The Morning Run- May 9th

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

Our podcast from yesterday, which started as a recap of the results from Kingston, but ended as a referendum on the movie Without Limits, is up.

The IOC will retest doping samples from the 2004 Olympics.

The Guardian speculates about a potential match-up between David Rudisha and Usain Bolt in the 4 x 400 at the Olympics.  Throw in Oscar PistoriusLashawn Merritt and Dai Greene and we would have something akin to a running apocalypse.   Also, you have to love Rudisha’s epic understatement, “Bolt is fast, he has speed, that I don’t have.”

Bolt says he needs to run fast and win in London.  Not sure why this still qualifies as news.

Joe Battaglia profiles Julius Yego, the Kenyan javelin thrower.

Carmelita Jeter, Yohan Blake and Novelene Williams-Mills will all be running at today’s Cayman Invitational.

The preliminary start lists for the Oxy High Performance meet are out.  The mid-distance races are filled with big names.

Does Asafa Powell get a fair shake in Jamaica?  I vote yes, almost too fair.

Jesse Squire names another member of his Dual Meet Hall of Fame.

Ken Goe’s Tuesday links.


4 responses to “The Morning Run- May 9th

  1. I haven’t listened to your most recent podcast, so forgive me if you covered this there. Are you going to have a league in the IAAF fantast track and field game again this year?

    • houseofrun

      We totally spaced it. We will get the league going for week #2 though. Thanks for bringing it up. I would expect nothing less from the defending champ.

  2. You guys should jump in the “Fans of letsrun” league. It should be a pretty fun league, and with the right team name (and some good picks) you might even be able to attract a few more listeners.

  3. I forgot to include the pin to the league so you don’t have to wade in their message board: 111243