Genzebe Dibaba is in the 1500m and Grant Holloway in the 60H.
Does Kipchoge need a win and fast time here to get "his mojo back?"
Van Niekerk said, “As much as I have enjoyed my experience with [Ans Botha] and her group, I am hoping to break my world record (43.03 seconds) and to do that I need to ensure I am training alongside the world’s best sprinters." The group is coached by Lance Brauman and also includes Olympic 400m champ Shaunae Miller-Uibo.
However, Hashimoto has suggested she will still seek counsel from the 83-year-old, who she has described as being like a father in the past.
He has been diagnosed with peroneal tendonitis.
She split 3:25.8 to hand off in second place (NC State finished second in 11:15.90 to Virginia Tech's 11:11.78). Tuohy will make her individual debut in the 3000 today. Aaron Bienenfeld (13:41.89) and Abbey Wheeler (15:57.27) won the 5000m races. *Live Results
Schwazer could appeal his 8-year ban in a bid to race in Tokyo after an Italian judge said his samples were tampered with.
What happened to the concept of neutral athletes? While the Russian national anthem won't play on the medal stand, the ROC can propose a musical score replacement.
Vlasic, #2 on the all-time list with a 2.08m PB, won bronze at Rio 2016, but hadn't competed since due to injury.
*European Athletics Tribute With Statement From Vlasic
*Vlasic: “Every athlete will understand me – parting is not easy."
“Before I won bronze in Rio, many told me to give up, as I have already done a lot. But if I had listened to them, I would not have won another Olympic medal, a medal that is so special to me because I won it literally with one healthy leg. That competition pulled everything out of me, even what I didn’t know I had. The years after brought innumerable rehabilitation treatments, hope, then disappointment, and so on indefinitely. Yet, although it would be clear at first glance to an outside observer that it was time to dedicate myself to new life challenges, the decision had to be mine. Before it came, I went through all the stages of grief, and for me, it was the hardest period of my career. And only after all, on a very ordinary and peaceful day, it came to my heart: ‘It's over.’ I knew it was time, and I was completely calm. On the contrary, I felt a relief that I would never have had if I had 'gone over the line’ and stopped in vain when many thought I should.”
Abdihamid Nur and Nico Young went 1-2 as NAU won with just 20. Stanford was 2nd with 48 and Colorado 3rd with 70.