lunedì 1 settembre 2014

MARY KEITANY BACK ON HALFMARATHON WITH GREATNORTHRUN




Last May she was back in competition with the gold in Ottawa10k in Canada in 31:22 after motherhood of his second child Samantha.This sunday Mary Keitany will be back in GreatNorthRun in Newcastle on halfmarathon where she was World record holder in 65:50 in RasAlKhaimah in February 2011 before the impressive 65:12 of Florence Kiplagat last February in Barcelona (Spain).
Thanks to her coach Gabriele Nicola and her manager Gianni DeMadonna,i spoke with her after a train session in Iten while rains-season still not finished and problems to organize massive workouts.
Mary looked relaxed and focused on racing confirming a good shape by her same words:"I feel good now.My shape is better than first months after motherhood and before my new debut in Ottawa.Probably this depends by very important workouts did in last month that gave me interesting results sometimes similar and sometimes better than spring 2012 so i am enough confident in myself now."
Gabriele Nicola told me "Rebuilding of her athletc-engine is now completed,she is training totally as top-athlete in last two months and GreatNorthRun is so important to understand really if her engine is absolutely on the right way and if correct to go on 42k still this season or to be postponed in spring 2015.A talent as Mary can't go in marathon if not ready to be as the her top level.
GreatNorthRun will be an incredible duel between Mary Keitany,Tirunesh Dibaba and Edna Kiplagat..a cast simply stellar for Newcastle's halfmarathon,so it's intersting to ask her how she feels running against such great champs.
"I am really excited and honoured to can compete with Edna and Tirunesh,it will be a race for sure spectacular and i hope to feel really ok to give my best.Would love a hard competition since beginning otherwise will be difficult against Tirunesh at the sprint and also Edna is not slow on last km of long race.Thinking about Newscastle i feel very relaxed because i will searching no particular goals but first of all except to understand how my body will answer to a fast pace for 21k as certainly Newcastle will give us."
From a champ as Mary Keitany we would like also to know something about her future in next few years and Gabriele Nicola was so clear explaining their position:"Thinking now about Bejing or Rio is too early at this moment but she can't forget her disappointment after missing London moment.Her training-philosopy is always the same as before motherhood but she is conscious that to be again n.1 in world as before 2012,she must give something more from her training because other girls as Priscah Jeptoo and Rita Jeptoo in last years are reallly grown up."
The competitive return of Mary Keitany is personally one of the arguments will for sure theme of discussion in these days till GreatNorthRun and in this chat with her and her coach,i saw her very focused on her coming-back showing also to be hungry of success again.

PROFILE OF MARY KEITANY

venerdì 29 agosto 2014

#ISTAF BERLIN MEETING: ESSENTIALS TO FOLLOW


Pacers and Pacing for Distance-Events







giovedì 28 agosto 2014

#WELTKLASSE #ZURICHDL :ESSENTIALS TO FOLLOW


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TIMETABLE (CET times), STARTLISTS and LIVERESULTS:

TimeDisciplineMen / WomenStatusStandings
17:55
Long Jump Women Women Startlist Standings
18:05
Discus Women Women Startlist Standings
18:10
Shot Put Men Men Startlist Standings
18:39 400m Hurdles Women - Young Diamond's Challenge Women Startlist
18:47 200m Men - Young Diamond's Challenge Men Startlist
18:55 800m Women - Young Diamonds Challenge Women Startlist
19:05 100m Hurdles Women - Young Diamond's Challenge Women Startlist
19:07
19:25 2600m Wheelchair Women Women Startlist
19:25 3000m Wheelchair Men Men Startlist
19:35
Pole Vault Women Women Startlist Standings
19:38 100m women pre-program 1st race Women Startlist
19:45 100m women pre-program 2nd race Women Startlist
19:51 100m Men B Men Startlist
20:00
Triple Jump Men Men Startlist Standings
20:05
400m Hurdles Men Men Startlist Standings
20:14
3000m Steeplechase Women Women Startlist Standings
20:15
High Jump Women Women Startlist Standings
20:25
Javelin Men Men Startlist Standings
20:31
200m men Men Startlist Standings
20:38
1500m Women Women Startlist Standings
20:50
400m Men Men Startlist Standings
20:59
100m Women Women Startlist Standings
21:08
800m Men Men Startlist Standings
21:17
100m Hurdles Women Women Startlist Standings
21:24
5000m Men Men Startlist Standings
21:45 100m Men A Men Startlist
21:55 4x 100m Relay Women Women Startlist
22:00 Diamond Race Victory Ceremony


mercoledì 27 agosto 2014

DIBABA IN HEAD-TO-HEAD WITH KIPLAGAT AT BUPA GREAT NORTH RUN


Tirunesh Dibaba, the Ethiopian who holds the world and Olympic 10,000m titles, will renew her keen East African rivalry with Kenya’s Edna Kiplagat when she lines up in the Bupa Great North Run on Sunday 7 September.
Kiplagat, who ran her way into the record books in Moscow last summer as the first back to back winner of the World Championship women’s marathon title, was beaten by Dibaba in a thrilling sprint finish in the 2012 Bupa Great North Run.
The tables were turned in the London Marathon in April this year, though. After Dibaba dropped a bottle at the 30k drinks station, Kiplagat pulled clear with her compatriot and namesake Florence Kiplagat, winning the 26.2 mile race in a sprint finish.
Dibaba had to settle for third place in her debut marathon but returned to winning ways in the Bupa Great Manchester Run 10k in May. The 28-year-old has not raced since then but is getting ready for what promises to be another gripping head-to-head with Kiplagat.
Dibaba has been a trailblazer in women’s distance running for more than a decade now. She became the youngest ever individual world champion when she won the global 5,000m title as an 18-year-old at the Stade de France in Paris in 2003 – earning the nickname ‘the baby faced assassin.’
The 5ft 1in phenomenon became the first woman to complete an Olympic double at 5,000m and 10,000m when she struck gold at both distances in Beijing in 2008. In all, Dibaba has won three Olympic golds (she successfully defended her 10,000m crown at London 2012) and five world track titles.
She has held the world 5,000m record, 14 minutes 11.15 seconds, since 2008 and extended her range to the marathon in London on 13 April, finishing third behind the two Kiplagats in 2 hours 20 minutes 35 seconds.
It made Dibaba the third fastest ever debutante as a women’s marathon runner, behind Britain’s Paula Radcliffe and Kenya’s Lucy Kabuu. She would have undoubtedly been faster had she not lost touch with the Kiplagats after dropping her drink bottle. “I will definitely do another marathon,” she said.
Dibaba’s form over the half marathon distance on Tyneside will be a pointer towards her prospects in a second venture over the marathon distance but she will be up against a rival seeking a place in the record books.
Only four women have won the elite women’s races at the Bupa Great North Run and the London Marathon in the same year: Liz McColgan (who was the first to achieve the feat, back in 1996), Joyce Chepchumba (1999), Paula Radcliffe (2003) and Priscah Jeptoo (2013).
There is another major threat, however, in the elite women’s field for the prestigious IAAF Gold Label event:  Mary Keitany, the 32-year-old Kenyan won the London Marathon in 2011 and 2012 and stands third on the world all-time list for the marathon. Only Britain’s Paula Radcliffe and Liliya Shobukhova of Russia have run faster than the 2 hours 18 minutes 38 seconds that Keitany clocked in the 2012 London race.
Keitany is also a former world record holder for the half marathon. The 1 hour 05 minutes 50 seconds that she recorded for 13.1 miles in the Ras Al Khaimah event in the United Arab Emirates in February 2011 stood until February of this year, when Florence Kiplagat clocked 1:05:12 in Barcelona.
The elite men’s race for the 2014 Bupa Great North Run has attracted Mo Farah, the Briton who holds the world, Olympic and European 5,000m and 10,000m titles, and Uganda’s Stephen Kiprotich, the reigning world and Olympic marathon champion.
This year’s event is guaranteed to be a momentous occasion. It will be the first running event in the world to reach a landmark one million finishers.
- See more at: http://www.greatrun.org/News/article.aspx?nid=594#sthash.3xSO0Ps5.dpuf

venerdì 22 agosto 2014

1500m WOMEN STOCKHOLM DL #DNGALAN :best race of the night??



Here video of yesterday 1500m women in Stockholm DL #dngalan : in my opinion the best race of the night!!

So curious to read your opinion??what do you think?

giovedì 21 agosto 2014

DNGALAN STOCKHOLM DL:ESSENTIAL TO FOLLOWS and UNOFFICIAL LIVESTREAMING

LIVESTREAMING:

LIVERESULTS

PACERS AND PACING DISTANCE EVENTS:

800m men  A

Bram Som (Hol) in 49.5-50 at 400m and then go to 500m

800m men B

Rueben Bett (Ken)  in 50-50.5 at 400m and then go to 500m

5000m men

Geoffrey Barusei (Ken) and Vincent Rono (Ken) will pace 2.34 at 1k, 5.08 at 2k, 7.42 at 3k

1500m women

Tamara Tverdostup (Ukr) in  62-63 at 400m, 2.05 at 800m and 2.37 at 1000m

3000m steeples women

Birtukan Fente (Eth) in  73/1.26/3.02 till 4.34 at 1500m



Timetable DNGALAN2014 (CET times)