Showing posts from March, 2007

Frankie gets German team role

Namibian sprint legend Frankie 'the flash' Fredericks has been named consultant for German men’s national sprint team, according to the IAAF.

"The 200m World Champion from Stuttgart in 1993, who has won four silver medals at the 100m and 200m at the Olympics (1992 and 1996), partly lives in Germany.

"Jürgen Mallow, Germany’s national athletics coach, said that Fredericks was asked to especially help the German sprint relay team.

"Fredericks will already be present during a weekend training camp of the national sprinters this Saturday (24) and Sunday (25) in Dortmund.

"He will cooperate with national coaches Klaus Jakobs, Ronald Stein as well as Michael Corucle, who is the coach of Tobias Unger."

Mombassa beckons

Ethiopia aims for unprecendented record as the 35th IAAF World Cross Country Championships, kicks off in Mombasa, Kenya next week (24 March) IAAF Chris Turner wrote under the headlines 'The spectre of Ethiopian brilliance hangs over Kenya’s Mombasa ambitions' "Given the recent history of the World Cross Country Championships, the entry of the 2006 Fukuoka champions Kenenisa Bekele (two titles – men’s short and long course), Tirunesh Dibaba (women’s long course), and Gelete Burka (women’s short course) will have tempered all but the most optimistic of the 1.15 million citizens of this Indian Ocean seaport from making preparations to celebrate home victories on 24 March."Understandably, Kenyans want to celebrate the occasion of their hosting of the World Cross Country Championships which will be the first occasion on which Kenya will host an IAAF World Athletics Series event.
"For a country which since the late 1960s has been at the forefront of long distance runnin…

Kamar's dollars

Kenyan Steven Kamar has led his team Kericho to overall victory in the Standard Chartered'sGreatest Race on Earth’ (GROE) 2006/07 and a US$400,000 first prize, after winning the final leg of the series in Hong Kong.

Kamar won the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon, the final leg of the four-marathon team relay series, in 2:17:03 to overturn a 44 second deficit on previous leaders Marathon Centre Kericho, lifting his team into first place with a cumulative time of 9:08:41.