Casey Moulton Blows Up at Steamtown Marathon, Matt Byrne Wins
Clearly Its a Slow News Day:
*45 Year Old Mother Trying to Qualify for Olympic Trials in Marathon
Peter Snell Goin Strong at Age 67
*Peter Snell Trying to Spot Talent in New Zealand links fixed
Post World Road Running Champs News:
*IAAF Gives Lornah Kiplagat $50,000 Surprise Bonus for Breaking World 20k Record IAAF
*Zersenay Tadesse Won't Run a Marathon Until After 2008 Olympics IAAF
World Road Running Champs:
Women: Lornah Kiplagat Wins World Road Running Champs and Takes Down Radcliffe's World Record Kiplagat defeated Constantina Tomescu by 2 seconds.
Men: Zersenay Tadesse Cruises at World Road Running Champs, Comes Up Just Short of Geb's World Record The Eritrean led the Eritream team to a second place finish ahead of the Ethiopians. Ryan Hall set an American 20k record (although a few Americans have run faster en route of a half marathon) to finish 11th.
More: Paula Radcliffe Didn't Even Know She Had the 20k World Record
*Kenyan Men Win Team Gold at World Road Running Champs
Lamine Diack's Speech from World Road Running Champs IAAF
Katie McGregor, Kara Goucher, and Amy Rudolph Ready for US Women's 10k Champs in Boston at Tufts 10k
Benson Cherono Favorite at Samsung Milan Marathon IAAF
Later This Month: Preview of Elite Field at 2006 LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon Felix Limo leads the way. 5 guys sub 2:07, 8 sub 2:08 plus Abdi and Brian Sell
This Weekend: 2006 B.A.A. Half Marathon
NYC News: Martin Lel Out of ING NYC Marathon Hopefully Tergat can get in form in time.
*Ritz Talking About Winning NY Marathon And Ramaala gives him some advice: "With Dathanís background he should be good at the half marathon. But the marathon is hard. Even
if you jog, it's hard."
Matt Tegenkamp Talks About His Successful Season
Brief Look at this Weekend's World Road Running Champs in Hungary This event has replaced the world half marathon champs.
*Japan's Kayoko Fukushi Runs 30:57 on Track to Prepare for This Weekend's World Road Champs IAAF
Also This Weekend:
*2006 Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon, San Jose Elite Athletes Announced Meb and Jen Rhines headline
Colin Jackson Bringing in Goalkeeper to Help Coach his Athletes
David Welch, Priscilla's Husband and Coach, Dies
Chad Hall Trying to Run Out of his Brother's Shadow
Unheralded Edwin Kipchom Wins Kosice Peace Marathon
NYC News: Paul Tergat Intends to Compete Until 2008 Olympics, He and Ndereba Getting Ready for NY The women's race features Deena vs Ndereba and Kiplagat and others. Also we didn't know there is $100,000 in extra American prize money (the men's race features all the top Americans minus Brian Sell, Abdi, and Special K)
Great North Run: Hendrick Ramaala, Berhane Adere Win
Ritzenhein 61:23 Half Marathon Debut The course is point to point with a net elevation drop of about 35 meters, so its not eligible for record purposes but a great debut for Ritzenhein.
*Ramaala Cruises to Win at Great North Half Marathon www.telegraph.co.uk
*Jo Pavey Gets Delirious at End of Great North Run Guardian
San Diego: Krummenacker, Legesse, Win Inaugural National City Invitational Mile
Nike Oregon Project, Alberto, Gags, and Vin Joining Forces www.oregonlive.com
Great North Run:
*Craig Mottram, Meseret Defar Set World Bests for 3k at Great North Run
*Mo Farah, Becky Lyne Win Great North Miles BBC
NYC: Kevin Sullivan, Sara Hall Win Continental Airlines Fifth Avenue Mile
Women's Finger Length May Determine Their Running Success
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.
*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)
This Weekend: Women's Pre Nationals Entries
*Men's Pre Nationals Entries
Scientists Trying to Catch EPO Maskers
Marijuana Positives Tying Up Some Anti Doping Resources in New Zealand
"You guys have lost a great soldier."
-John Carlos a pallbearer at Peter Norman's funeral
Ed Torres Talks About His Marathon Debut in Chicago
A Look at Goucher's Career as He Gets Into CU Hall of Fame
China Exporting Performance Enhancers
This Guy Should Be HS Coach of the Year "Let's face it, I don't have any boys better than her. He (Steve Spence) lets me know what she should be doing every day, and I try
to follow that. I rely on him a tremendous amount. Let's
face it, here's me and there's him. Who do you think would know more?" -Randy Holtry, high school coach of Neely Spence (Steve Spence's daughter)
More Road Action:
San Jose: Duncan Kibet Runs 2nd Fastest Half Marahton Ever in America at Inaugural San Jose Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon Meb Keflezighi went through 10 miles in 46:45 (1:01:17 pace) but then dropped out with a hamstring cramp. (Earlier we linked to a story that said Kibet paid $75 to enter the race. We understand this story was incorrect)
*San Jose Results
BAA: Marie Davenport, Samuel Ndereba Win BAA Boston Half Marathon
Army Ten Miler: Alissa Harvey, Jared Nyamboki Win
Barry Bonds' Trainer Gets Out of Jail on Procedural Issue
More on Budhia Singh: Little Budhia Runs 40 Miles Without Water He's 4 years old. And we're trying to sign him to an endorsement contract.
Scott Jurek Becomes First American to Win Spartathlon Ultra in Greece
UK Athletes Commission Wants Drug Bans to be 4 Years
Drugs, Drugs, Drugs:
*Athletes Want Quicker Testing of B Samples to Catch Cheats Before Samples Deteriorate
*Recap of Day 3 of Anti Doping Symposium IAAF
*Greg Anderson Tries to Reverse His Plea in Balco Case Even Though He's Already Served His Sentence
*Patrick Arnold Subpoenaed by Barry Bonds Grand Jury He's the guy who made the clear.
Collegiate XC News:
*New Coaches Polls Announced Look on the way right
*Oregon, NC State Move up in Men's Poll, Texas Drops Oregon getting the respects its had all along in the letsrun.com polls
*Stanford #1 on Women's Side, Princeton Moves Up, Duke Falls
*Adams State Men Beat Colorado This Past Weekend
Previous Drug News: :
*Momentum Builds for 4 Year Doping Bans telegraph.co.uk
*Recap of Day 2 of Doping Symposium IAAF
*Interpol and WADA to World Together
At least they've got a test for it: WADA Defends Banning Marijuana 6 years after their founding they still don't have a test for HGH.
*Paula Radcliffe Wants Independent Agency to Run UK Drug Testing BBC
*Steve Cram Says IAAF Must Listen to Athletes if it Wants to Catch Dopers
Previous Drug News:
*Athletes Appear to Be using Powder That Masks EPO Use in Urine Cyclist Jan Ullrich is suspected of using this technique.
It's About Time: IAAF Thinking About Using Blood Tests to DQ Athletes Before Start of Events As the article above shows athletes know how to beat the tests.
*Steroids Found in Vitamin C Supplements
Collegiate XC Recap:
Iona: Iona Women Win Meet of Champions
*Iona Men Win Meet of Champions
Oklahoma: Arkansas Wins Cowboy Jamboree
*Cowboy Jamboree Results
Colorado: Rocky Mountain Shootout Results
*Oregon Men, Arkansas Women Win Eugene Register Guard
* U Oregon Race recap
*2006 Bill Dellinger Results The course was 7,770 meters long on the men's side and is pancake flat.
Notre Dame: NC State Men, Michigan Women Win Notre Dame Invite
Paul Short: Princeton Women Edge Wisconsin at Paul Short
*Villanova Men Win Paul Short
Wallace Spearmon Runs 19.65 in Korea, Liu Xiang defeats Allen Johnson Spearmon is now the 3rd fastest ever at 200.
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.