2014 World Juniors Start Tuesday *TV & Streaming *Schedule

LRC 2014 World Juniors Preview: Mary Cain Is the Favorite For Gold In The 3,000; Alexa Efraimson Could Medal In The 1,500; Does Anyone Else Have A Chance? Why is Mary Cain running the 3,000 and not the 1,500? We think we’ve got the answer. And it has nothing to do with ducking Alexa Efraimson or Elise Cranny but rather with avoiding the world #2 at 800 and world #7 at 1,500. With Ethiopia’s Senbere Teferi entered in the 1,500 and not the 3,000, the door is open for Cain to win the U.S.’s first-ever medal at a distance greater than 800 meters – and it could be gold. Efraimson and Cranny are seeded 3rd and 5th in the women’s 1,500 and could sneak a medal, but it’s going to be difficult for the rest of Team USA in the distances.

Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony Is Tomorrow *Track Schedule (Starts Sun.)

US Distance News

More US: Shalane Flanagan / Sara Hall Win On The Roads, 90+-Year-Olds On The Track

Non-DL Weekend Action

2014 Herculis Monaco DL *Full Results 

Molly Huddle After Her Debut

LRC Molly Huddle Runs 14:42.64 To Lower Her 5,000m American Record As Genzebe Dibaba Gets World Leader Molly Huddle lowered her American record and Genzebe Dibaba got the world-leading win.
On The Boards: Thank you Molly Huddle: 14:42 AR
*MB: Betsy Saina Drops Her PR from 15:12.05 to 14:39.49 

LRC It Doesn’t Get Much Better Than This: Ajee’ Wilson Snaps Eunice Sum’s Unbeaten Streak, Wins Her First Career DL Title In World-Leading 1:57.67 Eunice Sum came in having won 14 in a row. Sum ran the 2nd fastest time of her life – and lost to an American. Congrats Ajee’ Wilson.
*MB:
Ajee takes down Sum in 1:57.67 looking relaxed!

The Rest Of The Meet:

Martinot-Lagarde could not believe the timeLRC Monaco Full Wrap-Up: Jairus Birech Wins Again In Steeple, Justin Gatlin 19.68 Into A Headwind, Bondarenko Over 2.40 Again And Torie Bowie 10.80 WL This was by far the best track meet of the year. Pascal Martinot-Lagarde joined the sub-13.00 club, there was a massive mark in the women’s TJ and world leaders in the men’s 200 and women’s 100. But it wasn’t a good day for Evan Jager.
*Bohdan Bondarenko Over 2.40m Again In Monaco
*Ibarguen’s Terrific Triple Jump Of 15.31m In Monaco
*Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Still Struggling On Comeback From Injury As She Only Finishes 6th In 100 She still set a SB, though, with 11.01.
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Two French NRs Went Down: Pascal Martinot-Lagarde’s 12.95 And Pierre-Ambroise Bosse’s 1:42.53

 

US Distance News: Bernard Lagat Loses His Road 5K AR

The Young And The Old

Interesting To Say The Least


Sounds Awesome: Documentary Film That Has Been Following David Rudisha Since He Was 16 Will Air On Tuesday On BBC We love the title: 100 Seconds to Beat the World: Father, Son and the Holy Coach.


Finally: Ashton Eaton Gets A Nice Feature In UK’s Independent Before His Long Jump On The Mall This Weekend Eaton is enjoying track a lot this year: “It’s like I’m not even competing like a professional track and field athlete. There’s no mental stress, just traveling around the world having fun.”

LRC Commentary

WTWAlan Webb's 3:46.90 Would Have Been 8th in Monaco, Ajee Wilson The Present and Future, Tons of USA PRS in Europe and the LRC Singlet

We span the globe in The Week That Was.

LRCWhy Can Soccer Stars Star in Commercials During the World Cup But Not Track and Field Stars During The Olympics? IOC Rule 40 Must Go

It’s time the IOC put the athletes interests first.

US Distance News: Meb For VP

 Outside World Juniors Coverage 

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Pre-London Anniversary Games News

 Kenya At The Commonwealth Games 

 UK / Scotland CG News 

 

Big UK News: A WR And A Baby

World Juniors Start Tuesday

Commonwealth Games/European News

Welsh 800 Runner And British Olympian, Gareth Warburton, To Miss Glasgow 2014 After Doping Positive Tilastapaja says he was a 1:50 guy at age 25, 1:48 guy at age 26 and 1:44 at age 29.
*MB: Who is 1:44.98 Gareth Warburton??? Brit kicked off of Commonwealths for doping positive.
*Gareth Warburton denies ‘knowingly taken any banned substance’ after he’s suspended for anti-doping offence

Sunday Results From Across The Pond *Anniversary Games Full Results

 

World Junior Champs Start Tomorrow In Eugene *Meet Schedule *Provisional Entry Lists *IAAF Event Previews *Live Stream Info 

2014 Herculis Monaco DL *Full Results *TV And Streaming Info *Splash Page Poll Results

LRC One Of The Greatest 1,500s Ever: Silas Kiplagat Fastest Time In 10 Years, World Junior Record, 7 Men (Including Nick Willis) Sub-3:30, Leo Manzano And Matt Centrowitz PR
The world record of 3:26.00 remains safe, but the much-hyped men’s 1,500 delivered, producing one of the greatest races in the history of the event. *IAAF Recap
Discuss:  What a 1500!!! Kiplagat 3:27.64. 5 guys break 3:30. Leo the Lion roars again – Manzano over Centro in 3:30.98!!!
*MB: Nick Willis!!! 3:29.91! Greatest non African since the Brits ! 
*MB: Time for people to start worrying about Ronald Kwemoi

LRC What An 800: Nijel Amos Takes Down King David As Five Men Run 1:42 This was historically good and brought back memories of the fantastic men’s 800 Olympic final from 2012. The 800 is now a “must-watch” event.
MB: Amos wins in 1:42.45. 1:42.53 LIKE A BOSSE!!! Rudisha was only 5th!

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Good Analysis: Science Of Sports’ Ross Tucker Blogs About Long-Term Implications Of Powell’s & Simpson’s Bans Being Cut To 6 Months Along the way, he wonders what the hell were the athletes thinking when they took something called “Epiphany.”

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