The Morning Run is a daily compilation of links, news and commentary.
We posted a podcast Tuesday covering all the story lines of the on/off season.
Coverage of today’s meet in Lausanne begins at 11 a.m. PST. The best feed can probably found here on the CBC site. Hooray Canada!
Track and Field News breaks down just how consistent how Aries Merritt has been in 2012.
More Aries, he raced some NBA players, including point guard John Wall, at the Reebok headquarters. The most instructive portion of the video comes when legendary basketball coach Bobby Hurley is overheard bracing the basketball players for imminent defeat.
Ajee Wilson, winner of the 800 at the 2012 World Junior Championships, will defer her enrollment to Florida State. By delaying her college career, Wilson hopes to have a better chance at qualifying for next year’s world championships.
The newly updated American top 40 list from Track and Field News.
Tennis star Maria Sharapova has some advice for Lolo Jones.
Usain Bolt gives an update on his post-Olympic plans including his thoughts on the long jump and the 400. Wait, this news is too serious for Bolt. Here we go, an article about a seven-year-old who made a model of Bolt out of vegetables!
Yohan Blake’s agent is upset at the low appearance fee offerred to his client by Birmingham meet director Ian Stewart. Stewart also ruffled feathers earlier in the year when he barred Lolo Jones and Nick Symmonds from competing at the London Diamond League meet. Prior to this summer, Stewart was only known to Americans as the guy who made Steve Prefontaine have 4th street named after him.