2014 IAAF World Junior Championships

July 22, 2014 to July 27, 2014
Eugene, Oregon
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RunnerSpace.com:

Kelati represented Eritrea this summer placing 8th in the 3000 at WJs, but has now moved to the US to live with her cousin, a former Foot Locker finalist. She ran and won her first high school XC race this past weekend.

Oregonlive:

Two of them have signed shoe contracts, one with adidas and the other with Nike.

Track-stats:

Sure there are athletes like Usain Bolt, David Rudisha and Kirani James who dominated as juniors and seniors, but they are the exception not the rule.

LRC 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."

Oregonlive:

People are saying Eugene exceeded expectations, but will it be enough to win them their bid for the 2019 World Championships?

Nation:

This writer wasn't happy about former Kenyan Ruth Jebet’s steeplechase victory for Bahrain at World Juniors.

An interesting quote from the article:

"Besides Jebet, coach Gregory Kilonzo, the man behind the Riruta Central production line, will also be showered with money. 'If I can get money to put food on the table by working for Bahrain, why not?' says Kilonzo, currently serving an indefinite suspension from AK."

MileSplit North Carolina:

Article follows his career from a freshman who thought he was a basketball player to the fastest 100m runner in US high school history.

Registerguard:

There aren't many details, but it's likely they are seeking political asylum. The local police department as well as the FBI are involved in the search to find them.

Oregonlive:

 21 total medals (11 golds, five silvers, five bronzes). Kenya was 2nd with 16 (4 golds).

LRC 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. 

LRC 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.

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