The Morning Run is a daily compilation of links, news and commentary.
If you haven’t do so yet, check out the podcast from this week. In it, Jason and I discuss the Penn Relays, Lopez Lomong’s miscalcuation, Wallace Spearmon’s record and Michael Jordan’s executive skills.
Asafa Powell may not race in Kingston on Saturday. Whether it has been injuries or an overly selective race schedule, Powell is slowly fading from being a significant figure in the sprinting world.
Patrick Makau says he dropped out of this year’s London Marathon because he thought he had already secured a spot on the Olympic team. Geoffrey Mutai is probably the only person who believes this.
A new angle of the Katy Andrews steeplechase fall has been posted. In the last two days, the video has been featured on ESPN, USA Today and Deadspin. Track may not be mainstream, but falling into water certainly is.
In his second article on the topic, Rich Perelman thinks “track and field and TV need to get married.” It is very difficult to argue with the benefit of more television exposure and the ideas that Perelman presents are the type of dramatic changes that are needed to see track and field grow. More on this tomorrow.
Jesse Squire looks at Cam Levins’ “unusual year.”
NBC Olympics asks Trey Hardee about playing guitar.
What do elite distance runners eat for breakfast? Flotrack’s Ryan Fenton found out.