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Usain Bolt At The Commonwealth Games *Results

Commonwealth Games *Full Schedule And Results *5k Photos

The Bolt Show Delivers: Usain Bolt Anchors Jamaica To 4 X 100 Gold With A Commonwealth Games Record Of 37.58 England kept it close until Bolt blew them away in the end. Jamaica also won the women’s 4 x 100, anchored by Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, to a new CG record of 41.83.

M1,500: Kenya Goes 1-2 As James Magut Wins 1,500m Gold And Ronald Kwemoi Bags Silver Nick Willis put himself in a bad box but got bronze.
*Video Of Final Lap Of Men’s 1,500m And Results

W5,000: Mercy Cherono Wins 5,000 As England’s 40-Year-Old Jo Pavey Gets Inspirational Bronze Pavey gave birth just 10 months ago, but ran a gutsy race challenging the Kenyans with one lap to go.

Amantle Montsho Tests Positive For Stimulant Banned In Competition Discuss. The stimulant the former world 400 champ tested positive for was methylhexaneamine. BBC article here.

Previous CG News: Rudisha Dethroned

The fans in Glasgow knew this was going to be a good one

LRC Nijel Amos Dethrones King David In CW Games 800m Final Nijel Amos was 5 meters behind David Rudisha, with no momentum with less than 100m to go, and he blew him away.
*Guardian: David Rudisha stays humble after Nijel Amos storms to 800m gold Amos: “I panicked a little bit in the last 100m because I checked the screen and I thought: ‘Shit, I’m in a box.’ … I was lucky because my training partner Andre, someone who really cares about me, let me out.”
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MB: Down goes Rudisha: Nijel Amos kicks past Rudisha to win Commonwealth Gold in 1:45.18
*Pre-Race MB: Brandon McBride’s big hit!

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Interesting Reads

Previous Commonwealth Games News

African Distance News

European Champs Start August 12th *Schedule *Entry List

Good: UK Anti-Doping Bans Father Of Welsh Amateur Boxer For Life For Supplying Drugs To His Kids He has 5 kids involved in boxing, one is a daughter that already has a 4-year ban to her name. Good progress of anti-doping officials going after “support personnel.”

 More Post-Glasgow News 

IAAF Recap Of Ibero-American Championships Colombian Rafith Rodriguez won the 800 in 1:44.77.

Some States Need To Update Their High School Rule Books

 More From The Weekend 

US Results: TD Beach To Beacon 10K: Results *Photos; Liberty Mile: *Results

North Carolina: Video And Results From Sir Walter Miler: Ford Palmer Finally Breaks 4, Winning In 3:57.61 Over Donnie Cowart (3:58.43) Heidi Gregson won the women’s race in 4:34.

Liberty Mile *Results
Jordan McNamara Edges Leo Manzano By .01, Gabriele Grunewald Wins McNamara runs 4:03 to beat Leo Manzano by less than a second with Trevor Dunbar 3rd. Gabriele Grunewald wins the women’s race in 4:32 over Heather Kampf and Sarah Brown (both 4:33).

August 17: Two-Time Falmouth Road Race Champion Micah Kogo Back To Defend His Title Against Stephen Sambu, Meb Keflezighi And Emmanuel Bett Also in the field are Chris Solinsky and Abdi Abdirahman. The women are led by Molly Huddle who faces Mary Wacera, Gemma Steel, Betsy Saina, Jordan Hasay and more. *Full Elite Fields

US Road News: Meb Will Do NYC

Not Good: Rio Doping Lab Returned Three Soccer False Positives The tests were before the lab had it’s accreditation revoked, but won’t help them in the process of getting re-accredited.

Track Talk Live Is Back!!!

Podcast: LRC A Conversation With Nick Willis – Recorded Live On Thursday The Olympic silver medalist took a break from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland to talk about training for the 5k, whom he views as the best 1,500 runner on the planet, the difference between attitude and ability, the war on doping and how special it was to run 3:29 for 1,500. Are you a Willis fan? Be sure to get to the Michigan Track Classic on Aug 10th in Saline, MI.

Week That Was

LRCMary Cain Wins, Mo Farah Doesn't, The Gabe Jennings Of The Marathon Retires, And The Kenyan Men @ World Juniors

We give you the lowdown on the track and field world during the last week.

More World Junior News

US News: RIP Torrin Lawrence


Tuesday’s Distance Updates

 Once A Runner, Always A Runner 

A Must Read: Follow-Up With Former University Of Alaska-Anchorage Runner Marko Cheseto, Who Had His Legs Amputated 3 Years Ago After Being Lost In The Snow For 3 Days Cheseto is a runner again as he has “cheetah” prosthetics and is training to make Kenya’s paralympic team in the 400, so far having run 50 seconds without any coaching.
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LRC MB Archive: UAA runner missing after snowstorm *UAA runner Marko Cheseto found *UAA runner Marko Cheseto has feet amputated *ESPN Documentary On UAA Runner, Marko Cheseto.

Rock ‘N’ Roll Series Expands To Mexico City The Rock ‘N’ Roll Mexico City Half Marathon will be in March.

 Friday CG News 

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LRC What A Finish: Cam Levins Just Misses Commonwealth Games 10k Gold As Moses Kipsiro Repeats Cam Levins ran like a champion but had to settle for bronze in a blanket three-way finish in Glasgow.
*Race Video With Great Three-Way Finish

*On The Boards: Levins Great Run in Glasgow

IAAF Full Friday Report: Eunice Sum Takes Gold In The Women’s 800 As Kenya Sweeps The Men’s Steeple Sum won in 2:00.31 as Jonathan Ndiku won in 8:10. Ronald Kwemoi and Nick Willis had each won their 1,500 heats (3:39 and 3:40).

The Russians Get Busted Again

MB: Wow: IAAF Bans Ekaterina Kostetskaya – Steve Hooker’s Wife And 1:56 Russian Who Went To HS In Arkansas – For Doping Yes, it’s true. Even good looking people dope.
*Yet Another Russian Racewalker Is Banned For Doping This time it’s European champ Stanislav Emelyanov.

Previous Commonwealth Games News

LRC Video Of Tuesday’s Track Finals At Commonwealth Games: videos fixed A tremendous finish in the women’s 10,000m, plus the women’s 1,500m, men’s 110m hurdles, and women’s 400m.

LRC Women’s 1,500: Faith Kipyegon Claims Gold As Hellen Obiri Struggles, Weightman Nabs Silver, van Buskirk Bronze Obiri looked like the best 1,500 runner on the planet earlier this year but Glasgow has not been kind to her – she was 8th in the DL meet there on July 11 and was just sixth in today’s Commonwealth Games final. England’s Laura Weightman took silver while former Duke runner Kate van Buskirk claimed the bronze for Canada.

The Men’s 800 Is Special!! LRC Commonwealth Games Men’s 800 Preview: David Rudisha Vs. Nijel Amos In A Championship Race Set your DVR for 2:50 pm ET Thursday.
*Rudisha: “I just want Kenyans to pray for me and promise not to disappoint them as I do my best and leave the rest to God.”

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