Harun Abda qualfies for semis; 3rd in heat four 1:47.88
Goaner Deng 8th in heat 4 1"49.61. Does not advance
Laura Roesler 4th in heat four in 2:03.55. Does not advance
Women's Discus(Top 12 qualify for finals)
Rachel Longfors 10th with 56.19m/184'4"
Liz Podominick 11th with 55.75m/182'11"
Maggie Ewen 12th with 55.73m/182'10"
Jonathan Grey 9th in 29:00.28
Hassan Mead DNF
Started slow, 70+ seconds per lap for the first 2000 meters. Galen Rupp took charge, threw in 64/65 second laps, slowed down for the next three laps. Race for first started at 5K when Rupp put the hammer down, running between 63-68 per lap. Took a breather for two laps with a mile to go, then gradually picked it up to the finish with a 60 second last lap to triumph over Shadrack Kipchirchir. Mead was in contention for 3rd until until five laps to go. Pace went from 65-66 laps to 70 and over. Collapsed on the track. Got up with a mile to go and ran 2:44.43, then 1:41.62, and then six minute mile pace for the next two laps before dropping out.
In 4th with 9 laps to go. pic.twitter.com/eCeAyyDKBG— RunMDRA (@RunMDRA) July 2, 2016
Tough day on the track. pic.twitter.com/xHSRllLANK— RunMDRA (@RunMDRA) July 2, 2016
Spoke too soon. Mead back on his feet. Finished 18th. pic.twitter.com/gJa2eWhszr— RunMDRA (@RunMDRA) July 2, 2016
Thanks for the support over the last 5 years. I'm disappointed, but my running career does not stop here. The best days are ahead! Bless up.— GOANER DENG (@gdengXX) July 2, 2016