mercoledì 2 settembre 2015

MO FARAH AND MARY KEITANY TO DEFEND TITLES IN #GREATNORTHRUN :OFFICIAL ENTRY LISTS

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martedì 1 settembre 2015

#TILBURGTENMILES :Saina against Flanagan and Teferi on 10k.Bernard Koech on 10miles to run fast..






Topatleten tilburg 2015 from Alberto Stretti


Tilburg Ten Miles...probaly one of the fastest road races on earth for 10k women and 10miles men...written here many important pages of the history of road running...
30.30 is the top time did by Tirunesh Dibaba on 2013 to explain how fast is this course.. and 30.46 defending time did by Betsy Saina last year.

Betsy Saina will be back also in 2015 to try an impressive double after a good WCh where she was placed 8th in 10000m.I think Betsy on road could  go faster than track so possible to believe she can improve her PB of last year.

Against her top contender will be american Shalane Flanagan placed 6th in Beijing and very strong also in road with 2h21.14 on marathon last year in Berlin.She has 68.31 on half and 31.27 on 10k road as PB with a 30.22 on 10k track. Since 25year legendary Lynn Jennings has american record on 10k road with 31.06 and personally possible to think an attack to American Record for Flianagan on this amazing fast course.

Ethiopian Senbere Teferi could probably be the surprise of the day after being famous for that amazing final kick against Genzebe Dibaba in 5k track in Beijing and taking a silver medal in front of the big star.
She is in top shape after Worlds and with 14.36 as pb on 5k and 4.01 on 1500 could be a dangerous client in last few km...Saina and Flanagan have to push hard before to don t have problems in last part of competition.

Genet Yalew from Ethiopia, Jessica Coulson from Great Britain and all dutch athletes willl complete an excellent field.

10miles WR was set in Tilburg by legend Haile with 44.23 in 2005 and Bernard Koech last year with 45.12 did the second ever fastest time on the course.
Bernard Koech will be here again this year to try also him an important double but will not be easy as important contenders to battle.Kenneth Kipkemoi will be number 2 but very dangerous with 3times under 60min in halfmarathon in his career.
Liked very much to find at the start a very good marathoner as Gilbert Kirwa and strong athlete from track as Vincent Chepkok

For Dutch supreamacy names will be Abdi Nageeye and Khalid Choukoud with Scott Overall and Matt Hynes to complete roster as Europe.


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Race women on 10k will start at 12.20 pm CET ( 11.20 am GMT ) while men race on 10miles at 13.45 pm CET (12.45 pm GMT )





giovedì 20 agosto 2015

Anticipation high for return of event record holder Geoffrey Ronoh to Birell Prague Grand Prix

Geoffrey Ronoh will return to the city where he staked his claim as one of the rising stars of road racing last year when he lines up in the Birell Prague Grand Prix on September 5. The Kenyan is the defending champion and course record holder with 27:28 for the 20th edition of this Saturday evening 10k race, one of the seven events in the RunCzech Running League. 

Now recovered from injury which hindered his progress in 2015, Ronoh beat the renowned marathon runner Geoffrey Mutai by four seconds a year ago. He will need to be at his best, given that his rivals include compatriot Daniel Chebii, whose personal best of 27:35 was set in winning this title in 2013. Amos Mitei has the potential to surprise the more established stars, since the 21-year-old Kenyan ran 27:42 to win the Nairobi 10k at altitude last year.

A strong women’s field includes the vastly experienced Caroline Kilel of Kenya, the former Boston Marathon champion and her compatriots Viola Jelagat, second in the Mattoni České Budějovice Half Marathon, and Linah Cheruto, who has already proven her talent with a second place at the Mattoni Karlovy Vary Half Marathon in the RunCzech Running League earlier this year. They have the ability to put the women’s course record of 31:05, set last year by Correti Jepkoech of Kenya, under pressure. The Birell Prague Grand Prix is an IAAF Gold Label race, the highest category for road racing events.

“The start list of the Birell Prague Grand Prix proves that RunCzech races are becoming a real running league. Winners of last editions and other races like to come back so RunCzech is slowly creating their own running stars,” says Carlo Capalbo, president of the organizing committee.

Prague is a familiar city for Geoffrey Ronoh these days, and even when not at peak form in a year when injury has hindered his development, the Kenyan has been consistent on his previous two appearances in 2015. He finished eighth in the Czech capital’s half marathon in late March before setting a personal best of 2:10:52 for fifth place in the Volkswagen Prague Marathon. If he can return to the form of last year when he not only beat Geoffrey Mutai but left the then world record holder for the marathon, Wilson Kipsang, trailing to win the Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon in the RunCzech series last June, then the first Saturday night of September in Prague should provide spectacular road racing.

His rival Daniel Chebii has plenty of experience on the road racing circuit in the Czech Republic, including victory in this event three years ago and a half marathon win in the city of České Budějovice in 2012. Also returning after recent success is the Kenyan Josphat Kiptis, winner of the Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon title in late June. Five men have broken 28 minutes in their careers on an entry list which offers the prospect of strong competition.



The women’s field also has numerous contenders who have demonstrated their abilities in the RunCzech series: Viola Jelagat proved to be in a very good shape this summer when she finished third in a 10K race in Iten in a strong competition of African athletes. The Kenyan has already competed in the Prague and Olomouc Half Marathons this year with a best placing of fourth in the Czech capital. She should be capable of going under 32 minutes for the first time. Caroline Kilel has a best of 31:36 and her consistency makes her a threat at any distance. Ethiopia should also have a say in the outcome with Amane Beriso in prime form this year, clocking 32:06 on her way to winning the Ostia Half Marathon in Italy on March 1. Two women return to racing after maternity breaks and both have proven pedigree: Shitaye Eshete of Bahrain, sixth in the World Championships 10,000m in 2013, and Poland’s Karolina Jarzynska, a 32:09 performer.

A week after the Birell Prague Grand Prix, the RunCzech series continues with its sixth event, the Mattoni Ústí nad Labem Half Marathon. Among the elite making the transition to the longer distance will be the Kenyans Daniel Chebii and Amos Mitei from the men’s field and Caroline Kilel of Kenya, Amane Beriso of Ethiopia and Shitaye Eshete from the women’s. For Shitaye it will be a half marathon debut.
 
Elite men at the Birell 10 km Race
KEN       Geoffrey RONOH                         27:28
KEN       Daniel Kipchumba CHEBII            27:35
BRN       El Hassan EL ABBASSI               27:37
KEN       Japhet Kypiegon KORIR               27:47
KEN       Masai TITUS                               28:04
KEN       Josphat Kiprop KIPTIS                 28:20
KEN       Benard BETT                               28:08
ETH        Teshome MEKONEN                   28:11
KEN       Serem Kipyego BARSELIUS         28:18
KEN       Amos Kiplimo MITEI                     27:42
 
Elite women at the Birell 10 km Race
KEN       Caroline Cheptanui KILEL             31:36
ETH        Amane BERISO                          32:06
KEN       Peres JEPCHIRCHIR                    31:18
KEN       Viola JELAGAT                            debut
BRN       Shitaye ESHETE                         30:47,25 (10 000 m)
POL        Karolina JARZYNSKA                 32:09
KEN       Linah CHERUTO                          32:42
JAP        Ai INOUE                                    32:39
RUS       Natalya POPKOVA                       31:51
UKR       Olga SKRYPAK                            31:51,32 (10 000 m)
 
Further information about the Birell Prague Grand Prix can be found online:www.runczech.com


 
Anticipation high for return of event record holder Geoffrey Ronoh to Birell Prague Grand Prix

Geoffrey Ronoh will return to the city where he staked his claim as one of the rising stars of road racing last year when he lines up in the Birell Prague Grand Prix on September 5. The Kenyan is the defending champion and course record holder with 27:28 for the 20th edition of this Saturday evening 10k race, one of the seven events in the RunCzech Running League. 

Now recovered from injury which hindered his progress in 2015, Ronoh beat the renowned marathon runner Geoffrey Mutai by four seconds a year ago. He will need to be at his best, given that his rivals include compatriot Daniel Chebii, whose personal best of 27:35 was set in winning this title in 2013. Amos Mitei has the potential to surprise the more established stars, since the 21-year-old Kenyan ran 27:42 to win the Nairobi 10k at altitude last year.

A strong women’s field includes the vastly experienced Caroline Kilel of Kenya, the former Boston Marathon champion and her compatriots Viola Jelagat, second in the Mattoni České Budějovice Half Marathon, and Linah Cheruto, who has already proven her talent with a second place at the Mattoni Karlovy Vary Half Marathon in the RunCzech Running League earlier this year. They have the ability to put the women’s course record of 31:05, set last year by Correti Jepkoech of Kenya, under pressure. The Birell Prague Grand Prix is an IAAF Gold Label race, the highest category for road racing events.

“The start list of the Birell Prague Grand Prix proves that RunCzech races are becoming a real running league. Winners of last editions and other races like to come back so RunCzech is slowly creating their own running stars,” says Carlo Capalbo, president of the organizing committee.

Prague is a familiar city for Geoffrey Ronoh these days, and even when not at peak form in a year when injury has hindered his development, the Kenyan has been consistent on his previous two appearances in 2015. He finished eighth in the Czech capital’s half marathon in late March before setting a personal best of 2:10:52 for fifth place in the Volkswagen Prague Marathon. If he can return to the form of last year when he not only beat Geoffrey Mutai but left the then world record holder for the marathon, Wilson Kipsang, trailing to win the Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon in the RunCzech series last June, then the first Saturday night of September in Prague should provide spectacular road racing.

His rival Daniel Chebii has plenty of experience on the road racing circuit in the Czech Republic, including victory in this event three years ago and a half marathon win in the city of České Budějovice in 2012. Also returning after recent success is the Kenyan Josphat Kiptis, winner of the Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon title in late June. Five men have broken 28 minutes in their careers on an entry list which offers the prospect of strong competition.

The women’s field also has numerous contenders who have demonstrated their abilities in the RunCzech series: Viola Jelagat proved to be in a very good shape this summer when she finished third in a 10K race in Iten in a strong competition of African athletes. The Kenyan has already competed in the Prague and Olomouc Half Marathons this year with a best placing of fourth in the Czech capital. She should be capable of going under 32 minutes for the first time. Caroline Kilel has a best of 31:36 and her consistency makes her a threat at any distance. Ethiopia should also have a say in the outcome with Amane Beriso in prime form this year, clocking 32:06 on her way to winning the Ostia Half Marathon in Italy on March 1. Two women return to racing after maternity breaks and both have proven pedigree: Shitaye Eshete of Bahrain, sixth in the World Championships 10,000m in 2013, and Poland’s Karolina Jarzynska, a 32:09 performer.

A week after the Birell Prague Grand Prix, the RunCzech series continues with its sixth event, the Mattoni Ústí nad Labem Half Marathon. Among the elite making the transition to the longer distance will be the Kenyans Daniel Chebii and Amos Mitei from the men’s field and Caroline Kilel of Kenya, Amane Beriso of Ethiopia and Shitaye Eshete from the women’s. For Shitaye it will be a half marathon debut.

Elite men at the Birell 10 km Race
KEN       Geoffrey RONOH                         27:28
KEN       Daniel Kipchumba CHEBII            27:35
BRN       El Hassan EL ABBASSI               27:37
KEN       Japhet Kypiegon KORIR               27:47
KEN       Masai TITUS                               28:04
KEN       Josphat Kiprop KIPTIS                 28:20
KEN       Benard BETT                               28:08
ETH        Teshome MEKONEN                   28:11
KEN       Serem Kipyego BARSELIUS         28:18
KEN       Amos Kiplimo MITEI                     27:42

Elite women at the Birell 10 km Race
KEN       Caroline Cheptanui KILEL             31:36
ETH        Amane BERISO                          32:06
KEN       Peres JEPCHIRCHIR                    31:18
KEN       Viola JELAGAT                            debut
BRN       Shitaye ESHETE                         30:47,25 (10 000 m)
POL        Karolina JARZYNSKA                 32:09
KEN       Linah CHERUTO                          32:42
JAP        Ai INOUE                                    32:39
RUS       Natalya POPKOVA                       31:51
UKR       Olga SKRYPAK                            31:51,32 (10 000 m)

Further information about the Birell Prague Grand Prix can be found online:www.runczech.com
Please Note: the attached photos can only be used online in conjunction with this press release and with the following credit: Birell Prague Grand Prix
 






martedì 18 agosto 2015

Considerations and previews about World Champs #beijing2015 long distances


sabato 1 agosto 2015

Official Results #KenyanTrials 2015 and KenyanTeam for Bejing2015


Official results #kenyantrials
Posted by Il Blog di Alberto Stretti on Sabato 1 agosto 2015



Kenyan Team for #Bejing2015 

 Kenya team:

 Women
 400m - Joy Sakari, Maurine Chelegat
 800m - Eunice Sum, Janeth Jepkosgei
 1,500m - Faith Chepng'etich, Nancy Jepkemoi, Viola Lagat
 3,000m steeplechase - Ivy Kiyeng, Roselyne Chepngetich, Virginia Nyambura
 5,000m - Viola Kibiwott, Irene Chemutai, Mercy Cherono
 10,000m - Vivian Cheruiyot, Betsy Saina, Sally Kipyego Marathon - Edna Kiplagat, Jemima Jelegat, Hella Kiprop, Vaseline Jepkesho.


 Men
 Javelin - Julias Yego
 400m - Elphas Kishoyan
 800m - Ferguson Rotich, David Rudisha, Alfred Kipketer
 1,500m - Asbel Kiprop, Silas Kiplagat, Elijah Matonei
 3,000m SC - Ezekiel kemboi, Jairus Birech, Conseslus Kipruto, Brimin Kipruto
 5,000m - Edwin Soi, Emmanuel Kipsang, Caleb Mwangangi
 10,000m - Geoffrey Kamworor, Bedan Karoki, Paul Tanui
 Marathon - Wilson Kipsang, Dennis Kimetto, Mark Korir.

lunedì 27 luglio 2015

#LONDONDL the day after...so many emotions ...

Back from an excellent edition of #LondonDL...so happy for the experience and thanks very much to local media-team for the amazing job done.

Endless emotions for me to see such a great show!!..

At the end highlights video to see again what happened


 

Highlights and much more...