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July 22, 2014

Pole Vault Record -Three Doping Cases

  It was a mixed weekend for Greek track and field, since katerina Stefanidi matched the national record in pole vault, Europe as far, together with the Greece’s shotput champion; three Greek athletes were confirmed to have used performance-enhancing drugs.

Katerina Stefanidi Pole Vault Record-Three Doping Cases

Stefanidi cleared 4.71 meters at the IAAF Diamond League meeting held in Monaco, to match the national record hit by Nicole Kyriakopoulou which was registered in August of 2011.

Having completed third in the event, Stefanidi matched Europe’s leading performance by Lisa Ryzih of Germany. This prefigures at the forefront of the European championship which will be held in Zurich!

Likely to get a two-year ban, the Greek track and field federation has broadcasted that sprinters Theopistos Mavridis and Grigoria Keramida, together with shot put champion Michalis Stamatoyiannis have failed a doping test and are suspended from action pending their hearing.

June 5, 2014

World Champion Tyson Gay Returns Diamond League meet

Filed under: Latest Sports News,Track and Field Champion — Tags: , — tracknfield @ 1:59 am

  American track and field sprinter, 100m and 200m world champion Tyson Gay is all set to return from a one-year outlaw at the Diamond League meeting in Switzerland in July.

Tyson Gay

  After testing positive for a proscribed anabolic steroid, gay was suspended in May. His suspension predating to June 2013, the date he tested positive at the US World Championship trials, permitting his comeback in Lausanne.

  Gay said: “Lausanne has always been one of my favorite meets and I’m thrilled to have it be my opening meet.”
Tyson gay, who is 31 years old, will contest in the 100m in opposition to American rival Justin Gatlin, who was given a four-year prohibition after failing a doping test in 2006.

  Gay was forced to return all the silver medals he won in the 4x100m relay at the London Olympics in 2012. He also won gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m at the 2007 World Championships.

April 20, 2014

Matt Pyatt Best Record at London Marathon 2014

In London Marathon, Walpole St Andrew Matt Pyatt recorded his terrific hour’s which was 4th marathon in 18 months.
He has already a magnificent best time of 2 hours 40 minutes and 49 seconds. But the pyatt’s self encouragement and training made him to finish 166th overall about 35,600 runners.

matt pyat best record

Matt Pyatt oversees his own personal best time of 2 hours 39 minutes and 1 second and beat his previous best time by 1 minute 48 second .
Now Matt Pyatt aspires to break from marathon for a year. He procures a championship entry for the next 2 London marathons and also a free entry to the Edinburgh marathon.
In 2013, Friskney Half Marathon he got 1st place by 1 hour 15 minutes and 19 seconds. In 2014 Friskney Half Marathon he got 1st place by 1 hour 14 minutes and 17 seconds.

April 7, 2014

Scottish Athletic Prominent Lee McConnell Announced Her Retirement

Filed under: Sports News — Tags: , , , — tracknfield @ 2:06 am
Scottish Athlete Lee McConnell announced retirement

Scottish Athletic Prominent Lee McConnell Announced Her Retirement

The Scottish athletic prominent, Lee McConnell announced her retirement from athletics.

She said about her retirement, when she was in pregnant. She made the decision to continue with training through and in post pregnancy, but now she reached the decision to end up her career as a professional athlete.

Lee McConnell’s 12 years career in athletes, she won major championship medals than other Scottish athlete’s history. She’s a triple Olympian, and completed Athens and Beijing Olympics; she has been ranked regularly in the world’s top ten 400m runners.

Lee McConnell’s has competed for Scotland, Great Britain and Europe.

In last 11 years she has been qualified for every major outdoor championship, competing in individual 400m and 400m Hurdles. She broke onto the scene in 2002, at the Manchester Commonwealth Games winning a silver medal in individual 400m and in the same year she wins the bronze in the European Championships and finish 4th place in the world cup, whilst representing Europe.

In young age she loves to participate in sports. When she before being captured by athletics at the age of 13. She competed in swimming, volley ball, net ball and figure skating.

In 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, winning performance of Sally Gunn ell’s passion and determination shown by Derek Redmond – that initially inspired her.

In 2000, she starts her athletics career in High Jumper and she won medals at UK Championships, achieves a personal best of 1.88.

Initially she dreamed of making the Sydney Olympics in 2000 as a High Jumper but unfortunately that dream didn’t come true.

The women’s 400m gave her a new dream. In Sydney Olympics, the Australian athletes Cathy Freeman won, but the actual performances of the British athletes Katherine Merry and Donna Fraser who’s inspired her to switch into the 400m.

Lee McConnell’s Achievements:

Year Competition Venue Place Distance
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester,England 2nd 400 metres
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 3rd 400 metres
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 3rd 4×400 m relay
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 3rd 4×400 m relay
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne,Australia 3rd 400 m hurdles
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 3rd 4×400 m relay
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 3rd 4×400 m relay
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 2nd 4×400 m relay

March 12, 2014

USA Team – IAAF World Half Marathon Championships 2014


A team of ten athletes will be representing team USA at the IAAF/AL Bank World Half Marathon Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark, March 29, USATF

Having set a record of 1:01:49 at the USA Half Marathon Championships by Josphat Boit who finished third followed by   Tyler Pennel fourth in 1:01:44 and Matthew Llano crossed the line in fifth (1:01:47).

Lauren Kleppin being the runner-up in USA Half Marathon Championships this year, the finishing time was1:12:12.  Caitlin Comfort also turned crossing in 1:12:16.

Having competed in the first event of the year Annie Bersagel managed to finish on a high note last year with 2:30:53 in the USA Women’s Marathon Championship.

 The competition will be commencing at 6:30 a.m. ET with the women’s half marathon, whereas the men’s race begins at 6:55 a.m. ET.

 Team USA Roster – 2014 IAAF/AL Bank World Half Marathon Championships


Josphat Boit – Mammoth Lakes, Calif.

Tyler Pennel – Blowing Rock, N.C.

Matthew Llano – Flagstaff, Ariz.

Shadrack Kiptoo – Folsom, Calif.

Fernando Cabada – Boulder, Colo.

Team Manager – Peter Henkes


Annie Bersagel – Victoria, Minn.

Lauren Kleppin – Mammoth Lakes, Calif.

Caitlin Comfort – Madison, Wisc.

Wendy Thomas – Windsor, Colo.

Clara Santucci – Dilliner, Pa.

Team Manager – Colleen De Reuck

January 16, 2014

Usain Bolt to get into track at Golden Spike in June again

Usain Bolt to get into track at Golden Spike in June again

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Competing again at the Golden Spike in Ostrava on June 17, Usain bolt has yet to come to a decision whether to run the 100 or 200 meters.

In the previously said note, bolt has stated that his goal for the year is to break his own 200 world record of 19.19 seconds.

Looking forward to good weather and good performances in 2014, Ostrava is a fast track he adds.

The six-time Olympic champion will contest for the seventh time at the rally, which is part of the IAAF World Challenge series.

January 7, 2014

Usain Bolt Elevates his Target to Set a New Record

Widely regarded as the fastest person ever, the Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt targets to break his own 200-meter world record of 19.19 seconds for 2014


Bolt says “hopefully everything will go well with training and I can go out there and break a world record … it’s all about not getting injured this season.”

Having won the 100; the 200 and the 4×100-meter relay at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and again at preceding year’s London Games. He has also won gold before repeating that feat in Moscow in August.

Having said that he adds that he plans to retire in 2017, and would like to go to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 but only as a spectator

December 18, 2013

Andy Murray: Not at all easy to come back from injury

Filed under: Latest Sports News,Tennis News — Tags: — tracknfield @ 12:50 am

The Wimbledon champion, having admitted that coming back from injury is not as easy thing to do; Andy Murray is looking forward to make his revisit to the track.


Having named as the famous BBC Sports Personality of 2013, he has undergone an operation on a taxing back injury in the month of September. Forced to overlook the rest of the season together with the ATP World Tour Finals at London’s O2 field, he was due to make his return at a trade fair event in Barbados last month, however with the event being rescinded, Murray is due to stride against court and into spirited action for the initial time as he went under the knife at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi on Boxing Day.

Murray has stated that he will be under training and rehab on a regular basis and continue to do so until before Christmas to have a positive upshot. In addition he has also said that “Getting back to playing competitively is the next step in his preparations for the new season, which starts for him at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship.”

Furthermore, in his first match he will be taking on world No. 8 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga featuring the top two players in the world Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

Sources say that Murray is eager to see how he will fare in opposition to the established names in his efforts to completely recuperate.

“Coming back from injury is never easy and the line-up this year is so strong but it’s exactly the test I need to see where my game is at. I’m looking forward to being part of what is always a great tournament,” he said.

September 23, 2013

Kettle Bells- Fitness Trend

Sports, it is all about endurance! Strength and stamina being a vital factor, fitness is the key. Athletes performing track and field events need great stamina that will keep them moving. Consequently, athletes concerned with these types of events ought to work firm on their fitness throughout their life. If you are an athlete then it is a must that you enhance your resistance, strength, and flexibility along with agility. Fitness equipments play a major role here.

Kettle bells being one of the great fitness equipments its role in an athlete’s life is life-changing. This equipment can perform quite a few tasks that make an athlete fit.

It is fitness equipment that provides a comprehensive training solution that no other fitness tool can offer. Following are some of the pros of using it.


  • Full body workout
  • Flexibility
  • Strength
  • Power
  • Weight loss

The equipment endows with a variety of workout routines that dumbbells cannot carry out. Reinforcing your muscles, it gives a vigorous strength that will strengthen your ligament. Scale up your level of fitness by using quality kettle bells which can give you superior power.

August 2, 2013

Canada Athletes List for Moscow World Track and Field Championship

Canada Athletes List for Upcoming World Track and Field Championship has been announced which is going to be held from August 10 to 18 at Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow.

Canadian team will be lead by Dylan Armstrong (Senior Shot Putter) and Derek Drouin (Summer Olympic bronze medalist) in that event.


Derek Drouin won bronze medal in high jump at Last Landon Summer Olympics and Dylan Armstrong won silver medal in shot put throw at Last year’s world championship.

There are 46 person’s roster where 24 are Olympians including Jessica Zelinka who is a heptathlete and Damian Warner who is a decathlete, Michael Mason (High Jumper) etc.

Here is the statement of Athletics Canada high performance director Scott MacDonald from CBC Website:

“Our objective is to improve on the medal count and top-eight finishes we had at the 2012 Olympic Games,” “London saw a new generation of athletes stepping forward. In Moscow we are looking for those young athletes to take it to the next level by advancing through to finals, and to veterans to help lead the way to the podium.”

List of Canadian Roster

Athlete Event Hometown
Mohammed Ahmed 10,000 metres St. Catherines, ON
Dylan Armstrong Shotput Kamloops, BC
Shawnacy Barber Pole vault Toronto
Karine Belleau-Beliveau 800 metres Montreal
Khamica Bingham 4×100 metres Toronto
Melissa Bishop 800 metres Eganville, ON
Nathan Brannen 1,500 metres Cambridge, ON
Aaron Brown 100 metres / 4×100 metres Toronto
Alicia Brown 400 metres / 4×400 metres Ottawa
Shai-Anne Davis 4×100 metres Vancouver
Derek Drouin High jump Corunna, ON
Krista Duchene Marathon Brantford, ON
Evan Dunfee 50-km race walk Richmond, BC
Sam Effah 100 metres Calgary
Crystal Emmanuel 200 metres / 4×100 metres Toronto
Sultana Frizell Hammer throw Perth, ON
Alex Genest Steeple chase Lac-aux-Sables, QC
Inaki Gomez 20-km race walk Vancouver
Tremaine Harris 200 metres Markham, ON
Matthew Hughes Steeple chase Oshawa, ON
Kimberly Hyacinthe 200 metres / 4×100 metres Lachenaie, QC
Cameron Levins 5,000 metres / 10,000 metres Campbell River, BC
Oluwasegun Makinde 4×100 metres Ottawa
Lanni Marchant Marathon London, ON
Jenna Martin 4×400 metres Caledonia, NS
Michael Mason High jump Nanoose Bay, BC
Noelle Montcalm 400-metre hurdles, 4×400 metres Windsor, ON
Cheria Morgan 4×100 metres Pickering, ON
Tim Nedow Shot put Brockville, ON
Christabel Nettey Long jump Surrey, BC
Sheila Reid 1,500 metres Newmarket, ON
Dontae Richards 4×100 metres Mississauga, ON
Anthony Romaniw 800 metres Hamlton
Nicole Sifuentes 1,500 metres Winnipeg
Gavin Smellie 100 metres / 4×100 metres Toronto
Brianne Theisen Heptathlon Humboldt, SK
Benjamin Thorne 20 km race-walk Kitimat, BC
Kate Van Buskirk 1,500 metres Toronto
Damian Warner Decathlon London, ON
Justyn Warner 4×100 metres Markham, ON
Rob Watson Marathon London, ON
Sarah Wells 4×400 metres Toronto
Angela Whyte 100-metre hurdles Edmonton
Chris Winter Steeple chase Vancouver
Krista Woodward Javelin Vancouver
Jessica Zelinka 100-metre hurdles London, ON

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