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Day 2: LRC Women’s 5,000: Ethiopians Alemitu Heroye & Alemitu Hawi Go 1-2 And Crush The Field Heroye and Hawi used a 4:45 second 1,600 to break the field and ran away with this one, finishing 33 seconds ahead of the bronze medallist, Agnes Jebet Tirop of Kenya. Maggie Schmaedick of the USA & Oregon was 12th and missed her PR by less than a second.
100m:Upsets Take Place In Men’s And Women’s 100: HSer Kendal Williams, An FSU Commit, Beats NCAA Champ Trayvon Bromell Of Baylor As USA Goes 1-2 In Men’s 100 ; Great Britian’s Dina Asher-Smith Crushes Field And USA’s Kaylin Whitney, Who Got Bronze Williams was the only person in the field to set a PR into the headwind as he ran 10.21 to Bromell’s 10.28. Japan’s Yoshihide Kiryu was third in 10.34. On the girls side, the .16 margin of victory was the 2nd biggest in history as Whitney, who ran 11.10 at the US Trials, only ran 11.46. Asher-Smith, with a 11.14 PR, is no slouch.
*LA Daily News *IAAF Men’s Recap *IAAF Women’s Recap
Multis: Decathlon: Jiri Sykora Becomes 1st Czech Male Athlete To Win Gold, Does So With Championship Record Of 8135 Points
*After Totally Blowing It On Day 2 At World Youths Last Year, Great Britain’s Morgan Lake Turns A 2013 Failure Into A 2014 Heptathlon Title
Day 1: LRC M 10k: Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei Comes Back In The Final Lap To Win 1st Gold Of Games Over Kenya’s Elvis Cheboi Cheptegei, whose 27:56 PR was 34 seconds better than anyone else in the field, did all of the work after taking the lead from Japan’s Keisuke Nakatani just after four miles and he was rewarded with the victory. Ethiopia’s Tsegaye Mekonnen, who won the Dubai Marathon in 2:04 in January, was listed on the entries when they came out on Sunday but did not start. *RRW *IAAF
*MB: Kenyan press quotes David Monti saying of men’s 10k winner, “Is he (Cheptegei) really under 19?”
*Cool stuff: After Officials Recognized A Girl Was Falsely DQed In Girls 100, She Was Allowed To Run All By Herself After Boys 10k And Put Up 2nd-Fastest Time Of Meet