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Caren Chebet and Merc Chepkirui 2000m steeple.jpgCaren Chebet and Merc Chepkirui in the 2000m steeplechase at the 2017 IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017, photo by Getty Images for IAAF

This is day 3 of the 2017 IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017, and our friend, Justin Lagat was on the scene, giving RunBlogRun readers the info on the meet.

Here is Justin Lagat's day two report from Nairobi, Kenya and the IAAF World Under 18 Championships. Justin provides with a first person view of the event and his comments give us a nice highlight of the event. Remember, you can watch it each day via streaming video. Check for the info at www.iaaf.org.

The World Under 18 Championship began today, July 12, in Nairobi, Kenya. Here are some news updates from EME News. Watch for our updates from Justin Lagat!

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Justin Lagat is our eyes and ears in Nairobi for the IAAF World Under 18 Championshps. This is his report on Day 1. We look forward to his notes and comments on this important championships.

What a treat to watch Wayde Van Niekerk race! This season, Wayde has run 9.91 for 100 meters (PB), 200 meters in 19.84 (PB) and recently, on 28 June in 30.81 for 300 meters (yes, you guessed it, a PB).

VanNiekerk_Wayde1-BosOut17.jpGWayde Van Niekerk, photo by PhotoRun.net

On the 6 of July, we wanted Wayde run a fine 400 meters in 43.62. This was, of course, the fastest of the year, and the meet record, but it was the way that Wayde Van Niekerk raced the 400 meters that sent chills down fans's spines. @WaydeDreamer did not come off the 300 meter mark in the lead, but made a short burst, took the lead, and relaxed to the finish, running the easiest 43.62 that this writer has ever seen.

VanNiekerk_WaydeFL-Lausanne17.jpgWayde Van Niekerk, Lausanne DL, photo by PhotoRun.net

How fast will Wayde Van Niekerk run? My belief is that the first sub 43 second 400 meters is only a matter of time.

Here is my live call of the South African's 400 meters in Lausanne. We hope that you like it!

Muhammad_DalilahSF-USAout17.jpgDalilah Muhammed, 400 meters World Leader, 52.64, photo by PhotoRun.net

SZEKESFEHERVAR (HUN): Tuesday´s Gyulai Memorial will have top 400 m hurdles with Olympic winenr and World leader Dalilah Muhammad against Kori Carter, Cassandra Tate, Leah Nugent and South African Wenda Nel. Ben Youssef Meite who won Paris DL is the latest addition in the 100 m field along with Christopher Belcher and Akani Simbine who replaced injured Asafa Powell.

R Prescod mens 100M winner.jpegReece Prescod won 100m at British Trials, photo by David Wearn
Here's EME News review of the first day at the British Trials in Birmingham, England on July 1.

This was my first time to see Faith Kipyegon speak. She had one of the most amazing pressers I have ever seen for a Kenyan woman. Faith Kipyegon is, well, delightful. She has a very relaxed way about her, and is very good at conversational English, the key to being a global athlete.

Kipyegon_Faith-Pre17.JPGFaith Kipyegon, photo by PhotoRun.net

We asked her about her preferences, a fast race or a slow race, like most championships. She admitted she likes fast races and then, she can see how fast she can run. She is quite capable of running from the front or back. She reminds me a bit of Steve Ovett.

Again, listen to this presser, but two hours before her race, I really believe that she can run under 3:55. We shall see how it goes today!

meeting de paris july 1 2017 poster.jpgThe Paris Diamond League is only twelve hours away, so here is the preview from our friends at EME News. Make sure you watch this meet!

The Paris DL is one of my favorite meetings each summer. I missed it in 2016. This year, it has moved to Charlety Stadium and will seat 19,000. Weather should be cool, and the meet goes from 6:55 PM local time to about 10 PM local time.

Watch for live RunBlogRun and check out our video interviews from the Paris DL Presser.

MDP2017_Header.jpgIf you would like to download the starting lists and the media guide, do that below:

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE MEN STARTLIST AND HERE FOR THE WOMEN STARTLIST
Click here to download the media guide

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