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Coaching Athletics Quarterly

News & Features

Monday, 14 May 2018 16:40

VIP's Will Be Russian to Finish

Members of Congress will try to put talk of collusion, the House Chaplain and the 2018 election behind them, as well as some of their colleagues, as they lead teams in the annual ACLI Capital Challenge®, a three-mile road race. They join participants from all branches of government and the media. According to Director Jeff Darman, "the race has absolutely the fastest Members of Congress entered. These runners are really incredibly fit, fitter than legislators from any other nation!" The race takes place on Wednesday, May 16, at 8:00 a.m. in Washington, D.C.'s Anacostia Park. (Entries closed April 26.)

Australian Sam McEntee wins men’s title in first visit to the event, with more than 1,700 runners participating in downtown Minneapolis - Minneapolis, Minn. – May 10, 2018 – Emily Lipari of San Diego and Australian Sam McEntee won women’s and men’s titles, respectively, at the Medtronic TC 1 Mile tonight in downtown Minneapolis.

Kenya’s Alex Korio, the defending TCS World 10K champion, will return to Bengaluru and take on his compatriot and IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Valencia 2018 winner Geoffrey Kamworor at this year’s race on Sunday 27 May.

Tuesday, 01 May 2018 18:09

Plyometric checklist

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Many athletes use plyometric exercises but are they being coached correctly and do the activities relate to the needs of their event?

As coaches we can often just let our athletes get on with plyometrics, thinking they will do them properly. But turn your back and you’ll often find them chatting and not doing the exercisesst to utilise when “coaching” plyos.

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.

Ethiopians world-class runners dominated the Haspa Marathon Hamburg, taking all three places on the podium: Solomon Deksisa won with 2:06:34, the third fastest time ever in Hamburg. Debutant Tadu Abate took second with 2:06:54 while Ayele Abshero was third in 2:07:19. Kenya’s Solomon Yego finished fourth with 2:07:37 while the 2012 Olympic Champion Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda, was fifth in 2:07:57.

Photos: Winners Gilbert Yegon and Volha Mazuronak, credit: METRO Marathon Düsseldorf / Klaus-Dieter Weber - Volha Mazuronak produced the top performance at the METRO Marathon Düsseldorf as the Belorussian athlete ran a women's course record of 2:25:25. Mazuronak, the top European finisher in fifth place in the 2016 Olympic Marathon in Rio, dominated the race. The German runner Fabienne Amrhein was a surprise second placer, improving her best to 2:32:35. Her personal best was inside the team qualifying time for the European Championships in Berlin this summer. The Kenyan Rose Maru finished third in 2:33:55 with last year's women's champion Doroteia Peixoto Alves of Portugal fourth in 2:35:15.

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.
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