2015 Lausanne DL Is Thursday – Oh, Baby, What A Meet *Schedule, Results & Entries (2-4 pm ET) *TV & Streaming *2014 Coverage

MB: Official 2015 Lausanne Diamond League Live Discussion Thread This meet might be the best meet all summer save for the World Champs.

Women’s Preview: LRC Emma Coburn Goes For AR In Steeple; Jenny Simpson Tries To Keep Winning Streak Alive In 1,500 + Sub-2 For Rowbury? Teammates Emma Coburn and Jenny Simpson will look at a minimum to mark themselves as favorites for Worlds. Could they also get American records in the process? Shannon Rowbury will look to become just the 5th woman in history to join the sub-2:00/sub-15:00 club.
*MB: Will Emma Coburn follow Evan Jager in Lausanne with an AR?

lausannegifMen’s Preview: LRC Worlds Comes Early: Thursday’s Lausanne DL Meet Is Totally Loaded – 5 Of The 6 Fastest 5,000 Men Will Battle With Mo Farah And Caleb Ndiku In 5,000; Amos, Aman, Rudisha And Centro In 800 The distance fields in this one are unreal. If you want to know who the favorite for Worlds is in the 5,000 and 800, you must watch this meet.
*MB: 2015 Lausanne 800m – What a Great Field – Amos, Aman and Rudisha + Centro!

Full Coverage In Our  2015 Lausanne DL Special Section

Mid-Week Action In Italy, Ireland & Hungary – Cork City Sports Meet *Results *Free Video Replay *Full Lignano, Italy Results

Lignano, Italy *MB: Kerri Gallagher Is Going To Worlds – Runs 5-Second PR (4:03.56) – Efraimson 4:05 Gallagher had a 4:09 PR prior to USAs.
*MB: Jenkins 7:41 3k in Lignano!
*LRC Full Results Jenkins crushed m3,000, Riseley won m800, Willis m1,500.

Ireland: Big Green Domination LRC Abbey D’Agostino And Will Geoghegan Are Dominant Winners At 2015 Cork City Sports International Athletics Meeting In the women’s 3k, Mary Cain led from 1k to 2k but Abbey D dominated the final 900. In other action, in the battle of guys who have run 13:21 this year, Brett Robinson took down Jeff See. Heather Kampf and Michael Rutt won the 800s as Will G schooled everyone in the mile.
*MB: Merber, Cain, Riley Masters, Abbey D, L. Wallace all in Ireland’s Cork City Sports Meet today (free YouTube feed) 2:25-4 pm ET

Hungary: IAAF Istvan Gyulai Memorial Recap: Ronald Kwemoi Beats Silas Kiplagat By Over A Second In 1,500 (3:37 To 3:38) Evan Jager fans should rejoice as Jairus Birech raced again (is he overracing?) and won in 8:16. Barshim won the HJ (2.36m); Fajdek heaved a world-leading 83.12m,
*Sprints: LaShawn Merritt Loses Again – Runs 44.43 As Teenager Steven Gardiner Runs 44.30  Justin Gatlin ran 10.02 (-1.1m/s wind) as VCB ran a season’s best 10.99 (-1.2m/s wind).
*Omar McLeod Suffers “Slight Hamstring Cramp” In European Debut, DNFs

2014 World Junior 400m Hurdles Champion Jaheel Hyde Pulls Plug On 2015 Season Due To Hamstring Injury

2015 Barcelona *Results *Race Video

35411Wow LRC Genzebe Dibaba Runs 3:54.11 For 1,500 In Barcelona – The Fastest Time In The World Since 1997 Jenny Simpson fans, it’s time to start praying that Dibaba doesn’t double at Worlds as she just ran the fastest 1,500 since 1997. Also Ayanleh Souleiman put up a 1:43.08 world leader in the men’s 800. *Video
*MB: Genzebe Dibaba just ran 3:54.11 for 1500 in Spain! 

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