SOFIA (BUL): Former double world junior champion in sprints Tezdzhan Naimova of Bulgaria will compete this summer for Turkish club Besiktas. She will run for the club at national clubs league events and also European Champion Clubs Cup end of May.
DUSSELDORF (GER): The Dusseldorf marathon on May 8th is highlighted by the debut of former European 10.000m champion Jan Fitschen. Fitschen will face tough opposition from German half marathon champion and also a debutant in the marathon Andre Pollmacher and compatriot Martin Beckmann. The women’s race features last year’s winner Natalya Volgina of Russia and last year’s runner-up Volha Dubovskaya who will take on Ethiopian marathon sensation Merima Mohammed. The 18 year old debuted last year with 2:23.02 in the Toronto Marathon and missed last week’s Boston Marathon due to problems with her visa.
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