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For Immediate Release
6 July 2021
SIMBINE DESTROYS AFRICAN & SOUTH AFRICAN 100M RECORDS
Sprint star Akani Simbine produced a memorable performance on Tuesday night, shattering the national and continental 100m records at the Istvan Gyulai Memorial in Szekesfehervar, Hungary.
He completed the race in 9.84 seconds, outclassing a strong field, with Michael Rodgers of the United States taking second position in 10.00. The 27-year-old African champion demolished his own South African record of 9.89 which he had set in Szekesfehervar in July 2016.
In the process, he also broke the African record of 9.85 which had been set by Olusoji Fasuba of Nigeria in May 2006. Simbine, who finished fifth in the 100m event at the 2016 Rio Olympics, is in his final preparations for the Tokyo Games where he will turn out among the medal contenders over his specialist distance.
“This gives me a lot of confidence,” said Simbine. “We were hoping for something to happen this week. And to break the African record is really great. It’s something we’ve been working towards for a number of years.” The Commonwealth champion had a good day at the office, returning to a win in the 200m B contest in 20.25.
In the men’s 400m, Lythe Pillay finished sixth to clock 45.90 in a race won by 2019 world champion Steven Gardiner of the Bahamas in 44.47, who was followed by USA’s Bryce Deadmon who crossed in 44.58.
“Simbine is in top form and performing in the level of top medal contenders at the Olympics. You can see that he is enjoying what he is doing and that’s a good sign of good things to come. He has not only smashed the African and national records, but also went on to battle and win the 200m race as well. With a few weeks to, we are thrilled that his build up remains on course.
“Our congratulations go to him, coach and his support team. We urge them to keep their focus on the bigger picture, which is a podium finish at the competition in Tokyo,” said James Moloi, the President of Athletics South Africa.
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On form Akani Simbine (seen in file photo) destroyed the African and national records with 9.84 seconds at the Istvan Gyulai Memorial in Szekesfehervar, Hungary. He also won the 200m in 20.25.
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They had stated that she missed four tests between January 2019 and January 2020, but infact, one of the tests in April 2019 precisely could not be counted as such because the doping control officer was confused by the numbered parking spaces at the athlete's apartment block and knocked on the door of a storage room, instead of her apartment.
Because there were no three missed tests within a 12-month period as the last of those whereabouts failure backdated to January 24th, 2020, all the allegations and charges were then dismissed.
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He is just 19years🇺🇬🇺🇬🇺🇬✨⭐
A World Record (WR)!
6 women under 66 mins!
9 under 67 mins!
Never happened before.
Uganda's Jacob Kiplimo, 19, is the World Half Marathon Champion in Gydnia, running a Championship Record (CR) of 58:49 for the title!
His compatriot, Joshua Cheptegei finished 4th in a Personal Best (PB) of 59:21, suffering his first defeat of the season.
Meanwhile behind Kiplimo, Kenya's Kibiwott Kandie finished 2nd in 58:54 as Ethiopia's Amedework Walelegn claimed 3rd in 59.08 (PB).
Aged 32, Haile Gebrselassie in 2006 became the first man to ever run under 7:30 over 3000m, 13:00 over 5000m and 59:00 in the Half Marathon and this he accomplished in 23 months.
Today, Jacob Kiplimo, aged 19 became the 2nd man to ever accomplish that feat and this, he did with all of his 3 races in 2020, all within a space of 39 days!
✓ September 8, Ostrava - 12:48.63 (5000m) PB
✓ September 17, Rome - 7:26.64 (3000m) NR
✓ October 17, Gdynia - 58:49 (21.1km) NR
Congratulations, Joshua Cheptegei.
KING JOSHUA! 👑👑👑
What a race in Valencia! A new world record for 10,000 meters: 26:11.02!
Congratulations, Letesenbet Gidey.
Letesenbet Gidey smashed the world record for 5000 meters! She finished in an incredible time of 14.06.62 minutes!
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Congratulations, Shura Kitata of Ethiopia, the proud winner of the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon. Keep shinning.
Good luck in Valencia, Joshua Cheptegei. Go get that 10k record. Focus. Avoid the distractions.
On my way to Valencia!
Valencia Ciudad del Running NN Running Team
No need to explain anything to anyone, Eliud Kipchoge. The marathon is just what it is. It is a very long race. Many things can go awfully wrong.
This only shows you're human. Just draw the lessons. This is not yet your end. Focus fixing all mistakes and getting better. Watch out for all those distraction from unnecessary media engagements that sap your energy and limit your ability to rest and reflect on your game olan.
Your come back will be stronger than this setback. All the best. You're still our champion and the G. O. A. T.
After 25 kilometers my ear blocked and it couldn't open anymore. But this is how sport is, we should accept defeat and focus for the winning next time.
Thanks for the support.
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"I am feeling well and I am happy to be back. I think the race will be beautiful on Sunday. My message to all fans: please start the race, finish it, feel it and enjoy it. In spirits we are together. Together we can rise up against this COVID-19."
📸 London Marathon
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An unfortunate calf injury has forced Kenenisa Bekele to withdraw from the London Marathon.
"This race was so important to me. My time in Berlin last year gave me great confidence and motivation and I was looking forward to show that again, I have worked so hard for it. I realise many people around the world have been looking forward to this race and I am sorry to disappoint my fans, the organisers and my fellow competitors."
You will prevail in London 2020.
It has been an unusual year but I feel so fortunate to be back in London.
Good luck, Eliud Kipchoge.
Tuffour: I want to make athletics attractive again Multiple African Games and Africa Championships medallist Emmanuel Tuffour says he is back in the country to change the face of athletics after a long sojourn in Europe and America.
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Such a mighty run by Joshua Cheptegei. New 5000m world record.
A NEW WORLD RECORD 5000m FOR Joshua Cheptegei 12:35.36!!! Herculis - Diamond League
It’s on! A special London Marathon featuring only elite athletes will take place on October 4th. It will be a revised course that will still be legal for world record purposes. It will be the much anticipated match up between the two fastest marathoners in history, Kenenisa Bekele (2:01:41) and Eliud Kipchoge (2:01:39.)
Who are you picking?
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