Track links for 2008-6-27
By kevinschmidt on Jun 27, 2008
Day 1 of the Olympic Trials is complete and we have our first Olympians:
- Results from the womens 10,000 meters - Shalane Flanagan wins with Kara Goucher second as expected, but Amy Begley, running this race without the A standard gets third AND the A standard by 1.4 seconds. Gutsy run. Katie McGregor who would have gotten the 3rd spot on the team ran conservative thinking no one new would get the A and lost.
- Eugene Register Guard Trials Coverage - One of the best papers for track and field coverage, especially right now!
- Quotes from mens 5000 meters semis - All the favorites through to the final. Question is will Rupp run the final or save himself for the 10,000 meters later?
- Divide And Conquer - I would have loved to see Sanya Richards and Allyson Felix go head to head at 400 meters.
- A Brief Chat With Meb Keflezighi - It would be a great achievement if he can make the tea on 7 weeks of training!
- Men to watch at U.S. Olympic track and field trials - ESPN does mention two distance runners, but not surprisingly they are Lagat and Webb.