Asafa Powell 50m 5.64s Video U.S Open 2012

>> January 29, 2012

Asafa Powell opened his third Olympic season with an impressive time of 5.64s at 50m in the U.S Indoor Open at New York on 28th January 2012. The 29-year-old who has 9.72 of 100m, however still short 0.08s of the World record (5.56s) held jointly by Donavon Bailey and Maurice Greene. The fastest official time ever recorded at 50m is 5.55s by Ben Johnson in 1987 but it was then annulled due to doping revelations. Below is the official result:

1. Asafa Powell JAM 5.64 WL, PB
2. Nesta Carter JAM 5.67 PB
3. Trell Kimmons USA 5.68 PB
4. Justin Gatlin USA 5.71 PB
5. Kimmari Roach JAM 5.74 PB
6. Daniel Bailey ANT 5.75 PB

VIDEO of Men's 50m U.S Open, NY 2012 (by Orgiv1985)


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Sprint Coach Harun Rasheed Says Goodbye Athletics

>> January 26, 2012

Malaysian renowned sprint coach Harun Rasheed announced his resignation as track and field coach after dedicated his time and effort toward the development of Malaysian track and field for at least three-decade long.

It was explained that he decided to resign to enable him spending more time with family and concentrating on business. He unofficially informed MAAU (now MAU) about retirement after poor performances achieved by his sprinters during 2011 SEA Games.

Back in 1970's he was a successful sprinter, having won medals several times in Malaysia open (MAAU) at 200m and 400m and was part of the 4x400m national team that finished 4th at the 1978 Asian Games in Bangkok. But the most important and memorable moments in his career as an athlete could be when his 4x400m team became the champion at two editions of SEAP / SEA Games (1973 & 1977).

Harun whose best time is 48.7s in the 400m set in 1978 at Jakarta and repeated in Singapore, started coach track and field in early 1980's. He has produced numerous of national record breakers, SEA Games champions and Asian continental's top athletes. Seven out of ten fastest Malaysian female sprinters were among the athletes who trained with him.

Although his sprinters had failed to win individual medal in last year SEA Games, his final-year assignment (2011) as a national sprint coach was considered very successful. Under his guidance, both Malaysian male and female sprinters, Mohd Noor Imran A.Hadi (10.40s) and Norjannah Hafiszah Jamaludin (11.60s) became the fastest in Southeast Asia during 2011 athletics season.

The 57-year-old Kedahan born served as chief coach of national athletics for two years since January 2010.

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Lee Hup Wei Equals Malaysian Indoor Record 2.15m in Ostrava

Lee Hup Wei, the newly crowned SEA Games champion equaled the 18-year-old Malaysian national indoor record after clearing a 2.15m bar in the high jump during "Ostravska Latka" or Czech High Jump Grand Prix in Ostrava on January 24, 2011. Against a strong field of 16, Hup Wei finished in 9th place, registered the mark on his third jump before failing at all attempts of 2.20m.


The event was won by Jaroslav Baba of Czech Republic with a height of 2.29m. On count back after at least 4 jumpers had the same height of 2.23m, second place was given to Romania's Mihai Donisan, while third place shared by Keith Moffatt (USA) and Piotr Sleboda (Poland), leaving Matus Bubenik (Slovakia) in fifth.

Lou Cwee Peng registered the Malaysian indoor record at Toronto Canada  in March 03, 1993.

Meanwhile U.S-based Malaysian marathoner Woo Chan Yew registered a new Malaysian indoor best performance in 5000m after clocking 15:28.30s in an open indoor meeting organized by the Iowa State University open at Iowa, USA, on January 21, 2011. 

Chan Yew who broke K.Baskaran's marathon record (2:29:27) with 2:28:36 at Montreal Marathon in 2010, finished in 3rd in his race.

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Malaysia Athletics Calendar 2012

>> January 14, 2012

Malaysia's Athletics Calendar (2012)
Last Updated at 26.05.2012 (ask for confirmation at- info@adriansprints.com)

JANUARY           COMPETITIONS     VENUE                 
10-12   SUKSES (Closed Meet)  Bukit Jalil KL
15  FTAAA Cross Country  Padang Merbok
FEBRUARY

02   National Cross-country  TBC
18-19  5th Asian Indoor Athletics Championships  Hangzhou CHN 
25   32nd Milo Golden Mile  Kuching
25   Kelantan Road Relays 2012  Kota Bahru
25-26  Ujian Masa-Jarak-Ketinggian  Ipoh
26   Penang Open Cross Country  Teluk Kumbar
MARCH

02-04  Malaysian University Athletics Championships    UTM Skudai 
03-04   Kejohanan Olahraga Remaja Perlis  Kangar
09-11  14th IAAF World Indoor Championships     Istanbul, Turki
11   Half Marathon Menara Condong  Teluk Intan
11   Larian Brooks Half Marathon  Bukit Jalil
11   ASIAN 20KM WALKING CHAMPIONSHIPS  Nomi City JPN
11-13   USM Athletics Championships  USM Penang
18-19   FTAAA All-Comers Meet & Sukma Trials  Bukit Jalil KL
24-25  FTAAA Sukma Trials  MSN Bukit Jalil
24-25   9th Sarawak Junior Athletics Championships  Kuching
24   ASIAN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS  Qingzhen CHN
28-31   Kejohanan Olahraga MSS Sabah  Keningau
APRIL
05-09   Kejohanan Olahraga MSS Perak  Ipoh
08   Sport Excel Run  TBC
09-12  Kejohanan Olahraga MSS Negeri Sembilan  Kuala Pilah
13-15  AUSTRALIAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS IN ATHLETICS  Melbourne AUS
14-15   Kejohanan Jalan Kaki 20km ATM 2012  Lumut
15   PAAA Round The House Relay  Penang
15   Kejohanan Olahraga Daerah Kerian  USM Transkerian
21   Penang Open Relays  USM
21    MAU/Malaysian Athletics Grand Prix 1, 2012  Kuala Lumpur
22    FTAAA Development Programme (Middle-Long)  Bukit Jalil
27-28   Kejohanan Olahraga POA Kedah Zon Selatan  Kulim
28-29  Sabah Open Athletics Championships  Kota Kinabalu
28-29   Perak Juniors / Open Athletics Championships  Ipoh
28-29   HANOI OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS  Hanoi VIE
28-29   Pre-SUKMA Athletics Championships  Kuantan
28-29   Penang Open & Under 17 Championships  Penang
TBC  Kejohanan Olahraga MSS Perlis  Kangar

  
MAY   
02-05  MSSPP State Championships  Penang
06   Borneo International Marathon  Kota Kinabalu
06   Negeri Sembilan Athletics Meet  Seremban
06   Muar International Run  Muar
06  MC Donald Run  TBC
06   ASIAN ATHLETICS GRAND PRIX  I  Bangkok THA
09   ASIAN ATHLETICS GRAND PRIX  II  Kanchaburi THA
11-12   Kedah Open Athletics Meet  Alor Star
12-13   26th FTAAA State Meet  Bukit Jalil
12-13   25th IAAF WORLD RACE WALKING CUP  Saransk RUS
13  ASIAN ATHLETICS GRAND PRIX  III  Nakomratsima THA
18-20   Armed Forces (ATM) Athletics Championships  Lumut
19-20   Johore AAA State Championships (closed)  Johor Bahru 
19 Olahraga 4 Penjuru - KED, PER, PEN, PRK    Ipoh 
22-25 Malaysian Schools Athletics Championships    Kangar
24-25   CHINESE TAIPEI OPEN ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS  Taipei
26-30   PHILIPPINES NATIONAL GAMES (T&F)  Dumaguete PHI
25  Perlis Road Relays Meet Arau
25-26  Kelantan AAA State Championships (closed)    Panji
27   FTAAA Development Programme (Throw)    Bukit Jalil
TBC   Penang Junior (U21) Athletics Championships   USM Penang
JUNE

01   Penang Hill Climb  Penang
09-10  Selangor Open Athletics Championships  Kuala Lumpur
09-12   ASIAN JUNIORS ATHLETICS MEET  Colombo SRI
16-17   MAAU National and Open Championships (NOT CONFIRMED)  Kuala Lumpur
17   FTAAA Development Programme (Walk&Jump)  Bukit Jalil
17  Ipoh International Starwalk  Ipoh
24   Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2012  Kuala Lumpur
30.-01.07   4th ASIAN All-Star Athletics Meet  Almaty, KAZ
TBC   MSN/MILO Perlis Open Athletics Championships  Kangar
JULY

01  Ipoh International Run  Ipoh
01   FTAAA One-Malaysia Road Relays  Kuala Lumpur
01-03   HONG KONG INTER CITY MEET  Hong Kong
01-08   ASEAN Schools Games  Jakarta INA
07-08  Selangor Open Athletics Championships  Bukit Jalil
09-12   XIII SUKMA (Malaysian Games) 2012  Kuantan
10-15   14th IAAF WORLD JUNIORS CHAMPS  Baecelona ESP
14  Kelantan Open Road Walking Championships    Pengkalan Chepa
15   Seremban Half Marathon  Seremban
15   FTAAA Development Programme (Sprints)  Bukit Jalil
14-15  59th Sarawak State Championships  Kuching
21   MAU/Malaysian Athletics Grand Prix II, 2012  Kuala Lumpur
27.-12.8   THE  XXX  OLYMPIC GAMES  !!  London GBR


AUGUST

TBC  Kota Kinabalu International Marathon Kota Kinabalu
   *as usual, limited number of meet during 'fasting month' + 'eid al fitr'  / Hari Raya Puasa (around 20 July - 20 August) ...
25-26  SINGAPORE OPEN TRACK AND FIELD MEET Singapore 

31-Sep03   THAILAND OPEN TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIP  Rangsit THA
SEPTEMBER

01  10th 100Plus Relay Championships    Kuching 
09  FTAAA/MSSKL  Throws, Jumps, Under Distances  Bukit Jalil
09  Johore International Marathon Batu Pahat
16  Kluang International Rum Kluang
16   2nd Taiping International Marathon  Taiping
16  Starwalk Penang 
30  Tanjung Malim 10km    Sepoy Lines 



OCTOBER

06  20th IAAF WORLD HALF MARATHON Kavarna BUL
13  Kota Bahru Run  Kota Bahru
20-21   Perak AAA All-Comers  Ipoh
21  Kuantan City Road Relay Kuantan
NOVEMBER  
TBC  Sandakan 10km   Sandakan 
TBC  2nd Kinabalu International Games (T&F)  Kota Kinabalu
10    Kejohanan Olahraga Luar Musim  Panji
 18    PBIM (Penang Bridge International Marathon)  Penang
24-25   3rd International Combined Event  Bukit Jalil
DECEMBER

15-18    16th ASEAN University Games (T&F)  Vientiane LAO
19    Penang Round The Island Relay  Esplande

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The Rocket Sprint Start, Bud Winter & Jimson Lee

>> January 07, 2012

The 2011 Revised Edition of The Rocket Sprint Start is now available for order! This book was written and  first published in 1964 by the legendary coach, Bud Winter. In 1968 Olympics, his athlete, Tommie Smith has broken the 20s barrier in the 200m. He clocked a time of 19.83s. Before the Olympics, another sprinter he coached has run 19.92s in 200m, nevertheless was not recognized in statistics. Apart from that, his 400m sprinter, Lee Evans takes the Olympic gold in 43.86s, thus becoming the first man to break the 44s barrier in the 400m. At a glance, Bud Winter coached a total of 37 World record holders, 27 Olympians, and 102 NCAA All-Americans.

Background / Content of the book;

This book is broken down in three parts;

1) The original book printed in 1964
--> A careful analysis on Armin Hary's form, taken from hundreds of slow motion pictures of the 1960 Olympic Games, where Hary won the men's 100m final. He revealed seven ways in which his form differed from the rest of the sprinters.


2) Modern sprint start, by Jimson Lee of SpeedEndurance.com
--> Contents;
a) 5 Phases of the 100m sprint
b) Different types of blocks
c) Setting up your blocks
d) Getting into your blocks
e) The "on your marks" position
f) The "set" position
g) Gun and reaction time
h) Drive phase and clearance

3) Comparing the 1960 Rocket Sprint Start to the Jamaican sprinters of 2008
--> Analysis on block spacing, positions at "on your marks", "set", "gun", "pick up", etc.

Click here to order the book.

#Thanks to Jimson Lee, CEO of SpeedEndurance.com for providing me a copy of this book.

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