Their headline picture is Almaz Ayana next to the 29:17 clock.
*MB: I'm not watching the Women's 5000 meter final. This is ridiculous
At 4K, Ayana was 5-seconds ahead of Tirnesh Dibaba's WR run, but Dibaba closed way faster when she ran her 14:11.
Ayana's challengers include silver medalist Senbere Teferi and Mercy Cherono. Jairus Birech will face Paul Kipsiele Koech, Conseslus Kipruto and Mahiedine Mekhissi in the steeple while the women's 800 has World indoor champ Francine Niyonsaba and Eunice Sum.
Eunice Sum will face the new and improved Caster Semenya in the 800 and there will also be a great men's steeple with Ezekiel Kemboi, Jairus Birech, Brimin Kipruto, and Conseslus Kipruto
When it came to Worlds, Mo Farah was once again dominant as Genzebe Dibaba vs Almaz Ayana was a highlight on the women's side.
Genzebe Dibaba and Almaz Ayana both make the list.
Ashton Eaton's decathlon WR and Dafne Schippers's 200m win were voted 2nd and 3rd.
She'll face Almaz Ayana, Jenny Simpson, Vivian Cheruiyot and Mercy Cherono.
Dibaba talks about all the changes she's made to break the streak of disappointing outdoor seasons following stellar indoor ones. She also mentions the cold shoulder she got from Almaz Ayana after the Paris 5000 and compliments Chanelle Price's pacing. "The pacer did a really good job and I was confident in her. In Barcelona I was alone from early on in the race, but here the pacer took me through to 800m. She did such a good job that I knew I had to keep pushing. I didn’t want to waste the opportunity."
On indoors vs outdoors: “Usually, it is not difficult to change from indoors to outdoors. I find outdoors easier than indoors but I am more interested in indoor athletics. I prefer it because it is hotter indoors and I like the shorter laps."
She says a switch to the coaching of her husband, a 3:34 guy, has helped a lot.
“I am ready to break the world record tomorrow. I will need a pace of between 67 and 68 seconds (per lap); that would be perfect. My only fear is about the weather. If it is too warm it will be difficult.."
"It will be easier with Genzebe in the race because it is always hard to fight alone. Tomorrow we will try together.”
Morocco's Yassine Bennsghir won the 1500 in 3:34.29 beating Silas Kiplagat by .53-seconds. Adam Kszczot won the 800 in 1:46.00 while Erik Sowinski was 6th (1:47.33). Jarius Birech beat Paul Kipsiele Koech in the steeple with 8:11. Renelle Lamote won the 800 in 1:59.99 while Sifan Hassan was 3rd (2:00.62). Sofia Ennaui won the 1500 in 4:05.64 with Heather Kampf running 4:06.29 for 3rd. Non-distance action included Bohdan Bondarenko taking the HJ in 2.36m, Allyson Felix winning the 400 (51.05), Kirani James winning in 45.15. *Full Results
Silas Kiplabat vs WJR holder Ronald Kwemoi in the 1500. Taufik Makhloufi vs Adam Kszczot in the 800. Sifan Hassan is in the 800 against France's recent sub-2 runner Renelle Lamote. Jairus Birech vs Paul Kipsiele Koech in the steeple.
“At first I refused to run [the 5000], but after we discussed the change, I gave it a try. Steeplechase was my first love, but I sometimes feared the steeples. I injured myself at the barriers and I sometimes feared to jump and did not feel so comfortable.”
She says Tirunesh Dibaba is her idol.