NEW YORK (USA):Galen Rupp of Portland, the 2009 NCAA Outdoor 5000- and 10,000-meter champion and Amy Begley of Boulderare leading the field at the New York Road Runners (NYRR) Distance Carnival held on on 23 April. Is it a part of the Brutus Hamilton Invitational at the University of California at Berkeley. The NYRR Distance Carnival program will feature a women‘s 3000 meters and a men‘s 5000 and 10,000 meters. Begley, an Olympian at 10 000 m in Beijing, will be joined in the race by Japanese 5000m Olympian Yuriko Kobayashi, 2010 USA indoor 3000m champion Renee Metivier Baillie, five-time USA champion Katie McGregor, and three-time Olympian Jen Rhines.The men‘s 10,000m will have a strong Japanese participation, led by Yuki Sato, who ran a personal best 27:38.25 at the Brutus Hamilton meeting last year.He‘s hoping to run close to Toshinari Takaoka‘s nine year-old national record of 27:35.09.American Brett Gotcher, who made a 2:10:36 marathon debut in Houston last January, is also entered.They will be paced by Kenyans Haron Lagat and Aron Rono. Writes Race Results Weekly.
ROMA (ITA): Italy named its squad of IAAF Race Walking World Cup in Mexico in May. Headliner is olympic winner at 50 km Alex Schwazer. With him in the team also Marco de Luca, Diego Cafagna, Federico Tontodonati and Andrea Aragna. Olympic winner 2004 Ivano Brugnetti heads the 20 km team with Berlin fourth placer Giorgio Rubino, Fortunato D´Onofrio, Jean Jacques Nkouloukidi and Matteo Giupponi. Women were not selected, but both junior teams will travel.
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