LRC A Massive Day For Americans At 1,500/Mile At Pre – Jenny Simpson Wins, Centro Is 2nd And High Schooler Alexa Efraimson Runs 4:03.39 Simpson (4:00.98) won her third straight DL race while Centro missed out on the win by .10 as Ayanleh Souleiman repeated in the Bowerman Mile (3:51.10). Efraimson broke Mary Cain‘s HS/U.S. Junior record by running 4:03.39.
LRC 800s World’s Preview? Eunice Sum Beats Ajee Wilson In A Nail Biter As Mo Aman Gets It Done In Front Of His New Hometown Crowd Ajee Wilson keeps progressing and Aman returned to form.
LRC Rest Of Meet: Genzebe Dibaba (14:19.76) Misses WR But Gets Dominant Win, Ezekiel Kemboi Is Back And Evan Jager Impresses Kemboi (8:01.71) outkicked Jairus Birech (8:01.83) as Jager was 4th in 8:05.28, his fastest-ever opener. Justin Gatlin kept winning with a world-leading 19.68 in the 200 while Mutaz Essa Barshim cleared 2.41 but chose not to go any higher even though he had no misses in the competition.
LRC 35+ Post-Race Video Interviews
*Alexa Efraimson After Breaking Mary Cain’s Record
*Matthew Maton On Efraimson’s Record
Day 2 Talk On The Message Board:
1. Official 2015 Prefontaine Classic Live Discussion Thread
2. Alexa Effraimson is now faster than Mary Cain has been! 4:03!!!
3. Jenny Simpson’s massive ego
4. Pre 2015: NOP TROUNCED on home field. Can we accept the “project” has failed?
5. Gatlin says F*ck the haters – 19.68
6. jagr runs 8:05
7. Pre Classic preempted by Children’s Hospital telethon in New Orleans. It also wasn’t shown in Detroit.
8. Nick Symmonds BLACKBALLED from Pre Classic 800
9. Anyone else disappointed in Kemboi’s victory dance?
*IAAF: Barshim Soars, Sprinters Fly In Eugene
*IAAF: Lavillenie Breaks Diamond League Pole Vault Record In Eugene
*USA Quotes Including Ben Blankenship, Tyson Gay, Jenny SImpson, Shannon Rowbury, Matt Centrowitz, Justin Gatlin
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