Sunday MB Talk: Official 2017 Worlds Day 3 Discussion Thread – Marathons, Women’s 100 Final & More

2017 IAAF London Worlds *Schedule / Results *TV & Streaming *Prediction Contest *LRC Post-Race Interviews *LRC Previews: *M800 *W800 *M1,500 *W1,500 *MSteeple *WSteeple 

cragg-medalLRC Final Amy Cragg Ends America’s 34-Year Medal Drought In The Women’s Marathon At Worlds By Snagging A Surprising Bronze in London What a run for the 33-year old.
*MB: Amy MF Cragg!!! 

LRC Amy Cragg credits Jerry Schumacher for her surprising bronze in the women’s marathon – “Jerry has completely changed my running. He has changed my life.

kiruiLRC Final Men’s Marathon: Kenya’s Geoffrey Kirui Follows Up Boston Victory By Winning 2017 World Title Marathon’s got a new star and his name is Geoffrey Kirui.
*MB: 
WC Marathon: Tamirat Tola vs Daniel Wanjiru
*MB: World Championship Marathon late start times, does it advantage the Africans. 

PHOTO: Bobby Curtis in advance of the 2016 USA Olympic Trials Marathon in Los Angeles (photo by Jane Monti for Race Results Weekly)LRC Former NCAA Champ Bobby Curtis Announces He’s Retiring At The End Of The Year He’ll end his career with PRs of 13:18, 27:24 and 2:11:20.

Screenshot 2017-08-06 at 12.44.17LRC Men’s Steeple Prelims: Conseslus Kipruto Reveals He’s Run One Track Session Since June; Evan Jager Leads All Qualifiers Jager looked good even if he was sporting a goatee he plans to shave.
*LRC VIDEO EXCLUSIVE- Evan Jager Explains His Goatee 

 *LRC Post-Race Interviews 

*Running Warehouse Prediction Contest Scores Updated Through Men’s Marathon Boston champ Geoffrey Kirui has won. A husband of a US Pro is leading the way in the contest.

Beach To Beacon 10K *Results

Outside Saturday Worlds Coverage – Gatlin Wins And The UK Is Pissed

Sir Walter Miler

MB: Drew Hunter 3:57 FTW @ Sir Walter Miler Hunter beat out Craig Engels by .45 with Izaic Yorks third. Amanda Eccleston won the women’s race in 4:31.72 over Stephanie Garcia(4:31.87). *Results *Meet Website

Upcoming Distance Action

Olympic News

Doping Updates

Previous 2017 Worlds News

One Last Pre-Worlds Presser With Usain Bolt

Rudisha Out Of Worlds

David-Rudisha-celebrating-his-London-victory-and-WR-e1408742042788LRC David Rudisha Pulls Out Of Worlds With Injury The greatest race at the 2012 London Olympics was the men’s 800 final, won in a world record by David Rudisha. The fans won’t get a repeat this year as Rudisha is out with injury. Michael Saruni of UTEP was not entered as an alternate so no word officially if he can’t run yet.
*Rudisha: “I have accepted my fate with a very heavy heart.” Rudisha says he damaged his quad while “trying to engage in more speed.”
*Discuss: Rudisha announces a no show at London 2017 – quad injury.

Saturday In London

IMG_20170806_004220LRC Justin Gatlin Steals The Show In Usain Bolt’s Final 100M Race To Win 2017 World Title At Age 35 Usain Bolt did the unthinkable once again – he lost. We put in perspective.

Screenshot 2017-08-05 at 21.22.05LRC Final (updated) Almaz Ayana Laps Nearly The Entire Field To Win Gold In The Women’s 10,000 In One of The Finest Displays In Women’s Distance Running History The Chinese level of distance running is now the reality. Updated with comments from Molly Huddle, Emily Infeld and Emily Sisson.
*MB: Molly Huddle on the Ethiopians: “I feel like they get away with a lot”
*MB: 
Almaz Ayana – guts and glory 

LRC W1,500: Semis: Jenny Simpson Moves On To The Final, Genzebe Dibaba Struggles But Survives & Konstanze Klosterhalfen Goes for It (But Fails) Dibaba looked terrible and Caster Semenya looked pretty good.
Interviews: Jenny Simpson, Kate GraceSara Vaughn and Konstanze Klosterhalfen in article above.
Discussion: We just found out why Jenny Simpson Fist Pumped at End of 1,500m Semi Post-race interviews:

*MB: Official 2017 Worlds Day 2 Discussion Thread

Mason Finley Of USA Talks About Getting Historic Bronze It’s not easy being a discus thrower full-time as he lives at home with his mom to save money.

LRC 800m Round 1: Donavan Brazier Runs Like A Pro as All 3 Americans Advance, Emmanuel Korir Confirms He’s Gone Pro All 3 Americans (Donavan Brazier, Drew Windle and Isaiah Harris) advanced with Brazier’s shoe coming untied.

LRC 400 Round Qualifying: All 3 Americans Advance, But Makwala Says “We want to take the 400 to Africa, to make it (an) African race.”

LRC Post-Race Interviews From 2017 IAAF World Championships In Athletics / Track And Field

Full Coverage In Our 2017 London Special Section

Major Doping News: Hajo Seppelt Goes To Ethiopia

IAAF Admin Stuff


Andre De Grasse Pulls Out Of Worlds A message board poster said this would happen yesterday and people were irate we wouldn’t take the rumor down. Guess what? It’s true … well, half true as the poster said he was still doing the 200.
*De Grasse: “The entire year this 100m race in London was my focus. I am really in the best shape of my life and was looking forward to competing against the best in the world.”

The Gender Debate In Sport Isn’t Going Anywhere


Worlds Outside Distance Coverage

More Worlds Non-Distance

Sprints/Jumps: Other notable news was Olympic champ Jeff Henderson not qualifying in the long jump but saying he’ll be back in 2018, Jenn Suhr no-heighting in pole vault, former NCAA 100m champ Christian Coleman looking good in round 1 of 100 and saying he wants to win (and beat Bolt), and Justin Gatlin getting booed but saying he’s fine with the that. And Usain Bolt being Usain Bolt.


LRC Betting Odds For 2017 IAAF London World Championships In Track And Field / Athletics What American man has the best odds (60%)  for gold in a mid-d/distance event? What woman has the best odds at just 9%?

Non-Worlds Distance News

More Non-Worlds News

Previous Outside Worlds Coverage

The Wait Is Over

Screenshot 2017-07-31 at 23.20.24LRC $200,017 LRC Running Warehouse LetsRun.com Worlds Prediction Contest Is Here! The World Champs start Friday. It’s time to get down to business and enter our prediction contest. Easy to do even if you know very little about Worlds.

Running Form Analysis