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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...

World Juniors in Eugene big win for IAAF, Lananna

WORLD JUNIORS IN EUGENE BIG WIN FOR IAAF, LANANNA By David Monti, @d9monti (c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission.   EUGENE, OREGON (22-Jul) -- The last time an IAAF World Championships was held in the United States, Boyz II Men and Sir Mix-a-Lot topped the Billboard charts, Shaquille O'Neal was the NBA rookie of the year, and "Home Alone 2" had just been released in theaters.   Those championships, the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, were held in Boston's Franklin Park, where American distanc...

Blake out for 2014 season

Blake out for 2014 season

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July 22, 2014, 2:06pm

Jamaica’s Yohan Blake is out of the remainder of the 2014 season, according to Rex Gowar of Reuters. The 24-year-old injured his hamstring during the Glasgow Diamond League Men’s 100-meters.   “The injury was quite severe and the original prognosis was misdiagnosed and he went Germany and when they had a good look, they realized that it was more serious and required surgery, so he’ll be out for quite a long time,” Blake’s coach Glen Mills told Reuters.   Blake’s injury was initially diagnosed...

LIVE UPDATES: IAAF World Junior Champs

LIVE UPDATES: IAAF World Junior Championships 2014 Eugene, Oregon | Hayward Field July 22-27, 2014 Results | Entries | Race Previews | DL on DL

The golden age of female prep mid-d running

2014 World Junior Women’s Distance Preview Before the preview, a soapbox: the World Juniors, World Cross, and World Relays should all be held every year. Cross and relays are for another column— the young bucks are up right now, and they won’t be back for two years, and that’s a problem. To be eligible for World Juniors, an athlete has to be at least 16 and no older than 19 on December 31 of the year the championship is held.  The only thing wrong with this rule is that it stopped December 30-born Dathan Ritzenhein ...

Fisher and VT's Joseph look to impress in 1500m

2014 World Junior Men’s Distance Preview The men’s 1500 is the first distance event on the docket in Eugene, with heats Tuesday 2:45 EST and the final 11:40 Thursday night.  While most of the Americentric talk has centered around HSer Grant Fisher, here’s to Patrick Joseph of Virginia Tech. Joseph was just the thirteenth fastest freshman in the NCAA (some of who are too old) at 3:44.98, but it’s Joseph who ran 3:43.70 at the Portland Track Festival and is now taking the extremely rare opportunity to run at a world c...

Bromell, Whitney, & Baisden lead Team USA

2014 World Juniors Sprints and Field Preview By Dennis Young with additional notes from Mitch Kastoff 1) Lean forward and put your elbows on your desk, table, legs, whatever. 2) Cover your face with your hands. 3) Make a deeply frustrated sound with the back of your throat, something along the lines of “UNNNNNNHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH WHY ARENT FRIDAY AND BROMELL RACING EACH OTHER WHY WHY WHY UNHHHNNNNNNNNNNHHHHH!!!!!!!” A quick primer: the last time Travyon Bromell ran at Hayward Field*, he ran 9.97 to set the world junior record and bec...

Cain savoring home field advantage

CAIN SAVORING HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE FOR IAAF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS By David Monti, @d9monti (c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission.   EUGENE, ORE. (21-Jul) -- Although born and raised in a suburb of New York City, 18 year-old Mary Cain considers Oregon her second home.  A fresh graduate of Bronxville High School, Cain moved to nearby Portland in the spring to begin her career as a full-time athlete in the Nike Oregon Project training program under coach Alberto Salazar.   "Being able to be ho...