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Rojo talks about coaching at Cornell
We admire his courage
Darren Campbell Quit Sport Briefly When He Was 21 When He Was
Told To Be A Good Sprinter He Needed To Be On Drugs
Here To See Video Highlights
More On Darren Campbell/Dwain Chambers Feud
Campbell Says He Would Have Forgiven Chambers If He Had Ratted Out
Those Behind His Drug Supsension Campbell Lost 2
Medals Cause CHambers Was A Cheat
Standing Animosity Between Linford Christie/Darren Campbell Played Role
We Were Coaching Him, We'd Tell Him To Pass (But then again the $$
would be nice) Stefano
Baldini Invited To Compete In 2006 ING NYC Marathon
Champ Stefano Baldini Captures 2nd European Marathon Title The Italian ran a tactically brilliant race and
took the lead after 40k to prove he is the greatest championship runner
of his era..
UTEP Runner Ulrike Maisch Wins Women's Marathon In Big Upset Like
Baldini she took the lead past 40k in the race and won in a PB of
2:30:01.She is big proof you don't have to be the biggest college star
to be a success.
Cragg Forced To Drop Out With Less 1200 To Go as Spain's Jesus Espana
Cragg had the lead before his achilles flared up. It's not quite clear
if it ruptured or not. John McDonnell took some of
the blame as he said if Cragg had been training in America he would
have noticed the seriousness of the injury.
Mo Farah Gets Silver and Has Bright Future He was pipped near the finish but was pretty happy
with silver and his season in general.
4 x 100 Gold Turns Bizarre As Darren Campbell Refuses To Do Victory Lap Apparently he was upset that drug cheat Dwain
Chambers was included on the squad. We applaud him for
feeling that way (but disagree with him also being upset that drug cheat
Linford Christie was criticized for being a coach).
On Campbell's Fit
Questions Christie's Role
Drug Cheat Dwain Chambers Ripped in British Media A great read as the columnist rips into drug cheats
who come back to competition.
Collins Analayzes Britains Efforts
Pluses/5 Minuses For Brtain
Sunday's Final Day Of Action at Euros
Alistair Cragg Pumped And Ready For 5k Final The
Irish Examiner gives us an in depth look at the former
Arkansas great. Famed coach John McDonnell is at
Cragg's side for the 1st time as an international and Cragg says he'll
do 100% what McDonnell tells him.
Great Article On Cragg
Into 1st Round McDonnell Said He's Not Worried About Craig's Sub-Par
Buildup Cragg's been struggling with some blook
sugar levels since running 13:08 in NY and hasn't finished a 5k and
wasn't great in 3 1,500s..
Mo Farah Is Threat In 5k He has run 13:09 this
year and beat Cragg at 1,500 last month.
On Farah: David Moorcroft talks
about the 2001 European jr. champ who someday may break his British
Steeple Recap/Men's Marathon Preview Alesia Turava won the steeple in
9:26. The men's marathon features Olympic champ Stefano
Baldini and Spain's Julio Rey, who ran
2:06:52 earlier this year.
Dominguez Defends 5k Title The Spaniard closed in 63.1 (and 2:12) to get the
Jo Pavey did a lot of the work but finished 4th.
went into the race expected to win gold by many in the press.
IAAF's Recap Of Saturday's Action reveals
that Dominguez wasn't even planning on running the race but was
convinced by the head of the Spanish federation after she finished 7th
in the women's 10k (in a fine national record performance of 30:51).
Continue To Struggle (No Golds) And The British Press Is Having A Field
Day Analyzing The Failures
Collins: Innovative or Buffoon?
*Duncan Mackay: Brits
Can Do Better and Collins Says They Will
*Brendan Foster: "Ridiculous." The former great British distance runner
absolutely lets Collins have it and we have marked this as a
must read piece as its rare to see someone actually say what
they mean nowadays.
Defends Decision To Have Sprinter Train W Gatlin
Athletics Director Dave Moorcroft's Job May Be In Jeopardy UK Athletics is in great financial footing but that
may not be good enough. We liked this article because it talked about
how track is the "flagship sport" of the Olympics
Keskisalo of Finland Captures Country's First Ever Steeple Gold At Euros In other action, the men's 800
semis saw former Nebraska star Dmitrijs Milkevics
advance. In the women's 1500 semis, the Russian women dominated as
Commonwealth gold medalist Lisa Dobriskey failed to advance.
Struggles Continue For the first time since 1938,
Britain had zero people on the track for a night of finals. It's so bad
that the Brtish
press is having to take solace in determining it's not the worse
performance ever by a British squad.
Recap of Day 5 (All Events)
Francis Obikwelu Completes First 100-200 Sprint Double Since 1978
Lyne Wins 800m Bronze For Britain The
Independent Last winter she was reduced to riding bike due to
an achilles injury. Click
here to see a great photo of Russia's Olga
4 Preview of Europeans BBC
On Jan Fitschen's Stunning10k Gold The 28 yr old is
a part-time student as he's still running but is hoping to finish his
degree after 10 years of college. Click on the article and see an
amazing picture of pure joy.
Highlights of Day 3 of European Champs (Including Men's 1500)
Defends His European 1500m Title
Baala's sub 53 last lap (probably close to 151 flat last 800) gave him
his second straight victory. Known closer Heshko was 2nd.
Raquil Runs 45.02 to Win 400 at Europeans
Gevaert Wins European 100m (With Link to Video of Race)
First ever gold for Belgian woman.
Jav Thrower In History Jan Zelezny Will End Career With No Euro Titles
40 yr old has done it all, (won 3 wchamps amd 3 Olympics) but win at
Euros. He did get a bronze at age 40 as well as a masters WRecord.
Yevgeniya Isakova Wins 400m Hurdles at Europeans BBC
Zelezny and Merlene Ottey Defying Father Time
Jan Fitschen Runs 28:10 PB To Shock FIeld/Win Gold At Euros
Carolina Kluft Wins In Front Of Hometown Crowd *Photos can be
Obikwelu Wins in
9.99 as drug cheat Dwain
Chambers fails to medal
Yr Old British Long Jumper Greg Rutherford Proves He May Be Future
Olympic Hope By Grabbing Silver 4 Yrs ago
he was trying out with Aston Villa
Athletics Performance Director Dave Collins Under Fire:
Lets see what he's getting ripped for - 1) Naming A Drug Cheat As
Mentor to Young Athletes 2) Stating 70 people skipped drug tests and 3)
Rating all the British Performances on a scale of 1 ot 10
Monday's Action: Exciting
Women's 10k Highlights Day 1 of European Champs
of women's 10k from Europeans
Lewis Francis, Dwain Chambers Struggle to Make 100m Semis at Europeans
Sotherton and Ennis are 2-3 in Heptathlon Behind KluftBBC
Barber out of Heptathlon With Injury
Ralf Bartels Wins First Gold at Europeans in Shot
Zelezny Looking for Elusive European Javelin Gold
1 British RecapBBC
Ohuruogu, Poster Girl for London 2012, May Have Her Olympic Hopes
Dashed with 3 Missed Drug Tests Guardian
Coe Wants Drug Cheats Banned from Major Events for Life
Arnold Man Who Invented the Clear Gets3 Months Behind Bars
Mother Says He Was Not Asked to Withdraw from USATF Champs
President Jacques Rogge Sees Positives to Doping Scandal
Ruling May Make it Difficult for WADA to Ban Cheats in Europe Sorry we don't believe athletes have a civil right
Talks With Those Who Support Chris Whetstine Clearly whatever happened
there was some bad blood as Nike rep Llewellyn Starks beat
up Whetstine pretty bad.
Graham Goes Into Detail About His Accusations Against Chris Whetstine
Post of the Week: Demographics
of Dopers by Coach, Agent and Shoe Company
John Smith's HSI group getting some negative attention, plus
of course Trevor Graham.
Wanted Gatlin to Skip Nationals
Powell Upset He No Longer Has a Rival With Gatlin's Drug Positive
Aikines-Aryeetey Cuts Ties to Trevor GrahamBBC
*LetsRun.com 2006 Nationals
Outlasts The Return of Jennings and Manzano's Magic, Khadevis Robinson
Puts on an Exhibition, Hazel Clark Dives For the Finish, and Lincoln
ThreePeats This year's nationals was a great track
and field meet. Day 4 saw a
and a world leading run by Lashinda Demus in the
400m hurdles, world leaders by Torah Harris in the
high jump, Walter Davis in the triple jump, Khadevis
Robinson in the 800, Dominique Arnold in
the hurdles, and Wallace Spearmon in the 200. But
you want to read about Gabe Jennings return,
Khadevis Robinson's domination, and the emergence of Nick
Symmonds. Plus you learn how stupid all the guys who give
out shoe contracts are.
Day Recap from USATF
Becomes First to Complete 1500-5k Double
Day Recap from Indianapolis Star
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.
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 III
take a look at Amby Burfoot's look at Todd Williams' incredible American record
at 15k in 1995, the
same year he finished 9th
at World Cross Country.
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
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
Book Reviews 2 Good Reads on Milers 50 years apart:
Sub 4:00 and The Perfect Mile
Maurer, in The Gift, not
only presents an interesting and captivating story, but he explores the
deeper questions of why runners run, why we compete, and what makes
such a simple sport, running, so rewarding to those of us who do it. The
Gift is one of the best running books
I have ever read. "
-LetsRun.com's Weldon Johnson
a new Running novel,
Gift is now available from Amazon.com)
Surprise The Writing Apparently Had Russian Text On It Bag
Full of Syringes and Supsected Illegal Drugs Found In Trash Outside
Hotel At Europeans
Favorites Brian Sell and Hiromi Ominami Win LaSalle Bank Distance Run Sell described the race as a 'training run' as he
supposedly was trying to run marathon pace, wel that's great as he ran
64:25. Former Olympic Trials marathoner Jenny Crain was 2nd in the
15 Results *Pre-Race
Profile of Sell
Start Tuesday - Coverage
Age Cheating Scandal Behind Them, Kenyan Athletes Ready For World Jrs.
Race (One Of America's Finest)
Okari Joins Bill Rodgers and John Korir as Only 3 Time Champions as
Russian Alevtina Inova Defeats Ndereba
Thrilled With Victory Says He May Shut It Down And Prepare For Cross
is a must read article as it along with a
different race preview article shows a true champion listens
to his body. Last week, Okari was going to win Beach To Beacon but felt
a twinge in his hamstring so he backed off and got 4th. Now he's
overraced so is most likely shutting it down til xc.
Rudolph Is First American (5th) and Wins $5,000
*Top 25 Men's and Women's Results - Ed Torres first
American male in 10th.
*Carrie Tollefson Runs Fastest Mile In World For 2006 And Wins $1,500
at Falmouth Mile In 4:27.95
Tiffany McWilliams took it out hard as usual (212 and 3:21)
and hung on for third as Erin Donohue got 2nd*Amy
Rudolph Ready For Falmouth Debut
Sunday Mail Scottish Champs
Yr. Old Merlene Ottey Wins In Record Time (11.34)
*American Alan Webb Finishes 3rd In His Heat In 1:51.59
We're pretty sure he advanced to Sunday's final. Webb
will run a mile on Thursday in Ireland.
*Preview of Scottish Champs
*Catherine Ndereba To Run 2006 ING New
York City Marathon
The reigning Olympic silver medalist has won Chicago and Boston but
never New York. She's never lost to anyone in the field and must be
considered the favorite.
Graham Tells Washington Post He Makes All His Athletes Sign An
The New York Times Explores The Obvious
Testerone Make You
A Better Athlete? The
article (despite the stupid headline) is actually prety good and asks
really whether testosterone would help you in the short term like on
one stage for Landis.
Detailed Look at the Synthetic Testosterone Test www.mercurynews.com
Bekle Outsprints Mike Kigen to Win Tactical 5k at African Champs
We'd like to see a video of this exciting race as
the winning time was 14:04.
Says He'll Go After His Own World Record in 10k On August 19th in
problem is the Zurich meet is August 18th and there is no 10k at the
meet. Perhaps he's going for the 5k record (thanks malmo for alerting
us to this)
Kipsiro of Uganda Pleased With 5k Bronze, But He Wants to Defeat Bekele
in the Future www.newvision.co.ug
We Agree WADA's
Dick Pound Urges Sports To Clean Up Their Acts Pound: Recent big name positives may only be "tip
Christie Brushes Off Criticism That Former Banned Runner Should Coach
"Have you ever stopped for one minute and thought I could be innocent?"
*Linford Christie Defends Christine Ohuruogu for Missing Doping Tests BBC
Graham Says He Passed Lie Detector Test That He Hasn't Doped Athletes
so Let Him Backin USOC Facilities msnbc.msn.com
Gatlin to Present 'Exceptional Circumstances' Defense to Drug Positive
Story: Drug Cheat
Dennis Mitchell Bows to Pressure That We Helped Create and Does Right
Thing And Steps Down As US Coach For British Meet Instead
of focusing on whether there was or wasn't a coverup, we'll be positive
and give USATF the benefit of the doubt and state that we are pleased
that a convicted drug cheat isn't leading a US team. We're also pleased
to hear they are trying to make sure this doesn't happen again.
Chinese Champs: Liu Xiang Wins Hurdles For 6th Straight
The real story may have been the performance of some of the juniors who
may medal at world jrs. next week like Lin Xiangqian
who won the men's steeple in 8:29.
*African Champs Are Loaded In Distances: The
10k and 5k were switched so Bekele would compete
Champ Ezekiel Kemboi Guarantees Medal Sweep in Steeple
The competition should be fierce however
for 1st as a World Cup spot is on the line. Kemboi: "We
will be dancing all the way...It is going to be a walkover for us and
there is no doubt about it."
*Botswana Officials Are Irate They Had To Pay Custom
Duty on Free Kit They Got From Puma
Gatlin's Legal Team Submitting Its Documents to USADA Legal Panel
Race Management Survey on Drug Testing
Wyatt Wins Another Mountain Event IAAF
Nyariki and Alevtina Ivanova Surprise at 2006 TD Banknorth Beach to
Nyariki's win is a great story as the former 12:55 5ker was carjacked
in 2003 and lost an eye in the carjacking. The 1997 bronze medallist at
5000m got the win at age 34 and picked up $10,000 for his efforts.
photos at link above
And What New
Drug Will They Have Moved on to By Then? "There
will be a test (to detect blood doping) within the next six years. ...
I'm just not saying how much sooner it may be"
-scientist Michael Ashenden on how long it will take
for anti-doping authorities to develop a test to detect blood doping
A Good Step,
But You've Got to Catch the Cheats First: World Marathon
Majors to Ban Drug Cheats for Life
More Doping News: Test
to Detect Blood Doping May Take 6 Years to be Developed
Dick Pound is Undermining His Own Credibility
Shows Compression Tights May Really Work
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
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.
Advice from the pros
10 Training Tips
Weldon Johnson gives his top 10
training tips. They helped him run a 28:27 10k and will definitely help
coaching consultant John Kellogg
outlines his basic coaching approach and gives the four principals to
training for elites. LetsRun.com co-founder Robert Johnson translates
Kellogg's approach so that it is beneficial for the masses.
Marathon Training Program
you want to
run a successful marathon? Sign up for our marathon training program.
our experts show you how.
Turn Back the Clock:
Interviews With Today's Stars on Their High School Careers
Dehaven: U.S. Marathon
Henner: U.S. Olympian
Reeser: Top Road Racer Wrestled in High School
how LetsRun.com running guru, John Kellogg, made a tiny private school
in Texas one of the best teams in the state.
Ct. And Manchester Road Racer Charley Robbins Dies At 85 Robbins ran Manchester 50 yrs in a row and was one
of Uconn's first ever All-Americans. He lived a minimalist lifestyle
and was an Olympic alternate.
Former HJ World Reocrd Holder Patrik
Sjoberg Admits To Doing Cocaine At Party At Europeans
Kenyan Athletes Return Home From African Champs And There Is Talk of
Govt. Rewarding The Medallists
*Kenyan David Kimutai Rotich Adds 1500 To
800 Crown as Compatriot Janeth Jepkosgei Busienei
Defeats Maria Mutola
Recap of Final Day
4: Edith Masai Leads Kenyan Sweep of Women's 10k The
article also talks about the women's 800 final as being a great battle
Maria Mutola and Janeth Jepkosgei.
Recap of Day 3 (Men's
Alex Chipchirir Wins Men's 800 By .03 It was a
tight 3 way battle as Olympic silver medalist Mbulaeni
Mulaudzi was 6th. In the steeple, Paul Koech got
the easy win (as Olympic champ Ezekiel Kemboi who
predicted a Kenyan 1-2-3 sweep finished second but was DQ'd for a trail
leg violation (never heard of this in the steeple) and the third Kenyan
*Kenya's Mike Kigen Enthused After Narrow
Lost To Bekele
The 20-year old seems to have all the characteristics
of a future star - great results as well as a champions attitude.
*Kenya's Edith Masai Ready For 10k Battle The 39-year old credits her
strong faith for much of her success.
Day 2 Recap: World
Record Holder Meseret Defar Edges Tirunesh Dibaba By .04 For
Gold Coming into the race Dibaba had won 5 straight 5ks including at
least two Golden Leagues meets over Defar. Check back later Friday for
Moroccan Born Runner Who Set French 1500m
Record Test Positive
Of course, Nordine Gezzar, says she's innocent
Wall St. Journal Reporter Takes A Good Look At Landis' Positive Test He
tries to answer the tough questions like why anyone would take steroids
in the middle of the tour and why it would only show up on one test.
LetsRun.com Will Add $10,000
California Man Offers Floyd Landis $100,000 To Take a Polygraph Until the public or athletes take the initiative,
sports will never be drug free. If Landis takes us up, we want to pick
*Gatlin's Lifetime Ban Will Be Reduced to 8
Yrs. If He Rats Out His Coach We'd love for a drug cheat (besides Cathard
Lombard - the most honorable drug cheat we know of) to come clean and
tell all but the offer of an 8 year ban is just ludicrous.
Ominami and Brian Sell to
Headline Sunday's LaSalle Bank Chicago Distance Classic Half MarathonSell finished 4th in Boston, Ominami has run 68 for
Limo Back to Defend at 2006 LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon
After winning Chicago, Limo also won in London so let's just say he's
currently regarded as the best in the business.
Road to Eugene Meet
Recap and Results (sorry for not having this up earlier):
(and Bahrain) Age Scandal Escalate Famed coach and
LetsRun.com poster Renato Canova says that several
World Youth Champs from Bahrain lied about their ages
Recap: Toby Stevenson Wins Vault at Road to Eugene Meet, Shawn Crawford
Recap: LaShawn Merritt Sets Sea Level Best for 300m
by Race Recaps (Matt Tegenkamp Runs 3:36 to
Dominate Field Including Gabe
On the boards: Was
the meet a flop or a success?
Landis Offers Yet Another Excuse: Early this week,
Landis had been appearing pretty smooth on a slew of American
television shows but may blown it when he offered yet another
possibility to Jay Leno: Maybe I ate something. News to Floyd: If you
ate it, that's your problem, it's still doping. Your only bet to save
face in America is to a) blame the French or b) claim sabotage or c)
admit it as it's a forgiving country
More on the Amazing
John Woodruff from Arizona Republic:
"I'm most proud that I was able to do what I did in track and field in
order to bring a good name for the Woodruffs."- John
Times Article on Woodruff
*There is a Race in Woodfuff's Name in PA
*Canadian Champs Results
Coolsaet Defeats Paul Morrison by 4 Thousands of a Second at Canadian
Felicien Win Titles at Canadian Champs Nate Brannen won the 1500.
Wins Nike Combined Events Challenge The 110 degree
temperatures and a German athlete having an ashtma atacked helped the
People Attend Nike Combined Events Challenge
Clay Calls it a Season after Pulling out of Multi Event in Kansas
avoid posting on these boards
like I would avoid the plaque. But I never said I don't read them. So
after many moons away, I only return to give a HUGE congrats to Daniel
Lincoln. One of the nicest, more humble athletes in the sport these
days. I am very happy that he finally got the AR, because there is no
one else I can think of who deserves it more. I only hope he gets a
chance to lower it even more in the coming season. Congrats to a classy
guy, and to the new American Records holder! :)"
-Marc Davis (an 8:14 steepler himself) commenting
on Dan Lincoln breaking Henry Marsh's
21 year old American record in the steeplechase
On the Boards:
Coaching Salaries Exposed If you're in it for the money get a job teaching
high school. It pays better.
So True: "Eight years ago, Yesalis and UCLA labratory
chief Don Catlin were asked independently how much money it would take
for research to really fight doping, and both said the figure would be
in excess of $50 million. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency spends roughly
$2million a year on research."-New York Daily News writer
"Train Don't Strain"
-famed distance coach Arthur Lydiard
Friday's Lydiard Quote: "Americans arrogantly want it all now, this is
why they finish last. Speed must be used in proper proportions. Build
and build like the Afrikans. This is the only way to realise your
-famed distance coach Arthur Lydiard
'Suddenly I got to the age of 36, and one day I realized I can't ever
run any quicker than I'm running at this moment"
(Coe reportedly stopped midwork and never ran another
-SebCoe, 2 time 1500m gold medallist and former 800m world
record holder, according to Frank Deford in an
audio essay on the doping scandal.
"I am glad that because I chose to focus on a personal goal, pursued
passionately and today I bear testimony of what it can yield, even
beyond my wildest expectations. I hope that this will somehow encourage
someone here today as well, to pursue his dream and vision...Usually, I
get quite enriched whenever I have an opportunity to positively touch
the life of someone. Such opportunities to show concern enable me, and
indeed all of us, to share what God has placed into our hands."
-World Record Holder in the Marathon and Humanitarian
Paul Tergat in his acceptance
speech for his honary degree from Bloomfield College in New Jersey.
Great Advice for the Greatest Distance Runner Ever:
Haile Gebrselassie says work hard, be patient, and take your
recovery days seriously. Good Read.
Read/Advice: Such a Simple Sport:
"I train twice every day except on Sundays and on Christmas Day."
Haile Gebrselassie, on his training over the holidays. He says his New
Year's resolution is to win the gold medal at 10k and break the 10k
world record. And Gebrselassie is still young as it is only 1996 in
Ethiopia (we swear).
would be days I would run 70 km (43 miles) and then there are days I
would run 20 or so. I just mentioned that figure (70) to state that
there are days I would actually run up to 70 or so. The fact that I can
run that much gives me confidence and makes me believe I am doing a
-former world record holder in the marathon Naoko Takahashi in Part I
of a fascinating interview with Japan
Times on her training
know you're a runner if....... (our
fill in the blanks with some hilarious responses on the message boards)
Is it the
thought for a few minutes my legs would be sore. But my legs
heavy at all. I went jogging and felt as good as ever."
-Naoka Takahashi won won the
Berlin marathon and
reportedly went for a "long run" the day after. Takahashi credits some
of her success to VAAM, the sports drink from made from stomach
acid of killer hornets that she drinks.
If you want order VAAM click
apologizes to letsrun.com