Labor Day: New Haven: Hall, Runyan Capture USA 20K Titles at New Haven Ryan Hall was having a subpar track season, but cream rises to the top, and he won the US 20k champs in New Haven., as 2 Team USA Minnesota athletes were in the top 5. Marla Runyan got the win on the women's side.
Illinois: Kiplagat, Leghzaoui Set Course Records at Park Forest Scenic 10 Mile
Radcliffe Confident She'll be Ready for Worlds after the Birth of Her Baby
UK Athletics to Look for a Chairman and Chief Executive and Seb Coe Could be the Chairman
Weekend Road Action:
UK: Berhane Adere Wins Hydro Active Women’s Challenge Jo Pavey 2nd, Rita Jeptoo 3rd
Liverpool: Tegla Laroupe Defeats Sonia O'Sullivan in Liverpool
Scotland: Jason Mbote Defeats Hendrick Ramaala in Close Finish at Fresh’n’Lo Great Scottish Half Marathon
Virginia Beach: James Kwambai, Edna Kiplagat Win Virginia Beach Rock N Roll Half Marathon They each picked up $12,000 for their efforts.
Padua Recap: Felix Sanchez is Back as He Defeats Bershawn Jackson IAAF
Rovereto: Roverto Italy Results (Lukezic in 800)
Russia: Recap of Russia-USA Challenge in Moscow (US Men Dominated Their Sprints, Khadevis Robinson Won the 800)IAAF
Kenya Now Has Contract With Golf Course to Host 2008 World XCs
World 3k Champ Veronica Nyaruai Can't Go to Berlin as She is Still Involved in Passport Dispute With Kenya
Thursday's Action: Zagreb Recap: Vlasic Defeats Bergqvist in High Jump, Allen Johnson Winning Again Allen Johnson is back.
Italy: World Champ Zulya Calatayud Wins 800 in 2:00.78 in Rovereto IAAF
A Lengthy Look at Dave Collins UK Athletics Performance Director www.telegraph.co.uk
Athletics New Zealand Head Steps Down
Haile Gebrselassie to "Run as Fast as I Can" at 2006 Real Berlin Marathon
US Half Marathon Champs, Aramco Houston Half Marathon, Bumps Up Prize Money
David Moorcroft Quits As UK Athletics Boss Moorcroft helped turn around the finances of UK athletics but people criticized him for the performances on the track, especially considering how much money the government puts into it. In America, we don't need the government's cash. We've got Nike and great drugs.
*Steve Cram Says He Doesn't Want to be UK Athletics Head
*Seb Coe May Take Bigger Role in UK Athletics Now (Some are Suggesting some Sort of Chairman's Role)
Good Background: Original Article That May Have Brought Pressure on Moorcroft to Step Down Times of London
*Moorcroft, Perhaps Too Nice of a Guy Times of London
*Message board thread here
IAAF Issues Statement Clarifying Its Position on Gatlin We're glad to see they did this as the case is still active. Earlier a spokesman had said they wanted Gatlin out at least 4 years.
Justin Gatlin Wants to be Back Competing by Beijing If he spills the beans we hope he gets a 2 year suspension. And his lawyer Cameron Myler is a woman not a man as many articles and ourselves reported. She was an Olympic luger who carried the US flag at the 1992 Olympics. She also most importantly has defended the right of beautiful women athletes to pose in however little clothing they want.
*Gatlin and the NFL?
*Powell Glad Gatlin is Cooperating
*Daley Thompson Says Take Away Justin Gatlin's MedalsBBC
*Chris Huffins Has a Tough Time Telling who the Cheats Are
*Frank Dick Says Gatlin's Suspension Hurts Sport
More Drug News: Roids Found at Chinese Sports School
We admire his
Darren Campbell Quit Sport Briefly When He Was 21 When He Was Told To
Be A Good Sprinter He Needed To Be On Drugs
*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)
Cross Country Season is Here
Ryan Grote is not doing his Grote polls this year but we do have the The Not The Grote PreSeason Poll. So check it out but also don't miss your chance to vote in the
LetsRun.com NCAA XC Preseason Polls. Tell us who the top 10 teams in the nation are, plus we let you tell us who will win each conference and each region.
Berlin Golden League Recap: Dibaba Falls, Wariner, Powell, and Richards Golden, LetsRun.com Jinxes Lagat Cornelius Horan did not appear at the meet, but clearly the gods were on Bob Kennedy's side as Kennedy kept his American 5k record. Kenenisa Bekele was the only runner to go with the rabbits and was the only one to break 13 minutes as Bernard Lagat ran a very subpar 13:12. The women's 5k was the best race of the afternoon as the fix was definitely not on. Tirunesh Dibaba needed to win to claim her share of the $1 million jackpot. Kara Goucher and Lauren Fleshman were in the lead pack at the bell and then all hell broke loose. Dibaba ran 56 seconds for her final 400m, the only problem was Defar ran even faster to edge her at the line. (Yes 56.7 for the final lap (some of our faith in humanity was restored because the onscreen split was originally 53.7)) to cause Dibaba to have a $125,000 paycut.. Jeremy Wariner, Sanya Richards, and Asafa Powell all won to win $249,999.
*Mbulaeni Mulaudzi Wins the 800 at Berlin, His 4th Straight Victory
LetsRun.com Update on Doping at European Champs: Actovegin, the drug linked to US Postal and Gabriela Szabo was found at the European champs. Plus 23 athletes had high hemoglobin levels.
Brussels Golden League:
Wilfred Bungei outkicked David Krummenacker in an exciting race as both the Kenyan team and USA team broke the 24 year old 4*800 world record (7:03.89). Asafa Powell won the 100 despite a horrible start and became the first man to run 10 sub 10s in one season. Jeremy Wariner and Sanya Richards won the 400s and to stay alive in the Golden League Jackpot hunt. Saif Shaheen went out way too fast in the steeple going out in 2:34 and faded to 8:03, Jen Rhines ran 14:55, just 4 seconds off of Deena Kastor's American record (we don't recognized drug cheat's records), Adam Goucher broke 28 for 10k as Micah Kogo ran 26:35. (Goucher went out in 13:37)
*Starter Screws Up and It Still Doesn't Cost Asafa Powell the Win, but Possibly the World Record
*Tyson Gay's 19.79 Comes Right After His 9.84IAAF
*Shaheen Is Bored With Steeple He'll run 1500m in Berlin
Boulder 2007 US XC Site Unveiled
Three Cheers for Trevor,
Another Athlete Tests Positive: Latasha Jenkins Tests Positive
No joke, she retired from the sport in 2003 because it was plagued by doping.
*Alvin Harrison Writing a Book about Being in Trevor Graham's Camp
NCAA Star Johanna Nilsson Decides Not to Run Her Senior Year She's a phenomenal talent but apparently is not that interested in running around in circles for a career.
Hope He Knows Something About TV Contracts: Greek Shipping Magnate Is Going to Challenge Lamine Diack for Head of IAAF
Currently There is No Way to Know They are Clean: "And that's great news for our clean athletes like Craig Mottram and
Bronwyn Thompson who can compete knowing they are on a level playing
field" -Athletics Australia head, Danny Corcoran.
Christian Olsson's Season Over with Knee Injury
Matt Tegenkamp Talks About His 7:34 3k
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.