Shanghai Diamond League

2014 Shanghai Golden Grand Prix - Diamond League Track and Field Meeting

May 18, 2014
Shanghai, China
Runner's World:

Assefa: “I know her, but when I last saw her, she wasn’t this strong, so I thought she was pacing. ... [Coburn] was gone. I wasn’t paying attention to her. I didn’t see her at all. Believe it or not, after I finished, I was looking for someone to hand me the [winner’s] bouquet.”


Coburn: “I knew I was in good enough shape to run as well as I did, so I wasn’t surprised about the time. I just didn’t think I would finish alone.”

LRC Emma Coburn talks about her Shanghai win, American records and training with Jenny Simpson

Coburn surprised herself by winning and had to miss a scheduled post-race massage she had scheduled as she had to do interviews and a victory lap. She thinks her training partner, Jenny Simpson, can get the US record of 3:57.12 in the 1,500.

LRC Mark Wetmore Talks About Emma Coburn's Big Win, Jenny Simpson's Four-Flat And What The Future Holds For Ben Saarel

Wetmore gave his star steepler splits to hit 9:19 and that's what she did. The expected PR came with an unexpected bonus - victory. Plus what is Jenny Simpson focusing on? And what will Ben Saarel run at NCAAs?

LRC Abeba Aregawi Wins Shanghai 1500 in 3:58, Jenny Simpson Nearly Breaks 4:00, Runs Second Fastest Time Of Her Career

Jenny Simpson was way back over the first 700 but mowed down the field to record the second best time of her career as Morgan Uceny and Treniere Moser struggled.

World Athletics:

Allyson Felix is back from her torn hamstring.

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