Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Notre Dame, Indiana, February 23-25
(352y unbanked—OT)—800: 1. *Patrick Joseph (VaT) 1:46.23
(a-c CL) (a-c: 7, x AmC);
400: II–1. Shakima Wimbley 51.20 (a-c WL, AL, CL) (ac:
9, x AmC);
5000: 1. **Anna Rohrer (Notre Dame) 13:58.11

IAAF Inside Athletics - Kendra Harrison

The second episode of the fifth season of IAAF Inside Athletics is available to watch online now and features an exclusive interview with world 100m hurdles record-holder Kendra Harrison.
Last year the US sprint hurdler broke the long-standing world record in the 100m hurdles with 12.20 on her way to winning the Diamond Race in her event.
IAAF Inside Athletics is hosted by Trinidad and Tobago’s 1997 world 200m champion Ato Boldon. To watch episodes of IAAF Inside Athletics as soon as they are released, follow the IAAF World Athletics Club Facebook page.

Monday, February 27, 2017

New Jersey

Toms River, Feb. 25-26 (200 unbanked)
400: 1. Sydney McLaughlin (Union Catholic, Scotch Plains) 53.17 (HSL) (x, 10HS)
SP: 1. Alyssa Wilson (Donovan, Toms River) 55-2 1/4 (x, 7HS)


Landover, February 20-21 (200 unbanked)--
1600: 1. Hayley Jackson (Pautuxent, Lusby) 4:45.55 (High School Leader)

Sara Hall Explains Her Breakthrough at Fast Tokyo Marathon

Wilson Kipsang went for a world record while Sarah Chepchirchir of Kenya wins with a four-minute personal best.

NCAA Division I Indoor T&F





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Tokyo Marathon

World Marathon Major; Tokyo, February 26--
1. Wilson Kipsang (Kenya) 2:03:58 (WL) (x, 12W)
Tokyo Women
1. Sarah Chepchirchir (Kenya) 2:19:47 (WL)(16, xW)
6. Sara Hall (US) 2:28:26

Balkan Indoor Championships

Belgrade, Serbia, February 25--
LJ: Ivana Spanovic (Serbia) 22-10 (6.96) (WL)


February 24 (200 banked)--
1000: 1. Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) 2:33.06 NR (8, 10W)

Russia Men

Field Events
LJ: 1. Artyom Primak 26- 11 1/4 (8.21) PR (WL)
TJ: 1. Lyukman Adams 56-5 1/4 (17.20) (WL)
Russia Women
Field Events
HJ: 1, Mariya Kuchina 6-8 (2.03) PR (WL)

Poland Women

Torun, February 18-19
60H: 1. Klaudia Siciarz 8.00 WJR (old WJR 8.01 Dior Hall [US] '15

Why U.S. Olympic Officials Downplay Russian Doping

As they lobby to bring the Summer Games to Los Angeles, U.S. Olympics officials have pressured Congress not to hold a hearing on the Russian doping scandal.

ACC Indoor Championships

ACC Indoor Championships
South Bend, IN | February 23-25, 2017

Meet InfoTeam ScoresAthletesCompiled Results

Women's LeaderboardMen's Leaderboard
MIAF 113  CLEM 98   FSU 74   LOU 57.5   ND 48VT 109  UVA 98   FSU 86   CLEM 76   SYR 47

Light Snow | 25F | w:16mph W | h:75% p:29.05 in | South Bend, IN (46637)
2:34 PM EST

ACC Indoor Championships | South Bend, IN | February 23-25, 2017
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Boston University Last Chance

Boston, February 26 (200 banked)--
Mile: 1. Edward Cheserek' (Oregon) 3:52.01 CR
2. Kyle Merber (Hoka) 3:52.22 (AL)(6, 9A)
3. Johnny Gregorek (Asics) 3:53.15 (10, xA)
5000: 1. Mo Ahmed' (Can) 13:04.60 NR (WL)
2. Eric Jenkins (Nike) 13:05.85 (AL) (2, 2A)
3. Ben True (Saucony) 13:06.74 (3, 3A)
4. Ryan Hill (Bow TC) 13:07.61 (6, 6A)
5. Woody Kincaid (Bow TX) 13:12.22 (8, 10A)
Boston Women
5000: 1. Molly Huddle (Saucony) 15:01.64 (AL)(x, 4A)
2. Emily Sisson (New Balance) 15:02.10 (4, 5A)

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Flash! Cheserek Lowers Mile CR to 3:52.01
Running against some big-name pros at the BU Last Chance meet, the Oregon senior beat both the indoor mark of 3:52.88 held by Arizona's Lawi Lalang, and the absolute mark of 3:52.44 by Villanova's Sydney Maree.

Mal Whitfield and Bill Taylor

Mo Farah's coach Alberto Salazar may have breached drug rules - leaked Usada report

Alberto Salazar (centre) celebrates Sir Mo Farah (right) winning gold in the 10,000m final at the London 2012 Olympics with team mate and silver medalist Galen Rupp (left)
Salazar (centre) celebrates with Mo Farah and Galen Rupp after the pair took gold and silver in the 10,000m final at the London 2012 Olympics

The American coach of Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah may have broken anti-doping rules to boost the performance of some of his athletes, says a leaked report.

MPSF Results

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Grover Klemmer Obituary

Grover Klemmer Obituary Condolences Grover Haines KlemmerMarch 16, 1921--August 23, 2015A native San Franciscan and son of Ada Haines Klemmer and Grover Cleveland Klemmer. A 1939 graduate of Galileo High School, lettering in basketball, soccer, crew and track and field. He was the city champion at 440 yards and 880 yards with new city records in each event.Grover graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1943, lettering in basketball, football and track. He established world records for the 440 yard dash and 400 meters, and was part of the Cal relay team that set world records in the mile relay and 2 mile relay. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sfgate/obituary.aspx?pid=175665328#sthash.T2laFMFC.dpuf

Friday, February 24, 2017

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Former mile world record-holder Ibbotson dies

The IAAF is deeply saddened to hear that former mile world record-holder Derek Ibbotson died on Thursday (23) at the age of 84.
Born in Huddersfield in June 1932, Ibbotson became part of the legendary generation of British middle-distance runners of the 1950s alongside the likes of Roger Bannister, Chris Brasher and Chris Chataway.
After a successful junior career, Ibbotson served in the Royal Air Force and then returned to athletics in the mid-1950s. He won the AAA title at three miles in the summer of 1956 and ended that year by taking the 5000m bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Melbourne.
But the following year, 1957, was to be his best season. On 15 June that year, he was set to compete in a mile race in Glasgow. His wife called him at 10am that morning to say that she had given birth to their first child, Christine. Ibbotson told her that he was going to break the world mile record to celebrate the occasion. In tough conditions, Ibbotson went on to win in a European record of 3:58.4, the second-fastest mile in history at the time.
He didn’t have to wait long to get the world record. Little more than a month later, in an invitational mile race in London that was dubbed ‘mile of the century’, Ibbotson clocked 3:57.2 to take 0.08 off John Landy’s world record set three years earlier.
Having contested 48 races that year – 37 of which he won – Ibbotson took a couple of months off training ahead of the 1958 season to recover from his hectic 1957 campaign and subsequently struggled to regain his best form. He continued racing competitively until the mid-1960s.
“I never cut my times by two or three seconds, as I should have done, and the parade had gone by,” Ibbotson told Track Stats in 2006. “Herb Elliott was on the scene by then running the times I should have been doing. I had missed a fantastic opportunity and it’s the only regret I have. I should have been better and up there. But hindsight makes everyone a genius. C’est la vie.”
He was appointed MBE in 2008 and was inducted into the England Athletics Hall of Fame in 2011. He leaves behind four daughters.

One month to go - IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017

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There is just over one month to go until the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017 when the athletics world will focus its attention on the Ugandan capital as it hosts this biennial gathering of the world’s finest middle and long distance runners on Sunday 26 March.
The oldest of the IAAF World Athletics Series competitions, this year's event will mark the 42nd staging of the global cross country championships. It will also be the fifth time the championships will be hosted by Africa after Rabat in 1975, Stellenbosch in 1996, Marrakech in 1998 and Mombasa in 2007.
While Kampala is expected to add to that rich tradition that now spans more than four decades, it will also add a new chapter from the moment the gun sounds for the first race at the Kololo Independence Grounds when the action-packed afternoon programme kicks off with the inaugural mixed relay.
The eight-kilometre race will be contested by teams composed of two men and two women who will each run a two-kilometre loop, in any order. The runners will pass a wrist band that serves as the baton through an exchange, or takeover zone, that’s 20m in length. Adding to the anticipation of the pre-race build-up, the team’s composition needn’t be declared until 11:30 on race morning, less than three hours before the start.
The programme will then continue with the traditional races: a 6km U20 women's race, an 8km U20 men's race, a senior women's 10km and senior men's 10km. Notably, Kampala marks the first time that senior women will race the same distance as the senior men.
Nearly 600 athletes from 54 member federations are expected to compete in Kampala, the highest number of countries represented at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships since 2009.
Kenya has topped the medal tables at four of the past five editions, but its rivalry with Ethiopia is expected to remain fierce. The two nations split the four individual titles in 2015 at two apiece, while Ethiopia captured 11 medals in all to Kenya's nine.
Host Uganda is also expected to wage a strong battle for both individual and team crowns, with Eritrea and Bahrain also likely to play key roles in several of the medal fights. Others expected in the mix for team medals include Turkey, the United States, Japan, and Great Britain & Northern Ireland.
The competition venue, located just three kilometres from Kampala's city centre, regularly hosts national ceremonies and mass sporting events, including the African Cross Country Championships, which it hosted in 2014.
The course itself is a grassy two-kilometre loop, consisting of two natural hills with another artificial hill and ditch added to make it more challenging.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Track: Shot putter Bronson Osborn is sidelined with shoulder injury
Eric Sondheimer
Contact ReporterVarsity Times Insider
The top shot putter in California, senior Bronson Osborn of Esperanza, injured his shoulder last week weight lifting and has had surgery that could sideline him this spring, Coach Bill Pendleton reported in a Facebook post.
Osborn is headed to UCLA in the fall.

IAAF approves the application of 3 Russians to compete internationally as Neutral Athletes

IAAF approves the application of 3 Russians to compete internationally as Neutral Athletes

The IAAF Doping Review Board has today agreed that the applications of 3 Russians have met the exceptional eligibility criteria to compete in International Competition as Neutral Athletes under Competition Rule 22.1A(b) while the Russian national federation (RusAF) remains suspended.
The Doping Review Board, which is composed of Robert Hersh (chair), Sylvia Barlag and Antti Pihlakoski, has unanimously accepted the applications of the following athletes:

Anzhelika Sidorova (Pole Vault)
Kristina Sivkova (sprints)
Aleksei Sokirskii (Hammer Throw)
Their participation as Neutral Athletes in International Competition is still subject to acceptance by the individual athlete and the organiser of the competition in question, in accordance with the rules of that competition. If agreed all three athletes are able to compete in either the 34th European Athletics Indoor Championships or the 17th European Throwing Cup in March.
As soon as the formalities for eligibility under IAAF Rules are completed, the IAAF will confirm to international event organisers their eligibility to compete as Neutral Athletes.
Six applications have been declined whilst the remaining applications, many for competitions later in the year, are currently under review.
IAAF President Sebastian Coe commented: “The application process to compete internationally as neutral athletes is about our desire to support the hopes and aspirations of all clean athletes including Russian athletes who have been failed by their national system. While prioritising applications based upon the entry deadlines of the competitions concerned, the primary responsibility of the Doping Review Board must always be to safeguard the integrity of competition.”
Since publication of updated guidelines under Rule 22.1A(b) earlier this year: the IAAF has received a total of 48 applications from Russian athletes, 28 of which have been endorsed by their national federation RusAF. A number of these applications remain under review by the Doping Review Board in accordance with the guidelines whilst the athletes' implicated in matters referenced in the Independent Person's report published last December continue to be assessed in consultation with experts.
The Doping Review Board in accordance with the guidelines has also instructed that all samples from applicant athletes placed in long-term storage must be re-analysed before any decision is taken to grant Neutral Athlete status under Rule 22.1A(b). These re-analyses are on-going and the IAAF has been advised that they will likely be concluded by the middle of March.
This being an ongoing process, the IAAF will only make announcements as and when decisions are made by the Doping Review Board concerning successful applications and those athletes have been duly informed.
Please note:
That 2 Russian athletes, Darya Klishina and Yuliya Stepanova, were previously declared eligible under Rule 22.1A to compete as Neutral Athletes in 2016 and they remain eligible to compete in International Competition today subject to acceptance by individual meeting organisers.
The Entry Deadline for the 2017 European Indoor Championships is today Thursday 23 February.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

IAAF World Indoor Tour winners secure wildcards for Birmingham

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IAAF World Indoor Tour winners secure wildcards for Birmingham

With the second season of the IAAF World Indoor Tour having come to a close after the last of its five meetings, 11 athletes – five men and six women in 2017 – have booked their place at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018.
In addition to a winner-takes-all US$20,000 bonus, the 11 individual discipline winners will also automatically qualify for the next edition of the IAAF World Indoor Championships by ‘wild card’.
This means, for instance, that in Birmingham there will possibly be three Kenyan athletes in each of the men’s 1500m and women’s 3000m, three South Africans in the men’s long jump, three Jamaicans in the women’s 60m and three US athletes in the women’s 60m hurdles.
Previously only two athletes per nation per discipline have been allowed to enter the IAAF World Indoor Championships, but there is now a chance that, for the first time in history, one nation could sweep the medals in an individual event.
The non-scoring disciplines in this year’s World Indoor Tour will become the 11 scoring disciplines for next year’s World Indoor Tour, creating a total of 22 wild card entries for the IAAF World Indoor Championships.
The final decision about entering an individual athlete for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 still remains with the individual IAAF member federation but it’s possible that several national teams will be boosted by the success of their athletes on the World Indoor Tour.
The individual event winners of this year’s IAAF World Indoor Tour who have gained a ‘wild card’ to the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 are:
400m – Pavel Maslak (CZE)
1500m – Bethwel Birgen (KEN)
60m hurdles – Orlando Ortega (ESP)
High jump – Donald Thomas (BAH)
Long jump – Godfrey Mokoena (RSA)
60m – Gayon Evans (JAM)
800m – Joanna Jozwik (POL)
3000m – Hellen Obiri (KEN)
Pole vault – Nicole Buchler (SUI)
Triple jump – Patricia Mamona (POR)
Shot put – Anita Marton (HUN)

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