Matthew Centrowitz Takes Down Mo Farah, Brenda Martinez Impresses - 2017 Oxy USATF Distance Classic Recap
London Friday: Mo Farah Dominates The 3000, While Laura Weightman Gets A Surprise 1500 Win To Thrill The Home Crowd
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.
2014 LRC Year-End Rankings: Women's 1500/Mile: American Jenny Simpson Is On Top Of The World
Jenny Simpson Pulls Away Over Final 50 Meters For Her Second Career Diamond League Victory
Indoor WR holder Genzebe Dibaba took this one out very quickly (2:05.95 at 800) but she couldn't hold that pace forever and was caught by Simpson and Euro champ/2014 outdoor leader Sifan Hassan on the final lap. The three were level with 75 meters to go, but Simpson looked by far the best at the end and won in 4:00.38.
*MB: Wow: What a 1500!!!! Jenny Simpson wins it in Stockholm!!!
Sifan Hassan Outkicks Abeba Aregawi to Win 2014 European Athletics Championship Women's 1500
Next up for Hassan and Aregawi. A race with Jenny Simpson. Will the AR fall?
*MB: Sifan Hissan takes down Abeba Aregawi for 2014 European 1500 title, Laura Weigthman gets bronze
Commonwealth Games Women's 1500: Faith Kipyegon Claims Gold as Hellen Obiri Struggles, Weightman Nabs Silver, van Buskirk Bronze
Obiri looked like the best 1500 runner on the planet earlier this year but Glasgow has not been kind to her -- she was 8th in the DL meet there on July 11 and was just sixth in today's Commonwealth Games final. England's Laura Weightman took silver while former Duke runner Kate van Buskirk claimed the bronze for Canada.