Day 4 Video Roundup; Tuka Talks Breakthroughs; Your JTG 5-A-Day
Beijing Roundup: Day 4
A day of Kenyan dominance, in two events anyway, as we watched two titles go the way of the East-African men. David Rudisha made a triumphant return to global championships as he ran an immensely controlled race to take the 800m title. His teammate in the 400m hurldes, Nicholas Bett, shocked the world with a sub-48 clocking from lane 9 to take the title.
Full video roundup here.
Kemboi To Make Marathon Move
Steeplechase champion (for the 4th time) Ezekiel Kemboi says he will switch to the marathon after the Rio Olympics.
“But like the wine, I am getting better with old age and Rio will be certainly my last stop in the track as I plan to shift gears to the marathon,”
Full story here.
MJ Tells Rutherford to “do more jumping, less talking”
Greg Rutherford completed his set of major championship gold medals today, but sprint legend Michael Johnson had some choice words for the athlete before today’s event.
“He may want to look at why he hasn’t been able to benefit from being an Olympic gold medallist at home. He may find that some of it has something to do with some of these comments he makes.”
Maybe this latest title will make the long jumper more marketable.
Jenkins Joins NOP
Multi-time NCAA medallist Eric Jenkins has joined forces with Alberto Salazar’s Nike Oregon Project group. Speaking about the doping allegations which Salazar is embroiled in Jenkins said “when Alberto’s statement came out, I read the whole thing. I was really happy with it. I thought he was really thorough. I’m not concerned anymore.”
Full story here.
How He Tuka Chunk Off his 800m PB
Bosnian 800m runner Amel Tuka has been the 800m revelation of 2015 and James Sullivan of The Running Review found out how he took his personal best from 1:46 to 1:42 in one season, claiming a world medal along the way.
More from Tuka here.