2016 London Anniversary Games - IAAF London Diamond League Meeting

July 22, 2016 to July 23, 2016
London, UK
World Athletics:

Ivory Coast's Ta Lou ran 10.96 into a head wind in both the final and the heats.
*Mo Farah Hits Back At People Who Say "Farah comes here and doesn't run fast times"
*MB: Farah Jokingly Calls Out Ryan Hill's "Mo Show" Comments Asked why he dropped the fast time this close to Rio Farah said, "That was for Ryan Hill."
*The Guardian: Farah Warns Rivals "I've never felt better."
*IAAF: Sandra Perkovic Stays Perfect With Her Fifth Straight Diamond League Discus Win
*Katarina Johnson-Thompson Shines With Long Jump Win As Jessica Ennis Struggles Johnson-Thompson also set an outdoor HJ best on day 1 while Ennis-Hill was way back in the LJ after running the second fastest 100H of her career on Friday.
*Jessica Ennis-Hill Insists She's Not The Favorite For Gold In Rio
*The Guardian: "Doping Scepticism And 2012 Nostalgia Run Tight Race At Anniversary Games"

LRC On to Rio: Mo Farah Delivers a World-Leading 5000m, Molly Ludlow Comes Close

Day 2 of the London Anniversary Games was full of quality.

The Guardian:

Gibson writes that "attempts of positivity at the Olympic Stadium feel forced as teh hangover from London 2012 kicks in hard."


Harrison said the thought of breaking the WR was "the only thing that kept" her going after not making the Olympics.
*Teleconference Quotes With USATF Harrison says next year she wants to switch to the 400H and possibly do the 100H/400H double at Worlds.


Bolt: "For me I felt it was a joke - I felt it was a disrespect they think I'd back out of a trials. ... I was disappointed, especially in Justin Gatlin."

Athletics Weekly:

"I’m just over the moon. It’s not just any record, it’s Kelly Holmes’ Olympic gold medal record."

World Athletics:

Bolt said he's not "fully in shape" and didn't think he "executed well."
*IAAF: Keni Harrison Says She Wanted To "Come OUt Here With A Vengeance" After Not Making The Olympics

LRC American Keni Harrison Rebounds From Not Making Olympic Team in Incredible Fashion, Breaks 28-Year-Old World Record In Women's 100 Hurdles

We love sports because it's not scripted. Keni Harrison has gone from the lowest of lows to the highest of highs.

Athletics Weekly:

Memo to Taylor, even though PPP is out, you lost the US Olympic Trials.

World Athletics:

LRC London DL Preview: Mo Farah vs. Bernard Lagat in 5K & Usain Bolt in 200 Headline Final DL Meet Before 2016 Olympics

The last DL meet before the Olympics is a 2-day affair. We break down both days (Bolt day #1), (Farah day #2) for you free of charge. The meet features a lot of US 4th placers including Ludlow, Eccleston, Kipp, ManzanoJenkins and 5th placers (Sowinski, Uceny, Garcia) trying to get over their Trials disappointments.

The Guardian:

He'll face sub-20 Brit Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake as well as Adam Gemili.

De Vos claims that there is "still huge appetite to watch track" and that they've sold 50,000 tickets to the Anniversary Games without even announcing any of the fields.

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