Quote Of The Day

"I just thought, 'don't wait, don't wait ... just fight hard the whole way.'

Even with 50 meters to go I kept telling myself, 'you can get her, you can get her, you can get her ...'

(but I couldn't)
She just ran really brilliantly and really well."

- Jenny Simpson, World champion and now World silver medallist, talking about the great run by Abeba Aregawi in the women's 1,500m final. Simpson's own run was tremendous and makes her America's GOAT in our book for 1,500.

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W 1,500: LRC Jenny Gets Silver, Mary Cain 10th updated Jenny Simpson ran a superb race. The only problem was that Abeba Aregawi was just better. Mary Cain was a non-factor in 10th as the 17-year-old's incredible season came to an end. Now she can start her senior year of high school.
Renato Canova On 1,500 Final

Women's 1,500 Post-Race Interviews:
Jenny Simpson, Mary Cain, Hannah England, Areba Aregawi, Hellen Obiri, Zoe Buckman You can watch or you can read what was said here.
*Race Video
Official 2013 Women's 1,500 Final Discussion Thread: Talk About Jenny Simpson And Mary Cain Here
*CONGRATUALTIONS to Jenny Simpson, But Cain WTF???????
*J.Simpson front runs to a Silver Medal. More "sacrificial lamb" nonsense.
*Good job Mary Cain!

While You Were Sleeping (Thursday AM Action): Women's 800 Heats: LRC The Three Americans Move On As Montaño and Martinez Win Their Heats Martinez beat the Olympic champ while Ajee Wilson ran the second-best time of her career. Jessica Judd goes home.
*LRC: Women's 800m Round 1 Photo Gallery
*MB: Women's 800 Heats Discussion
*IAAF Recap

Tuesday *All 800m Coverage Here On Our 800 Page

Tuesday PM: Men's 800: LRC Symmonds Wins Silver, Aman Wins Gold The US picked up its first 800 medal, men's or women's, in 16 years on Tuesday. For 700 meters, it looked like the US might actually go 1-2 but Duane Solomon faded down the stretch. *Race Video/Results

Post-Race Interviews: Nick Symmonds, Mo Aman, Duane Solomon And Ayanleh Souleiman
MB Official Men's 800 Thread Discuss the race live here.

LRC Victor Sailer Flash Photo Gallery  LRC Flash Photo Gallery

Women's Steeple: LRC
Milcah Chemos Wins Kenya's First-Ever Women's Steeplechase Gold It's a shame that Zaripova wasn't competing for Russia as the stadium was rocking thanks to Isinbayeva's gold and would have gone bonkers if Zaripova had been running at the same time.

Men's 5,000m:
LRC All The Favorites And All The Americans Advance Bernard Lagat
, Galen Rupp and Ryan Hill advanced. Lagat said he's healthy, Rupp bounced back well from the 5k and Hill impressed. Recap, analysis, and post-race reaction.
Video Interviews: Bernard Lagat, Galen Rupp, Ryan Hill, Edwin Soi, Isiah Koech
LRC Men's 5,000m Photo Gallery

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2013 Worlds *Results *Television/Event Schedule *LRC Each Days Photos *LRC Previews: *800W *1,500M *1,500W *5,000M *5,000W *SteepleM *Video Highlights (US Visitors Only) *IAAF Event-By-Event Reports

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Friday: Renato Canova's Preview of Men's 5k Final
Can anyone take down Mo Farah? Do Galen Rupp and Bernard Lagat have a shot? Canova says no, "It’s a fact that, in this season, the gap between Mo and Galen grew instead decreasing."

Thursday: Steeple: LRC: Kemboi Wins: The Greatest Ever? Ezekiel Kemboi won his fourth straight global title and fifth overall to lay claim to greatest steepler ever. Evan Jager improved on his London performance and was 5th.
Renato Canova On Steeple Final, The Future Of The Event Canova coached WR holder Shaheen.
Post-Race Interviews With Evan Jager, New Canadian Record Holder Matt Hughes And Alex Genest *Race video

WC Men's Steeple Final thread
*Kemboi - The Greatest Steeplechaser Ever?
*steeple men and 1500 women:analysis of Coach Canova #moscow2013

Bondarenko Wins High Jump, Comes Close To WR
IAAF recap. Video highlights here.

400 Hurdles: Men's Race Video
We had a lengthy talk with Felix Sanchez about his career afterwards (video here). If Felix gets a new shoe contract, he may keep competing, but this year could be it. *Women's Race Video

Thursday AM:
Brigetta Barrett Makes It Interesting, Advances In HJ After Two Misses At Opening Height 2004 Olympic champ Yelena Slesarenko was eliminated.
LRC Video: Barrett Talks Qualifying And Then Hams It Up With Reese Hoffa: "I thought you were going to slap my butt. I was like 'Girl I didn't think we knew each other like that.'" - Reese Hoffa

LRC: SP Qualifying: LRC  Reese Hoffa All But Gives The 2013 Shot Put Gold Medal To Ryan Whiting Rarely does an athlete admit they have little chances of winning, but that is what Reese Hoffa was doing (even though he beat Whiting 2 months ago).

Wednesday: LRC M 1,500 R1: All The Favorites And Americans Advance The 3 star Kenyans won their heats, Leo M and Lopez made round 2 easily, and Centro Jr made it, too, but had to work a little the last 100. Former Michigan teammates Nate Brannen (easily) and Nick Willis (struggled) advanced in different ways.
LRC Flash Photos

LRC W 5k R1: The Americans Advance, Meseret Defar Says Her Training Is "Stronger" Than When She Set World Record On the track, the action wasn't too surprising. Off the track, Shannon Rowbury had some critical words to USATF (see below) and Meseret Defar indicated she is super-fit.
LRC Flash Photos

LRC Shannon Rowbury Has Some Strong Words For USATF For Being Left Off 1,500m Team For Worlds "I find it pretty unfathomable that USATF did not know I had run 4:01 in Monaco." A "disappointed" Rowbury explained how she was left off the USATF 1,500m team despite having the 8th fastest time in the world. Bureaucrats suck.

Tuesday: Day 4 Recap By NY Times: Brianne Theisen-Eaton Wins Silver In Heptathlon - A Couple Of Medals For Track And Field's Newlyweds
*Ganna Melnychenko of Ukraine won the heptathlon gold
*RR: A Gold And Silver For The Newlyweds: Brianne Theisen-Eaton Adds Heptathlon Silver To Ashton's Gold Theisen: "I've always watched him get his medals and think, 'I wonder what that feels like?' Now I'm getting a little taste of it."
*IAAF Day 4 Recap
*IAAF Heptathlon Recap

Crowd Goes Wild As Yelena Isinbayeva Wins Pole Vault Gold The atmosphere in Moscow on Tuesday night was glorious and what track and field should be.
*IAAF W Pole Vault Recap Olympic champ Jenn Suhr was 2nd.

LaShawn Merritt Crushes Kirani James The domination here was a SHOCKER. We give James A TON of credit as he didn't storm off. He went to the mixed zone, offered no excuses and answered every question. The US went 1-2 as Tony McQuay grabbed the silver to make up for last year's Olympic debacle.
*IAAF Men's 400 Recap *Race Video *USATF Article

*Other Tuesday Results: GB 400 Hurdler Dai Greene Fails To Defend His World Title As He Goes Out In The Semis
*US's Jesse Williams Will Not Defend His World HJ Title As He Failed To Advance To The Final
*Germany's Robert Harting Wins 3rd Straight World Discus Title As he did at the Olympics, Harting ripped his shirt in celebration of his gold.
*Poland's Pawel Fajdek Wins Huge Upset Victory In Hammer Throw Over Hungary's Krisztian Pars

Thursday Women's 800m Photo Gallery (All Of Our Photo Galleries Are Here)

Mary And Jenny Roll On

Women's 1,500m Semis: LRC The Mary Cain Show Rolls On Into The Final - Defending Champion Jenny Simpson Looks Great The high schooler continues to surprise and finished ahead of Genzebe Dibaba despite running much of the race in lane 2. Zoe Buckman won Cain's semifinal, showing anything can happen at 1,500m. Simpson says she's 100% both physically and mentally. It's all very exciting.
*Flash Women's 1,500m Photo Gallery
Cain On The Boards: *Mary Cain has OFFICIALLY surpassed Jim Ryun's legacy
*Dreamed that Mary Cain took silver in the 1500 final.

Doping Updates: Trinidad And Tobago Sprinter Semoy Hackett Also Withdrew From World Champs Due To "Doping Matters"
*Federal Judge Rejects Plea From Trevor Graham (Former Coach Of Marion Jones) To Erase His Felony Conviction For Lying About His Relationship With A Steroid Dealer

Karhu $200,013 LRC Worlds Prediction Contest - Better Than Ever - New $2,013 4-Event Challenge

LRC $200,013 Worlds Prediction Contest: Pick 4 Events Correctly And Win $2,013 Our world-famous prediction contest is back and is better than ever. In addition to our full-fledged contest with some great prizes from Karhu, we've gotten a little carried away trying to get more casual fans involved as we've added a $2013 Four-Event Challenge. Pick the top three in order in the four events of your choosing and win $2013*. Don't know anything about Worlds? We've got a guide for you. Plus, you only need to do four events if you don't want to do the full thing. So start picking and more importantly spread the word to non-track fans.