The fourth presser at the Weltklasse had Shaunae Miller-Uibo, Olympic gold medalist at 400 meters, Dafne Schippers, World Champion at 200 meters, bronze at 100 meters, Elaine Thompson, Olympic champion at 200 meters and 100 meters.
Shaunae Miller-Uibo, Elaine Thompson, Dafne Schippers, photo by RunBlogRun
Colin Jackson did his homework on this one, and the athletes were fascinating in their discussions of their events, their competition philosophies and the love of the sport.
Again, the Paris, Lausanne and Zurich pressers were three of the finest of the year, with Birmingham getting a strong mention. The athletes in Zurich were most relaxed and willing and ready to answer questions. That means a lot.
Larry Eder has had a 50-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."
Theme song: Greg Allman, " I'm no Angel."
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