“I know her, but when I last saw her, she wasn’t this strong, so I thought she was pacing. … [Coburn] was gone. I wasn’t paying attention to her. I didn’t see her at all. Believe it or not, after I finished, I was looking for someone to hand me the [winner’s] bouquet.”
“I still didn’t know at that point! When I looked up ahead, [Coburn] was holding the bouquet and waving it. I said to Hiwot [Ayalew], ‘Wait – does that mean we’re second and third?!’ Hiwot was shocked. She couldn’t believe it. We’d thought we were first and second. I couldn’t believe it. I thought I’d won.”
– Ethiopia’s World steeplechase bronze medalist Sofia Assefa, talking about how she and the other top Africans in the Shanghai Diamond League meet back in May thought Emma Coburn was the rabbit and ended up giving her the win.
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Updated Weather And Pacing Information For Galen Rupp’s 5,000m American Record Attempt On Saturday In Paris 12:50 is the goal for the rabbits.
RIP Louis Zamperini – War Hero, American, Track Star And Man updated NY Times obit. Zamperini ran the 5,000 at the Berlin Olympics and then was shot down in WWII and survived 47 days on a life raft in the Pacific and 2 years in a POW camp. If you have not read his biography, it is a must, must read.
On The Boards: Celebrate Louis’ great life and pay your respects
Landry won after a late battle with Tyler Pennel. Sara Hall was the women's runner-up as husband Ryan ended up a DNF with more hamstring problems. *Photo Gallery
Sunday: Preview Of Sunday’s Gold Coast Marathon: 13 Runners With 2:10 Or Better PRs Could See Rob de Castella’s Australian All-Comers’ Record (2:09:18) From 1982 Go Down Field led by 2:06 men Gebretsadik Abraha Adihana, Nicholas Manza and Stephen Tum as well as Japan’s Arata Fujiwara (2:07:48) and Yuki Kawauchi (2:08:14). *IAAF Preview
Oregonian’s Ken Goe Comments On USATF DQ Report And, Like Many, Doesn’t Understand Why It Took So Long “For some reason, USATF chose to stall … I think it was a public relations disaster. It made the people running USATF look either distant and out of touch (best case) or calculating and inept (worst case).”
RRWFive Storylines For The 2014 Peachtree Road Race – Where An American Will Win For 1st Time Since 1995 With $100,000 in American-only prize money, many big names have shown up- Olympians Hall, Abdi, Linden, Hastings, Meb and others like Christro Landry. To us, the story line is Josh McDougal‘s return.
Field Event Blog: US Jav Champ Kara Patterson Blogs About Rome, NYC, And Winning USAs
Full Meet Recap
LRC New Kenyan 1,500 Star Arrives As Centro Fails To PR, Dibaba Loses, Tyson Gay Returns In “Drug 100,” Bondarenko Goes For The WR, And Sum Keeps Streak Athletissima Lausanne was pretty special. Read all about it, including a bold run by American Molly Beckwith Ludlow.
LRC The Five Big Stories From Lausanne The 5 big stories from Lausanne: Justin Gatlin won the “Drug 100” vs. Tyson Gay, a new 1,500 star is here, 400 Running Supreme, Yohan Blake sucked, and more WR attempts in HJ.
Fans React On The Message Board:Official 2014 Lausanne DL Discussion Thread
Full Coverage In Lausanne DL Special Section
Usain Bolt And Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Included On Jamaican 4 X 100 Squads For 2014 Commonwealth Games Neither competed at the Jamaican Trials, but got medical exceptions (Bolt after the meet was over) and were put on the relay teams.
Mo Trafeh – American Record Holder At 25k – Caught With EPO, Is Retiring From The SportThe 2-time Foot Locker finalist, 8-time US road champion, and the US 25k American Record holder was recently caught with EPO in his possession, which he admits to purchasing for intended use but never actually using. *Discuss
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