Resultados Internacionales De Atletismo

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brasilera_velocista_corriendoATHLETICS INTERNATIONAL
VOL 17, NO 10 – APRIL 21, 2009
EDITED BY PETER MATTHEWS & MEL WATMAN

Mar 21: Santa Barbara: W PV: C Johnson 4.26; Norwalk: 110H: (0.6) 2, J Williams BIZ 13.90 rec; Mar 30, DeKalb: 100: Gilstrap 10.31; W LJ: B Porter 6.48; Apr 3: Los Angeles (Westwood): delete HT: Bolton 68.01 (only 5.44kg!); Pueblo (A): W DT: A Stephens 53.90; Apr 4: Austin: W Inv 4×100: 1, Texas All-Stars (not USA Elite, Aleen Bailey JAM) 42.62; 4×400: Texas All-Stars 3:30.21; Columbia, MO: DT: Ayeni NGR 58.13; HT: Rohr 70.01; W SP/HT: K Lee 16.24/62.09; Cullowhee: 200: (2.8) M Mitchell 20.73w; Emporia: TJ: Honeycutt 16.39w/2.2.

Apr 8-11, Knoxville: Sea Ray Relays. 100 (c): (4.0) 1, R Bailey 10.10w; 2, Morlu LBR 10.22; 3, Wells 10.26; SP: Manz 18.79; HT (c): Porter 68.79; Dec (a-b): Ayers 7480; W 100 (c): (3.7) 1, Currie 11.25w; 2, Layne 11.28; 3, Köhler GER 11.46; 100H (c): (1.6) 1, Law 13.23; 2, Carrier 13.49; 400H (c): D Brown 58.38; 2, Sabra 58.46; PV (c): Essex 4.15; LJ: Köhler 6.50/0.5; SP: 1, A Alexander TRI 16.81; 2, Blewitt 16.44; DT: 1, Muffet 55.05; 2, McCall 53.71; JT (c): Jakunowski 57.93; Hep (a-b): Trimble 5438; Apr 9: Lubbock: 200: (1.3) Dungey 20.78; 400: A Williams BAH 45.8; 110H: (-0.1) Osaghae 13.51; W SP: 1, P Knight 16.54; 2, Clossé FRA 15.92; HT: Okolie 61.94; San Angelo: W SP: Lakey 15.91.

Apr 9-11, Los Angeles (Westwood): 400: 1, Sánchez DOM 46.23; 2, Stallworth 46.26; 800: Solomon 1:47.34; 110H: (0.2) 1, A Merritt 13.62; 2, R Wilson 13.63; 3, Isom 13.89; 4, Kelley 13.91; 400H: Anderson 49.44; (b): N Woodward GBR 50.41; SP: C Smith 18.87; DT: Schaerer SUI 59.32; JT (b): R Young 76.45; 4×100: Texas A&M (mx) 39.13; 2, World Class USA 39.29; W 100: (0.1) 1, George GRN 11.40; 2, Garrett 11.41; 200: (0.0) 1, Jeter 22.59; 2, Lucas 23.23; 400: 1, Beard 51.52; 2, Tanno JPN 52.87; 3, Demus 53.04; 100H: (0.2) 1, Y Lewis 12.96; 2, Bliss JAM 13.06; 400H: Kinney GBR 57.76; PV: 1, Johnson 4.42; 2, Grabowska POL 4.21; HT (a): 1, Cosby 70.54; 2, Orbán HUN 61.25; JT (b): Kreiner 55.96; Hep (a-b): N Ali 5492; 4×100: 1, World Class A USA (Harper, Perry, V Powell, Felix) 43.46; 2, Texas A&M (mx) 43.47; 3, USA (C Davis, Jeter, Mik. Barber, Edwards) 43.58; 4, World Class B (mx, Eunice Barber FRA 2nd leg) 44.26; 4×400: World Class USA (Rodriguez, Hastings, Perry, Felix) 3:28.75; Apr 10: New Haven: SP: G Johnson 19.58; Oxford, OH: W SP: Wanless 18.02; Platteville: W PV: Soceka 4.12; Apr 10-11: Arcadia: HS. 300H: R Wyatt 36.01; Athens, GA: Towns. 200: (0.1) Dickens 20.84; 110H: (2.2) Nunley 13.90w; 400H: 1, Gaymon 49.60; 2, Bennett 49.83; SP: 1, Hoffa 20.86; 2, R Williams 19.74; 3, Cook 19.39; HT (a): Haklits CRO 73.54; W 100: (2.1) 1, Brookins 11.30w; 2, Nembhard JAM 11.48; 100H: (4.0) Fountain 13.01w; PV: 1, Peck 4.10; 2, Neumann 4.10; SP (a): Wannemacher 16.25; HT (a): Hrasnová SVK 70.93; Columbia, SC: W 100 (0.8)/200 (0.4): Goodman J 11.30/23.32; Tempe: Sun Angel Classic. 200: (0.1) 1, Thompson TRI 20.65; 2, D White 20.73; 400: r1: R Miller 46.12; r2: Boase 45.67; 110H: (1.8) 1, Kinney 13.77; 2, MacLeod CAN 13.82; 3, Nurudeen NGR 13.82; 4, K Clarke 13.85; 400H: 1, Jackson 49.63; 2, Ulm GBR 50.26; LJ: Turner 8.04/0.0; TJ: Grinnell 16.25/0.0; SP: 1, Whiting 19.61; 2, Lloyd 19.55; 3, Studt 18.88; 4, J Lewis 18.55; DT: Whiting 58.04; HT (a): 1, Henning 71.75; 2, Lewis 68.15; W 100: (0.0) 1, Ch. Williams 11.44; 2, K Wilson 11.51; 200: (1.1) 1, Stewart JAM 22.62; 2, Williams 22.82; 3, Atkins 22.89; 4, Henry 23.27; 5, Wilson 23.45; 400: K Floyd 53.03; 100H: (1.4) 1, Whyte CAN 13.28; 2, S Clarke 13.36; 3, Adigun 13.39; 400H: J Lucas TRI 57.49; PV: Rue 4.20; LJ: Jarrett JAM 6.36w/3.3; SP: 1, Stevens 18.00; 2, Pressley 16.92; DT: 1, Pierson 58.42; 2, Battle 55.59; 3, Stevens 54.58; HT (a): 1, Frizell CAN 68.09; 2, Joyce CAN 67.67; 3, Yush 65.54; 4, Stevens 64.87; 5, C Smith CAN 63.09; 6, Ayala 62.18; 4×100: LSU 43.76.

Dix 10.00 into 1.1m/s wind

Walter Dix made a terrific start to the season with a 10.00 100m in Tallahassee. That was run into a head wind; but a combination of altitude and strong winds produced some fancy marks at El Paso – Blessing Okagbare 6.86w and Teddy Wiliams 9.90w with a wind of +7.8! At Coral Gables there were 100m wins for Lauryn Williams in 11.11 and Marlon Devonish 10.11.

Apr 11: Albuquerque (A): W LJ: A Walker 6.37/1.5; Beaumont: W TJ: Faluade CAN 13.30; Boulder (A): DT: Malone 62.50; Chapel Hill: LJ: D Adams 7.88w/2.2; W 100H: (-0.1) 1, L James 13.44; 2, Garner 13.49; HJ: Stone 1.85; Charlotte: 200: (2.5) 1, L Green JAM 20.41w; 2, J Scott 20.55; 110H: (2.3) Keddo JAM 13.73w; W 100H: (2.4) 1, Sher. Willams JAM 13.21w; 2, Carty JAM 13.44; SP: Northover JAM 15.90; Charlottesville: SP: Kalnas 18.28; DT: Ayeni 60.11; Columbus: 100: (3.4) Harris GUY 10.32w; Coral Gables: 100: (0.5) 1, Devonish GBR 10.11; 2, Mullings JAM 10.14; 3, D Thomas JAM 10.33; 110H: (0.1) 1, Ash 13.58; 2, Thomas 13.78; 4×100: BAH 39.77; W 100: ((0.9) 1, L Williams 11.11; 2, A Bailey JAM 11.17; 3, E Floyd-Broadnax 11.35; 4, Neal 11.36; 5, S-A Brooks JAM 11.40; 6, Sturrup BAH 11.52; 200: r1 (0.1) 1, D Ferguson BAH 23.01; 2, Amertil BAH 23.34; 3, Asumnu 23.39; 4, Power CAN 23.42; 5, S Woods 23.43; r2: (0.2) R Whyte JAM 22.95; 400: 1, Darden 52.01; 2, Eutsey 52.42; 3, K Coleman 52.89; 4, Alycia Williams 53.03; 100H: (3.2) 1, Cherry 12.76w; 2, Y Booth 13.23; 3, K Davis LBR 13.28; 4, L Smith 13.33; 5, T James 13.43; JT: Eve BAH (age 43) 57.44; 4×100: 1. S.Florida Elite 43.16; 2, BAH 43.96; 4×400: BAH 3:32.50; Davis: HT: Welihozkiy 68.67; Dedham: SP: N Hunter 18.35; W HT: K Godsey 63.81; Des Moines: W HT: A Haapanen 61.08; Edwardsville: 100: (2.5) L Clarke JAM 10.34w; 200: (2.9) T Cotton 20.81w; El Paso (A): 100: (7.8) 1, T Williams 9.90w; 2, Jadusingh 10.13; 3, Arajs LAT 10.21; 4, Myer 10.24; 200: (3.8) Martina AHO 20.85w; HJ: 1, Sellers 2.20; 2, Littleton 2.20; TJ: Boutte 16.27w/9.9; HT: Papadimítriou GRE 75.54; W 100: (4.5) 1, Osayomi NGR 11.33w; 2, Ismaila NGR 11.45; LJ: 1, Okagbare NGR 6.86w/4.0 (6.43w, 6.45w, p, x, 6.86w, 6.68/1.2); 2, Falaiye CAN 6.65w/3.4; 3, Sesay 6.64/1.6; 4, Polk 6.62w/ 3.5 (6.58/1.3); HT: Schvedoff FIN 61.88; Greensboro: 100: (2.2) 1, Smoots 10.22w (1h1 10.27w/2.8); 2, C Newman 10.28 (1h4 10.33w/4.4); 3, Morlu 10.33; 110H: (2.7) 1, Townsend 13.57w (1h1 13.74/1.8); 2, Queen 13.81 (2h2 13.86); 3, Odom 13.82 (1h2 13.81/0.6); W 400: Spruiel 52.98; Lewisburg: W 3000SC: Franek 9:53.7; Lincoln: 200: (1.6) 1, Edwards PAN 20.65; 2, Wims 20.77; 3, T Henry 20.84; 4, K Thornton 20.84; 110H: (0.0) Brathwaite BAR 13.64; W PV: Willer 4.28; Macomb: W DT: Lewis-Smallwood 57.10; Nashville: LJ: Morgan CAY 7.87/-0.6; Norman: 100: (5.2) 1, Blanton 10.27w; 2, Pugh 10.32; 200: (3.4) 1, Vaughan 20.47w; 2, Pugh 20.53; 3, Blanton 20.74; 4, C Gray 20.75; 5, Salaam 20.76; 110H: (2.9) Jiles 13.87w; W 200: (2.6) 1, Cole 22.99w; 2, J Walls 23.47; 400: Cole 52.28; 100H: (3.6) Ashlee Williams 13.31w; PV: 1, Stripling 4.25; 2, Steiner-Bennett 4.25; SP: Shump 16.66; Oxford, MS: 100: (0.6) Rodgers 10.18; 200: (0.8) 1, Tinsley 20.66; 2, H Williams 20.83; 110H: (0.0) Fontenot 13.93; DT: Morgan JAM 58.30; HT: Nerdal NOR 70.21; W 100: (0.8) 1, B Knight 11.17; 2, S Ferguson BAH 11.39; 3, C Lewis-Baker 11.50; 200: (0.2) Guy 23.42; LJ: Reese 6.77/0.7; SP: 1, Brewer 16.60; 2, Orieukwu 16.35; Tallahassee: 100: (-1.1) 1, Dix 10.00; 2, Hargrett 10.33; 400: Hurtault DMA 46.19; W 1500: Parker GBR 4:13.46; 2000SC: Willemse CAN 6:33.28; 100H: (0.3) N Harvey 13.47; LJ: K Williams JAM 6.42/1.1; Walnut: 200: (2.1) C Micthell 20.80w; Wichita: PV: Jordan Scott 5.35; W PV: Demo 4.16; HT: Groves 61.25.

Mt SAC Relays – Jeter 10.96

Top performances at this vast meeting included a great pb of 10.96, the first sub-11 second time of 2009, by Carmelita Jeter for 100m. Unfortunately the computer system broke down before the meeting started on the final day. While this did not affect the timings being taken, it appears that the timing crew did not know the names of the athletes etc. so the results may be incomplete.

Apr 15-16, Azusa. Mt SAC Multis. Dec: 1, Randolph 7636w; 2, Hazell GBR 7537w; 3, Burt 7484; W Hep: S Day 5823; Apr 16-18, Walnut: 100: (0.9) 1, Edgar GBR 10.20; 2, R Williams10.22; 3, Mbandjock FRA 10.26; 4, J Heard 10.33; 5, P Perry 10.33; 200: (1.6) 1, Larry 20.37; 2, Chambers GBR 20.51; 3, Berrian 20.59; 4, Williams 20.61; 5, C Williams JAM 20.62; 6, E Steele JAM 20.76; 400: Gillick IRL 45.80; 800: Solomon 1:46.85; 2, B Shaw 1:47.65; 1500: 1, Emanuel GBR 3:37.99; 2, Schmitz 3:41.46; 5000 (b): 1, J L Barrios MEX 13:16.65; 2, A Famiglietti 13:17.98; 3, C Solinsky 13:18.41; 4, B St. Lawrence AUS 13:25.88; 5, Quigley 13:27.17; 6, Bethke 13:27.79; 7, J C Pérez MEX 13:30.01; 8, McNeill AUS 13:30.63; 9, Benninger CAN 13:32.31; 10, A Rono KEN 13:33.77; 11, Overall GBR 13:34.29; 12, Romero MEX 13:34.84; 13, Perry 13:35.64; 14, Haas 13:35.73; 15, Braun 13:36.85; 16, Cabada 13:38.79; 17, Smyth 13:39.50; 18, Fraser GBR 13:39.85; 19, Jacob Korir KEN 13:40.12; 20, Watson CAN 13:40.33; 21, Medigovich 13:40.85; 22, Maag 13:41.17; 23, Fife 13:41.64; 3000SC (a): Thorne 8:39.19; 110H: (1.7) 1, R Wilson 13.45; 2, Kelley 13.68; 3, Bogdanof 13.84; 400H: 1, Boyd 50.32; 2, Yoshikata JPN 50.37; HJ: 1, Nieto 2.25; 2, Arrivey 2.25; PV: 1, Sawano JPN 5.70; 2, Lanaro MEX 5.60; 3, Quiller 5.40; 4, Litchfield 5.40; 5=, Hollis, Stevenson 5.40; LJ: 1, Tobler 8.01/1.1; 2, Turner 7.90/0.0; TJ: 1, Roulhac 16.97/1.7; 2, Laine HAI 16.44/0.0 rec; 3, R Carter 16.27/ 0.9; SP: 1, Figures 19.94; 2, Lloyd 19.24; 3, Manz 19.22; 4, C Smith 18.62; DT: 1, Tunks CAN 62.88; 2, Cadée NED 61.22; 3, Malone 59.87; 4, Rosell SWE 58.14; HT: 1, Charfreitag SVK 77.49; 2, Kruger 75.05; 3, Nerdal 69.82; 4, MacKay 69.54; 5, Welihozkiy 69.34; W 100: (0.9) 1, Jeter 10.96; 2, Ch. Williams JAM 11.29; 3, L Moore 11.41; 4, Roseby 11.48; 5, Kidd 11.51; 200: (0.8) 1, Ch. Williams 22.84; 2, Kidd 23.41; 3, S Cox 23.52;.. 7, T Edwards 23.94; 400: Barr GBR 52.92; 800: 1, Gall 2:02.69; 2, Cramer 2:03.01; 3, Hermanson 2:03.21; 4, K Palmer 2:03.26; 5, Waits 2:03.91; B: Nicola Sanders GBR 2:03.41; 1500 (b): 1, Howard CAN 4:13.72; 2, B Martinez 4:14.66; 3, Hagans 4:14.94; 5000 (b): 1, Ongori KEN 15:23.33; 2, Wurth-Thomas 15:34.17; 3, A Bizzarri 15:37.39; 4, McCandless 15:37.70; 5, M Armstrong 15:41.09; 6, Edwards CAN 15:42.81; 7, A Campbell CAN 15:45.85;… 21, Monica Joyce (16.7.58) 16:19.51; 3000SC (a): 1, L Anderson 9:46.56; 2, I Kimaiyo KEN 10:00.12; 3, Waite GBR 10:00.30; 4, Galaviz 10:06.08; 5, Wagner RSA 10:06.28; 6, Mericle 10:07.13; 7, Erdelyi HUN 10:08.34; 8, Hayakari JPN 10:10.18; 9, Joy NZL 10:10.84; 10, Hyman JAM 10:11.87; 11, June 10:12.46; 12, Ferguson 10:15.23; 13, D Williams 10:15.61; 14, Coburn 10:16.54; 15, Macgregor CAN 10:17.26; 100H: (0.7) 1, Y Lewis 12.88; 2, Whyte CAN 13.03; 3, S Clarke 13.31; 4, Lodree 13.33; 5, Ankton 13.46; 6, J Johnson 13.48; 400H: 1, Wallace 56.62; 2, Perkins 56.83; 3, Grossarth 57.72; HJ: 1, Acuff 1.90; 2, Rifka MEX 1.90; 3, Howard 1.90; 4, Mullen 1.85; 5=, Gordon, Patterson 1.85; PV: 1, Johnson 4.55; 2, Janson 4.45; 3, Dragila 4.45; 4, Stately 4.25; 5=, Dockendorf CAN, Saxer, Duclos CAN 4.15; 8, Gergel 4.15; LJ: 1, McKinney 6.75/0.0; 2, Madison 6.48/1.0; 3, Neeley 6.40w/2.1; 4, Abdulai CAN 6.39/1.5; TJ: 1, Welsch 13.92/1.6; 2, Y Lewis 13.82w/2.1 (13.77/0.5); 3, Ayanna Alexander TRI 13.66/0.4; Marks 13.63/0.8; 5, Thieschafer 13.55/0.6; 6, Ufodiana 13.47/1.9; 7, Tchayem FRA 13.44w/2.2 (13.42/0.6); 8, Köhler GER 13.35/1.6; SP: 1, Camarena 17.96; 2, Wanless 17.83; 3, M Carter 17.82; 4, Brewer 16.64; 5, du Toit RSA 16.18; DT: 1, Powell 59.67; 2, Lewis-Smallwood 58.64; 3, Pierson 58.59; 4, Battle 54.05; HT: 1, Frizell CAN 71.64 Commonwealth rec; 2, Campbell 70.61; 3, Orbán HUN 68.98; 4, Joyce VAN 67.90; 5, Yush 67.78; 6, L Smith 66.86; 7, Ayala 65.84;8, C Smith CAN 64.57; 9, Henry 64.26; 10, Haapanen 62.26; 11, Vander Vliet CAN 61.76; 12, V Wilhelm 60.54; 4×100: World Class Elite 43.98.

University/Open: 200: (1.5) 1, D White 20.61; 2, P Smith 20.69; 3, B Gray 20.70; JT (b): Furey 75.33; W 400H: 1, Beesley GBR 57.65; 2, D Muhammed 58.47; PV (b): 1, Weygandt 4.10; 2, Greff 4.10; B: Homes 4.10; JT (b): 1, Kreiner 55.62; 2, Tschida 53.63.

Wet weather adversely affected performances at the Kansas Relays, but there were outstanding high hurdles races – Antwon Hicks beating Dexter Faulk by just 0.005 in the men’s race and Damuru Cherry running 12.83 to beat Priscilla Lopes-Schliep in the women’s.

Apr 15-18, Lawrence: Kansas Relays. 100 h4 (c): (2.4) R Edwards 10.27w; 1M: 1, Webb 3:58.90; 2, van der Westhuizen RSA 3:59.54; 110H: (-1.5) 1, Hicks 13.37; 2, Faulk 13.37; 3, Herring 13.67; 4, Akins 13.95; 400H: 1, Culson PUR 49.47; 2, McCoy 49.78; HJ: 1, Barry BAH 2.20; 2, Dillling 2.20; High School (c): J White J 2.22; PV (c): Jordan Scott 5.50; HT (b): Mai 71.61; JT (c): Russell CAN 75.08; W 100 h2 (c) (1.1) Lowery 11.46; 200: (-0.6) 1, M Lee 23.05; 2, N Anderson JAM 23.45; 100H: (-0.2) 1, Cherry 12.83; 2, Lopes-Schliep CAN 12.93; 3, Dixon JAM 13.21; 4, Bliss 13.23; 5, Felicien CAN 13.38; 6, V Johnson 13.39; 7, Adams 13.49; PV: 1, Hendry CAN 4.20; 2=, Steiner-Bennett, Schwartz 4.15; 4, Holliday 4.15; TJ (c): Manning 13.59/nwi; HT (b): Andrews 60.96.

Apr 16-18, Coral Gables: ACC. 100: (-0.4) Ford 10.28; 200 (b-c): (0.4) 1, C Clark 20.57 (1h3 20.78/1.7); 2, Ford 20.88; 400: 1, Bingham GBR 45.32; 2, K Williams 46.28; 400H: Garcia-Tunon 50.38; PV: Olkhovskiy ISR 5.48; SP (b): 1, Marcelle 18.46; 2, Putman 18.35; HT (a): Lomnicky SVK 70.73; Dec (a-b): 1, Sossah FRA 7821; 2, Keller 7523; W 100 (b-c): (0.2) 1, Ahouré CIV 11.36 (1h3 11.34/ 1.5); 2, McGrone 11.45 (1h1 11.44/0.7); 200 (b-c): (2.7) 1, Ahouré 23.07w (1h4 22.98w/2.9); 2, K Whyte 23.28 (2h4 23.38w); h1: (1.7) K Scott 23.50/1.7; h2: (-0.3) McGrone 23.30; 400: St. Louis 52.97; 3000SC (b): L Willemse CAN 10:12.65; 100H (b-c): (-1.1) 1, Harrison 13.14 (1h1 12.98w/2.7); 2, Castlin 13.28 (1h2 12.96/1.7); 3, Ivy 13.52 (2h2 13.41); 400H: 1, Harrison 56.03; 2, L James 56.38; 3, A Washington 56.90; 4, Jameson 57.07; 6, T Brown 58.00; LJ (b): K Williams 6.57w/3.2; 2, Doyley JAM 6.35/0.3; TJ: Williams 13.63w/2.9 (13.54/1.9); SP (b): 1. L Henry 16.10; 2, Pryor 15.96; 3, Laughlin 15.87; HT (a): 1, Habazin CRO 63.75; 2, Lomnicka SVK 60.26.

Apr 16-17, Baton Rouge: Dec: Silkauskas LTU 7414; W Hep: J Pickler 5555; Apr 17: Azusa. 1st Bryan Clay Invitational. SP: Nikfar IRI 18.85; W 100 (2.0)/200 (1.8): Ohuruogu GBR 11.51/23.19; 100H: (1.6) 1, Whyte CAN 13.05; 2, Augustus NGR 13.39; 400H: 1, N Ceesay GBR 58.03; 2, Yisreal 58.10; LJ: Abdulai 6.44/1.2; TJ: 1, Thieschafer 13.86w/2.1; 2, Marks 13.77w/2.5; 3, Welsch 13.55/1.4; HT: 1, Yush 64.84; 2, Haapanen 62.46; Boone: SP: A Greer 18.63; Cullowhee: 100 (2.0)/200 (2.5): K Hyman CAY 10.26/20.81w; Apr 17-18: Bloomington, IN: W 400H (a): E Moore 58.49; SP: T Howard 15.91; Knoxville: W 200: (3.1) Layne 23.49w; 100H: (1.2) 1, Law 13.35; 2, K Laing JAM 13.48; SP (a)/DT (b): A Alexander 16.12/57.26; HT (a): A Howard 60.18.

In her previous races of 2009 Kerron Stewart ran 400m in 52.40 and 200m in 22.62. Racing for the third succ-essive weekend she ran 11.27 and 11.10w in her first 100m races of the year. There was also a fast time in the men’s 100m as Marc Burns won in 10.05.

Apr 17-18, Auburn: 100: (1.4) 1, Burns TRI 10.05 (1h1 10.15); 2, J Hall 10.19 (2h1 10.33); 2, C Lawson 10.30; 4, Wilks 10.33; 200: (2.4) 1, M Rowland 20.48w; 2, R DeHaven 20.64; 3, Lawson 20.68; 4, Hall 20.82; 5, D Mullings JAM 20.85; 110H: (0.0) 1, S Sands BAH 13.52 (1h1 13.49/1.7); 2, Wynne J 13.75 (2h1 13.73); 3, M Smith JAM 13.92 (& 17.33 SP); 4, Pitt 13.96 (3h1 13.89); TJ: L Sands BAH 16.91/1.7; SP: 1, C Martin 19.76; 2, Mesic BIH 19.52; 3, Werskey 18.58; DT: Stockbarger 59.24; HT (a): Martin 73.18; W 100: (2.1) 1, K Stewart JAM 11.10w (1h1 11.27/-0.8); 2, Bass ISV 11.46; 3, Currie 11.48; 200: (0.2) Armbrister BAH 23.35; 400: Atkins 51.77; 400H: 1, Lucas TRI 55.87; 2, A Anderson 58.28; 3, Dorr 58.38; 4×100: Auburn 43.74.

Apr 17-18, Baton Rouge: 100: r1 (2.4) 1, T Holliday 10.19w; 2, Phiri ZAM 10.21; 3, Effah CAN 10.28; 4, J Connaughton CAN 10.33; r2 (0.5) 1, Thompson TRI 10.15; 2, Barnett CAN 10.27; 200: (0.6) 1, C Dykes 20.68; 2, Phiri 20.76; 400: r3: J Oliver 46.10; r4: C Green 46.21; 110H: (2.0) 1, Fontenot 13.70; 2, Isom 13.74; 3, M Hill 13.95; 4, P Jones 13.95; LJ: 1, Henderson 8.19w/6.0; 2, Pate 8.05w/ 2.8 (7.95/-0.3); 3, Johnson 8.00/1.9; 4, J Hicks 7.94/1.2; HT (a): Henning 71,90; 4×100: 1, Texas A&M 39.06; 2, LSU 39.07; 3, Tiger Olympians 39.27; 4, CAN 39.37; W 100: (1.8) r4 (1.8) 1, Baptiste TRI 11.18; 2, Henry JAM 11.33; 3, P Lucas 11.37; 4, Fletcher GRN 11.38; 5, Floyd-Broadnax 11.41; 6, S Ferguson BAH 11.48; 7, Mayo 11.48; r5 (0.7) K Wilson 11.38; 200: (-0.9) 1, Lucas 23.01; 2, Floyd-Broadnax 23.21; 3, Henry 23.38; 400: 1, Beard 52.26; 2, Regis GRN 52.41; 3, Gilbert 52.51; 100H: (1.1) 1, N Wilson JAM 13.02; 2, Mayo 13.14; 3, Ohanaja NGR 13.31; 4, V Thomas J 13.38; 5, McDaniel 13.42; 400H: 1, Wilson 57.26; 2, D Brown 58.39; PV: Rodrigue 4.12; LJ: Reese 6.61/1.6; SP: 1, Evans 16.43; 2, Orieukwu 16.02; 4×100: 1, Texas A&M (K Carter, Lucas, George GRN, Mayo) 43.08; 2, LSU (mx) 43.39; 4×400: 1, CAN 3:31.70; 2, Tiger Olympians (mx) 3:32.79.

Running in Greensboro, LaShawn Merritt made an impressive start to his season by running 20.17 for 200m and David Oliver won the 110mh in 13.30.

Apr 18: Athens, GA: SP: R Williams 19.80; JT: Bradstock (age 46) 69.15; W 400H: Odumosu NGR 58.00; HJ: Spencer LCA 1.90; Austin: 100: (0.5) 1, Christian ANT 10.25; 2, Armstrong TRI 10.27; 400: Blackwood JAM 45.93; 800: 1, Hernandez J 1:47.58; 2, Everett 1:47.79; PV: Colwick 5.50; W 100: (-0.5) Jones ISV 11.27; 200: (-0.2) 1, A Anderson 23.05; 2, Guy 23.28; 400: S-A Smith J 52.90; 100H: (0.8) Golding-Clarke JAM 13.20; HJ: D Hooker 1.85; SP: Brown 15.98; Baltimore: 110H: (2.7) 1, DuBose 13.81w; 2, Berger 13.84; 3, Kinney 13.93; W 100H: (2.0) Ruddock JAM 13.49; Eugene: 400H: Klech 50.77; LJ: Eaton 7.82w/3.0; JT: Hostetler 78.38; Fayetteville: Inv: 200: (1.7) Edward PAN 20.40; 400: Henry ISV 45.83; W 200: (1.9) B Knight 23.02; 400: 1, Cole 52.36; 2, Prendergast JAM 52.70; College: 100: (3.4) 1, Edward 10.15w (1h1 10.21w/2.2); 2, L Clarke JAM 10.19 (2h1 10.27w); 3, K Fisher 10.24 (3h1 10.29w); 110H: (2.1) 1 Brathwaite 13.45w (1h1 13.39w/2.2); 2, Thornton 13.62 (3h1 13.64w); 3, Fourie RSA 13.73 (2h1 13.57w); 4, M Anderson 13.81; 5, T Ross 13.97 (4h1 13.87w); LJ: Bailey JAM 7.98w/3.1; TJ: 1, Claye J 16.70/ 0.0; 2, Balumbu COD 16.46/1.4; SP: Jordan 18.29; W 100: (2.4) Hackett TRI 11.38w; h1: (1.8) Martell JAM 11.44; 200: (0.8) Cole 23.30; 100H: (4.2) April Williams 13.34w; PV: 1, Stripling 4.35; 2, Willer 4.35 jnr rec; 3, Stover 4.12; 4, Diebold 4.12; SP: K Lee 16.18; DT: Talbert 54.25; Fort Worth: W 200 (0.0)/400: J Young 23.18/52.96; 100H: (0.1) Ash. Williams 13.48; Greensboro: 100: (-0.8) Smoots 10.30 (1h6 10.28/1.1); h4: (0.0) 1, Newman 10.30; 2, D Phillips 10.33; 200: r1 (0.7) 1, L Merritt 20.17; 2, Nixon 20.39; 3, Sales 20.72; r2 (2.2) 1, X Carter 20.33w; 2, Ngwigwa BOT 20.84; 110H: (0.1) 1, Oliver 13.30 (1h1 13.56/-1.6); 2, R Phillips JAM 13.79 (1h5 13.71/0.5); 3, Townsend 13.74 (2h1 13.86); 4, Queen 13.90 (2h4 13.76); 5, J Richardson 14.02 (2h3 13.78w); h3 (2.2) 1, J Brown 13.68w; 3, Odom 13.89; h4: (1.1) D Brunson 13.62; TJ: Bell 16.59/1.5; SP: 1, Cook 19.19; 2, Greer 18.75; W 100: (-1.0) 1, Sturrup BAH 11.32 (1h3 11.41/0.4); 2, R Smith 11.37 (2h3 11.42); 3, Solomon 11.40 (1h2 11.38/0.1); 200: (1.0) 1, Solomon 22.74; 2, M Hooker 22.93; 3, Smith 22.98; 4, M Lewis 23.32; 5, Sturrup 23.54; 100H: (-0.6) T Johnson 13.44 (2h1 13.45); h1: (0.2) Carruthers 13.14; 400H: Ross-Williams 56.63; 4×100: All-Stars 43.57; Logan (A): PV: Neves 5.40; W HT: Grimm 60.65; Louisville: W HT: J Summers 60.91; Memphis: 100: (1.8) D Brooks 10.33; Norwalk: LJ: Registe 7.89/nwi; DT: O’Neil 57.95; W 100 (2.7)/200 (2.8): Ohuruogu 11.37w/23.72w; 100H: (1.1) Augustus 13.14; Princeton: 110H: (2.6) C Kinney 13.84w; SP: Kalnas 19.08; Radford: W 200: (3.7) I Brown 23.42w; Stanford: 110H: (0.7) Bradley 13.61; 400H: Morton 50.11; DT: 1, Schaerer 59.47; 2, Maric CRO 58.42; W 100: (2.8) Garrett 11.34w; 100H: (1.2) Broom 13.26; PV: 1, Morgan 4.13; 2, Stefanídi GRE 4.13; LJ: A King BER 6.47w/2.2; SP: Wallerstedt 15.95; Towson: 100: (1.8) Ruffin 10.34; SP: Hunter 18.55; West Lafayette: 110H: (-0.2) 1, Hembrough 13.87; 2, Pinkney 13.91; PV: 1, Sparks 5.35; 2, B Wilson 5.35; SP/DT: R Scott 18.28/58.71; W PV: Peck 4.15; SP/DT: Muffet 15.90/55.36; Ypsilanti: PV: Fairbanks 5.35; LJ: C Kelley LBR 8.00/nwi (light winds in sprints) rec.

Apr 18, Waco: Michael Johnson Classic. 100: (-0.4) 1, Patton 10.19w; 2, Rodgers 10.26; 200: (0.8) 1, Harts 20.29; 2, Wariner 20.56; (0.4) Rodgers 20.77; 400: Inv: 1, A Williams BAH 45.13; 2, Quow TRI 45.23; 3, D Williamson 45.75; 4, Jeremy Davis 46.05; Coll: 1, L Williams BAH 45.01; 2, G Roberts 45.27; 3, Boyd 45.84; 4, Betters 45.88; 5, J Solomon 46.27; 800: 1, Gowell GBR 1:47.42; 2, J Johnson 1:47.72; 110H: (-1.1) J Miller 13.75; 400H: B Brown 50.31; 4×100/400: G.G.Elite (Wariner 3rd leg/2nd leg) 38.59/3:04.22; W 100: (0.9) Townsend 11.28; 200: (0.6) 1, Townsend 23.03; 2, Tarmoh 23.32; 400: 1, Cl. Williams JAM 52.72; 2, Sibley 52.90; SP: Knight 16.74; DT: D Carter 55.15; 4×100: Baylor 44.08.

MORE OUTDOOR RESULTS
ARGENTINA. Apr 4, Salta (A): 200: (1.4) M Jiménez 20.79; Apr 5, Córdoba: W DT: Comba 56.54. South American results from Luis Vinker

AUSTRALIA. Feb 22, Canberra: LJ: 2, Thornell 7.95w/3.1 (7.92/0.9); Mar 28, Melbourne (Un): PV: Lucas J 5.55; From Paul Jenes

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA. Apr 4, Zenica: SP: Alic 19.52.

BRAZIL. Apr 19, São Paulo: 200: (0.0) H de Sousa 20.70; 110H: (-0.7) 1, E de Souza 13.87; 2, Castelo Branco 13.93; 400H: Neto 50.66; LJ: M da Silva 8.06w/ 3.1; 2, Vieira 8.05/0.8; W 100H: (-0.2) F dos Santos 13.40; TJ: G de Oliveira 14.05/0.0; DT: Adriano 56.98.

CANADA. Apr 12, London: DT: Tunks 60.60.

CHINA – Gong Lijiao 19.82 Shot

Mar 28-29, Beijing: 110H (a): (-1.2) 1, Yin Jing 13.74; 2, Xie Wenjun J 13.93; TJ: Dong Bin 16.34/0.0; SP (a): 1, Zhang Jun 19.24; 2, Feng Jie 19.08; W HJ (a): Qiao Yanrui 1.84; LJ (a): 1, Chen Yaling 6.37/0.0; 2, Liu Xiao 6.36/0.0; TJ: 1, Liu Xiao 13.60/0.0; 2, Liu Yanan 13.37/-0.6; SP (a): Gong Lijiao 19.08; JT: Zhang Feng 54.87.

Apr 10-12, Zhaoqing: 100 h2 (a): (1.3) Guo Fan 10.34; 110H (a)-b: (0.0) 1, Jiang Fan 13.69 (1h113.90/0.4); 2, Yin Jing 13.71; HJ: Feng Xiaoming J 2.20; PV (a): Yang Yansheng 5.50; LJ (b): 1, Yu Zhenwei 8.11/0.8; 2, Song Jian 7.83/1.3; TJ: 1, Wu Bo 16.83/0.2; 2, Dong Bin 16.63/ 0.7; 3, Jia Yingli 16.40/-0.1; 4, Chen Jinsen 16.26/0.3; SP (b): 1, Zhang Jun 19.49; 2, Yao Yongguang 18.90; 3, Xu Zhingnan 18.69; 4, Tian Yingchun 18.25; DT: 1, Wu Tao 60.15; 2, T Nuermaimaiti 58.19; HT (a): 1, Ma Liang 70.72; 2, Dan Zhangcheng 69.49; 3, Zhao Yihai 68.44; JT: 1, Hou Xingliang 76.50; 2, Wang Qingbo 76.36; 3, Jiang Xingyu 76.15; 4, Hu Hailong 75.41; 5, Zhao Qinggang 74.16; Dec (a-b): Lin Qingquan 7545; 4×100; Fujian 39.59; 4×400: Zhejinag 3:08.57; W 1500: Xue Fei 4:15.22; 10,000: 1, Zhu Yingying 32:29.37; 2, Zhou Chunxiu 32:41.35; 3, Jia Chaofeng 32:45.04; 3000SC (b): 1, Fang Xiaoyu 10:06.51; 2, Jin Yuan 10:12.83; 3, Ding Chanqin 10:15.88; 100H (a-b): (-1.3) Sun Yawei 13.51 (1h1 13.49/0.1); h3 (-0.4) Wang Li 13.41; 400H (b-c): 1, Wang Xing 57.35; 2, Deng Xiaoqing 57.78 (1h2 57.72); PV (b): Zhang Yingning J 4,15; LJ (a): Zhang Lan 6.35/-0.3; TJ (b): 1, Chen Yufei 13.86/0.8; 2, Li Yanmei J 13.74/1.3; 3, Liu Yanan 13.68/0.9; 4, Li Qian 13.53/1.4; 5, Qiu Huijing 13.50/0.0; SP (a): 1, Gong Lijiao 19.82; 2, Li Meiju 18.75; 3, Li Ling 18.26; 4, Liu Xiangrong 18.10; 5, Zhang Qiang 17.17; 6, Meng Qianqian 17.07; 7, Yang Yanbo J 16.96; 8, Li Fengfeng 16.74; 9, Ma Qiao 16.41; 10, Shou Qianwen J 16.39; 11, Liu Shuang 16.10; 12, Cui Shuang 16.01; DT (b): 1, Song Aimin 64.83; 2, Ma Xuejun 60.55; 3, Sun Taifeng 59.26; 4, Xu Shaoyang 59.17; 5, Li Yanfeng 58.57; 6, Pan Saili 57.66; 7, Jiang Fengjing 56.81; 8, Yang Fei 56.06; 9, Tan Jian 55.06; 10, Chen Tingting 54.89; 11, Yang Yanbo J 54.18; 12. Liu Linpeng 54.06; 13, Cai Yilin J 53.99; 14, Chen Dongxia 53.57; 15, Wang Bin 53.55; HT (a): 1, Zhang Wenxiu 70.02; 2, Wang Zheng 61.95; 3, Liao Xiaoyan 60.44; JT: 1, Zhang Li (89) 57.10; 2, Liu Chunhua 56.80; 3, Chang Chunfeng 56.55; 4, Xue Juan 56.27; 5, Li Lingwei 56.20; 6, Zhang Li (78) 54.08; 7, Zhang Ying 54.05; 4×100: Guangxi 44.89; 4×400: Guangdong 3:36.98. From Tilastopaja

EGYPT. Apr 10, Cairo: HT: 1, Anani 75.48; 2, Al-Gamal 71.48; 3, Mahmoud 69.29.

FRENCH CARIBBEAN. Apr 18, Les Abymes, Guadeloupe: W 200: (2.2) Danois 23.49w.

GRENADA, Apr 1, St George’s: 400: 1, Kirani James (age 16, b. 1.9.92) 45.3 jnr rec; 2, Bartholomew 46.0.

ITALY. Apr 5, Vercelli: HT: Lingua 76.81; Apr 18, Trento: HT: 1, Lingua 76.34; 2, Delli Carri 69.87; Apr 19, Pietrasanta: 35lb Wt: Vizzoni 23.94 rec (& 23.69 rec).

JAMAICA – Cuban Roberto Pérez 20.38 200m

Apr 18, Kingston: 100: (0.4) D Bailey ANT 10.22; (-0.6) Flores CUB 10.28; 200: (0.5) 1, R Pérez CUB 20.38; 2, Romero CUB 20.66; 3, N Carter 20.69;800: Claesson SWE 1:47.76; 400H: 1, R Cooper 50.77; 2, Buckley 50.86; 4×100: 1, MVP (Hinds BAR, Frater, Carter, Waugh) 38.46; 2, CUB 38.61; W 100: (1.2) 1, Calvert 11.19; 2, McLaughlin 11.35; 3, Muñoz CUB 11.44; 4, Foster-Hylton 11.52; 200: (0.2) 1, R Whyte 23.01; 2, Fraser 23.44; 400: r1: 1, B Wilkins 52.08; 2, McPherson 52.36; r2: 1, Leroy 52.90; 2, Sutherland 52.93; 3, M Walker 53.23; 100H: (1.6) Doyley 13.50; 400H: 1, K Spencer 56.32; 2. Luogon-Wright LBR 57.55; 4×100: CUB 44.16; High School 4×100/4×400: Vere Technical 44.13/3:37.03.

JAPAN. Apr 4: Fukuoka: W LJ: Masumi 6.60/1.8; Kumatori: W JT: Tsuge 53.28; Apr 5: Kumagaya: HT: Noguchi 69.82; Tokyo: 100: (3.0) 1, Eriguchi 10.32w; 2, Kobayashi 10.33; Apr 11: Machida: 800/1500: D Gitau KEN 1:47.78/3:38.12; Sendai: W JT: Enmi 53.32; Tokyo: W JT: Ebihara 60.84; Apr 12: Ageo: 110H: (0.0) Ohashi 13.88; Higishimatsuyama: 3000: 1, Ndambiri KEN 7:50.66; 2, Ngatuny KEN 7:51.13; Okayama: W 5000: Y Nakamura 15:36.42; Apr 18, Hiratsuka: 5000: 1, D Gitau 13:23.72; 2, J Thuo KEN 13:23.75; Apr 18-19, Wakayama: 400H: 1, Kawakita 50.21; 2, Ihara 50.57; 3, Yano 50.78; HJ: Daigo 2.28; HT: Noguchi 68.47; Dec: 1, H Tanaka 7639; 2, Ushiro 7622; JT (a): 1, Murakami 80.10; 2, Arai 78.55; W HT: Aya 60.94; Hep: Nakata 5427; Apr 19: Izumo: 100: (1.0) Tsukahara 10.24; 300: 1, Kanemaru 32.29 rec; 2, Abiko 32.63; W 300: Kubokara 37.80 Asi rec. From Akihiro Onishi & Ken Nakamura

KENYA. Apr 18, Kakamega (A): 1500: 1, S Kiplagat 3:39.1; 2, C Cheboi 3:40.6; 3, Gathimba 3:41.0; 5000: V Yator 13:45.9; W 1500: C Cheruiyot 4:12.1; P Jelimo 4:19.4 ht on 17 Apr; 3000SC: 1, M Chenos 9:54.4; 2, P Cherutich 10:05.1; 3, M Kiptoo 10:13.0.

MAURITIUS. Apr 18-19, Réduit: 100 (1.2)/200 (1.5): Buckland 10.23/20.74; 4×100: MRI 39.88; AFR Champs: Dec: Ali Kamé MAD 7363; W Hep: M Simpson GHA 5667.

MEXICO. Mar 20-21, Monterrey: 1500 (a): Solares 3:41.4; HJ: G Martínez 2.20; PV (a): C Sánchez 5.35; W HJ (a): Rifka 1.85. From Winfried Kramer

NAMIBIA. Apr 3, Windhoek (A): 110H: (0.0) Bownes RSA 13.65; W 400H: Khalid MAS 58.32.

NETHERLANDS. Apr 19: Amsterdam: W SP: Kemkers 15.92; DT: Jansen 53.59; Zutphen: 800: Som 1:46.49.

PUERTO RICO. Mar 28, Ponce: W TJ: Ibargüen COL 13.51/-0.7; Apr 4, San Juan: W 400: N González COL 52.67; TJ: 1, Ibargüen 13.88/0.7; 2, Triviño COL 13.61/0.3. From Winfried Kramer

SAUDI ARABIA. Mar 11-12, Makkah: SP (a): Al-Hebshi 19.90; Apr 8: Mecca: 400: Al-Masrahi 46.08; Qatif: 400H: Al-Houssaoui 50.70; LJ (a): Al-Sabee 7.80w/2.4; DT: Al-Dawoodi 61.33.

SÉNÉGAL – Dakar Grand Prix

Christian Cantwell posted a world leading mark, improving in each round to 21.53, with Denise Hinrichs setting an outdoor best in the shot competitions that were again held on the day prior to the IAAF World Athletics Tour meeting in Dakar. At the Grand Prix itself results were affected by strong winds, but were generally pretty thin for such a meeting. Local star Kaba Ndiss Badji had the top mark with a wind-assisted 8.29 long jump.

Apr 17, Gorée Island: SP: 1, Cantwell USA 21.53 (19.25, 20.66, 20.91, 21.28, 21.38, 21.53); 2, Hoffa USA 19.97; 3, Winger USA 19.85; 4, Scott JAM 19.85; 5, Haborák SVK 19.29; 6, Johnson USA 19.04; 7, Urtans LAT 18.66; W SP: 1, Hinrichs GER 19.19; 2, Kleinert GER 18.82; 3, Heltne GER 18.26; 4, Borel TRI 18.14; 5, Márton HUN 16.75; 6, Terlecki GER 16.74; 7, Heaston USA 16.63; 8, Sobieszek POL 16.58; Apr 18, Dakar: GP. 100 (3.2)/200 (3.9): Jelks USA 10.27w/20.87w; 3000: 1, D Mekonnen ETH 7:44.68; 2, Longosiwa KEN 7:45.28; 3, D Daba ETH 7:46.72; 4, Chebii KEN 7:47.67; 5, M Kipyego KEN 7:50.03; 6, Esho KEN 7:50.69; 7, Mbishei KEN 7:54.89; HJ: 1, Talotti ITA 2.25; 2, Kgosiemang BOT 2.20;… 7, D Thomas BAH 2.10; LJ: 1, Badji SEN 8.29w/2.3 (8.02w, 6.59w, 8.02w, 8.29w, x, x); 2, Y Berrabah MAR 8.01w/2.6; 3, Garenamotse BOT 7.89w/4.0; JT: 1, Alainis LAT 75.53; 2, Esenwein GER 74.62; W 100: (5.8) 1, Durst USA 11.10w; 2, A Williams USA 11.22; 3, Anim GHA 11.30; 4, Glenn USA 11.35; 5, Osayomi NGR 11.36; 6, Maduaka GBR 11.43; 7, Camara MLI 11.47; 200: (4.6) 1, Glenn 23.13w; 2, Maduaka 23.33; 3, Camara 23.40; 400: 1, Montsho BOT 52.30; 2, Hargrove USA 52.36; 800: 1, Kostetskaya RUS 2:06.00 2, Roman SLO 2:06.13; 400H: 1, Darden USA 57.08; 2, Barnes USA 57.98; 3, Faye 58.46; TJ: 1, Aldama SUD 14.32w/4.6; 2, Sestak SLO 14.19w/4.2 (14.01/1.1); 3, Martínez ITA 14.09/1.0; 4, Devetzí GRE 14.08w/3.7 (13.89/1.4); 5, D Veldáková SVK 14.06w/3.0; 6, Skibinska POL 13.35w/2.6.

SLOVENIA. Apr 11, Brezice: PV: Rovan 5.50.

SOUTH AFRICA. Apr 3-4, Stellenbosch: Students Champs. 200: (0.6) Mpuang 20.61; 400H: Fredericks 50.64; TJ: Thagane 16.69/0.3; SP: Snyman 18.31; W 3000SC (a): Filmalter 10:13.44; 100H (a): (1.5) Ras 13.47; 400H: 1, Wienand 57.38; 2, Theron 58.26; JT: 1, Viljoen 56.73; 2, Robbeson 53.43; Apr 14, Stellenbosch: PV: 1, Mohr GER 5.62; 2, H Gruber GER 5.62; 3, Scher-barth GER 5.52; 4, Lobinger GER 5.42. Gert le Roux

ST. LUCIA – Super Juniors

Kirani James followed his 45.3 at home in Grenada with 45.45 at the Carifta Games. He has until September to challenge the world age-16 best of 45.15 (Obea Moore USA 1995).

Apr 10-13, Vieux-Fort: Carifta Games. U20: 100 (b): (4.0) S Greaves BAR 10.23w (1h2 10.27w/3.3); 2, W Fraser BAH 10.26; 200: (2.3) 1, Asmeade JAM 20.56w; 2, McKenzie JAM 20.60; s2 (b): (1.6) Greaves 20.75; 400 (b): 1, K James GRN-Y 45.45 jnr rec; 2, Bartholo-mew GRN 45.58; 400H (c): Gordon TRI 50.01; HJ (b): Higgs BAH 2.21 jnr rec; 4×100 (c): JAM 40.05; U17: 200: (1.4) J Murphy JAM (age 15) 20.97; W U20: 100 (c): (2.5) 1, C Russell JAM 11.21w (1h1 11.29w/2.1); 2, J Levy JAM 11.33 (1h3 11.51w/2.4); 3, A Peter ISV-Y 11.50; 200 (c): (1.5) 1, Levy 23.20 (1s 23.33/1.9); 2, N Smith BAH 23.36; 3, Peter 23.52; 100H (c): (2.6) K Beckles BAR 13.31w; 400H (c): 1, N Tracey 57.79; 2, Dowie JAM 57.88; 4×100 (c):1, JAM 45.04; 2, BAH 45.43; 4×400: 1, JAM 3:36.21; 2, BAR 3:41.75; U17: 100 (b): (3.1) D Whitehorne JAM 11.38w; 200 (-0.4)/400 (b): Shericka Jackson (age 14) 23.62/53.48; 4×100/4×400: JAM 45.05/3:38.09. Most medals: JAM 39G-15S-13B, TRI 9-10-10, BAR 4-9-8.

TAIWAN. Mar 8, Taipei: JT: Chen Yu-Wen 74.99; Apr 12, Taipei: W SP: Lin Chia-Ying 16.52.

THAILAND. Mar 18, Kanchanburi: 200: (0.2) Chimdee 20.68 rec & jnr rec.

UK. Apr 12: Hull: W HT: 1, Hitchon 62.55 jnr rec; 2, Holt 62.40; Manchester (Wy): W HT: Douglas 61.76..

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. Apr 11, Dubai: 200: Al-Saifa 20.73 rec. Asian results from Heinrich Hubbeling

URUGUAY. Apr 18. Montevideo: 400H: A Silva 50.78.

VENEZUELA. Apr 4, Barquisimeto: LJ: Castillo 7.91/ nwi; W TJ: Davis 13.84/-1.5

MERGA RUNS AWAY WITH BOSTON MARATHON
Deriba Merga (26), whose marathon career began with a dnf in Boston three years ago, triumphed in the 113th running of the race, winning a first prize of $150,000 in the process. Following 11th place in Paris in 2007 in 2:13:33, the Ethiopian’s career has taken off. He was 2nd in Fukuoka later that year in 2:06:50, placed 6th in London in 2008 in his pb of 2:06:38, finished 4th in the Beijing Olympics in 2:10:21 and won in Houston on Jan 18 in 2:07:52, followed by a 59:18 half marathon for 3rd in Ra’s Al Khaymah on Feb 20.

The USA’s great hope for a home victory, Ryan Hall, set a very fast pace on the downhill section despite a headwind of 6-10 mph, racing through 5k in 14:33 and 10k in 29:27. A big pack went through 15k in 44:44 and halfway in 63:38. Stephen Kiogora and Timothy Cherigat made the first surge at 1:15 but were soon caught. Merga and Solomon Molla went away just before 25k, but Merga began to take control of the race after 16 miles and passed 30k in 1:30:59, 1 sec ahead of Kenya’s Daniel Rono, who last year finished 2nd in Rotterdam (2:06:58) and 3rd in New York (2:11:22). By 20M (1:37:37) Merga was 12 sec ahead of Rono, with Hall a distant third. Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot, seeking a fifth Boston win, had dropped out of contention although confusingly Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot was still in contention for a good position. By the finish Merga was fully 50 sec clear of Rono with Hall holding on for third.

The women’s race, which started 28 minutes before the men, was the slowest for 24 years and the closest ever. Last year Dire Tune won by 2 sec; this time she lost by a single second to Salina Kosgei (32), the 2002 Commonwealth Games 10,000m champion whose set her pb of 2:23:22 in Berlin in 2006. Kosgei, who was once a Kenyan schools heptathlon champion and 5th in the 1994 Commonwealth Games 800m, also won $150,000. The first half was slow (1:18:12) with all the real running coming in the last five miles with Kara Goucher forcing the pace with splits of 5:21 (to 22M), 5:19, 5:13, 5:20 (to 25M). At that point she, Tune and Kosgei were close together but the American, in tears at the end of only her second marathon, could not match the African pair’s sprinting ability. After a titanic struggle it was Kosgei who prevailed, while Tune (the favourite after her 67:18 half marathon in February, when Kosgei was 7th in 69:06) collapsed after crossing the line.

Apr 20, Boston (USA): Mar: 1, D Merga ETH 2:08:42; 2, D Rono KEN 2:09:32; 3, Hall 2:09:40; 4, T Kebede ETH 2:09:49; 5, Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot KEN 2:10:06; 6, G Asfaw ETH 2:10:44; 7, S Molla ETH 2:12:02; 8, E Cheruiyot KEN 2:12:45; 9, S Kiogora KEN 2:13:00; 10, T Cherigat KEN 2:13:04; women – 1, Salina Kosgei KEN 2:32:16; 2, Dire Tune ETH 2:32:17; 3, Goucher 2:32:25; 4, B Bekele ETH 2:33:08; 5, H Kiprop KEN 2:33:24; 6, Grigoryeva RUS 2:34:20; 7, A Habtamu ETH 2:35:34; 8, De Reuck (age 45) 2:35:37; 9, A Timbilil KEN 2:36:25; 10, Alina Ivanova RUS 2:36:50; 23.156 starters.

2008-09 World Marathon Majors Placings: Men: 1, Sammy Wanjiru KEN 40; 2, Deriba Merga ETH 30; 3, Martin Lel KEN 26; Women: 1, Irina Mikitenko GER 50; 2, Dire Tune ETH 40; 3=, Salina Kosgei KEN, Alevtina Biktimirova RUS & Constantina Dita ROU 30.

MORE ROAD RACES
AUSTRIA. Apr 19, Vienna: Mar (all debutants at the distance): 1, Gilbert Kirwa KEN 2:08:21; 2, D Debele Tulu ETH 2:09:08; 3, J Maregu KEN 2:09:25; 4, D Abebe Negewo ETH 2:09:52; 5, El-Hachimi MAR 2:10:24; 6, J Chirchir KEN 2:10:42; 7, G Fekele ETH 2:11:42; 8, Nimo Del Oro ESP 2:12:10; 9, Weidlinger 2:12:39; 10, M Kiptanui KEN 2:13:25; 11, M Mutai KEN 2:13:45; 12, S Merga-Ejigu ETH 2:14:00; women – 1, Andrea Mayr 2:30:43 rec; 2, D-G Gebissa ETH 2:31:31; 3, Hasso ETH 2:34:01; 4, T Mekonnen ETH 2:34:07; 5, Kelanarova-Ochal UKR 2:35:25.

BRAZIL. Apr 5, São Paulo: W HMar: 2, E Jepkirui KEN 73:34.

CZECH REPUBLIC. Apr 18: Pardubice: HMar: 1, W Chebet KEN 60:49; 2, W Kariuki KEN 62:32; 3, D Chopa TAN 62:47. From Jirí Havlín

FRANCE. Mar 28: Leucate: 10k: Ben Lkhainouch MAR 28:34; Apr 19: Annecy: W HMar: E Rotich KEN 72:44; Nice: HMar: 1, T Masai KEN 60:00; 2, N Kiprono UGA 60:25; 3, S Kibet KEN 60:34; 4, P Kurui KEN 61:07; 5, S Salil KEN 61:45; 6, J Moranga KEN 62:03; 7, E Kimaiyo KEN 62:05; 8, Shami QAT 62:06; 9, C Nathan KEN 62:28; women – 1, H Kiprop KEN 69:29; 2, S Kibet KEN 69:51.

GERMANY. Apr 11, Paderborn:10k: 1, P Kamais KEN 28:16; 2, J Tanui KEN 28:23; 3, Buta NOR 28:24; HMar: 1, S Koech KEN 62:34; 2, E Kiplagat KEN 62:37; 3, P Rugut KEN 62:41; 4, A Tidony KEN 62:42; W 10k: 1, Mikitenko 31:22; 2, S Barsosio KEN 32:25.

GREECE. Apr 12, Thessaloníki: Mar: 1, Dejene Negussie ETH 2:12:28; 2, G Rotich Kibiwot KEN 2:13:14; women – Fate Geleto Tola ETH 2:36:54.

ITALY. Mar 8, Verbania: HMar: 4, K Kemboi Kimurer KEN 61:00; 5, N Manza KEN 61:00; 6, Kisri MAR 62:15; Apr 19, Turin: Mar: 1, B Barus KEN 2:09:07; 2, Pertile 2:09:53; 3, P Samoei KEN 2:11:37; 4, Falil MAR 2:12:37; women – 1, A Kiprop KEN 2:26:22 (30k 1:44:04); 2, T Beyene ETH 2:29:04; 3, Genovese 2:30:51; 4, Sokolova RUS 2:31:52.

JAPAN. Apr 19, Nagano: Mar: 1, I Macharia KEN 2:11:21; 2, G Tolla ETH 2:12:11; 4, S Wangai KEN 2:12:34; women – 1, Timofeyeva RUS 2:30:08; 2, Limika KEN 2:30:50; 3, A Ozaki 2:31:18; 4, D Tulu ETH 2:34:17; 5, Aryasova RUS 2:34:32; 6, Y Yagi 2:36:26.

JORDAN. Apr 10, Amman: Dead Sea Mar (consider-ably downhill): 1. S Zboun 2:11:14; 2, M Abadi 2:12:33.

KOREA. Apr 12, Daegu: Mar: 1, Ji Young-jun 2:08:30 (just four weeks after 2:10:41 in Seoul; originally a pace-maker here, he felt good and won clearly); 2, K Kenei KEN 2:10:00; 3, S K Barmao KEN 2:10:01; 4, C Lemi ETH 2:10:01; 5, J Kiptum KEN 2;10:07; 6, N Chelimo KEN 2:10:13; 7, M Njorege Kimani KEN 2:10:30; 8, G Kiprono Mutai KEN 2:10:45; 9, W Kigen KEN 2:10:50; 10, Kuzin UKR 2:11:44; 11, J Koech KEN 2:12:51; 12, W Kimutai KEN 2:13:30; women – 1, Yeshi Esayias ETH 2:30:44; 2, Yoon Sun-sook 2:32:04; 3, Joyce Chepchumba KEN 2:35:09; 4, Wang Xueqin CHN 2:36:00; 5, E Chemweno KEN 2:36:24.

NETHERLANDS. Apr 5, Rotterdam: 5, J Kipkoech KEN 2:08:58; 8, R Kipchumba KEN 2:09:56; Apr 13, Utrecht: Mar: 1, W Kipchumba KEN 2:09:41; 2, Larbi Es Raidi FRA (ex-MAR; previous best of 2:16:30; returned from doping ban in Feb 2008) 2:10:08; 3, Khamis BRN (former Hosea Kipkemboi of Kenya) 2:10:41 rec; women – 1, L Kurgat KEN 2:34:28.

NORTH KOREA. Apr 12, Pyongyang: Mar: Wang Zemin CHN 2:14:21; women – 1, Pyo Un-suk 2:28:34; 2, Kim Kum-ok 2:29:38; 3, Jong Yong-ok 2:32:51; 4, Kim Jong-hyang 2:33:10; 5, Cha Jong-ok 2:33:35; 6, Rim Yon-hui 2:33:54; 7, Kim Chol-sun 2:34:52; 8, Pak Yong-ae 2:35:05; 9, Jang Ok-ran 2:36:08.

POLAND. Apr 18, Debno: Mar: 1, M Kibowen Kosgei KEN 2:14:29; 2, Dudycz (champ) 2:14:58; women – E Lewandowska (champ) 2:35:42.

SERBIA. Apr 18, Belgrade: Mar: V Kigen KEN 2:13:28; W HMar: Jevtic 72:20; Mar: 1, A Kosgei KEN 2:34:51; 2, Drazdauskaite LTU 2:34:59.

SOUTH AFRICA. Apr 4, Middelburg: HMar: Ramaala 63:12.

SPAIN. Mar 28: Azkoitia: HMar: W Chebor KEN 61:06 etc; Mar 29, Malagá: W HMar: M Assahsah MAR 70:20.

UK. Apr 12, Port Soif, Guernsey: W 10k: Twell 32:35; Apr 18, Sutton Park, Birmingham: National Road Relay Champs. 12-stage: Belgrave H 4:04:43; fastest long stage (5.38M) Wicks 25:13; Women 6-stage: Charnwood 1:38:14; fastest stages (2.995M): Twell 15:15, Purdue 15:31, Wootton 15:38.

USA. Apr 4, Charleston: 10k: 1, T Regassa ETH 28:24; 2, M Kiptoo KEN 28:28; 3, R Letting KEN 28:29; 4, A Reta ETH 28:35; 5, D Kipkeoch KEN 28:41; women – 1, A Gobena ETH 32:25; 2, Naser BRN 32:38; 3, J Murage KEN 32:59; 4, M Jepkoech KEN 33:14; Apr 5, Washing-ton: W 10M: 3, T Naser BRN 53:58 rec; Apr 11, New Orleans: 10k: 1, Kiptoo 28:18; 2, F Lelisa ETH 28:21; 3, Letting 28:23; 4, K Kimutai KEN 28:31; 5, S Sang KEN 28:46; women – 1, L Chepkurui KEN 32:25; 2, G Kigen KEN 32:28; 3, Gelan ETH 32:39; 4, B Gebre ETH 32:44; 5, J Kibii KEN 32:46; 6, J Murage KEN 32:56; 7, O Romanova RUS 33:03; Apr 19, Boston: W 1M: 1, Willard 4:38.6; 2, Flanagan 4:40.2.

ULTRAS
ITALY. Mar 22, Seregno: 100k: A Vozar HUN 6:57:30; women – Casiraghi 7:56:05.

SOUTH AFRICA. Apr 11, Cape Town. Two Oceans 56k: 1, John Wachira KEN 3:10:06; 2, M Mambo ZAM 3:10:52; 3, M Ntolotsoeu 3:11:56; women – 1, Yelena Nurgaliyeva RUS 3:40:43; 2, O Nurgaliyeva RUS 3:40:43; Apr 18, Middelburg: 50k: Thugwane 2:47:53.

CROSS-COUNTRY
ITALY. Apr 5, Ala Dei Sardi: 10k: 2, M Kisorio KEN 32:31; 3, Soi KEN 32:51.

LATVIA. Apr 18: Champs. 8k: Floroseks 26:04; W 4k: Jelizarova 14:18.

NORWAY. Apr 18, Trondheim: Short course champs. 3k: B U Kristensen 8:58.2; W 2k: Bjerkeli Grøvdal J 6:23.2. From Børre Lilloe

WALKS
BELARUS. Apr 11, Nesvizh: 20k: 1, Trotskiy 1:22:13; 2, Kuzmin 1:22:21; 3, Talashko 1:22:43; 4, Talankov 1:24:44; 35k: Stepanchuk 2:38:32; W 20k: 1, Yurchenko 1:32:53; 2, Drabenya 1:36:01; 3, Yatsevich 1:37:18; 4, Golovnya 1:38:44.

BRAZIL. Apr 19, Timbó: W 20k: 1. T Spindler 1:35:41; 2, Picagevicz 1:37:50; 3, C Lopes 1:39:03.

CHINA – Olympic Champions Win in Wuxi

Apr 18-19, Wuxi: IAAF Race Walking Challenge. 20k (a): 1, Borchin RUS 1:19:31; 2, E Sánchez MEX 1:19:36; 3, Li Jianbo (CHN champ) 1:19:57; 4, Wang Hao 1:20:10; 5, Tallent AUS 1:21:11; 6, Adams AUS 1:21:17; 7, Wei Yang 1:21:51; 8, Chu Yafei 1:22:13; 9, Kim Hyun-sub KOR 1:22:17; 10, Yu Wei 1:22:43; 11, Wang Leilei 1:22:50; 12, Erickson AUS 1:22:53; 13, Zhang Xuezhi 1:23:41; 14, Shin Il-yong KOR 1:23:54; 15, Guo Kai 1:23:57; 16, Zhou Jincai 1:24:07; 17, Wang Xiaohong 1:24:22; 18, Zhang Rui 1:24:36; 19, Dong Jimin 1:24:47; 20, Xu Xingde 1:25:03; 21, Cui Zhide 1:25:16; 22=, Lu Ronghua, Yu Chaohong 1:25:45; 24, Ghoula TUN 1:26:12; … 26, Li Gaobo 1:26:39; Yth: Chen Ding 1:21:21; dnf, Molina ESP; 50k: 1, Zhao Chengliang 3:45:16; 2, Xu Faguang 3:55:04; 3, Li Lei 3:58:39; 4, Zhao Jianguo 4:06:43; 5, Dong Jimin 4:06:10; 6, Bai Xuejin 4:06:22; 7, Yu Guoping 4:07:46; 8, A Gadasu 4:08:48; dq, Cui Zhide; dnf, Adams AUS, Si Tianfeng; W 20k (a): 1, Kaniskina RUS 1:28:00; 2, Jiang Jing (CHN champ) 1:28:56; 3, Liu Hong 1:30:01; 4, Yang Yawei 1:30:05; 5, Shi Yang 1:32:33; 6, Wang Shanshan 1:32:41; 7, Sun Limin 1:32:48; 8, Sun Lihua 1:33:02; 9, Bai Yanmin 1:33:13; 10, Sun Xueping 1:33:19; 11, Tallent AUS 1:33:39; 12, Li Li 1:34:11; 13, Arkhipova RUS 1:34:39; 14, He Dan 1:34:46; 15, Li Shaung 1:35:36; 16, Chai Xue 1:36:26; 17, Zong Jinzhao 1:36:45; 18, Xu Qing 1:36:55; 19, Nie Jingjing 1:38:21; 20, Yu Miao 1:38:24; 21, Ye Chun 1:39:55.

CZECH REPUBLIC. Apr 11, Olomouc: 20k: Tóth 1:24:38.

EL SALVADOR. Mar 22, San Salvador: W 10k: V Colindres 46:30 (not rec).

FRANCE. Apr 5, Metz: W 20k: Guinaudeau 1:37:49; Apr 12, Bar-le-Duc: 100k: 1, Czukor HUN 9:27:51; Regy (FRA champ) 10:06:36.

ITALY. Mar 15, Villa D’Almè: Note road races; Mar 29, Rieti: track: 20,000: Giupponi 1:24:44.24; W 10,000: 1, Giordano 43:52.39; 2, Orsini 46:39.00; Apr 19, Pescara: Road 10k: 1, Rubino 41:00.9; 2, Schwazer 41:01.0; 3, Guingi 41:19.7; women – Rigaudo 42:32.9; 2, Giordano 43:28.7; 3, Orsini 46:09.4.

JAPAN. Mar 27, Tokyo: W 10,000W (mx): Otoshi 45:23.55; Apr 11-12, Wajima: 50k: 1, Yamazaki 3:40:12 rec (30k 2:21:21, 35k 2:34:25); 2, Morioka 3:49:12; 3, Tanii 3:52:22; 4, Park Chil-sung KOR 3:56:45 rec; 5, Kim Dong-young KOR 3:58:42; 6, Oh Se-han KOR 4:08:03; 7, Yim Jung-hyun KOR 4:08:37; W 10k (a): Fuchise 45:38. From Akihiro Onishi

POLAND. Apr 18, Zaniemysl: 20k: 1, Jelonek 1:22:17; 2, Augustyn 1:23:32; 3, Tomala 1:24:51; W 20k: 1, A Dygacz 1:32:39; 2, Kwoka 1:37:10; 3, Buziak 1:37:40.

SPAIN. Mar 18, Ejea de los Caballeros: W 10k: 1, Vasco 43:27; 2, Pascual 44:08; Mar 28, Santa Eularia des Riu: 20k: 2, B Sánchez 1:23:36; W 10k: 4, Santos POR 44:19.

UK. Apr 12, Shrewsbury: Champs W 20k: J Jackson 1:35:57.

INDOORS
ITALY. Feb 22, Padua/Mar 1, Modena: W HJ: L Ferretti (b.94) 1.85/1.84.

Ratfied by the IAAF as world indoor records: 4.97 and 5.00 PV by Yelena Isinbayeva at Donetsk on Feb 15.

Germany’s Ariane Friedrich and Sebastian Bayer were selected as European Athletes of the Month for March.

AI 9: István Rózsavölgyi (HUN), was born on 30 March 1929.

Cathy Freeman married again on Apr 11, her new husband being Melbourne stockbroker James Murch. She divorced Nike executive Sandy Bodecker in 2003.

In our previous issue we reported that Alvin Harrison won a 400m race in San Juan (Dominican Republic) on Apr 5. In the 35 year-old 2000 Olympic silver medallist’s first race since the 2004 US Olympic Trials (a four-year doping ban ended last October) he ran a 47.52 heat before an impressive 45.68 from lane eight in the final. Alfons Juck writes: “It remains to be seen what is the future of Harrison competing for the Dominican Republic. One thing is sure: he will find it tough to compete at meetings in Europe due to his doping past.”

Dame Mary Peters is to become, from August, Lord Lieutenant of the County Borough of Belfast. She told the Belfast Telegraph: “I just find it quite amazing that I should be put in this position. A wee girl from a very average background to be the Queen’s representative in Belfast is just extraordinary. I feel very humbled by it.”

Further information on the pb and world leading 1:44.67 800m by Brazil’s Kléberson Davide at Praia Grande on Apr 4. He was paced by Fernando Lina da Silva (49.2) through 400m in 49.7 and went on to pass 600m in 76.9. Davide (23), who has a 400m pb of 47.03 in 2007, is coached by 1992 Olympic steeplechase finalist Clodoaldo Lopes do Carmo, whose pbs included 8:19.80 for the steeplechase and 7:45.34 on the flat, both in 1992. The coach says “he is very similar to Joaquim Cruz; very explosive and naturally fast.”

More on Duncan Kibet (30), whose 2:04:27 victory in Rotterdam on Apr 5 made him the second fastest ever at the marathon. One of his brothers, Shadrack Kiptoo Biwott (23), is a student at the University of Oregon and recently ran 28:28.83 for 10,000m at Stanford. Robert Johnson, writing for the letsrun.com website, explains that Duncan and Shadrack are 100% pure blood brothers (they have the same mother and father) but the different last names are because when Kenyan boys are circum-cised, between the ages of 15 and 18, they receive a new name. Another brother, Luke Metto (34), was a 2:10:57 marathoner with a half marathon best of 61:21. Duncan Kibet has completed six marathons, running faster each time: 8th 2002 Monaco 2:28:37, 2nd 2004 Caen 2:20:13, 5th 2004 La Rochelle 2:19:52, 2nd 2008 Vienna 2:08:33, 1st 2008 Milan 2:07:53, 1st 2009 Rotterdam 2:04:27.

European Athletics has appointed Swedish high jumper Stefan Holm and Italian hurdler Laurent Ottoz as ambassadors to promote awareness about anti-doping among young athletes. They will use the European Junior Champs in Novi Sad and European U23 Champs in Kaunas to spread the message of doping-free athletics among Europe’s young athletes.

An article in “Sports Illustrated” about basketball legend Michael Jordan reveals that “fooling around one day in high school he did 6ft 5in (1.95) in the high jump and also cleared 23 ft (7.01) in the long jump.”

Retired javelin great Jan Zelezny (42), who is now the meeting director of the Ostrava Golden Spike (IAAF Grand Prix) on June 17 as well as being an active coach, is still keeping his hand in with the spear. At a training camp in Potchefstroom (South Africa) he threw 84m! However, although not that far short of his world masters record of 85.92 in 2006 he has no intention of returning to competition. He just hopes the distances he can still achieve will motivate his group of Czech javelin throwers. Big names already announced for Ostrava are Dayron Robles (this is where he set his world record of 12.87 last year), Pamela Jelimo, Blanka Vlasic, Barbora Spotäková and Paul Kipsiele Koech.

Triple world indoor long jump champion Tatyana Kotova gave birth to a son in her home town of Barnaul, Siberia, on Apr 19. The happy father is her husband and coach, Vladimir Kudryavtsev.

Jessica Zelinka, Canada’s Pan American heptathlon champion and Olympic fifth placer. is expecting her first child on June 1. The father is her fiancé Nathaniel Miller.

Ulrike Leyckes (née Urbansky) (Germany), World junior champion at 400mh (and 4x400m) in 1996 with silver medals in the 1995 European Juniors and 1999 European U23s and pb 54.57 (2000) is expecting a baby in November and does not plan to return to competition. She is married to decathlete Dennis Leyckes.

Obituary
Sven DALEFLOD (Sweden) (né Eriksson) (b. 5 Dec 1919) died on April 17 at the age of 89. He was Swedish javelin champion each year 1942-5 and set at pb of 73.93 in 1945, at the time ranking him ninth on the world all-time list. He was 5th at the European Championships in 1946 and took part in 15 internationals.

Sándor KRASZNAI (Hungary) (b. 14 Dec 1932, Újpest) died at the end of March at the age of 76. Competing from 1952 to 1973 as an excellent javelin thrower he won six Hungarian titles (1953-7 & 1961) and set two national records (in 1955 77.01 & 78.04 pb). 38 inter-nationals 1953-67. He was 13th at the 1956 Olympics and 8th at the 1954 European Championships. From 1973 he coached many top Hungarian javelin throwers including Sándor Boros (88.60 ’78) & Zsuzsa Malovecz (67.18 ’88).

Svetlana ULMASOVA (Uzbekistan) (née Glukharyeva, b. 4 Feb 1953 Novo-Balakly, Bashkir ASR) died on April 6 at the age of 56. She was European champion at 3000m in 1978 and 1982, and also won the 1979 World Cup 3000m and was fourth in the 1983 World Championships. She had set a Soviet record of 8:48.4 in 1976 and a world record of 8:26.78 in 1982, when she won her third USSR title (she had also won in 1978-9). A teacher, after two years out she returned briefly to top-class competition in 1986, when she won the USSR 5000m. Other bests: 800m 2:00.8 (1979), 1000m 2:33.6 (1979), 1500m 3:58.76 (1982), 1 mile 4:23.8 (1981), 5000m 15:05.50 (1986), 10,000m 32:14.83 (1986).

Ennie BOSCHINI (Italy) (b. 1 Jul 1940) died on April 11 at the age of 68. He was Italian champion in 1960 and 3rd at the 1963 Mediterranean Games at the hammer, pb 60.71 (1963), 11 internationals 1960-4.

KAMARUDDIN Maidin (Malaysia) (b, 3 Jul 1942) died on April 19 at Kuala Terengganu at the age of 66. He represented Malaysia at long jump at the 1960 Olympics (7.40 in qualifying) and from 1959 won five consecutive SEAP Games title at long jump and two at triple jump. TJ pb 15.21 (1966). His wife Rajemah Shekh Ahmed was a bronze medallist at 4x100m at the 1966 Asian Games.

Allister MATTHEWS (South Africa) died on his farm near Underberg, KwaZulu Natal on March 6 at the age of 81. He had lived there since retiring from his job as an engineer. He was the last survivor of the three men (the others were Harry Beinart and Arrie Joubert) who founded the South African Athletics Statisticians in 1954 and was a former leading administrator of the old South African Amateur Athletics Union.

Drugs
Latest drugs bans announced by IAAF

Life ban: Roberto Barbi ITA (Half Marathon in Mende, 20.7.08; EPO; third doping violation); 2 years ineligibility: Hassan Mourhit BEL (Heusden-Zolder, 20.7.08; anastrozol; ban to 30.7.10); Athanasia Tsoumeléka GRE (out of competition in Athens, 6.8.08; EPO/micera – sample stored by IAAF and re-analysed when test for micera, a more advanced version of EPO, became available; ban to 19.1.11 and dq of all results from 6.8.08); Public warning: Oleksandr Korchmid UKR (Donetsk PV, 15.2.09; ephedrine; dq of Donetsk result of 5.62)

Athanasia Tsoumeléka, the 2004 Olympic 20k walk champion who announced her retirement earlier this year, thus loses her 9th place in the Beijing Olympics when she set a Greek record of 1:27:54. More seriously she was charged on Apr 13 with breaking Greece’s doping laws, an offence which carries a maximum two year prison sentence.

Positive tests for EPO were returned at the Russian Championships by Vladimir Yezhov (1st 1500m 3:44.66) and Yelena Kanales (6th 1500m 4:13.39).

Marathoner Gert Thys has been reinstated with immed-iate effect, Athletics South Africa announced on Apr 16. He tested positive for noprandrosterone after the Seoul Marathon in March 2006.

The Slovak Olympic Committee has decided that any athlete guilty of a major doping violation after Apr 3 this year will not be selected for future Olympics.

FURORE OVER EX-GDR COACHES

Five DLV (German Athletics Federation) coaches have confessed they were part of the GDR’s state-controlled doping programme. Klaus Baarck (combined events), Gerhard Böttcher (discus), Rainer Pottel (long jump), Maria Ritschel (javelin) and Klaus Schneider (shot) have apologised to the athletes involved and will continue to work on behalf of the DLV having signed a German Olympic Sports Federation declaration admitting past doping offences. “We knew we were breaking sports rules, but we felt legitimised by state policy, and any refusal of these practices would have resulted in our exclusion from competitive sports and loss of employ-ment,” they said.

However, former GDR sprinter Ines Gneipel described the decision as “a political perversion” and said it discred-ited victims like herself. Andreas Krieger, who as Heidi Krieger was 1986 European women’s shot champion and for several years was on such a severe steroids programme that she later underwent sex reassignment surgery, was also outraged. “Seeing that these people can simply buy themselves out of their past with this statement, I can only speak of a grave violation of moral principles.”

Another victim of the GDR doping regime was Australia’s Raelene Boyle, who would have been the 1972 Olympic 100m and 200m champion but for the presence of Renate Stecher. Boyle stated, interviewed by Margie McDonald of The Australian, that East German secret service files revealed that Stecher was on the state-sponsored doping programme. “I know I personally went and had a look [at the files]. And she [Stecher] talks about not wanting to take any more pills, meaning drugs, between the 1972 Olympics and when she started her preparation for the 1976 Olympics because she wanted to have children. She was part of it, she was involved.”

Boyle feels that the coaches’ confessions have come far too late and should not exonerate them from punish-ment. “Why didn’t they come forward sooner and think about the athletes who were duped? What they’re trying to do now is just save their jobs.” She is also critical of the IOC’s lack of action. “It was never properly addressed. It’s extremely sad that we as the clean Olympians were abused by the organisation that was there to protect us.” The IOC has said medals could not be redistributed because the offences took place outside its eight-year retrospective for drug complaints – a policy described as “rubbish” by Boyle. “It still would be really nice if the IOC did one day turn around and say, ‘you guys deserve these medals’. But the powers that be have shut it off. They want to move forward and not play out that dirty part of their history.”

Websites
For a couple of years there have been two web sites in Britain providing deep ranking lists for British athletics. Following a presentation of the idea by Rob Whittingham of Umbra Athletics, UK Athletics contracted him to provide data for a web site which was named Power of 10. This project, including targets for athletes, was designed to motivate athletes by enabling them to assess their perf-ormance levels and chart their progress. This proved a great success with ever growing interest over the past two years, but UK Athletics have, from April 1, switched from Umbra Athletics to the erstwhile rival athleticsdata (from a results feed from Athletics Weekly) to run Power of 10. It may be seen to be unfortunate that there should be rival sites, but, given that the old Power of Ten had proven to be more reliable and topical than athleticsdata, experts are saddened by the change.

Good news, for the time being at least, is that Rob Whittingham is continuing to run his service as TOPS in athletics – so bookmark www.topsinathletics.info for the best source of information on the performances of British athletes. Without funding, however, he may not be able to continue this valuable work or indeed to continue to publish the British Athletics Annual for the NUTS.

Following the demise of Trackshark, a most useful weekly check-list oif US web sites for collegiate results etc. is at www.eliterunning.com/2009

MARATHON STATISTICIANS’ DELIGHT

The Association of Road Racing Statisticians (ARRS) are proud to announce that the ongoing research under-taken by their network statisticians into the development of the marathon has reached a significant milestone. The Annual Marathon Rankings Project, led and co-ordinated by Andy Milroy, has now documented the last 70 years. Annual lists – usually 200 performers deep – for the years 1940-2009 are posted on the ARRS website:

http://www.arrs.net/YR_Mara.htm

The Yearly Marathons Project, led and co-ordinated by Ken Young, has now produced well developed draft lists for EVERY known marathon held during the years 1940-2009. http://www.arrs.net/MaraList.htm

Together these two projects take marathon research far beyond what has previously been attempted. The ARRS network statisticians from across the globe have pooled their research and knowledge to create the most complete picture of the event. Ken Young, who manages the database and website for ARRS, said: «The work done thus far is a huge achievement, particularly bearing in mind that ARRS has only been in existence for a little over five years. The intention is to extend the research back to 1900 and earlier, and excellent progress is already being made towards achieving this.»

In addition to the marathons projects, the ARRS website also documents hundreds of long held road, track and cross country races, including national and international championships.

Upcoming Events
STAR STUDDED LONDON MARATHON

Last year’s Flora London Marathon reached new heights as for the first time three men broke 2:06 and six were inside 2:07 in the same race with Martin Lel notching up his third London victory in four years with a course record and pb of 2:05:15. That’s some act to follow, but this year’s race on Apr 26 could be equally momentous. Not only is Lel bidding to become the first man to win London for a fourth time, but look at his opposition: There is Olympic champion and 2008 London runner-up Sammy Wanjiru (pb 2:05:24), 2008 London third placer Abderrahim Goumri (2:05:30), Olympic bronze medallist Tsegaye Kebede (2:06:10), 2006 London winner Felix Limo (2:06:14), last year’s fourth placer Emmanuel Mutai (2:06:15), former New York winner Hendrick Ramaala (2:06:55) and Olympic silver medallist and double world champion Jaouad Gharib (2:07:02), plus 2007 world champion Luke Kibet, 2004 Olympic silver medallist Meb Keflezighi and, making his marathon debut, world cross country and half marathon gold medallist Zersenay Tadese.

Even without Paula Radcliffe, the women’s race should be special too as eight of the entrants have run sub-2:22. Irina Mikitenko (pb of 2:19:19) is back to defend her title against twice world champion and twice Olympic silver medallist Catherine Ndereba (pb 2:18:47), 2007 London winner and Olympic bronze medallist Zhou Chunxiu (2:19:51), double Chicago winner and former world 10,000m champion Berhane Adere (2:20:42), twice London runner-up Lyudmila Petrova (2:21:29), Olympic champion Constantina Dita (2:21:30), three time London runner-up Svetlana Zakharova (2:21:31) and another Ethiopian legend in Gete Wami (2:21:34). British hopes will rest on Mara Yamauchi (2:25:03), while an intriguing marathon first timer will be European 5000m record holder (14:23.75) Liliya Shobukhova.

Fastest marathoners this year: 2:04:27 Duncan Kibet KEN & James Kwambai KEN, 2:05:04 Abel Kirui KEN, 2:05:29 Haile Gebrselassie ETH, 2:05:47 Vincent Kipruto KEN; 2:23:42 Yoko Shibui JPN, 2:24:02 Bezunesh Bekele ETH, 2:24:18 Teyba Erkesso ETH, 2:24:42 Atsede Bayisa ETH, 2:25:02 Aselefech Mergia ETH.

Change of dates: Tallinn EST (EA Premium Meeting) will be held on Aug 25, not Jun 3; Russian Challenge in Moscow will be held on Jun 12, not Sep 5. The European Classic Meeting scheduled for Linz AUT on July 20 has been cancelled.

Athletes Plans
Olympic and world champion Gerd Kanter will have two world record attempting competitions in discus-friendly Salinas, California on May 5 and 12. The target is Jürgen Schult’s 1986 figures of 74.08.

Marlon Devonish, who opened his season with a 10.11 100m in Florida, has signed up to face Usain Bolt in the 150m street race in Manchester on May 18. Mark Lewis-Francis has withdrawn from the event, concentrating on regaining full fitness after injury.

Following his French 50k walk record of 3:38:45 in Dudince on March 28, European champion Yohann Diniz plans to double at the World Champs in Berlin. Robert Korzen-iowski won both 20k and 50k at the 2000 Olympics but no one has yet landed the double at the World Champs. Diniz has a best 20k time of 1:18:58 in 2007.

Primoz Kozmus, Slovenia’s Olympic hammer champion, will open his summer season at the inaugural Kamila Skolimowska Memorial in Warsaw on May 2, an event to honour the memory of Poland’s 2000 Olympic champion who died in February aged 26.

Irving Saladino will open his season at the Area Permit meeting in Rio de Janeiro on May 17. His first European meeting is expected to be the APM Games at Hengelo on June 1, and at that meeting Kenenisa Bekele plans to contest the 1500m.

European indoor heptathlon champion Mikk Pahapill of Estonia and Cuba’s Olympic bronze medallist Leonel Suárez will clash in the Ratingen decathlon on June 20-21, which serves as the main German selection trial for the World Champs. Pahapill is already scheduled to compete in Götzis on May 30-31.

Usain Bolt will be racing over 100m at the Aviva London Grand Prix on July 24-25. He said: “This year will be my fifth year in a row competing at Crystal Palace. On all four previous occasions I’ve run in the 200m so it will be good to go out there and see what I can do in the 100m. I’m sure I’ll be able to put a show on for the fans.” Tickets for the meeting are available by phone on 08000 556 056 or online at www.uka.org.uk

European champion Andrew Howe will not long jump this season because of persistent injury and will instead concentrate on the sprints and 400m. The US-born Italian’s main aim will be to run the 200m at the World Champs. The 8.47 long jumper has pbs of 10.27, 20.28 (as a junior) and 46.03.

According to a Chinese news agency report, Liu Xiang will not be defending his world 110m hurdles title as the first race of his comeback is scheduled to be at the Shanghai Golden Grand Prix on Sep 20. However, his coach Sun Haiping is more hopeful. “If he recovers well, it is still possible for him to compete in Berlin.” Mean-while, Liu’s successor as Olympic champion and world record holder, Dayron Robles, whose indoor season was cut short by a thigh injury, is expecting to open his campaign in June.

Paula Radcliffe is hoping to be fit enough to contest the World Champs marathon in Berlin after undergoing surgery in California last month to remove a bunion from her right foot. She is currently back home in Monaco and plans to resume running on an anti-gravity treadmill at her high altitude base in Font Romeu before the end of this month. A spokeswoman said: “If things go well, the World Championships are still an option.” She added: “It’s now very clear that all the injuries over the last couple of years have been because of this foot problem, including the femur stress fracture last summer. The pressure on the hip was because of the foot and the compensation she was making.”

Polish 200m record holder (19.98 in 1999) Marcin Urbas (32) has announced his retirement. He placed 5th in the 1999 World Champs and won gold at the 2001 World University Games and 2002 European Indoors.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS

New Zealand: 200: Dolphin; 1500: Willis; 5000: Blincoe; JT: Farquhar; Dec: Newdick; W 200/400: Williams; 5000/10,000: Smith; SP: Vili; Hep: Wardell. Marathon selection will be made on May 25 and any further additions to the team will be confirmed on July 27.

ENGLAND HALL OF FAME

Voting has opened for the induction of three more athletes into the England Athletics Hall of Fame. Last year Daley Thompson, Sally Gunnell, Seb Coe, Steve Ovett, David Hemery and Sir Roger Bannister were the inaugural inductees, while Chris Brasher, Geoff Dyson and David Coleman were chosen by the Hall of Fame selection panel for their notable contributions to the sport.

This year the public can vote for any three athletes from the following short-list or two athletes from the list plus one other English athlete (retired for at least five years) of their choice. The selection panel’s short-list is: Ann Packer, Alf Shrubb, Brendan Foster, Denise Lewis, Fatima Whitbread, Gordon Pirie, Jonathan Edwards, Kathy Cook, Ken Matthews, Steve Backley and Steve Cram. You can vote (only once) until Aug 30; online via www.englandathletics.org (click on Hall of Fame) or by post to: England Athletics (Hall of Fame), Wellington House, Starley Way, Birmingham International Park, Solihull B37 7HE. The selection panel of Darren Camp-bell, Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson, Paul Dickenson, Mel Watman, George Bunner, Jason Henderson and Frances Ratchford have also nominated three key historical figures for induction plus another three notable contri-butors. The inductees will be revealed at the England Athletics Awards and Hall of Fame Night to be held at Aston Villa Football Club, Villa Park, on Oct 10.

Books
The Spanish group, the AEEA continues to produce magnificent statistical publications. Membership of the AEEA (four bulletins per year) is 55 euros per year (61 euros outside Europe) from AEEA secretary Ignacio Mansilla, C/Encinar del Rey, 18 – 28450 Collado Mediano, Madrid, Spain. email: ranking@rfea.es.

Bulletin No. 83 – January 2009 (394 pages) was a special issue with Spanish all-time lists – top 100 performers plus deep performance lists for all men’s and women’s events.

Due next is No. 84 – April 2009 with world all-time junior and youth lists. Price 12 euros.

ATFS and ‘AI’ Standards for 2009

These standards give an indication of the possible levels for annual listings in the International Athletics Annual (the latest edition ATHLETICS 2009 will be in stock in early May) and for publication in Athletics International. These should provide adequate depth of coverage so that we may cut off at higher levels for year lists. Note, however, that in Athletics International we will also publish performances below these levels where these are of international significance; by top athletes, for instance, in slowly run races.

Event Men Juniors

100m 10.34/10.1 10.40/10.2

200m 20.85/20.6 20.95/20.7

400m 46.29 46.59

800m 1:47.99 1:48.5

1000m 2:19.5 2:21.0

1500m 3:41.5 3:43.0*

1M 3:59.9 4:01.5*

2000m 5:03.0* 5:06.0*

3000m 7:55.0 8:00.0

5000m 13:42.0 13:48.0

10,000m 28:40.0 29:05.0

Half Mar 62:40* 64:00*

Marathon 2:13:15 2:18:00

2000mSC 5:32.0 5:40.0

3000mSC 8:40.0 8:50.0

110mH 13.95/13.7 14.10/13.9

400mH 50.85 51.50

High jump 2.20 2.18

Pole vault 5.35 5.20

Long jump 7.80 7.70*

Triple jump 16.25 16.00

Shot 18.25 17.40

Discus 57.80 53.50

Hammer 68.00 63.50

Javelin 74.00 71.00*

Decathlon 7400 7000

10k walk 40:45.0 42:05.0

20k walk 1:25:00 1:27:30

50k walk 4:10:00 4:20:00

* changes this year

Event Women Juniors

100m 11.50*/11.3 11.54/11.3

200m 23.50*/23.3 23.60*/23.4

400m 53.04 53.25

800m 2:04.0 2:05.5

1000m 2:41.0 2:43.0

1500m 4:15.5 4:17.5*

1M 4:36.0 4:37.5

2000m 5:50.0 5:54.0

3000m 9:07.0 9:12.0

5000m 15:46.0 15:50.0

10,000m 33:15.0 34:00.0

Half Mar 72:40* 74:00

Marathon 2:35:00* 2:42:00

2000mSC 6:35.0 6:40.0

3000mSC 10:18.0* 10:23.0*

100mH 13.50*/13.3 13.60*/13.4

400mH 58.50 58.60

High jump 1.84 1.84

Pole vault 4.10* 4.10*

Long jump 6.35 6.30

Triple jump 13.30 13.30

Shot 15.85 15.60

Discus 53.50 52.00

Hammer 60.00 59.50

Javelin 53.00 52.80

Heptathlon 5400 5325

10k walk 46:45 47:30

20k walk 1:40:00 1:42:00

50k walk 5:05:00

Men: 60m 6.64, 300m 32.9, 600m 1:16.5, 2M 8:33.0, 15k 43:55, 10M 47:10, 20k 59:00, 25k 1:15:30, 30k 1:31:30, 100k 6:55:00, 24Hr 240k, 60mH 7.75, 200mH 23.20, 300mH 35.8, Pen 3600; Walks: 3000m 11:45.0, 5000m 19:45.0, 30k 2:14:00, 35k 2:38:00, 100k 10:00:00

Relays for countries 4x100m 40.5, 4x200m 1:23.0, 4x400m 3:09.9, 4x800m 7:20.0, 4x1500m 15:15.0

Junior Men 4x100m 40.7, 4x400m 3:12.0, Junior 100mh 13.65. 6kg SP 19.00, DT 1.75kg 57.50, HT 71.00, Dec 7150

Women 60m 7.29, 300m 37.5, 600m 1:28.0, 2M 9:50.0, 10k 33:10, 15k 50:30, 10M 54:30, 20k 69:00, 25k 1:27:00, 30k 1:45:30, 100k 8:20:00, 24Hr 205k, 60mH 8.20, 200mH 27.2, 300mh 40.0; Walks: 3000m 12:45.0, 5000m 22:00; Relays for countries 4x100m 45.8, 4x200m 1:34.0, 4x400m 3:44.0

Junior Women 4x100m 46.0, 4x400m 3:45.0

Field event complete series

Men HJ 2.32, PV 5.81, LJ 8.25, TJ 17.30, SP 21.00, DT 67.50, HT 80.00, JT 86.00

Women HJ 1.99, PV 4.70, LJ 6.80, TJ 14.70, SP 19.25, DT 64.00, HT 73.50, JT 64.00

I check these standards every year, after I have concluded work on the International Athletics Annual writes Peter Matthews.

World standards in 2008 were similar to 2007 at the highest levels, but significantly better in depth at most events. This was most marked at the men’s marathon with 254 men better than 2:13:00 compared to 201 in 2006 and 211 in 2007. Details of comparisons over recent years for all events are included in ATHLETICS 2009. In summary:

Comparing 2008 marks with 2007: For men: 10th best 10-11 (1 tie), 100th best 17-3 (2 ties), base level (150-250 deep) 20-3. For women: 10th best 16-3 (2 ties), 100th best 14-6 (1 tie), base level 18-4.

Our next issue is scheduled for May 5 and will include coverage of the London Marathon.

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