2014 Zürich - European Athletics Championships

August 12, 2014 to August 15, 2017
Zürich, Switzerland
Runner's World:

Bolt for allegedly calling the Glasgow CGs as "a bit shit" (he denied this report) and Mekhissi-Benabbad for stripping in the last 100 for the European Championships.


She was given a spot despite never even having run a half, but she made a good point that she was already racing the 10,000 and no one else had been selected so she wasn't taking away a spot. She ran 2:31 for the 4th fastest ever by an Irishwoman.

Athletics Weekly:

Belarus' Maryna Arzamasava won the 800m 28 years after her mother Ravilya Agletdinova won the 1500m title.

The Telegraph:

She'll finish her season this weekend at the Birmingham DL meet before she goes on to enjoy 2-weeks of binge eating.


English won bronze at Euro Champs and says, "I love having something to distract me from all the training during the winter. You can't just be an athlete with nothing going on in your life."

Hürriyet Daily News:

After the slew of bans last year they are missing a lot of their "top" athletes and also had many others quit competing for "personal reasons". The team is worse, but apparently cleaner.


He was pleased with 148,432 stadium visitors over 10 sessionsand 80%+ capacity in the evening.

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Poland's Yared Shegumo got silver and Russia's Aleksey Reunkov bronze.


O'Hare, who is now coached by Terrence Mahon of adidas/BAA, is calling it a season however as his hamstring has been killing him.


Chris O'Hare snagged the bronze at the end.

The Telegraph:

"I'm the biggest fluke going. I keep doing this."

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