Plus Christian Coleman doesn't want to talk about Noah Lyles anymore, Sha'Carri Richardson recalls watching the Beijing Olympics at age 8, Genzebe Dibaba punts when asked about her current training situation, Michael Norman tells us whether or not he's leaning towards the 200/400 double and the bibs say "Eugene" instead of "Palo Alto" on them.
Another week, another terrific DL meet. Young stars Juan Miguel Echevarria & Michael Norman headline the LJ & 400, respectively, while there's star power in the women's 1500 (Laura Muir) and 5000 (Hellen Obiri). Plus a battle between the Ingebrigtsen and Manangoi brothers in the 1500 and a loaded 10,000 that includes Paul Chelimo and Julien Wanders.
*MB: Julien Wanders' last 'special training block' before Stockholm DL. 100% PR shape.
Two 20-year old mega-talents - both undefeated in outdoor 200s since the 2016 Olympic Trials - will battle on Thursday in Lausanne. Enjoy it as big-time men's sprint stars hardly ever face each other on the DL circuit.
If you missed the 2018 Paris DL, you missed a truly incredible meet. From a 46.98 men's 400 hurdles - the fastest time in more than 25 years - in the first event to a 9.88 world leading 100 in the last event, this meet had world leaders literally from start to finish. In between, there was 1:54 women's 800 and a 3:29 men's 1500. This meet had excellence in it from start to finish.
Michael Norman broke the 400m world record, Elijah Hall the American 200m record, Kendall Ellis the American 400m record, and Gabby Thomas had to settle for the 200m American record, and then USC won the 4x400 crushing the world record, but Texas A&M which finished second got the record.