A Look Back At 2017 Worlds

LRC Track Talk Post-Worlds 2017 Podcast We took a look back at the highs and lows of Worlds, wondered if Emma Coburn‘s gold was the result of white privilege and got excited for the rest of the DL season.

Coburn and Frerichs take gold and silverLRC The Grades Are In: USA Distance Runner Report Cards From The World Championships In London We rank everyone from A++ to D.

edris-wins-farah-loses-2LRC The Five Races We Most Want To See After The World Championships, Including Jenny Simpson Vs. Emma Coburn In The Steeple The good news for track fans is they should see 4 of these matchups in the next 2 weeks. The Jenny vs. Emma one is the only one likely not to happen.

Sam Kendricks On Top of World in 2017LRC What A Year Sam Kendricks Is Having And Hope You Didn’t Bet Big On The Favorites If you placed bets on the favorite at Worlds, you would have lost a lot.

 

Usain Bolt Is Mad Some People Didn’t Think He Was Really Injured At Worlds Since He Was Seen Clubbing For 3 Nights After Injury

Sprint Stuff

Some More Post-Worlds Analysis

Post-Worlds Analysis

Mo Farah Updates

Saturday Worlds

edris-wins-farah-loses-3LRC Final The Upsets Continue: Mo Farah Is Beaten In Men’s 5,000 At Worlds – Muktar Edris Dethrones The King The King has been dethroned in a tactical 5,000. Paul Chelimo takes bronze. Edris ran his last 4 laps in about 3:57.6 – (63.7, 62.4, 58.1, 52.4).

Farah Edris Kejelecha 2017 WorldsLRC Analysis: How Did Muktar Edris Beat Mo Farah? Farah thought the Ethiopians had the team tactic to sacrifice Kajelcha, Edris said that wasn’t the case, and no matter what it was, Edris closed in 52.3, which is hard to beat.

The Telegraph: Paul Chelimo Criticized For Cut-Throat “Mobot” Gesture On his start line gesture, Chelimo said, “It is what it is, I just meant that I was going to take Mo down.”
*2nd Article Muktar Edris also did the “Mobot” as he won, but said it was out of respect for Farah.
*The Guardian: “A Brave Face And A Last Lap Of Honor As Mo Farah Runs His Track Finale”

Full Worlds coverage in our 2017 IAAF London Worlds Special Section

Hope You Are Recovered From Worlds – The Final Regular Season DL Is Sunday In Birmingham *Schedule & Results *TV & Streaming (10 – 12am ET)

2017 World Championships-London London, UK August 4-13, 2017 Photo: Victah Sailer@PhotoRun Victah1111@aol.com 631-291-3409 www.photorun.NETLRC 2017 Birmingham Preview: American World Champ Medalists Emma Coburn, Courtney Frerichs, Jenny Simpson And Evan Jager Try To Stay Hot & Mo Farah Says Goodbye To His Fans Are you recovered from Worlds and ready to watch some more great track action? We hope so as Sunday’s meet in Birmingham is pretty darn interesting. America’s steeplechase heroines Emma Coburn and Courtney Frerichs will battle in a flat 3,000 as Jenny Simpson tries to qualify for the DL final in the 1,500. Plus Robby Andrews tries to bounce back from injury and will face Evan Jager in the mile. *Athletics Weekly
*MB: Are you ready for some more track? Birmingham DL looks like fun – Simpson, Frerichs, Coburn, Murphy, Andrews, & more
*MB: Murphy is running the Birmingham 800 No he’s not. He’s pulled out after running horribly earlier in the week.

Thursday’s Action: Clayton Murphy Bombs In Sopot (1:48.71) – Pulls Out Of Birmingham DL
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Jakob Ingebrigtsen Returns To The Winner’s Circle – Runs 3:40 In Poland

Post Worlds Reaction – Ireland Didn’t Win Any Medals And Britain Only Won 2 Individual Medals

Kiwi Coach Is Satisfied: NZ Coach Pleased With Worlds Performance: “I’d say it was six or seven out of ten.” The article also says the Robertson twins “probably” will be moving to the marathon.

 

(Russian) Doping News

LetsJump.com

Falmouth Is This Weekend

Weekend Mile Aciton

4 X 100 Relay Action

bolt-finishVideo Usain Bolt Goes Out With Injury In 4 X 100 As Host Britain Pulls Upset Gold USA was 2nd and Japan 3rd.
*MB: WHAT HAPPENED TO BOLT!!!!!

Did You Miss Usain Bolt’s Final Race? LRC Watch Usain Bolt Get Injured And Walk Across The Finish Line In His Final Race At 2017 World Track And Field Champs (Video)

Tori Bowie Leads US Women’s 4 X 100 To Gold In London Bowie became the first double gold medalist of these Worlds as she anchored Team USA to the win with UK and Jamaica taking silver and bronze.


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2017 IAAF London Worlds *Schedule / Results *TV & Streaming *Running Warehouse Prediction Contest *LRC Post-Race Interviews 

LRC Last Day Of World Champs Live Thread

Manangoi Wins WorldsLRC Final Training Partners Elijah Manangoi And Timothy Cheruiyot Of Kenya Go 1-2 In Men’s 1,500 As Norway’s Filip Ingebristen Snags Bronze The Kenyans have dominated the DL circuit this year and they put on a clinic on how to dominate a World Championships final thanks to a 55 on the second lap.

Screenshot 2017-08-13 17.04.26LRC Final Women’s 800: Caster Semenya Remains Unbeatable As Ajee Wilson Fights Hard For Bronze Francine Niyonsaba and Ajee Wilson threw the best challenge at her they could, but in the end Caster Semenya was just too good and took her third world title (fifth global gold) in a PR and NR of 1:55.16.

Hellen Obiri Wins WorldsLRC Final Women’s 5,000: Hellen Obiri Takes Down Almaz Ayana To Win Her First World Championships Title The 10,000 WR holder tried to break Obiri early but Obiri unleashed a HUGE kick with 250m to go and won convincingly.

RRW: Manangoi, Obiri & Semenya All Victorious On Final Day Of IAAF World Championships

Full Worlds coverage in our 2017 IAAF London Worlds Special Section