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Ennis – Hill Aims For Olympic Qualification In Gotzis

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Jess Ennis-Hill needs 6200 points for Olympic qualification and 6075 for World Championship qualification. World junior champion Morgan Lake will also be competing. She already has the Beijing World Championships qualifying standard. European indoor champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson decided to play safe and not compete, after a minor knee injury. She also has the WC qualifying mark. It brings back memories of the Coe, Ovett and Cram rivalry, having three world class British athletes in the same event.

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Prefontaine Diamond League

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Genzebe Dibaba ran a solo 5000 metres PB 14:19.82, the fourth fastest time ever. Her sister Tirunesh holds the World record of 14:11. The World junior champion Ajee Wilson continues to impress as she almost beat World champion Eunice Sum, 1:57.82 to 1:57.87, missing her PB by two tenths of a second. Matt Centrowitz almost stopped Ayanleh Souleiman defending his title, 3:51.10 to 3:51.20, as Centrowitz beat World champion Asbel Kiprop into third.

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Prefontaine Distance Night

May 29, 2015; Eugene, OR, USA; Mo Farah (GBR) wins the men's 10000 meter run with a time of 26:50.97 and Paul Kipngetich Tanui (KEN) places second with a time of 26:51.86 and Geoffrey Kamworor places third  with a time of 26:52.65 at Hayward Field. Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

May 29, 2015; Eugene, OR, USA; Mo Farah (GBR) wins the men’s 10000 meter run with a time of 26:50.97 and Paul Kipngetich Tanui (KEN) places second with a time of 26:51.86 and Geoffrey Kamworor places third with a time of 26:52.65 at Hayward Field. Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

In the Diamond League 10000 metres Mo Farah finished four seconds outside his British and European record set here in 2011. Mo’s Nike Oregon Project teammate Cam Levins set a Canadian record of 27:07.51 in fourth.

17 year-old Ethiopian Yomif Kejelcha was a shock winner of the 5000 metres in 13:10.54, as Mo’s training partner Galen Rupp took third in 13:12.36. Bernard Lagat continues to rewrite the Masters World records as he got fourth in 13:14.97

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Pavey Wins British Road Title

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European champion Jo Pavey won the British 10K road title at the London 10000 metres, in 32:56, despite being sick the night before. She beat English National cross country junior runner-up, Rebecca Murray, who competes for Paula Radcliffe’s first club in Bedford, and set a PB 33:19.

Andy Vernon won in a road PB 28:38.

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Asher-Smith Becomes Fastest British Woman Ever

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Teenager Dina Asher-Smith has broken the British 100 metres record set by Montell Douglas in 2008. Her second place 11.02 in the Hengelo World Challenge meeting came behind European champion Dafne Schippers 10.94 Dutch record. Asha Philip was third in 11.10, going equal 3rd on the UK all-time list with Kathy Cook (1981).

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Bannister’s Spikes Put Up For Auction

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The running spikes that Roger Bannister wore in the world’s first sub four-minute mile on May 6 1954 at Iffley Road Track, Oxford University, are being auctioned by Christie’s in September.

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Jeff Johnson: What Makes Pre So Special

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http://running.competitor.com/2015/05/features/jeff-johnson-what-makes-pre-so-special_128389

Jeff Johnson was Nike’s first paid employee

New Steve Prefontaine documentary http://prespeople.com

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