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. SAC. Jim 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.