London Saturday: Mercy Cherono Wins As Molly Huddle Almost Gets The Upset, Eunice Sum Stays Perfect And Nijel Amos Wins A Nail Biter With David Rudisha
Huddle was the only one to go with the rabbit and was still in contention with 100 to go, but lost out to the world silver medalist Cherono. In the steeple there was a fierce battle between Conseslus Kiopruto and Jarius Birech, Eunice Sum dominated the 800 and Nijel Amos and David Rudisdha finished only .10-seconds apart while Boris Berian went for it. In non-distance action, Renaud Lavillenie cleared 6-meters, Valerie Adams lost again and South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk blew the 400 field away. We recap it all here.
Asbel Kiprop Toys With Field to Win a Bizarre Emsley Carr Mile in 3:54.87 as Centrowitz Beats Souleiman for Second
Kiprop went from first to last in the span of 50 meters halfway through the race but it didn't matter as he was back with the leaders with 300 to go and blew everyone away on the homestretch to get the win. Matthew Centrowitz ran well to finish second in 3:55.03, .03 ahead of Ayanleh Souleiman.
London Friday: Mo Farah Dominates The 3000, While Laura Weightman Gets A Surprise 1500 Win To Thrill The Home Crowd
It was no contest as Farah took the 3000 in a world-leading 7:34.66 while Weightman held off US’s Gabe Grunewald to get her first big international win.
Don't hand the gold medal to Justin Gatlin just yet. Usain Bolt put together his best showing of 2015 by far, running 9.87 into a headwind twice within the span of an hour to win at the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games.
*MB: Usain Bolt "Is Almost Back" - 9.87 Win Into Wind in London
London Saturday Preview: Kiprop Vs. Souleiman In The Mile As Centro, Leo And Blankenship Try To Go Sub-3:50; Amos Vs. Rudisha (And Berian) At 800, Molly Huddle Tries To Win The 5k
The men's 800 (Rudisha vs. Amos Rematch + Berian and Loxsom) and mile (Kiprop vs. Souleiman as Centro, Leo and Blankenship try to go sub-3:50) are the crown jewels of the Saturday action. Other action includes Molly Huddle vs. Mercy Cherono in the 5,000, Eunice Sum vs. Brenda Martinez in the 800 and an African showdown between Isaac Makwala (#5 all-time) and Wayde van Niekerk (#11 all-time) in the 400.
Friday London DL Preview: What Will Usain Bolt Do At 100 & How Fast Will Mo Farah Try To Run At 3,000?
Farah has proven himself as the favorite for 5k/10k gold in Beijing but Bolt still has work to do to catch Justin Gatlin. Can he get closer in London? Farah faces Lopez Lomong & Bernard Lagat in the 3k, plus an American-heavy women's 1,500 featuring Lauren Johnson, Katie Mackey, Treniere Moser and many more.
On The Boards
- Blankenship ran like an animal in London!
- Kiprop: History's Fastest Running Comedian!
- What the f*** is Kiprop doing?
- Mary Cain, going backwards again :/
- Usain Bolt "Is Almost Back" - 9.87 Win Into Wind in London
- UK sprinter Richard Kilty pushes referee after 100 Final DQ at Anniversary Games
- Zero congrats to mo from comp?
- What time will Asbel Kiprop run in the mile in London on Saturday?
- London Saturday: Mercy Cherono Wins As Molly Huddle Almost Gets The Upset, Eunice Sum Stays Perfect And Nijel Amos Wins A Nail Biter With David Rudisha
- Asbel Kiprop Toys With Field to Win a Bizarre Emsley Carr Mile in 3:54.87 as Centrowitz Beats Souleiman for Second
- London Friday: Mo Farah Dominates The 3000, While Laura Weightman Gets A Surprise 1500 Win To Thrill The Home Crowd
- Usain Bolt Is (Almost) Back, Wins 100 In 9.87