2014 Weltklasse Zürich *Full Results

W 1,500 LRC Jenny Simpson Does It – Wins Diamond League Final And Title By Diving Across The Finish Line Jenny Simpson threw herself across the finish line, just holding off Shannon Rowbury, to win the race and DL crown plus lay claim to the title of “World’s Best 1,500 runner.”

M 5,000 LRC Caleb Ndiku Wins Race & Diamond League Title; Galen Rupp Hangs On For 3rd Rupp was right with Ndiku with 200 to go and didn’t quite have enough but still hung on for his best 5,000 of the year. Ben True (8th) also ran well and was in contention at the bell.

Amos with the tongue wag at the finish

M 800 LRC Nijel Amos Wins Vs. A Loaded Field To Show He’s Best In The World In 2014 Let there be no doubt. Nijel Amos is the best 800m man in the world in 2014. Amos, already the Commonwealth Games champion and the African champion, is now the Diamond League champion after his 1:43.77 win versus a stacked field.

LRC Analysis: MB: Big Drama in Zurich: Official 2014 Wetlklasse Zürich DL Discussion Thread

The Rest Of The Meet

LRC Zurich Full Recap: Hiwot Ayalew Wins DL Title In Women’s Steeple; Seven Americans Win DL Titles Tunisia’s Habiba Ghribi beat Ayalew (2nd) and Emma Coburn (5th) in the race, but Ayalew still won the DL title and the $40,000 prize that goes with it. Americans to win DL titles included Jenny Simpson (1,500), Tianna Bartoletta (LJ), Reese Hoffa (SP), Christian Taylor (TJ), Michael Tinsley (400 hurdles), LaShawn Merritt (400) and Dawn Harper-Nelson (100 hurdles).

Outside Links: GB Women Break 4 X 100m National Record
*IAAF: Thomas Rohler Wins Jav, Christian Taylor TJ, Kemar Bailey-Cole (9.98) Men’s 100
*IAAF: Alonso Edward Wins 200, Cornel Fredericks 400H, VCB Wins w100, Dawn Harper Nelson 100H
*IAAF Field Events: Kuchina Wins wHJ, Reese Hoffa mSP, Tianna Bartoletta wLJ
*Trinidad And Tobago’s Olympic Javelin Champ Keshorn Walcott Breaks His Own NR With 85.77m He was only 2nd, though, as Germany’s Thomas Rohler won with 87.63m.

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Week That Was

Miles at World Youth OlympicsLRC Usain Bolt And Mo Farah Call It A Season, The Origins Of The Hand Clap, An NFL Star Moves To The Triple Jump, Meet Myles Marshall: The US 800 Star Whose Parents Ran 1:43.92 And 2:00.81 It was a big week on the track with Jenny Simpson winning the 1,500 in Stockholm, so we talk about everything else that happened outside of Stockholm and Birmingham.

2014 NCAA Cross-Country – LetsRun.com’s Top 10 Countdown

LRC 2014 Women’s XC Preview: #4 Arkansas & #3 Georgetown Arkansas has had two straight disappointing NCAAs but one rival coach thinks they are the team to beat. At a minimum, they’re loaded in 2014 and should be a real threat to reach the podium. The same can be said for Georgetown, which was 5th in 2013 and returns six of its top seven.

*Previous: #6 Florida State & #5 Butler
*#8 Stanford, #7 Oregon
*#10 Iowa State & #9 Colorado

US Distance News

Pretty Cool: Youth Olympic Games Ends With 8 X 100m Relay With Mixed Athletes From All Event Groups And Countries The winning team ran 1:40.20 (about 12.53 a runner), which is 800m just .71 faster than David Rudisha‘s WR.
*Final List Of US Medals/Results

Ferguson, MO Locals Say Running Bridges The Gap Between The Races City councilman Dwayne James talks about the local Twilight 5K, which he says “has done a great job in bringing in a diverse crowd of participants, be it in race, age, or running ability.”

Alexa Efraimson Goes Pro With Nike The US HS star will stay with her coach Mike Hickey and still go to college.
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Huffington Post: “Big Five Have Changed College Sports Forever” “Goodbye Boise State. Goodbye Butler. Cinderellas are no longer welcome in big-time college sports.”

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