What’s on today…
The Herculis, the next stop on the IAAF Diamond League circuit, takes place today at Monaco’s Stade Louis II.
Schedule and start lists
Web coverage: UniversalSports.com (USA, $2,99) and CBC.ca/Sports (Canada, free) from 2:00 PM ET
TV coverage: 8:00 PM tonight on Universal Sports, tomorrow at 2:00 PM on CBC
Usain Bolt is the headline name entered in the meet, running the 100 meters. The headline event may be the men’s 400 hurdles, which features pretty much everybody who is anybody, and the men’s 5000 meters, which is similarly stacked deep with talent. In the women’s 1500 meters, we will see if the USA’s Morgan Uceny can keep up her dominance of that distance; she could clinch the Diamond League series right here.
IAAF: Bolt tops dazzling fields in Monaco / Press conference highlights / Pearson gunning for third straight victory / Confident and balanced Rudisha / Bolt hits the beach in Monaco
Let’s Run: What A Meet!!!
Universal Sports: Five events to watch
The Guardian: Monaco test a useful measure for Usain Bolt’s preparations
The Australian: Steve Hooker to gauge his form in Monte Carlo after nine months out of competition
Sport 24 (South Africa): 400 hurdler LJ Van Zyl amped for IAAF Champs
AFP: Felix ‘up in the air’ over 200-400m double
Other meets going on…
Reunion Internacional Ciudad de Barcelona (EAA Premium Meet), Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys, Barcelona ESP
Russian Championships, Olympiysky Stadium, Cheboksary RUS
The Spitzen Leichtathletik Luzern, an EAA Classic meet, took place in the Swiss city of Lucerne.
Highlights: Walter Dix 20.02 200m, Yelena Isinbeyeva hurts hand and out of competition for the near future
The European Junior Championships got started in Tallinn, Estonia.
Highlights: Gabriel Navarro (ESP) wins men’s 10k, Krzysztof Brzozowski (POL) wins men’s shot put
Athletics Weekly recap, EAA recap
Runner’s World’s Racing News has all the headlines: Morgan Uceny’s win streak on the line in Monaco, and more.
Athletics Weekly: Barbara Parker has UK steeple record in sight
BBC: Phillips Idowu wants apology from Charles van Commenee. Dude, give it up, that ship has sailed.
Running USA’s road race participation trends for 2010: up, way up.
Evansville Courier Press: prep star Casey Combest’s rise and fall the subject of ESPN documentary to air on ESPN Classic tomorrow at 5:30 PM.
Block Head Blog: It’s a race against time for Bekele brothers
Shannon Rowbury to be in a commercial for Dick’s Sporting Goods.
This guy is right up my alley: A Spectator’s Impressions from the USATF Championships