I did hear some interesting information from the athletes and will post mp3's up here when I chop it up later tonight or tomorrow morning. Here are some nuggets that I got.
Bernard Lagat: Going for American Record in the 2-Mile tomorrow. Aiming for 8:06, with a 4:04 first mile and a 4:02 second mile. Running the 5000 in New York, then the 2000 at Hicham El-Guerrouj's meet before taking aim at a very fast 5000 in Monaco.
Andrew Wheating: May double in the 800 and 1500 at the US Championships in a few weeks.
David Oliver: Not worried about Shanghai. Every race is a new one and he's ready to bring it against Liu Xiang tomorrow
And here are some photos I took:
|10k start list|
|Press back drop|
|Oscar Pistorius (aka Blade Runner)|
|Entrance to Press Conference|
|Bernard Lagat chatting with Lewis Johnson|
|Liu Xiang and the Chinese press|
|Nike gear for the athletes|
|David Oliver and the British press|
|Andrew Wheating and a local TV station|
|Amy Yoder-Begley stopped by as well|