LRC An Insider’s Account Of Day 1 Of 2014 World Indoors: 10 Behind-The-Scenes/Interesting Stories From Day 1 We tell you what happened deep in the bowels of the Ergo Aren, where we were embedded deeply for 14 hours on Day 1. The action off the track was pretty amazing. We had our gossipy ears on full volume and heard it all – discussion of Abebe Aregawi‘s sham marriage, talk of Nick Symmonds finding a Polish Paris Hilton and talk of Nick Willis‘ tweet about Galen Rupp. Along the way, we fought off jet lag by eating Polish lard and causing a justified temper tantrum by a teen phenom.
LRC M3k: What A Final We’re Going To Have! The Stars, Including Americans Lagat And Rupp, Advance (updated with video interviews) All the favorites advanced, but the 3,000 qualifying was very interesting. Caleb Ndiku wore a winter cap, Dejen Gebremeskel went from 2nd to last to 2nd, Galen Rupp ran composed, and Bernard Lagat did what you expected. Recap and a look ahead to the final.
LRC W800 Drama Packed: Ajee Wilson, The World’s Fastest In 2014, Bombs Out, Chanelle Price Dreams Of Gold, Muir In Tears, Iceland Teen Phenom DQed It was an intense day in the women’s 800m qualifying. #1 seed American Ajee’ Wilson was a total non-factor, #3 seed Laura Muir got bumped around and was in tears after, Chanelle Price made the final and dreams of gold, and a Swiss runner you’ve never heard of stormed into the final. Recap, results and post-race video.
*MB: Why does Chanelle Price take her turns so wide?
*MB: Ajee Wilson Goes Out – What Happened?
LRC Women’s 3,000: A Pointless First Round Leaves Us Exactly Where We Were 24 Hours Ago The women’s 3,000m heats were a waste of time as only 3 runners were eliminated, but Gabriele Grunewald and Shannon Rowbury made the final and we talked to them and got some insights for the final. *Genzebe Dibaba And Gabriele Grunewald Get 3k Publicity By IAAF
LRC Men’s Shot: 20-Year-Old Stephen Mozia Fails To Advance To Final, But Turns Heads With A Long Foul