Kieffer says she's faced comments about being "too big" for a runner her whole career and at one point it pushed her to cut too many calories and get a stress fracture. She says that now, "I feel lucky that I'm no longer so young and impressionable."
*MB: Allie Kieffer responds to comments about her weight/physique -- SELF magazine article
The men's 800 meanwhile has World silver and bronze medalists Adam Kszczot and Kipyegon Bett.
Dibaba set the indoor WR at 3:55.17 at this meet four years ago.
The IOC detected "Russian national motives" in the proposed design, so the sleds will now be burgundy instead of red.
This after Kim Jong Un said in his New Year's Day speech that he hoped North Korea would compete at Pyeongchang 2018.
Kim Jon-un recently announced that they were in talks with South Korea about participating in the Games.
US Figure Skating officials welcome North Korea's precipitation saying, "It would be the safest place in the world." By that, we take it they assume Kim Jong Un wouldn 't bomb his own Olympic athletes.
Van Niekerk had surgery in October after tearing a knee ligament during a rugby game.
An American immigration lawyer is accusing the the US consulate of rejecting athletes saying they aren't "extraordinary" enough, even though they don't have the expertise to make that call.
We liked this quote from coach Mike Smith, "That’s the real key in coaching, the identity that teams develop to become champions. Sometimes they lose that once they become champions. That’s our real test now. There’s this zen saying, ‘Before enlightenment, chop wood and carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood and carry water.’ The way we got there is what we have to keep doing.”