Monday, September 5, 2011

Daily Daegu Recap

"Worlds" were quite exciting this summer in Daegu, South Korea. This page serves as the index for the "Daily Daegu" series of articles that previewed and recapped the 2011 Track and Field World Championships.

Day 1: Women's Marathon starts the party tonight
Published on August 26, 2011
This post is a preview for the first event of the 2011 Track and Field Championships, the Women's Marathon.

Published on August 27, 2011
This post was a recap of the Kenyan domination in the Women's Marathon and a preview of the Men's 10,000 and the Men's 800 prelims.
Published on August 28, 2011
The highlight of the day was Usain Bolt being disqualified for false-starting in the 100. Also, Ibrahim Jeilan outkicked Mo Farah for the Gold in the 10,000, as Kenenisa Bekele failed to keep pace.
Published on  August 29, 2011
Symmonds goal towards a podium finish was today. Prelmins continued for the Women in the 1500 and the 5000. 

Jenny B does it!
Day 5: Jenny B fights in the 1500, but should she come back to the Steeple?
Published on  August 30, 2011
Highlights were David Rudisha winning Gold and Jenny Simpson fighting hard to make the final in the Women's 1500. The Men's 1500 heats also began.

Day 6: Bernard Lagat's quest for Gold starts today
Published on  August 31, 2011
Highlights were previews for the Men's 5000 prelims, the Women's 800 semis and the Men's 1500 semis.

Day 7: Jenny Simpson digs for Gold!
Published on September 1, 2011
The big news was pre-race favorite, Morgan Uceny, going down in the final of the Women's 1500, but Jenny Simpson surprising with a big kick for the Gold Medal.

Day 8: Maggie Vessey powers into Women's 800 Final
Published on September 2, 2011
Highlights were Maggie Vessey edging out Jenny Meadows for a spot in the 800 final and the Women's 5000 final.

Centro take the podium
Day 9: Matt Centrowitz surprises with Bronze Medal
Published on September 3, 2011
The highlight for Americans was Matt Centrowitz kicking home in 51 seconds over the last 400 to earn a Bronze Medal. Also, Usain Bolt took Gold in the 200.

Day 10: On the last day, Mo Farah gets his Gold
Published on September 1, 2011
The big highlight was Men's 10,000 Silver Medalist, Mo Farah, redeeming himself and winning the Gold in the 5000. Also, Abel Kirui, of Kenya, dominated the Men's Marathon.

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