Day 2 is in the books.
Shitara, the Japanese record holder at 60:17, has been fire of late. More from JRR here.
Prosecutors have issued grand jury subpoenas as they investigate possible racketeering, money laundering and fraud charges related to the 2019 and 2021 World Championship bids.
*The Oregonian: TrackTown USA Stands By Bid For 2021 World Track Champs In Wake Of Federal Subpoenas TrackTown USA CEO Michael Reilly said: "Our role was to put the best bid forward. We are proud of our bid and stand by it."
*Register Guard article The US Justice Department's investigation is wide-ranging, looking into international sports corruption in FIFA, the IOC, the USOC and IAAF.
Lyles went under 20-seconds for the first time and won the 200m DL trophy, but a hamstring injury cost him a trip to Worlds.
Coleman says he's enjoyed sprinting since he was six years old and ran for a track club in Atlanta.
World indoor champ Kejelcha leads the 3000 with Olympic 5000 bronze medalist Hagos Gebrihiwet and Silas Kiplagat. In the 1500, Dibaba faces German star Konstanze Klosterhalfe (3:58.92), Winny Chebet (3:59.16) and Poland's European champ Angelika Cichocka.
*Dibaba is claiming she was sick at Worlds where she was just 12th in the 1500
He's using the race as part of his buildup for the London Marathon.
On the subject of going pro, Tuohy says she plans on running in the NCAA.
"[The Wanamaker Mile] is something I’ve known about, been aware of for so long, obviously something I’ve thought about for so long, that being successful there — It would mean I’m doing it justice. It would mean I’m doing the thing that Kyle of 10 years ago would have hoped he could do…If I get to 1,400 meters and I hear the bell and I’m still in the race, then I just have to hope that I find it — those final, thirtysome seconds.”
“It’s humbling when you look back at the history books and you see all these guys who’ve run just as fast, or faster, than I have, and I don’t even — I don’t know who they are. It’s an unforgiving sport. People get forgotten very quickly if you don’t leave an impression.”
McLeod has spent this season focused on flat sprinting because as his coach says, "he doesn’t want to be known as a guy who just runs the hurdles."