MB: Official 2018 World U20s (AKA World Jrs) Thread
Day 2 PM: LRC Japan’s Nozomi Tanaka Wins Historic Women’s 3,000 Gold At IAAF U20 Championships Tanaka and countrywoman Yuna Wada broke away from the field early and Tanaka held on to become just the second non-African winner of this event in the last 20 years.
*MB: Reigning World Jr and NCAA 800 champ Sammy Watson + US HS 800 star Caitlin Collier (2:00.85 pb) fail to make World Jr final It was a tough day for the two American teen stars.
LRC 6 Reasons To Watch The IAAF World U20 Championships (AKA World Juniors) If rooting for the American 5k runner who has gone from college dropout to forklift operator to World Juniors all in the last year isn’t enough, we don’t know what is but we’ve got 5 other great reasons to pay attention.
Day 1 PM: MB: Kenya’s Rhonex Kipruto breaks CR to win 10,000 gold in 27:22 The man who earlier this year destroyed the Central Park and US All-Comers road 10k mark has lived up to his favorite status and won World Jr. 10,000 gold.
*Beatrice Chebet Of Kenya Wins Women’s 5,000 In Sprint Finish In 15:30.87 As Ethiopia Grabs Silver And Bronze
IAAF Recaps: Full Recap Of Day 1 At World Juniors *Women’s 5,000m Recap *Men’s 10,000m Recap
*Expected Shot Put Duel Between South Africa’s Kyle Blignaut And US’s Adrian Piperi Lives Up To The Hype Blignaut won by 1 centimeter as Piperi set a new US U20 record of 72-4.50 (22.06m).
Day 1 AM: Mouthwatering 1,500 Final For WU20s Is Set – Ingebrigtsen, Tefera And Soget All Win A 1,500 Heat American Cooper Teare also made final.
*George Manangoi Reveals After 1,500 Heat That He’s Recovering From Malaria But Still Thinks He Can Win Gold He said he didn’t feel good today.
*Jamaica’s Michael Stephens Runs 10.30 PR To Lead 100m Qualifiers
Recommended Read Legally Blind Jaryd Clifford Of Australia Finishes 8th In 1,500 Heat – Just Misses Final – Thanks To A Helping Hand From A Kiwi Clifford can only see directly in front of himself so he made friends with a Kiwi, who let him run strides just behind him, and then Clifford tracked him in the race.