Negesse beats Kiprotich
TOKYO (JPN, Feb 22): Ethiopian double at Tokyo Marathon, start of the next edition of Abbott World Marathon Majors. Endeshaw Negesse and Birhane Dibaba scored the first-ever Ethiopian men/women win at this marathon. As Brett Larner points out, both close to the course records as they won in 2:06:00 and 2:23:15. Former Hakone Ekiden uphill star Masato Imai made it a show for the home crowd with a 2:07:39 PB for 7th, making him the all-time 6 Japanese man and fastest-ever on the Tokyo course.
Farah 8:03.40 WB, 2 more WL´s
BIRMINGHAM (GBR, Feb 21): Already boasting two World and Olympic titles, Mo Farah now has a world best, his first top global mark in his career. His 8:03.40 for 2 miles highlighted the action at the Sainsbury´s Indoor Grand Prix, which also featured two other world leads.
JUST RUN, the youth fitness program developed by leaders from the Big Sur International Marathon, was named National Youth Program of the Year by Running USA at its recent annual industry conference in New Orleans.
2/11/2015 - LOS ANGELES -- USA Track & Field and Walt Disney Pictures invited Team USA athletes Deena Kastor, Meb Keflezighi, Will Leer and Leo Manzano to the world premiere of McFarland, USA, in Hollywood, Monday evening.
Collins vs Rodgers vs Kilty
LODZ (POL): The 11th Pedros Cup on Tuesday in new venue (Atlas Arena, EA Indoor Permit) in Lodz is promising some interesting fights. In men 60 m unbeaten so far this season Kim Collins against Mike Rodgers from USA and World Indoor Champion Richard Kilty. In the hurdles Dayron Robles with Berlin winner Orlando Ortega and Aries Merritt. Polish junior record holder in women 60 m Ewa Swoboda runs against Carina Horn of South Africa. In shape Piotr Lisek is the favorite of pole vault, World leader Kamila Licwinko in the women high jump and another World leader Ryan Whiting in the men shot put.
NEW YORK -- Two American records, a world masters record and two U.S. victories in the famed NYRR Wanamaker Mile highlighted Valentine’s Day races at the 108th NYRR Millrose Games at the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory.
Brycen Spratling (Webster, New York) set a new 500m Armory record, an American Indoor record and an all-time world best, finishing in 1:00.06 to bring down the 28-year-old U.S. record of 1:00.17, set by Ken Lowery in 1987.
photo courtesy USA Today
P. Jeptoo vs. Keitany RAS AL KHAIMAH (UAE): The RAK Half Marathon on February 13 will, yet again, feature a line-up of some of the top road runners in the world. In the women’s race, Priscah Jeptoo (66:11) will defend her title, while course record holder and two time winner Mary Keitany (65:50) will also return. Both athletes are building up for the London Marathon on April 26.
BOULDER – Chris Derrick ran away from the field late to take the men’s race for the third consecutive time, while local favorite Laura Thweatt put on a clinic over the final mile of the race, as both runners took home top prize at the USATF Cross Country Championships Saturday in Boulder, Colorado.
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