AUCKLAND (AUS): Galen Rupp will travel with his coach Alberto Salazar to New Zealand to compete in a special 10,000m on February 26th. Rupp, who has a career best 10,000m time of 27:10.74, is likely to shatter the New Zealand Allcomers record, set by Dick Tayler (27:46.4). Top competition is expected from the leading male distance runners in Australia and New Zealand, many of whom will be preparing for the World Cross Country Championships in Spain four weeks later.There will also be several athletes on both sides of the Tasman looking for an opportunity to chase the 2011 World Athletics Championships qualifying standards of 27:40 (A) or 28:00 (B), after humid conditions prevented fast times at the Zatopek 10,000m in Melbourne in December writes nzrun.com.
MANAUS (BRA): The World indoor champion in the pole vault Fabiana Murer, will travel directly to Europe after her first meet at the 2011 Millrose Games. Her first European competition will be on February 5th at the traditional Meeting of Stuttgart in Germany, informed her official team. Her next step will be on February 12th in Donetsk, Ukraine. Then the Brazilian will compete in Bydgoszcz, Poland, where she will face the world outdoor champion from Poland, Anna Rogowska. Her final step in Europe will be on February 22nd in Stockholm, Sweden. After that she will return back to Brazil.
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