domenica 13 aprile 2014

LONDONMARATHON:TRIUMPHS OF WILSON KIPSANG AND EDNA KIPLAGAT

LONDON (UK):

A sunny but cold day for new edition of Virgin Money London Marathon.Race started very fast with some miles projected for final times around 2h02 before a nomal slower pace coming to the half.
Haile Gebreselassie did his job of pacer finish a bit early before leaving job to a perfect Richard Sigei who paced the race till 25k.
29:11 at 10k and 62:30 at halfmarathon a bit slower as told of preview before a solo of leading group.
Real Stars of the day was Wilson Kipsang who pushed twice very much making the right selection in first kick staying only with Stanley Biwott and second kick to stay alone in the Mall to win an impressive edition of LondonMarathon in 2h04:29 new CourseRecord.
Wilson Kipsang (Ken) winner in 2h04:29 new CR while second place for Stanley Biwott (Ken) in 2h04:55,new pb for ParisMarathon record holder.
Third placed winner of last year Tsegaye Kebede (Eth) in 2h06:30 at sprint over his compatriot Ayele Abshero (Eth) in 2h06:31.
Fifth placed Tsegaye Mekkoned (Eth) in 2h08:06 for youngest DubaiMarathon winner last January,probably the best growing talent of marathon world

Six placed for Geoffrey Mutai (Ken) not in right day with a normal for him 2h08.18 in front of Emmanuel Mutai (Ken) in 2h08:19 and Mo Farah (Gbr) in 2h08:21.
Not an easy debut for Farah being solo too early but able to run very concentrated all the race.
Of course tired at end,but personally i saw him in a positive day:it missed british record but looked good in future with many good possiblities in marathon.for sure he will not leave track where is absolutely on his future.

Women race was superb with a very good job by pacers at the beginning for an impressive pace of 69:15 .
At 18mile the first big suprise with Priscah Jeptoo incredibly out due to a pop in calf and race lost the main contender..
Surprises non finished when at 30k  Tirunesh Dibaba had a problem at water station and lost contact form the Kiplagats who are leading race impressively together..
Last 600m was  a fantastic sprint by Edna Kiplagat who beated Florence Kiplagat maybe not in perfect day to distance Edna before..
Edna Kiplagat took gold in 2h20:21 in front of Florence Kiplagat (Ken) in 2h20:24 and Tirunesh Dibaba (Eth) in 2h20:35 at debut.
Fourth placed Tadese Feyse (Eth) in 2h21:42 while Aberu Kebede (Eth) in 2h23:21.
Best surprise of day is debut of Tirunesh Dibaba with also that problem at water station...will study and write more about her.

sabato 29 marzo 2014

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mercoledì 26 marzo 2014

U.S. Track Stars take to the Roads at Sunday's Carlsbad 5000



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U.S. Track Stars Take to the Roads at Sunday’s Carlsbad 5000
·         Grunewald, Hasay, Martinez and Rhines highlight women’s field on March 30
·         Women’s Elite Invitational to start at 10:45 am pst, followed by men’s race at 11:15am pst
·         For the first time the famed road race will be broadcast live online at Carlsbad5000.com/Live 

CARLSBAD, Calif. – March 26, 2014 – A historic race celebrated for fast runners and world-class performances, the famed Carlsbad 5000 will take place on Sunday morning, March 30, 2014.  The 29th edition of the event will feature many of the top U.S. Track & Field stars, headlined by previously announced U.S. Olympian Bernard Lagat.
The Carlsbad 5000 is known as the ‘World’s Fastest 5k’ accounting for 46 of the top 50 men's all-time performances and 22 of the top 50 women's all-time performances, according to the Association of Road Racing Statisticians. The men's and women's champions will win $5,000 and $2,500 will be awarded to the top American finisher.  
A deep women's field will feature a strong group of top U.S. contenders. Gabriele Grunewald, who most recently won the U.S. National Indoor Championships over 3000m in February, will be joined by 15-time NCAA All-American Jordan Hasay of the Nike Oregon Project, who will be making her debut on the roads.
Last year’s top-American Brenda Martinez returns to Carlsbad after winning the Bronze medal at the 2013 World Championships over 800m.  Other top Americans in the women’s race include Lindsay Schef of Chapel Hill, N.C., U.S. Cross Country Champion Amy Van Alstine of Flagstaff, AZ and three-time Olympian Jen Rhines, who’s representing the Boston Athletic Association.
“It’s fantastic to have a field with America’s top talent on show, from the new and upcoming superstars to one of the U.S.'s all-time greats in Jen Rhines,” said Matthew Turnbull, elite athlete coordinator for the event. “The fact they all want to come and be a part of the Carlsbad 5000 says so much about the rich history of what is undoubtedly the world’s premier 5-kilometer race.”
The top international entrants in a highly competitive field include Gotytom Gebreslase of Ethiopia, Julie Bleasdale of Britain, as well as Margharita Magnani and Alessandra Viola Giulia of Italy. Gebreslase was sixth at last year's Carlsbad 5000. Bleasdale finished eighth in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters at the 2012 London Olympics and was sixth at Carlsbad in 2012. Magnani, making her 5K debut, set three personal bests this past indoor season, and Giulia is the Italian national champion for the 5,000.
Race day begins at 7:05 a.m. with the Masters men's 40 and over race, the first of seven races that will take place throughout the morning. The first of two main events, featuring the world’s fastest professional athletes, begins at 10:45 a.m. with the elite women, followed by the elite men’s race at 11:15 a.m.
Registration for both the Junior Carlsbad and Carlsbad 5000 is available onsite race weekend. For more information, visit Carlsbad5000.com.
About the Carlsbad 5000
The 29th annual Carlsbad 5000 annually attracts amateur, competitive and professional runners from around the world. The event is home of the current world 5K road records: 13:00, Sammy Kipketer (KEN), 2000 & 2001, and 14:46, Meseret Defar (ETH), 2006. For the first time in 2014, U.S. only prize money will be added to the elite invitational and the races will be broadcast worldwide on the web at Calsbad5000.com/Live. Event weekend kicks off with a Junior Carlsbad pre-registration party on Friday, March 28 hosted at the Carlsbad Village Faire. On Saturday, March 29 more than 1,500 junior racers, age 12 and under, will take part in one of the eleven age group races. All runners receive a t-shirt and finisher’s medal for their efforts. Sunday’s ‘Party by the Sea’ gets started as soon as the first runners cross the finish line. After enjoying the scenic 3.1-mile course, runners aged 21 and over can step into the beer garden, sip two free beers from Pizza Port and enjoy a live music. For more information or to view the full race day schedule, visit Carlsbad5000.com or call 800-311-1255.


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mercoledì 19 marzo 2014

Defending Champion, Top American to Battle at 2014 Carlsbad 5000




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Defending Champion, Top American to Battle at 2014 Carlsbad 5000

·         29th running of the ‘World’s Fastest 5k’ to include U.S.-only prize money for the first time ever

·         New event schedule to combine 30-39 age group races and separate start times for men’s and women’s elite invitational

·         Event to take place on Sunday, March 30; Registration open at Carlsbad5000.com.

 

 

CARLSBAD, Calif. – March 18, 2014 – Dejen Gebremeskel will attempt to make history at the Carlsbad 5000 on Sunday, March 30 by winning for the fourth consecutive time. However, Bernard Lagat, his old nemesis - literally and figuratively- will try to block his historic attempt.

“I realize I will make history if I win a fourth race in Carlsbad,” said Gebremeskel, who won the silver medal in the 5,000 meters at the 2012 London Olympics. “It's a special race for me and a special race in American road racing.”

The 24-year-old Gebremeskel and the 39-year-old Lagat have met several times in recent years. Each time, the native-born Kenyan has preceded the Ethiopian across the finish line. Their rivalry began in 2009 when Lagat finished second and Gebremeskel was third in the 5000m at the Reebok Grand Prix in New York. They met a year later over 3000m at the Boston Indoor Games, with Lagat winning and Gebremeskel the runner-up. In 2011, Lagat won the silver medal in the 5000m at the IAAF World Championships and Gebremeskel was third. And earlier this month, they again finished 2-3 in the 3000m at the IAAF World Indoor Championships at Sopot, Poland.

This will be Lagat's debut in the Carlsbad 5000 and the naturalized American has his sights set on breaking the U.S. record of 13:24 set by Marc Davis in 1996.

“I'm so happy to finally make it to the start line of the Carlsbad 5000,” Lagat, one of the most decorated long-distance runners in history, said. “It's been on my radar for some time, it's a truly iconic U.S. road race with a great history of world records with many of the finest athletes of all time adding their name to the list of champions.”

The Carlsbad 5000 is the premier 5K road race in the world, accounting for 46 of the top 50 men's all-time performances according to ARRS. To date, 16 world records have been set and eight U.S. records have been established, making it the world's fastest 5K course. With Lagat and Gebremeskel in the race, along with several other talented runners, the world record of 13:00 set by Kenya's Sammy Kipketer in 2000 (and equaled by him in 2001) could fall.

Kipketer, who also won in 2002, and Steve Scott, the champion in the first three editions of the race from 1986-88, are the other three-time champions in the race's storied history. Gebremeskel made his Carlsbad debut in 2010 and finished second. He then reeled off his string of victories, winning in 2011 in 13:11, in 2012, also in 13:11, and last year in a tactical race in 13:21.

After his triumph in 2013, the elated Gebremeskel said, “Today was special to win three times. Carlsbad is like family, so I will come every year.”

It would be extra special to become the race's first four-time champion, but Lagat promises to make it very difficult for him. Lagat has a combined 11 medals from the world championships and Olympics, including five golds.

He is the American record holder at 1500m, 2000m and the mile indoors, and the 1500m, 3000m, and 5000m outdoors, and he is still the Kenyan record holder at 1500m indoors. In winning the silver medal in the 3000 meters at the recent world indoor championships, he became the oldest ever medalist (39 years, 87 days) in a men's event at the meet. In qualifying for that meet, he won at the USA Indoor Championships in 7:46.01, the fastest by an American in meet history.

While Lagat and Gebremeskel are the two most prominent runners in the field, the men's elite invitational also includes Tariku Bekele and Debeli Gezmu of Ethiopia and Augustine Choge of Kenya. Bekele was the 10,000m Olympic bronze medalist in 2012 and was fourth at Carlsbad in 2012. Gezmu is the younger brother of Olympic gold medalist and 2010 women's Carlsbad winner Meseret Defar, and Choge, a former world junior champion over 5000m, was the 2012 world indoor silver medalist at 3000m.

The 29th running of the Carlsbad 5000 takes place Sunday, March 30. For the first time in 2014, U.S. only prize money will be added to the elite invitational and the races will be broadcast live on the web. Also for the first time ever, the men's and women's 30-39 category will be combined, with the men’s and women’s elite races running at separate times nearly two hours earlier than last year.

“The goal is twofold, we are trying to make the day even more spectator friendly than it already was by condensing the schedule,” said Tracy Sundlun, SVP of Competitor Group, which organizes the Carlsbad 5000. “And separating the men’s and women’s professional events allows for both elite races to be better showcased with the addition of U.S. only prize money and a live webcast.”

Race day begins at 7:05 a.m. with the Masters Men 40 and over, the first of seven races that will take place throughout the morning. The ‘Party by the Sea’ gets started as soon as the first runners cross the finish line. After enjoying the scenic 3.1-mile course, runners aged 21 and over can step into the beer garden, sip two free beers from Pizza Port and enjoy a live band.

The first of two main events, featuring the world’s fastest professional athletes, begins at 10:45 a.m. with the elite women, followed by the elite men’s race at 11:15 a.m. For more information or to register for the event, please visit Carlsbad5000.com

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Gebremeskel wins the 2012 Carlsbad 5000


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sabato 15 marzo 2014

#LISBONHALF and #NYCHALF :THE ESSENTIALS TO FOLLOW

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