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The Morning Run- May 14th

The Morning Run is a daily compilation of links, news and commentary.

On Saturday, we posted our interview with Adharanand Finn, the author of Running with the Kenyans.  If you haven’t yet listened, please do, especially if you are interested in what makes the Kenyans so dominant.  We will post our recap podcast for the Doha Diamond League, NCAA conference championships and much more tomorrow.

All of the results from the NCAA conference championships can be found here.

More in-depth conference recaps on the Big 12, SEC and the Pac 12.

Jesse Squires analyzes the attendance from the NCAA conference championships.

Ashton Eaton hurdles over a model.  A model wearing a $4,490 dress nonetheless.

Dan Rubenstein and Matt Ufford of SB Nation highlight the best fails in track and fieldGabriela Szabo getting lit up on the long jump runway still makes me cringe.

ESPN’s Outside the Lines profiles University of Alaska-Anchorage runner Marko Cheseto and his tale of survival in the Alaskan wilderness.

Lashinda Demus: “we know that we are competing in a dying sport.”

Nike’s new speed suits feature “golf ball-inspired dimples” and claim to reduce times by .023 seconds over 100 meters.  By my math, that can be extrapolated out to 2.3 seconds for the 10,000 so look for skinny distance runners to start sporting the dimples.

Asafa Powell does what he normally does after he loses a race.  Also, Justin Gatlin calls Powell, “just a runner.”

-Kevin

 

The Morning Run- May 4th

The Morning Run is a daily compilation of links, news and commentary.

In light of Rich Perelman’s post about track and television yesterday, Ken Goe’s lead in to his morning links is particularly perceptive and spot-on.  As has been said many times before, the control and focus of the sport lies with the coaches and athletes, when it should be geared toward the fans.

Saturday’s Jamaica Invitational will be a great opportunity to see many Olympic favorites, including Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, Sanya Richards-Ross and Carmelita Jeter.  The meet begins at 8 pm EST/5 pm PST and will be streamed live (for free) here.

Glen Mills, coach of Bolt and Blake, think the two can coexist and flourish in the same training group, despite the naysayers.

Sanya Richards-Ross relives the 4 x 400 from the Beijing Olympics.  Spoiler, the US still catches Russia on the homestretch.

Tim Layden analyzes the components of the 100-meter dash in this NPR feature.

Martin Bingisser provides 10 reasons why you should watch the hammer throw in 2012.  The 11th reason should be keeping tabs on Martin’s own quest for a fourth consecutive Swiss national championship, while being a full time tax attorney.

American distance runner Chris Solinsky will not compete in the Olympic Trials due to injury.  He seems upbeat, but four years is a really long time to wait.

Lashinda Demus tells USA Today about the Olympic Trials, having her mom as a coach, drug testers and more.

Joe Battaglia digs deeper into Patrick Makau’s exclusion from the Kenyan marathon team.

Polakoff Communications lists “5 Things Every Athlete Needs to Know Before London.”  Bring your own food, was not listed.

The Penn Relays enjoyed its best television ratings since 2003

-Kevin

 

Episode 18: Phoenix to Dubai

Jason and Kevin discuss cross country and road races results from the weekend, debate the proper way for a distance runner to announce their college decision and explain why it is a bad idea to throw something at Chris Solinsky.

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