LRC recap and analysis of the men's 1500m final won by Asbel Kiprop with Matt Centrowitz silver.
LRC recap and analysis of women's 800m final won by Eunice Sum.

Tirunesh Dibaba Remains Undefeated For Her Life at 10,000 - Wins Record 5th Global 10,000 Title

During the women's 10,000m tonight at the 14th IAAF World Championships here, thick storm clouds gathered over Luzhniki Stadium. A storm was coming and it wasn't just named Usain Bolt who would win the men's 100 final admidst real lightning strikes just a few minutes after the women's 10,000. Before the rain fell on the men's 100m final a few minutes later, Tirunesh Dibaba unleashed her own burst of lightning, sprinting away from the field and winning her third world 10,000m title and her first since 2007.

The Fans Lose Again: Meseret Defar and Tirunesh Dibaba Not to Double in Moscow

Ethiopian journalist Elshadai Negash is reporting that Meseret Defar and Tirunesh Dibaba are both now not attempting the double in Moscow. Defar will only run the 5000m and Dibaba only the 10,000m. This is another blow to athletics fans who have already lost the anticipated Tyson Gay - Usain Bolt matchup.

A Historic Matchup: Tirunesh Dibaba And Meseret Defar Clash For The First Time Ever At 10,000 - Can Shalane Flanagan Medal?

Ethiopian journalist Elshadai Negash is reporting that Meseret Defar and Tirunesh Dibaba are both NOT attempting the double in Moscow. Defar will only run the 5000m and Dibaba only the 10,000m. Extremely disappointing for athletics fans. The good news for Americans is the medal chances of American Shalane Flanagan have increased.

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Usain Bolt led Jamaica to a 4×100 win and Teddy Tamgho became the 3rd man over 18 meters in the triple mump.

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