Track and Field

Kendricks takes PV gold; Jager snares steeple bronze

Written by USATF.

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LONDON -- Sam Kendrickswent from Olympic silver medalist to World Championships gold medalist Tuesday evening, winning the men’s pole vault at Queen Elizabeth Stadium to close out competition for the night. With a bronze medal from Evan Jagerin the steeplechase - the first medal by an American in that discipline - Team USATF brought its medal tally to 11 through five days of competition.

Kerron Clement: Chasing History, Olympic Champion seeking unprecedented 3rd 400m hurdles Gold!

Written by Dave Hunter, RunBlogRun.com.

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You know that you are with one of the finest athletes in the world when you watch Kerron Clement. After the London DL, I spoke to Kerron at dinner and complemented him in his race and his finish. He smiled and told me that he runs himself into shape, and that he would be ready for London.

Five things to watch on day five – IAAF World Championships London 2017

Written by IAAF.

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1 Men’s 400m  - When Wayde van Niekerk opened his European season with an effortless-looking 43.62 at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Lausanne, few would have bet against him winning here. But in his next race, Isaac Makwala pushed him all the way in Monaco as Van Niekerk narrowly won, 43.73 to 43.84. The challenge was on; the next chapter will be played out here.

Simpson claims silver in dramatic women’s 1500

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LONDON -- With another astounding stretch run, Jenny Simpson earned her fourth global medal in the women’s 1,500 meters Monday night at Queen Elizabeth Stadium. Going from fourth to second by zipping down the inside rail in the final meters, the 2011 world champion, 2013 silver medalist and 2016 Olympic bronze medalist claimed the silver medal at the IAAF World Championships, further establishing her as one of the most brilliant and consistent championship runners of her era.