2014 Weltklasse Zürich *Weltklasse Schedule / Results (Thursday 2pm ET) *TV / Streaming

LRC Big Drama In Zurich: A Winner Take All 800 And 1,500, Emma And Jenny Go For DL Titles The first of the two DL finals should be spectacular as the winner of the men’s 800 and women’s 1,500 likely will take home $50,000 and a spot into 2015 Worlds, whereas second will get just a $6,000 consolation prize. Plus New Balance teammates Emma Coburn and Jenny Simpson try to bring home DL titles to the USA. *IAAF full meet preview
*Press conference highlights The presser featured European sprinters Dafne Schippers, James Dasaolu and Adam Gemili as well as discus thrower Sandra Perkovic,
*Update On Overall Diamond League Standings LaShawn Merritt (400) and Sandra Perkovic (discus) just need to start in Zurich to win the overall title, but in other events it’s a battle. The men’s TJ will come down to Will Claye and Christian Taylor while the 400H is between Michael Tinsley and Javier Culson.

More Pro News

Pro Distance News

 Sprints And Throws 

Distance: Aregawi In Trouble; Ritz Is Back

 Youth Games 

 Other Pro News 

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

cuffexcLRC 2014 Women’s XC Preview: #8 Stanford, #7 Oregon Last year was an aberration as neither Stanford nor Oregon cracked the top 10 at NCAAs. That won’t be the case this year as both teams are much better. The nation’s #1 recruit, 4:10 1500 woman Elise Cranny, is headed to Stanford and the #2, 2-time NXN champ Sarah Baxter, to Oregon. Plus Oregon has everyone back plus some transfers. We take a look at the increasing importance of the transfer market to building an xc power.
*Previous:
#10 Iowa State & #9 Colorado

Coaches’ Poll: Preseason Poll: Colorado Men Receive Unanimous #1 Vote
*Michigan Takes the Top Spot In Women’s Preseason Poll; Oregon Is Ranked 2nd

Pro Distance Updates

Pretty Cool: Youth Olympic Games Ends With 8 X 100m Relay With Mixed Athletes From All Event Groups And Countries The winning team ran 1:40.20 (about 12.53 a runner), which is 800m just .71 faster than David Rudisha‘s WR.
*Final List Of US Medals/Results

Ferguson, MO Locals Say Running Bridges The Gap Between The Races City councilman Dwayne James talks about the local Twilight 5K, which he says “has done a great job in bringing in a diverse crowd of participants, be it in race, age, or running ability.”

Doping Updates

 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.

Saturday Results: Another WR For Usain Bolt


Week That Was

Miles at World Youth Olympics

LRC Usain Bolt And Mo Farah Call It A Season, The Origins Of The Hand Clap, An NFL Star Moves To The Triple Jump, Meet Myles Marshall: The US 800 Star Whose Parents Ran 1:43.92 And 2:00.81 It was a big week on the track with Jenny Simpson winning the 1,500 in Stockholm, so we talk about everything else that happened outside of Stockholm and Birmingham.

 Marathon Stuff 

 Efraimson Goes Pro 

Alexa Efraimson Goes Pro With Nike The US HS star will stay with her coach Mike Hickey and still go to college.
*DyeStat Video Interview

Youth Olympic Games Are In The Books *Results

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 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

Doping Updates