Why stop there? The WR is 14:11.15.
Hellen Obiri in the 1500, Ezekiel Kemboi in the steeple, Shawn Barber vs Sam Kendricks (PV) and Murielle Ahoure vs VCB and Candyce McGrone in the 200.
Hellen Obiri is out with an injury.
Obiri does think she peaked too early and says she wants due World XC for the 1st time as she thinks you'll need to be stronger for Worlds in 2015 as there will be no day off between prelims, semis and finals of 1500.
In other mid-d action, UK's Laura Muir put a disappointing season month behind her to win the mile in 4:34.84 over a solid field that included Kenya's Hellen Obiri (4th in 4:36.23). Brie Felnagle was 5th and Treniere Moser 7th. In the men's mile Germany's Homiyu Tesfaye ran 4:00.92 to beat Asbel Kiprop (4:01.09) and Garrett Heath (4:01.22).
Stacked distance squads including Nijel Amos, Mohammed Aman, Caleb Ndiku, Isiah Koech, Eunice Sum, Hellen Obiri, Genzebe Dibaba, Hiwot Ayalew.
Obiri won her heat in a Commonwealth Games record of 4:04.43.
Joseph Kitur was a surprise winner in the 5000 beating a field that included Isaiah Koech and Caleb Ndiku, Ronald Kipkemboi won the 1500 in 3:34.6 as Asbel Kiprop was a DNF, Eunice Sum beat out Janeth Jepkosgei (2:01.5 to 2:01.8), Hellen Obiri won the 1500 in 4:04.8 as World Jr XC champ Faith Kipyegon was 3rd (4:05.4) and Mercy Cherono took the 5000 (15:19.1). Purity Kirui won the steeple over world silver medalist Lydia Chepkirui.
Obiri in the 1500, Ndiku and Koech in the 5000.
She was a sprinter when she was youger and only started a distance career basically in 2010. Watch out world.
Cain should beat her, but Cranny did run 4:10 this year. The real focus of the race though will be the battle between Abeba Aregawi, Hellen Obiri and Jenny Simpson. 3:56 woman Faith Kipyegon, 800 world champ Eunice Sum, Brenda Martinez and Treniere Moser are also in the field
Talking about her 8:20 3000 and the 8:06 WR she said, “At the moment it’s impossible to break the record because it’s very far and for someone to run 8:20 it’s not easy. But I’m very happy since this is the first time in 20 years we have tried to bring it closer."
Other highlights were World Half Marathon champ Gladys Cherono winning the 5K/10K and Olympic bronze medalist Abel Mutai taking the steeple.
She faces Jenny Simpson, Hellen Obiri, Faith Kipyegon, Eunice Sum, Brenda Martinez, Treniere Moser and more.
AK had previously said that the sprint teams hadn't met the standards, but after they went and actually read the trules, they realized there was no standard for the 4x200 and they're just off the standard for the 4x400 so can appeal for entry to fill the field. AK also added Hellen Obiri to the 4x1500 relay pool after originally excluding her since she missed the trials when she ran Drake Relays.