Laura Weightman

Laura Weightman

May 19, 2017

Matthew Centrowitz Takes Down Mo Farah, Brenda Martinez Impresses - 2017 Oxy USATF Distance Classic Recap

The Olympic 1500m champ took down the Olympic 5000m champ. Other highlights,  Sheila Reid upset Shannon Rowbury in the 1500m, Laura Weightman and Natosha Rogers had breakthroughs in the 5k, Eric Jenkins and Cristian Soratos put on a show in the second 1500m heat, Olympian Hillary Bor looked great in the steeple, and his Olympic teammate Shadrack Kipchirchir came up short of the Worlds qualifying time.
July 24, 2015

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.

August 21, 2014

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!!! 

July 29, 2014

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.