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The Morning Run- May 31st

The Morning Run is a daily compilation of links, news and commentary.

Make sure to check out our most recent podcast with Joe Battaglia of NBC Olympics.  Joe gives a great preview of the Prefontaine Classic and the Rome Golden Gala and also comments on the hype surrounding Lolo Jones, Allyson Felix’s double and the Kenyan Olympic selection process.

Speaking of Joe Battaglia, he introduces the 14 men running in the Kenyan Olympic 10,000 Trials at Hayward Field on Friday night, and previews today’s meet in Rome.

Dai Greene is out of the 400 hurdles in Rome with an illness.  Apparently, policing all of track and field can get pretty taxing.

Add “Visa issues” to the list of items that ail track and field.  Cuban hurdle superstar Dayron Robles may be out of the Prefontaine Classic due to a delay in obtaining his Visa.

TYSON GAY SIGHTINING TYSON GAY SIGHTING.  He only runs about 30 meters on a high school track, but there is a real starter’s pistol and he is using blocks.  In all seriousness, there is a chance that he will debut this weekend on his home track in Clermont.

Asafa Powell believes he can win it all in London.  He is serious this time.

2000 gold medalist Cathy Freeman reflects on her Olympic experience and says she doesn’t have much advice for her countrywoman, Sally Pearson.  The only advice should be:

1) Wear a bodysuit

2) Dominate the last ¼ of your race

Desiree Davila and Edna Kiplagat will meet next week in the NYRR New York Mini 10k.  Despite its name, it is still 10 kilometers.

Pat Price asks Augustine Choge 5 questions.

-Kevin

 

The Morning Run- May 16th

The Morning Run is a daily compilation of links, news and commentary

Yesterday, we posted our podcast recapping the Doha Diamond League and previewing the upcoming meets in Shanghai and Occidental.  Jason also mourns the loss of his Chicago Bulls.

The 2012 House of Run fantasy track and field league kicks off this weekend.  If you would like to participate, go here and join the league “House of Run Podcast.”  The league pin is 167961.  Any and all are welcome.

Ahead of Saturday’s meet in Shanghaimany of the world’s fastest ran in Daegu on Wednesday.

A year removed from his death, ESPN revisits the life of Sammy Wanjiru.

NBC’s “visualization” videos feature Lolo Jones, Bershawn Jackson and Dwight Phillips. I would make a joke about viewers needing to visualize live Olympic coverage too, but NBC is ditching the tape delay this year.

The Wall Street Journal profiles the carefree Abdi Abdirahman.

Dai Greene says he never disrespected the American 400 hurdlers, but stands by his statements about Lashawn Merritt.

Speaking of Merritt, he decided to wade into the Oscar Pistorius issue.

Flotrack interviews Santa Monica Track Club founder Joe Douglas about the importance of communications, and even acting classes, for track and field athletes to appeal to the general public.  So if you were wondering where Carl Lewis got the idea he could act from………

The popular “30 for 30” series on ESPN will return and produce a documentary on a steroid user in track and field.  Completely uncharted territory for them.

What happens when a group of ultra-marathoners run down a really steep hill?  Some of them fall, but one of them sets a world record.

Jesse Squire distributes his college athlete of the week awards.

-Kevin

The Morning Run- May 9th

The Morning Run is a daily compilation of links, news and commentary.

Our podcast from yesterday, which started as a recap of the results from Kingston, but ended as a referendum on the movie Without Limits, is up.

The IOC will retest doping samples from the 2004 Olympics.

The Guardian speculates about a potential match-up between David Rudisha and Usain Bolt in the 4 x 400 at the Olympics.  Throw in Oscar PistoriusLashawn Merritt and Dai Greene and we would have something akin to a running apocalypse.   Also, you have to love Rudisha’s epic understatement, “Bolt is fast, he has speed, that I don’t have.”

Bolt says he needs to run fast and win in London.  Not sure why this still qualifies as news.

Joe Battaglia profiles Julius Yego, the Kenyan javelin thrower.

Carmelita Jeter, Yohan Blake and Novelene Williams-Mills will all be running at today’s Cayman Invitational.

The preliminary start lists for the Oxy High Performance meet are out.  The mid-distance races are filled with big names.

Does Asafa Powell get a fair shake in Jamaica?  I vote yes, almost too fair.

Jesse Squire names another member of his Dual Meet Hall of Fame.

Ken Goe’s Tuesday links.

-Kevin

The Morning Run- April 30th

The Morning Run is a daily compilation of links, news and commentary.

The Drake Relays, Penn Relays and the Payton Jordan Invitational headlined a full weekend of track and field.  Our podcast tomorrow will break it all down.  Provided Jason is still alive.

Lopez  Lomong miscounted his laps, stopped and still had time to win the 5,000 at the Payton Jordan meet in world-leading time.  Fast forward to 12:10 in the view to catch the final, confusing and highly entertaining 600 meters of the race.

Joe Battaglia compares Lomong’s miscalculation to early celebrations in other sports.

The perplexing year (and career) of Alan Webb continued last night.  This time it was in a good way.

All total, there were 6 world-leading marks from Payton Jordan.

At the Drake Relays Wallace Spearmon ran 20.02 in the 200, while Jenny Simpson opened her outdoor season with a win.

At the Penn Relays, it was a US sweep.

Highlight videos from the Penn Relays.

WADA finds that the British Olympic Association bylaw banning dopers for life is not in compliance.  The end result is that that Dwain Chambers, and others with past drug bans, are free to run.

Jason Henderson of Athletics Weekly in the UK thinks the ruling shouldn’t all be about Chambers.

Lashawn Merritt comments on Bershawn Jackson getting his back in the Dai Greene dust-up.  If you are keeping track, this is the response to the response to the response.

Jesse Squire’s college track and field scoreboard.

-Kevin

The Morning Run- April 20th

The Morning Run is a daily compilation of links, news and commentary.

NBC released the full Usain Bolt feature from Rock Center.

Joe Battaglia of NBC Olympics discusses “Kenya’s final four,” before the London Marathon.

One of those four, Emmanuel Mutai, appears to be well after contracting typhoid.

Battaglia also writes about the Ethiopian Olympic marathon selection process.  Or lack thereof.

Evan Jager shook up the American steeplechase landscape last night when he debuted with an 8:26 clocking at Mt. SACJim McDannald of Track Focus has more details.

More Mt. SAC, Stephen Sambu of Arizona ran 28:06 in the invitational section of the 10,000 and lapped pretty much everyone else in the process.

A very honest Tyson Gay says that even a gold medal may not make him happy.  Strangely, this story didn’t find its way on to the “100 days ’til London!” extravaganza.

Dai Greene’s agent responds to Bershawn Jackson’s trash talk.  In a brilliant stroke, agent Jaime Baulch said that Greene, “has always respected the Americans,” but also added that Jackson’s comments were, “a little bit over the top and typically American.”  Typically American?  I’m guessing the next round of chatter between the two camps will include some Stamp Act references.

Dwain Chambers appears to be cleared to run in the Olympics.

Ken Goe’s Friday links.

-Kevin

 

The Morning Run- April 19th

The Morning Run is a daily compilation of links, news and commentary.

For some reason, there was a large amount of coverage of Olympic track and field athletes yesterday.  Still trying to figure out why.  In the meantime, here is The Morning Run, 99 days before the London Olympics kick off!

Usain Bolt was featured on NBC’s Rock Center.  This is a web exclusive of the piece and an additional segment on the importance of yams.

Not to be outdone, the BBC, with Michael Johnson, also profiled Bolt.

Ato Boldon and Joe Battaglia examine all the phases of Bolt’s race, while also sizing up his closest competitors.

On NBC’s Today Show, world champion Jason Richardson tries to teach Savannah Guthrie to clear a hurdle.  And she failed.   The running under the hurdle trick is so 10th grade.

All sports will be streamed live for the London Olympics.  Let’s hear it for the internet!

Bershawn Jackson takes aim at Britain’s Dai Greene.  I was curious when, and if, someone on the US team would stick up for Lashawn Merritt after Greene called Merritt a cheat.  Jackson answered that emphatically and then some.

Video previews of the men’s and women’s races for Sunday’s London Marathon by race director David Bedford.

Emmanuel Mutai was diagnosed with typhoid during his preparations for  the London Marathon.  Naturally, Jason and I both picked him for a top 3 finish.

George Schroeder follows up with Jason Hartmann after his career performance at Boston.

If Olympic Trials are held in Kenya, and nobody shows up to race, did it really happen?

Kansas Relays shot put recap and video.  Yes, to answer your questions, there is a Charlie Weis cameo.

Sprinter Wallace Spearmon is profiled.

Desiree Davila video and story from ESPN.

Ken Goe reports that Oregon and Arkansas are planning a dual meet to take place within next year’s Oregon RelaysVin Lananna says that it will be “all-out” and that they “won’t rest anybody.”  Bold statements, but also fairly easy things to say when the meet is a year away.

-Kevin