mercoledì 27 agosto 2014
venerdì 22 agosto 2014
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
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
Geoffrey Barusei (Ken) and Vincent Rono (Ken) will pace 2.34 at 1k, 5.08 at 2k, 7.42 at 3k
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
mercoledì 20 agosto 2014
Ayele Abshero and Marilson dos Santos confirm their participation in the TCS Amsterdam Marathon
- Course record of 2:05:36 under fire -
The organiser Le Champion has lured Ayele Abshero to beat the TCS Amsterdam Marathon course record. Expectations of the 23-year-old Ethiopian runner, who has a personal best of 2:04:23, are high. On Sunday 19 October, Marilson dos Santos will also run the classic distance. The experienced Brazilian marathon runner is multiple South American champion and one of the most successful long distance runners ever on this continent.
The highlight of Abshero's career was his 2012 victory in the marathon in Dubai. With a debut time of 2:04:23 in Dubai, he occupies tenth place on the all-time marathon list. He also triumphed in London. In 2013, he came third in the marathon (2:06:57) and fourth in 2014 (2:06:31). This major marathon talent has also achieved multiple successes in the Netherlands. He won this year's PWN Egmond Half Marathon. In 2008, when he was just 17, he won the Zevenheuvelenloop (Seven Hills Run) and ran his personal best (59:42) during the half marathon known as the City Pier City loop in 2011.
The number of South American participants have soared in recent years. Brazilian Dos Santos therefore represents a major asset for this event. Indeed, Brazil, with its 680 participants, is well represented at the top. Marilson is the South American record holder at the 5,000 and 10,000 metres and his personal record for 42,195 metres is 2:06:34 (London 2011). Two wins (2006 and 2008) at the New York Marathon stand out on the 37-year-old Brazilian's list of victories, and his fantastic performance at the Olympic Games in London earned him fifth place.
For the last four years, the winner of the TCS Amsterdam Marathon always crossed the finish line in under 2 hours and 6 minutes. Wilson Chebet currently holds the course record (2013, 2:05:36). He has achieved success several times in Amsterdam.
You can still register for the TCS Amsterdam Marathon until 12 noon on Thursday 21 August via www.tcsamsterdammarathon.nl. Le Champion has been forced to close registrations earlier than the previously communicated date due to the high level of interest and limited places.
martedì 19 agosto 2014
• U.S. record holder Deena Kastor seeks to set Masters World best on historic course
• Two of America's most popular marathoners join an already stellar field of athletes
PHILADELPHIA, PA – August 19, 2014 – The addition of two U.S. Olympians - Kara Goucher and Deena Kastor - to an already extensive professional lineup at the Rock n Roll Running Festival Philadelphia September 19-21 highlights the prestige of this historic race as the traditional kickoff to the fall marathon season.
On Sunday, September 21, Kastor and Goucher will toe the start line of the Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon, the site of five World records, five American records, and both of the current U.S. all-comers records. The two Olympians have combined to run the five fastest half-marathon times in U.S. history.
"Having both Deena and Kara race in Philadelphia this year is truly a thrilling testament to America's greatest half-marathon, showcasing the fastest U.S. runners of all-time," said Tracy Sundlun, SVP and co-founder of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series. "While Deena has a legitimate shot to beat every non-master, she'll also be going after another record in Philadelphia chasing both her U.S. and hopefully the world masters records and Kara returning to the roads after injury. She just lights up her fellow competitors and lights up the sport, it's going to be a special weekend."
The U.S. women's record holder for the marathon (2:19:36) and half marathon (1:07:34), Kastor returns to Philadelphia for the first time since winning the 2005 race in an American record 1:07:53, which broke Joan Benoit's 21-year-old mark of 1:08:34—also set in Philadelphia.
"With a great summer of training underway, I am so excited to return to Rock n Roll Philadelphia," said Kastor. "This race is home to my fastest half-marathon on American soil, so I look forward to using the great field assembled so that I can post a fast time."
Kastor is primed for a fast race as she recently broke the U.S. Masters half-marathon record (1:11:38) in New York earlier this year. She also set two U.S. Masters records for the 10 mile (55:13) and 20K (1:08:18) at Rock 'n' Roll Dallas in March.
Goucher, who owns three of the top five fastest half-marathon times in U.S. history, has been recovering from a sacral stress fracture suffered earlier this year and has her eyes focused on Philadelphia. She's been training in Boulder, Colo., under the watchful eye of coaches Mark Wetmore and Heather Burroughs.
"After a year and a half of frustration and heartache, I am pleased to announce my return to competitive racing at Rock 'n' Roll Philly," said Goucher. "I have wanted to run this race since I watched Adam get an Olympic Trials qualifier there in 2011. The Rock 'n' Roll Series has always been great to me and I can't think of a better place to start my comeback."
The elite athletes confirmed to race over festival weekend also includes previously announced competitors such as the most decorated 5,000m runner in American history Bernard Lagat; Geoffrey Mutai, the world's fastest marathoner; and sub-one hour half-marathon runners Cyprian Kotut and Bedan Karoki.
The Rock 'n' Roll Running Festival in Philadelphia includes two days of music-infused race courses with an inaugural Rock 'n' Roll 5k on Saturday, Sept. 20 and the historic Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon on Sunday, Sept. 21. All finishers will earn a medal in each race, however runners who participate in both Saturday and Sunday's events will earn a special Remix Challenge medal to commemorate their accomplishment.
Both events will begin at 8:00am, starting and finishing at Eakins Oval directly in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Kastor will be pacing the 8-minute per mile group on Saturday, before racing the half-marathon on Sunday.
Sunday's half-marathon course remains flat and fast beginning on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, surrounded by stunning views of the city skyline, running through the historical Center City, past Independence Hall and along the scenic Schuylkill River. After crossing the finish line, runners will join family and friends to celebrate their accomplishment at the concert headlined by Rusted Root.
To register for the event or for more information, please visit RunRocknRoll.com/Philadelphia.
About Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia
The 2014 Rock 'n' Roll Running Festival will welcome more than 20,000 participants to Philadelphia the weekend of September 19-21. The festival weekend includes two days of running, a Rock 'n' Roll 5k on Saturday and one of the world's most prestigious road races on Sunday, the Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon, which is the home of five World Records, five American records and the current men's and women's U.S. all-comers' records. Both races will feature live bands and entertainment along the course, with a beer garden and concert at the finish line.
Festival weekend kicks off on Friday, September 19 with a free two-day Health & Fitness Expo at Philadelphia Convention Center, where more than 100 exhibitors will offer free samples, the latest in running apparel and a full schedule of interactive clinics. Both running events will begin at 8:00am, starting and finishing at Eakins Oval directly in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Over the 17-year history of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series, charity participants have raised more than $300 million for a variety of worthy causes and nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit RunRocknRoll.com or follow @RunRocknRoll on Twitter.