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*Day 3 Photos (Mary Cain) *Day 2 *Day 1

Day 6: W 1500: LRC: W 1,500: Ethiopia’s Dawit Seyaum Reigns Supreme; Elise Cranny Closes Well for 4th; Alexa Efraimson Fades to 6th Seyaum moved to the front at the bell and broke away from the field over the last 200. Efraimson was in the hunt for a medal with 200 to go but couldn’t hold on while Cranny moved up well for 4th, tied for the second-best finish ever by an American in an event longer than 800 at World Juniors.

M 800/Steeple: LRC Alfred Kipketer Wins Men’s 800 Impressively in 1:43; Barnabas Kipyego Captures 3,000 Steeple Title Kenya’s dominance in these events extended to the junior ranks as Kenyans went 1-2 in both races. American Tre’tez Kinnaird was sixth in the 800 while Bailey Roth was 10th in the steeple and re-broke his U.S. high school record that he set in Friday’s prelims.

IAAF: USA Sweep Men And Women 4×400 Relays, US’s Kendell Williams Sets Championship Record In 100H (12.89) Brit Morgan Lake completed a unique double gold with the heptathlon and HJ while Cuba’s Lazaro Martinez set a championship record in the TJ (17.08m).

MB: Official 2014 World Junior Discussion Thread

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Day 1 Of Commonwealth Games In The Books

 Upcoming Road Action 

Commonwealth Games: Usain Bolt Arrives, Drama W/ Kim Collins And On Team Australia *Full Schedule And Results *TV And Streaming Info *5k Photos

MB: Men 5,000: Calen Ndiku And Isiah Koech Go 1-2 As Zane Robertson Susprises With Bronze This one was exciting but no one could match Ndiku over the final 200 as he finished off a 54.11 last lap and 4:02 last 1,600 to win. The big surprise was the bronze by Zane Robertson. His twin was right in it as well until a late fall. Wisconsin runner Mo Ahmed was a surprising 5th in 13:18. *Photos *Results
*Athletics Weekly Recap Ndiku: “When I was approaching that finish line I couldn’t stop smiling, I realised it was my dream coming true. I had so much passion. I was meant for the podium.”

Australia’s Michael Shelley Wins Marathon Gold The Aussie, who won silver last time, won in a PR of 2:11:15 over Kenya’s Stephen Chemlany, the former Iona runner who has a 2:06:24 PR.
*MB: Michael MF Shelley — Commonwealth Marathon Champion *The Independent on Shelley

Kenya Goes 1-2 In Women’s Marathon Flomena Daniel and Caroline Kilel get gold and silver as Daniel ran 2:26:45.

Saturday US Action: Bix 7 – Molly Huddle Stays Hot *Top 25 Results

LRC Molly Huddle Crushes Bix 7 Women’s Field – Wins USA 7-Mile Champs She ran 36:13 (5:10.4 pace), the 4th fastest Bix Time ever, and won by 1:07 over Sarah Hall. Sean Quigley won the men’s race over Maverick Darling in 33:27 (4:46.7 pace).
Pre-Race: Huddle Hopes Speed Translates From Track To Roads

Run Track Town HP Meet: RRW Jordan McNamara Wins 1,500 In 3:39.03 Over Kyle Merber And Pat Casey Robby Andrews kicked down Elijah Greer to get NJ-NY Track Club the 4 x 800 win over OTC (7:16.22 to 7:16.41). Laura Roesler led the women’s team that won in 8:07.65. Christian Taylor won the TJ while Aleec Harris ran 13.14 to beat Aries Merritt in the 110H. *Full Results

Ryan Shay Mile: Heather Kampf (4:21) 3-Peats, Sets Event Record at Ryan Shay Mile, Rob Finnerty (3:56) Wins Men’s Race (updated with article)
*MB Thread

 WJ Day 4 

Day 4: LRC Men’s 5,000: Yomif Kejelcha And Yasin Haji Go 1-2 As Ethiopia Completes Gold/Silver Sweep Of 5ks Kejelcha put on a show at the end of this one, running his last 1,600 in 4:07 and breaking the race wide open before winning in 13:25. So good, he reminded us of Kenny B in 2008. Americans Colby Gilbert and Brian Barraza were 9th and 13th, respectively.

Day 4 AM: LRC W 1,500/M 800 & Steeple: Alexa Efraimson & Elise Cranny Both Move On To Final; American Tre’tez Kinnaird Advances In 800, Bailey Roth Breaks US HS Record In Boys Steeple Efraimson and Cranny were both auto qualifiers to the final but medals are going to be far from easy. The 35-year-old record US HS boys steeple record fell.
*South Eugene HS Coach Jeff Hess Was On Site To Watch Bailey Roth Take Down His Steeple Record
*RRW: Worth The Wait: Bailey Roth Breaks 35-Year-Old USA H.S. Steeplechase Record
*RRW: Alexa Efraimson, Dawit Seyaum Advance On Day Four
*MB: Bailey Roth breaks 35 year old steeple HSR!
*MB: Alexa and Elise both Qualified for 1500 Final

Commonwealth Games Track Action Starts Sunday

Ritz / Webb Updates

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MB: Official 2014 World Junior Discussion Thread

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 100HSer 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

News From Tuesday

 WJs Day 5 

Day 5: W Steeple: LRC Kenyan-Born Ruth Jebet Wins Bahrain’s First-Ever World Junior Gold In Girls Steeple Jebet got the win in 9:36.

M 800: LRC American Tre’tez Kinnaird (Indiana) Is Surprisingly The Fastest Qualifier For The Boys 800 Final At World Juniors Kinnaird ran 1:48.04 to put himself in contention for a medal.

 Previous Commonwealth Games News 

 World Juniors Day 3: Cain Wins 

Day 3 LRC Mary Cain Wins Women’s 3,000 – The U.S.’s First-Ever Distance Medal At World Juniors Entering Thursday, the U.S. had won four medals in the 800 at World Juniors but none in an event longer than that. Mary Cain made history, unleashing a big kick over the final 175 meters to pull away for the gold in 8:58.48. *RRW

Cain Mania On The Message Board: *MARY CAIN DOES IT! CAIN WINS 2014 JUNIOR CHAMPS 300 IN 8:58.48!
*How fast could Mary Cain go in 3000 time trial right now?
*Who was that guy that cain kissed on her victory lap???

*What is the point of the W 3000 meters at WJ Champs

LRC W 800/M 1,500: Margaret Wambui And Jonathan Sawe Claim Two Golds For Kenya
Good Read: More On 800 Champ Margaret Wambui’s Amazing Rags-To_Riches Story Wambui is the daughter of a single mom. A former hepthatlete, Wambui only recently switched to the 800 after running 2:05 in the multi. “Hers is a tears-eye story of determination, self-confidence and a humble upbringing.”
*MB: Letsrun, do we have another ‘Caster Semenya situation’ in girls 800 at 2014 World Juniors?

Day 3 Photo Gallery

Day 3 Photo Gallery

Full Coverage in 2014 World Juniors Special Section.

 A New Running Brand Is Here 

Tracksmith-2130Tracksmith: New Premium Performance Running Brand Launches Tracksmith, a performance running brand that celebrates the style and culture of the sport, launched this morning. Friend of LRC, Matt Taylor, the man behind the Usain Bolt iPhone game and chasingtradition.com, and the former Global Head of Marketing for Running & Training at Puma, is one of Tracksmith’s founders. He wanted to create a different type of brand that celebrates the grace, style and tradition of the world’s oldest sport, with products designed and manufactured in America (mostly in New England). Good luck to Matt. Check it out at www.tracksmith.com.