Real Berlin Marathon:
*Haile Gebrselassie Wins Real Berlin Marathon in 2:05:56 He was the only runner under 2:10 as the lack of depth showed. Gete Wami won the women's race in 2:21:34.
Issac Viciosa Former European 3k Record Holder Retires
Tyler Hamilton's Ban Officially Over Today He still faces a lot of hurdles before competing again.
Willie Davenport's Grandson Now a Football Player and Track Athlete for Cincinatti
Key Member of Turin Olympics Urges Lamine Diack to Step Down
Katie McGregor to Make Marathon Debut at ING NYC Marathon
*Alan Culpepper to Run Denver Half Maratho in Tune up for NY
Michael Johnson Urges Marion Jones to Retire
British News: Seb Coe Does Not Want to Become Chairman of UK Athletics Steve Cram is now the favorite.
*Steve Cram Calls 2006 a Good Year for Athletics
*Sir Clive Woodward Has His Hands Full Being in Charge of Elite Athletes for British Olympic Association
*Darren Campbell Talks About Sport in School He used to be a good badminton player.
Jan Zelezny's Career Comes to An End
*Abdi Runs 1:01:07 Half Marathon for 2nd in Philly Abid just missed Mark Curp's American record. Naoko Takahashi only ran 1:12:00 and convicted drug cheat Asmae Leghzaoui entered the race via open registration but was kicked out by organizers. We didn't know an open registration race could do that. Ed Torres ran 1:03:33 but was out of the money.
*Message board thread on Abdi.
*CVS US 5k Champs:Fam, Sara Hall win USA 5 km Championships at CVS Downtown 5k
Cow Harbor: Ryan Hall Runs 28:22 for Course Record
Christine Ohuruogu To Appeal Her Ban for Missing Drug Tests
Christine Ohuruogu Gets 1 Year Ban for Missing 3 Drug Tests, She May Quit Sport
German Court Tosses Out Lagat's Lawsuit, Says He Is Asking for Too Much Cash
Stefano Baldini Enters ING NYC Marathon
People Will Go to Huge Extremes to Get a Sold Out Marathon Entry Most races don't want you selling your number as they count on you not showing up for some extra $$$.
LetsRun.com Classic Emails #1 We share with you some of the classic emails from our site's visitors and give you valuable knowledge at the same time. You'll read conclusive proof Lance Armstrong dopes, learn AJ Acosta is not as much an a**hole as you thought, and much more.
Bernard Lagat's Lawsuit Against WADA tossed by Germany court He won't get any cash for his "A" sample results being in the news when his "B" sample cleared him. (this news is in the bottom of the article)
Marion Jones Ends Her 2006 Season link fixed.
*Steeple Star Dorcus Inzikuru Battling Allergies
*Defar and Dibaba Rivalry Divides Ethiopia
*Tegla Laroupe to Run in Standard Chartered Greatest Race on Earth Series in Mubai
*2.9 Million in Prize Money on the Line at World CupIAAF
Pressure is On Landis: To Land Lance Landis is the 6th former Armstrong teammate to test positive or admit to doping. We're surprised more people aren't talking about this article. It discusses a reported third party instant message, that talks about Landis knowing about Armstrong doping.
Wilson Kiprotich Kebenei Breaks Geb's Course Record at Prague Grand Prix IAAF
*Can Alex Kipchirchir Get Another Gold (He's Got Commonwealth, African, and World Athletics Final Golds Already)
*Jo Pavey Out of World CupBBC
US Team Named for World Road Running Champs in Hungary
Previous World Cup News: Marion Jones on Provisional US Team Named for This Weekend's World Cup
*Africa Going for 5 in a Row at World Cup
*Asafa Powell to Only Run Relay at World CupBBC
Mbulaeni Mulaudzi is the Best in the World, but No one in S. Africa Knows Who He Is
World Athletics Final
Day 2: Tyson Gay Runs 19.68 It's the 3rd fastest ever. Meseret Defar avenged her defeat in the 5k by winning the 3k.
*Frankie Fredericks and Tyson Gay Impressed With Gay's 19.68 IAAF
*Sanya Richards Stays on Top in World Athletics Final IAAF
*Jan Zelezny's Career is Almost Done IAAF
Day 1: Liu Xiang's 12.93 Highlights Day 1 of World Athletics Final Asafa Powell remained undefeated on the year with a narrow win and Jeremy Wariner held off Gary Kikaya who set an African record in the 400. Tirunesh Dibaba edged Meseret Defar in the 5k as their great rivalry continued. And the little Bekele won the 3k.Mbulaeni Mulaudzi got another 800 win and Allen Johnson ran 13.01
*Alekna Wins Discus World Athletics Final IAAF
*Event by Event Reports for World Athletics Final IAAF
*Mo Farah Last in 3k at World Athletics Final, May Call it a Season
*Jeremy Wariner and Asafa Powell Win Again
President of German Olympic Committee Urges Jan Ullrich to Take DNA Test to Clear His Name in Doping Scandal in Cycling
Matt Tegenkamp Comes Clean on Why He Dropped Out of the 3k in Rieti If you read his last journal you wasted your time. He tells the truth in this one.
*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)
Asafa Powell DQd in Japan No one can beat him any other way.
*Liu Xiang Nips Allen Johnson in Shanghai IAAF
Sunday: Powell, Isinbayeva, Murofushi Competing in Yokohama in Sunday
Wide Open Races at Sunday's Turin Marathon IAAF
Balco Reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams Sentenced to Jail for Not Revealing Balco Sources Leaking grand jury testimony is a crime and they could serve 18 months in prison but they won't have to serve unless they lose an appeal.
*Arlen Specter Others Pushing for Federal Shield Law to Protect Journalists
*Lance Williams' Statement
*Mark Fainaru-Wada's Statement
Message board thread on this issue here
Liu Xiang vs Allen Johnson the Highlight of Shanghai Meet A lot of stars are also on hand to pick up some nice cash at the end of the season.
Clyde Jeffrey Former World Record Holder Sprinter (And Very Modest Person) Dies at Age of 88 He never got to compete at the Olympics due to WWII. link fixed
Alan Webb Speaking at Pasta Dinner in Hawaii This Weekend
Sports Minister Upset With Mombassa Mayor with Preparations for World XC EA Standard
Recap of Zelezny's Final Meet IAAF
*Jan Zelezny Ruled Javelin for 20 Years
Tergat Knows His Athletic Career Only Has a Few Years Left EA Standard
Kenya to Waive Visa Requirement for Participants at World Xc
Victor Conte Says Barry Bonds Knew He Was Taking Roids
Sacks of blood, Intercepted Faxes, and Phone Calls Not Enough to Sanction Ivan Basso
Lornah Kiplagat Lowers Her 10 Mile World Record at Dam tot Dam Race Women have run a faster pace for the half-marathon, but 50:50 is pretty impressive.
Lindsay Weight, Former Back to Back Comrades Champ Dies at Age 44 of Likely Heart Attack
Marty Liquori Brief Chat
World Cup *Results
Allen Johnson 12.96
*Day 2 Distance Recap
The greatest short hurdler of all time defeated Liu Xiang. Too bad Johnson couldn't have run on the superfast track in Lausanne earlier in the year.
Shaheen, Richards Complete Double Wins Craig Mottram has been running poorly of late but somehow he turned it all around and stunned Kenenisa Bekele in the 3k. (message board thread on Mottram here).
*European Men, Russian Women Win World Cup IAAF
Day 1 Saturday:
*Day 1 World Cup Recap: Sanya Richards Breaks Valerie Brisco Hooks American Record Way before the internet Michael Jackson was the man and Valerie Brisco Hooks set a 22 year old American record at 400.
*World Cup Day 1 Distance Report
*Event by Event Recaps of World Cup IAAF
*Tyson Gay Wins 100 in Asafa Powell's Absence
*Alex Kipchirchir Wins 1500 at World Cup
*Shaheen Toys WIth Tegenkamp and Others in World Cup 5k
Available on WCSN.com:
*Kevin Sullivan Capping Successful Season at World Cup
*Craig Mottram's Long Season at Final Stage
*World Record for Liu at World Cup?
More Cycling Doping News:
*US Cycling Investigating Tyler Hamilton in Conjunction With Spanish Doping Scandal
*Jan Ullrich's Home Raided by Drug Authorities
Paula Radcliffe Speaks Out about Justin Gatlin, Dave Collins' Rating Plan
Zelezny to Retire Next Week
Paula Radcliffe Has Boobs
Coaches Polls Out: Men:
Wisconsin #1 in First 2006 USTFCCCA Poll The poll with the exception of Oregon is similar to the LetsRun.com polls.
*USTFCCCA Regional Men's Polls
*Comparison of Letsrun.com and Coaches Poll
*Stanford Women #1 in Coaches Poll
*USTFCCCA Regional Women's Polls
Dave Moorcroft Believes Seb Coe Can Help UK Athletics They've got tons of cash.
LetsRun.com! Wisconsin Men and Stanford Women Top PreSeason LetsRun.com XC Polls Wisconsin is the run-away favorite on the men's side while things are tight on the women's side. Plus, conference and regional predictions.
*Voting in the Mountain and West Regions Has Been Opened Up (We left them of by mistake)
Boston Champ Robert Cheruiyot Joins Chicago Marathon Field He'll be racing London champ and total stud Felix Limo.
DC Marathon Course To Stay Within District The course will mimic Boston. Also a book is being written on Meb's life.
Good Read: Meseret Defar And Tirunesh Dibaba Rivals On and Off the Track It reminds some of the Coe and Ovett rivalry. Times of London
WADA To Invesitgate Marions Negative B Sample
Zersenay Tadesse Wins Fortis Rotterdam Half in 59:16
5 Time World Champ Jonathan Wyatt Finishes 2nd at Mountain Running Champs after Being Bitten by Dogs
*U.S. Women Win Gold at World Mountain Running Trophy
A Look at Marion Jones Getting Cleared BBC
Mizuki Noguchi Out of Berlin Marathon
*WADA to Examine Jones' B Negative
*Doctor Who Likely Gave Kelli White Modafinil in Balco Scandal Could Lose His License
*Lamine Diack Calls for End of Leaked "A" Tests
*60% of Tour Riders Had Doctors Letters Letting Them Use Some Banned Substances
*Marion Jones to Run at World Cup Next Week
*Editorial: Marion Jones Should Sue and Retire
French 1500m Record holder Latifa Essarokh Gets Drug Suspension
Marion Jones "B" Sample Negative She's free to compete again and is cleared of doping at the nationals.
*More Details on B Sample Being Negative
ESPN.com Editorial: Marion Jones' Legacy Still Tarnished
*IAAF Wants to See Results
On the boards: Marion to sue USADA?
*Marion to Sue LetsRun.com?
*Who is Worse Joe McCarthy or LetsRun.com?
*Nike to Sue Patagonia?
Sir Clive Woodward Becomes UK Olympic Elite Athlete Director He's an ex rugby star in the UK and former coach of the UK rugby team.
Former S. Africa Star Elana Meyer to Try and Win Comrades Ultramarathon, Climb Mt. Everest
40,000+ Tickets Have Been Sold for This Weekend's World Athletics Final IAAF
Britain Only Sending Women's Team to Road Running Champs BBC
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.
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.