Archive on may 2010
Ben Johnson: Asafa not running enough races
31.05.2010 World
Jamaican born track and field superstar Ben Johnson believes that fellow countryman Asafa Powell has the potential to do very well, but he needs to run more races.

Russian team for European Cup 10000m
5 athletes will represent Russia at the European Cup 10000m in Marseille, France, on Saturday 5 June.

Tatyana Chernova places second in Götzis
Tatyana Chernova took the second place in the heptathlon at the 36th Hypo-Meeting held in Götzis, Austria. She scored 6572 points.

Rybakov and Pyatykh take second places in Hengelo
Yaroslav Rybakov placed second in the mens high jump at the Fanny Blankers-Koen Games held in Hengelo, Netherlands. He cleared 2.24m.

Olympic flame goes on 70-day UK tour
29.05.2010 World
The Olympic flame will be carried to every corner of the country during a 70-day relay by 8,000 volunteers, the organising committee said yesterday.

9th leg of IAAF World Challenge in Zhukovskiy
The Zhamensky Memorial, the 9th leg of the IAAF World Challenge, will be held in Zhukovskiy in a month, on 26 June.

Powell visits the Campidoglio, as Rome awaits his seventh appearance on 10 June IAAF Diamond League
26.05.2010 World
IAAF Diamond League Ambassador Asafa Powell will be the focus of attention when he lines up for the 100 metres at the Olympic Stadium on 10th June.

Pchelnik 75.42, Mbandjock wins 100 m
25.05.2010 World
Fast sprints, very good 3000 m and second best hammer of the year by Belarus Darya Pchelnik (75.42) highlighted the second meet of Brazilian Tour in the State of Para.

Gripich and Antyukh place second in Shanghai
Aleksandr Gripich took the second place in the mens pole vault at the Shanghai Golden Grand Prix held in China. He cleared 5.60m.

Two year ban is harsh, says Chris Williams
24.05.2010 World
Former Jamaican Sportsman of the Year, Christopher Williams, has expressed disappointment with his two year ban, which was announced earlier this week.

Bengtsson gets world youth best at European Youth Olympic Trials
Swedish pole vaulter Angelica Bengtsson re-wrote the record books at the second day of the European Youth Olympic Trials in Moscow on Saturday, clearing successive world youth best performances of 4.42m and then 4.47m.

Ukrainian youth shines on the first day of the European Youth Olympic Trials
Four gold medals were decided on the first day of the European Youth Olympic Trials in Moscow on Friday, with the Ukrainian athletes being prominent among the star performers and securing two victories.

Shobukhova and Kanter voted European Athletes of the Month for April
European Athletics is pleased to announce that London Marathon winner Liliya Shobukhova of Russia and Estonian Discus star Gerd Kanter have been voted as the European Athletes of the Month for April.

Gay was faster in the first 100 m than Bolt
17.05.2010 World
Going into the race I knew it was going to be tough to beat the record. It was pretty hard for the first 100m or so and I was extremely tired. Kim Collins had an excellent start and I think that motivated me to get down the street. It was truly amazing and it was tough record to break.

Russian Junior Mens team wins in Chihuahua
Russian Junior mens team won at the IAAF World Race Walking Cup held in Chihuahua, Mexico thus weekend. The team scored 7 points.

Trevor Graham sues USADA for $30 million
16.05.2010 World
Former track coach Trevor Graham is suing the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency for $30 million, saying the agency ruined his name when he was accused of providing performance-enhancing drugs to athletes.

Ottey is 50
15.05.2010 World
Legendary female sprinter Merlene Ottey is today 50 years old.

Abakumova wins in Doha
Mariya Abakumova won the womens javelin throw at the Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix 2010 held in Doha. She achieved 68,89m

Sports Athlete throws javelin, skewers international judge
13.05.2010 World
A judge suffered serious injuries after an athlete hurled a javelin striking the international class judge in the head during a track and field competition in the Estonian capital of Tallinn on Wednesday, an Estonian television station reported.

Odriozola keeps insisting on 15 Spanish medals at Barcelona 2010
12.05.2010 World
The president of the European Athletics Championships Barcelona 2010 Orgainising Committee, José María Odriozola, assured during todays Europa Press breakfast in Madrid that his Spanish athletes like to be under the pressure of having to achieve 15 medals at this summers continental championships.

Carles Castillejo got his Barcelona 2010 tickets for friends and family
11.05.2010 World
Carles Castillejo has taken a short break from training to visit the Olympic Stadium Llluís Companys de Montjuïc today.

Rudakova wins in Knoxville
Vera Rudakova won the womens 400mH at the 2010 Tennessee Invitational held in Knoxville on 8 May. She clocked 58.56 seconds.

World leads for Culson and Oliver
11.05.2010 World
The 10 000 crowd at the Francisco Paquito Montaner stadium saw two world leading marks at 4th Ponce Grand Prix meet (Area Permit event).

World records ratified
10 May 2010 - Monte-Carlo - The following World records have recently been ratified...

Goncharova wins in Italy
Marina Goncharova won the heptathlon at the 23 Multistars, a leg of the IAAF World Cimbined Events Challenge, held in Desenzano del Garda, Italy.

Alevtina Ivanova finishes second in Prague
Alevtinva Ivanova finished second at the Volkswagen Prague Marathon held in the Czech capital. She clocked 2:27:36. Larisa Zyuzko was 6th (2:32:55) and Lyubov Morgunova was 7th (2:33:17).

Korotkov and Dektyaryova place second in Osaka
Ilya Korotkov placed second in the mens javelin throw at the Osaka Grand Prix in Japan. He achieved 81,16m. Tatyana Dektyaryova finished second in the womens 100mH clocking 12,88.

Lemaitre starts with european leading 10.09
07.05.2010 World
European junior champion Christophe Lemaitre started the season with excellent european leading 10.09 (+1.0) at a local meet.

Haile has new resort
06.05.2010 World
Haile Gebreselassie added another chapter to his career by playing host to a gathering of athletics luminaries, including his close friend and greatest rival Paul Tergat, to mark the opening of his resort hotel on the shores of Lake Hawassa about four hours drive south of the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa over the weekend.

Relay a possibility
06.05.2010 World
Jamaica Gleaner informs, that the Jamaica Amateur Athletic Association (JAAA) remains silent about the possible return of an adverse analytical finding of the A sample of a member of the countrys team to the recent IAAF World Indoor Championships in Doha.

Isinbayeva needs to find youthful exuberance
After consecutive failures at the World Outdoor and Indoor Championships, pole vault great Yelena Isinbayeva was clearly burned out and in need of a break.

London 2012: track and field athletes will not get chance to "test" Olympics stadium
05.05.2010 World
International track and field athletes may not get a chance to compete in the main Olympic stadium before the London 2012 Olympics.

IAAF gets biggest share of television money from London 2012
05.05.2010 World
Despite calls for change by swimmings governing body, international sports bodies agreed to maintain the revenue-sharing formula that will provide track and field (fortunately) with the biggest share of television money from the 2012 London Olympics.

Eva Maria Gradwohl refuses doping test
05.05.2010 World
Austrian marathon runner Eva Maria Gradwohl (37) has refused a doping test while on holidays in Croatia. The national anti-doping agency NADA said.

Alex Schwazer wins 20km in Sesto San Giovanni
04.05.2010 World
Local fans were happy at 53rd Coppa Citta di Sesto San Giovanni walking meet as olympic 50 km champion Alex Schwazer won the 20 km in 1:20:29.

Solinsky US 10 000 m record sub 27
04.05.2010 World
Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational meet saw superb men´s 10 000 m race, the fastest of the year and in depth one of the best ever on US soil.

Bolt fourth fastest ever 19.56
03.05.2010 World
40 000 happy fans saw at National Stadium a splendid JN Jamaica International Invitational meet. In total five world leads and six meet records were something special. But above all the fastest man on earth.

Russian Marathon Championships returned to Moscow
The Russian Marathon Championships have been held in Moscow for the first time since 2005. The course lay through Moscow River embankments ending near the Kremlin.

Kanter 71.45 in Discus
02.05.2010 World
Discus olympic gold medalist Gerd Kanter of Estonia started his summer season with excellent world leading 71.45 at OTC meet in Chula Vista.

Two 400 m hurdles World leads
02.05.2010 World
Two world leading marks in the 400 m hurdles races highlighted the 7th Meeting International de la Grand Caraibe Region Guadeloupe in Caribbean area.

Natalya Volgina returns and wins
Natalya Volgina won the Duesseldorf Marathon after a 1-year break because of an injury today. She clocked 2:30:47.

McLellan changes to Pearson
01.05.2010 World
Olympic 100m hurdles silver medalist Sally McLellan has taken on a new name following her wedding to Kieran Pearson on April 3rd. McLellan will race under her husbands name Pearson.

Russian Cross Country Championships
The Russian Cross Country Championships were held in Zhukovskiy today. Gulshat Fazlitdinova, Yegor Nikolayev and Rybakov brothers defended their titles.


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