2015 Sainsbury's Birmingham Grand Prix - IAAF Diamond League Track and Field

July 11, 2014 to July 12, 2014
Birmingham, England
The Telegraph:

Warner contends that Salazar is "innocent until proven guilty".
*Warner Reveals How Hard They Worked To Convince Mo Farah To Not Pull Out Of Birmingham GP “I can assure you the man and woman hours expended by UKA to try and persuade him to run were enormous. All was tried, but it’s an individual sport and individual athletes need to make their own decisions. I respect that but we did our damnedest.”
*Warner Says Salazar Has Been An "Unpaid Consultant" For UKA

BBC Sport:

But she did add a disclaimer, "Obviously, we want it (his 2012 golds) to be true. We really hope it is."

The Independent:

The fans were irate as well, "You don’t go to a rugby match and see one of the teams pull out, for this event you’re coming to see individuals compete."
*Press irate that UK Athletics officials won't answer questions

The Independent:

Kilty: "I’d have shown up on one leg. It’s a shame for the fans. I think a lot of people have paid to watch him today.”

LRC Fair or Foul? Should Julius Yego's 91.39m Monster Javelin Throw Have Counted in Birmingham?

An exclusive analysis by LetsRun.com - using a free online photo editor  - showed that Yego's throw should have been a foul (sarcasm). Apparently, it was allowed to count when they remeasured the entire sector.

LRC Birmingham Diamond League Recap: Javelin and 200 Steal the Show as Hassan and Amos Get First DL Wins of Year and Lagat another Master's WR

The biggest news was Mo Farah pulling out of the meet before hand, but on the track there was a thrilling women's 200m, in the infield one of the best javelins ever, and in the distances Hassan and Amos picked up their first DL wins of the year and Bernard Lagat another master's WR in one of his least impressive runs of the year.

The Independent:

He said he has never been on thyroid medication, will sit down with Alberto face to face, speak with Steve Magness and others in the documentary, and also make his blood values public to show he has nothing to hide. We'd also like him and the entire NOP to release the list of supplements they admit to taking when they are drug tested.

LRC Birmingham Preview: Mo Farah & Bernard Lagat in 1500, Nijel Amos & Eunice Sum in 800, Stephanie Garcia in Steeple and Rome Rematches Galore

12 of the 16 DL events (including all 4 mid-d/distance races) in Birmingham are the same as they were three days earlier in Rome, leading to several rematches, including Dawit Seyaum vs. Sifan Hassan over 1500 and Hagos Gebrhiwet vs. Thomas Longosiwa at 5,000. Also, Stephanie Garcia seems poised for a fast time in the women's steeple.

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