NOVEMBER 2006 - VOL. 6, N. 11 (N. 64)
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• USA / Auction of 2007 New York City Marathon spot
If you have ever dreamed of running in the "New York City Marathon" but have been unable to meet the qualifications for guaranteed entrants or have never been picked for the annual open entry lottery, a guaranteed spot in the 2007 "New York City Marathon" is being auctioned off at the annual Silent Auction to benefit the Joan Scarangello Foundation to Conquer Lung Cancer. Established in 2001, Joan's Legacy is named for Joan Scarangello McNeive, a gifted writer, life-long New Yorker and nonsmoker who died at age 47 in after a valiant nine-month fight with lung cancer. Started by her legion of family and friends, Joan's Legacy is now a leading resource in the search for new treatments and a cure for lung cancer, and the end to the smoking-related stigma that plagues victims of the lung cancer diagnosis. With an opening bid set at $1,000, the guaranteed spot at the starting line of the 2007 "New York City Marathon" is one of hundreds of unique items featured at the Silent Auction, to be held during Joan's Legacy's Annual Strolling Supper with Blues & News. Tickets and further information at www.joanslegacy.org/silent.html.
• GERMANY / Dresden marathon results
On October 22nd the "Dresden Marathon" had four men reaching the half in 66:45. Joseph Talam (Kenya) went on to claim the 2:15:26 course record title, with Matthew Serem (Kenya) second in 2:16:19, Oleg Kulkov (Russia) third in 2:17:16, and John Rotich (Kenya) fourth in 2:20:25. Although slowing after an ambitious 75:53 opening half, Olga Glock continued unchallenged to a 2:35:26 victory. An accompanying 10K had Titus Kimani (Kenya) first in a course record 28:51, with Julius Muriuki (Kenya) second in 28:52 and Charles Korir (Kenya) third in 28:54. Reprinted with permission from "Running Stats" (www.runningstats.com)
• ARGENTINA / The greatest adventure in South America
El Paso Futaleufu is the border crossing chosen for this sixth edition of the "Columbia Cruce de los Andes". It is located in South America, between the provinces of Chubut (Argentina) and the Region X (Chile). Adventure runners are eagerly awaiting for each new edition of this race that involves an original and world-class logistic (3 day race, 2 campsites and 100km aproximatedly, distributed in 3 stages). Registrations are already open at www.clubdecorredores.com/carreras_c.php?carrera=34.
• INDIA / Africans outlived others in the Hutch Delhi Half-Marathon
Asim Ghosh, Managing Director of Hutchison Essar, the main sponsor of the race looked at the "Hutch Delhi Half-Marathon" as a project to involve community development than a sporting event. The USD 150,000 prize money event saw its second running on Sunday October 15, 2006. Kenyan Francis Kibiwott, a pre-race favourite with a time of 60:29, played with his compatriots on the streets of Indian capital. Cuthbert Nyasango of Zimbabwe, 15th in the recently concluded 20K world championships at Debrecen, briefly lead the race along with Martine Sulle of Tanzania, second at fabulous "Stramilano" race in Milan this year. At the finish-line Kibiwott (29) had prevailed with a course record of 61:36. Kibiwott, based at the Netherlands with a rich experience from the European running circuit. Nyasango came second at 62:30 while John J. Korir of Kenya took the third place in 63:16. Sulle was seventh with a timing of 63:43. Philip Rugut of Kenya and Irina Timofeyeva of Russia, the winners of the inaugural edition in 2005 with the timings of 61:55 and 70:35 respectively, finished fourth in this year's races for men and women respectively. They clocked 63:33 and 72:11. Lineth Chepkirui upstaged teammate Dire Tune, fourth at this year's IAAF world road racing championships and Ethiopian Erkesso Teyiba, short course bronze medalist in world cross-country championships of 2004, to win the women's race in 70:40. Teyiba, with a personal best of 70:00, eventually finished second at Delhi clocking 71:22 while Tune was third, 13 seconds later. Mr. Suresh Kalmadi, IAAF Council Member and President of Asian Athletics Association flagged off the races while Mrs. Sheila Dixit, Chief Minister of Delhi, gave away the prizes to the winners. Source: www.arrs.net
• CANADA / Newfoundland becomes home to Ironman 70.3
Ironman announced another addition to the Ironman 70.3 Series, the "Newfoundland Ironman 70.3". The new event is scheduled for July 29, 2007 and will serve as an international qualifying event for the Ford Ironman World Championship 70.3 taking place on November 10, 2007 in Clearwater (Usa/Florida). The "Newfoundland Ironman 70.3" will be managed by Wreckhouse Entertainment, a not for profit company established in 1999 with a goal of attracting international events to Western Newfoundland. "The partnership with Ironman demonstrates our commitment to the province - one of the most beautiful places in the world. We look forward to embracing and recognizing those individuals who push their limits", commented Peter Antle of Wreckhouse Entertainment. "In many ways, life in Newfoundland is like an Ironman - each stage brings new challenges and conquering them makes you stronger". Located on North America's east coast, the province of Newfoundland Labrador has garnered a reputation of creativity, strength and determination of its people. The 1.9 kilometer fresh water swim will take place in Deer Lake. The bike (90 kilometers) and run course (21 kilometers) will take athletes through the forested Humber Valley, which is shouldered by the Appalachian Mountain Range and the mighty Humber River. The course offers picturesque views and will include challenging winds throughout the day. "Newfoundland has a long and storied tradition of hosting one of triathlon's premier events in Corner Brook" remarks Steve Meckfessel, Ironman 70.3 Series Director. "The Newfoundland stop will be Canada's inaugural Ironman 70.3 race and will quickly become one of the signature events in the series". Source: www.transitiontimes.com
• FRANCE / Kipruto wins in Reims
On October 15th the "Reims Marathon" presented Noah Serem (Kenya) taking an early lead and enjoying a six-second lead at halfway (65:29). However after Serem expanded his advantage through 30K, Pius Kipruto (Kenya) claimed victory in 2:13:55, with Simon Munyutu (Kenya) second in 2:14:42, Isaac Kiprono (Kenya) third in 2:15:00, Serem fourth in 2:15:33, and Basweti Momanyi (Kenya) fifth in 2:19:42. Martha Komu tuned for "Marseille-Cassis" (two weeks later) with a 2:32:45 dominant women's win. Reprinted with permission from "Running Stats" (www.runningstats.com)
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