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posted by The Track & Field Superblog
Monday, September 3, 2012 at 7:42am EDT

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Your top ten links of the day…

The meet that is universally known as ISTAF, Berlin’s Internationales Stadionfest, was this morning. Some recaps…
IAAF: Merritt sizzles 12.97, Harting wins 33rd straight in Berlin (link to full results at bottom)
Athletics Weekly: Merritt goes sub-13 again as Harting extends winning streak in Berlin

More results, this time from yesterday: Chebii clocks 59:05 course record in Lille Half Marathon

I’d have something on this morning’s Tilburg Ten Miles in Holland but there aren’t yet any news reports in English.

From Scotty Bush: Is Arizona’s Lawi Lalang the Odds on Favorite to Win the NCAA Cross Country Championship in Louisville?

Morgan Uceny, who fell in the Olympic 1500 final, got a hero’s welcome in her hometown of Plymouth, Indiana.

A story first published a month ago but only recently coming to my attention, from Wired.com: How the Hammer Throw Is Like a Particle Accelerator. I’m also scrounging for links today to get to ten.

British news…
Olympic heroes support the Mo Farah Foundation, which helps victims of famine in East Africa.

English third tier side Sheffield United are renaming one of the stands at their Bramall Lane home after Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis.

UK discount air carrier Flybe has named an aircraft after Northern Irish Olympic gold medallist Dame Mary Peters to celebrate 40 years since her victory.

Cool video of the day: national high school record holder German Fernandez, who had fallen on hard times in college, set a huge PR in his first big European pro race today at Berlin’s ISATF.

Tomorrow’s competitions

The USA 20 km Championships will be held in conjunction with the Stratton Faxon New Haven Road Race in New Haven, Connecticut.

Live webcast from 8:40 AM (Eastern time)
Start lists
Olympian Matt Tegenkamp is running the longest race he’s ever contested.

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