Jenny Simpson and Shannon Rowbury both auto qualified to Tuesday's final but they are going to have their hands full as the African-born runners are looking great.
Hear what the world's best had to say following the first session at the 2015 IAAF World Championships
Johnson had made a huge breakthrough this year bringing her PB down by over 6-seconds to 4:04.17.
Before we start our World Championships previews, we thought it would be a good idea to take a step back and look big picture at what has transpired so far this year in the world of track and field. There have been a lot of amazing developments so far in 2015. We list five events that if we'd predicted them at the beginning of the year, you'd have said we were TOTALLY crazy.
It was no contest as Farah took the 3000 in a world-leading 7:34.66 while Weightman held off US’s Gabe Grunewald to get her first big international win.
Farah has proven himself as the favorite for 5k/10k gold in Beijing but Bolt still has work to do to catch Justin Gatlin. Can he get closer in London? Farah faces Lopez Lomong & Bernard Lagat in the 3k, plus an American-heavy women's 1,500 featuring Lauren Johnson, Katie Mackey, Treniere Moser and many more.
True ran 13:06 to seal the deal for worlds with Jenkins right behind him in a huge PR. Abbey D’Agostino PRd at 5000 as did Johnson to punch her ticket to worlds in the 1500. Other big names in action included Dejen Gebremeskel, Chris Derrick, Emily Sisson, Mary Cain, PVer Sandi Morris andLolo Jones. Check out how they did.
*MB: Ben True Runs 13:06 5000m, Eric Jenkins 13:07
Ben True faces Olympic silver medalist Dejen Gebremeskel as he goes for the IAAF 5000 “A” standard. Chris Derrick and Eric Jenkins also racing. Lauren Johnson, Rachel Schneider go for the standard in the 1500 as they face Mary Cain andNicole Tully. Abbey D’Agostino and Emily Sisson in the 5000, Olympic bronze medalist Timothy Kitum, NCAA champ Edward Kemboi and Charles Jock in the 800.
*MB: Start list for Heusden KBC Nacht – True going for standard vs. Derrick, Jenkins, Gebremeskel