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Luke Traynor wins Ceske Budejovice Half Marathon – weekly round-up

Luke Traynor wins Ceske Budejovice Half Marathon – weekly round-up

Recent results from the world of the sport, including the British Athletics Mountain Running Challenge and Golden Roof Challenge

Click the links for reports on the Rome Diamond LeagueUK Women’s League Premier Division match in EtonBritish Athletics League Premiership match in Cardiff and the FBK Games in Hengelo, while other recent results can be found below.

Mattoni Ceske Budejovice Half Marathon, Czech Republic, June 2

Scottish athlete Luke Traynor became the first European winner of the race, while Moldovan runner Lilia Fisikovici won the women’s title.

Part of the ‘EuroHeroes’ initiative designed to promote the development of athletics in Europe, the IAAF Gold Label race in the South Bohemian capital drew elite runners from all over the continent.

Traynor won in 63:42 ahead of Ukraine’s Roman Romanenko (64:05), while Britain’s Josh Griffiths was 10th (67:21).

Fisikovici’s winning time was 73:20 ahead of Ukraine’s Olha Kotovska (74:14) as Britain’s Sonia Samuels was fourth (74:55) and Jenny Spink seventh (78:26).

British Athletics Mountain Running Challenge, Sedbergh, June 2

Andy Douglas and Victoria Wilkinson claimed victory at an event which incorporated the trials for the European up and down championships later this month.

Chris Arthur and Emma Gould secured runner-up spots.

In the senior men’s Home International contest, England won by a point ahead of Scotland, while women’s team winners were England ahead of Wales.

Swiss Nationals, Nottwil, June 3

Richard Chiassaro broke the T54 800m world record with his time of 1:30.35, beating athletes including Marcel Hug.

Chiassaro also set a T54 1500m European record of 2:59.48 and won the 400m in 45.23.

“Me and Jen (Jenni Banks – coach) had a plan – we initially went out to try and go sub 1:30. I took the lead early on and managed to kick and make up a gap from the others. I kept pushing and I managed to go one second under the world record; I’m delighted with it,” he said.

“There was always the risk of going out hard and leading the others to a world record instead of me, but I opened up a margin which I managed to hold on to.”

Richard Whitehead set yet to be ratified world records in the new T61 classification over the 200m and 400m. The 400m time of 50.26 was an outright best for Whitehead who last contested the distance in 2011. He clocked 23.93 for 200m.

Hannah Cockroft claimed four victories in the 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m, clocking times of 17.48 (0.1), 30.56 (0.7), 58.07 and 1:57.78 respectively.

Offenburg, Germany, June 2

Andreas Hofmann moved to eighth on the world all-time javelin list with 92.06m to beat world champion Johannes Vetter’s 86.27m.

China’s Liu Shiying won the women’s competition with 64.08m.

Oordegem, Belgium, June 2

Former Olympic and world long jump champion Greg Rutherford opened his season with 7.86m. His fellow Briton Charlie Myers cleared a 5.55m pole vault PB.

Jamie Webb won the 800m in a 1:45.73 PB ahead of Dan Rowden with a 1:45.83 PB, both European Championships qualifying marks.

So Cal Jim Bush Championships, Claremont, California, June 2

Britain’s Jodie Williams ran 11.54 for 100m and 22.77 for 200m – her quickest time since the Rio Olympics.

Golden Roof Challenge, Innsbruck, Austria June 2

Germany’s Paralympic champion Markus Rehm (8.15m) and Ukraine’s Maryna Bekh (6.56m) won the long jump, with Britain’s Jazmin Sawyers third with a best of 6.33m.

Konstantinos Filippidis of Greece (5.55m) and Maryna Kylypko of Ukraine (4.25m) won the pole vault.

Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon, Ireland, June 3

Gary O’Hanlon broke the course record to win in 2:21:09, while Zola Flynn won the women’s race in 2:58:54.

Dartmoor Discovery, Newton Abbot, June 2

Adam Holland of Tavistock AC retained his Dartmoor Discovery (DD) title, storming round the extended 34-mile course in 3:58:43.

Cheltenham Harrier Dave Tomlin, who won the race in 2011, was second, clocking 4:10:00. Ben Mukherjee of the Teignbridge Trotters came third in a time of 4:12:09, which also earned him first place in the M40 category.

Running her first DD, Emily Warren of the Mud Crew Trail Runners, won the women’s race in 4:59:17.

Fellow Mud Crew runner and 2011 winner Diane Roy was second, crossing the line in 5:05:59. Emma Lake of the Erme Valley Harriers came third in 5:13:48.

Chicago, USA, June 2

DeAnna Price improved the US hammer record to 77.65m. Her world-leading mark puts her fifth on the world all-time list.

Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Half Marathon, June 3

Ethiopia’s two-time Olympic and world 5000m champion Meseret Defar won in 68:26 on her return after injury, claiming victory by three and a half minutes ahead of Kenya’s Jane Kibii (72:00).

Kenya’s Titus Ekiru won the men’s race in 61:02 from Olympic marathon silver medallist Feyisa Lilesa (62:18).

Kingston, Jamaica, June 2

Miguel Francis won the 200m in 20.72 (-0.8), while Kemar Bailey-Cole won the 100m in 10.32 (+0.7).

ASICS Stockholm Marathon, Sweden, June 2

Kenya’s Lawi Kiptui won in 2:13:30 from Dominic Kangor (2:16:22) and Stephen Kiplimo (2:17:01). Japan’s Boston Marathon winner Yuki Kawauchi was fourth in 2:22:57.

Mikaela Larsson achieved a home women’s race win in 2:40:28 ahead of Ethiopia’s Beji Bekelu (2:43:55).

World Masters Mountain Running Championships, Zelezniki, Slovenia, June 2

Andrew Davies became the M35 world masters mountain running champion, also helping Great Britain improve on their team bronze medals from 2017 to be crowned as champions this time. Ben Mounsey was the next Briton in fifth followed by Craig Freshwater who finished a credible 16th.

Other success came with a silver medal for Jill Stephen in the W35 category as the Scottish athlete from Hunters Bog Trotters repeated her second place finish from 12 months ago.

» Further coverage and results in the June 7 edition of AW

» Check out our online news section and event reports for more of the latest from the world of the sport

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