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Cain Takes 3000m Gold At IAAF World Junior Championships

Watch more videos on Flotrack By Chris Lotsbom, @chrislotsbom (c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission. EUGENE, OREGON (24-Jul) -- A special, palpable feeling of excitement filled the air here at historic Hayward Field this evening, as if each and every one of the 8,112 people in attendance knew history was going to be made when Mary Cain, the 18-year-old sensation from Bronxville, N.Y., toed the line in the women's 3000m. Fans sporting the red, white, and blue anticipated the nation's first medal ever in the dis...

Fast Finish Earns American Purrier Spot in WJC Steeple Final

FAST FINISH EARNS AMERICAN PURRIER SPOT IN WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS STEEPLECHASE FINAL By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom (c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission.   EUGENE, OREGON (24-Jul) -- In only her fifth 3000m steeplechase race ever, American Elinor Purrier of Montgomery, Vt., sprinted down the homestretch here at historic Hayward Field with one goal in mind: make Saturday's IAAF World Junior Championships final. That she did, setting a new 10:08.33 personal best en route to finishing sixth in the seco...

Efraimson Ready To Challenge For Medal at IAAF World Junior Championships

EFRAIMSON READY TO CHALLENGE FOR MEDAL AT IAAF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS By David Monti, @d9monti (c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission.   EUGENE, OREGON (21-Jul) -- She still has a year left of high school, but Alexa Efraimson has already graduated to the top levels of American middle distance running.  The 17 year-old from Camas, Wash. (about 130 miles north of here) has been the dominant prep miler in the United States this year, running very grown-up times of 4:07.05 for 1500m, 4:32.15 for the m...

Farah will miss Commonwealth Games

Mo Farah has withdrawn from the Commonwealth Games, according to BBC. The 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter Olympic and World Champion has yet to recover from an illness that forced him to miss the Glasgow Diamond League Meeting and Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games.   "I really wanted to add the Commonwealth titles to my Olympic and World Championships, but the event is coming a few weeks too soon for me,” Farah told BBC.   "My body is telling me it's not ready to race yet."   After initial doubts regarding his fitness, Fara...

Ethiopian Tandem Heroye, Hawi Go 1-2 in 5000m At World Juniors

xxxxx By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom (c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission. EUGENE, OREGON (23-Jul) -- If your name is Alemitu and you hail from Ethiopia, tonight was your night to shine at historic Hayward Field. Working together throughout the women's 5000m, Alemitu Heroye and Alemitu Hawi won gold and silver here on the second day of the IAAF World Junior Championships, finishing in 15:10.08 and 15:10.46, respectively. "When we came here, we were wishing to win gold and silver, and that's what we did. We di...

800m Medal Favorites Diago, Hinriksdottir Advance At World Juniors

800M MEDAL FAVORITES DIAGO, HINRIKSDOTTIR ADVANCE AT WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom (c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission. EUGENE, OREGON (23-Jul) -- With an unrelenting rain dousing historic Hayward Field, women's 800m medal favorites Sahily Diago and Anita Hinriksdottir advanced out of the second round here at the IAAF World Junior Championships. Diago, a native of Cuba, won her section with relative ease, while Iceland's Hinriksdottir, the reigning IAAF World Youth Championships g...

Czech this: Drohotova walks to badass status

Watch more videos on Flotrack When you boil it down to the basest of levels, track and field isn’t about times, places and medals. It’s about being badass.  Right now you’re probably wondering how anyone can think a sport that measures greatness objectively can be at its core something so subjective. Simple. There are great performances and then there are performances that are so off-the-charts special that they fall into a whole different category. For example, fans have descended on Eugene for the IAAF World Junior Cha...

Favorite Cheptegei Claims 10,000m WJC Gold For Uganda

FAVORITE CHEPTEGEI CLAIMS 10,000m WJC GOLD FOR UGANDA By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom (c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission.   EUGENE, OREGON (22-Jul) -- Uganda's Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei fulfilled his role as favorite in the men's 10,000m here at the IAAF World Junior Championships, earning the first gold medal of the meet at historic Hayward Field. Entering the contest as the only man to have run under 28:00, Cheptegei ran confidently over the race's second half, pushing the pace and ultimately prevailin...

Hinriksdottir Leads Qualifiers In Women's 800m At World Juniors

Watch more videos on Flotrack HINRIKSDOTTIR LEADS QUALIFIERS IN WOMEN'S 800m AT WORLD JUNIORS By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom (c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission EUGENE, OREGON (22-Jul) -- Despite being 3,845 miles from her home in Reykjavik, Iceland, Anita Hinriksdottir looked quite comfortable racing on the famed oval at Hayward Field. Decisively moving into the lead with 250 meters remaining in the first round of the women's 800m, Hinriksdottir stamped her ticket to Wednesday's IAAF World Junior...

Sabrina Southerland Making Most of World Juniors Opportunity

Watch more videos on Flotrack SABRINA SOUTHERLAND MAKING MOST OF WORLD JUNIORS OPPORTUNITY By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom (c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission. EUGENE, OREGON (22-Jul) -- Sporting the red Team USA vest for the first time at the IAAF World Junior Championships, Sabrina Southerland was overcome with pride. When she took to Hayward Field here for the opening round of the women's 800m, the 18-year-old from New York City had a clear look of determination in her eyes, an aura of confidence and...