photo by PhotoRun.net
Allyson Felix, photo by PhotoRun.net
One of the tremendous clashes on opening meet of the Diamond league will be Amantle Montsho versus Allyson Felix! Doha DL has some tremendous opening competitions to get the best series in track & field going for 2013!
Montsho and Felix are such different runners, at first glance, but both rely on rhythm and huge stores of endurance. Watching them come off the turn in Doha will be very exciting! Next to the women's 1,500m field, the women's 400m will be a barn burner. I can not wait!
Lots of debate recently on Mo Farah running the first half of the Virgin London Marathon. I was not understanding the reasoning, until I watch Mo speak about it in Portland. When I arrived in London and watched the media frenzy around Mo, and his running the first half under 61 minutes, I could appreciate his need to give the event a run through. The elite marathoners in the London marathon were also sending Mo Farah a bit of a message: good luck in getting into our event. It will fascinating to see Virgin Money London next year!