I never followed running news before former Salty Blogger Rosemary got me interested with her post, “A Running Girl’s Guide to Following the Sport.” And over the last couple years, especially since I’m writing and editing for Salty Running, I’ve become a regular FloTrack junkie! For those like me, you know that last week was the 2014 IAAF Indoor World Championships in Sopot, Poland. And for those who aren’t looking for it, you may have blinked and missed it!
But never fear, Salty Running is here! We’ve got a quick run-down for you of a couple highlights from the women at Worlds:
From USATF: Records Fall, Team USA Wins Golds in Final Day in Poland – The American 4×400 team of Hastings, Atkins, McCorory and Tate clocked in at 3:24.83, beating the 2010 American 4×4 record of 3:27:34. Their gold medal was only the 2nd time the U.S. has won the 4×4 at Worlds. On a side note, the boys also won gold and broke the world record.
From IAAF: History made and the hurt forgotten for Licwinko and Kuchina – Okay so it’s field, not track, but it’s still a great story. This is the first gold medal for Poland and the first shared gold medal in IAAF Indoor Worlds history, and it’s shared by two women from Poland and Russia, respectively.
BBC: World Indoors: Veronica Campbell-Brown into 60m semis on return – after a doping scandle, the Jamaican 200m Olympic Gold Medalist is back with “nothing to prove.”
Flotrack Video: Price Makes History – On Sunday, Chanelle Price became the first American woman to win an 800m world championship (either indoor or outdoor!), running 2:00.09 in the final at Worlds in Poland. “She took the lead from the gun and was never passed.” WHAT A SMILE!
Flotrack Video: Nia Ali Shocks The World – with an incredible upset of the Australian world leader in the 60m hurdles
From Flotrack: Final Medal Count – USA dominated with 12 total medals, 8 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze.
Got other big news from Worlds? If there’s something I missed, share it in the comments!