LRCM 1,500 Final: Souleiman Arrives As A Star, Nick Willis Just Misses (And Gets DQ), Leer A Non-Factor, And A Possible Boycott Of USATFs?

World, meet the newest mid-d star Ayanleh Souleiman. Souleiman controlled the race from start to finish, as Nick Willis came up just short of a medal, Will Leer was a non-factor and talked about a possible boycott of USAs. Recap, results, and video and a dance by Souleiman.

*MBoards: Souleiman 3:37.52 *Leer Ran Stupid
*LRC Post-Race Video With Souleiman, Willis, Leer
*DQ Cost Nick Willis $8,000
*Kenyan Papers Rip Birgen And Kiplagat: “Birgen scoops wooden spoon in Sopot.” That means last place.
*“Kiplagat’s habit of choking at the big stage continued.”

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 Not A Bad Season: Torrence Adds A 1K AR To His 4 X 8 WR 

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LRCFemale Track And Field Stars: "Dirty" Or "Clean" Doping Poll Results

Without further ado, we present to you the results of our current female stars doping polls - from Molly Huddle (8.4%) to Carmelita Jeter (89.4%) and everyone else in between, who do the most sophisticated track and field fans think are "clean" and who do they think are "dirty." *Discuss The Poll Here

Updated With Post-Race Reaction1,500 Final W: Aregawi Dominates For Gold, Treniere Moser Misses The Medals, And Heather Kampf Falls

Abeba Aregawi went out and crushed the field. There have now been 3 2 DQs after the race. Moving Canada’s Nicole Sifuentes to bronze and Treniere Moser to 4th 5th. (3rd DQ reversed on appeal).
On The Boards: Womens 1500m – 3 DQs – Sifuentes Bronze?

LRCCould a Little More Distance Training Earned Ashton Eaton $50,000? Eaton Wins World Heptathlon Title In Almost World Record Missing It By 1.18 Seconds

Eaton was ahead of WR pace going into the heptathlon 1000m, but came up a bit short and missed breaking his WR by 14-points. We decided to take this opportunity to talk distance running with Eaton and see what kind of a training a double-multi-event WR holder does.

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