College Conference Action
Heps - Near
Live Results Can Be Found Here Cornell
men and women looking to repeat.
Live Results - A crazy womenn's DMR
as all the teams ran 600 on the 800 leg except
for FSU which ran 800 but still won somehow
in an NCAA provisional time.
SEC - Near
Big 10 - Results
Can Be Found Here
Big 12 - Near
Live Results No big surprises in Day
1 as the Texas men won the DMR with Manzano
anchoring, and Colorado runners won the men's
and women's 5k. Oklahoma won the women's DMR.
1 Results What the hell is this conference?
For track, it's sort of like the Pac 10 but
not really. Oh well just just a little more
confusing than the IC4a. Anyway, Oregon's
Galen Rupp showed he isn't washed up and
ran a 13:48 a week after a 4:11 mile. Message
board thread here.
Kiplagat Runs NCAA leading 7:49 at Armory Wins
the NYU Invitational by 24 seconds
Steve Riddick, Olympic Gold Medallist and Marion Jones' Coach, Charged with Felony Bank Fraud
Trouble continues to follow Marion Jones' associates.
Colorado Runners, Leading the Big 12, But Say They Are 'Rusty'
More on Doping Scandal: Austrian Ski Coach Says He 'Wanted to Die' When Sought by Police in Doping Scandal
*Austrian Coach Says He Believes Doping Tests Were Negative He should stop gloating as if you've learned anything by now you should know that smart athletes dope with undetectable methods. Blood transfusion equipment was found and there is no test to catch an athlete doping with his own blood.
Olympic 3,000m steeplechase champion, Ezekiel Kemboi, Named Captain of Kenyan Commonwealth Team
Commonwealth News: Asafa Powell to Go to Australia Next Week in Preparation for Commonwealth Games
*Three Quarters of Kenyan Team at Commonwealth Games Camp
*Jacques Freitag Will Have to Get Special Permission to Compete at Commonwealth Games
Matt Lane Running Anheuser-Busch Colonial Half Marathon This Weekend
Jana Pittman and Tamsyn Lewis Say Their War of Words is Over Fox Sports AU
Adam Goucher and Dan Lincoln Talk about USATF XC Nationals at Van Cortlandt Runners World
US XC Champs:
Ryan Hall cruises, Tollefson Wins
Ryan Hall put a halt to the Dathan Ritzenhein coronation that many expected on Sunday as Hall dominated the men's 12k race. Ritzenhein finished 4th behind Max King, the surprise performer of the meet, who was 3rd (King a Cornell grad, was the only athlete in the race not wearing long sleeves, a hat or even gloves in the single digit windchill weather pre-race profile). Jorge Torres was second (Abdi Abdirahman dropped out). Carrie Tollefson won the 4k and Kiel Uhl of Iowa State won the junior race as the high school kids got demolished by the college freshman.
Adam Goucher Wins 4k, Blake Russell 8k Goucher defeated Dan Lincoln for the win as Russell held back defending champ Colleen De Reuck.
*Adam Goucher Restablishes Himself NY Times
*USATF XC Results
*Colleen De Reuck Admits She's Not in Best Shape as She Tries to Defend Her US XC Title The course may be a mess with the recent weather.
USA Members Ready for XC Champs (Ian Dobson 4k, Maybe 12k, Ryan Hall
Both, Lauren Fleshman 4k, Kate O'Neill 8k, Sara Hall 4k)
*Anthony Famiglietti Talks about Running US XC Champs
*Jorge Torres Talks About His Chances at USATF XC Champs
*Alan Webb Pulls Out of 2006 US Cross Country Champs
*New York Road Runners Trying to Plow 26 Inches of Snow That Fell on NYC Just 1 Week Before XC Nationals
*US Cross Country Champs in NY Are a Homecoming for Lindsey Scherf
Twin Cities Marathon Becomes Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon
Drug News: Not Much Out of Competition Testing Goes on in 2nd and 3rd World Countries 12 Indian Athlete Skip WADA test
*IAAF Clears BALCO Drug Cheat Dwain Chambers to Return from Drug Suspension
Dubai: Rescheduled Dubai Marathon is This Weekend
More Action: James Godday Runs 44.99 at Nigerian Champs
* Hendrick Ramaala Wins S. African 10k, George Mofokeng Wins S. African Marathon Champs link fixed
Nick Willis Kicks to Win over Craig Mottram in Mayoral Mile
It was a great race as both prepared for the Commonwealth Games where Mottram will attempt a 5k/mile double and Willis will run the mile.
*Craig Mottram Says He'll 'Have His Way' With Nick Willis at Commonwealth Games
*Photo Of Willis Passing Craig Right Before the Finish
*Mayoral Mile Photo Gallery
*Mayoral Mile Results
More Pro Action: Ambesse Tolossa Wins Tokyo Marathon in 2:08:58 over Toshinari Takaoka
*Isinbayeva Breaks Indoor World Record in Pole Vault IAAF
*Saif Shaheen Runs 7:39 3k to Win at Asian Indoor Champs IAAF
Runs 4:01 To Lead Results At Valencia Indoor Meet
Smoking Fast Collegiate Action
Washington: 3 Guys From Colorado Break 13:50 in Washington 5k Pretty damn impressive. 4 guys from NCAA XC champ Wisconsin broke 14:00. 6 guys broke 4 in the mile including defending NCAA 1500m champ Leonel Manzano.
results can be found here. (link fixed)
State Classic Results
Valentines Results For Men
Valentines Results For Women
Ritzenhein Talks About This Week's US XC Champs, and Redeeming Himself at Worlds Read about his new training (all the high school kids who try and impersonate the pros will now stop doing the hill sprints after reading this), his huge disappointment at worlds, what he thought went wrong, and how he's going to address it this year. And hear him start a real "Fight Club" with his old housemate Jorge Torres. Plus find out why the backhills and Cemetery Hill are not part of the course for the US Nationals at Van Cortlandt.
*The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly from the 2006 Millrose Broadcast
This Week: Alan Culppepper to Run in Special Invite Only FreeScale Austin Half Marathon He'll take on among others Nicodemus Malakwen who won the Austin and Houston half marathons earlier this year. Millrose Games:
LetsRun.com! 2006 Millrose Games Recap: Bernard Lagat Destroys Bekele in Wannamaker Mile A suicidal opening pace and Bernard Lagat crushed Kenenisa Bekele in the Wannamaker Mile, the Canadian women went 1-2-3 in the women's mile, Khadevis Robinson opened to an impressive win over David Krummenacker (who has a new coach) in the 800, Reese Hoffa took the lead in the Visa Championship Series, and Gail Devers returned to action as a mother. Get the scoop on the 2006 Millrose Games. Coverage and quotes.
On the boards: If You Went to Millrose Post What you Did and Did Not Like About the Meet
*Profile on Eamonn Coghlan's Son's Millrose Experience in NY Times
*Gail Devers Talks More about Her Daughter
*NY Times Millrose Recap New York Times
*USATF Recap of Millrose www.usatf.org
*Associate Press Millrose Recap
*Reuters Millrose Recap
*Athlete Quotes from Millrose www.usatf.org
The World Marathon Majors Are Born
Berlin, Boston, Chicago, London and New York announced they were becoming the World Marathon Majors, along with the Olympic Games and World Champs, and would form a winner take all, World Marathon Major Series. We analyze (yes we actually wrote something original for the site) what this means for the sport and express a few concerns. Find out all the details.
More on the Majors: Paula Likes New Major Marathon Series Daily Telegraph
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
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.
"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
AT&T USATF Indoor Nationals This Weekend in Boston
Preview of Meet: Wallace
Spearmon is going to run the 400 believe it
or not. We guess
it's not that much of a stretch as he did run
the fastest ever indoor 300 this season.
:*Lisa Barber, Brad Walker Press Conference Excerpts
*$25,000 Visa Championship Series on the Line
*Chaunte Howard Hoping to Jump to Worlds
World Indoor, XC, Commonwealth News:
*Bekele and Tirunesh Dibaba Highlight Ethiopian Team for World Indoors
*Canadian Team for World XCs Announced
*Jamaican Squad Led by Asafa Powell Announced for Commonwealths
*Ezekiel Kemboi and Benjamin Limo Still not in Kenyan Camp for Commonwealths
Impressive: 24 Olympic Trials Qualifiers at Freescale Austin Marathon
The race had a special program to try and encourage qualifiers and they got a ton. Pretty impressive.
*3 Lowell Runners Qualify for Trials in Austin (All Sub 2:16)
*TV Report on Austin Olympic Development Program
*Elite Photos from Freescale Marathon
Mbulaeni Mulaudzi to Defend World Indoor Title at 800m
RRCA Announces Its Annual Awards
Usually we might criticize a group for inducting active athltes into their Hall of Fame (Meb Keflezighi and Deena Kastor) but they gave us a journalism award last year so they can do whatever they want.
2 Austrians May Have Confessed to Doping at Olympics as Scandal Continues
Blood transfusion machines were found. Don't worry, running of course is perfectly clean.
Milton Campbell Runs World Leader in 200 and 400 in Virginia IAAF
World 10,000 metres junior record holder Samuel Kamau Wanjiru Has Picked Up Training for Kenyan XC Trials on March 4th
*Said Aouita Denies He Tried to Push Drugs on Australian Athletes
*Said Aouita Now Helping Qataris
*Australiand Oping Investigation into Aouita to be Thorough Arkansas' Mark Fountain was the first runner to cast doping allegations against Aouita and they have picked up new steam as another athlete has come forward.
*Austrian Skiers Fled Italy Because They Feared Jail Time for Positive Tests
*Auoita is Second Australian Coach to Be Linked to Drugs
Used Needles Seized in Police Raid at Olympics
Russia: 2 World Records Yelena Soboleva Runs 3:58.28 1500m World Record
*Liliya Shobukhova Runs 8:27.86 3k World Record
England: Bekele Runs 8:05 2 Mile
*Big East Results:
Men: Connecticut Wins
Women: Notre Dame Women Win
*Josh McDougal Runs 4:01 Mile Solo
Craig Virgin Sues Bank After Falling on Ice Earlier we said he fell while running. The article does not say this. More likely he might have just been walking into a business.
*1964 Olympian at 1500m John Whetton is Now a Human Fox Chased by Bloodhounds in Britain
Bekele Going for 2 Mile World Record Plus Isinbayeva in the Pole Vault
*Dwain Chambers Not Fully Cleared to Compete by IAAF, He Will Not Race This Weekend
*Russian Indoor Preview IAAF
Married Thanks to LetsRun.com:
"I don't want to say it. It sounds crazy but it was a dream come true"
-John Stiner, on getting married to his wife, Sarah, who he met on the LetsRun.com message boards. Read about their incredible story.
James McIlroy Preparing for Commonwealths With 800m in Melbourne This Saturday
Midweek Results and Recaps: Croatian Blanka Vlasic Nearly Breaks World Record in High Jump IAAF
*Nicola Sanders of Britain Runs 4th Fastest Indoor 400 of 2006, 50.71, Shows She Is Ready for Commonwealths BBC
*Marian Opera Becomes Fifth Furthest Jumper Ever Indoors in Triple
World XC and Commonwealth News:
Commonwealths: Canadian Commonwealth Team Announced
*World Junior XC Champ Augustine Choge Says Athletes Should be Able to Pick Where They Train for Commonwealths
Worlds: Australian Squad for World XCs Announced
Britain Names World Indoor Squad BBC
*William Yiampoyi Added to Kenyan World Indoor Squad
More Weekend Races:
*Simon Maiyo Picks up $30,000 for Win at New Delhi Marathon, Enantesh Tadesse Won the Women's and $20,000
*Jamaican Lacena Golding-Clarke Gets World Leader at 60m Hurdles in Leipzig
*One We Missed Last Week: Recap of Last Week's San Blas Half Marathon
Commonwealth News: Debbie Ferguson Will Not Defend Her 100, 200, and 4*100 Commonwealth Titles As She Has Not Recovered from Back Surgery
*Debbie Ferguson Will Not Defend Her 100, 200, and 4*100 Commonwealth Titles As She Has Not Recovered from Back Surgery
Tyson Invite: 2 World Records:
Wallace Spearmon Sets World Record in 300m
4*400 World Record Broken as Well
In other action, Jason Lunn won the mile, Boaz Cheboiywo dominated the 3k in 8:35 and Adam Goucher got a US leader in the 3k, Tiffany McWilliams won the women's mile, Jeff Hartwig the pole vault and Bershawn Jackson went out in 20.08 buy only ran 46.03.
4 x 400 Team Anchored By Jeremy Wariner
Also Breaks World Record, Runs 3:01 and
Picks up $25,000
*Tyson Invite Results
British and S. African Champs:
Runs 4:01 To Lead Results At Valencia Indoor Meet Admittedly
she was born in the same town as the great
Haile G but we shouldn't criticize her as
she was going after the drug cheat Regina
Jacob's shameful world record of 3:59.98
Britain: Full Results
Day 2 Recap of British Indoor Nationals
*Day 1 Recap of British Indoor Nationals
*Jade Johnson Returns From Injury With Second in Long Jump at British Indoor Trials for Worlds BBC
Harvey Has Switched Nationalities to Run for England at Commonwealth
Games, but Doesn't Support Sonia O'Sullivan Decision to Run for Ireland Independent
*Nathan Douglas Wins Triple Jump at British Nationals
S. Africa: Lots
of Commonwealth Games Qualifying Times Put
Up at SAfrican Championships One
of the leading ones was a 8:21 steeple by
*Recap of S. African ChampsIAAF
Drug News: Olympic champion Evi Sachenbacher Gets 5 Day Ban for Excessively High Red Blood Cells
This basic procedure is not done in the sport of distance running for some unknown reason. It is done in cycling and skiing.
"Everybody in Kenya is trying to come to America. I had
no dream about coming because I knew this was impossible. It was a
miracle," Kiplagat said. "That is why I take advantage of every
opportunity. I came here, graduated in three years, and count myself
blessed"- Richard Kiplagat who graduated from Iona in 3 years and had a 3.75 GPA
WADA Confident it Can Detect Super EPO It shouldn't be. It can't detect HGH or regular EPO very well. Drug research funding is way too low.
"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.
*"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