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  • #61
    Originally posted by Grassmarket
    WR 2:37.44 for Peru’s Kimberly Garcia Leon in the 35km walk in Slovakia. Still a pretty new event of course, so she’s probably on to a nice little earner for the next couple of years.
    Yes, more history for Peru and Kimberly Garcia ...

    At the Dudinska 50 Gold Race Walking meeting, Kimberly became the first legit * woman to walk under 2:38:00 which was the standard WA set for a WR in this event. Liu Hong was 2nd in 2:40:06 AR.

    In the Men's 35km Jose Luis Doctor (MEX) won in 2:26:37 NR.

    It was a very good day for Mexico all-round. Alegna Gonzalez won the Women's 20km in 1:28:09 - a 31s PB for the 2018 World U20 Champ and Tokyo Olympics 5th placer. She had been on 1:27-low pace for the first two-thirds of the race. Second was Puerto Rico's Rachelle de Orbeta in 1:31:11, improving her NR by almost 2 minutes.

    And last year's World U20 champion also from Mexico, Karla Serrano, won the U20 10km in 45:33. No PB for her though. She burst onto the scene 4 years ago when, one week shy of her 15th birthday, she won the U20 10km at the big Podebrady RW meeting in Czechia.

    2017 world champ Eider Arevalo (COL) won the Men's 20km in 1:19:23 by 21s from long-time leader Percy Karlstrom.

    * = i.e., not a Russian competing in Russia!​


    • #62
      The Brisbane Classic had some UK interest with Jade Lally winning the discus with a 2+ margin. Her series was:- 60.48, 58.11, X, 58.79, X, 60.13,

      Two good performances in the Men's and women's pole vault, Zoe Hobbs maintaining her winning form at 100m (albeit looking a bit tired). Three women again under 13 seconds in the hurdles, led by Michelle Jenneke. Results at:


      • #63
        Not much to write home about from the MVP Velocity Fest 12 (WA Challenger) meeting in Kingston ...

        100: 1 Strachan 11.02 (+0.9)
        200 'A': 1 Sada Williams (BAR) 22.98 (0.0)
        200 'B': ... 3 Briana Williams 24.03 ! (-1.4)
        400: 1 Shericka Jackson 50.92

        100: 1 Rodney (CAN) 10.17 ... DQ Zharnel Hughes (10.27 (-1.3) in the heats)
        200 'B': 1 Yohan Blake 21.66 ! (-2.3)
        DT: 1 Dacres 64.29​


        • Ladyloz
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          Another false start for Zharnel?

        • LuckySpikes
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          Yes, it was a false start.

      • #64
        Good depth in the Men's race at Venloop, the half marathon in Venlo, Netherlands.

        1 Hillary Chepkwony (KEN) 59:20 - debut HM
        2 Isaia Lasoi (KEN) 59:27 PB
        3 Josphat Kiprotich (KEN) 59:41
        4 Samson Hailemicael (ETH) 60:24

        Betelihem Afenigus Yemer (ETH) won the Women's race in 68:27 with a couple more women within about 15 seconds.​

        The NBC Chicago coverage of the Shamrock Shuffle (8km) was beyond woeful. There was one camera at the start, one at the finish and nothing inbetween! So, that was the first and last time I'll be listing that event in the Live Streaming Links thread!

        Zach Panning (28:01 10,000 PB) won the Men's race (Galen Rupp was just "fun running" it seems) and Sarah Disanza the Women's - she was a top collegian 6 or 7 years ago but was presumed retired since. No idea of the times.​
        Last edited by LuckySpikes; 26-03-23, 15:03.


        • #65
          Originally posted by LuckySpikes

          The NBC Chicago coverage of the Shamrock Shuffle (8km) was beyond woeful. There was one camera at the start, one at the finish and nothing inbetween! So, that was the first and last time I'll be listing that event in the Live Streaming Links thread!

          Zach Panning (28:01 10,000 PB) won the Men's race (Galen Rupp was just "fun running" it seems) and Sarah Disanza the Women's - she was a top collegian 6 or 7 years ago but was presumed retired since. No idea of the times.​
          22:48 and 26:35.

          With all the other news around, perhaps it was interesting that they also had a non-binary category, won by Jake Fedorowski in 32:17.


          • LuckySpikes
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            Yeah, apparently New York Road Runners have non-binary prizes in all their races now as well. Decent money to be won for placing Top 3 in a time that would be mediocre even in the Women's category!

        • #66
          Japan has selected its Marathon teams for the World Championships and the Asian Games:

          World Champs -
          Mizuki Matsuda - PB 2:20:52 (Osaka 2021)
          Rika Kaseda - PB 2:21:55 (Berlin 2022)
          Sayaka Sato - PB 2:22:13 (Berlin 2022)
          Ichitaka Yamashita - PB 2:05:51 (Tokyo 2023)
          Kenya Sonota - PB 2:05:59 (Tokyo 2023)
          Kazuya Nishiyama - PB 2:06:45 (Osaka 2023)

          Asian Games -
          Hikari Ohnishi - PB 2:25:54 (Berlin 2022)
          Mirai Waku - PB 2:25:58 (Nagoya 2023)
          Yohei Ikeda - PB 2:06:52 (Osaka 2023)
          Toshiki Sadakata - PB 2:07:05 (Tokyo 2023)

          All except Mizuki Matsuda will be competing for the first time in the championship for which they've been selected.

          The Asian Games are in late September to early October begging the question whether those 4 athletes will be able to recover in time to run the Marathon Grand Challenge (MGC) - Japan's Olympic Marathon Trials race - on 15th October!

          The absence of Hitomi Niiya from the World Champs team suggests she'll be trying for the 10,000m team. She has run faster than the 30:40 standard once before (30:20.4 when winning the Japanese Championships in 2020) and her 2:19 marathon in January suggests she may be in shape to do so again. The Japanese 10,000m Trials are on 4th May as part of the Golden Games in Nobeoka.​


          • #67
            Well according to Ian Hodge, some super fast times at the Jamaican Boys and Girls Championships last night. The men's U20 100m was won by Bouwahjgie Nkrumie, last year's World U20 100m silver medallist, in 9.99, making him just the 3rd U20 to go sub-10 seconds in history, and re-writing his own Jamaican U20 record in the process.

            Here's Nkrumie's run

            The women's U20 100m final was equally swift as Alana Reid, who won 200m bronze at the World U20s, and who before yesterday had a 100m PB of 11.22 also from 2022, utterly demolished it with victory in 10.92! That's faster than compatriot Tina Clayton ran to take WU20 100m gold in Cali last year and thus also took Clayton's NU20 by 3/100ths of a second. Reid, who only turned 18 in January, goes to 5th on the world U20 all time list as a result.
            Last edited by RunUnlimited; 30-03-23, 11:25.


          • #68
            On day 2 of the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin, TX, Germany's Leo Neugebauer, a decathlete who has been mentioned as a future star of the multi events ever since winning World U18 bronze in 2017, set a new points total PB of 8478. Always good at the long jump and discus, Neugebauer set PBs in the 100m (10.75), 110m hurdles (14.33), shot put (16.66m) and pole vault (5.10m - his first time clearing the 5 meter barrier), he's shown improvements in events that have caused him trouble in the past. Up until last years World Championships, Neugebauer's young career had been marked by flakiness under pressure and underperformance.

            As an U20 back in 2019, he had confidently stated he would break 8000 points and win the European U20s in Boras after setting his then-PB of 7889 points a month before the championships, and had been the favourite to win gold... Instead, a couple of sub-par events, including a disastrous pole vault where he had initially cleared a crucial height at the 3rd attempt - only for his own pole to then knock the bar off - allowed Simon Ehammer to become the champion, while Neugebauer would fade back into 4th place and out of the medals entirely. 2 years later, and now an U23 athlete studying and competing for Texas University, it would be much the same story at the NCAA Div 1 Championships, with a poor long jump ( he only managed a best of 7.14m having jumped 7.87m during the indoor campaign) and the pole vault again being where he slipped up as he was again off the medal podium.

            However, last year, Neugebauer started to put it together in a decathlon, first of all breaking the 8000 point barrier for the very first time at the Texas Relays, before improving on it to a then-PB of 8362 points as he came 2nd in the NCAA Champs. The German would then finish 10th at the World Championships in Eugene, once again breaking 8000 points.
            After this excellent early season performance, perhaps we will now see Neugebauer fulfil some of that potential he's always had.


            • #69
              Rohan Browning wins the Australian national 100m title in dominant fashion, leading from the gun to cross the line in 10.02 (0.0 m/s), just 0.1 sec off his PB and at this early stage of the outdoor season, the 3rd fastest time in the world so far.


              • #70
                Amy Bunnage, who just turned 18 a few days ago and in her first ever race over 5000m on the track, runs 15:31.96 at the Australian National Senior and U20 Championships, a PB by over half a minute. It's not far off the NU20 record of 15:18.6 set 24 years ago by Eloise Poppett and she finished over a minute and a half ahead of the rest of the field. Even more impressive when you consider Bunnage had run (and won) the U20 3000m final a couple of days earlier too!


                • whatwouldIknow
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                  or the fact she won her heat in the under 20 1500m earlier in the day in 4:32.08
                  Last edited by whatwouldIknow; 01-04-23, 11:51.

              • #71
                good spotting on those Run Unlimited, the other performance to note is Cameron Myers, skipping the juniors and taking second 3:38.02 (beaten by 0.1) he of course is a 2006 birth. Myers’ time is the fastest ever by a 16-year-old, eclipsing Jakob Ingebrigtsen.

                In the women’s javelin Commonwealth Games silver medallist Mackenzie Little defeated back-to-back world champion Kelsey-Lee Barberwith a throw of 61.46m, over Barber’s 57.05m. Little has had a limited season due to prioritising the latter stages of her medical studies, whilst Barber was having her first competition.



                • #72
                  Wayde van Niekerk is very definitely back in contention for top honours this season, with a 44.17 WL to win the SA national title: Wayde van Niekerk brings Potch crowd to their feet in blistering effort to clinch SA 400m title (


                  • MysteryBrick
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                    Impressive run. Looked like the van Niekerk of old.

                • #73
                  Even without Norman and Kerley, MHS will struggle to win back-to-back WC medals (unless the GB team wins a relay medal). Gardiner is back in form, WvN is back, Kirani James is the consummate championship performer. Hopefully, MHS continues to make progress (sub-44, anyone?) and can put up a good fight


                  • MysteryBrick
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                    It's a long shot, but history suggests that if you're capable of running 44.3 or better in a major final you have a puncher's chance.

                • #74
                  Gardiner's 20.31 in his first serious 200m suggests a significant recovery from last year. WVN's run at SA Champs looked as if we may see some sub 44 by the summer unless he spends the next few races in sharpening his 200m.


                  • #75
                    Overnight at the Australian National Championships, Catronia Bissett laid down a marker for the rest of the season as she ran a world leading 1:58.32, breaking the long standing championship record (1:59.29) set by Tamsyn Mancou back in 2000. (Tamsyn also happened to be part of the Aussie commentary team and commentated on this great run).
                    Its Bissett's second fastest ever 800m and is the third fastest clocking in Oceania of all time behind her own NR of 1:58.09 and 1996 Atlanta Olympian, New Zealand's Toni Hodgkinson's 1:58.25 set during the semi finals. Great stuff!
                    Last edited by RunUnlimited; 05-04-23, 09:42.