Meseret Defar To Go For World Record In 5k In Stockholm On Aug. 6 Stockholm has produced 83 world records and the place has been kind to Defar, as she holds the stadium records at 3,000m (8:24.66), 5k (14:12.88 in 2008) and 10k (31:07.34).
Defending Champion Molly Huddle Withdraws - Complete Bix 7-Mile Fields Set Buoyed by her 14:51 PR, Huddle has decided to extend her European track season. *Bix Selected For Drug Testing *6 Elite Women Withdraw From Bix Plus Fernando Cabada
Monaco Diamond League Thursday *Results Last Diamond League Meet For 2 Weeks *Live Thread *Recap *Photos *New Race Videos
LRC: Andrew Wheating Runs 3:30.90 To Become 2nd-Fastest American Born Athlete In History The men's 1,500 in Monaco was absolutely spectacular, as Silas Kiplagat announced himself as the newest mid-d star in the world by running the fastest time in four years (3:29.23) to get the win, as Wheating ran an 3:30.90 and Ryan Gregson smashed the 19-year-old Australian
LRC: Monaco Meet Recap: Alysia Johnson Destroys Field In World-Leading 800m, Silas Kiplagat Is Born, Shannon Rowbury Gets An American Record Of Sorts, And Of Course Wheating's 3:30.90! Ryan Gregson has moved way ahead of German Fernandez in their battle, as he ran 3:31.06. American collegians never run that fast just by the nature of the system (Wheating is a perfect example of that). Jermaine Gonzales got the Jamaican record and a world leader in the 400. All in all, there were 7 world-leading marks (3 in the distances: m1,500, w800, w3,000).
More: IAAF Recap: Young Stars In 1,500m Is Lead To Story
Caster Semenya To Return To Major Action By Rekindling Berlin Love Affair On Aug. 22 It's also being reported she'll run in Milan on Sept. 9.
Europeans Start Next Week
- Brit Marilyn Okoro Is Tired Of Being Ignored At 800m
- Nice Men's 5k, 10k, Marathon Preview
- Women's Mid-D Preview
- Men's Mid-D Preview Note, Yuriy Borzakovskiy is out of the competition.
- Fresh Off A European-Leading 44.77, Jonathan Borleé Looking For Belgium Men's 1st Medal Since 1994
- Recommended Read Profile Of British Coach Charles van Commenee van Commenee: "It is simple. Our individual athletes need to improve."
- 50-Year-Old Merlene Ottey Makes Slovenia's 4 x 100 Team For Europeans
NY Times Writes Sympathetic Piece On Justin Gatlin The former WR holder is facing hurdles in getting invited to major meets as his drug ban ends. All we can say is he's lucky to not have been banned for life. *Shocking Tidbit From Article: Nike Never Cancelled Gatlin's Contract
Meb Pulls Out Of Bix 7-Miler With Knee Injury Meb is still going to Iowa to be part of the festivities and says he's only a few weeks away from racing. In his absence, he picks Hall to win. *MBoard Talk Of Meb Here *USATF Release
*Great Idea: Local "Jackpot Winner" Will Start 2.4 Miles Ahead Of Elites And Try To Win $3,300
Doug Logan's Job In Jeopardy At USATF!? Someone clearly has it in for Logan. They leaked it to the press that reportedly he has one month to improve or be fired. The article does not say what he is doing wrong or what he needs to do to improve, just that some are unhappy. Very, very strange, but Logan is damaged no matter the outcome. Welcome to the dysfunctional world of USATF politics.
Drug News / European News / Today's Sign Of The Apocalypse:
- Race Walker Tests Positive For Blood-Boosting Drug Race walkers will dope but never an American distance runner, right?
- Lisa Dobriskey Can't Be Sure Two Convicted Druggies Who Finished Ahead Of Her In Paris Will Be Clean At Europeans
- British Shot Putters Jamie Stevenson And Kieren Kelly Banned For 2 Years For Refusing Tests
- Dwain Chambers No Longer Running Angry As He Enters European Champs
Nation's Best Will Celebrate LRC Founders Day (July 24th) By Clashing At Bix 7-Miler *Full Elite Fields
- Lisa Koll To Battle Molly Huddle In Iowa On Saturday The two most recent sub-15 runners in American history will square off for the 2nd time in a week as Koll wraps up her season (and begins her road racing career) at the US 7-mile champs.
- Ryan Hall And Meb Keflezighi To Battle At Bix 7-Miler We can think of no better way to celebrate LRC Founders day than to have Hall and Meb battle it out in the nation's heartland.
Next Month On The Roads:
Star-Studded Field Lining Up For 38th CIGNA Falmouth Road Race Martin Lel will be gracing the streets of America.
Dave Bedford To Step Down As Virgin London Marathon Director The man who has made London into the richest and most competitive marathon in the world is planning his succession and won't step down until 2013.
2010 World Juniors *Live Results *LRC Photos: *Day 3 (Emily Sisson, Jodie Williams, Ajee Wilson) *Day 2 AM *Day 2 PM
- Day 5 - PM Recap From IAAF: Japan's Shota Iizuka Wins Historic Gold At 200m As Jodie Williams Loses For First Time In other action, Jehue Gordon, who was 4th in the senior World Champs last year, barely beat a Japanese runner in the 400h.
- Day 5 - PM: Jodie Williams Loses 1st Race Of Her Life But Claims Silver In Girls 200m
- Day 5 - AM: Andrews & Loxsom Advance In 800 As Trevor Barron Smashes US Race-Walk 10k Record But Only Finishes 7th Loxsom: "I felt a lot better today than I have in a while. I had a lot of confidence and thought I could go 1:45 if I had to."
- Thursday: Thanks To 55-Second 1st And Last Laps, World Jr XC Champ Caleb Ndiku Wins 1,500 In 3:37.39 Prep star Ajee Wilson ran a PR in the 800m (2:04.18).
- NCAA 400m Champ Kirani James Wins 400 But Isn't Happy About It
- Canadian Genevieve Lalonde Runs 10:03 To Get 6th In Steeple
- Jodie Williams Reaches Women's 200 Final With 151st Straight Win She only won by .01.
- Like Almost Everyone, Jodie Williams' Idol Is Usain Bolt
More World Junior Stuff Below
- Absolutely Loaded Field That Includes Wanjiru, Tadese, Robert K Cheruiyot And James Kwambai To Race In Italy On Monday The field also includes defending champ Vincent Kipruto. Ryan Hall was committed to the race but has pulled out due to "personal reasons," which may mean Bix.
- Jenny Meadows Expects Caster Semenya To Smash World Record She also expects Semenya to get constant stares by fans and competitors alike.
- More Meadows: "I don't think there is acceptance" Of Semenya
- British LJ Record Holder Greg Rutherford Is Out Of Europeans A shame, as he was 5th at Worlds last year.
LRC Ritzenhein To Make Marathon "Re-Debut" At 2010 ING New York City Marathon After his breakthroughs of last summer, Ritz is excited to tackle the 26.2 mile distance in New York once again, while NYRR head Mary Wittenberg thinks he definitely can win it. Meanwhile, coach Alberto Salazar finally thinks to a bio-mechanical analysis done by Nike, Ritz's injury things are a thing of the past. We cover all of that and more, including Ritz's current fitness and mileage level, talk of Alan Webb and Galen Rupp working out together and learn why Ritz didn't watch his AR fall in the 5k.
More 2010 World Junior News
Day 3 - PM: Unreal: 149 And 0. Brit Jodie Williams Claims World 100m Gold #1 seed Ashton Purvis of the US was only 4th. *MBoard Talk On Williams
In other action, little Dibaba beat Mercy Cherono for gold in the 5k in 15:08, as American Emily Sisson set a US HS record of 15:48.
*Dexter Lee Becomes 1st Boy To Repeat As 100m Champ
*USATF: 2 Medals & Sisson's 15:48 Highlight
*AM: Ajee Wilson (2:04.33) Advances To 800 Finals As Laura Roesler (2:04.34) Doesn't *USATF Recap Here
*Nice Kenyan Article On World JR 10k Champ Dennis Masai
Day 2 - PM: Texas's (& Oregon Signee) Parker Stinson Has Record Run In Men's 10k His 29:32 produced the best finish by a US junior, as he was 6th. He also moves up to #6 on the US junior list. That's the good news. The bad news is that Linet Masai's little brother won the event in a staggering 27:53. *MBoard Talk About Stinson
AM: USATF Day 2 World Juniors Morning Recap: Laura Roesler And Ajee Wilson Advance In 800, Recap Of Men's 1,500m, Women's Steeple And More
*IAAF Recap Of Tuesday Morning Session At World Juniors: 100m Qualifying The article complains about the heat in Canada. The high in New Brunswick was 77 Tuesday. That is not hot.
Day 1: Mercy Cherono Defends Crown In Women's 3k The world junior XC champ had to put up a very strong performance, as the top 4 all broke 9:00. Jordan Hasay was 9th in an outdoor PR of 9:15. On The Boards: Hasay - 9:15.78 - Lifetime Best
*USATF: Hasay, Sisson run lifetime bests on opening night of IAAF World Junior Championships Hasay actually ran a 9:12 indoors, but that doesn't count according to the IAAF as it was on an oversized track.
Video Of Hasay's Race
Recommend: Asbury Park Press Profiles America's Top Jr 800 Runners
*After 2:00 Relay Split, 16-Year-Old Ajee WIlson Is Ready To Take On World's Best
*Robby Andrews Is Ready To Enter World Jrs As #1 Seed *Message Board Thread About Andrews/Wilson
Recommended Read/Unreal Stat: 146 And 0. British Junior Sprinter Jodie Williams Is Undefeated For Life She's going to have her hands full in the 100m, where she is seeded 2nd at 11.24.
*Defending 100m Champ Dexter Lee Eyes Junior Jamaican Record Of 10.11
*After Finishing 4th At Senior World Champs, Jehue Gordon Is Ready For World Juniors
*IAAF Preview Of World Jrs
*Hasay Ready To Take On World Fresno Bee
Recommended Read Rinse Your Mouth With Carbohydrates Before Running And You Will Run Faster This study is pretty fascinating.
Semenya Wins Convincingly In 2:02.42 2 for 2 for Semenya in 2010.