The IAAF on tomorrow’s meet: Bolt and Rudisha lead 15 London champions in Zürich and Rudisha on Zürich intentions: ‘I just want to give my best’.
The new House of Run podcast is out, and it’s the usual combination of serious and silly. Jason and Kevin discuss Yohan Blake’s breakthrough 100 in Lausanne, Mo Farah’s 2 mile jog in Birmingham and Nick Symmonds’ American record in the beer mile. The guys also debate the best match-ups in the upcoming Zurich Diamond League, the effects of Rule 40 and whether David Rudisha or Ashton Eaton has the greatest range on the track.
Carmelita Jeter is USATF’s Athlete of the Week for her two Diamond League wins over Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Tim Warsinskey takes a look at various homecoming celebrations for Ohio’s Olympians, including for high jump silver medalist Erik Kynard (Toledo), sprinter and relay gold medalist Tianna Madison (Elyria), and steeplechaser Bridget Franek (Hiram). He notes that Madison is trying out as a “pusher” for the Olympic bobsled program. There’s precedent in Ohio; Warren’s four-time Olympic hurdler Willie Davenport made the bobsled team in 1980.
The New York City Marathon announced its domestic elite men’s field today, and it includes all three U.S. Olympic marathoners (Meb Keflezighi, Ryan Hall, Abdi Abdirahman) and will represent six of the top eight at January’s Olympic Trials race.
Next week’s Brussels Diamond League meet has sold out all of its 47,000 seats.
Runner’s World’s Amby Burfoot asks: Are Americans Running Better? Or Europeans Worse?
Cool video of the day: this week’s RunnerSpace Live
On the tube (and series of tubes):
Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story, tomorrow at 11:05 AM on FLiX
Zurich Diamond League live webcast, tomorrow at 2:00 PM ET