Coburn: "I'm bummed..... I thought I could medal. I was confident that I could.....I just got to keep at it and come away with some hardware in Rio."
Can Emma Coburn get a medal? What about a gold?
Some dude you've never heard of (Amel Tuka) ran 1:42.51, Boris Berian of the US went 1:43.34, Joe Kovacs threw a bomb in the shot, Justin Gatlin kept winning, Ghribi led a world leading parade in the steeple as Emma Coburn had another sub par race.
Dibaba takes on Jenny Simpson, Shannon Rowbury and Sifan Hassan while Farah faces Asbel Kiprop, Taoufik Makhlhoufi, Matthew Centrowitz and Leo Manzano. Emma Coburn tackles a strong field in the steeple, while field/sprint action includes PPP vs. Christian Taylor vs. Marquis Dendy in the TJ and Justin Gatlin in the 100.
Tunisia's Habiba Ghribi beat Ayalew (2nd) and Emma Coburn (5th) in the race, but Ayalew still won the DL title and the $40,000 prize that goes with it. Americans to win DL titles included Jenny Simpson (1500), Tianna Bartoletta (LJ), Reese Hoffa (SP), Christian Taylor (TJ), Michael Tinsley (400 hurdles), LaShawn Merritt (400) and Dawn Harper-Nelson (100 hurdles).
Kszczot followed up his victory at Europeans by taking down Nijel Amos in the 800 in a negative-split 1:45 while Emma Coburn was just third in the steeple in 9:20. Allyson Felix and Queen Harrison got wins in the sprints while Nesta Carter won the 100 in 9.96. In the field events, Reese Hoffa won to extend his lead in the DL standings while France's Renaud Lavillenie's 20-meet win streak is history after he failed to clear a height on a poor night for jumping. Plus a B-heat victory for Leo Manzano.