Sebastian Coe announced he is stepping down from his role with sportswear company Nike to avoid accusations of conflict of interest with his position as President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
He also confirmed he is resigning as chairman of the British Olympic Association after Rio 2016 so he can concentrate on the IAAF, currently embroiled in allegations of serious corruption involving Coe's predecessor Lamine Diack and accusations of widespread doping among top athletes.
Coe also announced that CSM, the marketing and Consultancy Company he heads, will not tender for any contracts that might lead to allegations of conflict of interest.
The Briton made his announcement following a meeting of the IAAF's ruling Council, the first one held in person since he succeeded Diack as President in August.
Coe revealed he had referred both his roles with Nike and CSM to the IAAF Ethics Commission and they had claimed he could have continued in them as long as he was not personally involved in a decision that affected the IAAF.
"But it is clear that perception and reality have become horribly mangled," Coe told a press conference.
"I have stepped down from Nike position I have held for 38 years.
"The noise has become intolerable and a distraction from the 18-hour days that we are working."
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Scraders & Iowa Central Win Region Championship
Kyrah Scraders and her Iowa Central Community College Cross Country teammates swept the 2015 Womenís Region XI Championships with a dominant display at Lakeside Golf Course in Fort Dodge.
Leanne Pompeani led the way for Iowa Central recording the overall win with a 17:52.6 finish. Niki Kirkpatrick ran in a 19:33.7 time for third place and Kamille Kronemann finished fourth with a 19:43.0 time. Tany Wiseman finished fifth with a 19:51.9 time and Angelica Gutierrez finished seventh with a 20:38.0 time. Freshman Scraders finished 17th overall clocking a time of 22:14.1.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
BNAA Cross Country Championships Standings
At the conclusion of the Bermuda National Athletics Associations 2015 Cross Country Series, www.islandstats.com can now bring you the updated Standings.
We can also reveal that there are a few ties which will be decided during the Cross Country National Championships.
Kahzi Sealey and Sancho Smith will battle for winner take all in the Under 12 Boys Division, while Jade Johnston and Tesyah-Mahle Astwood will do the same in the Under 12 Girls Division.
Rajae Whitter is leading the Under 10 Boys Division with 26 points, Elijah Bean was second with 24 points and third place went to Max Reid who had 20 points.
Ramiah Brangman leads the Under 10 Girls Division when she finished with 30 points, while Kayherine Bean-Rosarie finished second with 28 points and Zahriah Outerbridge finished third with 12 points.
Ryan Outerbridgeís win at Chaplin Bay gave him the Under 14 Boys Division lead with 30 points, Iziah Tucker was second with 28 points and Nicolas Pilgrim was third with 20 points.
Selah Tuzo leads the Under 14 Girls Division with 30 points, while Kayla Raymond and Jessie Marshall are level on 26 points in second place.
The Under 17 Boys Division is being led by Quincy Kuzyk with 28 points, while Aaron Jacobs is in second with 26 points, Malik Joell and Max De ste Croix both have 22 points.
Lynsey Palmer leads the Under 17 Girls Division with 28 points, while Mikaela Outerbridge second with 26 points, J'Auna James and Zahra Wilson will battle for third as they both have 16 points.
Akim Johnston convincingly won the Under 20 Boys Division as he has 40 points, second placed Lawrence Fox has 22 points and Charlie Prilgrim has 8 points.
Chayce Smith has 30 points to lead the Menís Open Division, Darico Clarke is in second with 24 points and Chefton Hall is in third with 22 points.
Rose-Anna Hoey has 30 points in the Womenís Open Division, with Tamika Miranda in second with 26 points and Rachael Rothwell is third with 12 points.
Omari Hart has 30 points in the 40-49 Menís Age Group Division , with Scott Neil second with 24 points and Dean Smith has 20 points also with Chris Harris.
Deon Breary is the 40-40 Womenís Age Group Division leader with 30 points, while Lurie Orchid is second with 26 points and Kim Raymond was third with 18 points.
Jordan Ming is heading to New Mexico after he finished 26th out of 150 competing in the USATF Region 1 XC Junior Olympics.
Going into the event Ming knew he had to make the top 30 to be able to advance to the Championship Round.
Ming competed in stage one finishing 20th out of 179, Ming competing in the 4k Run Boys 13-14 Division clocked a Qualifying time of 13:42.61.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Estwanik & Butterfield are Bacardi Champions
Chris Estwanik and Nikki Butterfield are the 2015 Bacardi 8K Road Race Male and Female Champions.
Despite carrying an injury Estwanik outpaced the field to cross the line in a time of 25:54, with Evan Naude finishing second in 28:21 and Spencer Butterfield finished third clocking a time of 29:11.
Butterfield got to the start line just in time to start the race dueled it out with Deon Breary, Butterfield clocked 32:13 finishing 9th, while Breary finished as the 10th runner overall she recorded a time of 32:23 and Victoria Fiddick was the third female finisher and 24th overall with a time of 34:29.
Robert Thomas won the walking race with a time of 54:41, with Howard Williams finishing second clocking 54:48 and Joseph Matthew was third in 56:17.
Rebecca Perry was the first female walker and 4th overall with a time of 56:20, while the second female finisher was Gilda Cann who finished 8th overall with a time of 59:09 and one spot back was Carol Redahan who recorded a time of 59:21.
2015 Bacardi 8K Road Race Top 20 Finishers
25:54:00 Christopher Estwanik 28:21:00 Evan Naude 29:11:00 Spencer Butterfield 29:19:00 Christopher Harris 30:40:00 Corey Brunton 30:48:00 Stan Ong 31:14:00 Neil De Ste Croix 31:26:00 Ronae Burgess 32:13:00 Nikki Butterfield 32:23:00 Deon Breary 32:35:00 Nikki Bascome 32:37:00 Martin Vezina 32:36:00 Warren Miller 33:00:00 Peter Gracey 33:05:00 Mike Schindel 33:15:00 Charlie Withers-Clarke 33:23:00 Aaron Garcia 33:27:00 Jahmai Lottimore 33:35:00 Barrie King 34:07:00 David Gazzard