LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon This Sunday:LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon Sunday LetsRun.com 2006 LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon Preview We preview the men's and women's fields and tell you who will win the race and upwards of $1 million on the line. Does Abdi have a chance? Can Brian Sell go sub 2:10? What about the Kimbia guys?
*Tomescu-Dita Wants Sub 2:20 and Win in Chicago
*Chicago Wide Open This Year suntimes.com
*Runners Ready for Fast Times in Chicago
*Buddhist Lama from Boulder Running Chicago Marathon
*Benita Johnson After Lisa Ondieki's Australian Record in Chicago
*Things Looking Up for Brian Sell Chicagotribune
*Ed Torres Shooting for 2:12
*Elva Dryer Talks About Her Marathon Debut
*Chicago Marathon Going Green Chicagotribune
*Kimbia Guys React to Philip Taurus Bombing in Amsterdam Marathon
*Abdi Ready for Battle With Kenyans in Chicago Abdi has been America's top runner at the half marathon and 10k this year. Brian Sell is also in the field but he is taking a more conservative approach.
*World Marathon Majors Resumes at La Salle Bank Chicago Marathon
*Jason Hartmann Ready for His Marathon Debut
*Benita Johnson Ready for Her First Chicago Marathon
*Brian Sell Trying Looking for Another Step Forward in Chicago 160 mile weeks. Brian Sell is our type of runner, a blue collar runner.
*Ed Torres Ready for His Marathon Debut in His Hometown We should know not to mix up the twins names but as out 8th grade teacher said, "twins are genetic defects".
*Charles Kibiwott Ready for Another Fast Marathon in Chicago He's a 2:06 Kimbia guy
A Look at Cuban Hurdler Dayron Robles IAAF
Marja Bakker, Former BAA President, Dies
Maryam Yusuf Jamal Talks About Her 2006 Season IAAF
ING Amsterdam Marathon:Solomon Busendich Debuts in 2:08:52 in Amsterdam, Rose Cheruiyot Wins Womens IAAF
Denver: Culpepper Runs 1:04:52 at Denver Half in Final Tuneup Before NY
Beijing: Beijing Marathon Recap IAAF
More: Baldini Wins Giro Al Sas It's his final tuneup for the NYC marathon.
Baltmore: Snubbed by Chicago Yirefu Birhanu Picks Up $15,000 at Under Armour Baltimore Marathon
*Carpi Marathon Recap
*Francis Kibiwott, Lineth Chepkirui Win New Delhi Half Marathon IAAF
*Columbus Marathon Recap
If You Haven't Checked out the Site You're Missing Out:
*Chasing Kimbia Guys Go to Walmart Always low prices resonates even in Kenya."You know, one time my son ask me 'Dad, when are you going to your home?'"- Stephen 'Baba' Kiagora on the difficulties of leaving his family to come train in the States.
*Chasing Kimbia Guys Getting Close to Chicago
*Good Training Advice Think About The Present: "Their answers were fascinating. They all said they focus on 'right now' as opposed to the finish."
Triathlete World Champ Banned 3 Months for 3 Missed Drug Tests
Ritz and Culpepper Ready to Take on NYC Marathon
*Culpepper Racing Clint Wells at New Denver Half Marathon
*Ed Torres Ready for His Marathon Debut Before Hometown Chicago Crowd
Jo Pavey Trying to Put Great North Run Behind Her at Great South Run This Weekend BBC
Defending Champ, London Champ Felix Limo Out of 2006 LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon There are still a ton of sub 2:08 guys but Limo is perhaps the best marathoner in the world.
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
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
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)
Carroll Road Racing Makes You Faster: "All the extra hard work and
mileage will make her stronger and a much faster track runner."
Lornah Kiplagat to Run ING NYC Marathon It'll be a battle of the ages between her, Ndereba and Deena.
Impressive: New Head of Nigerian Athletics Says: "Sport Isn't Dead Yet" She's Running The Federation on Less than $650 Plus Her Own Funds
Catherine Ndereba Will Lead Kenyan Team At Japan's Chiba Ekiden on Nov. 23 (Her Younger Sis Will Run As Well)
Nick Willis Continuing New Zealand's Miling Tradition
IAAF Journalists Profiling Jamaican Stars
Look at Legendary High School Coach Joe Newton
Mike Scott is Back: He Analyzes the Women's Collegiate XC Scene
Lorraine Fenton, 2000 Silver Medallist at 400, Retires BBC
Sun Yingjie Speaks Out About Alleged Beatings
Bob Kennedy Interview
"I think the question then becomes when, and at what point are we, as
organizing bodies, USA Track and Field, IAAF, the other national
governing bodies from all over the world, going to really invest the
money that its necessary in testing to keep up and get ahead of, the
people who are using the system to cheat. And that will take money. It
takes money to develop the tests for the different variants of the
drugs that these people are coming up with, and only when you have that
kind of investment will you really stop it. Otherwise, they're just
-Bob Kennedy, in a LetsRun.com interview where he talks about drugs, success, shoes (the Kennedy XC) and Tegenkamp
Marc Hodler, IOC Member Who Blew Whistle on Salt Lake Bribery Scandal Dies
Miling News: Nick Willis Has His Sights on a Medal Next Year He talks about medalling in the 1500 but also about maybe moving up to 5k. If he gets a medal, it seems to us he should stick with the 1500.
*Peter Snell Says It is Much Harder To Medal These Days
*Jim Ryun, Marty Liquori, AJ Acosta Talk About Alan Webb's 3:53 in High School
*Meb Trying to Overcome His Sore Hamstring in Time for ING NYC Marathon
*Stefano Baldini Ready for NY After His 10k Victory
*Baldini Talks About His Preparations for NY AP
American Cyclists Will Testify He Knows Australian Cyclists Who Used Drugs
USTFCCCA Menís NCAA-I Cross Country Coaches Poll UTEP moves up after upsetting Arkansas at Chilepepper.
*Women's Ranking Here NC State jumps to #2.
LetsRun.com NCAA Super Polls Now Open Give Us Your Top 10 and Your Conference Predictions
Stockholm DN-Galan Meet Director Rajne Soderberg Named Head of Euromeetings
Glasgow to Host International Track Meet Next June BBC
Former Sprinter Aileen McGillivary Hired to Develop Future Stars in Scotland BBC
Mo Farah and Rebecca Lyne Named British Runners of the Year BBC
Pre Nationals XC: links fixed
Team Results: Stanford Women Dominate 155 point win for the Cardinal
*Individual: Michelle Sikes of Wake Forest Wins
White Race: Team: NC State Women Win
Individual: Julia Lucas of NC State With the Top Time of the Day
Men:White: Team: Colorado Men Dominate
Individual: Martin Fagan Wins
Blue: Team: Iona Edges Stanford
Individual: Josh McDougal Stays Undefeated in His Collegiate XC Career Outside of Nationals
*Message Board Thread on PreNats
*PreNats Combined Results
Chilipepper: Men: UTEP Defeats Arkansas
*Women:Arkansas Women Crush Duke
Pat Tyson Gets Run Over by Car, But 'Only' Breaks His Two Feet, Oregon to Skip Pre Nationals
Amsterdam Marathon Preview IAAF
Bill Rodgers Still Trying to Get Faster "The fire still burns"-says Rodgers.
Deena Kastor Talks About Upcoming ING NYC Marathon
Brooks Team Hanson's Members Will Be Going in Style to Chicago Marathon in Their New Bus
PreNationals Fields Announced
This Weekend: Women's Pre Nationals Entries
*Men's Pre Nationals Entries
Floyd Landis Puts His Doping Defense on the Web
A great blog dicusses his defense here. Message board thread here.
*A Look at Landis Case from Chemical and Engineering News
3 Months After the Fact We Publicize It
LetsRun.com Message board poster tbag Wins Leadville 100 Miler
Scientists Trying to Catch EPO Maskers
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.