A great telling of Grunewald's inspirational story as a multi-time cancer survivor who continues to battle her rare form of the deadly incurable disease.
Grunewald hasn't let her fourth bout with cancer stop her from running, but it hasn't been easy. A good read on Grunewald's running/cancer fighting journey from before her first diagnosis through now.
McNamara won in 3:59, just beating out Mac Fleet while Kampf won in 4:33 over Gabriele Grunewald (4:35).
Molly Ludlow ran 1:59.05 to finish runner-up while Erik Sowinski was 5th in the men's race (1:46.95). Asafa Powell got another easy 100 win in 9.87.
A lot of Americans competing including Bernard Lagat, Will Leer, Ben Blankenship, Garrett Heath, Lopez Lomong, Andy Bayer in the 3000, Charles Jock, Chanelle Price, Molly Ludlow, Gabriele Grunewald in the 800s. Also Melissa Bishop, Jenny Meadows and Lynsey Sharp. Asafa Powell and Yohan Blake are both in the 100, albeit in different heats. *Live Results
These are going to be two must-watch finals. Will Ben Blankenship's amazing 2015 continue or will he go home devasted thanks to Robby Andrews or Kyle Merber? The battle for women's spots #3 and #4 (thank you Ms. Simpson) will be incredibly intense on the women's side.
Shalane Flanagan showed she's ready for Boston, Gabriele Grunewald got a nice pr and win in the 5000m, Sam Stabler of Lamar had the breakthrough of the meet in the 5000m, Oliver Aitchison showed he's becoming a force at 1500m, German Fernandez got a much needed win and Erin Teschuk got some attention.
Genzebe Dibaba and Molly Huddle take the #1 World and US spots.
McNamara runs 4:03 to beat Leo Manzano by less than a second with Trevor Dunbar 3rd. Gabriele Grunewald wins the women's race in 4:32 over Heather Kampf and Sarah Brown (both 4:33).
There are some really good races with Genzebe Dibaba in the mile against Morgan Uceny, Cory McGee and Gabe Grunewald. Bernard Lagat faces Emmanuel Bett, Donn Cabral, Garrett Heath and more in the 2-mile. A ton of good sprint/field action as well including Jenn Suhr in the PV, Brianna Rollins vs Sally Pearson in the 100H, 100 with Nesta Carter, Mike Rodgers, Kim Collins and Chijindu Ujah. Aries Merritt vs David Oliver in the 110H and Carmelita Jeter, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Allyson Felix in women's 100. *Full Startlists
Kim Conley was 4th (4:09.48). Chris Solinsky was 10th in the men's race with 3:46.55.
We wonder if it's normal for an official to tell a coach about a foul he admits he didn't see. Then we start to go off into la-la conspiracy land as we notice a key part of the report regarding Salazar shows up in a different font. To us, the whole report reads like a 5th grader's book report, not a report worthy analysis of a decision that (illegally) fixed the outcome of a national championship race.