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Coaching Athletics Quarterly

News From Around the World

INDIANAPOLIS -- Two-time Olympian Molly Huddle (Providence, Rhode Island) bettered three American track records (pending) to earn USATF Athlete of the Week, while Julie Brown was voted by fans as the winner of the 32nd USATF Throwback Athlete of the Week award for setting an American record in the women’s 5,000m on October 30, 1976. In the absence of regular competition during the Covid-19 pandemic, we are taking a weekly look back at some of the great efforts by American track and field athletes through the years.

This week marks the opening of the voting process for the 2020 World Athletes of the Year ahead of the World Athletics Awards 2020 to be held virtually on Saturday 5 December.

Remember the Great Recession? - It wasn’t that very long ago, starting in December of 2007 and lasting until early summer of 2009. The stock market was a mess, homes were foreclosed in droves, and amidst all the misery and uncertainty, what the running industry called the Second Running Boom (the first began in the late 1970s, another time of profound economic hardship) was born.

EME NEWS (APR 30, 2018)
 
DOHA NEWS
 
DOHA (QAT): World champion Ramil Guliyev headlines an excellent 200m field for the Doha Diamond League on 4 May. Guliyev will face opposition from world bronze medallist and recently crowned Commonwealth champion Jereem Richards from Trinidad & Tobago, reigning Diamond League winner Noah Lyles from the United States and triple Olympic medallist Andre de Grasse from Canada. Reigning world and Olympic 110m hurdles champion Omar McLeod from Jamaica (20.48 PB) makes his Diamond League debut at the distance.
EME NEWS (APR 29, 2018)
 
Deksisa 2:06:34
HAMBURG (GER, Apr 29): Solomon Deksisa took his second big marathon win of the season, leading an Ethiopian clean sweep in the Hamburg Marathon. Deksisa, who won the Mumbai Marathon in January in 2:09:34, clocked 2:06:34 (63:04/63:30) in Hamburg ahead of Tadu Abate (2:06:54) and Ayele Abshero (2:07:19) with former world and Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich from Uganda fifth in 2:07:57. Emmanuel Mutai was ninth in 2:11:57 after suffering from hip problems in the last 12km. "I was surprised but said to myself: No, today is going to be my day,” said the winner. Philipp Pflieger was the top German finisher in 11th in 2:13:39 which was also inside the qualifying standard for the European Championships. Bahrain’s Shitaye Eshete won the women’s race with a big negative split in 2:24:51 (73:23/71:28) ahead of Ethiopia’s Birke Debele (2:25:28) and Bahrain’s Mimi Belete (2:26:06). Sweden’s Isabellah Anderson was comfortably inside the European Championships qualifying standard in sixth in 2:34:52.
EME NEWS (APR 28, 2018)
 
McLaughlin 53.60 WJR
FAYETTEVILLE (USA, Apr 27): From 1st day of National Relay Championships a World U20 record is reported. Talented and versatile sprinter Sydney McLaughlin debuted in her specialty in the season so fast than never. Her 53.60 PB is not only World lead but also improvement of her former global junior mark 53.82 from last year US Championships in Sacramento. Also interesting to note the top shape of female sprinter Shania Collins. She clocked 11.10 (+1.1) in the 100 m and 22.57 (+1.6) in the 200 m, both personal bests. Ka´Tya Seymour won the other heat in 11.24 (+1.6) ahead of indoor surprise Javianne Oliver 11.29. In the 200 m second Puertorican hurdler Jasmine Camacho-Quinn 22.69 new personal best (she also won the hurdles in windy 12.53 +2.6). In men 100 m Kenzo Cotton 10.19 (+1.7) and Japanese Hakim Sani-Brown 20.64 (+1.4) in the 200 m. Nathan Strother won the 400 m in 45.01 and Daniel Roberts 110 m hurdles 13.53 (+1.4) with Jamaican Kemar Mowatt 49.80 at 400 m hurdles. 2016 World Indoor champion Marquis Dendy achieved 796 (+3.0) in long jump. Sharika Barnett won the 400 m in 51.50.
EME NEWS (APR 26, 2018)
 
Coleman for Shanghai DL
SHANGHAI (CHN): World Indoor champion Christian Coleman will make his Diamond League debut in Shanghai on 12 May when he goes head-to-head with defending champion Su Bingtian in a 100m showdown that’s sure to be one of the highlights of a star-studded evening of world-class athletics. Also running World champion Justin Gatlin. Canada’s Olympic bronze medallist, Andre de Grasse, will also be in the mix with British relay World champion Chijindu Ujah. In the 100 m also world 200m champion, Ramil Guliyev from Turkey and Japanese record holder Yoshihide Kiryu – two more sub-10 men. The women’s 200m line-up is no less impressive with two-time world champion Dafne Schippers making her Shanghai debut against Jamaica’s double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson. Also sprinting will be Marie Josee Ta Lou and Commonwealth gold medalist Shaunae Miller-Uibo with US Kimberlyn Duncan and Deejah Steven with Kyra Jefferson. Mujinga Kambundji of Switzerland and top local runner Wei Yongli are completing the field.
Thursday, 26 April 2018 21:23

News from around the World - EME News (Apr 25, 2018)

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EME NEWS (APR 25, 2018)
 
Olympic winners at Drake
DES MOINES (USA): Several Olympic champions are set to be in action among a stellar cast at the Drake Relays, which gets under way with the multi-events today. Following recent huge throws, world indoor champion Tom Walsh takes on Olympic champion Ryan Crouser, Tom Walsh, Ryan Whiting and Darrell Hill in shot put. The 100m hurdles is among the top events, starring world record-holder Kendra Harrison as she faces Jasmin Stowers, Dawn Harper-Nelson, Kori Carter, Kristi Castlin and Dawn Harper-Nelson. The 400m hurdles sees Olympic champion Dalilah Muhammad against Ashley Spencer and Georganne Moline. A top women’s pole vault includes Olympic silver medallist Sandi Morris, Katie Nageotte, Alysha Newman and Anicka Newell, while Sam Kendricks and Shawn Barber go in the men’s event. Another highlight is the men’s 100m involving Andre de Grasse, CJ Ujah and Ameer Webb.  Leo Manzano and Lawi Lalang go in the men’s mile while Jenny Simpson takes on the two miles.  Javier Culson and Annsert Whyte line up in the 400m hurdles. Vashti Cunningham and Levern Spencer face off in the high jump. Traves Smikle is in the discus circle, while 2012 Olympic champion Aries Merritt is against Jarret Eaton and Devon Allen in the 110m hurdles.
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.
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.
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