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2015 International competitions

The following are the international & regional competitions scheduled for 2015: World World Athletics Championships Beijing, China August 22-30 World Cross Country Championships Guiyang, China March 28 World Youth Athletics Championships Cali, Colombia July 15-19 University Games Gwangju, South Korea … Continue reading

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6th ASEAN Schools Athletics Results

Malaysia dominated the athletics competitions of the 6th ASEAN Schools Games by tallying 15-9-6 gold-silver-bronze deal haul in the 4 day track meet. Thailand came in second with a 7-8-10. Vietnam came in third with a 7-3-1 tally. Host Philippines … Continue reading

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6th ASEAN Schools Games Athletics Schedule

The Athletics competitions of the 6th ASEAN Schools Games were moved back to Marikina Sports Stadium a couple of days before the start of the games. Below are the schedule of events courtesy of southeastasiansports.blogspot.com: Standy for further updates.

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American Miler Steve Scott battles cancer

Before Alan Webb came along, there was an American miler named Steve Scott.  Steve held the American mile record for 26 yrs (1982 – 2007). At one point, he was the second fastest of all time behind Sebastian Coe when … Continue reading

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RIP Mbulaeni Mulaudzi

A half miler world champion from South Africa met an untimely death last October 25. Mbulaeni Mulaudzi, South Africa’s most successful 800m athlete of all time, succumbed to injuries sustained in a car crash near Johannesburg. Mulaudzi, who was only … Continue reading

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Rita Jeptoo rules Chicago, unbeaten in 4 marathons

Rita Jeptoo carried on a Kenyan women champion’s tradition of repeating as winners the following year. Rita Jeptoo defended her 2013 Chicago title by winning this years edition with a clocking of 2:24:35 yesterday, October 12.  She followed the footsteps … Continue reading

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Kipchoge wins Chicago Marathon, Bekele 4th

2003 5,000m World Champion Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya won the 2014 Chicago marathon with a 2:04:11 timing.  He led a 1-2-3 Kenyan finish but won a comfortable 17 second lead over Sammy Kitwara. Pre-race favorite Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia checked … Continue reading

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Men’s Steeplechase: Ulboc 9th

First time Asiad participant Christopher Ulboc finished 9th and last in the 3,000m steeplechase at the 2014 Asian Games.  Ulboc registered a 9:21.63, far off from his 9:01 set in the 2013 SEA Games where we won the gold medal.  … Continue reading

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Asian Games: Athletics Day 3 Medal Tally Update

After three days of athletics competition, China has led the way with 6-7-4 gold-silver-bronze medal haul.  They were followed by Qatar’s 5-0-1, then Bahrain’s 3-5-1. China’s golds came from Changrui Xue (mens pole vault), Zhen Wang (mens 20k walk), Yongli … Continue reading

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Trivia: Who has the longest reign in one event at the Asiad?

Answer: Japanese hammer thrower Shigenobu Murofushi. Shigenobu first won the Asian Games hammer throw competitions in 1970, then successfully defended it in 1974, 1978, 1982 and 1986 for a total of 5 Asian Games editions.  Not only that, in 1966, … Continue reading

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