Hezekiel Sepeng Says He Will No Longer Fight His Drug Suspension but Vows to Race Again
Marion Jones to Run 100 in Hengelo
*Ritz running the 10k
Daley Thompson to Mentor Up and Coming Athletes
Adidas Track Classic
Ramzi Defeats Lagat in Record Time
The matchup between Rachid Ramzi and Bernard Lagat did not disappoint as Ramzi outsprinted Lagat to win the 1500m record in the fastest time ever recorded on American soil. Alan Webb had a really off day in the men's two mile and faded badly in the second mile to finish 6th. Jeremy Wariner was 2nd in the 200, Sanya Richards won her 200 and Veronica Campbell went sub 11 in the 100.
*Rashid Ramzi Glad to Have Broken Coe's US All Comers Record
*Wallace Spearmon and Veronica Campbell Run World Leaders in 200 and 100 at Adidas Meet
On the Boards: LetsRun.comers discuss Bow Wow rapping at the end of the meet and the sparse crowd
Justin Gatlin Loses His World Record Well technically he now just has to share it with Asafa Powell but this shows the boys in Qatar were a little eager for a world record. Also, at first the meet announced the wind was 2.0 mps, the maximum wind allowable for world record purposes, and then it was later changed to 1.7mps. Gatlin and Fasuba did blow away Shawn Crawford who finished 3rd. The question is whether it was wind aided or not.
*Sprinting Great Ato Boldon Called Into Question Gatlin's Time Before Today's Change Good Read
*Message Board Thread on Sprinting Forum
*Coach of Fasuba Speaks Out
He came through 60m the second fastest ever.
*Renaldo Nehemiah, Gatlin's Agent Upset it Took 5 Days to Figure This Out We don't blame him.
S. Africa May Finally Approve No Notice Out of Competition Testing
*Asafa Powell and Justin Gatlin are to Race on June 11th in Gateshead
*Jeff Howser Says Marion Jones Can Go Sub 11
*Steve Cram Writes about Justin Gatlin BBC
*Olu Fasuba Ran 9.84 for African Record in Gatlin's World Record Race IAAF
*Frater and Fasuba to Race Asafa Powell June 2nd in Oslo
*Two Young British Sprinters Harry Aikines-Aryeetey and Craig Pickering to Race This Weekend
Asafa Powell Calls Gatlin a 'Coward' if He Pulls Out of Gateshead Confrontation
More Weekend Action:
*Felix Sanchez Injured in 400m Hurdles Race in Domincan Republic
*Kenyan-born Hassan Mubarak Shami Wins Prague Marathon in 2:11:11
*Philip Kimei Sets Course Record at Mombassa Marathon in 2:11
American Collegiate Action
Sunday: Pac 10
*USC Men, Arizona State Women Win Pac 10s Martin Smith may have not have been a good match for Eugene but the Ducks got the title last year.
* Robert Cheseret Picks Up His 8th Pac 10 Title after Winning 1500, 5k and 10k He even fell in the 1500m prelim, got back up and still made the final. The guy is an incredible stud and shows its every year at this meet.
*Pac 10 Race by Race Recaps
Big 12s: Texas Men and Women Win
Oklahoma State's Mary Davies scored as many points as 3 other teams as she won the 10k, 5k, and steeple, nearly PRing in all 3 events.
SEC: 27 Points in 5k Lead Akansas Men to another Title
*Georgia Women Edge Auburn by a Point
Big 10s:*Minnesota Women Win First Ever Big 10 Outdoor Title
*Wisconsin Men Win 3rd Straight Big 10 Title
*Big 10 Results
Men IC4A: George Mason Defeats Cornell
Women: ECAC: Pittsburgh Wins
*FSU's Tom Lancashire Runs 1:45
SECs: Live Results
*Arkansas Men Have Lead Going Into Final Day Four Hogs make 1500 final. Steeple was won in 8:41.
*Arkansas Eric Brown Looking To Be First SEC Javelin Winner in Arkansas History The article shows why McDonnell is loved by his athletes as he let Brown compete at his hometown Kansas Relays by himself
*Arkansas Scores 32 points in men's 10k as Boit wins in 29:01 (two more than they thought they'd get) and they may need it as this meet preview says they will score zero in the 100, 200, 4 x 100, 4 x 400.
*Nice Profile of Arkansas Sr. Distance Runner Marc Rodriguez He gives great insight into the magic that is John McDonnell
*Day 2 Recap - Georgia freshman sets American collegiate record in hammer
*10k Is Big For Hogs - Boit is doing 10k, 1500/5k triple
*More Details On John McDonnell Field - It's apparently the best track in the country.
PAC 10s: *Live Results Here
*Arizona's Cheseret Wins 3rd Straight 10k in 30:32 to Rupp's 30:42 Message board thread here describes the tactical race
*Tommy Skipper Looking for another Pac 10 Title
Big 12s: Live Results/Info Here
*Texas' Kilmartin Leads Decathlon After Taking Back To Back Exams Ok. State's Davies Sets Women's 10k Conference Mark
Big 10s:Day 1 Complete - Wisconsin men only score 14 in men's 10k as Ohio State's Brian Olinger beats NCAA xc champ Simon Bairu by 15 secs. Message board recap here.
*Day 1 Results
*Day 2 Results
*Pac 10 Preview:
Arizona St. is class of womens field while Oregon will need every point
it can get it if can defend its crown over USC or Arizona
SECs: *Arkansas' John McDonnell Hoping Home Crowd Can Propel Men To Victory The Hogs need all the support than can get as they are underdogs.
*Arkansas women's pole vaulter hoping to impress home crowd
Big 12s: #3 Texas Men Looking To Win Follow-up Indoor Win W Outdoor Title
Big 10s: *Women's Preview: #18 Illinois Hoping To Repeat
*Men's Preview: Wisco Looking For 3-Peat
Pac 10s: *AP Preview of Meet
*Modern Day Henry Rono: A Profile of Arizona's Robert Cheseret He
is looking to be the first athlete ever to win 3 straight 5k titles,
and only the second to win 3 straight 10k titles. The scary thing is
coach Li says he's in the "developmental stage" of a runner. Did we
mention he did the 1500, 5k, 10k triple 2 years ago?
*Amazing ambition. Profile Of Stanford's Erica McLain Last
year as a frosh, she won the US title in the triple jump but she got
dead last at worlds and thus decicded to totally start from scratch and
learn to jump off the other leg.
9.95 and 9.95
Jamaica: Asafa Powell Runs 9.95 With Horrible Start, Sanya Richards Sub 50 400, Usain Bolt Wins in Jamaica
Japan: Justin Gatlin Runs 9.95, Bershawn Jackson, Allyson Felix Win in Osaka
Modesto: Jeremy Wariner's 44.84 Highlights Modesto Relays
*Modesto Relay Results
*Ethiopian Champs Day 4: Meseret Defar Wins 5k
*Ethiopian Champs Day 3: New Dibaba Emerges
*John Korir Wins East African Military XC Games
Nice Steve Cram Profile: "Seb (Coe) was more likely to pull out because his blood tests were not right whereas (Steve) Ovett would just say `b******s' and so would I." -mid distance star Steve Cram looking back at the glory days of British mid d running.
Penn and Drake:*Penn Relays Results
Saturday: Penn:USA Wins 5 Events at Penn, But Kenya Sets World Record in Exciting DMR Alex Kipchirchir and Bernard Lagat put on a show the final 200m, with Kipchirchir outkicking Lagat for the record.
*LSU Wins 4*100, 4*200 and 4*400
*Asafa Powell Wins 100m at Penn in 10.10 He coasted the final 35m.
*Boit Outkicks Kiplagat to Lead Arkansas to 4*Mile Victory at Penn
*Photo of Lagat and Kipchirchir at Penn
*The Crowd is Crazy at Penn
Drake: Christian Cantwell Wins Shot With World Leader, Jeremy Wariner Wins 200, Allyson Felix only 3rd in 100 at Drake
*Drake Relays Results
Men Win DMR It was a great battle with Arkansas, Texas,
and Michigan as Arkansas got a 3:55 split from Boit
but Manzano's 3:56 wins it.
*Texas Wins DMR to Make its Name in Distance Running at Penn www.philly.com
*Texas Gets its First Distance Win at Penn www.philly.com
*Villanova Goes Home Empty Handed in DMR
Penn: Villanova Women Win Their First Penn Title Since 1997 Today's collegians have no idea how good Nova used to be. They were in elementary school when Nova last won a title. The McDougal brothers went 1-2 in the 5k and Linus Maiyo ran 28:08 for 10k.
Matt Jr. won the boys 3k in 8:20 while sister Lauren
helped Stanford break the women's american record
in the 4 x 1500. Good genes certainly help. Everyone
knows who Matt Sr. is but their mom Beverly wasn't
too shabby herself.
*Drake Relays Thursday Recap
*Drake Relays Photos
*Drake Relays Results
It's Logical to Us, Let the Track Athletes Train on Their Own as Well:
"It beats logic how marathoners can prepare on their own and still
manage to fly Kenya's flag high while track athletes continue
performing dismally. Foreign agents have taken charge of the marathon
and things seem to be working yet with all the sponsorship at their
disposal, Athletics Kenya (AK) is unable emulate the same."
-Kenyan editorial on the success of the Kenyan marathoners in London despite the absence of Paul Tergat
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
Drugs Drugs Drugs
Read:A Great Look at The East German Doping Program
Half Marathon Champs
LRC 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.
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
El Guerrouj Retires The great one clearly lost the fire after getting double Olympic gold. We don't blame him.
*El Guerrouj Sleeping Soundly With His Retirement Decision
*A Look at El Guerrouj's Career
A Look at this Weekend's Pre Meet It's a great meet except for the fact that Justin Gatlin and Asafa Powell are running different 100m races. Nike shouldn't have them both run the same event unless they want to race each other.
Bay to Breakers: Gilbert Okari Wins Bay to Breakers and $37,000 The guy is good, really good.
Manchester: Tersenay Tadesse and Berhane Adere Win Bupa Manchester Run as Many National Records Set I
Morocco: Taiba Erekesso Wins Moroccan Race for Women IAAF
*Lornah Kiplagat Wins Resolution Asset Management Women's 10k in 32:!6 BBC
Saturday: Craig Mottram Defends His Healthy Kidney 10k Title Photos and video too.
Olympic Champ Mizuki Noguchi to Defend Her Real Berlin Marathon Title
Marion Jones Being Welcomed Back in Europe This Summer
Visa Championship Series Bonuses Increase Drastically Fortunately USATF decided to give 2nd through 5th place prize money instead of giving it all to first. Track and field needs publicity but it also needs not just its stars surviving financially.
could end while Todd's doing a workout, and he doesn't care. He’s going
to finish that interval in whatever time he wants to run the interval
in, and he’s going to be right on the money. "
-Anthony Famiglietti on the legendary Todd Williams. Fam is racing Craig Mottram in the Healthy Kidney 10k this weekend.
Kajsa Bergqvist Wants World Outdoor Record IAAF
Deena Kastor Planning on Some Track Races This Summer
Big Sur 'Just Run' Kids Program Gets $20,000 Grant
Next Week: Hot 2 Mile on Tap at Pre: Kipchoge, Limo, Sihine and Mottram
A New Look at Lactic Acid New York Times
Kenyan Coach Mike Kosgei Has 2 Year Deal to Coach Bahrain
Penn State Promotes Beth Alford-Sullivan to Coach Men's Team at Penn State
Nike Being Investigated for Tax Scam in France
Mexico Recap: Marion Jones Runs Second Fastest 100m of the Year
*Mexcio Recap: Williams-Darling Defeats Ana Guevara, Marion Jones runs 10.06 IAAF
Justin Gatlin Asafa Powell Matchup in Britain May be Off, It Will Take Some Big Bucks USA Today
Justin Gatlin Says World Record Wasn't One Of His Best And Feels He Could Have Gone 9.73
Fernando Cabada Sets US 25k American Record at Fifth Third River Bank Run
More Roads: Abeylegesse runs 30:57 in Istanbul IAAF
IAAF Meet in Doha, Qatar - Full Results (Some fast distance races)
*Justin Gatlin Breaks 100m World Record!! His
9.76 was aided with a 1.7 m wind but nonetheless it's
rightfully getting big-time press coverage including a front page
sports article in The Washington Post as well as coverage in NY Times.
thanks to the fact that someone intelligently organized a post-race
conference call with the American media as clearly they weren't in
Doha, Qatar. Video of the race was available on ESPN.com late Friday
Kenyan Gov't Wants World XC to Be Transparent
Seven Olympians in Healthy Kidney 10k
Craig Mottram will take on Dejene Berhanu
, Linus Maiyo and Anthony Famiglietti but top road racer Gilbert Okari is not in the field.
Payton Jordan Invite
Webb Does It
Alan Webb surprised many people by taking down Dathan Ritzenhein in the 10k at Stanford by outkicking him over the final 100m to win in 27:34. Steeplechaser Anthony Famiglietti closed on the leaders the final 5k and finished only 3 seconds back in the exciting Kim McDonald 10k.
Ritzenhein was running in the memory of his close friend Matthew Weber who died this week from injuries suffered from a roadside bomb attack in Iraq. Isabella Ochichi ran a 14:59 5k
*"This is the beginning of a new, faster Alan Webb at 1,500 meters"-Alan Webb in the Oakland Tribune
*Race Results Weekly Recap
*Recap from SF Chronicle
*Tim Montgomery, Steve Riddick Indicted on Bank Fraud Charges
2 months ago we reported about Riddick's arrest but now more charges have been brought against Riddick and also against former world record holder Montgomery.
*Patrick Arnold Pleads Guilty to Illegally Distributing Steroids He supplied the 'cream' in the Balco case. USA Today
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.
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
opportunity. I came here, graduated in three years, and count myself
blessed"- Richard Kiplagat who graduated from Iona in 3 years and had a
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
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."
world record holder, Paul Tergat, speaking after
founding a sports foundation that will help disadvantaged youths.
hamstring injury has healed and he
says he's ready to go at NYC: "I expect good results as I am in good shape"
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
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
Sports Minister Richard Caborn Proposes Drug Companies Fund Anti Doping
Research to £12m Million a Year
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.
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