Archive on february 2010
Fujiwara and Biktimirova collect Tokyo Marathon wins
Running in dismal conditions, Masakazu Fujiwara of Japan and Alevtina Biktimirova of Russia won their respective titles at the 4th edition of the Tokyo Marathon today.

Close contests the prevailing theme in Moscow
Heated battles in the womens 400m and Long Jump were the key highlights on the second day of the Russian Indoor championships on Saturday (27) where 11 titles were decided.

Ambitious Williams eyes 48 seconds in 2010
27.02.2010 World
OLYMPIC and World Championships 400-metre silver medallist Shericka Williams has set her sights on becoming the first Jamaican woman to break the 49-second barrier this season.

Feofanova 4.75m - Russian Indoor Champs, Day 1
In the Vladimir Kuts indoor hall in the Russian capital the first day of the Russia Indoor Championships took place yesterday (Fri 26).

Combined Events Athletes for Doha confirmed
26.02.2010 World
Two weeks to go to the IAAF World Indoor Championships and confirmations have been received from the 16 all-round athletes who will compete in Doha, Qatar.

Antonina Krivoshapka not to go to Doha
Double World Indoor champion and World double bronze medalist Antonina Krivoshapka will not compete at the Russian Indoors to trial for a place in the national team for Doha because of an injury.

World champions Idowu and Ennis head Britains team
26.02.2010 World
World Champions Jessica Ennis and Phillips Idowu will travel to the 13th IAAF World Indoor Championships, Doha Qatar from 12 - 14 March as part of the Aviva Great Britain and Northern Ireland team.

Marina Goncharova to compete in Doha
The Russian Athletic Federation has received an invitation from the IAAF for Marina Goncharova to compete at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Doha.

Kenyan squad for Doha
25.02.2010 World
Vivian Cheruiyot, the 2009 outdoor World 5000m champion leads a small but high quality Kenyan line-up of seven athletes for the 13th IAAF World Indoor Championships, Doha, Qatar (12 14 March).

Bolt scoring a goal (video)
25.02.2010 World informs that world´s fastest man Usain Bolt was in brilliant form this time on the football pitch on Wednesday.

Big contingent of athletes to line-up at European YOT
Forty-six Member Federations of European Athletics have confirmed their participation at the inaugural European Youth Olympic Trials in Moscow from 21 to 23 May.

Hot February
25.02.2010 World

Rybakov gets wild card to Doha
The Coach Council of the Russian Athletic Federation has decided to free Yaroslav Rybakov from trial for the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships on 12-14 March in Doha.

Galina Bogomolova becomes mother
Russian marathon record holder Galina Bogomolova became a mother on 22 February. She gave birth to a baby girl named Kseniya (3.180g, 52cm).

Belarusian Students
24.02.2010 World
Olympic silver medalist Andrey Kravchenko won the University Championships in Belarus with high quality 6206 points in heptathlon.

Pitkamäki to Australia
24.02.2010 World
Tero Pitkamaki is the latest international challenger to compete both at the Sydney Track Classic and Melbourne Track Classic end of the February and early March.

Chernova and Drozdov invited to Doha
Tatyana Chernova and Aleksey Drozdov have received an official invitation from the IAAF to compete at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Doha.

National Indoor Championships in Europe
23.02.2010 World

Shkolina second in Split, Starodubtsev third in Dessau
Svetlana Shkolina placed second in the womens high jump at the Slobodna Dalmacija meeting held in Split, Croatia. She cleared 1.95m. Tatyana Mnatsnakanova was 7th with 1,86.

New rules for managers of young athletes in Kenya
21.02.2010 World
As The Nation writes, Athletics Kenya has set new rules for managers who look after young athletes, saying runners must not enter road races until cleared by federation chiefs.

1,363 doping tests carried out in Vancouver
21.02.2010 World
IOC reports that some 1,363 doping tests have been carried out so far in the framework of the largest ever testing program for an Olympic Winter Games.

Rybakov wins in Birmingham
Yaroslav Rybakov won the mens high jump at the Aviva Grand Prix held in Birmingham. He cleared 2.31m. Svetlana Feofanova placed second in the womens pole vault with 4.72m.

Stanislav Yemelyanov wins mens 20km
Stanislav Yemelyanov won the mens 20km at the 2010 Russian Race Walking Championships in Sochi.

Anisya Kirdyapkina wins 20kmRW in Sochi
Anisya Kirdyapkina, 20, won the womens 20km at the 2010 Russian Race Walking Championships in Sochi clocking a World season lead of 1:25:11 (PB).

Bakulin and Vershinin take first wins in Sochi
Sergey Bakulin won the mens 35km at the 2010 Russian Race Walking Championships started in Sochi today. He clocked 2:27:42 in a sunny weather of +15C.

Why Does Usain Bolt Run in the 400 Meters?
19.02.2010 World
In March 2004, Tokai University professor Chiaki Miyakawa, Japans famous short sprinter, was teaching promising Korean short-distance runners.

Viktor Chistyakov clears 5.72
Viktor Chistyakov cleared in the mens pole vault 5.72m at a meeting held in Athens (Greece) as a replacement of the Athens 2010, an IAAF Indoor meeting, cancelled early.

Jane Laut, wife of murdered Olympian David Laut, arrested Read
18.02.2010 World
The wife of an Olympic shot put medalist gunned down in his Southern California back yard last summer was arrested Saturday in the homicide case, authorities said.

Andras Haklits in Vancouver
16.02.2010 World
Another athlete in bob-sleigh in Vancouver is Croatian hammer record holder Andras Haklits. Another name competing in both summer and winter games.

Pahapill ready for Doha
16.02.2010 World
European indoor champion Mikk Pahapill scored 6156 points to win the Estonian Indoor heptathlon title.

Jenny Meadows eyeing podium finish in Doha
16.02.2010 World
Jenny Meadows wants to get used to being on the podium.

World lead for Yevgeniya Zinurova
Yevgeniya Zinurova clocked a World season lead in the womens 800m of 1:58,65 at the Moscow Indoor Championships in Moscow.

Argentinas Toledo improves World Youth best in Javelin
15.02.2010 World
Braian Toledo, 16, the bronze medallist at the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships, improved the Javelin (700g) World Youth Best Performance to 84.85 at a meet in Buenos Aires on 13 February.

Tahri European indoor 5000 m record
15.02.2010 World
French Berlin steeple bronze winner Bouabdellah Tahri improved 5000 m European indoor record in 13:11.13, at home in Metz at International Lorraine Meet.

Chambers is fast: 6.50
14.02.2010 World
The first day of the UKA Aviva World trials in Sheffield brought a few interesting duels.

Ostapchuk blasts 21.70m Shot Put heave in Mogilev
14.02.2010 World
Mogilev, Belarus - 2008 Olympic bronze medallist Nadzeya Ostapchuk blasted a 21.70m national record in the Shot Put to highlight this weekends Belarus national championships.

Andrey Farnosov holds record
Andrey Farnosov set a European best performance in the mens 2000mSt at the Toyota Indoor Meeting held in Gent.

Russians at European meetings
Russian Winter winner and World leader (6.87) Darya Klishina, 19, won the womens long jump at the Erdgas indoor meeting held in Leipzig setting a meeting record of 6.74m.

Tatyana Firova clocks 51.64
Tatyana Firova achieved a World leading in the womens 400m at the Moscow Indoor Championships being held in Moscow this weekend.

Duane Ross banned
13.02.2010 World
The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced that hurdler Duane Ross has received a two-year suspension and disqualification of his athletic results, ...

New win for Borzakovskiy
Athens Olympic champion Yuriy Borzakovskiy won the mens 800m at the Reunion Internacional Ciudad de Valencia meeting held in Valencia, Spain.

Nanjing to hold 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2014
12.02.2010 World
The International Olympic Committee elected Nanjing in the Peoples Republic of China, as the host city of the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2014 during the 122nd IOC Session in Vancouver.

Bolt makes athletics interesting
12.02.2010 World informs about how Usain Bolt made athletics to the top of interest of tv viewers.

Fernandez apologises
12.02.2010 World
Spanish 20km walker and reigning European champion Francisco Fernandez has informed sports authorities and police that he has been in possession of a banned substance (EPO).

Kipkemboi Kimeli passes away
11.02.2010 World
Kipkemboi Kimeli, 43, who won a bronze medal for Kenya in the 10 000 meters at the 1988 Seoul Olympics and won the 1989 IAAF world cross country championships, has died on Saturday.

Semenya not competing in local series
11.02.2010 World
South African 800m world champion Caster Semenya has avoided a new row with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) after dropping plans to run in the countrys domestic circuit.

Berlin with positive outcome
10.02.2010 World
In total 120 millions Euro was the spending amount of visitors and spectators during last summer World Championships in Berlin.

Beijing to bid for 2015 World Championships
10.02.2010 World
The authorities announced Beijing will bid for the 2015 World Championships and will look for the $28 million sponsorship from a local company, what is one of the conditions to host the event.

Ennis no for UK Trials
10.02.2010 World
World heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis has withdrawn from the Aviva World Trials and UK Championships in her home town of Sheffield with a slight strain to a ligament in her right foot.

Dmitrik wins in Brno
Aleksey Dmitrik won the mens high jump at the Brnenska Latka meeting held in Brno, Czech Republic today. He cleared 2.31m on his first attempt.

Kieren Kelly and Jamie Stevenson suspended
09.02.2010 World
UK Athletics revealed that Kieren Kelly and Jamie Stevenson, who are coached by Britains best known shot putter Geoff Capes, have been provisionally suspended from all competition ...

Kipkorir prevails at Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon
09.02.2010 World
Making his final move just before entering the Oita city track and field stadium, Jonathan Kipkorir of Kenya won the 59th Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon in 2:10:50 today.

Fastest 60 m of the year, Lagat US record
08.02.2010 World
Double world champion from 2007 Bernard Lagat shattered the American record in the indoor 5000 m at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games on Saturday night, ...

Isinbayeva debuts with 4.85m leap in Moscow
Yelena Isinbayevas 2010 debut capped the 19th edition of the Russian Winter meeting on Sunday (7).

Russian Winter 2010: Preview
Isinbayeva, Silnov, Borzakovskiy, Bungei, Lolo Jones and other stars at Russian Winter 2010.

Rudisha in Australia
05.02.2010 World
The fastest man over 800 m in the world in 2009, 21-year-old Kenyan David Rudisha will throw down the gauntlet to Australias top track athletes this summer ...

Chernova and Drozdov lead in season
Tatyana Chernova and Aleksey Drozdov won at the 2010 Russian Combined Events Indoor Championships held in Penza on 2-4 February.

Bolt to meet Powell in NYC, maybe also Gay
04.02.2010 World
World´s most popular athlete Usain Bolt will open his competition year on February 13 in Kingston. He will run as part of his usual winter preparation for summer the 400 m.

Morocco Olympic champion`s children `not abducted`
04.02.2010 World
The children of a Moroccan Olympic champion say they fled from his house and were smuggled out of the country with the help of Norwegian diplomats.

Vlasic yes, Friedrich no
04.02.2010 World
German European indoor champion Ariane Friedrich will not jump this Saturday at Arnstadt High Jump meet with music. It is because her back pain and problems with back nerves.

Dold and Moon at Empire State Building
03.02.2010 World
Germanys Thomas Dold and New Zealands Melissa Moon dominated the 33rd edition of the Empire State Building Run-Up here, handily winning their divisions in the worlds most famous stair-climbing even

Shkolina wins in Gothenburg
Svetlana Shkolina won the womens high jump at the Samsunggalan meeting held in Gothenburg, Sweden on 2 February. She cleared 1.92m.

Starry Winter
Russian Winter Meeting Director, Mikhail Butov, gave an exclusive interview to and spoke about participants and innovations in the competition program.

IAAF ratifies Yemelyanovs World record
The International Association of Athletic Federations has ratified Stanislav Yemelyanovs World Junior record in the mens 10kmRW.

Olympic Park legacy plans revealed
01.02.2010 World
A "poppy day" garden, complete with a war memorial and trees which will flower in red close to Remembrance Day, is being planned for the Olympic Park.

Eaton with CR
01.02.2010 World
Oregon senior Ashton Eaton improved the Collegiate heptathlon record at the Texas A&M meet with 6256 points.


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