LRC Evan Jager Crushes 8:01.29 World Leader In Monaco To Become First Non-African Man To Win A Diamond League Steeplechase & Establish Himself As The Favorite At Worlds Jager looked in total control as he demolished the field over the final lap to win by over 6 seconds.
LRC Ajee Wilson Smashes The American 800-Meter Record, Runs 1:55.61 In Monaco (updated) Wilson’s incredible run wasn’t good enough to get her a victory or a runner-up finish but she did put a scare into the Olympic gold and silver medalists Caster Semenya and Francine Niyonsaba.
LRC 2017 Herculis Recap: Usain Bolt (9.95) Is Back, Emmanuel Korir (1:43.10 800) & Elijah Manangoi (3:28.80 1,500) Rip World Leaders Bolt beat Isiah Young by .03 but looked to have more in the tank while fellow Olympic champs Matthew Centrowitz and Asbel Kiprop struggled in the 1,500. Hellen Obiri rocked the 3,000 (8:23.14) as Wayde van Niekerk was pushed hard in the 400 by Botswana’s Isaac Makwala.
*IAAF: Van Niekerk Pushed All The Way In Monaco If you thought van Niekerk was auto gold in London, Botswana’s Isaac Makwala wants you to guess again.
*IAAF: Usain Bolt Wins With Season’s Best Bolt: “It was good, I’m going in the right direction, there’s still a lot of work to do.”
*The Telegraph: “Usain Bolt Produces Season’s Best 9.95 Victory In Timely Boost Ahead Of London” On the claim that Bolt had De Grasse “booted” from Monaco, De Grasse said, “That was not true. I was never supposed to race Usain here.”
Monaco Message Board Talk:
Evan Jager Talked To Us About Fancy Bears & Monaco
LRC Q&A: Evan Jager Talks About Being Listed As “Likely Doping” In Fancy Bears Hack, The Steeplechase In Monaco … And Admits To Reading LetsRun.com To Try To Figure Out What Was Going On Jager was on the LetsRun.com Track Talk podcast for nearly an hour in his first public comments since being listed in the Fancy Bears hack. Read the highlights or listen to the whole thing. Jager revealed what he’s learned from the IAAF about why his name was on the document, he talked about his training, how he got his mind right to win Olympic silver, married life and being a homeowner. Plus, he says he had to stop reading forum posts about the hack because 50% of you were like “I know he’s been doping the whole time!”
- Best Quotes: “Honestly my first thought (if I wasn’t on the list) would have been, oh yeah, like everyone on there is doping.”
- “Naturally, I woke up and the like first thing that I did was I went to LetsRun just to figure out what exactly was going on.”
- “Everyone was looking at me like they thought I was dirty at that point in time and it was a really shitty feeling.”
- On Monaco: “I’m looking to get up to the front and go for the win.”