2014 Herculis Monaco DL Is Friday At 2pm ET *Schedule And Results *TV And Streaming Info

steeple-jager[1]LRC Monaco DL Preview: Oh Baby, What A Meet – Evan Jager Goes For The AR In Men’s Steeple, The American Women Take On The World’s Best At 800 & 5,000, And A High Jump For The Ages This year’s meet should be titled “The Greatest 3 Hours in Track & Field.” In addition to a dream 800 and a world record attempt in the 1,500, Evan Jager seems poised to take down the AR in the men’s steeple. Might there also be an AR in the women’s 5,000, where Americans Molly Huddle, Shannon Rowbury, Kim Conley and Jordan Hasay will take on Genzebe Dibaba? The women’s 800 is loaded as Ajee Wilson, Laura Roesler and Molly Beckwith-Ludlow battle Eunice Sum. There’s also Tyson Gay and Justin Gatlin against Panama’s Alonso Edward in the 200 and a high jump featuring five of the top 12 jumpers of all time. *IAAF Preview

Monaco Buzz: Will the 1500 World Record be broken in Monaco?
*Jordan Hasay in Monaco 5000 DL
*DREAM FIELDS AT 800,m 1500m, AND 5000m
*Check out the Monaco 200m (men) – – MOST INTERESTING sprint lineup of 2014!

Commonwealth Games/European News

Welsh 800 Runner And British Olympian, Gareth Warburton, To Miss Glasgow 2014 After Doping Positive Tilastapaja says he was a 1:50 guy at age 25, 1:48 guy at age 26 and 1:44 at age 29.
*MB: Who is 1:44.98 Gareth Warburton??? Brit kicked off of Commonwealths for doping positive.
*Gareth Warburton denies ‘knowingly taken any banned substance’ after he’s suspended for anti-doping offence

Track/Football News

2014 Herculis Monaco DL Is Friday at 2pm ET *Schedule And Results *TV And Streaming Info

World Record Alert Men’s 1,500: Can Asbel Kiprop Get The World Record? Will He Even Win Against A Loaded Field? Kiprop ran 3:27.72 here last year and after a 1:43.34 800 in Paris two weeks ago. He’s ready to take a run at the world record. Can he do it? Will he even win the race? He’ll face stiff competition against Ayanleh Souleiman and Silas Kiplagat, while Americans Matt Centrowitz and Leo Manzano look to PR. Plus 18-year-old Kenyan Ronald Kwemoi challenges the world junior record.
*MB: Will the 1500 World Record be broken in Monaco?

LRC Men’s 800: What A Race: David Rudisha Looks For Revenge Against Nijel Amos And Mo Aman + Duane Solomon Amos, Aman and Rudisha. Six weeks ago, Rudisha wasn’t ready. Now it looks like he is. Will Rudisha get revenge?

Good Analysis: Science Of Sports’ Ross Tucker Blogs About Long-Term Implications Of Powell’s & Simpson’s Bans Being Cut To 6 Months Along the way, he wonders what the hell were the athletes thinking when they took something called “Epiphany.”

US Distance News

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Interesting To Say The Least

Sounds Awesome: Documentary Film That Has Been Following David Rudisha Since He Was 16 Will Air On Tuesday On BBC We love the title: 100 Seconds to Beat the World: Father, Son and the Holy Coach.

Finally: Ashton Eaton Gets A Nice Feature In UK’s Independent Before His Long Jump On The Mall This Weekend Eaton is enjoying track a lot this year: “It’s like I’m not even competing like a professional track and field athlete. There’s no mental stress, just traveling around the world having fun.”

Big Sprint News – Big Wins For Powell And Simpson + CAS Makes JADCO Pay, Oscar P Fights & Tweets, Blake Done

Big News CAS Officially Reduces Asafa Powell’s And Sherone Simpson’s Drug Bans From 18 To 6 Months – They Can Compete Immediately It’s also important to note that CAS has ordered JADCO to pay for Powell’s and Simpson’s legal fees.
*MB: Powell and Simpson’s Drug ban reduced to six months. They are now free to compete again.

Wow: Oscar P Allegedly Gets Into Drunken Altercation At A Night Club It turned physical and Oscar P was knocked down. There’s debate whether the altercation will show up at sentencing.
*Oscar P Breaks Long Social Networking Silence With Series Of Tweets On Love And Pain The tweets triggered many reactions with some wishing him well and others calling him “murderer.” The trial resumes August 7th for closing arguments.

Yohan Blake’s Season Is Over After Suffering A “Slight Tear” In Glasgow DL He’ll only be out of action for 2 weeks, but has decided he should shut it down for the season.

Week That Was

LRCIs Emma Coburn's Record Soft? What About Jager's? PRs By Will Leer, Molly Huddle, Jordan Hasay; John Drummond Vs. Tyson Gay

All of that and more, including wise words of wisdom from David Rudisha who says "Don't spoil your kids."

World Juniors Start Next Week

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 O Canada 

Truly Shameful: Athletics Canada Not Taking Anyone To Commonwealth Games In Men’s 1,500 Even Though Nate Brannen Has Run Fast Enough Brannen ran 3:38 this year, which beats the Commonwealth 3:40 standard, but not AC’s stricter 3:37 standard. Brannen has a 3:34 PR and made the Worlds final last year and projects to get sixth in the final. Why wouldn’t you want to send him?