The Morning Run is a daily compilation of links, news and commentary.
For some reason, there was a large amount of coverage of Olympic track and field athletes yesterday. Still trying to figure out why. In the meantime, here is The Morning Run, 99 days before the London Olympics kick off!
Usain Bolt was featured on NBC’s Rock Center. This is a web exclusive of the piece and an additional segment on the importance of yams.
Not to be outdone, the BBC, with Michael Johnson, also profiled Bolt.
Ato Boldon and Joe Battaglia examine all the phases of Bolt’s race, while also sizing up his closest competitors.
On NBC’s Today Show, world champion Jason Richardson tries to teach Savannah Guthrie to clear a hurdle. And she failed. The running under the hurdle trick is so 10th grade.
All sports will be streamed live for the London Olympics. Let’s hear it for the internet!
Bershawn Jackson takes aim at Britain’s Dai Greene. I was curious when, and if, someone on the US team would stick up for Lashawn Merritt after Greene called Merritt a cheat. Jackson answered that emphatically and then some.
Video previews of the men’s and women’s races for Sunday’s London Marathon by race director David Bedford.
Emmanuel Mutai was diagnosed with typhoid during his preparations for the London Marathon. Naturally, Jason and I both picked him for a top 3 finish.
George Schroeder follows up with Jason Hartmann after his career performance at Boston.
If Olympic Trials are held in Kenya, and nobody shows up to race, did it really happen?
Kansas Relays shot put recap and video. Yes, to answer your questions, there is a Charlie Weis cameo.
Sprinter Wallace Spearmon is profiled.
Desiree Davila video and story from ESPN.
Ken Goe reports that Oregon and Arkansas are planning a dual meet to take place within next year’s Oregon Relays. Vin Lananna says that it will be “all-out” and that they “won’t rest anybody.” Bold statements, but also fairly easy things to say when the meet is a year away.