Not Farah Certified: Mo Farah Pulls Out Of Commonwealth Games He’ll focus on getting ready for the European Championships, which is much easier to win given the fact there are no Kenyans. “My body is telling me it’s not ready to race yet.” *MB Talk

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 2: LRC Women’s 5,000: Ethiopians Alemitu Heroye & Alemitu Hawi Go 1-2 And Crush The Field Heroye and Hawi used a 4:45 second 1,600 to break the field and ran away with this one, finishing 33 seconds ahead of the bronze medallist, Agnes Jebet Tirop of Kenya. Maggie Schmaedick of the USA & Oregon was 12th and missed her PR by less than a second.

100m:Upsets Take Place In Men’s And Women’s 100: HSer Kendal Williams, An FSU Commit, Beats NCAA Champ Trayvon Bromell Of Baylor As USA Goes 1-2 In Men’s 100 ; Great Britian’s Dina Asher-Smith Crushes Field And USA’s Kaylin Whitney, Who Got Bronze Williams was the only person in the field to set a PR into the headwind as he ran 10.21 to Bromell’s 10.28. Japan’s Yoshihide Kiryu was third in 10.34. On the girls side, the .16 margin of victory was the 2nd biggest in history as Whitney, who ran 11.10 at the US Trials, only ran 11.46. Asher-Smith, with a 11.14 PR, is no slouch.
*LA Daily News *IAAF Men’s Recap *IAAF Women’s Recap

Multis: Decathlon: Jiri Sykora Becomes 1st Czech Male Athlete To Win Gold, Does So With Championship Record Of 8135 Points
*After Totally Blowing It On Day 2 At World Youths Last Year, Great Britain’s Morgan Lake Turns A 2013 Failure Into A 2014 Heptathlon Title

LRC W 800 Semis: American Sabrina Southerland Fails To Advance To Final As Cuba’s Sahily Diago Leads Qualifiers For the first time since 2008, no American will be in the girls 800 final at World Juniors where the world’s #2 Sahily Diago of Cuba will be the favorite. *RRW Recap Of 800 *USATF Am Recap *Quotes
*The UO Track Program Is Unhappy About Team USA’s Decision Not To File A Protest After Oregon Runner Fails To Make Semis In Women’s 800 The alleged foul took place on the first lap.
 Finally USATF stands uo to Oregon/Nike: USATF refuses to protest women’s 800 contact – Ducks moan and cry about it
*Czech’s Anezka Drahotova Sets WJR In 10k Walk

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?”
*Cool stuff: After Officials Recognized A Girl Was Falsely DQed In Girls 100, She Was Allowed To Run All By Herself After Boys 10k And Put Up 2nd-Fastest Time Of Meet

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.

News From Tuesday

2014 Commonwealth Games *Track Schedule (Starts Sun.)

Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony Takes Place Each team was led in by a little Scottish Terrier wearing a vest with the team name on it. Very clever. Photographic Highlights *More Photos

 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, 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

Pre Commonwealth Opening Ceremony News *Track Schedule (Starts Sun.)

US News

US Distance News: Meb For VP