They were hoping to get the American record of 37.38, but Gatlin felt the strong winds prevented them from at least breaking 38.
*Knox News: Justin Gatlin And Christian Coleman "Not Satisfied" With First Record Attempt Although Gatlin admitted he's never been on a relay this fast, this early.
Huddle says she worked on her hill running when she was training in Flagstaff, but considers herself "an average hill runner."
This is a dumb headline considering they won 110H gold, 400H gold and the women's 4x400.
Rodgers noted that there weren't many "altitude born" challengers.
“We can’t have medical people on every corner of the road. They are in professional positions, the same as our Gold Coast marathon when we have 30,000 people. Obviously the health of the athlete is absolutely prime. ... Athletes run in snow, they run in 30-odd degree heat so we don’t think that’s an issue. Unfortunately athletes do run themselves to exhaustion and there is rarely a marathon where someone isn’t collapsing.” *BBC article
People have criticized the organizers as well as the spectators who stood by and took pictures rather than help.
Australia had 198 medals total; the next closest was England with 136.
Shelley now has back-to-back CWG titles as he crossed the line unchallenged in 2:16:46. Helalia Johannes won the women's race in 2:32:40, becoming the first woman from Nabia to win a Commonwealth title in any sport.
Don was lucky he didn't die after having what is known as a hangman’s fracture. The normal options for recovery wouldn't allow him to be an athlete anymore, so he opted to go through what the doctor calls "medieval torture" by have a metal halo screwed into his skull for three months.