KIRUI AND NDEREBA FOR KENYA
MAYR COLLIDED WITH TRUCK
GAY AND RICHARDS
LLODIO (ESP): Despite the financial crisis and 18% cut in the budget still the Cross Internacional Valle de Llodio (European Athletics Permit) will offer in its 26th edition on Sunday excellent fields. Main star will be 10 000 m world champion Linet Masai of Kenya who will run at the 7.64 km of Circuito de Ellakuri and will try to defend her last year win here. It will be her first race since 10 miles on the road in September. Another world medalist will be steeple bronze holder Milcah Chemos from Kenya along with strong Portugal Ines Monteiro who is European CC 2008 bronze medalist with home Rosa Morato, the steeple specialist. Also mentioned in some reports is middle distance runner Nuria Fernandez. Last time an European runner won here was in 2005 when Hungarian Aniko Kalovics was the best. In the men field at 9.76 km Kenyan Leonard Komon is the main name. He won bronze at World CC Championships 2008 and was fourth this year. Ugandan long distance record holder Boniface Kiprop is returning after groin injury when he was missing the whole track season 2009. Kiprop is Olympics and Worlds fourth placer and former world junior record holder at 10 000 m. Swedish steeple record holder Mustafa Mohamed is also entered. Home armada is headed by national champion on terrain Alemayehu Bezabeh who in last two weekends achieved great positions, second in Burgos and winner in Quintanar. Carles Castillejo and Sergio Sanchez are other names to mention also in the process of Spanish selection for Dublin.
LOS ANGELES (USA): At Universal Sport website a vote is staged recommending Usain Bolt his new challenge. Currently 62% of voters are in favor Bolt to run the 400 m, next bigger group recommends that he stays with 100 m and 200 m, another group thinks he should play NFL and the smalles group says he should play pro cricket.
LONDON (GBR): British female world indoor 60 m medalist Jeanette Kwakye (26) had a knee surgery last week after an Achilles operation two months earlier. Writes Timesonline. “My perspective of track and field would be very different now if my London 2012 was not there,” she was quoted. At Beijing Games she was sixth in the 100 m finals. “I had an agenda for next year. Indoors is my house and I was going to come out and show that it’s not just an American and Caribbean party.” The indoor season will be too soon for her, but she hopes to return for the European Championships in Barcelona next July.
LONDON (GBR): The 2009 World Championships site Berlin was voted second best sports city in the world at the Sport Event Management Awards 2009. German media are informing. Number one is Melbourne and third place for Doha, Qatar. In 2008 ranking Berlin was third behind Manchester and Melbourne.
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