LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon
*Race, Frederico Rosa Saying Cheruiyot Just Lost His Balance We thought there was no doubt he slipped on the decal, but thought it was a freak accident. The decal was pulled up right after he fell.
Joseph Talam Runs 2:15:26 Course Record in Dresden Marathon IAAF
Robert Cheruiyot Wins, Hits His Head on Pavement at Finish
Berhane Adere Wins Womens
*Top 10 and Prize Money
It came down to a sprint between Cheruiyot and Daniel Njenga. And once again Njenga came up short at Chicago as Cheruiyot got the win (2:07:35) but then slipped on the finishing logo and fell really hard hitting his head on the concrete nearly knocking himself out. He had to be taken away on a stretcher and went to the emergency room as a precaution. Abdi Abdirahman hung with the leaders like he said he would and stayed with them for 35k and ended up running 2:08:56 for 4th (the 2nd fastest ever by an American on a certified course), Brian Sell 2:10:48 pr for 6th. The race was a complete disaster for the Chasing Kimbia guys.
Women: Constantina Dita went out on a suicidal pace 1:08:05 and faded badly in the second half getting passed 2:04 into the race. It came down to a final mile dual between Berhane Adere and Galina Bogomolova with Adere pulling away to win in 2:20:32, a national record. Benita Johnson got the Australian national record in 3rd.
*Elva Dryer Runs 2:26:26 to Be First American at ChicagoRunners World
*Abdi Runs 2:08:56, 2nd Fastest Every by An American on a Non Aided Course Runners World
*Benita Johnson Breaks Australian Record in Marathon
*Brian Sell Doesn't Get a 2:09 But He Gets a PR Despite Running By Himself for 26 Miles
*Video of Cheruiyot's Fall
*Message board thread on race
Last Weekend Action:
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)
Deer Runs Down Boy at XC Meet and Mounts Him
Editorial: Britain Needs Independent Drug Testing, More Funding telegraph.co.uk
Michael Johnson in Uganda and Kenya
London 2012 to Offer Foreign Athletes £9m to Train Before 2012 Games Guardian
More Weekend Action:
Mayor's Cup XC: Stephen Chemlany Formerly of Iona Defeats Alan Webb at Mayor's Cup
*Westchester's Aziza Aliyli Holds Off Amy Mortimer at Mayor's Cup XC
Great South Run:
*Jo Pavey Wins Great South Run, Jon Brown Narrowly Defeated by Simon Arusei IAAF
*Jonathan Kipkorir Kosgei Gets Narrow Win in Venice, Lenah Cheruiyot Defeats Tegla Laroupe IAAF
Japan: Mizuki Noguchi Runs 32:31 to Finish 4th in 10k in Japan in Her First Race Back from Injury IAAF Noguchi was the Olympic marathon champ in 2004.
S. Africa: Boy Soke, Helaria Johannes Wins S. African 10k Champs IAAF
Robert Cheruiyot On Drudge Report His fall means the race will get coverage nationwide. Sadly, without the fall even the so called world wide leader in sports, ESPN, would have ignored the race.
LetsRun.com Message Boarders Trashing Dean Karnazes Quoted in Maine Newspaper
Jo Pavey Hoping to Get Close to British 10 Mile Record at Great South Run BBC
IAAF and Others Concerned About Turning London Olympic Stadium into a Football Stadium instead of Keeping it as a Track
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
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.