A few weeks after USAs, she passed out in a doctor's office. “The doctor told me I didn’t just have low iron, I essentially had no iron,” she says. “He wasn’t sure how I was functioning.”
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Instead, she became homeless and left her 24-yr old elder husband who allegedly at one point threatened to sue her parents.
As she did last year in Rio, Bartoletta beat out Brittney Reese for the top of the podium.
Javier Culson got his first win of the year in the 400H.
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Erik Sowinski won the 800 in 1:45.92 while Ben Blankenship (7:52.80) was 2nd in the 3K behind Ethiopia's Dejene Gonfa (7:51.99). Caroline Chepkurui took the steeple in 9:31; Tigst Assefa won the 800 (2:00.66)
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The field has every major international championship gold medalist since 2009.
Bartoletta talks about how much she's changed from the college kid who was a shock win at the 2005 World Championships.
Bartoletta talks about the mental side of track and not psyching yourself out.
Schippers' 21.63 set a meet record and made her the third-fastest woman of all-time. Jamaica's Elaine Thompson ran 21.66 (#5 all-time) but had to settle for silver as 3 women broke 22.00 in the same race for just the second time ever. Eaton ran 45.00 for 400 during the decathlon (best-ever during a decathlon) and could challenge his WR on Saturday.
Klishina is now living and training in Florida with a group that includes her US rival Tianna Bartoletta.
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.
What will Tuka do coming off his huge 1:42 victory in Monco? Will 1:57 woman Buchel keep her almost perfect season going? Asafa Powell highlights some decent sprint races.
Bartoletta won the LJ and Kovacs the SP.
Also Tori Bowie Carmelita Jeter, Tianna Bartoletta and Michelle-Lee Ahye (10.85 PB). The "B" 100 is loaded as well and has WJ champ Kaylin Whitney.
OTC's Aisha Praught Set a huge PB in 3rd with 4:05.52. Bohdan Bondarenko won the HJ in 2.37m, Tianna Bartoletta got a double win in the 100 and LJ, Sally Pearson won the 100H over Queen Harrison in 12.66. *Full Results