Quote Of The Day

– UK’s Lynsey Sharp talking after her 800m win at the Birmingham Diamond League meet yesterday, where she beat some big names, including world champ Eunice Sum. After hardly racing in 2013 due to injury, she’s having a great comeback year with silver medals at the Commonwealth and European championships and now her first Diamond League victory.

 Bolt's Done 

Bummer: Usain Bolt Pulls Out Of Zurich DL Meet And Decides To End Season Early Glen Mills says that he wants him to end the season while he’s unbeaten healthy and injury free.

2014 Birmingham GP *Full Results *TV / Streaming *MB: Official Discussion Thread

LRC Men’s 600: David Rudisha Goes For World Record, Settles For Dominant Victory (link fixed) Rudisha and American Cas Loxsom went for it on Sunday. Neither got what they wanted but Rudisha ended up with a big victory over the Euro champ.

steepleMen’s Steeple: LRC Jairus Birech Crawls Over Final Steeple Barrier To Win Diamond League Steeple Birech has been so dominant this year that today he could totally butcher the last barrier, crawl over it and still win by a ton. updated with video

MMile: LRC Asbel Kiprop Makes Statement With Convincing Win In Emsley Carr Mile Has Kiprop secretly been the best miler in the world this summer? How did Leo and Centro do? updated with video

w800: LRC Lynsey Sharp Earns First Diamond League Victory Of Her Career As Ajee Wilson Struggles American Brenda Martinez started to like the Brenda of 2013. With video.

MB: Official Birmingham Discussion Thread: Rudisha Goes For The WR In 600

 Youth Games 

 US Distance 

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Former Giants Running Back David Wilson To Pursue Olympic Dream In Triple Jump Wilson announced his retirement from football after he was advised to avoid contact following a serious neck injury he got in a game last year and now he’s shooting for Rio. He was a high school national champ in the TJ and an All-American at Virginia Tech.

 UK Stuff 

2014 NCAA Cross-Country – LetsRun.com’s Top 10 Countdown

LRC 2014 Men’s XC Preview: #2 Stanford & #1 Colorado As usual, Stanford is loaded on paper with the Rosa brothers, Sean McGorty and grad student Maksim Korolev, but that still may not be enough to topple defending champion Colorado, which returns its entire top seven plus its top runner from 2012, Jake Hurysz (13:38 5k PR).
Previous: *#4 Oregon & #3 Northern Arizona
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#6 Portland & #5 Oklahoma State
*#8 Wisconsin & #7 Indiana
*#10 Villanova & #9 Iona

Today’s Doping Updates

Week That Was


Saturday Results: Another WR For Usain Bolt

 Other Pro News 

2014 DN Galan *Full Results *LRC Stockholm Photo Gallery Updated 180+

W1,500: LRC Jenny Simpson Pulls Away Over Final 50 Meters For Her Second Career Diamond League Victory Indoor WR holder Genzebe Dibaba took this one out very quickly but was caught on the final lap.
*MBWow: What a 1500!!!! Jenny Simpson wins it in Stockholm!!!

M5,000: LRC Galen Rupp Goes For It, Fades To 13:05 As Muktar Edris Arrives With World-Leading 12:54.83 In addition to Edris’ win, Ndiku broke 13:00 for the first time but most of the men in this one were reminded that a 5k is 5,000 meters, not 2,500.
MB:
RUPP GOES FOR IT – Comes up short over last 500 – 13:05.

Rest Of The Meet: LRC Full Stockholm Recap: Adam Kszczot Grabs Big Win In 800; Hiwot Ayalew Keeps On Winning In Women’s Steeple Kszczot followed up his victory at Europeans by taking down Nijel Amos in the 800 in a negative-split 1:45 while Emma Coburn was just third in the steeple in 9:20. Allyson Felix and Queen Harrison got wins in the sprints while Nesta Carter won the 100 in 9.96. In the field events, Reese Hoffa won to extend his lead in the DL standings while France’s Renaud Lavillenie‘s 20-meet win streak is history after he failed to clear a height on a poor night for jumping. Plus a B-heat victory for Leo Manzano.
*M800: MB:
Adam Kszczot crushes Nijel Amos in 800 -Is this white guy the world’s best?
*MB: Official 2014 Stockholm DL Discussion Thread

*LRC Stockholm Photo Gallery

 

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