martedì 26 aprile 2016

Bolt to run 100m at Ostrava in May

Prague - Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt will run the 100m at the Golden Spike meet in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava on May 20, the event's organisers said on Tuesday.
This will be Bolt's second race in the run-up to the Rio Olympics in August, where he will defend his 100m, 200m and 4x100m titles from 2012.
In his first race this year, he is due to run the 100m at the Cayman Invitational Meet on May 14.

domenica 24 aprile 2016

Kipchoge runs second fastest marathon to win in London


In a record-breaking duel with his Kenyan compatriot Stanley Biwott, Kipchoge clocked an unofficial 2 hours 3 minutes 5 seconds, just outside the world record mark of 2:02:57 held by another Kenyan Denis Kimetto. Kipchoge, who has lost only one of his seven marathons, powered away from New York champion Biwott over the last three kilometres to shatter Kenyan Wilson Kipsang's course record of 2:04:29.

venerdì 22 aprile 2016

Kenyan runners ready to invade London Marathon

ITEN — Ethiopians may have obliterated their opponents in Monday’s Boston Marathon, the opener in this season’s World Marathon Majors (WMM), but Kenyans are strong favourites to win Sunday’s London race.

mercoledì 20 aprile 2016

Usain Bolt chasing medals and not money at 2017 World Championships, claim London chiefs

The world’s fastest man is expected to draw the curtain on his illustrious career when the IAAF world athletics championships take place at the Olympic stadium next year.
Although retiring at this year’s Rio Olympics would perhaps be more fitting, it is believed Jamaican Bolt, 29, will elect to race for another season, finishing at the venue where he won three gold medals during the London 2012 Games

Russia announces anti-doping reforms in bid to avoid Rio ban

Russia has announced reforms it hopes will repair the credibility of its anti-doping body and will see its athletics team compete at the Rio Olympics.

lunedì 18 aprile 2016

Boston Marathon 2016: Ethiopians reign supreme

Ethiopians Lemi Berhanu and Atsede Baysa outpaced their Kenyan counterparts to win the men and women’s titles at the 120th Boston Marathon on Monday.
Kenyan women lost the Boston Marathon title when Joyce Chepkirui finished third in as Baysa won the race in 2 hours, 29 minutes and 19 seconds.

domenica 17 aprile 2016

Yohan Blake declared himself "fit and ready to run" at this Rio de Janeiro Olympics after clocking a world-leading 9.95 seconds in his first 100 metre race of the season on Saturday.


The 2011 world champion, dogged by three years of hamstring problems, set the mark less than an hour after American rival Justin Gatlin ran a wind aided 9.90 seconds at the Bahamas Invitational. Blake had a moderate start in the Jamaican capital before powering away from the field with compatriot Rasheed Dwyer second and Briton Zarnel Hughes third both in a time of 10.10. "It means a lot to be back in the sub-10 club," Blake told Reuters after the race. "For two years I've been out of the sub-10 club, so I thank God, who has been working in my life. It feels good to be back.

SAMAAI, SEMENYA AND VAN NIEKERK SHINE AT SOUTH AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

Caster Semenya secured a unique treble on Saturday (16), racing to three individual titles on the second and final day of the South African Championships in Stellenbosch.
With just 50 minutes rest between her first two races, the 2009 world 800m champion won the 400m and 800m titles in world-leading times of 50.74 and 1:58.45 respectively.

giovedì 14 aprile 2016

Lausanne: Lavillenie And Swiss Stars Added To Athletissima's Line-Up

The 41st edition of the IAAF Diamond League meeting Athletissima will take place on Thursday the 25th of August, just after the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Faithful as any other to Athletissima, the world record holder in the pole vault Renaud Lavillenie will be attending the party this year again.

Marathon runner Noguchi ready to announce retirement

Mizuki Noguchi, the winner of the women’s marathon gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics, has decided to retire, athletics sources said Thursday.
The 37-year-old Noguchi, who failed to qualify for this summer’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics after finishing 23rd at the Nagoya Women’s Marathon last month, is set to officially announce her decision at a news conference on Friday, according to the sources.

mercoledì 13 aprile 2016

Tamberi sets European Athlete of the Month

Serbian long jumper Ivana Spanovic and Italian high jumper Gianmarco Tamberi have been voted European Athletes of the Month for March.
Voting for European Athlete of the Month took place through our European Athletics Twitter andFacebook pages over the past week. Athletes with the most combined Twitter 'retweets' and Facebook 'likes' were crowned the winners.

Meldonium users may escape bans after Wada announcement

Wada announced in September that it was adding the heart disease medicine to its banned list from 1 January.
Since the start of the year, there have been 176 positive tests.

INDOOR MARATHONING WORLD RECORDS SET AT NEW YORK ARMORY

Last Saturday in New York City, as the temperature strained to reach 40 degrees and the wind and rain battled for eminence, seven intrepid runners stretched their calves and hamstrings to prepare to run a marathon. The elements would not test their mettle, though. Boredom would. Call it "marath-ennui."
Seven marathoners, six men and one woman, circumnavigated a 200-meter banked oval 211 times to complete the first Armory Indoor

martedì 12 aprile 2016

IAAF to allow women to compete in 50K walk for 1st time


MONACO (AP) - The last male-only event in track and field is opening up to women.
The IAAF said Monday that female athletes will be allowed to compete for the first time in 50-kilometer race walk events, a decision that followed a petition by American race walker Erin Taylor-Talcott.
The IAAF’s ruling council amended its rules to allow women to compete along with men in the 50K at the World Race Walking Team Championships in Rome from May 7-8. The results will count equally with the men’s toward the overall team result.

Kenya's Amos Kipruto Debuts And Wins In Acea Maratona Di Roma (2:08:12)

 Kenya's 23-year-old Amos Kipruto won the 22th Acea Maratona di Roma with a time of 2:08:12 in a wonderful and sunny day. Rahma Tusa, 22, took the honours in the women's race (2:28:49).
Kipruto ran the first marathon in his life and dropped last year's runner-up, Ethiopia's Birhanu Addissie Achamie, 21, at 37km. The Kenyan closed with the best time in Italy in 2016 and the 7thtime ever on the Rome course. "I dedicated

sabato 9 aprile 2016

HARRISON FLIES TO 12.36 IN FIRST 100M HURDLES RACE OF THE YEAR

IAAF World Indoor Championships 60m hurdles finalist Kendra Harrison opened her 2016 outdoor season in stunning fashion by clocking 12.36 for the 100m hurdles at the Spec Towns Invitational meeting in Athens, USA, on Friday (9).
Aided by a 1.4 metres-per-second breeze on her back, the 23-year-old Harrison not only took 0.14 off her personal best but her time on the University of Georgia track elevated her to equal-ninth on the world all-time list and makes her the fifth fastest American ever.

David Rudisha and Dafne Schippers confirm participation in the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Birmingham

World champions David Rudisha and Dafne Schippers are among the latest athletes to  on June 5.
Kenya’s 800m world record-holder David Rudisha will step down to 600m as he prepares to defend his Olympic title in Rio later this year. The world champion won over the same distance in his last appearance in Birmingham two years ago, clocking a PB of 1:13.71.
“I loved running 600m at the Birmingham Diamond League in 2014 and I’m really looking forward to doing it again,” said