WADA president Craig Reedie says Russia still needs to acknowledge it's state-sponsored doping and allow the Moscow lab to be inspected. Reedie: “The big losers here are Russian athletes. Their participation in future events will continue to be put in doubt and the rest of the world will not be convinced any meaningful change has taken place. Real action is needed. It’s time for this situation to change. If not, it will damage sport – every Russian victory will be doubted.”
Coleman says he wants to get Tyson Gay's 9.69 American record, but admits Usain Bolt's 9.58 is out of reach. "When you have somebody as great as Usain Bolt and you get compared to the icon of your sport you never get annoyed with this comparison. I don't get annoyed or tired of it. I definitely want to set my own path and a couple of years from now have people asking if, you know, they'll be the next Christian Coleman."
The world junior steeple champ wants to win a senior title to go along with it.
Kimetto hasn't finished a marathon since London 2016 where he was 9th in 2:11:44, but says he wants to break the Vienna CR of 2:05:41.
Yimer ran the fastest debut ever at RAK last month with 59:00. Even still, he says his future is on the track: “I am a man of the track. I feel like the track is where I breathe better. I can train there the whole day.”
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“To win gold three times in a row at my favourite distance, I couldn’t ask for more and I’m honoured to be part of history. My three world half marathon wins have made me the person I am today, and it continues to motivate me every day to promote running as either a professional or recreational activity. ... Throughout my career. I felt the half marathon was the distance I could manage and give my all comfortably without damaging my body.”
Each country can run 5 athletes with the top-3 scoring.