Day 3 Is Underway
Live: MB: Official Day 3 Live Discussion Thread: Molly Huddle and Evan Jager go for medals – can they do it?
LRC History In The Steeplechase: The US Will Send Three Women To The Final For The First Time Ever It was a great morning for the US women in the steeple as two years after sending zero to the final, Team USA will be sending three to the final for the first time ever.
*MB: Steeple Talk
*Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce And US’s Tori Bowie Both Run 10.88 In First Round Of Women’s 100
*IAAF: Five Expected Highlights On Worlds Day 3 Women’s 100, men’s steeple, women’s 10K, men’s pole vault and women’s TJ.
LRC He Is The Greatest: The Incomparable Usain Bolt Wins 5th Global 100 Title As Justin Gatlin Can’t Keep It Together In Final Meters Bolt barely made the final after stumbling in the semis but he showed the resilience that makes him the Greatest of All Time by running 9.79 in the final to edge Gatlin by .01. Gatlin led most of the way but he couldn’t hold his form once Bolt caught him in the final 10 meters and had to settle for silver. The battle for bronze between college stars De Grasse and Bromell was even closer.
Video Of Men’s 100m Final: Usain Bolt Defeats Justin Gatlin 9.79 To 9.80 (Or Did Gatlin Give It Away)? You can rewatch it and decide. Full coverage from Sunday coming. US visitors only.
Shocking Developments In Men’s 800 LRC Three Thoughts After Men’s 800 Semis – Amos And Aman Go Home Early, David Rudisha Most Certainly Stays And The Amazing Year Of Clayton Murphy Comes To An End What a stunner. Two of Rudisha’s biggest rivals won’t be in the final as one was DQed and one got outleaned at the line. We talk about that and the end of an amazing year for Clayton Murphy.
*After Season Of His Life, Clayton Murphy Gets Some Attention From Grantland.com Their headline: “Running Man: Clayton Murphy on Junk Food, Passports, and Replacing Nick Symmonds”
*MB: US distance runner gets some pub on Grantland.com – You’ll never guess who
LRC Three Thoughts After Women’s 1,500 Semis – A Medal Of Any Color Won’t Be Easy For Simpson Or Rowbury; Kerri Gallagher And Lauren Johnson Should Be Proud; And The African-Born Runners Have Been Foolish Jenny Simpson and Shannon Rowbury both auto qualified to Tuesday’s final but they are going to have their hands full as the African-born runners are looking great.
Day 2 On The Boards: Official Day 2 Live Discussion Thread – The King Isn’t Dead. Usain Bolt FTW!!!
*SUCK IT GATLIN
*Shock: Nijel Amos OUT of 800m Final (didn’t qualify) as is Mo Aman (DQd) Shock results in the 800 as Amos and Aman both fail to make the final.
*Amos doesn’t go through and Aman should be disqualified
*Mo Aman disqualified
*So Johnson-Thompson can’t medal since she fouled 3 times in LJ and so she’s jogging the 800? Give me a break.
*Gatlin says F*CK YOU HATERS, runs 9.77 in semi final
*Bingtian Su 9.99! First Chinese man sub-10!!!
*Men’s 400 Meter at Beijing doped to the gills – two guys run 43 in 1st round
*Mo Farah’s PB’s at age 22
Pre-Race: LRC It’s Official: Justin Gatlin, Not Usain Bolt, The Favorite In 100m Final Sportsbooks and LRC nation agree Justin Gatlin is the favorite in tonight’s 100m final. Race at 9:15am Eastern. Tape delay on NBC.
*Official Sunday/ 100m Final Thread
The Answer To Doping Is Not Legalizing It
1,103 Days Later But Well Worth The Wait
MB: Turkey’s Asli Cakir Alptekin Stripped Of 2012 Olympic Gold In 1,500 For Doping (link fixed) Alptekin’s victory didn’t pass the “smell test.” Thankfully, after her initial DQ was overturned by the Turks, she’s agreed to accept an 8-year ban and forfeit her 2012 gold medal. That’s the good news. The bad news … the new Olympic champ is fellow Turk Gamze Bulut, who had never broken 4:18 prior to 2012 and hasn’t broken 4:07 since 2012.
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