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.

Meseret Defar Wins Her Fourth Global 5000m Title

Meseret Defar is super fit and it showed. Recap, analysis and post-race interviews. Molly Huddle placed the highest for an American ever in 6th.

Women's 5k Semifinal: The Americans Advance, Meseret Defar Says Her Training Is 'Stronger' Than When She Set World Record

Round 1 of the women's 5000m got underway Wednesday morning in Moscow with little fanfare on the track as all the favorites and all the Americans advanced. There were some interesting comments by Meseret Defar and Shannon Rowbury off the track.

Shannon Rowbury Has Some Strong Words for USATF For Being Left Off 1500m Team for Worlds

Shannon Rowbury is disappointed with being left off the USA 1500m team for Worlds and has some strong words for USATF.

Meseret Defar Tries To Get A Second World Championships Gold To Add To Her Two Olympic Golds - Women's 5,000 Preview

Last year at the London Olympics, the women's 5,000 gave fans some amazing drama. After an absolute domination of the 10,000, Tirunesh Dibaba seemed to be well on her way to a second-straight Olympic 10,000/5,000 double, which would cement her status as the GOAT (greatest of all time) in women's distance running. The problem was someone forget to give the memo with "Dibaba is the GOAT" as the subject to Meseret Defar, as Defar pulled off the upset thanks to a 60-flat last lap to become a two-time Olympic 5,000 champ (Defar also won in 2004).

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.

Event Schedule

Race Date EST +04
Semifinals 08/14/13
Final 08/17/13

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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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