What happened yesterday…
The Athletissima, the next stop on the Diamond League tour, took place in Lausanne, Switzerland. Let’s go to the video highlights!
Asafa Powell ran the 100 in 9.77 to easily top the field. Is he now the favorite to win the Worlds, or is he only impressive against second-tier competition and with a tailwind?
Rudisha. No more words necessary.
Teddy Tamgho gets one mark, but one is all you need. He triple-jumped 17.91m to beat Phillips Idowu in their first meeting of the year.
More video at Runnerspace.com
IAAF recap / Universal Sports recap / Athletics Weekly recap / Let’s Run recap / EAA recap
Block head blog: Can Asafa Powell finally perform on the big stage?
Powell: I wasn’t sending a message to anybody (tip: man up and learn some swagger!)
The Independent: Tamgho gives Idowu some food for thought
What’s on today:
The Harry Jerome International Track Classic, which was supposed to be the second meet in Athletics Canada’s National Track League but is now the first since the Edmonton meet got knocked out by weather, takes place at Swangard Stadium in Vancouver BC. Not coincidentally, this is Canada Day. God keep our land glorious and free!
The headline names are throwers Dylan Armstrong (Canada) and Kathryn Klaas (Germany) and hurdler Perdita Felicien (Canada).
Runner’s World Racing News: The USA’s Morgan Uceny beat a world-class field yesterady in Lausanne.
Pole vault world champion Anna Rogowska injured when pole snaps. A gash on her hand will require three weeks of healing.
The Edmonton Track Classic organizer wants his little meet that got stormed out to become an IAAF tour stop within two years. Seasoned observers think it can happen.