• Great Performances Over the Weekend

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 Several indoor competitions all over the world saw outstanding performances over the weekend in many events.

1. Galen Rup shocked the crowd with 3:50.92 Mile in Boston. American distance  star, Galen Rup, who won the silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics in 10,000m race attempted to break Bernard Lagats American record of 3.49.89. Even though Rup fell short 1.03 seconds he became number 5 all time indoor miler in the history.

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 2. The 2013 Glasgow international match between teams USA,GBR,GER, and RUS ended with Russias victory and several world leading results. USAs Duane Solomon clocked a new American Record of 1.15.70 to win the mens 600m race. Kenyan invited athlete Bethwel Birgen ran world leading time in the mens 1500m  3:38.37

.In the womens competition German sprinter Verena Sailer defeated american Carmelita Jeter in the womens 60m Dash clocking 7.16 seconds.

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 3. On Friday January (25) Renaud Lavillenie added 6 more (cm) to his season best mark by winning the pole vault meet in Rouen, (FRA) with a leap of  5.92m. 

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 4. Couple world leads in Russian competitions. First Yekaterina Kupina of Russia ran a new personal best time of 2:00.04 in 800m in the city of Belgograd. While Ukraines mid-distance star Anzela Shevchenko clocked a world leading time of 4:07.65 in 1500m race in St. Petersburg.

 

 5. Five men goes under 2:05 hour mark at the Dubai Marathon. The 23 year old Ethiopian marathon debutant Lelisa Desea was the winner of the 2013 Dubai Marathon (2:04.45). First five men went under 2;05 hour mark. No marathon race in the history has experienced such a quality field.

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 6. 16-year-old American highschooler runs 4:32.78. Bronxville High School junior Mary Cain became the fastest-ever American miler indoors as she clocked a sensational 4:32.78 at the 18th New Balance Games at the Armory Track & Field Center in Upper Manhattan.  Cain is coached by three-time ING New York City Marathon winner Alberto Salazar who is also coach of Mo Farah and Galen Rup. The race was won by Sarah Bowman who ran a world best time of 4:31.61.

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 8. Shmyrko wins Osaka womens Marathon. Ukraines Gamera Shmyrko comming way from behind in the last 800m in the race stole the victory from Japans Kayoko Fukushi, who had 19 second lead at the 40km mark. Shmyrko who finnished 5th at the London Olympics clocked 2:23:58 improving her personal best by 34 seconds. “I almost gave up.  I usually speed up after 30Km but I had little left at that point.  However, I found a reserve with 2km to go,” said Gamera-Shmyrko.

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 9. Elsewhere: Olympic High Jump Champ Russian Ivan Ukhov  with a jump of 2.30m and a win opens seaon in Hustopece High indoor Jump Meet. Olga Kucharenko of Russia continued her win streak with a leap of 6.90m in Volgograd.

 US sprinter Ebonie Floyd ran outstanding times on American soil on Saturday when she ran 400m in 51.82 in the 400m at the Texas AM Mondo Challenge in College Station, Texas.

In the 200m, Jessica Beard took the honours in 23.45 with Floyd second in 23.50 while Tabarie Henry, from US Virgin Islands, won the 400m in 46.30, just ahead of ahead of Quentin Summers who was second in 46.34.

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