Saturday, February 8, 2014

2014 New Balance Games Grand Prix in Boston

Had a great time with my daughter watching the champion track athletes compete at the 2014 New Balance Grand Prix at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. Lots of crazy things happened. Cam Levins, a favorite in the men's 3000m lost a shoe, Galen Rupp dropped out of the mile after setting two American records recently, and Jenny Simpson threw in a big last lap going for the American record in the women's two mile except it was not the last lap. She really had two to go and stopped before realizing she had to get running again to finish the race. Despite these unfortunate mishaps, there was a world record in the men's 4 x 800m relay, although Nick Symmonds' team was not involved and Mary Cain set another World's Junior record. This time in the 1000m. Here are some videos I took of some of the races. I need to get a better camera than my Flipcam.

Men's 4 x 800m world record had an outstanding finish!

Mary Cain winning the women's 1000m

Mary Cain after the race:

Men's Mile Galen Rupp drops out:

Women's 2 mile Jenny Simpson misjudges the finish

Men's 3000m last lap

Women's 2000m Kim Conley destroys the field

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