Archive on december 2009
Italian help
30.12.2009 World
Apart from the mens 110m hurdles, and its star, Liu Xiang, race walking will also come under heavy scrutiny as the Chinese track and field team prepares for the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Alminova starts well
European Indoor Champion in the womens 1500m Anna Alminova started her indoor season clocking 8:49.3h in the womens 3000m at the Moscow region Cup held in Moscow.

Jana Rawlinson to remarry her husband
28.12.2009 World
As reports the former world champion at 400 m Hurdles Jana Rawlinson is in preparation to remarry her husband Chris Rawlinson, former UK top runner at the same distance.

Confession to Ben Johnson
28.12.2009 World
Mike Hurst writes in Daily Telegraph that Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson has obtained an explosive confession from a mystery man.

Tatyana Voykina jumps 6.63
2009 European Indoor finalist Tatyana Voykina won the womens long jump with 6.63m at the Winter Stadium Prizes meeting held in Saint Petersburg.

Indoor season started
2009 Russian Champion Viktor Chistyakov won the mens pole vault at the Bulatovs Memorial held in Omsk. He cleared 5.65m.

Expressen with new informations in Semenya case
27.12.2009 World
Swedish newspaper Expressen informs that lawyers of 800 m world champion Caster Semenya are threatening to sue IAAF and ASA with huge amounts of $120 millions and $18 millions.

Barni having Christmas
26.12.2009 World
Barni in disguise, dressed as Santa Claus, was the big surprise among all athletics fans that have bought an event- or 3-Day pass for Barcelona 2010 lately.

Rans cleared from doping allegations
26.12.2009 World
Pole Vaulter Kevin Rans was cleared from doping allegations. That was decided by the Flemish Doping Tribunal.

Anti-gravity treadmill now helps injured athletes
25.12.2009 World
A treadmill developed at the NASA Ames Research Center for exercising in space has seen more athletes than astronauts lately.

Nerius is #1 in Germany
24.12.2009 World
Javelin world champion Steffi Nerius is German Sportswoman of the Year 2009. She was awarded during the traditional TV Gala in Spa place Baden-Baden.

Dominguez and Bragado best in Spain
24.12.2009 World
Steeple world champion Marta Dominguez and veteran walker and bronze winner from Berlin Jesús Ángel García Bragado have been elected Spanish Athletes of the Year 2009.

Evora to skip indoor season
24.12.2009 World
Coach Joao Ganco confirmed that Triple jump olympic winner Nelson Evora will not compete during the indoor season 2010.

Kaniskina and Rybakov named best athletes of the year
Olga Kaniskina and Yaroslav Rybakov were named the best athletes of 2009 in Russia at an annual conference of the Russian Athletic Federation today.

Storl best ever European junior indoors
22.12.2009 World
Excellent shape of World junior record holder David Storl at special shot put indoor meeting.

Borzakovskiy the fastest 800m runner in Europe again
Yuriy Borzakovskiy once again was the fastest 800m runner in Europe, but unlike 2008 in 2009 the difference on the yearlist was only 0.01 seconds between the Russian and Bram Som of the Netherlands.

David Payne on Lolo Jones and Dawn Harper
21.12.2009 World
Olympic 110m hurdles silver medallist David Payne talks to about his admiration for world indoor 60m hurdles champion Lolo Jones and Olympic 100m hurdles gold medallist Dawn Harper

Tatyana Lebedeva supports youth athletes
The 6th edition of the Tatyana Lebedevas prizes meeting was held in Volgograd on 20 December. 536 youth athletes from many Russian regions competed at the meeting.

Rybakov brothers on podium
Yevgeniy and Anatoliy Rybakov finished second and third at the 31th Los Palacios Villafranca half marathon held in Span on 20 December.

Hard selection
18.12.2009 World
Head coach of UK Athletics Dutchman Charles Van Commenee announced that the selection criteria for next Julys European Championships in Barcelona will be at same level as they were this year for World Championships in Berlin.

Martina Hrasnova to pass season 2010
16.12.2009 World
Slovak hammer world bronze medalist Martina Hrasnova will pass the season 2010 as she is expecting a baby.

Bernanke over Bolt
16.12.2009 World
Managing Editor of Time Magazine, Richard Stengel revealed on NBCs Today show, that Usain Bolt, the reigning king of sprints, did not make the cut for his companys Person of the Year Award.

Asafa Powell sailing
15.12.2009 World
Relay world record holder Asafa Powell went sailing on Saturday in Singapore.

Mascot for Doha
14.12.2009 World
Qatar media are informing about the official mascot of the 13th IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics.

Svetlana Zakharova wins in Honolulu
Svetlana Zakharova won the 37th Honolulu Marathon held on 13 December clocking 2:28.34. She beat Japans Kiyoko Shimahara (2:29.53) and Kenyas Pamela Chepchumba (2:32.41).

East Asian Games, day 3
12.12.2009 World
It was a memorable day for athletes from Japan as they took home seven titles out of the dozen on offer on Saturday (12 Dec) at the 5th East Asian Games in Hong Kong.

Five Olympic champions now in IAAF Council
12.12.2009 World

Sally McLellan skips season
12.12.2009 World
The season of olympic 100 m hurdles medalist Sally McLellan is in danger.

East Asian Games, Day 2
12.12.2009 World
As expected Liu Xiang successfully completed his mission in Hong Kong today (11) ...

East Asian Games, Day 1
11.12.2009 World

Kotova with medal
Tatyana Kotova will get the 2000 Olympic bronze medal in the womens long jump because the IOC has redistributed Marion Jones two medals won in Sidney.

Masai for CC, Cheruiyot for Doha
10.12.2009 World
Long distance Kenyan track female world champions will have different ways early next year.

Olympic hopeful missing
09.12.2009 World
A young athlete who could represent Britain in the 2012 Olympic Games has gone missing, police said.

Carmelita Jeters off track quiz
09.12.2009 World
American Carmelita Jeter last summer became the second fastest sprinter of all-time.

Johnson: You can beat the gun, but not Bolt
08.12.2009 World
American track & field legend Michael Johnson, in supporting the no-false-start rule, says it doesnt make sense athletes try to beat the gun when they cant beat Usain Bolt.

Orlova and Aleksandrova finish second and third in Sacramento
Yelena Orlova and Galina Aleksandrova placed second and third at the California International Marathon held in Sacramento.

Gay not yet in training
07.12.2009 World
Fastest US 100 m runner ever Tyson Gay hopes in 2010 to be without injuries, to run super fast times and compete at high level against Usain Bolt.

Mochalova wins in Lisbon, Ivanova runs up in Las Vegas
Yuliya Mochalova won the womens race of the 24th Lisbon Marathon clocking 2:40.45.

Albina Mayorova wins Singapore Marathon
Albina Mayorova (nee Ivanova) won at the Singapore Marathon clocking 2:32:49 and beating Lyubov Morgunova on second with 2:34:49.

Lavillenie clears 582 and tries 602
06.12.2009 World
European indoor champion and Berlin bronze winner Renaud Lavillenie showed excellent early shape at special pole vault meeting in Aulnay-sous-Bois.

Zelezny in Barcelona
06.12.2009 World
Legendary javelin thrower Jan Zelezny went to see the stadium where he won his first olympic gold medal in 1992.

206 bib in not confirmed
04.12.2009 World
Meeting director Alain Blondel explained that in Karlsruhe on January 31 the decision about the bib-number for Ariane Friedrich is not final.

Cantwell returns to Germany
03.12.2009 World
The only special indoor shot put meeting in Germany is announcing the participation of the world champion.

They return
03.12.2009 World
Interesting news from Canadian athletics.

Gebre at FIFA draw
03.12.2009 World
Long distance legend Haile Gebrselassie travels this week to South Africas Cape Town to assist at the FIFA World Cup draw on 4th of December.

Sebrle in Potch
02.12.2009 World
Decathlon legend Roman Sebrle started another training camp in Potchefstroom, South Africa.

68 days to real Russian Winter
The 19th edition of the Russian Winter meeting will be held on 7 September 2010 at the CSKA arena in Moscow.

Zurich is official candidate for European Championships 2014
01.12.2009 World
The City Zurich is the official candidate for European Championships 2014. The bidding committee will deliver to European Athletics all necessary documents until end of this month.

Tim Montgomery: my fall into drugs, prison and beatings
01.12.2009 World
The story behind the fall of Tim Montgomery, the former 100m world record-holder who now trains in a pair of tennis shoes on a concrete track in an Alabama prison, is revealed by The Times today.


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