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Irina Timofeyeva wins Shanghai Marathon
30.11.2008
Olympic Games competitor Inira Timofeyeva won the Shanghai marathon clocking 2:26:19. In Spain, Yelena Tikhonova finished second at the San Sebastian Marathon in 2:45:51. Irina Pankovskaya was third with 2:54:59.

German Skurygin passes away
28.11.2008
Famous Russian athlete German Skurygin died on 27 to 28 November night. His heart stopped, said his trainer Leonid Vakhrushev.

Russians finish third in Japan
24.11.2008
Russian team placed third at the tradition Ekiden in Chiba (Japan) clocking 2:08:04. The team consisted of Grigoriy Andreyev, Liliya Shobukhova, Yevgeniy Rybakov, Olesya Syryeva, Anatoliy Rybakov and Mariya Konovalova.

Bolt and Isinbayeva are World Athletes of the Year 2008 World Athletics Gala
23.11.2008
Monte-Carlo During the celebrations of the World Athletics Gala hosted by International Athletic Foundation (IAF) Honorary President HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and IAF & IAAF President Lamine Diack in the Salle des Etoiles of the Sporting Club dEté Monte Carlo, 22-year-old Jamaican Usain Bolt and Russias 26-year-old Yelena Isinbayeva were crowned as the Male and Female World Athletes of the Year 2008.

Snow fall think of Athletics!
21.11.2008
People in Central Russia have waited for first snow portent of winter this year. For athletics fans, it is a traditional reminder of an important event. Before very long, many Worlds strongest athletes bring together on 1 February in Moscow at CSKA arena to compete at the Russian Winter meeting.

Dmitriy Safronov third in San Antonio
17.11.2008
Russias Dmitriy Safronov finished third at the RocknRoll marathon in San Antonio clocking 2:15:56. Thw winner was Meschak Kirwa of Kenya with 2:14:35. In the womens division Tatyana Pushkareva was fourth 2:39:59.

Svetlana Zakharova sixth in Tokyo
16.11.2008
Beijing competitor and 2008 London Marathon runner-up Svetlana Zakharova finished sixth at the 30th Tokyo Women Marathon. She clocked 2:30:42. Yoshimi Ozaki of Japan won the race with 2:23:30. It was the second race in Ozakis career.

Yelena Tikhonova second in Greece
09.11.2008
Russias Yelena Tikhonova finished second at the 26th Athens Classic marathon clocking 2:40:45. In the mens division, Dmitriy Semenov was 11th with 2:21:52.

IAAF ratified Nizhegorodovs World record
09.11.2008
The IAAF ratified Denis Nizhegorodovs World record in the mens 50km Race Walking of 3:34:14 set at the World Race Walking Cup in Cheboksary.

Russians successes in Montenegro
03.11.2008
Vladimir Ponomarev (2:15:17) and Aleksey Sokolov (2:19:08) finished second and third at the 15th Podgorica Marathon held in Montenegro. The winner was Yaroslav Mushchinskiy of Moldavia clocking 2:14:50. Artem Yekimov won the half marathon with 1:07:02. Tatyana Perepelkina finished third over the womens marathon clocking 2:45:42.

World records ratified
03.11.2008
The IAAF has ratified World records of Denis Nizhegorodov and Aleksey Bartsaykin in the mens 50km (3:34.14) and Junior 10km (39.32) Race Walking correspondingly. The Russian race walkers had set the records at the World Cup in Cheboksary, Russia.

Petrovas silver finish
03.11.2008
Russias Lyudmila Petrova finished second at the New York Marathon setting a World record of 2:25:423 for the Women over 40 category. She lost the lead in the last meters of the distance to let Paula Radcliff win. In 2000, Petrova was the first Russian runner to win the marathon. Lyudmila Morgunova was 9th with 2:30:38.

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