Big Administrative News – The IAAF Copies USATF

IAAF And Japanese Advertising Agency Dentsu Extend Marketing And Sponsorship Partnership Through 2029Lamine Diack is thrilled as he’ll leave the sport financially secure as Dentus will guarantee the IAAF $17.7 million through 2019 and $22.5 million through 2029.
*Dentsu Gets Global Marketing And Licensing Rights For Major IAAF Events As Well As The Media Rights Outside Of Europe And Africa *IAAF Press Release

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President Thomas Bach Promises That Scottish Athletes Would Be Able To Compete In 2016 Games If The Country Secedes From GB Some were worried that the March 2016 deadline wouldn’t leave them time for Rio 2016.

Big $$$ On The Line This Weekend

Nearly $3 Million In Prize Money On Offer At IAAF Continental Cup In Marrakech This Weekend If you’ve been wondering (like we have) why everyone has been trying to get into this meet, realize that it’s 6 x the prize money for a DL event ($480,000) and 3 x as much if you consider it includes all events instead of just 1/2.

State Of The Sport

 Distance Stuff 

2014 Bupa Great North Run: Mo Farah And Mary Keitany Impress *Top Results *Video Replay *Highlights

Great North CityGames *Full Results

 Want To Buy Daniel Komen's Spikes? 

Daniel Komen To Auction Off The Shoes He Wore When He Set His 3,000m World Record In 1996 The auction will take place in Atlanta. Komen is raising money for the conservation of water towers in Kenya.

After Breakthrough Year, New Zealand’s Up-And-Coming Shot Putter Tom Walsh Officially Committed To Being A Pro Athlete Walsh says, “If you told me I’d be in this position at the start of the year, I’d have said you were bat-shit crazy.” He also talks about hanging out with the Americans on the circuit and playing fantasy football.

 More Weekend Track Results 

Women’s Running News

Marathon News: Kara Goucher And Desiree Linden (Davila) In NYC

 Sprint News 

IAAF Rieti World Challenge *Full Results *Video Replays

Road News: Geoffrey Ronoh Upsets Again; Return Of Doper Mathew Kipsorio

 Weekend XC 

College News

More From The Weekend: Betsy Saina With A WLing 10K

 NCAA / HS Weekend Results 

 Other News 

IAAF Profile: “Allyson Felix Rises From The Ashes” Felix overcame a torn hamstring from 2013 Worlds and a slow early season start to run a 22.02-second world-leading victory in the Brussels 200.

 Doping News 

More Brussels *Full Results

LRC Justin Gatlin Runs 9.77/19.71 To Pull Off Greatest Single-Day 100/200 Double In History Justin Gatlin had the fastest 100-200 same-day double ever as he crushed the competition in Brussels. *Video Of Both Races

makhloufiLRC Taoufik Makhloufi AND Silas Kiplagat Celebrate Early As Makhloufi Wins DL Finale, Does He Silence His Critics? Kiprop, Kiplagat and Souleiman all had $40,000 reasons to win this one but Makhloufi was your winner. Galen Rupp PRed and was in the the thick of it with 200m to go, but didn’t have the wheels the last 200m.

What a High Jump in Brussels

The Rest of The Meet: A Spectacular High Jump, Jenny Simpson Wins Grudge Match Over Rowbury, Moves To #2 All-Time In US At 3,000 A WR almost fell in the HJ. Doper Mary Slaney‘s record lives to see another day. We recap all the events for you here.

Simon Bairu Announces His Retirement From Competitive Running He leaves the sport as one of Canada’s all-time bests, holding their 10,000m NR (27:23) and with a 13th place showing at World XC.