NCAAs Start Friday
NCAA Indoors: Meet Schedule Meet Results
Day 1: Arkansas Men Starts Well After 41 NCAA titles you shouldn't be surprised but Arkansas did well at Day1 of the NCAA Meet. Josphat Boit won the 5k that went out in 4:40 and Arkansas also won the DMR to put itself in a good spot to pick up another title.
*AP Preview Of Meet
is Counting on Said Ahmed for Big Points at Nationals, and It Gambled
on Him Getting in Nationals With Provisional Times nwanews.com
*Texas Women, Arkansas Men Have Comfortable Margins Heading into Meet According to Trackwire.com
*Men's Event by Event Predictions *Women's Event by Event Predictions
Other Collegiate Action:
*DII NCAAs *DIII NCAAs
*Canadian Indoor 'NCAAs'
Gate River Run Also This Weekend: Abdi, Meb, and Alan Back at it Again at This Weekend's US 15k Champs at the Gate River Run
The big 3 are back at it again.
*Meb Keflezighi Becomes a Father, He's Still Running US 15k Champs Tomorrow
German Drug Cheat Grit Breuer Suing IAAF The ironic thing is she was coached by one of the worse drug cheat coaches out there.
You No Longer Can Keep Your Head in the Sand: Barry Bonds a Steroid and HGH Cheat We're sure some of you wanted to believe he was clean and he didn't know what he was taking, but now Sports Illustrated and a new book prove otherwise. And this proves clean drug tests don't mean anything.
More Doping News: Interview With Dick Pound, Head of World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) BBC
*Austrian Athlete Implicated in Doping Raid Retires
*Kenteris and Thanou's Lawyers Say Dick Pound, Head of WADA, is Prejudiced Against them
Japanese Car News and Running:
The Good: LA Marathon by Honda to Offer US Prize Money, Olympic Trials Qualifier Bonuses for First Time
The Bad: Former Kenyan US Road Star Brian Sherrif is a Man Without a Country Stranded in Japan and Says the Mazda Corp Owes Him Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars for Running on Their Corporate Ekiden Team A very interesting read.
US Record Holder Deena Kastor to Run Berlin Half Marathon on April 2nd
*2006 NCAA Women's Indoor Fields Announced
*2006 NCAA Men's Indoor Fields Announced
*Message Board Thread
Kenyan XC Trials:
Isaac Songok Wins 4k at Kenyan XC Trials, Unheralded Hosea Macharnyang
Wins Men's 12k, Prisca Jepleting and Alice Kimeto Win Women's Races IAAF
*Kenyan Team for World XCs Announced
Men's Results: Penn State Wins, Cornell second. Josh McDougal 7:53 3k, Rojo's Cornell 4*800 squad wins with top time in the nation this year.
Women's Results: Georgetown wins, Cornell's Morgan Uceny 2:04.42 800
Last Chance Meets:
Notre Dame: Alex Wilson Invite Results Wisconsin DMR gets in, qualifiers in women's 3k and 5k.
Washington: Results 2 sub 4 minute miles, Galen Rupp gets in 3k with 7:54 3k
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
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
World Indoors Underway:
Meet Website as well as 2006 World Indoors Results
Day 1 Friday:
Day 1 Recap: USA Dominates with 2 Sprint Golds, Shot Put Gold Leonard Scott, Melissa Barber, and Reese Hoffa all got gold for the US with world leading marks. In the 3000m qualifying, Kipchoge, Bekele, and Shaheen all advanced to set up Sunday's anticipated showdown in the best race of the championships. Bekele is hoping to become the first athlete with world indoor, outdoor, and xc titles. Americans Chris Lukezic (1500) and Khadevis Robinson (800) were the only US distance runners to advance.
*Bekele Brothers, Shaheen, Kipchoge All Advance to 3k Final at Worlds
*Mbulaeni Mulaudzi Easily Qualifies for Semis in 800
*Americans Dominate Day 1 at World Indoors With 3 Golds and 3 World Leaders, but Only 3000 Fans on Hand Yahoo UK
*Day 1 Recap of US Performers at 2006 World Indoors With athlete quotes from the USA Team.
*Leonard Scott Gave up on Pro Football Dream, but It Brought Him Gold at 60m in Moscow IAAF
*Bekele Trying to Become First Ever with World Titles Indoors, Outdoors, and in XC
*US Runners Ready Friday the men's 800 will get under way with K. Robinson and Krummenacker competing for USA. The women's 3k has switched to a final only.
*Karen Harewood Is Britain's Best Bet for Medal Most of the top runners went to Commonwealths but the 2:00 800 runner is seeded 3rd.
*Mark Findlay To Make British Sr. Debut The 60m runner is barred from the Olympics as he was busted for steroids at age 22 in what he says was a mistake.
*Men's 3k With Bekele, Kipchoge and Shaheen Could be Top Event at World Indoors
*Roman Sebrle Says Flu Has Hurt His Chances at World Indoors, He Says Bryan Clay is the Favorite
*Christian Cantwell Hoping to Defend His World Indoor Shot Title This Weekend
*Kenya Sending 5 to World Indoors This Weekend The indoors will be streamed pay per view on the internet and will be shown on OLN Sunday from 3-5pm eastern.
Sad News: Former State XC Champ in Wisconsin Dies of Anorexia
David Krummenacker Says 1500m Will Be His Staple Race in 2007 and 2008 Runners World
Eritrea's Zersenay Tadesse Continuing to Improve, He Hopes to be a Force at World XCs
*Preview of Asafa Powell's Warm Up Race This Thursday IAAF
*Asafa Powell Experiences Tightness In His Legs During Workout, but is Scheduled to Race on Thursday in Australia
*Iwan Thomas' Withdrawal Has Hurt 4*400 Chances of Wales at CommonwealthsBBC
*British 400m Runner Daniel Caines Pulls Out of Commonwealth Games BBC
*Augustine Choge is the 'Most Versatile Athlete' Brother Colm O'Connell Has Ever Coached
*1/3 of Kenyan Delegation to Commonwealth Games Isn't an Athlete
"The world has lost interest in distance races like 5,000
metres, 10,000 metres and even cross-country because they are
regarded as competition between Kenyan and Ethiopian athletes"
Japanese News: Jose Rios of Spain Wins Lake Biwa Marathon in 2:09:15
XC: 2 Japanese Runners Win Fukuoka IAAF XC Race The world xc race will be there at the end of the month.
*France, Russia Win European Indoor CupIAAF
Germany: Wilfred Bungei Wins 800 in 1:45, Ralf Bartels Throws Shot over 21 Meters in Germany
France: Christine Arron Impresses in French Meet
*World Champ Nadzeya Ostapchuk Throws Shot 20.86m
Athletics Kenya is Doing Well Financially but Athletes Have Complaints
Australian Brisbane Recap
*Jana Pittman Defeas Nicola Sanders in Brisbane in Hurdles
*Christian Malcolm Upstages Mark Lewis Francis in 100m in Australia as Patrick Johnson Wins
Rain Halts Final S. African Outdoor Meet
Brief Chat With Moulton Twins: They Both Ran 2:15 Marathons Runners World
Craig Masback and Mary Wittenburg Talk About NYRR Becoming Presenting Sponsor of US Distance Project
Asafa Powell Says He's Still the Fastest Man on the Planet
30th Edition of Bloomsday Roadrace Will Have Timing Chips, New Route
Response to PJ Browne's Article: An Irish Athlete's Perspective on the Scholarship System "What coaches and athletes alike need to
realize is that running is not the sole objective of attending a college.
If running was to be the only objective, why go to college to begin
with? Coming to America was the best thing that could have happened
to me."-Eamonn O'Connor
Married Thanks to LetsRun.com:
"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
"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.
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