LONDON MARATHON PLANS TO GET THE STARS DESPITE AIR TRAVEL PROBLEMS
US VS JAMAICA, NEARLY ALL THE BEST THERE
MORE TOP NAMES FOR DRAKE RELAYS
FRASER FOR GATESHEAD
JELIMO FOR LOCAL MEETS
MOSCOW (RUS): Russia named its teams for IAAF Race Walking World Cup in May in Mexico. As already previously announced world champions from Berlin (Borchin, Kirdyapkin and Kaniskina) are having byes for European Championships in Barcelona and are not selected. In the women 20 km team former world and european junior champion Vera Sokolova is the headliner with 2008 world junior champion Tatyana Mineyeva, 2008 world cup silver winner Tatyana Sibileva and Lyudmila Arkhipova. In the men 20 km squad Sergey Bakulin will compete with Denis Strelkov, Piotr Trofimov, Andrey Ruzavin and Andrey Krivov. 50 km team is composed of Sergey Sergachev, Yuriy Andronov, Sergey Melentyev and Ivan Zhbanov. Junior selections - boys: Valeriy Filipchuk, Konstantin Kulagov and Dementiy Cheparev, girls: Anna Lukyanova, Nina Okhotnikova and Svetlana Vasilyeva.
ARNHEM (NED): This year’s Papendal Games have been cancelled due to the difficulty of finding sponsors to support the event, the organization has announced in a press release. It’s the second year in a row that the meet cannot take place and if theorganization is to continue the name might change into the Arnhem Games. The Papendal Games have been staged since 1975 and once had big names such as Carl Lewis, Nelli Cooman and Rutger Smith on the startlist.
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