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 Sprint News 

Pre-London Anniversary Games News

 Kenya At The Commonwealth Games 

 UK / Scotland CG News 

 

Big UK News: A WR And A Baby

Interesting: Study Looks At The Effects Of Music Before, During And After Running Study supports listening to pump-up music pre-run and suggests post-run music can help speed recovery.

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

US Distance News

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

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!

Latest Pre-Commonwealth Games Stuff

 Also This Weekend 

 Other News 

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.”

US Distance News

 More World Jr. News 


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.”