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News From Around the World - EME NEWS (AUG 08, 2017)

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QUOTE OF THE DAY - Renaud Lavillenie: "I cheered for Bosse, it helped me to keep my motivation. I am very proud for him. We are competing at the best level, enjoying ourselves and showing emotions - that is why we love this sport.”

Kerron Clement: Chasing History, Olympic Champion seeking unprecedented 3rd 400m hurdles Gold!

Written by Dave Hunter, RunBlogRun.com.

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You know that you are with one of the finest athletes in the world when you watch Kerron Clement. After the London DL, I spoke to Kerron at dinner and complemented him in his race and his finish. He smiled and told me that he runs himself into shape, and that he would be ready for London.

Five things to watch on day five – IAAF World Championships London 2017

Written by IAAF.

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1 Men’s 400m  - When Wayde van Niekerk opened his European season with an effortless-looking 43.62 at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Lausanne, few would have bet against him winning here. But in his next race, Isaac Makwala pushed him all the way in Monaco as Van Niekerk narrowly won, 43.73 to 43.84. The challenge was on; the next chapter will be played out here.

Past Champions and World Record-Holders Return to Chicago as Race Ambassadors to Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon

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Jones, Khannouchi, Ndereba and Radcliffe all set world records on the iconic Chicago Marathon course. Kastor, a multi-time American record-holder and an Olympic bronze medalist, is the last American woman to have captured the Chicago crown - CHICAGO – The Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced today that running legends and past champions Steve Jones (1984, 1985), Khalid Khannouchi (1997, 1999, 2000, 2002), Catherine Ndereba (2000, 2001), Paula Radcliffe (2002) and Deena Kastor (2005) will return as race ambassadors to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 8.

Simpson claims silver in dramatic women’s 1500

Written by USATF.

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LONDON -- With another astounding stretch run, Jenny Simpson earned her fourth global medal in the women’s 1,500 meters Monday night at Queen Elizabeth Stadium. Going from fourth to second by zipping down the inside rail in the final meters, the 2011 world champion, 2013 silver medalist and 2016 Olympic bronze medalist claimed the silver medal at the IAAF World Championships, further establishing her as one of the most brilliant and consistent championship runners of her era.