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EME NEWS (DEC 3, 2017)
European record for Moen
FUKUOKA (JPN, Dec 3): Norway’s Sondre Nordstad Moen caused a stir in the Fukuoka Marathon, claiming the victory in a European marathon record of 2:05:48 with splits of 63:19/62:29. “I was confident that I could run 2:07, and on a good day perhaps even 2:06, but I did not expect 2:05,” he told the IAAF after his record-breaking run. Moen (coached by Italian Renato Canova) shaved 4:19 from his lifetime best and Norwegian record and improved the European record jointly held by France’s Benoit Zwierzchlewski and Portugal’s Antonio Pinto by 0:48. Former world and Olympic marathon champion Stephen Kiprotich from Uganda was second in 2:07:10 with Alberto Salazar-coached Suguru Osako third in a 2:07:19 PB. Kenya’s Bedan Karoki faded to fourth in 2:08:44 after making a surge at the 30km checkpoint. Yuki Kawauchi finished ninth in 2:10:53.
Chumo and Munanu
HEERENBERG (NED, Dec 3): Kenya’s Victor Chumo won the Pfixx Solar Montferland Run 15km in 43:23 by one second ahead of Alfred Barkach (43:24) and Noah Kipkemboi (43:27) with London Marathon champion Daniel Wanjiru fourth in 43:34. Brit Luke Traynor was fifth in 43:44. Kenya’s Mary Munanu won the women’s race in 49:08 ahead of Uganda’s Stella Chesang (50:27). World and Olympic 10,000m champion Almaz Ayana was a late withdrawal due to flu.
Awards given at the Owens Banquet
COLUMBUS (USA): Top athletes, performances and more were recognized at the 2017 Jesse Owens Awards Banquet as part of USATF Annual Meeting Saturday night in Columbus, Ohio. Emma Coburn was honored as Jackie Joyner-Kersee Awardee for her outstanding achievement at this year’s IAAF World Championships. Also honored was Jesse Owens Athlete of the Year Sam Kendricks, who video chatted with the audience from where he’s currently fulfilling his duty to the U.S. Army Reserves. USATF also recognized Youth Athlete of the Year Jakobe Ford, Masters Athlete of the Year Sabra Harvey, Nike Coach of the Year Jerry Schumacher, Robert Giegengack Award recipient Mamie Rallins and the first ever USATF Alumni Hometown Hero Awards to Jim Lorimer and Harry McKnight. Justin Gatlin won the 2017 Best World Championships Track Performance for his 100 m gold. Brittney Reese the 2017 Best World Championships Field Performance and Shalane Flanagan the 2017 Best Road Racing Performance for her NYC Marathon win. Noah Lyles for his 300 m World all-time indoor best 31.87 got the 2017 Best Non-World Championships Track & Field Performance.
MACAU (MAC, Dec 3): Olympic silver medallist Eunice Kirwa from Bahrain won the Macau Marathon in 2:29:12 ahead of Ukraine’s Oleksandra Shafar (nee Duliba of Belarus) in 2:33:06 with Kenya’s Rodah Jepkorir Tanui third in 2:33:41. Felix Kiptoo Kirwa won the men’s race in 2:10:01 from Joseph Kyengo Munywoki (2:13:18) and Henry Sang (2:13:48). Portugal’s Dorotea Peixoto won the half marathon in 76:00 ahead of Kenyans Edinah Jeruto Koech (76:31) and Margaret Njuguna (78:20) while Kenyans swept the men’s race through Josphat Menjo (64:49), Samuel Kibiwott (64:49) and Joseph Ngare (65:20). With help from the Record.
SACRAMENTO (USA, Dec 3): Five weeks after running a 2:27:21 PB in the Frankfurt Marathon, Sara Hall won the USATF Marathon Championships in Sacramento in 2:28:10 ahead of Roberta Groner (2:30:37) and Carrie Dimoff (2:30:52). Timothy Ritchie won the men’s race in 2:11:56 from Tyler McCandless (2:12:28) and Kiya Dandena (2:12:56). Long-time leader Parker Stinson, who passed through halfway in 64:41, was a DNF around the 23-mile mark.
SINGAPORE (SIN, Dec 3): In typically hot and humid conditions in the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon, Cosmas Koech Kimutai won the men’s race in 2:22:48ahead of Justus Kimutai (2:23:07) and Paul Matheka (2:23:25). Fastest entrant Mark Kiptoo was fourth in 2:23:41 while Cyprian Kotut was a DNF. Pamela Rotich won the women’s race in 2:38:31 from reigning champion Rebecca Chesir (2:38:48) with Peninah Arusei third (2:39:07).
LIBREVILLE (GBN, Dec 3): Peter Kurui led a Kenyan clean sweep in the Marathon du Gabon in Libreville in 2:21:19 ahead of Dominic Kangor (2:21:36) and Paul Maina (2:25:03). Kenya's Joan Kigen was sixth overall, winning the women’s race in 2:44:54 from compatriots Zeddy Limo (2:53:48) and Alice Timbilil (2:56:50).
TUNIS (TUN. Dec 3): Kenyan Joshua Kiptoo won with 2:16:38 the Comar Marathon in Tunisia. Atef Saad topped the half distance in 63:47. From Carole Fuchs.
PUNE (IND, Dec 3): Ethiopian Getachew Besha won the Pune International Marathon in 2:15:15 ahead of his country mates Zelalem Dlema 2:15:31 and Deveje Kasaw 2:17:20. 
MERSIN (TUR, Dec 3): New course records at 3rd Mersin Marathon. Moroccan (40+ age) Hassane Ahouchar clocked 2:11:21 to win men ahead of title defender from Kenya Moses Too 2:11:45. More Kenyans followed David Tarus 2:12:05 with Joel Kimutai fourth 2:12:07. Also course record in women category by Truphena Chepchirchir (last year Eindhoven winner) 2:28:47, also a PB. Second Alemitu Lema from Ethiopia 2:31:36 and third best Serbian Olivera Jevtic 2:41:09. In women 15 km also a course record for Daisy Jeptoo of Kenya 48:41 ahead of Delvine Meringor 48:52. In men 15 km the win for Benard Sang 44:17 after close duel with young Thierry Ndikumwenayo from Burundi 44:17. Best Turkish runner here Mert Girmalegesse was 6th in 46:13.
MAZATLAN (MEX, Dec 3): Benjamin Kiplimo 2:21:40 and Salina Tarus 2:50:43 were the winners of the Gran Maraton Pacifico. In the half distance Christopher Kipyego 68:43 and Maria Dulce Rodriguez 78:25.
SHARJAH (UAE. Dec 3): Bahrain’s El Hassan El Abbassi won the Sharjah Half Marathon in 62:58 from Morocco’s Ahmed Tamri (62:59) and Ethiopia’s Griay Haileiko Abqha (64:15). Salem Mohamed Salem set an Egyptian record of 64:47 in sixth. Ethiopia’s Emishan Mguse Senbeya won the women’s race in 74:14. From Carole Fuchs.
SAN ANTONIO (USA, Dec 3): Desiree Linden won the San Antonio Half Marathon in 72:44 while former New York Marathon winner Stanley Biwott returned to action with victory in the men’s race in 65:27.
KOSA (JPN, Dec 3): Yuta Shitara won the Kumamoto Kosa 10-Mile Road Race in 45:58 from Kenya’s Jeremiah Thuku Karemi (46:10) and Hiroto Inoue (46:12).
SHEFFIELD (GBR, Dec 3): Eilish McColgan won the Percy Pud 10K in Sheffield in a course record of 32:23. Andrew Heyes won the men’s race in 29:42.
ROME (ITA, Dec 3): At the Best Woman 10K in Rome, Fatna Maraoui won the women’s race in 34:21 from Anna Alberti (34:53). Kenya’s Paul Tiongik was the first male finisher in 29:42.
CAGLIARI (ITA, Dec 3): Emma Quaglia won the Cagliari Half Marathon in 76:28. Said Boudalia, 49, won the men’s race in 68:19.
DUBLIN (IRL, Dec 2): One week before her 15th appearance at the European Cross Country Championships, Fionnuala McCormack won the Jingle Bells 5km in Dublin in 16:01.
WATERFORD (IRL, Dec 2): Wins for Paddy Hamilton (66:26) and Maria McCambridge (77:45) in the Waterford Half Marathon.
BELO HORIZONTE (BRA, Dec 3): Giovani dos Santos won for 6th time the Volta Internacional da Pampulha (19th edition) at 17.8 km in 52:55. Also second Brazilian runner Gilmar Lopes 53:15 and third Ugandan Maxwell Rotich 53:34. Leah Jerotich from Kenya was the best female in 62:46 beating Sharon Chelimo 64:02 and Joziane Cardoso as top home runner 64:38.
GUAYAQUIL (ECU, Dec 3): Carlos Martin Diaz of Chile won the 23rd edition of South American Road Mile Championships in 4:13. Second with the same time Lucirio Garrido from Venezuela and third Freddy Espinoza from Colombia 4:15. Maria Pia Fernandez from Uruguay won the women race in 4:55.
ADDIS ABABA (ETH, Dec 3): Derara Desalegn won the men 10 km in 32:07 at the Jan Meda Race Course where the Clubs and Regions CC competition was held. Second Bitew Ademe 32:11 and third Taye Girma 32:24. Women 10 km winner was Gete Alemayehu in 36:58 clearly over Enatnesh Alamrew 37:08 and Birzaf Tarekegn 37:23. Boys U20 8 km best one was Melese Birhan in 25:37.
SORRENTO (ITA, Dec 3): Some 900 runners pariticpated in the 9th edition of the Sorrento-Positano, one of Napoli Running events co-organized by RunCzech. The first to finish the Ultra Marathon 54 km was Stefano Velatta (3:28:44) – a famous Italian ultra-marathon runner, the winner of five ultra-marathon distances this year. The absolute winner among women from the very beginning till the end was Noora Katariina Honkala from Finland in 4:15:00. The Panoramic 28 km, which started two hours later saw the success of Giorgio Nigro, clocking at 1:39:03.
GRANOLLERS (ESP, Dec 3): Kenyan Silas Nwetich won the 51st Granollers Cross Country race at 10 km in 31:18 14 seconds ahead of 5000 m European champion Ilias Fifa. Abdelaziz Merzogoui was third 32:13. Jocelyne Jeptanui was the best woman at 8 km in 29:15 ahead of Marta Galimany 29:28.
NASHVILLE: Davon DeMoss clocked 6.69 in the 60 m at the Vanderbilt Opener. 20 years old Alina McDonald improved in pole vault to 440 cm.
WINSTON-SALEM: Fast 6.65 PB in the 60 m by Jaylen Mitchell here, Josh Davis won the weight throw with 23.24, also a life-time best.
LAWRENCE: Jake Albright cleared 557 in pole vault at Bob Timmons Challenge. Indoor PB for summer NCAA finalist.
HAVERFORD: World 800 m finalist Charlene Lipsey clocked 2:46.38 in the 1000 m at the Jack Pyrah Invitational.
BOSTON: At Season Opener here high quality overall PB 15:17.31 in women 5000 m by NCAA track champion Karissa Schweizer ahead of NCAA CC Champion Ednah Kurgat 15:19.03 PB and Eritrea´s Weini Kelati 15:37.03 national indoor record. Steepla NCAA 4th placer Elinor Purrier won the 3000 m in also good 8:55.68 PB over Heather MacLean 9:03.03. Gabrielle Thomas topped the 300 m in 37.47 PB beating Puerto-Rico´s London 400 m hurdles participant Grace Claxton 37.64 national indoor best. On the men side Marc Rienas won the 800 m in 1:48.85 PB, Julian Oakley of New Zealand the 5000 m in 13:49.55 and Myles Banfield the 300 m in 33.62. Scott Houston cleared 551 in the pole vault.
OGDEN: Female hurdler Tawnie Moore improved her PB in the 55 m Hurdles at Winter Open to 7.78.
ITHACA: Ghana´s record holder Flings Owusu-Agyapong was timed with 7.35 in the 60 m at the Greg Page Relays.
WEST LONG BRANCH: Nick Vena won the shot put with 20.00 m.
TORONTO (CAN, Dec 2): London 6th placer and Canadian shot put record holder Brittany Crew got her first indoor 18+ with 18.16 at Christmas Open meet. Her outdoor NR is 18.58.
HASTINGS (NZL, Dec 3): At New Zeland School Championships Oliver Miller won the 300 m Hurdles in 37.49. Also Nick Palmer 20.35 with 5 kg shot and Connor Bell 65.63 in 1.5 kg discus. Fast sprinter Lucy Sheat in the U18 category won 100 m in 11.59 (+1.6) and 200 m in windy 23.42 (+3.3).
NATHAN (AUS, Dec 3): Sprint doubles for Michael Romanin 10.56 (+0.6) and 20.96 PB (+0.8) with Jessica Peris 11.63 PB (+1.5) and 23.31 PB (+0.9) at the Joanna Stone Shield meet.
SYDNEY (AUS, Dec 3): The 64th New South Wales women’s heptathlon championships has lived up to expectations and more, as we build up towards the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Victorian 18-year-old Celeste Mucci has smashed her PB and the 27-year-old Australian under-20 heptathlon record with a score of 5870 points. In third place overnight, she stormed home with a massive windy long jump of 6.48m, a PB javelin throw of 42.32m and a three second PB 800m time of 2:28.22. It was her third Commonwealth Games B qualifier. Taking the NSW title and placing second was 20-year-old Alysha Burnett with a score of 5758 points. Decathlon winner Alec Diamond improved to 7592 points. From the NSW website.
KADUNA (NGR, Dec 2): At the AFN Golden League Meeting Usheoritse Itsekiri won the 100 m final in 10.46. Isoken Igbinosun won the women’s 100m final in 11.42 (+2.5). In the men’s 400m final, Bamidele Emmanuel was the best in 46.48.
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