US INDOOR FRIDAY (Jan 23)
LEXINGTON: Rod McCravy Invitational had at oversized track Canadian Andre de Grasse 20.90 in the 200 m, Vernon Norwood 1:08.84 in the 600 yards and Eric Jenkins 13:31.76 in the 5000 m. On the women side Jada Martin sprinted 23.44 in the 200 m, Courtney Okolo 1:19.85 in the 600 y. Sandi Morris and Melissa Gergel cleared 453 in the pole vault and Shakeela Saunders leaped to 653 in the long jump.
Canada’s world silver medallist Brianne Theisen Eaton will contest her first heptathlon of the year this weekend at the Hypo Meeting in Gotzis.
But first she talks about the best things in her life.
The best piece of coaching advice
What has resonated with me is it is better to get to the line 80% in shape but 100% healthy rather than 100% in shape and 80% healthy. It always used to scare me to think I could go into an event in only 80% shape. Yet from experience it is so much harder to compete at your best when you have a nagging injury. As long as you are 100% healthy, a combination of the adrenaline and competition can compensate for your lack of fitness and you can achieve some amazing things.
BOULDER — Meskerem Assefa of Ethiopia used a surge just before the 5-mile mark of the Bolder Boulder 10K to pull away from Kenya's Risper Gesabwa and win the elite women's race.
Her teammates, Amane Gobena and Makida Abdela, finished second and fifth overall, leading the Ethiopians to a first-place team with eight points.
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