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Graig Mottram voor stadionrecord Gateshead

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Graig Mottram moet baanrecord 3000 mtr Gateshead verbeteren

Craig Mottram the reigning IAAF World Cup 3000 metres champion has been set a record-breaking task at this years Norwich Union British Grand Prix.The 25-year-old Australian has been asked to smash Brendan Fosters 21-year-old stadium record when Gateshead hosts the IAAF Super Grand Prix meeting on June 11.

Harde wind
Mottram currently altitude training in the United States, will today accept the challenge of attacking Fosters then world record time of seven minutes 35.2seconds.Fosters performance by current day standards is no longer exceptional – but the normally windy conditions at the northeast venue, have seen all previous attempts badly falter.Kenenisa Bekele the world 5000m and 10000m record-holder, was the last athlete to fail in the attempt.But the cold and swirling wind, slowed the outstanding Ethiopian whose best is 7:30.67, to a time of 7:41:31, as the elements were once again the winner.

Samen met McCormick
“Craigs a great admirer and a good friend of Bren, so there is a really friendly incentive for him to crack the record,” said Nic Bideau, confirming Mottrams participation.Mottram last summers World 5000m bronze medallist has a personal best of 7:37.30, but his rise in stature since achieving that time four-years ago, puts him in the frame to succeed.
Local runner Nick McCormick is being lined-up to head the British challenge, in a race which will renew their rivalry from last months Commonwealth Games.The pair met in the Games 1500m final, where pre-race favourite Mottram who after earlier winning the 10000m silver medal, placed ninth after falling.McCormick who finished fifth, said: “It would be fantastic to run against that calibre of athlete as it will give me a chance to run a fast time.”The 24-year-old Geordie was a temporary training partner of Mottram during his lengthy stay in Melbourne and greatly respects the worlds best non-African 5000m performer. “The way Craig runs means it will feel more like a very hard workout rather than a race and Ill need something like that at the start of the season to get things going.”McCormick switched to the 3000m event after the Emsley Carr mile was transferred for development purposes to the Norwich Union International match in Birmingham on August 19-20.
“Instead we want to give as many Britons as possible the opportunity of achieving early season European Championships 1500m qualifying time and have added this race to the programme,” said a meeting spokesman.

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Graig Mottram voor stadionrecord Gateshead

26 april 2006 (0 reacties)

Bekele faalde in Gateshead


Graig Mottram moet baanrecord 3000 mtr Gateshead verbeteren

Craig Mottram the reigning IAAF World Cup 3000 metres champion has been set a record-breaking task at this years Norwich Union British Grand Prix.The 25-year-old Australian has been asked to smash Brendan Fosters 21-year-old stadium record when Gateshead hosts the IAAF Super Grand Prix meeting on June 11.

Harde wind
Mottram currently altitude training in the United States, will today accept the challenge of attacking Fosters then world record time of seven minutes 35.2seconds.Fosters performance by current day standards is no longer exceptional – but the normally windy conditions at the northeast venue, have seen all previous attempts badly falter.Kenenisa Bekele the world 5000m and 10000m record-holder, was the last athlete to fail in the attempt.But the cold and swirling wind, slowed the outstanding Ethiopian whose best is 7:30.67, to a time of 7:41:31, as the elements were once again the winner.

Samen met McCormick
“Craigs a great admirer and a good friend of Bren, so there is a really friendly incentive for him to crack the record,” said Nic Bideau, confirming Mottrams participation.Mottram last summers World 5000m bronze medallist has a personal best of 7:37.30, but his rise in stature since achieving that time four-years ago, puts him in the frame to succeed.
Local runner Nick McCormick is being lined-up to head the British challenge, in a race which will renew their rivalry from last months Commonwealth Games.The pair met in the Games 1500m final, where pre-race favourite Mottram who after earlier winning the 10000m silver medal, placed ninth after falling.McCormick who finished fifth, said: “It would be fantastic to run against that calibre of athlete as it will give me a chance to run a fast time.”The 24-year-old Geordie was a temporary training partner of Mottram during his lengthy stay in Melbourne and greatly respects the worlds best non-African 5000m performer. “The way Craig runs means it will feel more like a very hard workout rather than a race and Ill need something like that at the start of the season to get things going.”McCormick switched to the 3000m event after the Emsley Carr mile was transferred for development purposes to the Norwich Union International match in Birmingham on August 19-20.
“Instead we want to give as many Britons as possible the opportunity of achieving early season European Championships 1500m qualifying time and have added this race to the programme,” said a meeting spokesman.

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