2014 Meeting Areva - Paris Diamond League

July 05, 2014
Paris, France
World Athletics:

Hassan said she thought it was "a 4:04 race" and rightly gave credit to Jenny Simpson for getting them a fast time. Hassan also likes XC better than track and is looking forward to World XC Champs.

World Athletics:

Parchment became just the 16th man in history to break the 13-second barrier running a Jamaican NR of 12.94.

BBC Sport:

Laura Muir set a Scottish 1500 record with 4:00.07 as Laura Weightman ran 4:00.17 to put herself 6th on the UK all-time list.

LRC 2014 Paris Distance Recap: Jenny Simpson 3:57.22!, Shannon Rowbury Goes Sub-4, Asbel Kiprop, Emma Coburn Impress, First Sub-13

What a meet. 3:57.22 for Simpson, first sub-13:00 of 2014, sub-4:00 for Rowbury, Emma Coburn, and Kiprop over Amos.

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.”


She had a hamstring strain earlier in the year and pulled out of the NY and Rome DL meets. Frenchman Pascal Martinot-Lagarde faces David Oliver, Ryan Wilson and Jason Richardson in 110H. Asafa Powell pulled out of the 100 with a hamstring issue in what was supposed to be his first race back from drug ban.

World Athletics:

US champ Inika McPherson vs Brigetta Barrett and Blanka Vlasic in HJ, Christophe Lemaitre in 100 vs recent 9.82-man Richard Thompson, Sanya Richards-Ross vs Novlene Williams-Mills and Amantle Montsho in 400.

World Athletics:

Ashton Eaton considering LJ/decathlon double at 2015 Worlds, Allyson Felix says nothing went wrong at USAs, she never planned on racing more than one round at USAs, Sanya Richards-Ross spoke French, Blanka Vlasic on the comeback from injury as is Sally Pearson and guys, did you know Russian LJer/model Darya Klishina is now living in the US?


She's been dealing with injuries and was only 8th place in her last races at the Prefontaine and Rome DL meets.

LRC Paris DL Preview: Can Simpson Get The American Record And Can Rowbury Break 4:00 In A Stacked Women's 1500; A Fascinating Men's 800 Of Amos Vs. Kaki Vs. Kiprop

Hellen Obiri looks to keep winning against Abeba Aregawi and Jenny Simpson in the women's 1,500. Can Simpson get the AR or can Rowbury break 4:00? Asbel Kiprop takes on Nijel Amos and the 800 specialists and Emma Coburn goes for her second DL win in the women's steeple. Can she get the American record as well?

LRC 2014 Paris DL: Can Galen Rupp Get The American 5k Record, Will Ben True Join The Sub-13:00 Club?

The day after American Independence Day, Americans Ben True and Galen Rupp will be looking to celebrate themselves by making history at the 2014 Meeting Areva, which could be special.

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