That, along with injuries made for a difficult post-collegiate transition, but as Cheserek explains, moving to Flagstaff and a six-week block with 100+ mile weeks got him in great shape for the winter.
Prize money is the main motivator for most Kenyans and there isn't as much available in the ultra world. So the reason fast Kenyans don't do it is pretty much the same for any sub-2:10 marathoner. They can make more money on the roads.
Butchart says he's thinking more positively now, but when he first got the news he "started bawling and thinking this is so bad."
It's unclear what happened as McLeod's manager blamed the JAAA for not procuring necessary paperwork, but the JAAA denied it was their fault.
Both of Kawauchi's younger brothers were in the race with Yoshiki Kawauchi finishing 3rd (2:22:44) and Koki Kawauchi 6th (2:30:05).
The accident involving two cars claimed six lives, but former African 5000 silver medalist Vincent Yator was not one of them as he has been discharged from the hospital and is recovering at home.
Lough: “I think we get on pretty well but at the end of the day we’re here to do a job. I’m not here to be his friend. I’m here to be his coach. So while we spend a lot of time together, we also do our own things so it feels very natural. It feels very workable."
Early in the race world 5000m champion Muktar Edris had a 50m lead, but had already started fading when he was passed 3k into the 10k race.
World champ Sam Kendricks won on countback over world record holder and meet organizer Renaud Lavillenie as both meen cleared a world leading 5.93m. A record seven men went over 5.88m including Armand Duplantis who set a new world Under-20 record.
Stefanidi got her 19th consecutive win with a 4.75m stadium record while Russia's Lasitskene made it 37 in a row with 1.95m.
*MB: Glasgow Grand Prix (Chelimo, Szczot, Radcliffe etc)
Tuwei used a late burst of speed in the last 200m to beat Laban Kipkemboi by 2-seconds.