“Hello everyone! The month of August was a slow but exciting period for me. It marked the end of my track season for 2014 and signalled the start of my academic year.
“During this month, I did an overview of myself and my career, analyzing where and I was and what I am hoping to accomplish; and I am now quite pleased with the road ahead!
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The combined winners of 85 global marathons will seek to win the coveted Boston Marathon title at April's 119th running of the historic race. The elite field includes Meb Keflezighi, Lelisa Desisa, Wesley Korir, Sharon Cherop and Caroline Kilel. - BOSTON (January 20, 2015) —In its 30th year as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial today announced the elite field for the 119th running of the Boston Marathon on April 20. A complete field list follows.
Russian walking sagaMOSCOW (RUS): Five Russian race-walkers, including three Olympic gold medalists, have been banned by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency due to anomalies in their respective biological passports, inform AP. 2012 50 km Olympic champion Sergey Kirdyapkin, 2008 Olympic 20 km champion Olga Kaniskina, and 2011 50 km World champion Sergey Bakulin have all received bans of three years and two months. All three doping cases have been backdated to late 2012. 2008 Olympic 20 km champion Valery Borchin has been banned for eight years, from October 2008, for a second doping offense, while 2011 World medallist Vladimir Kanaykin was banned for life for a repeat offense. Kaniskina and Borchin will lose their World 20 km titles from 2009 and 2011, while Kirdyapkin will lose his World 50 km title from 2009 and also World Cup win 2012. Bakulin will lose 2011 50 km gold and Kanaykin will also lose his world 20 km silver from 2011. The athletes that look set to be upgraded to World champions are Trond Nymark from Norway (50 km, 2009), Wang Hao of China (20 km men, 2009), Olive Loughnane of Ireland (20 km women, 2009), Luis Fernando Lopez of Colombia (20 km men, 2011), Denis Nizhegorodov (50 km men, 2011) and Liu Hong of China (20 km women, 2011).
HOUSTON (January 18, 2015) - Near-perfect conditions yielded speedy performances Sunday at the 43rd Chevron Houston Marathon as Yebrgual Arage ran the second fastest time ever by a woman at Houston and Birhanu Gedefa outkicked Gebo Burka to take the men's race. It was the seventh straight sweep of the titles by Ethiopia.
Gesta de Melo re-elected - MANAUS (BRA): Brazilian Roberto Gesta de Melo was re-elected for another four year term as president of Consudatle (South American Athletics Confederation). He was also confirmed at the congress of the organisation as the nominee of South America for the IAAF Council.
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