Cam Levins ran like a champion but had to settle for bronze in a blanket finish in Glasgow.
Commonwealth Games Men's 800: Nijel Amos Takes Down David Rudisha and Confirms His Status as World's Best 800 Runner
Rudisha changed things up and led the field through a pedestrian 52.71 first lap, but once a boxed-in Amos got free in the final 100, it was game over as he passed Rudisha with 30 meters to go and had time to celebrate over the final meters.
All Set for Dream 800 Final - David Rudisha and Nijel Amos Both Win Their Semis To Set up Seismic Clash
The dream final we all wanted is set for 2:50 pm ET Thursday. Take a break from work and watch this one as it's worth 1:45 of your time. The real drama in the semis involved a brazen foul by NCAA champ Brandon McBride of Canada.
Commonwealth Games Women's 1500: Faith Kipyegon Claims Gold as Hellen Obiri Struggles, Weightman Nabs Silver, van Buskirk Bronze
Obiri looked like the best 1500 runner on the planet earlier this year but Glasgow has not been kind to her -- she was 8th in the DL meet there on July 11 and was just sixth in today's Commonwealth Games final. England's Laura Weightman took silver while former Duke runner Kate van Buskirk claimed the bronze for Canada.
There are no global outdoor championships this year, but world-record holder Rudisha vs. world leader Amos in the Commonwealth Games is a pretty good replacement. Kenya's 1:42 man Ferguson Rotich (who beat Rudisha in Monaco), NCAA champ Brandon McBride of Canada and World Indoor bronze medallist Andrew Osagie of England are also entered.
On The Boards
- Amazing; Brits spend $769 million and can't even produce a website the produces Commonwealth Games athletics results
- Congrats to Iona's Kate Avery for her 32:33 pb - 4th place showing at Commonwealths, is she favorite for 2014 NCAA xc?
- Commonwealth Games 5000 at 12:40 pm ET today (Sunday) - Nick Willis vs. Ndiku and Koech - Who you got?
- Michael MF Shelley -- Commonwealth Marathon Champion
- Not Farah certified: Mo Farah pulls out of the 2014 Commonwealth Games 10,000 and 5,000
- Agree or disagree: "Horrific" and "humiliating" Commonwealth Games uniforms for Scotland released
- Commonwealth Games Men's 800: Nijel Amos Takes Down David Rudisha and Confirms His Status as World's Best 800 Runner
- Kirani James not surprised by CG record of 44.24
- All Set for Dream 800 Final - David Rudisha and Nijel Amos Both Win Their Semis To Set up Seismic Clash
- Commonwealth Games Women's 1500: Faith Kipyegon Claims Gold as Hellen Obiri Struggles, Weightman Nabs Silver, van Buskirk Bronze
- The Independent on Shelley
- Australia's Michael Shelley wins marathon gold