Day 1 Interviews from 2015 IAAF World Championships

August 22, 2015

BEIJING — The 15th IAAF World Championships got underway in Beijing, China, today and is onsite to provide you with coverage of the meet. Below, you can find all our video interviews from the first session of Worlds, which included the men’s marathon and prelims of the women’s 1500, men’s 800 and men’s steeplechase.

Among the people we talked to were American medal hopefuls Evan Jager, Jenny Simpson and Shannon Rowbury and the man who almost pulled a massive shocker in the marathon, Lesotho’s Tsepo Ramonene. You can check out all our day 1 interviews below.

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Evan Jager after almost missing the steeple final

Jenny Simpson with strong words for Tatyana Tomashova

Cas Loxsom on the disappointment of missing the 800 semifinals

Shannon Rowbury on her 1500 prelim and not wearing lipstick

Clayton Murphy on his long season that just got even longer

Dan Huling makes the final to avoid becoming the “Buffalo Bills” of the steeplechase

Erik Sowinski on making the semis at his first Worlds

Lauren Johnson is on to the 1500 semis

Kerri Gallagher on receiving advice from Centro (Jr. and Sr.)

2:16 man Tsepo Ramonene on his bold move in the marathon

Olympic champ Stephen Kiprotich after finishing 6th in the marathon

Mini-interviews with Kenyan steepler Jairus Birech