The Morning Run is a daily compilation of links, news and commentary.
In light of Rich Perelman’s post about track and television yesterday, Ken Goe’s lead in to his morning links is particularly perceptive and spot-on. As has been said many times before, the control and focus of the sport lies with the coaches and athletes, when it should be geared toward the fans.
Saturday’s Jamaica Invitational will be a great opportunity to see many Olympic favorites, including Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, Sanya Richards-Ross and Carmelita Jeter. The meet begins at 8 pm EST/5 pm PST and will be streamed live (for free) here.
Glen Mills, coach of Bolt and Blake, think the two can coexist and flourish in the same training group, despite the naysayers.
Sanya Richards-Ross relives the 4 x 400 from the Beijing Olympics. Spoiler, the US still catches Russia on the homestretch.
Tim Layden analyzes the components of the 100-meter dash in this NPR feature.
Martin Bingisser provides 10 reasons why you should watch the hammer throw in 2012. The 11th reason should be keeping tabs on Martin’s own quest for a fourth consecutive Swiss national championship, while being a full time tax attorney.
American distance runner Chris Solinsky will not compete in the Olympic Trials due to injury. He seems upbeat, but four years is a really long time to wait.
Lashinda Demus tells USA Today about the Olympic Trials, having her mom as a coach, drug testers and more.
Joe Battaglia digs deeper into Patrick Makau’s exclusion from the Kenyan marathon team.
Polakoff Communications lists “5 Things Every Athlete Needs to Know Before London.” Bring your own food, was not listed.
The Penn Relays enjoyed its best television ratings since 2003