Asian Champs Day 2 Recap (Liu Xiang Wins Hurdles) IAAF
*Kelly Holmes Expected to Decide over Weekend Whether She Wants to Do Commonwealth Games Independent
*Donna Fraser Hoping to Win 200 and 400 Today in Manchester BBC
*21 Year Old Lisa Dobriskey Trying to Make British Team for Commonwealth Games at 1500 Daily Telegraph
*Mr. 4th Place Jon Brown Joins Bupa Great North Field (Paul Tergat, Derjene Berhanu) Sept 18th
Rovereto Italy Recap: Youssef Saad Kamel, 2nd Sub 1:44 of 2005, Janeth Jepkosgei (1:57.82) Kenyan Record in 800
Recap of Day 1 of Asian Champs IAAF
Strong 800 Planned for Sunday's Berlin Golden League Meet IAAF
Boulder Awarded 2007 USA Cross Country Championships
It'll be nice to hold the event in a city that actually cares about it. Colorado Daily
*On the boards: Has Boulder Jumped the Shark?
Sunday's Berlin Golden League Preview $1 million will go to Russian triple jumper Lebedeva if she can win.
NCAA, USATF Indoor 800m Champ Kevin Hicks Turns Pro tallahassee.com
Asian Champs Preview (They Start Thursday) IAAF
They Weren't Dopers But People Cheated in 1904 Olympic Marathon www.stltoday.com
Craig Masback Impressed with Bekele's 10k World Record Runners World
Only Two Drug Positives at Worlds Fox Sports AU
World Leaders Galore in Rieti
Wilfred Bungei (1:43.70) became the first man under 1:44 this year, Maryam Yusuf Jamal became the first under 3:58 (3:56.79), and Bernard Lagat (3:29.30) became the first under 3:30, setting the American record for sure (he ran 3:27.40 last year as a closeted American citizen).
*Aziz Zaka Sub 10 in Rieti Sub 10
*James McIlroy Sets N. Ireland Record in 800: 1:44.65
(Alan Webb set a pb)
Brussels Golden League
26.17.53!!! World Record for Bekele at 10k Bekele broke his own world record at 10k thanks to a strong kick (57 seconds) on the final lap. Bekele can run a faster pace for 10k than any current American for 5k. Bekele wasn't the only highlight of the meet were Tatyana
Lebedeva won the triple jump to stay in the Golden League Jackpot chase. All she needs to do now is win in Berlin to pick up $1 million. Meseret Defar ran an African record in the 5k, Saif Shaheen ran a season's leader in the steeple, and Justin Gatlin won another 100 while Mo Greene was last again.
*Distance Recap from Brussels: Kenenisa Bekele Breaks his 10k World Record: 26:17.53 Race Results Weekly
*Evolution of 10k World Record
*Quotes from Bekele After his World Record IAAF
*Shaheen Runs World Leader in Steeple But Short of His World Record
*Tim Benjamin PRs Again in 400, Has Sites on British Record, Commonwealth TitleDaily Telegraph
*Simon Vroemen Breaks European Record in Steeplechase in Brussels (8:04.95) IAAF
*AP Recap of Brussels Golden League Meet
Grote Poll is Back:
The Preview of The Grote Poll Preview If you don't know what the Grote Poll is you'd better pretend you do and just read it. Ryan Grote has resurrected the Grote Poll where he will rank the men's NCAA XC teams in his humorous and entertaining style. In the preview to the preview, Grote takes on triathletes, Nike, and Galen Rupp, reveals his hatred for Stanford, and discusses the male genitalia. Well kind of.
of Participants at Papa John's
US 10 Mile Championship
Gary Interview - The Ohio St. cross
country coach has somehow managed to coach and
make the last 2 Olympics teams. Learn how he
Lane Interview The 4th placer at the
last 2 OlympicTrials is running more road races
Abdirahman Interview 2004 US Olympian
Abdi keeps it real and effortless shifts the
talk from his from his pimped out ride to his
pursuit of American records when he's interviewed
by 1996 Olympian Marc Davis.
Graff Interview: The runner-up at last
year's race and winner in 2003 has quit the
Nike Farm Team and is training on his own in
Washington, DC. Read about some of his amazing
workouts in the Farm where he'd close workouts
with a 4:05 mile.
Julian Interview The cancer survivor
shares he now trains by perceived effort.
Beardsley who had run 2 sub 2:13 in 3 weeks defeated
Garry Bjorklund in a great duel as two Minnesotans were under 2:10
Legend Passes: "I
don't train never have. I don't think of running as training. I just
go out and run each day, and let the racing take care of itself"-
Jack Foster of New Zealand, who
ran a 2:11:17 marathon at the age of 41 to win silver at the
Commonwealth Games in 1974. He died in a bike accident yesterday at the
age of 72.
A Look Back at a Truly Great Run: Todd Williams American Record at 15k
Williams was on fire in 1995, and his 15k is one of the best American records. He finished 9th at World XCs that year when all the best in the world raced in one race. Nice read by Amby Burfoot.
Great Interview With Pete Julian
He wants to bring US cross to Boulder in 2007 and has a nice outlook on life after surviving cancer.
isn't always better:
"I had over-trained. I put too much pressure on myself because I wanted
that gold medal too much. If I had trained 15 per cent less, I would
have won. I was training like a crazy person. There was a lack of
self-confidence and a lack of maturity. An athlete does not only train
with his body. He trains with his mind."
-Hicham El Guerrouj on
why he didn't win Olympic gold in 2000
Sunday's Golden Leauge News:
*Triple Jumper Trecia Smith Pulls Out of Golden League Meeting She was the gold medallist at Worlds and the most likely person to prevent Tatyana Lebedeva from winning the triple jump and the $1 million bounty that will come with it if Lebedeva can win. Daily Telegraph
*Isinbayeva Wants a Leading Role in Hollywood today.reuters.com
Athletes Donating Cash to Hurricane Relief Efforts
Evans Rutto Back to Defend His 2004 LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon Title
*Lee Bong Ju to Run Berlin Marathon
Preview of US 20k Champs on Monday in New Haven nhregister.com
*Elite Field for 2005 US 20k Champs in New Haven Katie McGregor is not in the field as reported by USATF earlier this week.
*Sara Wells Running US 20k Champs Runners World
*Preview from Running USA
Khalid Khannouchi to Return to Action Sept 11th at US 5k Champs at CVS 5k www.zwire.com
Tirunesh Dibaba Wants Road 5k World Record Sunday in London BBC
Fall Marathon News:
*Despite Being Injured, Meb Confident He Can Do Well in ING NYC Marathon Runners World
*Gabe Jennings Training for Cal International Marathon He says he'll make the 2008 Olympics at 1500.
*Two-Time World Champion Jaouad Gharib Running ING NYC Marathon .runningusa.org
*Dan Browne Running Twin Cities Marathon (US Champs) runningusa.org
Tim Benjamin Pulls Up With Cramp in 200m Race at Welsh Champs BBC
Louis Q, California's Last Footlocker Champ, Now Building a Winner at Arizona State www.asuwebdevil.com
Recap of Finnish, Sweden Dual Meet IAAF
Random Weekend Action:
Slovakia: Banská Bystrica Slovak Results (Walter Davis Wins Triple, Coby Miller 200, Tyree Washington 400, Monique Hennagan 200)
Sweden: Carolina Kluft Out for a Month With an Injury in Swedish-Finland Dual
Scotland: Ian Mackie Retires after Running at Scottish Champs
*Scottish Champs Results
Meb Keflezighi to Be at US Open Tennis
Bekele Even Better Than Gebrselassie Independent
Sebrle Wins 100 Minute Decathlon IAAF
Wesley Ochoro Wins 10k in Kenya
Some Will Continue Support of Doping Despite Maybe Believing Doping Allegations www.fortwayne.com
Meb Keflizighi Dealing With Injury from Worlds San Diego Tribune
Clean Drug Tests Don't Mean Much: Scientists Have Shown its Possible to Take EPO Regularly and Test Negative Fox Sports AU
Craig Mottram, Being White, Is the Talk of Journalists in Europe heraldsun.news.com.au
Video of Zola Budd Running 14:48 5k World Record 20 Years Ago BBC
Lance Armstrong Positive for EPO?!:
*Lance Armstrong Says He's the Victim of the Setup He went on Larry King Live to defend himself.
" I didn't take U.S. nationals as seriously as I should have"
-Adam Goucher who has gone on to run the fastest 5k in America this year as he promised despite not making the US Team at Nationals.
He's got two more races in Europe this summer.
Oregon Coaching Staff Finalized www.goducks.com
Matt Tegenkamp Talks About His Season www.uwbadgers.com
Previous Armstrong News:
de France Director on Armstrong 'For the first time somebody has shown
me that Armstrong in 1999 had a banned substance called EPO in his body' Lance may have retired right at the right time. Independent
*Montreal Lab Director Says Identifying Armstrong's Samples Unethical Fox Sports AU
Matt Tegenkamp Talks About His Season www.uwbadgers.com
JK Speaks: Progressing To Peak Fitness
LetsRun.com coaching guru John Kellogg talks about progression runs and the art of the sport versus the science of the sport.
British Sports Minister Richard Caborn Proposes Drug Companies Fund Anti Doping Research to £12m Million a Year
While the US Congress dances around one of the main issues (money), Caborn has proposed something that might make a difference. If the pro sports leagues would kick in their fair share as well, serious anti-doping research could be done. In other good news, it was announced that the HGH test now can be used on non-whites.
Vitamin C Can Help Marathon Runners Not Get Colds
The surprising news is may not do much for the general population.
WADA Admits to Some Problems With Nandrolone Test
"Excuse me if I sound hoarse, but
I have a head cold. Usually head colds are due to changes in the
weather, but in my case, it is due to a change in attitude on
-Colorado Cross Country Coach, Mark Wetmore, coach of the 2004 Men's and Women's NCAA XC Champions, speaking at the Arthur Lydiard Tour Stop last night in Boulder, about the change in heart of many letsrun.com posters after Wetmore's unbelievable coaching job this year.LetsRun.com
Book Reviews 2 Good Reads on Milers 50 years apart:
Sub 4:00 and The Perfect Mile
Read the review of story on Alan Webb's (and Nate
Brannen's) first brush with adversity. Plus, read
about 3 great milers trying to be the first under 4 minutes 50 years
Movie of All-Time: Fire on the
sitting on the results for months, we're proud
to announce that the best running movie of all-time as selected by our
viewers is a not an academy award winner, Chariots
of Fire, or a
highly publicized film produced by Tom Cruise (Without
but rather a running documentary,
Fire on the Track: The Steve Prefontaine
Story. Read all about the
voting and see
the 10 best running
movies of all-time as selected by our viewers.
In case you
Todd Williams Hangs them up
In our lengthy 3 part interview, Todd Williams, the premier 10,000m
runner in the US, talks about his illustrious career and the sport of
running in general.
here, Part II
here, Part III