Entering Thursday, the U.S. had won four medals in the 800 at World Juniors but none in an event longer than that. Mary Cain made history, unleashing a big kick over the final 175 meters to pull away for the gold in 8:58.48. *RRW

Cain Mania On the Messageboard: MARY CAIN DOES IT! CAIN WINS 2014 JUNIOR CHAMPS 300 IN 8:58.48!
*How fast could Mary Cain go in 3000 time trial right now?
What is the point of the W 3000 meters at WJ Champs

RRW: TrackTown USA Says Goodbye to WJC's, Turns to Future Championships

Vin Lananna: "Based on all measures that we have anecdotally, this was a grand success."

RRW: Vin Lananna Reacts To News of Four Ethiopians Missing from World Junior Championships

RRW: East Africans Dominate Distance Events on Final Day of World Juniors

Alfred Kipketer Wins Men's 800 Impressively in 1:43; Barnabas Kipyego Captures 3,000 Steeple Title

Kenya's dominance in these events extended to the junior ranks as Kenyans went 1-2 in both races. American Tre'tez Kinnaird was sixth in the 800 while Bailey Roth was 10th in the steeple and re-broke his U.S. high school record that he set in Friday's prelims. 

W 1,500: Ethiopia's Dawit Seyaum Reigns Supreme; Elise Cranny Closes Well for 4th; Alexa Efraimson Fades to 6th

Seyaum moved to the front at the bell and broke away from the field over the last 200. Efraimson was in the hunt for a medal with 200 to go but couldn't hold on while Cranny moved up well for 4th, tied for the second-best finish ever by an American in an event longer than 800 at World Juniors.

RRW: Ethiopians Kejelcha, Haji Go One-Two In 5000m at WJC

RRW: Ruth Jebet Makes History With Steeplechase Win at World Juniors

RRW: TrackTown USA Celebrates World Juniors with Festive Weekend of Events

Numerous side events are accompanying World Juniors including an elite track meet and the Eugene Marathon.

American Tre'tez Kinnaird (Indiana) is surprisingly the fastest qualifier for the boys 800 final at World Juniors

Kinnaird ran 1:48.04 to put himself in contention for a medal.

RRW: Alexa Efraimson, Dawit Seyaum Advance on Day Four of World Junior Championships

RRW: Worth the Wait: Bailey Roth Breaks 35-Year-Old USA H.S. Steeplechase Record

Men's 5000: Yomif Kejelcha and Yasin Haji Go 1-2 as Ethiopia Completes Gold/Silver Sweep of 5ks

Kejelcha put on a show at the end of this one, running his last 1600 in 4:07 and breaking the race wide open before winning in 13:25. So good, he reminded us of Kenny B in 2008. Americans Colby Gilbert and Brian Barraza were 9th and 13th, respectively.

RRW: Alexa Efraimson Ready To Challenge For Medal at IAAF World Junior Championships

RRW: Fast Finish Earns American Elinor Purrier Spot in WJC Steeple Final

W 800/M 1500: Margaret Wambui and Jonathan Sawe Claim Two Golds for Kenya

Wambui upset world #2 Sahily Diago for the win in an 800 that went out faster than last week's Monaco DL meet. Sawe led for most of the race and was simply too good in the end as he was unchallenged in the final straight.
*MB: Letsrun, do we have another 'Caster Semenya situation' in girls 800 at 2014 World Juniors?

Mary Cain Takes 3000m Gold At 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships

Women's 5000: Ethiopians Alemitu Heroye & Alemitu Hawi Go 1-2 and Crush the Field

Heroye and Hawi used a 4:45 second 1600 to break the field and ran away with this one, finishing 33 seconds ahead of the bronze medallist, Agnes Jebet Tirop of Kenya. Maggie Schmaedick of the USA & Oregon was 12th and missed her PR by less than a second. 

800m Medal Favorites Diago, Hinriksdottir Advance at World Junior Championships

W 800 Semis: American Sabrina Southerland Fails to Advance to Final as Cuba's Sahily Diago Leads Qualifiers

For the first time since 2008, no American will be in the girls 800 final at World Juniors where the world's #2 Sahily Diago of Cuba will be the favorite.

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July 22, 2014 to July 27, 2014

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