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Coaching Athletics Quarterly

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Sunday, 24 September 2017 01:11

News from around the World - EME News (Sep 23, 2017)

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Tanui 27:35.38 in 10k
OSAKA (JPN, Sep 23): Second day of Japan Corporate Championships saw fast men 10 000 m won by Olympic medalist Paul Tanui in 27:35.38. In total 10 runners went under 28 minutes, best Japanese was Takashi Ichida as 12th in 28:08.22. World U20 Champion Rodgers Kemoi was second in 27:38.61 ahead of James Rungaru 27:40.78 and Alexander Mutiso 27:41.54. Takatoshi Abe won the 400 m hurdles in 49.08 over Takayuki Kishimoto 49.47. The NTN team clocked 39.06 in the 4x100 m and Tatsuro Suwa won the 200 m in life-time best 20.68 (0.0). Yuji Tsutsumi improved his own Japanese men discus record to 60.74. Top female result was the 59.81 by Risa Miyashita in javelin.

Gladys Cherono is the favourite of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON on Sunday. She already won the race in 2015 with a world-class time of 2:19:25, going within 13 seconds of breaking the course record, set in 2005 by the Japanese Mizuki Noguchi (2:19:12). In this interview the 34 year-old Kenyan speaks about her form, the injury she suffered last year and her goals for Sunday.

Friday, 22 September 2017 23:22

News from around the World - EME News (Sep 22, 2017)

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EME NEWS (SEP 22, 2017)
 
Top innovations for Birmingham 2018
BIRMINGHAM (GBR): The next years World Indoor Championships in Birmingham will be full of innovations. One day will be added to the usual programme with Thursday staging on March 1 both high jumps as straight finals (men and women) at the same time. Later in the evening also women 3000 m will staged as straight final. During the next days also pole vault with 12 athletes and long jump, triple jump and shot put will be organised as straight finals with 16 participants. Another innovation in this events will be that only top 4 athletes will have the last sixth attempt in the competition. Top 8 will continue after three rounds.

The Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya, Ethiopia’s defending champion Kenenisa Bekele and the former world record holder Wilson Kipsang from Kenya are ready for a world record chase in the 44th edition of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON on Sunday. The three strongest marathon runners in the world want to break the mark of 2:02:57 which Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto set three years ago in Berlin. In their interviews they speak about the record attempt, their shape and their competitors.

Thrilling showdown in prospect in Berlin - The Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge, defending champion Kenenisa Bekele and the former world record holder Wilson Kipsang are ready for a world record chase in the 44th edition of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON on Sunday. The three strongest marathon runners in the world want to break the world record of 2:02:57 which Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto set three years ago in Berlin. The BMW BERLIN-MARATHON is an IAAF Gold Label Road Race and part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors series.

Read this piece from SPIKES to get a glimpse into the mind of the world's greatest marathoner ahead of the best marathon race so far this century.

There is some great insight into his unflappability and coaching, truly worth a read. The Berlin Marathon on Sunday morning, truly worth a watch.

Friday, 22 September 2017 00:44

News from around the World - EME News (Sep 21, 2017)

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EME NEWS (SEP 21, 2017)
 
De Grasse back to training
TORONTO (CAN): Fastest Canadian Andre De Grasse and his relay teammates will spend part of the next few weeks hosting a series of six-minute walks across Canada to raise awareness for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a rare and fatal lung condition. Six minutes, explained Akeem Haynes, because "respirologists use the six-minute mark as a judgement to see if the disease is progressing, and because six minutes seems like a marathon for (sufferers)." De Grasse, Haynes, Aaron Brown and Brendon Rodney met with the media in Toronto on Wednesday to talk about their work with IPF, part of a welcome competitive break after a largely disappointing season. De Grasse has recently been cleared to resume full training, as evident by a recent Instagram post — the sprinter posted video of him playing soccer with a few friends and fellow Puma athletes on a trip last week to Germany. Informs baytoday.ca.
Thursday, 21 September 2017 18:42

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Gladys Cherono ready for another sub 2:20 performance in Berlin - The women’s elite field for the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON on Sunday is ripe with talent, featuring five runners whose personal best is under 2:25. Gladys Cherono is the favourite among this quintet, having already won the race in 2015 with a world-class time of 2:19:25, going within 13 seconds of breaking the course record, set in 2005 by the Japanese Mizuki Noguchi (2:19:12). A record number of 43,852 runners from 137 countries have entered the 44th edition of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON. The race, the biggest one-day sports event in Germany, is an IAAF Gold Label event and one of the Abbott World Marathon Majors series.

STAMFORD, Conn. - September 21, 2017 - NBC Sports Group presents coverage of three marathons in the next month - Berlin, Chicago, and Amsterdam - beginning this Sunday, Sept. 24 with live and encore coverage of the Berlin Marathon. Live coverage of the Berlin Marathon begins at 3 a.m. ET Sunday on NBCSN, with an encore presentation of the race Sunday at Noon ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.

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