Mid-Day Update

LRC Nijel Amos Slays Another Giant, Takes Down Mo Aman and Wins 2014 African Championships 800 Let there be no doubt, Amos is the current ruler of the men’s 800. Talk about a negative split, 57-51.

Kenenisa Bekele Will Run His Second Career Marathon At The 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Bekele ran 2:05:03 in Paris and says his goal is to break the 2:03:45 CR in Chicago. *Discuss

2014 African Champs *Schedule (PDF) *Results *Post-Race Interviews by AthleticsAfrica *Meet Website

IAAF Day 2 Recap: Shock Result In Women’s 5000 As Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana Wins Over Genzebe Dibaba And Mercy Cherono Ayana ran 15:32 to beat Dibaba by almost 10-seconds as Cherono was way back in 5th (16:08). In the men’s 800 semi-final, Mohammed Aman just beat Nijel Amos (1:46.63 to 1:46.73) as both advanced to the final along with Olympic 1500 champ Taoufik Makhloufi. Despite a strong headwind, Nigeria’s Blesing Okagbare won the 100 in a championship record of 11.00.

European Champs Start Today *Schedule/Results (link fixed) *Watch Live On 9 Feeds (link fixed)

Week That Was

WTWChris Solinsky or Galen Rupp? Mo Farah is No Bannister or Rudisha, Anniversary for Joan Benoit, Love for Kendal Williams

Hard to believe now, but before he got injured Chris Solinsky may have had the better career than Galen Rupp. That and much more as we analyze the past week.

 Long-D News 

Previous African Champs News

Eritrea’s Nguse Amlosom (Tesfaldet) Wins Eritrea’s First-Ever Medal (And Gold) At African Champs In Men’s 10,000 Morocco’s Mustapha El Aziz was 2nd and CG silver medalist Josphat Bett was third as Moses Kipsiro was a DNS.

A Real Running Hero

LRC A Real Running Hero: The Flo Groberg Story Two years ago, former Maryland track and field and cross-country runner Flo Groberg helped thwart a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan. This is his story.

 Random Stuff 

A Few Interesting Links We Found On A Slow Weekend