Ethiopia: Genet Getaneh Gets Sprints Victory to Defend Her Crown, Ketema Negussie Wins Great Ethiopian Run IAAF
Florence: Samson Kosgei (2:11:27) and Alice Chelangat (2:30:46) Win Florence Marathon IAAF
Kenya: Elisha Bilgen, Sally Chemutai Win 15k in Eldoret EA Standard
Spain: Tariku Bekele Defeats Boniface Kiprop at Valle de Llodio in Spain, Hungary’s Aniko Kalovics Wins IAAF He's the brother of xc star Kenenisa Bekele.
*European Champ Hayley Yelling only 6th in XC Race in Spain BBC
Portugal: Bahraini Teenager Adam Ismael and Kenyan Nancy Kiprop Win in Portugal IAAF
Kenyan XC Race Recap:
*World Half Champ Mubarak Hassan Shami Upset, World Youth 3k Champ Veronica Nyaruai Wins
European XC Trials for Britain: Mo Farah and Liz Yelling Win
Preview of Great Ethiopian Run
Turkey Day: Kiwis Nick Willis and Kim Smith Win 2005 Manchester Road Race Willis defeated Allistair Cragg
*Manchester Road Race Top Results
San Jose: Blake Russell Wins San Jose Turkey Trot in 16:02
*Ben Bruce, Sylvia Mosqueda Win Dana Point Turkey Trot
Post NCAA News
*NCAA XC Notes Matt Withrow reveals he had a hamstring injury, Mark Wetmore has high praise for Jackie Zeigle www.tribstar.com
*NCAA Men's Post Race Quotes MensRacing
*NCAA Women's Post Race Quotes Fast-Women
*More NCAA Photos www.photorun.net
*Men's NCAA XC Photos MensRacing
*Women's NCAA XC Photos Fast-Women
In Case You Missed It: Chasing Tradition Pre Race 1 Hour of Video Coverage A first for the sport of college running.
Women: Stanford Stuns #1 Duke, Johanna Nilsson Gets Individual Crown
Duke was a huge favorite coming in, but Peter Tegen's Stanford squad pulled the upset. Defending champ Colorado was a surprising 2nd and Duke only 3rd as Tegen captured his 3rd national title (he won 2 at Wisconsin in the 1980s). On the individual side, Johanna Nilsson (who trains in Flagstaff) blew away the field for the win.
*Women's Team Results
*Women's Individual Results
*Stanford Women Get 2nd Title in 3 Years gostanford.collegesports.com
*Clara Horowitz, Duke's Top Runner, Leaves Terre Haute Sad www.goduke.com
*CU Buffs Leave Nationals Without a National Title for the First Time Since 1999 But their women surprised with a strong 2nd palce finish. www.cubuffs.com
Photos: Men's Photos from 2005 NCAA Cross Country Championships www.trackandfieldphoto.com
*Women's Photos from 2005 NCAA Cross Country Championships www.trackandfieldphoto.com
Tokyo: Takahashi Wins Tokyo Marathon
The 2000 Olympic champ won in her first race in two years.
*Nigeria: Fabiano Joseph World Half Marathon Champ Wins Lagos Half Marathon in Record Time over John Korir IAAF
Portugal: Ronald Rutto Defeats Tariku Bekele in Portugal IAAF
Spain: Songok and Jepchumba Win XC Titles in Spain
Kenya: Elias Kemboi Wins 2005 Tegla Loroupe Peace RaceIAAF
Roger Bannister's Sub 4 Minute Mile Called Greatest Athletics Achievement in Last 150 Years www.forbes.com
Saturday's XC Action:
Club Nats: Brooks Team Hanson's, See Jane Run Win Matt Tegenkamp and Elizabeth Woodworth were the individual cahmps
DII: Western State Men, Adams State Women Win
*Men's Results Nicodemus Naimadu won by nearly a minute
*Women's Results Mandi Zemba with the win
Funding for UK Athletes Announced and Smouth
Athletes Get Warning That Their Funding
May Be Cut
Holmes To Decide Within 2 Weeks Whether
She'll Compete In Commonwealth Games
Edwards Hopes To Compete At World Indoors
After Getting Her Drug Ban Reduced
Bekele To Defend His XC Title In Portugal
XC Bronze Medallist Abdullah Hassan, Kenya's
Boniface Songok Expected To Battle in Spanish
XC on Sunday
Olympic Champ Naoko Takahashi Is Main Attraction
At Sunday's Tokyo Marathon
The question is
whether or not she is 100% healthy
Baseball's New Drug Policy is Tougher But it Is Still Full of Loopholes
Fabiano Joseph, World Half Marathon Champ, to Run Lagos Half Marathon this Weekend IAAF
World Record Holder in Pole Vault Isinbayeva Parts With Her Long Time Coach
He supposedly wanted more money.
Netherlands: Gebrselassie Versus Fastest Half Marathoner Ever Zersenay Tadesse
Originally Paula Radcliffe was supposed to run, but once she pulled out the organizers wasted no time getting a great matchup at 15k between the great Gebrselassie and Tadesse who ran a 59:05 half marathon this year, the fastest ever.
*Tegla Loroupe Peace Run and Toyota Great Ethiopia Run are This Weekend allafrica.com
Drug News: Prosecutor Asks Kenteris and Thanou to Stand Trial for Faking Accident at 2004 Olympics
British News: Dave Collins, UK Athletics Performance Director Likes More Lenient Worlds Qualifying Procedures
*Jermaine Mason Who Won World Indoor Gold in High Jump Switches from Jamaica to His Native Britain
*Triple Jumper Christian Olsson to Make His Comeback January 18 in Britain
To Host East African XC Championships in
2006 As Dry Run For 2007 Worlds
Of European Jr. 5k Champ Emily Pidgeon Arrested
On Rape Charges The 17 yr. old Pidgeon
and her parents are supporting the coach
for now and she is not the source of the
*1 Athlete With 'B' Standard Will Be allowed at Worlds with Countries That Have 'A' Standard Athletes 1 or 2 distance runners from the US may notw be able to sneak into worlds. IAAF
*Qualifying Standards for 2007 Worlds Announced IAAF
*World Athletics Tour to Be Top IAAF Tour in 2006 and the Only US Meet is the Pre Classic IAAF
NCAA XC News:
*Martin Fagan Profile in Irish Runner www.irishrunner.com
*Martin Fagan Brief Chat Runners World
*More XC News:
*ChasingTradition.com at Georgetown, Get the inside scoop on the Hoyas.
*Plus Check Out Alan Webb's Crib Video Watch him 'pull a Ritz' and play football in the street plus see his Mercedes.
ING NYC Marathon:
*NYC Champs Have a Full Day of Media Appearances After Marathon Past Champ German Silva, only one year older than Tergat, ran NY this year,as did former cyclist Laurent Jalabert.
*Abdi Abdirahman Talks About His Marathon PR
Post Race News:
*Tergat Happy with NY Win but Too Sore to Party it Up Sunday Night in the Big Apple
*Hendrick Ramaala Says His Legs Gave out on Him at End superathletics.co.za
*Cold May Have Affected Lornah Kiplagat in NY She was only 10th on the women's side. allafrica.com
*World Food Programme Congratulate Tergat
world record holder, Paul Tergat, and the defending champ, Hendrick Ramaala,
battled it out during the final straight
separated by inches. In final 10 meters,
Tergat got a half foot ahead and Ramaala
dove for the finish but it was a futile
dive and Tergat triumphed by the smallest
amount. On the women's side Jelena Prokopcuka
got a narrow win over Susan Chepkemei. Chepkemei has a narrow lead until she started vomiting her fluids while running.
American Meb Keflezighi was with Tergat and Ramaala until the final mile and finished 3rd while fellow American Abdi
Abdirahman was 5th.
*Jelena Prokopcuka Wins 2005 ING NYC Marathon for Latvia
*Susan Chepkemei Vomits Down Homestretch to Come Up Short at ING NYC Marathon Again Guardian
Men: Meb Keflezighi Talks About His 2005 ING NYC Run Runners World
Photos: Men's Photos 2005 ING NYC Marathon www.nycmarathon.org
*The best individual photo of the men's finish we have seen is here
*Women's Photos 2005 ING NYC Marathon www.nycmarathon.org
PreRace: NYC is Back!!!:
"I'm the first to say, 'You know what? New York kind of fell behind for
a while; it's time for us to catch up, 'But now
we're caught up and now we're going to go head to head with the rest of
you and try to be even better"
-Mary Wittenburg, ING NYC race director, on the resurgence of the NYC marathon
"I left a piece of me on that race course that day. If I had to leave part of myself on any race course, that was a good
place."-Dick Beardsley on his famed battle with Alberto Salazar in the 1982 Boston Marathon. Beardsley according to this article still knocks out 70 to 90 miles a week.
Drugs Drugs Drugs
Great Look at The East German Doping
NCAA XC News:
Polls, Polls, Polls:
Grote Poll: Post Pre NCAAs Edition
The humorous pontificator ranks the top NCAA men's XC teams. In this edition, he takes on travel agencies (schools that import all their runners), altitude tents, and he breaks his word and ranks Stanfurd #4.
*Mondo Men's Cross Country Poll Arkansas still on top.
*Finishlynx Women's Cross Country Poll: Duke gets all the first place votes and Stanford moves up to #2.
*Pre NCAA Photos trackandfieldphoto.com
*Weekend Results Here
Chile Pepper This meet was sick upfront as Africans swept the top 11 places led by a 28:27 by Josphat Boit (who won last year in 29:22). Forget about pre-nats, this was the toughest meet upfront this weekend. #1 Arkansas won easily.
*Team Results *Indiv Results
Men: Individual: Josh McDougal Dominates The Liberty sophomore had the best time on the day in all the races
* Team Results: Colorado Wins over Notre Dame
Individual Results: Christine Bolf of Colorado Wins
Team Results: Michigan Edges Arizona, Colorado 4th
Women: Individual Results: Victoria Mitchell of Butler Edges Caroline Bierbaum of Columbia
Team Results: Stanford Defeats Notre Dame
Men: Men: Individual Results: Josh Rohatinsky Wins
Men's Team Results: Stanford Wins Easily
*Combined Women's Results here
More Weekend Results here
*McDougal Hoping to Win
It's Not All About Pre NCAAs:
"This will probably be the best meet we've ever had"- John McDonnell on the stacked Chile Pepper field that includes #1 Arkansas, #6 Arizona, and #11 UTEP
*Shawn Forrest Talks About Chilepepper Invite Runners World
World Half Marathon Champs
Two Surprises of a Different Sort: Shami Celebrates Too Soon, Tomescu Surprises
Mubarek Shami was just meters away from winning the world half-marathon title, yet he celebrated too soon and Fabiano Joseph passed him on the line to win the title after finishing 2nd the last 2 years. On the women's side Constantina Tomescu surprisingly dominated the field. The US men led by Ryan Shay and Jason Hartman had their highest finish ever.
Exclusive!!!!! 3.5 MB Quicktime Video of Crazy Men's finish.
Photos: *Women's Photo Gallery of 2005 World Half Marathon Champs
*Men's Photo Gallery of 2005 World Half Marathon Champs
*Istvan Gyulai Upset Britain Didn't Send Men's Team to World HalfYahoo UK
*British Women's Team Fifth at World Half Yahoo UK
*IAAF Rigthly Criticizes British Men For Sending No-One The country got the Olympics, how about supporting the sport in the non-Olympic years?
Drug News: IOC Athletes Commission Asks for French Lab Involved in Armstrong Affair to Be Suspended for Violating WADA Code
WADA will lose credibility if it does not sanction violations of its code and admit it when there are problems with drug tests.
*Jerome Young Trying to Get His Lifetime Ban Overturned He was busted for the two drugs that have the most suspicious tests nandrolone and EPO.Guardian
*Mafia Allegedly Trafficking in Performance Enhancing Drugs in Italy (Estimated 500,000 Users in Italy) Guardian
Incredible: 3 Year Old Boy Running Up to 30 Miles a Day "I can run and eat to my heart's content here"- says the 3 year old. And eating is very important to an incredibly poor child whose mother sold him for $20.
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
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
An In Depth Look at the Legacy of the Balco Scandal www.newsday.com
Lorraine Moller "And they [Americans] still don't get it" www.nzherald.co.nz
Foot Locker Regionals
*3 of the 4 Regional qualifying races for the high school national champs were held on Saturday (the West is next week). 2004 Footlocker Champ Aislinn Ryan was 2nd in the northeast to Nicole Blood where former child phenom Briana Jackucewicz
was among the qualifiers. Ethiopian brothers Ayalew and Sintayehu Taye went 1-2 in the Northeast.
*More Coverage from Dyestat
Sonia O'Sullivan Begins Formal Process to Represent Australia at Commonwealth Games
Marla Runyan Talks About Motherhood Runners World
Chiba Ekiden: Kenyan Men Set World Best Paula Radcliffe ran 31:41 on her leg and the US men ran well to beat the Ethiopians and finish 3rd.
*More on US Men
*More on Radcliffe's 10k in Japanese Ekiden
Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, Other 2012 Prospects, Get Lottery Funding in Britain Daily Telegraph
Men: Wisconsin, Simon Bairu Dominate
The Badgers are chokers no more as they put on a running clinic in Terre Haute to win the NCAA title with an incredible 37 points. Arkansas was 2nd, Notre Dame 3rd and Iona delivered on their preseason promise by finishing 4th over Colorado which ran poorly but still was 5th.
*Men's Team Results
*Men's Individual Results
*John McDonnell Gracious in Defeat www.hogwired.com
Photos: Men's Photos from 2005 NCAA Cross Country Championships www.trackandfieldphoto.com
*More NCAA Photos from Track and Field News
Previous: LetsRun.com Fans Picks and Polls Simon Bairu is the slight favorite over Josh McDougal with Arianna Lambie a slight favorite over Caroline Bierbaum
Nice Profile on Providence's Martin Fagan: Proivdence Coach Ray Treacy Says, "His run at VCP was brilliant, but realistically, the NCAA this year is
the deepest in a long, long time. A top 10 would be a good result. He
will be up against sub-28 minute 10k runners and they have to be
respected. He's certainly in the mix, and we want him to finish as high
*NCAA Press Conference Notes
*McDonnell says Wisconsin is the favorite but his Hogs can win: "I think it's going to take five people running in the top 30 to win it. That’s pretty good, but I think we have five people that can do that, but they have to do it"
*Caroline Bierbaum And Her Ex Duke Team Both Among the Favorites at Nationals
LetsRun.com! LetsRun.com NCAA XC Men's Preview
We break down the men's individual
and team battles for what in our minds is
the greatest race held on American soil
each year. Included in the preview, is a
link to early results of the LetsRun.com
prediction contest where our visitors
are making the Duke women a 10 to 1 favorite
over Stanford and the Wisconsin men a 3
to 1 favorite over Arkansas.
*Shannon Rowbury of Duke Talks About Monday's NCAAs Runners World
*Wisconsin Ready for Nationals www.dailycardinal.com
LetsRun.com Prediction Contest
Tell us who you think the top teams and individuals will be at the NCAA meet.
Polls: Final Finishlynx Women's Coaches Poll After 3 weeks as a unanimous #1, Duke 'only' gets 12 of the 13 first place votes.
*Final Mondo Men's Coaches XC Poll Wisconsin gets 13 of the first place votes. Arkansas 3.
On the boards:
*The Men's NCAA Individual Champions Predictions
*The Women's NCAA Individual Predictions
*Grote vs Rexing
*Grote Poll Nationals Preview
The big dance in Terre Haute is less than a week away. Ryan Grote breaks down the 31 team men's field and tries to insult everyone outside the state of NJ along the way.
Keino Causes Furor In Kenya For Supposedly
Ripping Rugby Team "We are out to
build a strong team (for the next Commonwealth Games) unlike in the
past when it was packed with joy riders. And holiday makers."
NCAA Regionals Recap:
*NCAA Field Announced
SouthEast Region Recap: Duke and McDougal Impress
NorthEast Region: Iona Back on Track, BC Wins Supertight Women's Race
Things went largely according to form at the reiongals. Loyola of Chicago was the big winner on men's side from the at-large system (24th only at prenationals but a win versus Eastern Michigan in a small meet), and Princeton perhaps the biggest or closest loser as they were 4 points from an automatic spot and aren't going to nationals.
On the boards: Who got the best/worst of the regionals?
LetsRun.com! 2005 LetsRun.com Super NCAA XC National and Regional Polls: Wisconsin Back on Top
Check out the LetsRun.com picks to make nationals. The top 2 in each region will automatically go to nationals.
London Does it Again!
*Paul Tergat, Haile Gebrselassie and Hendrick Ramaala to Run 2006 Flora London Marathon The good news for Boston is its easier for an American to win. Daily Telegraph
*LetsRun.com viewers' Halloween Photos Up
(you can still submit yours)
Colorado and Michigan in the albums.
NCAA XC on the Message Boards:
On Wisconsin Men: "I sincerely accept your apology
for disrespecting my statement that Wisconsin could do a team tempo run
at Big 10s and still win. My assertation turned out to be even more
accurate than I once thought. They could have just jogged(as a
team)with Minnesota's top runner and still won easily"
*NCAA Women's XC Discussion after the Conference Meets
*Who Will Win NCAA Men's Indiv, Team Titles?
Mubarak Shami Comes Through As Favorite
It was nice to see Shami
get the victory as he was the one who earlier
in the month let up at the finish line and
lost the world half-marathon championships
as a result earlier (LRC
Exclusive!!!!! 3.5 MB Quicktime Video of Crazy Men's finish
at world half)
Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon
Barmao and Chptanui Take Titles (Daily
was a total uknown until yesterday's life
changing win. Cheptanui broke the course
Recap of Race
Boston Marathon Champ Timothy Cherigat
Entered Nairobi Marathon Day Before The
ran Chicago two weeks ago and finished
10th. He evidently thinks he's recovered
enough to pick up the first place check
of roughly $40,000.
Rono Will Be Running His 41st Marathon
Marathon Preview Courtesy of IAAF
Radcliffe Will Defend London Marathon
The great Brit will run once again in
her native country as she turned down
offers from Osaka and Boston. She'll
race in London just a month after
she'll try to win the 5k and 10k at
Jon Brown Reveals His Training Secret: Training With Survivor Flagstaff Member Matt Smith Runners World
If you don't know what the hell
Survivor Flagstaff is then click here.
Paul Tergat's Foundation to Help Those With Sporting Talent
"The foundation was born out of conviction that our society is rich in the potential found in its people" -Paul Tergat
ING Amsterdam Marathon:
It's a 2005 world's best for Geb but he was disappointed afterwards. He went out in a fast 1:02:01 halfway and the wind hurt him in the 2nd half.
*Gebrselassie Says Wind Cost Him 2 Minutes in Amsterdam Marathon
*Geb's splits 5k by 5k (too fast between 10 and 15k and a negative split would work better, Tergat split 1:03:04 in his world record run)
*On the boards: How old is Geb?
Eugene Gets 2008 Olympic Track and Field Trials
LetsRun.com NCAA Super Polls:
Razorbacks and Duke on Top
The Arkansas Razorbacks are #1 by a narrow margin on the men's side while Duke is a dominant #1 on the women's. Neither Duke or Arkansas will be at this weekend's Pre-NCAA meet.
*This Weekend's Schedule Showing Who Is Going Where
Reuters Article on Martin Keino's Retirement
The son of the legendary Kip Keino
was best known for being the world's best
pace-setter. If he were American, he'd be
known for being a multi-time Olympian as
he was smoking fast.
Great Read: Catching Up With Todd Williams and Ed Eyestone www.runningstats.com
*"As the holy scriptures say, 'for whoever much is given, much is
expected,' it is, therefore, my duty and privilege to help in any small
way in giving back to society."
-Marathon world record holder, Paul Tergat, speaking after founding a sports foundation that will help disadvantaged youths.
*Tergat's hamstring injury has healed and he says he's ready to go at NYC: "I expect good results as I am in good shape"
but he's out of next week's Half Marathon in Britain, but interestingly Gezahegne Abera (remember him, formerly the greatest marathoner in the world) is running. www.registerguard.com
Jos Hermans Tells Why Ethiopians Beat Kenyans: According to Jos it has little to do with training: "Ethiopians have more respect for their women, which
explains why their women athletes perform better than their
Kenyan counterparts, who excel in junior championships only to
pander to cultural and domestic demands later in life" and "A mentally prepared athlete can
easily beat a physically prepared one,"
Underfunded Labs Now Admitting EPO Test May Not be as Clear Cut as They Once Said Guardian
Good Read: A Nice Look Back at Don Bowden, The First American Sub 4 Minute Miler and a Student Athlete The 20 year old Cal student took an exam the day of his race.
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
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