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Coaching Athletics Quarterly

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World 10,000m champion Joshua Cheptegei and world 3000m leader Jacob Kiplimo are among the athletes selected to represent Uganda at the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020 on 17 October.

Photo:winner Melat Kejeta; Amanal Petros and Melat Kejeta dominated the Frankfurt Half Marathon Invitational on a warm Sunday morning. While Petros clocked 63:31 Kejeta ran a strong time of 69:04 on the flat 3k loop course inside the Frankfurt fairground. Both will head the German teams for the World Half Marathon Championships, which are planned to go ahead on 17 October in Gdynia, Poland. 

PHOTO:www.photorun.netArne Gabius, Melat Kejeta and Katharina Steinruck compete in Frankfurt’s World Half Marathon Championships qualifier

Peres Jepchirchir smashed the women-only race world record in the half marathon in Prague on Saturday (5).

Spokane, WA—Bloomsday race organizers announced to its participants and volunteers this morning that it will not be able to hold the in-person race on the re- scheduled date of Sunday, September 20 due to health concerns related to COVID- 19. “While it’s a disappointing announcement to make, we are excited that we may continue the race’s proud tradition of a finisher shirt,” said Mark Starr, Lilac Bloomsday Association President. “We at Bloomsday feel strongly that 2020 cannot pass without a finisher shirt worn by our beloved Bloomies.”

Double European champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen took nine seconds off the Norwegian 5km road record on Wednesday (20), clocking 13:28 in a low-key race in Stavanger.

ATLANTA – May 15, 2020 -- Atlanta Track Club will attempt to cover 100,000 new miles on Global Running Day by calling on Running City USA to experience running and walking in a way they never have before.  The Club unveiled a series of running and walking challenges to commemorate the day.

Runners and walkers from 87 nations registered to take part in the Rock ‘n’ Roll VR3 that offered both 8K and 15K distances; More than 31,000 people now registered on Rock ‘n’ Roll Virtual Running Club platform Rock ‘n’ Roll VR4 kicks off Friday, May 15 at 2 p.m. ET offering 5K, 12K distances and the Remix Challenge Race through both distances

~ Asia's only Gold Label 10 Km Race will now be held on 22nd November 2020~

Bengaluru, 9th May 2020: Tata Consultancy Services World 10K, is the only 'World Athletics' Gold Label Race in Asia and one amongst only five gold label 10 km races globally. The event holds a place of pride in the global running calendar and receives applause for its formidable international elite Field and mass participation each year.

A cohesive collaboration amongst global sporting entities such as the Association of International Marathons & Distance Running (AIMS), World Athletics (WA), Global Sports Communication (GSC) along with Athletics Federation of India (AFI), and the Govt. of Karnataka, has been the hallmark of this event. Further inputs from some of these frontline bodies, has encouraged the promoters to take the call, to shift the date of this marquee sporting property.

Like many other sporting events across the globe, this is the rst time in history, this prestigious event that put Bengaluru on the global map of distance running, has been postponed.

Traditionally conducted on the third Sunday of May, it will now be re-scheduled to 22nd November 2020.

Emphasising on the benefits of this revised date, Vivek Singh, Joint-MD Procam International said, “While this pandemic has plunged the world into a crisis we have never encountered before, we believe this phase will pass, with sport coming through even stronger.

Safety and precaution are paramount for the event. This re-scheduling of the Tata Consultancy Services World 10K, was imminent to regain some form of normalcy, especially for the travel and participation of our international stakeholders. The support and co-operation received from all our stakeholders, has been unparalleled. 22nd November 2020, should give us all necessary time to heal, re-energise and deliver the event with our customary zeal.”

The online registrations for the rescheduled event will commence on Tuesday, 8th September 2020 at 7am on https://tcsworld10k.procam.in.

Hugh Jones, Race Director, TCS World 10K Bengaluru, said, "These are unprecedented times and the world has not witnessed a prolonged fight against a pandemic such as this. Postponing an event of this magnitude is never easy. We are fortunate that all stakeholders were on board with this new date and they too are of the belief that runner's safety comes first. We are positive this will be over soon, and we can once again etch inspiring stories from India, for the world.”

For the benefit of registered runners, following options have been designed to ensure a smooth transition.

For those runners who have already applied for the 2020 edition, their registrations will be automatically transferred to the new race date i.e. 22nd November 2020, without any payment.
       
       Registered applicants who choose not to take part (or are unable to do so) in the rescheduled event on Sunday i.e. 22nd November 2020, will be able to surrender their entry to Procam International with effect from 12th July 2020 to 29th July 2020 by filling the online bib surrender request form on https://tcsworld10k.procam.in. The application fees paid will be refunded post deduction of INR 150 as processing charges.

With the Tata Consultancy Services World 10K 2020 now in November, Procam International is offering an unparalleled athletic feast to the sporting world. India will be the cynosure of all eyes, with 4 different race distances throwing up exceptional competition and new stars. The World's most prestigious Airtel Delhi Half Marathon on 18th October 2020, the only World Athletics Silver Label - Tata Steel Kolkata 25K on 20th December 2020 and the iconic Tata Mumbai Marathon, on 17th January 2021, are as per schedule.

 

Planning Underway to Ensure Safety for 51st Running of Iconic Race - ATLANTA –May 1, 2020 -- Atlanta will celebrate family, fitness and the Founding Fathers this fall as the AJC Peachtree Road Race moves from the Fourth of July to Thanksgiving Day in 2020. The 51st Running of the Peachtree will take place on Thursday, November 26,  Atlanta Track Club announced today. It marks the first time in the event’s history that it will not be held on July 4.

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