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The IC4A's is a championship rich in tradition and history. Elliott Denman wrote the following piece about the fabled Championships. A long time writer for RunBlogRun, American Athletics, American Track & Field, and of course, Track & Field News. 

Elliott thought this was an important piece for our readers.

And he was right. 

The Adrian Martinez meet is another example of how a community can come together and build an event that creates opportunities for young and not so young, and elites to enjoy an evening of athletics. 

Last year, I visited the event and was taken by the performances and support of the local community as well as the introduction of elite athletes to such an event. A wonderful track, and an event in honor of a young man who loved the sport. 

We also like the support from HOKA ONE ONE. It is another example of supporting the grass roots by a brand that is grass roots running. 

RunBlogRun will be there on June 4 to cover the event live. We look forward to updating you on the Adrian Martinez Classic. 
Genzeba Dibaba, photo by

Sabrina Yohannes wrote this piece for RunBlogRun on Genzebe Dibaba as she looks forward to the 2015 outdoor season. 

Ashton Eaton and Brianne Theisen-Eaton, April 2013, A Day in the Life, 
photo by Doug Pensinger/ Getty Images for IAAF

Ashton Eaton and Brianne Theisen-Eaton are competing in Gotzis in a week. Today, they competed in Hengelo, The Netherlands. 

Ashton Eaton ran 10.42 for 100 meters, and 8.03 meters for Long Jump. Brianne Theisen-Eaton hurdled 13.05 over the 100 hurdles. 

Eliud Kipchoge, VM London 2015 winner,
photo by

Eliud Kipchoge is one of my favorite athletes. From his first gold medal in Paris in 2003, this guy has been the athlete in it for the long haul. In 2014, when Eliud dusted Kenenisa Bekele at 34k in Chicago, his smile was from ear to ear. The zen marathoner became the zen warrior. 

I asked Justin Lagat to meet with Eliud and Mr. Kipchoge was gracious enough to RunBlogRun to meet with Justin. 

We thank Eliud Kipchoge for meeting with Justin Lagat. 
Magdalene Masai, photo by Getty Images for IAAF

The IAAF World Challenge in Dakar, Senegal took place earlier today. Some nice performances in Dakar, with fast sprints and a deep steeplechase performance. Caster Semenya was fifth in the women's 800 meters, running 2:04. 

Loren Seagrave, photo from IMG Academy

This is part one of a two part series by Cathal Dennehy on Loren Seagrave. I was able to spend some time with Loren in Doha last week, doing what I love to do best with the former Badger coach (On Wisconsin): talk track. 
Justin Gatlin, Doha 2015, photo by

Gatlin not running

BEIJING (CHN): Organisers of the Beijing IAAF World Challenge have reportedly told Justin Gatlin that they do not want him to compete in their meet, report Reuters. The US sprinter had complained of a hamstring cramp and dehydration on arriving to Beijing, but was given the all-clear to be able to compete after a training session on Monday. Gatlin's agent Renaldo Nehemiah said that organisers have made Gatlin's team pay for their flights and accommodation, at a cost of over 12 000 USD. Gatlin commented on the situation, "I think they thought I wasn't man enough and I might pull up in the race, or not finish it and then still ask for money. "I'm not the kind of guy to cheat people of their money or let the fans down... that's not what I do." That means the top favorite in men 100 m will be another US sprinter Mike Rodgers who clocked in Doha sub 10 behind Gatlin. 

(Editor's note: So, Reuters wrote two pieces on it and what we can gather is the following: Mr. Gatlin had some cramping when he arrived in Beijing. He communicated this to the meet management, then, worked out on Monday and noted he could compete on Wednesday. By this time, meet management seemed to be less than interested in the fastest man of 2014 and now 2015. Our contacts told us that a sub 10 second 100 meters beats one's body up, and the cramps sounded pretty normal. There seems to be more to the story, but Beijing meeting management has kept their lips sealed.) 


Kirani James for Rabat

RABAT (MAR): Top stars of the 8th edition of the Meeting International Mohammed VI in Rabat (IAAF World Challenge) on June 14 will be world stars like Kirani James from Grenada in the 400 m. Kenyan DL winner Silas Kiplagat (1500 m) and Jairus Birech (3000 m steeple). French Pascal Martinot-Lagarde is scheduled for 110 m hurdles, in high jump World and European Champion Bohdan Bondarenko. On the women side US Allyson Felix in her first top 400 m of the season and returning Kenyan World champion Vivian Cheruiyot in the 3000 m. Poland´s Adam Kszczot will have African opponents in the 800 m, South African Khotso Mokoena looks to be long jump favorite, best African javelin throwers Ihab Abdelrahman and Julius Yego will face some top European throwers. Men hammer as part of IAAF HT Challenge will have the top two in the World Krisztian Pars and Pawel Fajdek. In-shape Ukrainian Anna Mishchenko and Albanian record holder Luiza Gega will have some top opposition in women 1500 m, fresh DL winner Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou will be the star of women pole vault. 
Belgium's 4x400m celebrate their NR in Nassau! photo by Getty Images for the IAAF

Carles Baronet, is back at what he does best. His European results are one of our most popular reads and downloads most of the year. Carles puts together results from cross country, indoor, roads and outdoor. He is starting a column en espanol for us starting in the next few weeks. It will appear on, our partner site and 

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