YANGZHOU (CHN): IAAF reports that the Yangzhou International Half-Marathon will have Ethiopian favorites on Sunday. RAK winner Deriba Merga and on the women side 1:07 runner young Mare Dibaba. In the race also Kenyan Jonathan Maiyo with 59:08 best and Kiplimo Kimutai with 59:44. In women category to note also Kenyans Joyce Chepkirui and Jacqueline Kiplimo with Eunice Kales.
BRUSSELS (BEL): European bronze triple jump medalist Svetlana Bolshakova announced to Belgian media she is aiming to win a medal at this year’s world championships in Daegu. The Belgian athete, who grew up in Russia, has planned 3 Belgian competitions with a meet in Lokeren on May 26th, the KBC night on July 16th and the Brussels Diamond League in September. Her first international meeting will be the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Rabat on June 5th, after that she might also add the Diamond League of Paris and London to her schedule.
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