The women’s 100 meters was one of the finest events of the Championships in London. Elaine Thompson started out well, but was passed by four women. Dafne Schippers and Marie Josee Ta Lou battled, but the finest run of the race was Tori Bowie. Tori had a fine start, a tough mid race, then, she took the win with her wicked last 40 meters, and that final, long lean, which took the race. Tori ended up bruised and scratched, but recovered just in time to anchor the 4×100 meters.
Larry Eder has had a 51-year involvement in the sport of athletics. Larry has experienced the sport as an athlete, coach, magazine publisher, and now, journalist and blogger. His first article, on Don Bowden, America's first sub-4 minute miler, was published in RW in 1983. Larry has published several magazines on athletics, from American Athletics to the U.S. version of Spikes magazine. He currently manages the content and marketing development of the RunningNetwork, The Shoe Addicts, and RunBlogRun. Of RunBlogRun, his daily pilgrimage with the sport, Larry says: "I have to admit, I love traveling to far away meets, writing about the sport I love, and the athletes I respect, for my readers at runblogrun.com, the most of anything I have ever done, except, maybe running itself." Also does some updates for BBC Sports at key events, which he truly enjoys. Theme song: Greg Allman, " I'm no Angel."