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MB: Official 2014 World Junior Discussion Thread

Day 4 AM: LRC W 1,500/M 800 & Steeple: Alexa Efraimson & Elise Cranny Both Move on to Final; American Tre’tez Kinnaird Advances in 800, Bailey Roth Breaks US HS Record in Boys Steeple Efraimson and Cranny were both auto qualifiers to the final but medals are going to be hard to achieve. The 35-yr old record US HS boys steeple record fell.
*MB: Bailey Roth breaks 35 year old steeple HSR!
*MB: Alexa and Elise both Qualified for 1500 Final

Day 3 LRC Mary Cain Wins Women’s 3,000 – The U.S.’s First-Ever Distance Medal At World Juniors Entering Thursday, the U.S. had won four medals in the 800 at World Juniors but none in an event longer than that. Mary Cain made history, unleashing a big kick over the final 175 meters to pull away for the gold in 8:58.48. *RRW

Cain Mania On The Message Board: *MARY CAIN DOES IT! CAIN WINS 2014 JUNIOR CHAMPS 300 IN 8:58.48!
*How fast could Mary Cain go in 3000 time trial right now?
*Who was that guy that cain kissed on her victory lap???

*What is the point of the W 3000 meters at WJ Champs

LRC W 800/M 1,500: Margaret Wambui And Jonathan Sawe Claim Two Golds For Kenya The unheralded Margaret Wambui has had a meteroic rise this week and upset world #2 Sahily Diago for the win in an 800 that went out faster than last week’s Monaco DL meet. Sawe led for most of the race and was simply too good in the end as he was unchallenged in the final straight.
Good Read: More on 800 champ Margaret Wambui’s amazing rags to riches story Wambui is the daughter of a single mom. A former hepthatlete, Wambui only recently switched to the 800 after running 2:05 in the multi. “Hers is a tears-eye story of determination, self-confidence and a humble upbringing.”
*MB: Letsrun, do we have another ‘Caster Semenya situation’ in girls 800 at 2014 World Juniors?

Full Coverage in 2014 World Juniors Special Section.

 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.

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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

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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 100HSer 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

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