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Dawit Seyaum, photo by PhotoRun.net

Dawit Seyaum has a few medals on her wall. In 2013, Dawit took silver in the World Youth Championships. Her next medal was gold, when she won the 1,500 meters at the African Junior Championships. 

In 2014, Dawit Seyaum broke four minutes, for the first time. On June 8, 2014, in Marrakesh, Morocco, Dawit ran 3:59.53 for the 1,500 meters, the new Ethiopian Junior record. 


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Vin Lananna, photo by PhotoRun.net

Vin Lananna had lots to be happy about at the conclusion of the World Juniors. He did not expect, nor should he, that four Ethiopians would disappear from the World Junior Championships. This may be speculation by me, but in several events, Ethiopian athletes have left to seek asylum, which could be the case here. 
Here is Alex Mill's first piece for RunBlogRun! Alex will be writing a piece each day on the Commonwealth Games for us! This piece is on the 5,000 meters! 

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Michael Shelley improved on his silver medal from New Dehli and upset the form charts in the marathon. Shelley is coached by Dick Telford. Dick worked with Rob De Castella back in the 1980s. (I remember quite a memorable workout with Dick, 8 x 400 meters in 72s as Rob was doing 8 x 400 in 62s in front of us, with 40 second 200 meter jogs in between). 

Filomena Cheyech won the women' marathon, the winner of Toronto Scotiabank Marathon. And Caleb Ndiku, with his gold dyed hair, took gold in the 5,000 meters, using a 1:54 for the last 800 meters! 

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The World Juniors are a celebration of young promise in our sport. That does not mean, however, that success as a World Junior guarantees success at the senior level. Elliott Denman looks at the numbers. An interesting perspective....

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Machel Cedenio, photo by PhotoRun.net
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Shamier Little, photo by PhotoRun.net

The World Juniors was six days of some fantastic track & field. One of my favorite performances was Shammier Little in the 400 meter hurdles. Ms. Little just dominated the event! 

Kudos to the US 4 x 100m relay teams. Although a couple of the hand offs were a bit ragged, they juniors got the batons around the track the fastest. 




We asked Justin Lagat, our correspondent in Kenya, to update us on all performances of Kenyans in the Commonwealth Games. Here is his first piece on the women's marathon! 

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Filomena Cheyech, photo by PhotoRun.net
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Yomif Kejelcha, photo by PhotoRun.net
On the night of 22 July, Angela Tenorio had her future in her own hands. She had been disqualified for a false start in the 100 meters, and her manager and coach had protested the false start. 

The IAAF allowed Angela Tenorio, after the 10,000 meters, to sprint by herself and see if she could run faster than 11.77, which would mean she could move onto the semi-finals. 

After much delay, Angela Tenorio, the pride of Ecuador, ran, by herself, the second fastest time of the rounds: 11.28! 

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Angela Tenorio, photo by PhotoRun.net
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Bailey Roth, photo by PhotoRun.net

I remember when Jeff Hess ran the HS steeplechase record! Someone wrote a piece in Runner's World about his experience of running 8:50.1. Hess went to South Eugene High school, a major powerhouse in track and field. They had won the two mile postal competitions and had 4x1 Mile relay times that were just, well, extraordinary.  A few years ago, I met Jeff Hess at the Nike Border Clash. He was coaching track and cross country! 

I wonder how he feels about his record lasting through the tenure of six U.S. Presidents 

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