MADRID (ESP): Spanish marathoner Chema Martinez, along with football player David Villa, is the face of a new promotional campaign set up by the Spanish athletics federation and supported by Divina Pastora Seguros. The campaign will travel through Spain’s major cities under the theme ‘united by a passion’ and should help raise funds for the UNICEF project ‘schools for Africa’.
LAWRENCE (USA): The city of Lawrence will help showcase a unique portion of the 2011 Kansas Relays, as city commissioners gave their stamp of approval on three downtown events. Downtown Lawrence will now be the stage for the elite men’s shot put, elite men’s long jump and the street mile events. The shot put will kick things off Wednesday, April 20, with the street mile and long jump being contested the following day. Top names for shot put should be reigning world champion Christian Cantwell, former world champion Reese Hoffa and Cory Martin. Along with them Canadian record holder Dylan Armstrong, Jamaican record holder Dorian Scott. Main invitiational events will be held on Saturday April 23.
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