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.
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.