This is a few hours late due to Internet issues. My apologies.
All kinds of news from yesterday’s Diamond League final in Zurich
Let’s Run: Rudisha Loses, Bolt And Blake Win, Drama In Women’s Steeple, And Americans Fizzle In 5,000m
Let’s Run: David Rudisha Gets Beaten
IAAF: Bolt dashes 19.66, Aman defeats Rudisha in Zürich – 2012 Samsung Diamond League, FINAL, Part 1
Athletics Weekly: Meeting records for Bolt and Blake as Diamond League titles are decided in Zurich
Scotty Bush asks if Jordan Hasay can win the NCAA cross country title. If she did, she’d be the first woman to ever win both NCAA (college) and Foot Locker (high school) national titles.
Some Ohio news…
KD is coming to Ohio! Khadevis Robinson has been hired as the new Ohio State women’s distance/cross country coach. The Buckeye women have already made big steps forward in the sprints and hurdles, and this hire indicates seriousness about raising the profile of the rest of the program.
Bad news for Geneva, Ohio: the NCAA D-II winter national championships festival has been moved out of Cleveland and into Birmingham, Alabama. Both festivals center around track and field; the Cleveland bid was to host the meet at the Spire Academy, and Birmingham will have it at the new Crossplex. Both seat 5,000 in spacious and high-class facilities.
This blog is about track and field, not cycling, but we both face the scourge of doping. I’ll keep the Lance Armstrong talk to a minimum, but a couple of fact-filled and damning articles are here and here and here.
Cool video of the day: Down goes Rudisha!
Lots of college cross country–for complete listings try the USTFCCCA’s site.