Here's the final article form Stuart Weir on the 2018 Athletics World Cup. Stuart Weir wrote this piece on his thoughts on the format and possible success in the future of the event.

This is Stuart Weir's first column on Monday for Day two of the Athletics World Cup (Sunday, July 15, 2018). In this column, he praises the fast women who ran in London.

We think this interview by Athletics Weekly with Beth Dobbins, new GBR and Scottish NR holder at 200 meters, on her medal at Athletics World Cup, puts this all into perspective:

Hassan_Sifan-Pre17.jpgSifan Hassan, new European 5000m record holder, photo by PhotoRun.net

A tremendous 5000 meters happened in Rabat on Friday, July 13. And, over the last 200 meters, it came down to Hellen Obiri, World Champion, and Sifan Hassan, newly healthy, after a fast 1,500m in Paris (3:58.39), and now a new European record of 14:22.34, behind the 14:21.75 of Hellen Obiri. Here's the Diamond League video on the stages of the race:

Monday is the first day of week four in our HOKA ONE ONE Summer Training program. Today is July 16, 2018. Here is an updated week of training for week four. On Mondays, we run, a nice steady run. Pick a park, keep it relaxed, and remember to stretch afterwards and if you coach says, before.

Brown_CeAiraLeds-Martinez18.jpgCe'Aira Brown, HOKA ONE ONE NJNYTC, photo by Kevin Morris

Monday, July 16, 2018 -warm up, easy 45-50 minutes, cooldown

Here's Stuart Weir's column on the relays, the 4x100m and 4x400m, and of course, both, had some good news and bad news for both GBR and USA. It was a strange end to the meeting.

0f87531a-be97-405c-a325-394ec349144c.jpgSolomon Lekuta wins Men's U20 800 meters, photo by Getty Images or IAAF

Here is Justin Lagat's column on the final day of the IAAF U20 World Championships, where he writes about the men's 800 meters, women's 1,500 meters and men's steeplechase. Tampere, Finland was the home for the IAAF U20 World Championships.

Here's our report 22 for European Athletics Results 2017-18, compiled and edited by Carles Baronet. Carles has been compiling these respots for RunBlogRun for nearly one hundred years. We thank Carles Baronet, our friend from Catalonia, and for all his wonderful reports!

Nowicki_Wojciech1b-WC17.jpgWojciech Nowicki, photo by PhotoRun.net

Here's a fun story on South African javelinist Sunette Viljoen, who has many skills that we did not know about and also won an Olympic medal in something other than the javelin! Stuart Weir is always there to help educate us at these meetings! Thanks, Stuart!

Viljoen_SunetteQ-Rio16.jpgSunette Viljoen, Rio 2016, photo by PhotoRun.net

In this article, Stuart Weir discusses the performance from GBR team, which was comprised of many young athletes and some well positioned veterans. The British media was crucifying meet management for not getting more the British star power. Truth was, this was more like an American track meet, where a fine meet is organizes and managed and little promotion is done, as the mantra is, "If you put on the meet, they will show up." I have not seen this from British Athletics before.

Ugen_Lorraine-PreC17.jpgLorraine Ugen, Long Jump, photo by PhotoRun.net

The meet is a strong idea, but the problem in global athletics is the absolute lack of a real schedule or a group with jurisdiction over making some sense of the schedule so we do not wear out the athletes, fans or sponsors.

Bradshaw_Holly1-London17.jpgHolly Bradshaw, photo by PhotoRun.net

Hitchon_SophieQW-WC17.jpgSophie Hitchon, hammer throw, photo by PhotoRun.net

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