2014 IAAF World Junior Championships

July 22, 2014 to July 27, 2014
Eugene, Oregon

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.


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


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."


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


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.


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.


 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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