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Coaching Athletics Quarterly

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Wednesday, 25 April 2018 16:01

News from around the World - EME News (Apr 24, 2018)

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EME NEWS (APR 24, 2018)
 
De Grasse is ready
DES MOINES (USA): Treble Olympic sprint medallist Andre de Grasse has declared himself “100 per cent” fit after suffering a grade-2 hamstring strain on the eve of the World Championships in London, informs CBC. "I'm 100 per cent. Right now, it's just about working the rust off, whether it's in my warmup or just trying to get back into race mode and be competitive. That's probably my only issue,” he said. De Grasse last raced on 16 July over 200m in Rabat and he will make his comeback over 100m at the Drake Relays in Des Moines on Saturday.

Coach Patrick Sang knows the sport as coach and athlete. His unique view allows him to advise many of the finest athletes in the world. One of them is an athlete who has won three London Marathons. Another is an athlete who has won three world half marathon championships and two world cross country championships.

EME NEWS (APR 22, 2018)
 
Kipchoge and Cheruiyot
LONDON (GBR, Apr 22): Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge won his third London Marathon title on a warm day with temperatures exceeding 20C, extending his marathon record to 10 wins from 11 starts since 2013. The pacemakers hit the halfway point in 61:00 as requested but the world record began to fall away from view over the course of the second half as the temperatures began to rise. Kipchoge covered the second half in 63:17, crossing the finish-line in the Mall in 2:04:17 ahead of 21-year-old Ethiopian Shura Kitata who improved his PB to 2:04:49 (61:00/63:49) on his World Marathon Majors debut. Kitata remained in touch with Kipchoge until the 24th mile which Kipchoge covered in 4:44. Four years after contesting the only previous marathon of his career until today, Mo Farah was an excellent third in a British record of 2:06:21(61:03/65:18, 3rd best in European all-time list), surpassing Steve Jones’ long-standing British record of 2:07:13 set in 1985. Former two-time world champion Abel Kirui rallied to finish fourth in 2:07:07 while last year’s runner-up Kenenisa Bekele and reigning champion Daniel Wanjiru had to settle for sixth (2:08:53) and eighth (2:10:35) respectively. One notable non-finisher was former world champion Ghirmay Ghebreslassie from Eritrea who dropped out just before the halfway point. In the women’s race, Kenya’s Vivian Cheruiyot ran a well-measured race to win her first World Marathon Majors race in 2:18:31 PB (68:56/69:34) ahead of teammate Brigid Kosgei in 2:20:13 and Ethiopia’s Tadelech Bekele in 2:21:40 with the top three all setting PBs. Aided by three male pacemakers Mary Keitany and Tirunesh Dibaba both set off in pursuit of Paula Radcliffe’s outright world record of 2:15:25 through 5km in 15:46, 10km in 31:46 and 15km in 47:46. Dibaba began to slip off world record pace before the 20km checkpoint and dropped out just before the 30km checkpoint while Keitany, who passed halfway inside world record pace in 67:16, was caught by Cheruiyot just after the 35km mark, fading to fifth in 2:24:27 (67:16/77:11). Cheruiyot also moves to fourth on the world all-time lists.

At 51, Kentucky’s “Coach Flo”—Edrick Floréal—has arrived at an enviable position in the sport.

The Wildcat mentor need only take a glance around his Lexington track to see an assemblage of talent that would sell tickets at any meet. There’s Kori Carter, the world champ in the 400 hurdles. She often works with World Indoor hurdle champ Kendra Harrison, who is also the WR holder in the 100H. And don’t forget Jamaica’s Omar McLeod, the Olympic and world champion in the 110 hurdles.

EME NEWS (APR 19, 2018)
 
Gatlin for opening 100 m
ST. GEORGES (GRN): World champion at 100 m Justin Gatlin will debut into the season over the 100 m at the Grenada Invitational meet on Saturday at Kirani James Stadium. He is also confirmed for Shanghai DL on May 12 and Osaka Seiko Golden Grand Prix meet on May 20 in Osaka. Gatlin ran a 150 m in South Africa and relays in last weekends so far this year. On Saturday among his opponents Mike Rodgers and Isiah Young with Chris Belcher from USA along with Andrew Fisher who runs for Bahrain. Women sprinting star in Grenada is 100 m World champion Tori Bowie.

INDIANAPOLIS - Atlanta will host the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon for both men and women, USA Track & Field and the United States Olympic Committee announced Monday.

(Photos: VCM / Herbert Neubauer) Salaheddine Bounasser is the surprise winner of the Vienna City Marathon. In very warm weather conditions with temperatures well over 20 Celsius the Moroccan clocked a personal best of 2:09:29. As last year Ishmael Bushendich finished runner-up. The Kenyan ran 2:10:03 while fellow countryman Samwel Maswai took third in 2:11:08. World record holder Dennis Kimetto dropped out before the 25 k mark.

Eliud Kipchoge continues to defy the notion that runners only have a finite number of good marathons in their legs as he extended his record at the distance to 10 wins from 11 starts at the Virgin Money London Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, on Sunday (22).

When Andrew Wheating arrived at his first high school practice at Portland Madison last fall, it didn't sink in that he was a coach until teenagers starting asking him rapid fire questions. 

Can I do this after practice? 

How many miles am I doing? 

Hey coach, why does this hurt? 

Thursday, 19 April 2018 15:39

News from around the World - EME News (Apr 18, 2018)

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EME NEWS (APR 18, 2018)
 
Morris vs Stefanidi
DOHA (QAT): More names are revealed for the 2018 IAAF Diamond League opener in Doha on May 4. Top clashes in women pole vault (Sandi Morris, Katerina Stefanidi) and men javelin (Johannes Vetter, Thomas Rohler, Jakub Vadlejch and Petr Frydrych). World 800m champion Caster Semenya, fresh off her Commonwealth Games 800m/1500m double victory, will head the field in the longer race. Women pole vault also includes recently crowned Commonwealth gold and silver medallists Alysha Newman of Canada and Eliza McCartney of New Zealand respectively, 2017 World Championship bronze medallist and 2013 U18 world champion Robeilys Peinado of Venezuela, and 2013 European indoor champion and British record-holder Holly Bradshaw. Also in the javelin mix are reigning Olympic silver medallist Julius Yego of Kenya, and another rising star, 20-year-old Neeraj Chopra of India, the 2016 U20 world champion, 2017 Asian champion and record-holder, and recent Commonwealth Games gold medallist. At the moment Semenya´s chief competition appears to be Gudaf Tsegay of Ethiopia, the 2016 world indoor bronze medallist and world U20 indoor record holder, Kenyan Winny Chebet, a world indoor 1500m finalist, Rababe Arafi of Morocco, a world and Olympic 1500m finalist, and Eunice Sum of Kenya, the 2013 world 800m champion.
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