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For some brief highlights from Day 1 .The meet started Tuesday and goes through Sunday. If you're wondering which are the good days to watch the answer is they are all good days. The best in track and field from around the world are here. The teams from around the world have transformed Eugene, Oregon into something special this week. Smiles work really well if you don't know the language.
Most of us are used to long days of non-stop competition at a youth national championship. The way the IAAF does it is to mix the schedule up with afternoon breaks. On Day 1-Tuesday there was a morning session with a break and then an evening session that included the Opening Ceremonies. At the morning session the action kicked off with the 1500 meter run. In USA-Grant Fisher's heat of the 1500 it was Jonathan Kiplimo from Kenya who finished in 3:41.35. Although a respectable time for a high school junior Grant's 3:49.62 didn't get any closer than 9th place today. Tough competition when you consider the fastest kids in the world under 20 years old are at this meet. Next up for Grant will be the Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China later in August. Then if you're a fan you can follow him through cross country and if he stays injury free back to defend his title at Foot Locker come December.
All heats of the Men's 100 were exciting with USA's Trayvon Brommel getting the fastest time of the day in 10.13. Kendal Williams-USA ran a 10.28 to win heat 5.
The Men's 10,000 meter run under the lights was incredible. It was a thrill to watch Joshua Kiprui-Uganda run .59 on the final lap and finish in 28:32.86, Elvis Kipchoge was 2nd 28:35.20 and Nicholas Mboroto also from Kenya went 28:38.68 for 3rd.