Archive on february 2011
Russian team for Paris
Russian Athletics named a team for the 31st European Indoor Championships which will be held in Paris from 4-6 March. The team consists of 56 athletes including 30 women and 26 men.

Aryasova wins, Petrova finishes third
Tatyana Aryasova won the Tokyo Marathon clocking 2:27.29. Tatyana Petrova finished third with 2:28.56.

Malachowski ran 10km
26.02.2011 World
Interesting entry at the 4th Silvester Race here. Discus European Champion Piotr Malachowski was completing the 10 km distance after 1:00:16.

Sokolova bearks World record
Vera Sokolova set a World record in the womens 20kmRW at the Russian Race Walking Championships being held in Sochi. She improved Olympiada Ivanovas 1:25.41 to 1:25:08.

Feofanova and Kuchina win in Stockholm
Svetlana Feofanova won the womens pole vault at the XL Galan meeting held in Stockholm on 22 February. She cleared 4.68m. Mariya Kuchina won the womens high jump clearing 1.93m.

Changes in team
Russian Athletics head coach Valentin Maslakov said that some changes were made in the Russian team for the European Indoor Championships in Paris.

Bengtsson scales 4.52m World junior record in Stockholm
21.02.2011 World
Stockholm, Sweden - With the World youth title in 2009 and both the World junior and the Youth Olympic titles as well as the World youth best of 4.47m in 2010 efforts that rendered her the IAAF Rising Star Award last autumn it was more or less only a matter of time before pole vaulter Angelica Bengtsson would claim the World junior record*.

Tamgho triples to 17.91m World indoor record in Aubiere
21.02.2011 World
Aubiere, France - Teddy Tamgho broke his own World indoor record* in the Triple Jump on Sunday (20) to highlight the French national indoor championships in Aubiere.

Eight world leads, European 5000m record for Farah in Birmingham
20.02.2011 World
Birmingham, UK There was no World record for Abubaker Kaki in the mens 1000m but his 2:17.76 was one of eight world leads at the Aviva Grand Prix in Birmingham today (19) on an afternoon of pulsating athletics that climaxed with a European 5000m record by the indomitable Mo Farah.

Russian preliminary team for Paris
Russian Athletics Federation named a preliminary team for the 31st European Athletics Indoor Championships to be held on 4-6 March in Paris, France.

Russian Indoor Championships, Day 3
The 2011 Russian Indoor Championships ended in Moscow today. First medals were awarded to the womens 1500m runners.

Russian Indoor Championships, Day 2
Svetlana Shkolina was the first winner of Day 2 at the 2011 Russian Indoor Championships in Moscow. She cleared 1.94 in the womens high jump.

Ukhov wins in Bydgoszcz
Ivan Ukhov won the mens high jump at the Pedros Cup held in Bydgoszcz, Poland. He cleared 2.36m. Svetlana Feofanova placed second in the womens pole vault with 4.70m.

Ukhov and Ennis voted European Athletes of the Month for January
European Athletics is pleased to announce that Russian high jumper Ivan Ukhov and multi-events specialist Jessica Ennis of Great Britain have been voted as the European Athletes of the Month for January.

Russian Indoor Championships, Day 1
The 2011 Russian Indoor Championships started in Moscow today. The championships will last 3 days.

Smith sizzles 1:07:36 in New Orleans
15.02.2011 World
New Orleans, USA - Kim Smith of New Zealand set a pending U.S. All-Comers record in the Half Marathon, clocking 1:07:36 at the second Rock n Roll Mardi Gras Marathon & Half-Marathon on Sunday (13).

Chambers takes fourth 60m title, teenager Williams takes her first - UK indoor championships wrap
13.02.2011 World
Sheffield, UK Dwain Chambers won his fourth consecutive 60m title at the UK Indoor Trials and Championships in Sheffield this weekend.

Isaiah Koech storms to amazing 5000m time in Düsseldorf
12.02.2011 World
Düsseldorf, Germany - There were a number of big name signings competing at the PSD Bank Meeting in Düsseldorf on Friday evening (11). However, it was a little known Kenyan who produced the most remarkable performance of the night in front of a sell-out crowd of 2000 spectators in the Arena-Sportpark.

Isinbayeva and Lavillenie improve their World season leads in Donetsk
Russias Yelena Isinbayeva and Renaud Lavillenie of France were victorious at the 22nd edition of the Samsung Pole Vault Stars meeting in Donetsk, Ukraine (12), improving their 2011 world season leads in the process, respectively 4.85m and 5.93m.

World Juniors silver medalist Yator, 17, dies
10.02.2011 World
Kenyan runner Albert Yator, who won the silver medal in the steeplechase at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Moncton this past summer, died last weekend after contracting malaria. He was 17

Ukhov wins in Slovakia
Ivan Ukhov won the mens high jump at the Europa SC High Jump Meeting held in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia. He repeated his World leading of 2.38m.

Smirnov improves his national best
Roman Smirnov improved the Russian best in the mens 300m at the Meeting Pas de Calais held in Liévin, France.

Isinbayeva makes 4.81m comeback in Moscow
The Russian Winter IAAF Indoor Permit meeting took place today (6) in Moscows indoor arena named after the double Olympic champion Vladimir Kutz.

Moscow 2013 LOC first meeting
The Local Organizing Committee of the 2013 World Championships in Athletics held its first meeting in the Government House of the Russian Federation.

Isinbayevas return to steal the spotlight in Moscow - Russian Winter meeting - PREVIEW
Moscow, Russia The return of Russias Pole Vault Yelena Isinbayeva will take centre stage on when the Russian Winter Meeting, the third stop of the 2011 IAAF Indoor Permit Meeting series, celebrates its 20th anniversary in Moscow on Sunday (6).

World champion has to take cover after he is trapped in Egypt
03.02.2011 World
Abubaker Kaki, Sudans double world indoor 800 metres champion, has suffered the terrifying ordeal of being trapped for several days inside a Cairo sport centre as lawless groups carrying guns and knives roamed outside, robbing people on the streets and looting stores.

Ivan Ukhov wins in Moscow
World season leader Ivan Ukhov won the mens high jump at the Moscow High Jump with Music Cup for the 4th time in his career. He cleared 2.30m.

Isinbayeva returns
Two-time Olympic champion, 27-time World record holder in the womens pole vault Yelena Isinbayeva returns to athletics after a 1-year break, and the 20th Russian Winter will be her first meeting.

Chance for Merritt
01.02.2011 World
Reuters reports that USATF is considering a request to bend its own rules and allow disgraced Olympic and world 400 metres champion LaShawn Merritt compete in this years world championships.


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