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.
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 field. Gabriela 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.”