The Morning Run is a daily compilation of links, news and commentary.
For your listening pleasure, our most recent podcast featuring filmmaker Tim Jeffreys is up.
Jesse Squire provides a great viewing guide for this weekend’s meets so you don’t have to comb through heat sheets or time schedules.
Washington Redskins defensive back Deangelo Hall reportedly bet Lashawn Merritt $100,000 that he could beat him in a 100 meter race in 2008. Yes, betting an Olympic sprinter that you could run faster then him is the height of stupidity and hubris, but strangely this doesn’t even qualify as the worst financial decision made by a Washington pro athlete.
Track and Field News makes their early medal predictions for London. Ibrahim Jeylan, Justin Gatlin and Sanya Richards-Ross seem ranked a bit high, while Jason Richardson, Jenny Simpson and Geoffrey Mutai are not picked to medal.
Speaking of Mutai, he says that winning is his focus in the Boston Marathon, not time. Co-host Jason said this week that if Mutai does not get selected for the Kenyan marathon team it would be a travesty. I agree, he could run 2:10 in Boston and I would still pick him.
Paula Radcliffe chimes in on the “plastic Brit” debate.
Scientists analyze ways Usain Bolt could lower his time in the 100 to 9.45. All it will take is a perfect race in perfect conditions.