Teenager Charlotte Purdue, again showing her vast potential for the future, was a runaway winner against much more experienced opponents at the SPAR Great Ireland Run in Dublin on Sunday.<br>
The IAAF mourns the loss of Hanji Aoki, Honorary President of Japan AAF (JAAF) and IAAF Honorary Life Vice-President who passed away in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday 30 May due to heart failure. He was 94 years old.<BR>
- When Sentayehu Ejigu of Ethiopia ran 14:47.62 to win the Boston Indoor Games 5000m on 7 February, only three women in history had ever run faster over the distance. Although some fast times have since bumped Ejigu down, she remains in the all-time top ten at number six.</P>
– World Marathon record holder Haile Gebrselassie and Olympic Marathon champion Constantina Dita are the marquee attractions for Sunday’s inaugural HBA Great Australian 15km Run in Melbourne.</P>
- Eritrea’s Zersenay Tadese and Lornah Kiplagat of the Netherlands have won the men’s and women’s World Road Running Championship titles in the last two years. While the name of this IAAF World Athletics Series competition has this year reverted back to its previous title of the World Half Marathon Championships, these two runners will be the defending champions in all but name in Rio de Janerio, Brazil, on Sunday 12 October 2008.</P>
New revelation of the Kenyan cross Country production line, Sammy Kitwara, won his third weekend meeting at the fourth KCB/AK meeting of the 2007/08 season in Machakos on Saturday (1).
Twenty years on from her first national track title, Sonia O’Sullivan was racing again at Santry Stadium last Sunday (22). “I thought it might be a fairytale ending,” she said this week. “But unfortunately, someone else had other ideas, so instead of us running 12 laps nice and easily and letting me sprint away round the final lap, I ended up finishing second.”
The Chiba International Ekiden, the first edition of which was held in 1988, will this year be contested on Thursday 23 November, which is a national holiday in Japan.
The International Chiba Ekiden, Chiba, Japan on Thursday 23 November, a national holiday in Japan, is the last athletics event for which Kenya will be fielding a full strength national team before the 2007 IAAF World Cross Country Championships take place in Mombasa, Kenya, next March, and the country's expectations are high for a successful defence of both the men’s and women’s titles in Chiba.
Jonathan Wyatt is the ‘Mr Versatile of the endurance running world. A sub-28 minute 10,000m runner on the track, an accomplished cross country athlete and a Olympic marathoner the 33-year-old Kiwi is a gifted all-round athlete in the privileged position of being able to choose to compete at a high level on a variety of terrains.