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.”
*MB: Cool story: Anti-doping authorities sent Tianna Bartoletta an email letting her know she had a SERIOUS medical condition
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.
*Serbia’s Ivana Spanovic Gets Convincing Long Jump Victory Over US's Tianna Bartoletta And Brittney Reese Renaud Lavillenie beat Shawn Barber in the PV, Christian Taylor sailed to a 17.59m TJ win, Ruth Beitia took the HJ, Sandra Perkovic stayed perfect in the discus and Egypt’s Ihab Abdelrahman got a surprise win over Thomas Rohler in the javelin.
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Asher-Smith will be in the 100 against Dafne Schippers, Tianna Bartoletta and English Gardner.
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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.
Klishina is now living and training in Florida with a group that includes her US rival Tianna Bartoletta.
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
Bohdan Bondarenko is in the HJ, Tianna Bartoletta in the 100.
Non-distance highlights: Michelle Carter's world lead in the SP (19.45m), Tianna Bartoletta (7.08) and Marvin Bracy (6.55) in the 60m, collegiate Demi Payne in the PV (4.55m) as Jenn Suhr was a no-height.
He made 3 attempts at a would-be WR of 2.44m, but missed. Ben Blankenship dominated the mile with 3:56.75, becoming the first person to break 4-minutes indoors on Irish soil. Erik Sowinski won the 800 (1:47.42). Asafa Powell was a DNS in the 60 as he tweaked his groin in warmups, while Tianna Bartoletta beat a field that included Carmelita Jeter in the women's 60. *Local Recap *Results
Allyson Felix was #1 and Dayra Klishina, Dawn Harper, Jenn Suhr, Jessica Ennis, Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Tianna Bartoletta also made the list.
Her least favorite workouts are anything over 200m and her favorite book is The Alchemist.