USAs Start Wednesday In Sacramento *Entries/Schedule *TV/Streaming Info *All Coverage

Men’s Mid-D Previews:
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800: Duane Solomon Looks To Defend, Elijah Greer Aims To Surprise … And No Nick Symmonds Without Symmonds, Solomon is the favorite in Sacramento, but is he vulnerable to upstarts Elijah Greer and Erik Sowinski? We think so.

Women’s Mid-D Previews:
LRC 800: The Best Women In The World Battle: Brenda Martinez Vs. Ajee Wilson Vs. Chanelle Price Vs. Laura Roesler This should be a great race between Martinez (WC bronze medalist), Wilson (2012 World Junior champ), Roesler (NCAA champ) and Price (World Indoor champ). Three of those 4 teamed up with Geena Lara to win World Relays gold last month but now it’s every woman for herself at USAs.

LRC 1,500: Jenny Simpson Leads The Way; High Schoolers Mary Cain & Alexa Efraimson Round I Amazingly, Simpson has yet to win a U.S. title at 1,500. That should change, as she has run over six seconds faster than anyone else in the field in 2014. This could be the first part of a CainEfraimson trilogy, should they race at U.S. and World Juniors.

 European Team Championships 

A Ton Of Interesting Reads On A Tuesday

Meb Keflezighi To Start At Back Of Field, Try To Pass 22,500 People To Raise Money For Charity At July 4th Peachtree Road Race Meb’s hoping to raise $75,000 for the inaugural Kilometer Kids Charity Chase. *Donate Here.

Derval O’Rourke Retires

2006 World Indoor 60H Champ Derval O’Rourke Of Ireland Calls It A Career The 33-year-old’s last race earned her a bronze at European indoors. “Going to a championships just to be there, isn’t me.”
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“She inspired us to compete with the best in the world.”
*O’Rourke: “Very talented … but a cheeky brat.” She was always great at the biggest competitions.
*Twitter Tributes Pour In For “Inspiration” O’Rourke

 More Hurdles News 

Dick Beardsley’s Record Finally Goes Down At Grandma’s *Results

Richard Thompson Sets 100 World Lead And Trinidad And Tobago NR At 9.82 At His National Championships Michelle-Lee Ahye ran a women’s WL of 10.85, setting a huge PR as her previous best was 11.04. The article doesn’t mention wind readings.


BAA 10k (Top 10 Results In Article)

Stephen Sambu Takes Down Geoffrey Mutai At BAA 10k And Sets 8k America's Best En Route, Mamitu Daska Wins

Stephen Sambu, the former Arizona star, continued his fine 2014.  After pacing Galen Rupp to his American record at 10,000m and running 26:54.61 himself, Sambu took to the roads in Boston and beat Geoffrey Mutai.

Rabbit Stuns Wilson Kipsang In Czech Republic

RR: Pacer Geoffrey Ronoh Stuns Wilson Kipsang, Dennis Kimetto At Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon Ronoh only has one professional race to his name (a 2:15:51 marathon) and is Kipsang’s personal pacer. However, here he shocked Kipsang, beating him by 8 seconds to win in a CR 60:17. Kimetto was way back in 3rd (1:01:42) and Edna Kiplagat dominated the women’s race in 68:52.
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Impressive Times Put Up At Brooks PR Invy

Brooks PR Results: Alexa Efraimson Wins 800 (2:03.26), Grant Fisher 2-Mile (8:51) And Bethan Knights Sets 2-Mile NR With 9:53.54 Northport boys (team with 3 sub-9 2-mile guys in one race) ran #2 all-time 4 x Mile with 17:06.92. Sarah Feeny 4:39 in mile; Devante Lacy 46.74 in 400.

LRC Meet Grant Fisher: The Foot Locker Champ And 4:02 Miler Is Only A Junior, But He’s Already Wise Beyond His Years  Learn all about Fisher, who as part-time runner is already just the second 11th grade American Foot Locker champ ever, his coach, his 40 mpw training, and his connection to Arizona State’s 7:08.96 4 x 800 collegiate record.
*MB: Meet Grant Fisher: Is 40 mpw, 11th grade Foot Locker champ and 4:02 miler America’s next star?

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