He didn't make the CGs: 

Track News/Results: Gatlin Stays Perfect; Joe Stilin Gets Big Scalp In Belgium

 O Canada 

Truly Shameful: Athletics Canada Not Taking Anyone To Commonwealth Games In Men’s 1,500 Even Though Nate Brannen Has Run Fast Enough Brannen ran 3:38 this year, which beats the Commonwealth 3:40 standard, but not AC’s stricter 3:37 standard. Brannen has a 3:34 PR and made the Worlds final last year and projects to get sixth in the final. Why wouldn’t you want to send him?

RIP: Alice Coachman Davis, The First Black Woman To Win An Olympic Gold Medal, Has Died At Age 90 Davis won gold in 1948 in the high jump with an American record of 1.68m. She won 10 straight US national titles from 1939 to 1948. She overcame many challenges as an African American living during a time of legalized segregation.

Week That Was

LRCIs Emma Coburn's Record Soft? What About Jager's? PRs By Will Leer, Molly Huddle, Jordan Hasay; John Drummond Vs. Tyson Gay

All of that and more, including wise words of wisdom from David Rudisha who says "Don't spoil your kids."

Road News: Stephen Kiprotich Wins, Fast 8Ks, Slow 15Ks

2014 London Sainbury’s GP In Glasgow *Day 2 Full Results *Day 1 Full Results *Schedule *Day 1 Photos *Day 2 Photos *LRC Emma Coburn Photo Gallery

Day 2: LRC Emma Coburn Takes Down Jenny Simpson’s American Record, Runs 9:11.42 In Glasgow Emma Coburn‘s torrid 2014 continued as she set her fourth PR of the year in the steeple but this one was historic for her and many others in the race. Read all about it.
*LRC Exclusive: Emma Coburn Speaks After Setting American Record In Glasgow A focus on competition, not time, gave Coburn the AR. 
*MB Talk: Emma Coburn 9:11.42 American Record – THANK YOU

*Video Of Emma’s Run
*Coburn Now Dominates All-Time US List With 5 Of The 6 Fastest US Steeple Times And 7 Of The Top 14 A bit overlooked, Stephanie Garcia is now 4th on the US all-time list behind Coburn, Jenny Simpson and Anna Willard as she ran 9:24 in Paris and then again in Glasgow.

IAAF Profile On Dawn Harper, Who Is The World Leader In The 100H In 2014 And Is Making A Comeback In The Diamond League Points Tally It’s 2014, but there is still mention of how she was overshadowed by Lolo Jones when Harper won gold in 2008 and Jones hit a hurdle and missed the medals.

 It's A Jungle Out There 


World Juniors Start Next Week

Big Sprint News – Big Wins For Powell And Simpson + CAS Makes JADCO Pay, Oscar P Fights & Tweets, Blake Done

Big News CAS Officially Reduces Asafa Powell’s And Sherone Simpson’s Drug Bans From 18 To 6 Months – They Can Compete Immediately It’s also important to note that CAS has ordered JADCO to pay for Powell’s and Simpson’s legal fees.
*MB: Powell and Simpson’s Drug ban reduced to six months. They are now free to compete again.

Wow: Oscar P Allegedly Gets Into Drunken Altercation At A Night Club It turned physical and Oscar P was knocked down. There’s debate whether the altercation will show up at sentencing.
*Oscar P Breaks Long Social Networking Silence With Series Of Tweets On Love And Pain The tweets triggered many reactions with some wishing him well and others calling him “murderer.” The trial resumes August 7th for closing arguments.

Yohan Blake’s Season Is Over After Suffering A “Slight Tear” In Glasgow DL He’ll only be out of action for 2 weeks, but has decided he should shut it down for the season.

Ultra/Mountain: Hardrock 100 Mile CR Goes Down

Commonwealth Games Start In 9 Days

 It's Sad It Took An Online Campaign To Start This 

Russian Anti-Doping Agency Investigating Coach Viktor Chegin, Who Has Coached 17 Athletes Banned For Doping The investigation is in response to an online campaign led by Aussie Olympic medalist Jared Tallent.