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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.

Official registration for the 2018 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon opens Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 10:00am PDT at www.lamarathon.com. On the first day of registration, a limited amount of marathon entries will be available at the discounted registration fee of $165.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 15:16

News From Around the World: EME NEWS (Aug 29, 2017)

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Via Alfons Juck and EME NEWS
 
Perkovic twice over 70 m
ZAGREB (CRO, Aug 29): Three meeting records highlighted the 67th Hanzekovic Memorial here before capacity crowd of 10 000+. Home star Sandra Perkovic gave the crowd two 70 throws, 70.83 MR in fifth (2nd best of 2017) and also 70.44 in 6th round. Opponents were clearly beaten, second Whitney Ashley 62.91 and third Nadine Muller 62.58. US Gil Roberts won the 400 m in another MR 44.94 beating sub 44 runner Isaac Makwala 45.29. In women steeple the third meet best as Norah Jeruto got fast 9:04.56 (her 2nd best ever after Berlin) clearly over team-mates Daisy Jepkemei 9:19.68 and Joan Chepkemoi 9:20.22. Sergey Shubenkov won for third time (after 2014 and 2015) the memorial hurdles in 13.12 (+0.7). It was for him also first win of 2017 beating Devon Allen 13.19 and just from Taipei arriving Balazs Baji 13.46. 2011 World champion Yohan Blake won the final event, the 100 m in 10.05 (+0.3) ahead of Mike Rodgers 10.14 and Asafa Powell 10.16 with 200 m World champ Ramil Guliyev fifth in 10.36. London gold medalist Sam Kendricks cleared 560 in pole vault to win and had nice attempts at would be meet record 580 after his poles arrived only some minutes before the event to the stadium. Young Ethiopian Solomon Barega 7:38.90 and Kenyan Davis Kiplangat 7:39.97 dominated the 3000 m with French star Mahiedine Mekhissi only 9th 7:57.12. Qatar´s revelation of the year Abderrahman Samba won the 400 m hurdles 48.70 ahead of DL winner Kyron McMaster 49.49 with Kerron Clement 6th 50.44. Blessing Okagbare got women 100 m after strong finish in 11.14 (+1.0). Ajee Wilson offered fast 800 m time of 1:57.72 (after it was re examined as initial time of 1:59.13 not correct) over Winnie Chebet 1:58.13 PB and Lynsey Sharp 1:58.35. Canadian record holder Liz Gleadle beat with 63.40 in javelin local star Sara Kolak 61.86. Other winners were Aleksandr Menkov 798 in long jump, Christina Manning women hurdles 12.66 (+0.1) over London medalist Dawn Harper Nelson 12.84, Kamila Licwinko 196 high jump and Jamaican Shanieka Ricketts 14.45 (+0.2) season best in triple.
Wednesday, 30 August 2017 15:09

New From Around the World (Aug 28, 2017)

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Via EME News and Alfons Juck
 
Walsh 21.50, Birkinhead 21.35 NR
ZAGREB (CRO, Aug 28): World champion Tomas Walsh won the Ivancic Memorial shot put at the Fountain Square here with 21.50 effort from third round. Also his 21.48 from 2nd round would be enough to win. Surprise second was Damien Birkinhead with new Australian record 21.35 (14 cm improvement of his PB), former mark of Scott Martin was 21.26 from 2008. Third place for Poland´s Michal Haratyk 21.34 who only came on the day of the meet from Berlin. Jamaican O´Dayne Richards was fourth 21.00 ahead of London medalists Joe Kovacs 20.85 and Stipe Zunic 20.66. Some 1000 spectators followed this special event as the best invitation for the Tuesday´s meet.
 
Okuneva 197 in high jump
TAIPEI (TPE, Aug 28): On the final day of the World University Games, Ukraine’s Oksana Okuneva won the high jump with a 1.97m (best career result outside of Ukraine) clearance before three attempts at 2.00m to defeat teammate Iryna Herashchenko (1.91m) and Lithuania’s Airine Palsyte (1.91m) and Czech Republic’s Radek Juska went out to 8.02m in the long jump ahead 
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