Worlds 1: IAAF

There are so many events at the worlds that I can’t keep up with them all. I’m glancing at the events that I find most interesting and dropping notes here. I envy Parker’s access, so I’m checking his posts every now and again, too.

Apparently the men’s marthon conditions slowed everyone, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that Luke Kibet (KEN) finished ahead of everyone else with a time of 2:15:59 Mubarak Hassan Shami (QAT) in 2:17:18 and Viktör Rothlin (SUI) in 2:17:25 (results).

The pace was supposed to be slow which favored Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH) and she snagged first in the women’s 10k despite apparently having stomach troubles through much of the race. Ms. Dibaba, who’s PR is ~100 sec. faster, finished in 31:55.41, ahead of Elvan Abeylegesse (TUR; 31:59.40 ) and Kara Goucher (USA; 32:02.05) (full results). Catch the post-race video of Ms. Goucher.

There have been finals in the men’s 100 meters (Tyson Gay in 9.85) and heats in the men’s 1500 and steeplechase.

Parker’s blogging for Runners World here and here about his other experiences while covering the events.

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