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Boston Marathon affects latest World Rankings

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The latest All-Athletics.com World Rankings have been released. This week the biggest effect came from the Boston Marathon.

Men’s winner Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot of Kenya moved from 28th to the 6th position, while Ethiopian Tekesde Kebede, who was second in Boston, went from 24th to 13th place.

Winner of the women’s race, Teyba Erkesso of Ethiopia, improved from 17th to the 8th rank. Thanks to her silver medal position in Boston, Russian Tatyana Pushkareva rash from the 129th to the 33rd position.

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World record holder Yelena Isinbayeva taking a break

Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayevaat the Golden Gala in Rome PHOTO/James Davis/Allsports

Pole vault great Yelena Isinbayeva is taking an indefinite break but insists she will try for a third straight Olympic gold medal at London in 2012.

The Russian world-record holder has been considering resting since leaving the world indoor championships last month in Qatar without a medal.

“A break from competing is absolutely necessary for me,” Isinbayeva said in a statement on Saturday. “After more than eight years of very hard training and competing at the highest levels both indoors and outdoors each year I need to step back in order for my body to properly recover. It is my full intention to continue training and keep myself fit.”

Isinbayeva, who has broken the indoor and outdoor marks 27 times, hasn’t ruled out returning for the European championships in Barcelona in July.

“At this moment I cannot exactly say when I will return to competitions,” she said. “I have not completely ruled out the entire summer circuit or the European championships in Barcelona.

“Nothing has changed with my long-term goals, which includes the 2011 and 2013 world championships and the Olympic gold in London 2012.”

Kirani James Runs 45.02CR To Win CARIFTA GAMES 400m Title

As expected Grenadian Kirani James destroyed his competitions to win the U20 boys 400 metres dash at the XXXIX CARIFTA GAMES in the Cayman Islands on Saturday with a record run.

James clocked a personal best and championship record of 45.02seconds to win by almost 40m over the trailing field.

Finishing second was Trinidad and Tobago’s Deon Lendore, at 46.59, with Jamaica’s Jermaine Gayle taking third in 46.80.

Bahamian Shaynae Miller won the girls’ U17 with a championship record of 53.36.

Lennox Williams of Jamaica clocked 48.01 to win the U17 boys race.

Earlier in the day, Barbadian young star Akela Jones and Jamaica’s Chad Wright set records in the field events.

Jones, just 14-years-old, established a new record for the girls’ U17 High Jump with a 1.85m effort, while Wright left it late to capture the boys’ U20 Discus with a massive effort of 63.11m.

By Gary Smith, World-Track

All-Athletics.com Analysis: Zürich on top – USA, France, Germany are the most active

All-Athletics.com summarizes some interesting facts about the Invitational/One-day outdoor competitions and about the outdoor Special competitions in 2009.

Top-3 Invitational/One-day competitions in the World in 2009:

Zürich Weltklasse (Switzerland)
Roma Golden Gala (Italy)
Monaco Herculis (Monaco)

Nr.1 Outdoor special competition in the World in 2009:

Halle Hallesche Erdgas-Werfertage (Germany)

The analysis that is published on All-Athletics.com includes:

  • Nr.1 Invitational/One-day competitions in 2009 in Africa, in North and Central America, in Oceania, in Asia and in South America
  • Nr.1 Invitational/One-day competitions in 2009 in several countries
  • Number of the Invitational/One-day competitions per countries that are ranked in the Top-100 in the World (special competitions not included)
  • Number of the outdoor Special competitions per countries that are ranked in the Top-100 special competitions in the World

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