Belfast XC: Etalemu Kidane Wins Sprint Finish, Barnabas Kosgei Win in Belfast XC, Dathan Ritzenhein 3rd
This is the race Dathan Ritzenhein won last year.
World Half Silver Medallist Mubarek Shami Defends Title at Safaricom Baringo Half Marathon IAAF
Michael East Out of Commonwealths
2001 Bronze Medallist in Hammer Bronwyn Eagles Retires
S. Africa Gets 2001 4*100 Gold after Tim Montgomery's Drug Positive Gets US DQd BBC
Coach of 3 and a Half Year Old Indian Running Star Goes Before Child Welfare Officials
Dave Collins Respects Some British Athletes Choosing Commonwealths over World Indoors or Vice Versa Yahoo UK
Great XC Matchup: Saif Saaeed Shaheen to Race Bekele, Lebid and Tadesse January 14 in Edinburgh XC BBC
Steve Cram: Says Threat of Lawsuits over Safety is Hurting Sports in the UK Guardian
"I don't want to get myself in trouble, but I would say 40% of people in sports are using performance-enhancing drugs
-Ben Johnson the 1988 Olympic Gold Medallist at 100m for about a day until he was stripped of his crown after testing positive
New Year's Eve Action:
Spain: Paula Radcliffe and Eliud Kipchoge Win in Festive Atmosphere
Radcliffe got something sprayed in her mouth by a spectator during the race
Kenya: Augustine Choge
defeats Isaac Songok in 4k xc in Kenya
Italy: Isabella Ochichi, Abebe Dinkessa Get Easy Wins
Brazil: Brazilian Marilson Gomes dos
Santos Wins Sao Silvestre
New Hampshire: Amy Mortimer Sets Course Record at Millenium Mile, Kevin Sullivan Wins
Germany: European XC Runner Up Sabrina Mockenhaupt and Moses Kipsiro Win New Year's Eve Road Races in Germany
Ethiopia: World Short Course Bronze Medallist Teyiba Erkesso Wins in Ethiopia XC RaceIAAF
Tergat in Angola for the New Year
Seb Coe to Be Knighted He was already Lord Coe, and we think this makes him a Sir. Maybe someone from Canada can explain it to us since the Queen is their head of state. Guardian
Craig Mottram Runs 3:58 on Grass Track
IAAF Year in Review Mid Distances IAAF
Britsh News: British 400m Man Daniel Caines Training With Hurdler Bershawn Jackson in US BBC
*Mo Farah Training for Commonwealth 5000m in Australia Yahoo UK
IAAF Year in Review: Long Distance Running IAAF
Good Riddance: Drug Cheat and
Former 400m World Champ Grit Breuer Retires BBC
IOC Member Accused of Accidentally Helping London Win the Olympics, Says He
Didn't Even Vote
Sonia O'Sullivan to Race in Edinburgh XC BBC
"This is the strongest men's field we have ever seen in London"
Flora London Marathon Director Dave Bedford after Announcing Olympic
Champ Stefano Baldini, World Champ Jaouad Gharib, and former World Record holder Khalid Khannouchi Will Join the Previously Announced Paul Tergat and Haile Gebrselassie at the 2006 Flora London Marathon
2005 Grote Poll Awards Ryan Grote looks back at the 2005 NCAA XC season and gives his Godfrey Siamusiye Award, his Hiroshima Award and much more. Plus he even picks Colorado to lose the Big 12 next year.
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
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
World Half Marathon Champs
Exclusive!!!!! 3.5 MB Quicktime Video of Crazy Men's finish.
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
Olympic and World Champ Reuben Kosgei Returns With Steeple Win in Kenya, Says Injury is Behind Him
Unheralded Ismael Kombich won the 800 in 1:45.6
Jamaican Triple Jumper Germaine Mason Expected to Now Compete for Britain but Still Train in Austin, Tx Independent
Doris Changeywo Wins Inaugural Shoe4Africa Race IAAF
Great Addition: Kenenisa Bekele to Make Mile Debut at Wanamaker Mile Versus Lagat IAAF
Olympic Champ Defar Had a Great 2005, But Came Up Short on Day It Mattered Most (at Worlds) IAAF
Alistair Cragg Racing XC This Weekend in Ireland BBC
*Sally Barsosio Racing in Kenya XC Meet This Weekend allafrica.com
Paul Tergat Urges Continuation of World Food Program in Angola allafrica.com
News Travels Slow in Africa: Paul Tergat, Margaret Okayo Win Angola New Year's Eve 15k EA Standard
Ridiculous: Nicole Blood's Ex Teammates Not Allowed to Hang out With Her
*Konica-Minolta Wins Super Prestigious New Year's Ekiden for 5th Time in 6 Years in Japan IAAF
*Letherby and Slattery Win Emerald Nuts Midnight Run in Central Park
Paula Radcliffe Heads to New Mexico to Train for Commonwealth Games 10k, Flora London Marathon
2005 a Memorable Year for Arkansas Track and Field
IAAF Year in Review: Sprints
"...women and girls (in Ethiopia) are more likely to die in childbirth than reach sixth grade"
-quote from a lengthy Washington Post explaining that many women in Ethiopia run because it is a chance to attain a better life in the male dominated Ethiopian society where they can be married off as early as age 12
Akron Believes It May Have Better than 50% Chance to Host One of the Olympic Marathon Trials
Before you dismiss this claim, read the article. The organizers may get the city to guarantee $600,000 for the event. This is good news for American marathoners.
Editorial: US Runners on Path to Respectability www.poughkeepsiejournal.com
*Merlene Ottey Gets Honored with $46,500 Statue in Jamaica IAAF
Year in Review:
Year in Review: Road Running and Marathons IAAF
Limo's 5k Gold at Worlds, One of Only a Few Brightspots for Kenya in 2005
Athletics Year EA Standard
Looks Back at Athletics Year and Death of Bekele's Fiancee Yahoo UK
Seb Coe Writes About Why He Thinks London Won the 2012 Olympics Guardian
Unbelievable: Rwandan Athlete Has to Sing his Own National Anthem, Endure as Burundian Flag Put Up Instead of His at Medal Ceremony
"This is not coming out of retirement, this is just me showing that
if you just enjoy what you are doing and stay in there and set little
goals. I do a lot of speaking, I've spoken to every group in Australia and I
tell them back when I ran I set little goals and I think here I am
telling these guys, but I've got to do it myself and tonight was really
a chance to walk the walk"
-Steve Moneghetti, who at age 43, broke the world best for the 1 hour run for master's, averaging sub 5 minute pace the whole way as Ron Clarke, John Landy, and Robert De Castella watched him run.
Footlocker High School National Champs:
Californians Wins Both Titles
Women: Freshman Jordan Hasay dominated the women's race winning by 14 seconds to become the 2nd freshman winner ever.
Men: AJ Acosta Wins He won a sprint finish over fellow California Michael Coe.
LetsRun.com 2005 NCAA XC Prediction Contest Recap A sprinter and a former XC All-American came out on top.
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
*"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,"
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