Archive for November, 2014

Coe To Become IAAF President?

November 28, 2014 Leave a comment


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Farah Starts Season In Edinburgh

November 27, 2014 Leave a comment

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Mo Farah will do his first cross country race for four years when he returns to the Great Edinburgh Cross Country in January, for the first time since 2011, before he targets the Birmingham indoor Grand Prix.

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BBC Sports Personality Of The Year 2014

November 26, 2014 Leave a comment


December 14, SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow.

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Avery Becomes NCAA Champion

November 24, 2014 Leave a comment


Kate Avery dominated the NCAA Cross Country Championships, becoming the first British athlete to win the title for 25 years, since John Nuttall in 1989. The first British champion was Nick Rose, 40 years ago in 1974. She is the first female national champion in Iona history (in any sport). Her time of 19:31 just missed Sally Kipyego’s 2008 course record by three seconds. Kate finished fourth in this summer’s Commonwealth Games 10000 metres.

1. Kate Avery (Iona) 19:31.6

2. Sarah Disanza (Wisconsin) 19:39.9

3. Emma Bates (Boise State) 19:44.5

1. Edward Cheserek (Oregon) 30:19.4

2. Eric Jenkins (Oregon) 30:23.2

3. Futsum Zienasellassie (Northern Arizona) 30:25.3

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McFarland Movie Premiere

November 22, 2014 Leave a comment


Thursday saw the premiere of the new Kevin Costner film, McFarland, in Terra Haute, Indiana. It tells the true story of a cross country coach in a small California town, who transforms the athletes into championship contenders. The screening was attended by athletes and coaches preparing for today’s NCAA Cross Country Championships, and included a certain Jim Ryun. The film has it’s official premiere in February.

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World Athletics Gala

November 21, 2014 Leave a comment


IAAF Athlete Of The Year

Mutaz Essa Barshim

Dennis Kimeto

Renaud Lavillenie

Valerie Adams

Genzebe Dibaba

Dafne Schippers

And the winners are….Renaud Lavillenie and Valerie Adams.

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Avery Wins NCAA Regional

November 20, 2014 Leave a comment


Britain’s  Kate Avery led Iona Gaels to the NCAA Northeast Regional Cross Country Championship team and individual titles at Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, New York. The NCAA Championships are on Saturday in Terra Haute, Indiana. Last year Kate became the first British woman to win a medal in the NCAA Cross Country Championships when she finished third.

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