>The Weekend Ahead

>No thoughts or opinions today, there’s too much coming up…

The World Junior Championships run today through Sunday.
The best homepages are from the IAAF and the CBC.
CBC has a live blog and a live stream.
TV coverage will be on CBC from midnight to 1 AM tonight, and live at 1 PM on Saturday and 12:30 PM Sunday.
UniversalSports.com will have a live webcast on both Saturday and Sunday beginning at 12:30 PM.
Flotrack’s World Juniors coverage page.
Northwest Ohio’s Justin Welch qualifies in the hammer today, and goes for a medal in Sunday’s final.

On Saturday, the USA Racing Circuit comes to Davenport IA for the Bix 7-Miler, the USA Championship for the seven mile distance.
RunnerSpace.com will have a live webcast at 9 AM.
Read the USATF preview.
Enter the Ultimate Distance Fan prediction contest.
Tres cool gimmick: a local runner gets a 2.4 mile head start and is eligible for the $3,600 first-place prize.

The McCain Birmingham Games will take place tomorrow in the northern English city.

The Central American and Caribbean Games, a quadrennial multisport “Olympic-style” games, runs through Saturday in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.
Flotrack has a coverage page.

Other track on TV…
Diamond League Monaco (tape-delay package), noon Saturday on CBC
Diamond League Monaco rerun, 11:30 AM Friday, 4:30 PM Saturday, 8 PM Sunday on Universal Sports
Diamond League Paris rerun, 11 AM Saturday on Universal Sports
Diamond League Gateshead rerun, 8 PM Friday and 10 AM Sunday on Universal Sports
Great City Games rerun, 10 PM Saturday on Universal Sports
Big Ten Men’s Indoor Championships rerun, 4 PM Sunday and 3 AM Monday on Big Ten Network
Bud Greenspan Presents: Beijing 2008 – America’s Olympic Glory, 5 AM, 10:30 AM and 5:45 PM Saturday on Showtime Extreme

Other links…
Chasing Bolt, episode one

Runner’s World Racing News has the headlines
Let’s Run has a Monaco meet recap and analysis of Andrew Wheating’s amazing 3:30.90
Merlene Ottey will run in the European Championships at age 50
Yelena Isinbayeva will come back to pole vaulting next winter
Usain Bolt enjoying his brief break
Northwest Ohio native Emily Pendleton won silver in the World Junior discus yesterday — see the FloTrack interview
Andrew Wheating is getting all the US attention from yesterday’s Monaco meet, but Yohan Blake ran 19.78 and almost caught Tyson Gay
New Kenyan 1500 star Silas Kiplagat was supposedly unheard of before yesterday…if you’re uneducated.  He was already in my world rankings, at #18.  He’s #6 now.

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