ever," IAAF President Sebastian Coe said. Highlighting the opening of IAAF Congress was the presentation of The IAAF's Golden Order of Merit, the global governing body's highest award, to Britain's distance running great Brendan Foster for his major contributions to the advancement of athletics. The evening also included the presentation of the IAAF's Plaque of Merit to six distinguished members of the global athletics family who have made enormous career long contributions to the success and the development of the sport Fumihiro Yamasawa of Japan, Aleck Skhosana from South Africa, Wilfredys Leon from Venezuela, Clemens Prokop from Germany, Reynold O´Neal from British Virgin Islands and Fletcher McEwen from Australia.
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 02:32

News from Around the the World: EME NEWS (Aug 1, 2017)

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By Alfons Juck
 
Bolt confident
LONDON (GBR): Usain Bolt was as confident as ever when meeting the media at his official presser in London. Asked what would happen if he loses as he endeavours to bow out in style at the World Championships, the 11-time world champion responded: “It's not going to happen so we won't have that problem. The last race I ran was a 9.95, which shows I'm going in the right direction. I'm going forward. I'm not worried. It's a championship. It's a final. It's all about who can keep their nerves. I've been here many times, it's all about who can keep their nerve." Also among the highlights was his response on doping: “Personally, I think it went there after the scandal on Russia. It can't get worse than that, it's on its way up again. Hopefully athletes will understand if they don't stop what they're doing the sport will die.”
 
New broadcast and production deal for IAAF
LONDON (GBR): After the 210th IAAF Council Meeting IAAF President Sebastian Coe said: “Today was about the empowerment. Empowerment of those that we are elected to serve and better promoting athletics to sports fans,” commented Sebastian Coe. “Our discussions concentrated on a number of encouraging developments and initiatives which will increase athletes’ influence at the very heart of the sport’s decision making process. We also approved the establishment of a joint venture broadcasting production company to better present the sport and entertain the fans around the world.” Council approved an agreement which has been reached between IAAF and ITN Productions to form a joint venture company for Host Broadcasting and Media Production. The aim is to develop production capabilities that will be used by local organising committees around the world to ensure consistent high level broadcasts and production standards. The Joint Venture company will initially deliver host broadcasting of IAAF World Athletics Series and IAAF World Indoor Tour events plus all the IAAF’s non-live production requirements including magazine and feature programming, digital and branded content, with a focus on innovation and an eye towards the future. The JV company will work with partners across the athletics family including rights holders, event organisers, sponsors and athletes to ensure quality and consistency of production across the sport.
From Alfonz Juck
 
Athletes commission elections start on Tuesday
LONDON (GBR): From August 1 to 12 the elections for the 6 places in the IAAF Athletes Commission will be held. Participants at the World championships will vote. For six places 15 athletes are bidding. Sprinters Kim Collins and Angel David Rodriguez, steeple runner Habiba Ghribi, walker Inaki Gomez, former 400 m hurdler Periklis Iakovakis, 800 m runner Adam Kszczot, former hammer thrower Yipsi Moreno, shot putter Marco Fortes, current head of the commission and former high jumper Rozle Prezelj, javelin thrower Thomas Rohler, triple jumper Olha Saladukha, long jumper Ivana Spanovic, distance runner Benita Willis, high jumper Yu Wang and combined eventer Gyorgyi Zsivoczky-Farkas. The six elected members of the Commission shall begin their mandate on 1 January 2018 until 31 December 2021. They will replace from current IAAF Athletes Commission members Hussain Taher Al-Sabee, Tommi Evila, Habiba Ghribi (she candidates again), Jennifer Joyce, Rozle Prezelj (he also goes again) and Matej Toth as their mandate ends in 2017. Other 13 members have the mandate until end of 2019. They are Anita Talay, Fabiana Murer, Mehdi Baala, Paula Radcliffe, Michael Frater, Koji Murofushi, Ezekiel Kemboi, Andreas Thorkildsen, Valerie Adams, Mutaz Essa Barshim, Yelena Isinbayeva, Christian Olsson and Dwight Phillips.
 
 
LONDON NEWS
 
MONTEVIDO (URU): Uruguay is sending five athletes to London. Top name is long jumper Emiliano Lasa who is olympic finalist. Deborah Rodriguez runs the 400 m hurdles and three more are marathon runners Aguelmis Rojas, Andrés Zamora and Nicolás Cuestas.
 
SANTIAGO (CHI): Latest addition into team of Chile for London is national discus record hlder Karen Gallardo. Natalia Duco is in shot put and Isidora Jimenez over 200 m. Adding to 3 women are 6 men. Walking twins Yerko Araya (20 km) and Edward Araya (50 km), marathon runners Manuel Cabrera, Leslie Encina and Enzo Yanez with Victor Aravena in the 5000 m.
 
SAO PAULO (BRA): Brazil will have a big team of 65 athletes, not only olympic winner in pole vault Thiago Braz is not travelling due to an injury, but also South American champion in triple jump Nubia Soares. Top hopes for the position in finals are shot putter Darlan Romani, hammer thrower Wagner Domingos and steeple runner Altobeli da Silva. Hopes for good position are also connected with walkers Caio Bonfim and Erica de Sena.
 
TUNIS (TUN): Tunisia's Habiba Ghribi has withdrawn from the World Championships, reports Tunisia's media "La Femme". The steeplechase specialist sustained an injury during the Arab Championships on July 16 in Radès, a race that she won in 9:20.00 her fastest time this year. That performance ranked her in 11th position among the participants in London. Informs Carole Fuchs. That leaves Tunisia with four athletes in London: Chahinez Nasri (20km walk), Atef Saad (marathon), Abdesselam Layoun (800m) and Abderraouf Boubaker (3000m steeplechase).
 
KYIV (UKR): Additions to the Ukrainian team for the World Championships include long jumpers Maryna Bekh (Rio and Belgrade finalist) and Serhiy Nikiforov (European indoor bronze medallist) as well as javelin thrower Hanna Hatsko-Fedusova and Yuliya Shmatenko (5000m). UKR team in London has now 48 athletes.
 
BRATISLAVA (SVK): Slovakia will be represented in London by 5 athletes, the lowest number since 1993. Sprinter Jan Volko is in 100 m and 200 m, brother and sister Marcel Lomnicky and Nikola Lomnicka in hammer and two walkers, Dusan Majdan for 50 km and Maria Czakova for women 20 km.
 
LONDON (GBR): Women´s 50 km walk which will staged for first time at the World championships has 7 entries. Headed by WR holder Ines Henriques of Portugal, the rest comes from China (Yin Hang and Yang Shuqing), USA (Kathleen Burnett, Erin Talcott and Susan Randall) and Brazil (Nair Da Rosa).
 
PRETORIA (RSA): A rollercoaster week of emotion for hurdler Rikenette Steenkamp has ended on a definite downer as she has been forced to withdraw from London after she was additionally invited this week by the IAAF. The reason is an hamstring injury. "I haven’t decided yet on World Students in Taiwan. I’ll give it a few days," she said about possible participation at World University Games. Inform SA media.
 
SARAJEVO (BIH): Three athletes will represent Bosnia and Hercegovina. 800 m last time medalist Amel Tuka and two shot putters Mesud Pezer with Hamza Alic.
 
LJUBLJANA (SLO): Slovenia will have 5 women in London. Martina Ratej in javelin, Anita Horvat in 400 m, European U20 medalist Agata Zupin in 400 m hurdles and additionally invited Marusa Cernjul in high jump and Tina Sutej in pole vault. On the men side 400 m record holder Luka Janezic and Rok Puhar for marathon.
 
ZAGREB (CRO): Croatia ream in London is composed by 9 athletes. Headliners are throwing Olympic winners Sandra Perkovic in discus and Sara Kolak in javelin. Ana Simic is in high jump and marathon runners Bojana Bjeljac, Matea Matosevic and Nikolina Stepan. High jump super star Blanka Vlasic was not able to have injury-free preparation. Three men are Filip Mihaljevic and Stipe Zunic in shot put with Ivan Horvat in pole vault.
 
 
 
RESULTS
 
ZHUKOVSKIY (RUS, Jul 30): Vladimir Nikitin clocked 3:37.14 PB to win men 1500 m during last day of Russian Nationals after confident victory over 5000m two days ago. Yevgeniy Kunts (3:40.10 PB) and Yegor Nikolayev 3:41.55 finished second and third respectively. Yelena Korobkina was fastest in women 1500m final with 4:04.90 PB ahead of Anastasiya Kalina 4:05.71 and Yelena Murashova 4:07.23 PB. 22-year-old Darya Nedbaykina improved her PB in women triple jump to 14.21 (+1.1). Second Viktoriya Prokopenko achieved 14.00 (+0.8). Viktor Butenko, who prepares to perform at London Worlds, was only third in men discus throwing with 61.40m behind Aleksey Khudyakov 63.13 and Gleb Sidorchenko 61.48. 
                                             
HASSLEHOLM (SWE, Jul 29): World leader in high jump Mutaz Essa Barshim tested here his shape and cleared 230 to win. Fanny Roos won women shot with 18.14.
 
SCHIFFLANGE (LUX, Jul 30): Canadian Sam Effah achieved the best result of the CAS Meeting International with 10.27 (+1.2) in the 100 m ahead of Jamaican Everton Clarke 10.28. Israeli Dmitriy Kroyter cleared 220 in high jump and Jamaican Chad Wright got 60.38 discus win. Best women results 2:03.46 in the 800 m by Moroccan Siham Hilali and 635 (+0.7) in long jump from Germany´s Melanie Bauschke.
 
LEIRIA (POR, Jul 29): At International Throwing Meet World champion Denia Caballero fo Cuba won discus with 66.51 over Irina Rodrigues 62.63 and Brazil Fernanda Borges 60.19. In men discus Colombian record holder Mauricio Ortega achieved 65.60. Portugal´s record holder Tsanko Arnaudov won men shot 20.71 over Canadian Tim Nedow 20.22.
 
OGRE (LAT, Jul 30): Second day of Latvian Championships had Igors Sokolovs achieving 75.86 in hammer at age of 42 and Sindija Buksa winning the 200 m in 23.89 (+0.2, 23.70 in heats).
 
MOSSINGEN (GER, Jul 29): Philippines record holder Ernest John Obiena won the pole vault here with 551 clearance, among women Martina Schultze ahead of Dutch Femke Pluim, both 442. David Wrobel achieved stadium record in discus 63.37.
 
YAMAGATA (JPN, Jul 30): New High School record at Japanese HS Championships in girls 1500 m by 18 years old Kenyan Helen Lobun Ekarare 4:07.06.
 
BEDFORD (GBR, Jul 29-30): The CAU Inter-Counties Championships - first held in 1927 - were staged in conjunction with the England Athletics Championships and, although short on London 2017-bound athletes, saw good performances over the two days. New Zealand´s Worlds medal contender Tom Walsh guested in the shot put, his winning 22.06m being his third best ever. Eighteen-year-old Tom Gale, a recent European under-20 bronze medallist, went to second on the world age-group rankings with 2.30m in the high jump (including good tries at 234). Other wins included Ojie Edoburun (100m - 10.26, also 10.22 in semifinals), Hannah England (800m/1500m - 2:06.68/4:17.84), Joe Harris (javelin - 75.71m PB), Iona Lake (3000m steeplechase - 9:50.61), James Weaver (110m hurdles - 13.73 and 13.69 in semifinals), Margaret Adeoye (400m - 53.17) and James Forman (400m hurdles - 50.72). Sadam Koumi of Sudan won the 400 m in 46.14.
 
LARISA (GRE, Jul 29-30): London-bound javelin thrower Ioánnis Kiriazís confirmed good shape in the Greek U23 Champs on Sunday with 86.44. On Saturday Emmanouíl Karalís for the second consecutive competition (first was at Grosseto) broke a pole while attempting at 525, this time he cleared this height on third attempt, before failing at 545. Also on Saturday Kiriákos Zótos won the shot put with PB 19.47.
 
DAVENPORT (USA, Jul 29): Aliphine Tuliamuk and Sam Chelanga took victories at the US 7 miles road championships. Tuliamuk clocked 36:30 to gain her fourth USATF Running Circuit win of the year, while Chelanga took his first victory of the series with 32:53.
 
DUSSELDORF (GER, Jul 30): Ituah Enahoro, 19, won the decathlon at the Thorpe Cup in Dusseldorf with 8028 ahead of German teammates Rene Strauss (8009) and Felix Hepperle (7699). The Americans dominated the heptathlon with Alex Gochenour winning with 5898 from Allison Reaser (5782) and Chari Hawkins (5781). London-bound Mathias Brugger went out to 46.61m in the discus while Trey Hardee threw 47.31m in the discus and went over 5.05m in the pole vault. Germany won decathlon 38 642 over USA 37 321, but US got heptathlon 17 461 over Germany 16 280.
 
BOGOTA (COL, Jul 30): Ethiopia’s Feyisa Lilesa won the Bogota Half Marathon in 64:30 from Kenya’s Peter Kirui (64:39) with Stanley Biwott fourth in 65:54. Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei won the women’s race in 72:16 from teammates Veronica Wanjiru (72:42) and Ruth Chepngetich (73:57).
 
SAO PAULO (BRA, Jul 30): Laurindo Neto won the Sao Paulo City Marathon in 2:20:09. Half marathon wins for Gladson Barboza (66:11) and Valdilene Silva (77:10).
 
HO CHI MINH (VIE, Jul 27): At International Meeting in Vietnam Malaysia clocked national 4x100 m record 39.62 and in long jump Vietnam NR by Nguyen Van Dong 789 cm ahead of Nguyen Tien Trong 787 (second best ever in the country).
 
KABARAK (KEN, Jul 24): In late addition the information that the Aloha Zane Branson Memorial at 15 km was succesfuly held. Wilfred Kimitei clocked 43:48 ahead of Josphat Tanui 43:49 and Jorum Okombo 43:52. In women top three Joan Chelimo 50:25 beating Sheila Jerotich 50:46 and Esther Chesang 51:22. More than results the spirit of the friendship was important and the moment to remember a top person.
 
PREMANA (ITA, Jul 30): World Mountain Running Champions are at 13 km Ugandan Victor Kiplangat (52:31) and Kenyan Lucy Wambui 1:01:26 ahead of Austrian Andrea Mayr 1:02:44 and Sarah Tunstall of Great Britain 1:04:16. In men category silver for Joel Ayeko of Uganda 52:50 and bronze for Fred Musobo also from Uganda 53:57. Best European was Italian Xavier Chevrier as 6th in 55:47. U20 titles also for Uganda: Oscar Chelimo 26:46 and Risper Chebet 31:46 at 6.5 km.
 
BERLIN (GER, Jul 29): Philipp Pflieger won for third time in a row the Adidas Runners City Night at 10 km in 29:37. Czech Eva Vrabcova-Nyvltova won women 33:25 ahead of US Lauren LaRocco 34:02 and Katharina Heining who tested her shape before Worlds marathon in 34:43.
 
 
 
CORRECTION
 
GABORONE (BOT): Botswana will have both relays in 4x400 m, not 4x100 m.

15-year-old athlete Arneton, joins Under Armour as the brand rapidly expands in France - Paris, France (27th July 2017)– Today, a rising star in world athletics, Heather Arneton becomes the latest young, determined and fearless athlete to join Under Armour’s roster of dynamic, talented athletes.

LONDON NEWS - NAIROBI (KEN): David Rudisha is satisfied with his final preparations for the World Championships where he will defend his title, informs Citizen Digital. “The preparations have been going on well since we reported in camp. I’m happy with the training since this is a very crucial time for us as we make the final preparations. I have been working on endurance, speed and some good track sessions just to make sure that we have everything balanced. The preparations have been good and we’re all up for this,” he said.

Medals will be reallocated - LONDON (GBR): Five athletes and eleven teams have accepted invitations to receive reallocated World Championships medals at this year’s event in London, the IAAF has announced. Following doping disqualifications, USA’s 4x400m quartet from the 2013 edition will receive their gold medals in the London Stadium before the opening session on August 4. The other gold awarded will be to Jessica Ennis, the 2011 winner, and this will take place before the evening action on August 6. With regards to other athletes unable to take up the invitation, the IAAF is in contact with member federations who will find other appropriate opportunities.

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