Brothers Znamensky Memorial
|Brothers Znamensky Memorial|
|Date||Late June/Early July|
|Event type||Track and field|
The event is held in memory of Georgy(ru) and Seraphim Znamensky(ru), two 1930s Soviet champions in long-distance running who died at 1942 and 1946. Fund-raisers were held for the pair in 1948 and 1949, but it was not until eight years later (in 1958) that an annual competition was established in their honour.
Each edition features memorial races over distances from 1500 metres to 10,000 metres. The event has attracted many high profile runners throughout the decades, from Gaston Roelants and Pyotr Bolotnikov to Kip Keino and Evgeni Ignatov, through to Noureddine Morceli and Daniel Komen. The memorial is a highly international competition: athletes from over 50 countries have reached the podium at the Brothers Znamenskiy meet. The meeting typically features ten events for national level competitors and sixteen events with international fields.
The meeting has held an IAAF status from 2000 onwards. Initially it was part of the IAAF Grand Prix circuit, then became part of the IAAF World Athletics Tour, and it is currently one of the IAAF World Challenge Meetings. The competition was originally in a variety of locations, but following the completion of the Meteor Stadium the event became an annual fixture in Zhukovsky. The current meeting director is Mikhail Butov.
|100 m||10.03||Viktor Bryzhin||Soviet Union||1986|
|200 m||20.20||Robson Caetano da Silva||Brazil||1987|
|400 m||45.27||William Collazo||Cuba||2010|
|800 m||1:43.76||Amine Laalou||Morocco||2010|
|1500 m||3:33.22||Noureddine Morceli||Algeria||1996|
|3000 m||7:37.67||Daniel Komen||Kenya||1997|
|5000 m||13:17.48||Leonard Patrick Komon||Kenya||2008|
|10000 m||27:58.35||Wodajo Bulti||Ethiopia||1988|
|110 m hurdles||13.20||Aleksandr Markin||Soviet Union||1988|
|400 m hurdles||48.08||Derrick Adkins||United States||1995|
|3000 m steeplechase||8:10.59||Roba Gary||Ethiopia||2010|
|High jump||2.33 m||Andrey Silnov||Russia||2010|
|Pole vault||5.91 m||Yevgeniy Lukyanenko||Russia||2008|
|Long jump||8.40 m||Jaime Jefferson||Cuba||1987|
|Robert Emmiyan||Soviet Union|
|Triple jump||17.78 m||Nikolay Musiyenko||Soviet Union||1986|
|Shot put||21.79 m||Sergey Smirnov||Soviet Union||1986|
|Discus throw||68.06 m||Lars Riedel||Germany||1995|
|Hammer throw||84.58 m||Yuriy Sedykh||Soviet Union||1986|
|Javelin throw||88.90 m||Alexandr Ivanov||Russia||2003|
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- Nickolai Dolgopolov and Rostislav Orlov (2005-06-24). Brothers Znamensky Memorial celebrates its 50th Anniversary. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-07-04.
- Nickolai Dolgopolov and Rostislav Orlov (2009-07-05). Borzakovskiy beats the cold and rain in Zhukovskiy. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-07-04.
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