On what she'll miss most: "I think there’s this wonderful state of bliss and fatigue that is unlike anything when you’re in hard training. It’s almost this serene state that you get—almost zen—where you’re so tired, but it’s a happy tired."
Most of the article is about her broadcasting experiences, but talking about the future Flanagan says she's not retired yet as she's dealing with knee issues and promised herself she wouldn't make a decision about retirement until she's completely healthy. She also reveals she and her husband are trying to adopt a child.
Jackson says he spoke with Bernard Lagat, Mo Farah, Sanya Richards and Justin Gatlin when seeking retirement advice.
Asked if he would change anything about his career he said, "No, honestly I wouldn’t. The things that happened in my career happened, and they made me who I am today. I’m thankful for what happened and what didn’t happen and I have no regrets on how it turned out. Obviously everyone wants more success, to run faster, to win medals. In the end, I’m happy to be who I am and to have accomplished what I did."
Flanagan says it'd be hard to pass up Boston, but wants to start a family. "It's so important for me to weigh what races I'll run if I continue, with what is weighing on me to stop. There is the chance to start a family. I'm open to all sorts of families - foster care, adopting, or my own."
Jeter hadn't raced since 2016, but won 4x100 silver at the World Relays in 2015.
*LRC Archives: What are Carmelita Jeter and Jason Richardson Doing with Mark Block?
All Meb's family are in town to celebrate his final marathon.
A very nice profile on Meb's dedication with great quotes from himself, coach Bob Larsen and his wife Yordanos.
Flanagan feels she is missing a WMM win from her career and is approaching NYC like it's her last chance, because while that isn't her plan, it could be. Flanagan also touches on the NOP investigation and Chicago performances.
“Honestly, it can’t come fast enough,” he says. “People know it’s my last one. I want it to be over. They don’t. It’s been a lot of pressure over the last 27 years—a lot of weight on the shoulders internally and externally."
Mark Ziegler compares and contrasts the way Usain Bolt and Floyd Mayweather ended their careers.
Van Niekerk: "I’m not after recognition ... That’s not something which motivates me."
*The Guardian: CJ Ujah In The Mood To Rain On Usain Bolt's Retirement Parade We hate to break the British media's hearts, but Ujah is more likely not to make the final than to beat Bolt for gold.
A lengthy look at how Bolt has amazed and entertained us through his career.
De Grasse says he doesn't have a "rivalry" with Bolt since he's never beaten him, but he wants to change that at London 2017.