2015 Sainsbury's Anniversary Games - IAAF London Diamond League Meeting

July 24, 2015 to July 26, 2015
London, UK

Kiprop blames being tripped on his tactics in London, mentions Matt Centrowitz and Ben Blankenship as guys he had to worry about kicking against and says he celebrated early because he forgot the mile starting line wasn't the finish line.

The Guardian:

He won't race again before Worlds and said there "is still a little bit of work to be done". He also lamented that he wouldn't see his family again for 6-weeks.


He added, "I thought we went slow but I wanted to take it more tactical this time round. I am able to run every sort of race. There's still a few weeks until the world championships, I'm building my mileage, and my speed is OK."

LRC London Saturday: Mercy Cherono Wins As Molly Huddle Almost Gets The Upset, Eunice Sum Stays Perfect And Nijel Amos Wins A Nail Biter With David Rudisha

Huddle was the only one to go with the rabbit and was still in contention with 100 to go, but lost out to the world silver medalist Cherono. In the steeple there was a fierce battle between Conseslus Kiopruto and Jarius Birech, Eunice Sum dominated the 800 and Nijel Amos and David Rudisdha finished only .10-seconds apart while Boris Berian went for it. In non-distance action, Renaud Lavillenie cleared 6-meters, Valerie Adams lost again and South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk blew the 400 field away. We recap it all here.

LRC Asbel Kiprop Toys With Field to Win a Bizarre Emsley Carr Mile in 3:54.87 as Centrowitz Beats Souleiman for Second

Kiprop went from first to last in the span of 50 meters halfway through the race but it didn't matter as he was back with the leaders with 300 to go and blew everyone away on the homestretch to get the win. Matthew Centrowitz ran well to finish second in 3:55.03, .03 ahead of Ayanleh Souleiman.

The Guardian:

However, she still won't commit 100% as to whether or not she'll compete at the world championships. *2nd article

The Guardian:

Farah says he was "interested" in the British record (which he missed by just over a second), but said to himself, "Do I want to win the race or do I want to go for the time?"

Farah also had some interesting comments about being tired from flying home for his daughter's birthday and how he wouldn't see his family again until after Worlds.

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