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Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 8:32am EDT

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Today’s top ten news links…

Cool video of the day: Usually this feature goes last, but today it’s first. It can only be Aries Merritt’s remarkable 110 meter hurdles record from yesterday.

Recaps of yesterday’s Diamond League final in Brussels centered on Merritt’s stunning 12.80 run, but there was other action as well.
IAAF: 12.80!! Merritt stuns with World record in 110m Hurdles in Brussels
Athletics Weekly: Merritt smashes world record
Let’s Run: 2012 Brussels Diamond League Recap – their usual distance-heavy race recaps and analysis
Let’s Run: Aries Merritt Runs World Record 12.80 – some statistical breakdown
Chicago Tribune: For U.S. high hurdler Merritt, a big step forward – Philip Hersh looks at Merritt’s season as a whole

The House of Run guys get serious and silly about the 2012 Diamond League. I can hear the jingle going now…Here’s to you, Mr. Diamond League Athlete Guy…

Track and Field News breaks down the numbers on Merritt. Statistically, his 2012 season is by far the greatest ever.

Ohio-based news…
Tianna Madison’s parents are suing her for defamation, claiming the Elyria native and her husband have ” repeatedly published false and defamatory statements about the Madisons to various third parties, including media outlets”. But Madison’s only contact with the press at all has been to write diaries for the Cleveland Plain Dealer; she famously walks through the mixed zone without saying a word at every single meet. Perhaps it’s worth noting that Madison’ parents are filing the suit themselves and do not have a lawyer.

The Lantern, Ohio State’s student newspaper, interviews new Buckeye women’s distance coach Khadevis Robinson.

Upcoming competitions

The Rieti Meeting, the final IAAF World Challenge meet of the year, takes place tomorrow in the Italian city. It acts as the final meet of the IAAF’s Hammer Challenge, plus a clash between Olympic women’s 800 meter champion Mariya Savinova and the fast-rising teenager from Burundi, Francine Nyonsaba.
Meet website | IAAF preview | Runnerspace page
Check the Runnerspace page for webcast info

Track on TV and the web

Tomorrow is the 40th anniversary of Frank Shorter’s Olympic marathon victory in Munich. ESPN Classic will run it ad infinitum.

3:30am, ESPN Classic: 1972 Summer Olympics: Marathon
5:00am, ESPN Classic: 1972 Summer Olympics: Marathon
9:00am, ESPN Classic: 1972 Summer Olympics: Track controversies
10:00am, ESPN Classic: 1972 Summer Olympics: Men’s track
10:30am, ESPN Classic: 1972 Summer Olympics: Marathon
2:00pm, ESPN Classic: 1972 Summer Olympics: Marathon

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