Justin Lagat wrote this piece on Rabat DL and noted the 800ms, the 1,500ms and of course, the steeplechase! Kenya has owned this event for years. Justin is a bit worried about that!

Kendricks_Sam-Pre18.jpgSam Kendricks, Oslo DL Champ, photo by PhotoRun.net

Kendricks-Duplantis-Stockholm18.jpgKendricks and Duplantis, Stockholm 2018, photo by PhotoRun.net

The pole vault is one of the most enduring of athletic brotherhoods. Stuart Weir uses this topic as his last article on the Bislett Games in 2019. We will catch up with Stuart in early July in Switzerland.

The sixth stop on the 2019 Diamond League tour is the Rabat DL. As the DL gets into the season, big performances are being seen and Rabat was the one to watch! In the discus, Fedrick Dacres had to appeal his 3rd throw. The throw was reinstated and it was excellent, 70.78 meters! That gave Dacres the World Lead, Diamond League and Meet Record.

In the women's 1,500m, Sifan Hassan was caught by Genzebe Dibaba as Dibaba took the win in WL, MR of 3:55.47 to Hasan's 3:55.93 NR/PB!

Rabat 2019 .jpgRabat DL, June 16, 2019, photo by Diamond League

The season is over. The next two weeks are about giving you mind, your feet and other body parts a break. Light stuff. If you already had recovery, we will begin two weeks of easy running.

Enjoy.

IMG_5000.jpgEnjoy the solitary time of an early run, photo by NAZ Elite

Monday, June 17, 2019

Recovery week 1

Monday is a day off.

Easy running week 1

Monday: warm up, an easy 45 minute run in a park, cooldown

The long run is one of your most important workouts in your training arsenal. Build up your long run over the summer.

IMG_4945.jpgAn early long run, photo by NAZ Elite

Championship Week 2, Day 7

Sunday, June 16, 2019: Long run.

Recovery Week 2, Day 7

Sunday, June 16, 2019: day off

I love the Brooks PR Invitational. When the meet began as an indoor event, it was loads of fun, and now, as an outdoor event, and now adding some elite events, it stands out in a busy part of the year.

Big elite 1,500, with Josh Kerr, Scottish star, who ran 3:33.60, leading 13 under 3:41.74. On the women's side, Katie Mackey ran 4:05.97, leading 8 under 4r:16.71.

In the high school events, Cole Sprout lead a huge 2 mile in 8:46.41 and Erika Vanderlinde took the girls' 2 mile in 9:53.00, leading 3 under 10 minutes.

To see the entire results, please go to Carles Baronet's Track in Sun: https://trackinsun.blogspot.com/2019/06/seattle-wa-united-states-1562019-brooks.html

Kerr_Josh-FalmouthM18.jpgJosh Kerr, photo by PhotoRun.net

Motion-Stockholm19.jpgThe battle of 25 laps, photo by PhotoRun.net

Ten runners sub 28
NIJMEGEN (NED, Jun 15): Ten athletes ducked under the 28 minute-barrier for 10,000m at the Next Generation Athletics Meeting in Nijmegen. Tesfahun Akalnew and Haftu Teklu took an Ethiopian one-two in 27:30.24 and 27:30.88 with USA's Kirubel Erassa (27:32.89) and Kenya's Erick Kiptanui (27:33.42) third and fourth respectively. There was also a high quality 5000m with Ethiopia's Tsehay Gemechu winning in 14:59.79 ahead of Ugandans Sarah Chelangat (15:00.61) and Stella Chesang (15:06.00). Elsewhere, Uganda's Ronald Musagala won the 1500m in 3:35.81 ahead of Kenya's former world U20 champion Kumari Taki (3:36.05), European indoor 400m bronze medallist Tony van Diepen stepped up in distance to win the 800m in 1:46.90 and Australia's Carley Thomas won the women's equivalent in 2:02.85.

To see the full results, go to Carles Baronet's Track & Sun: https://trackinsun.blogspot.com/2019/06/nijmegen-netherlands-1562019-next.html

In 2016, the Mo & Larry Show began, as we did daily commentaries in Rio with Maurice Greene, the man who ruled the sprints in 1997-2001 and took his last medals in Athens 2004. An amazing sprinter, a consumate competitor, Maurice now coaches and has done work for Eurosport. Through the support of adidas, we have been able to work with Maurice in 2016 Rio and 2017 London. We are looking forward to checking in with one of our global favorites in Doha 2019.

IMG_5404.JPGThe author with the Sprint deity, Maurice Greene, photo by Mike Deering/The Shoe Addicts

We caught up with Maurice Greene, who is a brand ambassador for adidas, at the adidas Boost Boston Games presser on 14 June. Maurice expressed his concern, as coach, former athlete, on the length of the 2019 season. One should also note that the 2019 season will have huge repercussions on the Tokyo 2020 experience as well.

So, my thing about Maurice: he knew how to race, and he knew how to get under an athlete's skin. Sprint racing is outright warfare. It is jousting with blocks and sprint spikes. One guy wins. And Maurice knew that.

So, enjoy Maurice Greene's comments with RunBlogRun, and know that you can find him at runblogrun.com for his past commentary!

Shaunae Millerr-Uibo may be the most physically talented woman athlete that I have ever met. I believe she is up there with Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Carolina Kluft.

We caught up at the presser for the adidas Boost Boston Games. Always smiling, and also a kean observer of all things around her, we will see Shaunae Miller Uibo, aka @hey_itsshaunae on social media focus on one event in Doha 2019.

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Shaunae Miller-Uibo and her friends, photo by PhotoRun.net

With 2 races at 400m so far in 2019, she has run 49.04 and 49.54. I would be shocked as would others if she does not run 48.3-48.4 this year. I always have fun interviewing Shaunae because she has something to say. One of the class acts in our sport.

Oh, and one more thing: when her coach, Lance Brauman, someone not accustomed to hyperbole tells you that she will be running fast over 400m this year, and then, does the content coach smile thing, I put a note down in my notebook.

Miller_ShaunaeFHL-BosOut18.jpgShaunae Miller-Uibo, photo by PhotoRun.net

So, enjoy our six minutes with Shaunae Miller-Uibo, who we gave 8 questions that were had not prepared prior to the event. This was in honor of Australian writer Brian Lenton, who would never prepare questrions, but did show up with a six pack of an adult beverage. We did not any beverages, but there was humorous moments. We hope that you enjoy this interview with Shaunae Miller-Uibo.

Ajee' Wilson is one of our most important American middle distance runners. She has fought the 800m global wars. She is a fierce competitor, who takes the lead and is not afraid of a good fight. Thoughtful, and someone who carefully chooses her words, Ajee' Wilson has told @runblogrun of how much she has enjoyed conversations with Caster Semenya, the athlete embroiled in a global court battle with the IAAF.

Wilson_AjeeFH1-Stockholm19.jpgAjee' Wilson, Bauhaus Stockholm 2019, photo by PhotoRun.net

Ajee' Wilson is relaxed and light with media. She understands that is part of her life as a global athletic star, being sponsored by adidas. I told Ajee' that this one would be fun, and promised 8 questions that she had not had before. I think we did just that. Ajee' Wilson will be racing the 600 meters on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at the adidas Boost Boston Games on Boylston street.

So, enjoy our six minutes with Ajee' Wilson, who we gave 8 questions that were had not prepared prior to the event. This was in honor of Australian writer Brian Lenton, who would never prepare questrions, but did show up with a six pack of an adult beverage. We did not any beverages, but there was humorous moments. We hope that you enjoy this interview with Ajee' Wilson.

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