Many thanks to Victor Sailer of PhotoRun, best cameraman in the sport, for providing pics of Edna Kiplagat (Nike) winning today’s EDP Lisbon Half-Marathon, along with Irvette van Zyl (adidas) in 10th, Paula Todoran (adidas) in 17th, and Ionela Dinca in 18th. (As always, all rights reserved by PhotoRun, Inc.)
A strong contingent of women out of our adidas Romania Development Program competed at Saturday’s Cupa Romanei Cros meeting in Baile-Felix, Romania, which doubled as the selection race for this winter’s SPAR European Cross-Country Championships. Paula Todoran (CSM Zalau) and Cristiana Frumuz (CSU Galati) locked in spots on the team with their 4th and 5th place finishes, respectively. Right behind them Elena Moaga (CS Pandurii Trgu-Jiu) took 6th and Alina Petrescu (CS Rapid Bucuresti) 7th, with Roxana Duta (CS Unirea Alba Iulia) in 12th and Alina Boholtan (CS Unirea Alba Iulia) 15th.
In the 4-kilometer junior women’s race, Madalina Florea (CSS Sighisoara) took second place, also thereby earning a spot for the European Championships.
And the one of our program’s new athletes, Liliana Danci (CS Olimpia Bucuresti), won the 6-kilometer youth title.
The 2011 SPAR European Cross-Country Championships will be held in Velenje, Slovenia, on December 11th. Before that, Paula and Cristiana will also represent Romania at the Chiba International Ekiden in Japan on November 23rd.