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EME NEWS (JAN 14, 2018)
 
10 women under 70 minutes
HOUSTON (USA, Jan 14): Ethiopia’s Ruti Aga led 10 women under the 70-minute barrier in the Houston Half Marathon, winning in 66:39 ahead of Kenyans Caroline Chepkoech (66:48) and Mary Wacera (66:50) with Ethiopia’s Buze Diriba given the same time in fourth. In a high quality race, Molly Huddle broke the American record with 67:25 in seventh, shaving nine seconds off Deena Kastor’s long-standing mark. Huddle also set American records at 10 miles (50:52) and 20km (63:48) en route. New Zealand’s Jake Robertson took another top-level victory on the roads in 60:01 ahead of the Ethiopian trio of Guye Adola (60:15), Feyisa Lilesa (60:20) and Shura Kitata (60:20). The top nine finishers all broke the 61-minute mark. Further down the field, Bernard Lagat, 43, was 15th in a US over-40 record of 62:00 while London Marathon winner Daniel Wanjiru was only 25th in 62:55. There was an Ethiopian double in the marathon with Bazu Worku (2:08:30) and Yitayal Atnafu (2:09:07) taking a one-two in the men’s race with Kenyan Elisha Barno third 2:09:32. Best US Wilkerson Given as 6th 2:15:52. Among women top 3 for Ethiopia with Biruktayit Degefa (2:24:51), Belaynesh Oljira (2:24:57) and Meselech Beyene (2:27:21) taking a clean sweep in the women’s race. Fourth Gladys Kipsoi 2:27:32 and best US 7th Sarah Crouch 2:35:22.
McLeod 7.53, K. Harrison 7.82
LEXINGTON (USA, Jan 13): At Kentucky Invitational hurdles stars clocked World leads. Olympic winner and World champion Omar McLeod 7.53 in the men hurdles and World record holder Kenni Harrison 7.82 in women hurdles. Harrison also won the 200 m in 23.16, indoor PB for her. Second 400 m hurdles World champion Kori Carter 23.36 (she was also third in short hurdles 8.21). Jaylen Bacon won both men sprints in 6.66 and 21.14 and Javianne Oliver was the fastest in women 60 m 7.20. Also to note Dwight St. Hillaire from Trinidad 46.55 in his first indoor race ever at the 400 m on the oversized track here. Ohio State posted 3:34.92 in women 4x400 m.
 
 
 
ROAD AND CC RESULTS
 
EGMOND AAN ZEE (NED, Jan 14): Kenya’s Edwin Kiptoo dominated the Egmond Half Marathon, winning in 62:36 ahead of teammates Leonard Langat (64:14) and Ronald Kirui (64:26). Reigning champion Abdi Nageeye was fourth on home soil in 64:33. Ethiopia’s Zeyneba Yemer won the women’s race in 72:19 from Kenya’s Evaline Chirchir (72:25) and Ethiopia’s Tadelech Bekele (72:28).
 
VALENCIA (ESP, Jan 14): Kenya’s Sandra Chebet, 19, won the Valencia 10km in a fast 30:58 ahead of steeplechaser Norah Tanui (31:17) while Ethiopia’s Tsehay Abayneh won the men’s race in 28:03 ahead of teammate Taye Girma (28:06). Chiki Perez was the top home finisher in the men’s race in seventh in 28:36 with Isabel Checa 13th in the women’s race in 35:59.
 
HOBART (AUS, Jan 14): Madeline Hills clocked 33:57 to finish fourth overall over 10km in Hobart.
 
ELGOIBAR (ESP, Jan 14): Olympic 3000 m steeplechase champion Ruth Jebet won the Cross Elgoibar ahead of former world cross country champion Agnes Tirop. Jebet won the 7.621 km in 27:15 by 11 seconds with Lilian Kasait a distant third in 28:08. Trihas Gebre was the top home finisher in fifth, some 1:41 behind the winner. World U20 5000m champion Selemon Barega outsprinted world U20 cross country champion Jacob Kiplimo from Uganda in the senior men’s 10.796km, 33:54 to 33:56, with teammate Timothy Toroitich third in 34:23. World and Olympic 3000m steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto crossed the finish-line in fifth, some 1:46 behind the winner and one second ahead of top Spanish finisher Ilias Fifa.
 
CANBERRA (AUS, Jan 14): Beki Smith and Declan Tingay have been crowned Australia’s 10,000m race walking champions for 2018. Smith clocked 45:56.08 as winner but Tingay with 41:07.88 (World U20 standard) was overall sixth. Ahead of him international participants. Sweden´s record holder Perseus Karlstrom 39:22.41 with Canadian Evan Dunfee 40:11.80 and Lithuania´s Marius Ziukas 40:43.17. Fourth Yerko Araya from Chile 40:48.94 and fifth New Zealand´s top walker Quentin Rew 40:51.55.
 
GOA (IND, Jan 14): CC titles in India for Shankar Man Thapa 30:11 in men 10 km and Sanjeev Babu 34:28 in women 10 km.
 
LE MANS (FRA, Jan 14): Ethiopia women winner at the Cross Ouest France. Hawi Feysa won women 7.7 km in 25:40 ahead of Hiwot Ayalew 25:57 and Bontu Edeo 26:05. Sophie Duarte as best French was 7th in 26:59. Men 9 km had Aweke Ayalew from Bahrain as winner in 26:55 over Muhajr Sraj 27:01 and Tesfaye Deriba 27:02. Best French James Theuri was 6th 27:52.
 
PHOENIX (USA, Jan 14): Kiya Dandena won the Synchrony Financial Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Half Marathon in 64:54. Stephanie Bruce topped women in 72:31 just edging Elvin Kibet 72:32. 41-year-old, Kate Landau of Tacoma finished first for the women in marathon 2:42:04. Men winner was not under 2:30.
 
 
 
 
US INDOOR SATURDAY (Jan 13)
 
BIRMINGHAM: Christopher Belcher scored a nice sprint double at Vulcan Invitational 6.65 and 21.09 in the 60/200 m combination. Shania Collins clocked 23.14 in the 200 m and Stamatia Skarvelis of Greece achieved new national women weight throw record 22.27 (also won shot put 17.03).
 
KENT: Jamaican female shot putter Danniel Thomas-Dodd won at Doug Raymond Invitational with 18.21, 19 cm close to her national indoor record. Mike Hartfield leaped to 785 in long jump.
 
STATEN ISLAND: World 800 m medalist Ajee Wilson won the mile at Great Dane Classic in indoor PB 4:36.84 ahead of another 800 m runner and London finalist Charlene Lipsey 4:38.30. Men mile winner Alfredo Santana from Puertorico got 3:59.07 overall PB. Another Puertorican win for Wesley Vasquez in the 800 m 1:49.15. 400 m hurdles specialist Rilwan Alowonle who has US/Nigerian nationality improved at the flat distance to 46.60 overall PB. Freddie Crittenden posted life-time best 7.65 in the 60 m hurdles over Angelo Goss 7.69 also a PB. Veteran sprinter from Jamaica Schillonie Calvert-Powell won the 60 m in 7.30 and Canadian Travia Jones improved her indoor PB in the 400 m to 52.89.
 
SEATTLE: Shalane Flanagan won the 3000 m in 8:55.11 at the oversized track here during Washington Preview Meet. Second Mel Lawrence 8:57.83. Ethiopian long distance runner Yomif Kejelcha won the mile in 4:02.70 ahead of Lopez Lomong 4:03.84. Drew Windle topped the 1000 m in 2:20.95 and Craig Engels was the best in the 3000 m 7:55.66. In women distances Stephanie Brown won the 1000 m in 2:44.78 (Russian whistleblower Yulia Stepanova was 7th 2:47.24) and Canadian Jenna Westaway the mile in 4:36.17. In sprints Long jump World champion Brittney Reese was the best over 60 m in 7.31 and World record holder Aries Merritt 7.65 in the hurdles. Women hurdles 8.11 for Erica Bougard and men 60 m 6.69 for Joe Morris. DL shot put winner Darrell Hill got 19.87 in shot put and Jaide Stepter double 23.60/52.50 in the 200/400 m combination. Olivia Baker was the best in the 600 m 1:28.72. 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Clayton Murphy, who made his debut as a member of the Nike Oregon Project, won the men’s 800 in 1:51.44.
 
LUBBOCK: High jumper Trey Culver was the sensation at the Corky Classic meet. The 2016 and 2017 NCAA indoor champion cleared 233 as winner and improved by 7 cm. Bradley Adkins as second went over 224. World U20 finalist 2016 Charles Brown went over 8 meters in long jump (803) for first time indoors in his career and also as first in this indoor season. Veteran US sprinter Mike Rodgers clocked fast 6.60 in the 60 m ahead of Nigerian Divine Oduduru 6.66 in his first ever indoor race. Tyreek Mathis went on the oversized track in the 400 m to 46.48 ahead of Steven Champlin 46.57. Women 60 m winner Mikiah Brisco sprinted to 7.15 PB ahead of Aleia Hobbs 7.21. Houston clocked 3:06.57 in men 4x400 m and U20 putter Adrian Piperi improved with senior implement to 19.50.
 
NASHVILLE: Fast times at the 300 m oversized track during Commodore Invitational. Jamaican Akeem Bloomfield 45.92 in the 400 m and Kenyan Michael Saruni in the 800 m 1:45.92. Jamaican World U20 2016 finalist Raheem Chambers bettered his best in the 60 m to 6.62.
 
WEST LAFAYETTE: Chukwu Enekwechi registered 20.19 in shot put at the Gene Edmonds Invitational.
 
ANN ARBOR: At the new Michigan indoor track Nick Willis from New Zealand won the mile in 3:57.99 ahead of country-mate Hamish Carson 3:58.68. Just the day before Willis became proud father of his second boy. Even higher quality in women´s mile as Canadian Nicole Sifuentes achieved 4:27.69 overall PB ahead of Shannon Osika 4:28.30 also overall PB. Triple jump London participant Donald Scott for first time in his life managed over 17 m indoors with 17.06.
 
UNIVERSITY PARK: From Nittany Lions Challenge interesting European marks. Ireland´s Harry Purcell won the 600 m in 1:17.85 and Sweden´s Lisa Gunnarsson cleared 442 in the pole vault.
 
CEDAR FALLS: Brandon Carnes sprinted 6.64 in the 60 m at the Panther Open.
 
IOWA CITY: Aaron Mallett with solid early shape 7.73 in the 60 m hurdles, Chris Nielsen cleared 560 in the pole vault at the Hawkeye Invitational.
 
COLLEGE STATION: Fast 400 m at Ted Nelson Invitational as Grenada´s Bralon Taplin got the seasons fastest 45.48, in another race 20 years old Ilolo Izu improved his overall PB to 46.34.
 
 
 
 
INDOOR RESULTS
 
NOVOCHEBOKSARSK (RUS, Jan 14): Former European indoor champion Anzhelika Sidorova cleared 470 in women’s pole vault at Governor Cup of Chuvashya Republic, the third stage of the Russian athletics winter tour. Angelina Krasnova went over 450 as second and Tayana Shvydkina was third with 440. Vladimir Nikitin 7:48.88 and Yelena Korobkina 8:55.03 topped the 3000 m races.
 
JABLONEC (CZE, Jan 14): European U20 champion 2015 Jan Dolezal scored here good heptathlon PB of 5879 points after 7.12-7.44-14.56-2.04-8.17-4.70-2:50.77.
 
ANCONA (ITA, Jan 14): Nicholas Artuso (will be 20 in May) won the 60 m in 6.68 PB ahead of U20 sprinter Andrei Zlatan 6.73 PB.
 
AUBIERE (FRA, Jan 14): During this combined events meet X-Athletics Renaud Lavillenie cleared excellent World lead in pole vault 586. He competed on Sunday only in this event, Kevin Mayer cleared 506. Ukrainian Oleksiy Kasyanov won the heptathlon with 6016 points (6.92; 7.45; 13.78; 2.02 - 7.80; 4.66; 2.46.22). Second German Tim Nowak 5906 and third Ruben Gado 5899. Antoinette Nana Djimou was the best in pentathlon with 4351 points (8.37; 1.72; 14.64; 6.03; 2.27.11). British Katarina Johnson-Thompson competed in hurdles 8.50, shot put 10.91 and long jump 645.
 
MADRID (ESP, Jan 14): Patricia Sarrapio achieved here 13.98 in the women triple jump.
 
LEVERKUSEN (GER, Jan 14): Katharina Bauer went over 440 in the pole vault at regional championships.
 
 
 
SAD NEWS
 
PRAHA (CZE): Agencies are informing that a referee at a regional indoor championships was killed on Saturday when a shot put hit him in the chest. The rest of the competition was canceled.
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