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Friday, February 18, 2011

Superfan Daily: What's On The Weekend

Indoor Track
The Aviva Indoor Grand Prix, an IAAF Indoor Permit meet, will be held on Saturday in the English city of Birmingham.
Meet website / Runnerspace page
Schedule and start lists
IAAF preview / Athletics Weekly preview

The 35th Hochsprung mit Musik (High Jump with Music) will be held on Saturday in the German city of Arnstadt.
Meet website

Many European countries are holding their national championships this weekend: Russia (in Moscow through Friday), Poland (in Spala on Saturday and Sunday), Greece (in Athens on Saturday and Sunday), Finland (in Helsinki on Saturday and Sunday), Hungary (Budapest on Saturday and Sunday), Spain (in Valencia on Saturday and Sunday), France (in Aubiere on Saturday and Sunday), and the Czech Republic (in Prague on Saturday and Sunday) and many more.

The only college meet this weekend that could reasonably be called “major” is the Big East Championships, held in Akron on Saturday and Sunday.
Meet website / Runnerspace page
LIVE webcasts begin at 11 AM Saturday and 8:30 AM Sunday at
Preview / Live results

Other conference championships

All the rest

Cross Country
The toughest national championship meet in the world, the Kenyan Cross Country Championships, will be held in Nairobi's Uhuru Gardens on Saturday.  The meet is also an IAAF Cross Country Permit event.  Teams will be chosen for the African and World Cross Country Championships.
IAAF preview / KBC preview / Daily Nation preview

Road Racing
The Yokohama Women's Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, will be run through the Japanese city on Sunday (Saturday night in the USA).
Race website / Runnerspace page
LIVE webcast at 10:00 PM EST Saturday at Keyhole TV
Japan Running News preview

The Ohme 30 km will be run through the Japanese city on Sunday.
Meet website

The Djibouti International Marathon will be run through that nation's capitol city on Friday.

Outdoor Track
The first Athletics Kenya outdoor track meeting of the year will be held on Friday in Nairobi.

The Porritt Classic, an Athletics New Zealand Grand Prix meet, will be held on Saturday in Porritt Stadium in Hamilton.
Schedule / Start lists

The Ben Francis Invitational will be held on Saturday in the Jamaican city of Clarendon.

The first meet in the Yellow Pages Series will be held on Saturday in the South African city of Potchefstroom. Caster Semenya will return to action in this meet.
Schedule and start lists preview

The Briggs Athletic Classic, the second meet in the Athletics Australia Tour, will be held on Sunday in the Tasmanian city of Hobart.
Meet website / Start lists
Runner's Tribe preview

Race Walking
The Australian 20k Championships, the first event in the IAAF Race Walking Challenge, will be held on Saturday in Hobart.
IAAF preview

Track on TV and the Web
Endurance, 2:35 AM and 12:15 PM Saturday on Showtime Family Zone
Yokohama Women's Marathon live webcast, 10:00 PM Saturday at Keyhole TV
Big East Championships live webcast, 11:00 AM Saturday at
Big East Championships live webcast, 8:30 AM Sunday at
Bud Greenspan Presents: Beijing 2008 - America's Olympic Glory, 5:45 PM Sunday on Showtime Family Zone

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