ETHIOPIAN WOMEN AGAIN
IAAF INDOOR MEET CANCELED
BUNGEI AT 600 M
GEBRE AT NYC HM
MASAI VS. CHERUIYOT AT POLICE CHAMPS
CANTWELL FOR LEIPZIG, WILL MISS NORDHAUSEN
NAIROBI (KEN): Athletics Kenya (AK) plans to decentralize national championship events in future to take sport to the grassroots, standardmedia.co.ke inform. „For a long time, AK has restricted national championships to Nairobi. But because most of our athletes train and live in Eldoret and Nyahururu, we plan to decentralize the championships,“ said AK boss Isaiah Kiplagat. He said the national cross-country would alternate between Nairobi and Eldoret, while Mombasa and Nairobi will be hosting track and field championships. At the same time, organizers of local Road Races would be required to obtain clearance from the head office before inviting athletes to compete in their events to prevent young runners will end up burning out.
LOS ANGELES (USA) Pole Vault Power website informs that pole vaulter Brian Mondschein will compete for Israel since 2010. He explains: “While I was in Israel for a meet this summer, I was asked to consider acquiring dual citizenship and representing Israel in international competitions. After much thought and consideration, I decided that this is a great opportunity for me to do all of the things I dreamed of as a pole vaulter.” His best is 560 outdoors in 2009 and 563 indoors from 2008.