Archive on april 2011
Russians finish 4th at Penn Relays
Yelizaveta Savlinis, Liliya Molgacheva, Olga Topilskaya and Tatyana Paliyenko finished 4th in the USA vs. the World Women Sprint Medley at the Penn Relays held in Philadelphia, USA.

Reigning champions Hooker and Samuels lead initial Australian World champs squad - Daegu 2011
29.04.2011 World
An initial Australian Flame team of 24 has been announced by Athletics Australia, with team captain and reigning World champion Steve Hooker set to lead the green and gold charge at the IAAF World Championships to be held in Daegu, Korea 27 August 4 September 2011.

MVP athletes locked out of Stadium East
24.04.2011 World
Shelly-Ann, Asafa and Melanie Walker among 14 athletes barred by security guards.

Si Tianfeng clocks 50Km world-leading 3:38:48 in Taicang IAAF Race Walking Challenge
23.04.2011 World
The IAAF Race Walking Challenge in Taicang, China concluded with a bang on Sunday (24) morning. As predicted, the home walkers dominated and it was indeed a China versus Korea match with these two countries occupying the first 10 places in the final result sheet.

Ennis nervous about comeback at Powerade ION4 Citygames
22.04.2011 World
Ennis, who missed adding another gold medal to her World and European heptathlon and World Indoor pentathlon successes in the last two years as a precautionary measure, is thrilled she will be back in action on May 15.

World champion Marta Dominguez cleared of drug charges
21.04.2011 World
World 3,000m steeplechase champion Marta Dominguez has been provisionally cleared of drug charges by a judge presiding over the case in Spain.

Meet records for Williams and Brown, Jeter dashes 10.99 at Mt. SAC Relays
20.04.2011 World
Walnut, USA Meet records by Jesse Williams in the High Jump and Russell Brown in the 1500m were among seven world-leading marks at the Mt. San Antonio College Relays at Hilmer Lodge Stadium on 14-16 April.

Grete Waitz, distance running legend, passes away
20.04.2011 World
Monte Carlo - The IAAF is deeply saddened by the news that Grete Waitz, a legendary pioneer in womens Marathon running, passed away today after fighting a long battle with cancer (19).

Liliya Shobukhovas Russian record
Liliya Shobukhova finished second at the London marathon and set a Russian record.

Pearson scores triple victory as curtain falls on Melbournes Olympic Park
18.04.2011 World
Melbourne, Australia - Mitchell Watt set a stadium record with the very last jump of the very last Long Jump competition. Sally Pearson completed a treble of womens national titles for the first time in over 40 years. Tamsyn Lewis won the last race of the championships to give her a double and take her tally of national titles to 17.

Sokolov second in Zurich
Russian record holder Aleksey Sokolov (1979) finished second at the 9th Zurich Marathon. He clocked 2:10:23.

European elections
Hansjörg Wirz of Switzerland has been re-elected as President of European Athletics for a fourth term at the continental bodys Congress in London. Russias Vadim Zelichenok re-elected as European Athletics Council member, and Mikhail Butov was elected into the Competition Committee.

Italys Alex Schwazer: My real goal is return to 50km walk
16.04.2011 World
Italian walking star Alex Schwazer, the 2008 Olympic Games 50km champion and 2010 European Athletics Championships 20km silver medallist, is currently training in the picturesque Livorno town of San Vincenzo-Riva degli Etruschi after recovering from a knee injury sustained in a skiing accident at the end of January.

Marusin wins in Pyongyang
Oleg Marusin won the 24th Mangyongdae Marathon held in Pyongyang. He clocked a personal best of 2:13:58.

China hits back at steroid meat charge
15.04.2011 World
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has hit back at a report advising foreign athletes to avoid eating meat in the country due to what it said were increased risks of unintentional doping.

IAAF to introduce eligibility rules for females with hyperandrogenism
14.04.2011 World
Daegu, Korea - The IAAF today became the first international sports federation to approve the adoption of new rules and regulations governing the eligibility of females with hyperandrogenism* to compete in womens competition.

IAAF Council Notes - Daegu, Korea - Day 1
Daegu, Korea - A day after the Daegu International Marathon, IAAF Council began its work during a two-day meeting (Mon 11 / Tue 12) whose main priority will be to review and assess preparations for the next edition of the IAAF World Championships and 48th IAAF Congress, which take place in the Korean city from 24 August until 4 September.

Hartwing wants to throw over a river
10.04.2011 World
Disucs world champion Robert Harting has urged organizers to come up with new competition formats and ways of entertaining the public.

Gladyator" aged 92 breaks marathon record
09.04.2011 World
A 92-year-old woman from Hawaii has broken a world record when she completed the Honolulu Marathon.

Borchin and Kaniskina on cruise control in Rio Maior IAAF Race Walking Challenge
Lisbon, Portugal Racing in spectacular conditions, Russians Valeriy Borchin and Olga Kaniskina captured convincing 20Km victories at the 20th edition of the International Race Walking Grand Prix in Rio Maior on Saturday, the fifth stop of the 2011 IAAF Race Walking Challenge.

Obergfoll is back after surgery
07.04.2011 World
European javelin silver winner Christina Obergfoll underwent end of February a knee surgery and her training was stopped.

Russias race walking elite on show in Rio Maior - PREVIEW
07.04.2011 World
Lisbon, Portugal - Some of the worlds best ever race walkers will visit Rio Maior, in Portugal, next Saturday (9).

"Mad Scientist" Salazar Charts a New Course
05.04.2011 World
PORTLAND, ORE.On a recent afternoon, runner Galen Rupp stood semi-naked inside the tall metal cylinder with only his head poking out, nitrogen mist enveloping his head.

Yulamanova to get gold medal
The 2010 European marathon champion Zivile Balciunaite (LIT) has been banned for 2 years, so Nailya Yulamanova, who was second in Barcelona, will get the gold medal.

Traceys triple highlights Jamaican high school champs in Kingston
04.04.2011 World
Kingston, Jamaica - Despite Ristananna Traceys brilliance on the track, Edwin Allen could not prevent Holmwood Technical from holding on to their ninth consecutive girls Champs title - 326 points to 320 at the Jamaican High School Championships which concluded in Kingston on Saturday (2).

Perth marks Pittman-Rawlinsons return as Pearson scores impressive treble
01.04.2011 World
Jana Pittman, Jana Rawlinson, Jana Pittman-Rawlinson - were not sure what to call her. Lets just call her the winner.


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