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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Monday Morning Run: A World Championships in 15 nouns

August 31, 2015 |

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Before we begin this week, a hearty congratulations to all track fans

…….for getting up early, staying up late and generally disrupting your normal life patterns to watch a track meet in China.

…..for your ability … Read More

Breakfast in Beijing: Schippers shines, more US struggles, Eaton sets world record

August 28, 2015 |

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The 2015 World Championships will not be included on USA track’s greatest hits list.  The compilation of falls, fouls, false starts and under-performances continued on Friday.  No event was that clearer than the women’s 100m … Read More

Bolt doubles up, Felix breaks new ground, Taylor second all-time: Breakfast in Beijing

August 27, 2015 |

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Today on Breakfast in Beijing, I get some help from my friend and fellow podcaster, Jason.  He’s also been forging these early mornings on the west coast so we decided to Gchat about the meet in … Read More

Historic men’s 400m, more Kenyan gold: Breakfast in Beijing

August 26, 2015 |

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Kenya continued to shine, the Americans had a decent day despite a few crucial mishaps and Wayde Van Niekerk ran himself into oblivion. Some highlights from the fifth day of competition in Beijing.

-The two … Read More

Breakfast in Beijing: Dibaba cruises, Americans struggle, Rudisha plays defense

August 25, 2015 |

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Genzebe Dibaba got a nice little workout in this evening in Beijing. She started off with a 2:25 first 800m, which probably isn’t fast enough to qualify as tempo run pace for her, but it’s … Read More

Kemboi and Fraser-Pryce Repeat: Breakfast in Beijing

August 24, 2015 |

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Some lessons from Monday in Beijing….

-Champions reign

Ezekiel Kemboi and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce both won another global championship.  Fraser-Pryce was supposed to win, but her ability to consistently put down winning performances is remarkable as … Read More

Your friend wants to talk about Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin

August 23, 2015 | | One Comment

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Your friend wants to talk about Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin. He woke up this morning around 11:00 a.m., plopped himself on the couch and turned on NBC. There was a track meet on and … Read More

Bolt unravels Gatlin in 100m final: Breakfast in Beijing

August 23, 2015 |

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From the beginning of the 2014 season right up until the gun went off in Beijing for the 100m final, Justin Gatlin has ruled the event. Usain Bolt was pushed aside because of injuries, a tiny … Read More

Breakfast in Beijing: Day One

August 22, 2015 |

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The first of hopefully nine recaps about the day’s action at the World Championships. That is, if my alarm clock keeps working and the streams keep streaming.

-Men’s 10,000m Mo Farah is now six for seven … Read More

IAAF Presidential Election History

August 18, 2015 | | One Comment

The IAAF will open its 50th Congress tomorrow in Beijing, and chief amongst its business will be to elect a new president. The two candidates are Sebastian Coe and Sergey Bubka.

Both are former world record holders and Olympic champions … Read More