2014 World Juniors *TV & Streaming *Results, Schedule, Start Lists *LRC Meet Preview *Event-By-Event Previews *Event-By-Event Recaps *Photos

MB: Official 2014 World Junior Discussion Thread

Day 1: LRC M 10k: Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei Comes Back In The Final Lap To Win 1st Gold Of Games Over Kenya’s Elvis Cheboi Cheptegei, whose 27:56 PR was 34 seconds better than anyone else in the field,  did all of the work after taking the lead from Japan’s Keisuke Nakatani just after four miles and he was rewarded with the victory. Ethiopia’s Tsegaye Mekonnen, who won the Dubai Marathon in 2:04 in January, was listed on the entries when they came out on Sunday but did not start. *RRW *IAAF
*MB: Kenyan press quotes David Monti saying of men’s 10k winner, “Is he (Cheptegei) really under 19?”

LRC 800 Heats And 1,500 Semis: Sabrina Southerland Is Only American To Advance As Patrick Joseph Just Misses Out Southerland was a comfortable third in her heat of the women’s 800 while Joseph missed an auto spot into the finals of the men’s 1,500 by just .36 seconds. Grant Fisher and Raevyn Rogers struggled and failed to advance.

Full Coverage in 2014 World Juniors Special Section.

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 A New Running Brand Is Here 

Tracksmith-2130Tracksmith: New Premium Performance Running Brand Launches Tracksmith, a performance running brand that celebrates the style and culture of the sport, launched this morning. Friend of LRC, Matt Taylor, the man behind the Usain Bolt iPhone game and chasingtradition.com, and the former Global Head of Marketing for Running & Training at Puma, is one of Tracksmith’s founders. He wanted to create a different type of brand that celebrates the grace, style and tradition of the world’s oldest sport, with products designed and manufactured in America (mostly in New England). Good luck to Matt. Check it out at www.tracksmith.com.

Important News

Commonwealth Opening Ceremony Is Wednessday *Track Schedule (Starts Sun.)

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