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News From Around the World: EME NEWS (Aug 20, 2017)

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From Alfons Juck, EME NEWS
 
Top Names for NYC Marathon
NEW YORK (USA): Reigning champions Ghirmay Ghebreslassie from Eritrea and Mary Keitany from Kenya are confirmed for the New York Marathon on 5 November, informs organisers. Ghebreslassie is the sixth fastest entrant in the elite men’s field behind Ethiopians Lemi Berhanu (2:04:33), Lelisa Desisa (2:04:45), Kenya’s Geoffrey Kamworor (2:06:12), Switzerland’s Tadesse Abraham (2:06:40) and Kenya’s Lucas Rotich (2:07:17). Keitany is the fastest in the women’s race with her 2:17:01 clocking from the London Marathon in April but she will face strong opposition from former world champions Edna Kiplagat (2:19:50) and Ethiopia’s Mare Dibaba (2:19:52) and former London Marathon winner Tigist Tufa (2:21:52). Top European entrants include France’s Christelle Daunay (2:24:22) and Portugal’s Jessica Augusto (2:24:33) while Kenya’s Betsy Saina is set to make her debut.

STAMFORD, Conn. – August 31, 2017NBC Sports Group presents live coverage of the IAAF Diamond League tomorrow, Friday, September 1 at 2 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, from King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels, Belgium, to conclude the 2017 season and crown Diamond League champions. Encore coverage of the event will air Friday at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Sunday, September 3, at 1 p.m. ET on NBC.

The final 16 IAAF Diamond League champions of the season will be revealed at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels on Friday (September 1) at the Van Damme Memorial, the second of the two 2017 IAAF Diamond League finals.

INDIANAPOLIS – Olympian Leonard Korir and standout Aliphine Tuliamuk seek to repeat their victories from a year ago at the USATF 20 km Championships Monday. While the defending champions enter as the pre-race favorites, strong fields bring plenty of challengers for each to tussle with on the streets of New Haven, Connecticut.

Joining Flanagan at the world’s largest marathon are Amanda McGrory, Abdi Abdirahman and Josh George in a group featuring four U.S. Olympians and seven Paralympians - New York, August 28, 2017 — Two-time wheelchair division champion Amanda McGrory and former open division runner-up Shalane Flanagan, along with last year’s third-place men’s finishers, Abdi Abdirahman and Josh George, will headline the American field racing the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 5.

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