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.
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.
"For some reason, USATF chose to stall. Maybe the leadership wanted emotions to cool, but I think it was a public relations disaster. It made the people running USATF look either distant and out of touch (best case) or calculating and inept (worst case)."
The report says the "new conclusive evidence" was the same footage on a true monitor with zoom capabilities since the initial ruling was made with a "fuzzy" projection on a "bed sheet". Barker claims the rules were still violated as the committee allowed an additional appeal before the higher-quality video was even on the table.
Men's field includes Garrett Heath, Leo Manzano, Craig Miller and Russell Brown and the women's field includes Gabe Grunewald, Sara Hall and Heather Kampf.
Men's field includes Garrett Heath, Leo Manzano, Craig Miller and Russell Brown and the women's field includes Gabe Grunewald, Heather Kampf, Sara Hall.
"I can hope for a tactical race. But since the world record holder will be in the 3000m, I think I’ll have to be prepared for anything! The first goal is to make the final and then from there, I’m just hoping to mix things up mid-pack and see how high I can place."