Conference XC Action is Here:
*Providence Sweeps 2006 Big East XC Champs
The women dominated and the men pulled the upset as Martin
Fagan dominated once
*Big East Men's Results: Providence Men Pull Upset
*Big East Women's Results: Providence Women Win
Board Thread on Fagan
Colorado Sweeps Big 12s for 8th Straight Year
Wetmore's streak of 8 on both sides is pretty damn impressive.
*Big 12 Men's Results: 2 Time Defending Champ Benson Chesang 12th but His Teammate Colby Wissel Wins
*Big 12 Women's Results: Sally Kipyego of Texas Tech Beat 3rd Place by a Minute and 6 Seconds
She's got to be the favorite
Board Thread: Fisticuffs
at Big 12s
Men's and Women's Crowns
Lindsay Donaldson got
her first crown and Ben
board thread here
*More Conference Action
LetsRun.com 2006 NCAA Division 1 Cross Country Polls and Conference Predictions: Wisconsin and Stanford Comfortably on Top The Arkansas Razorbacks are unanimous picks to win their 33rd straight conference crown. We hope we didn't jinx them.
*Billy Mills Went from Nearly Killing Himself to Deciding to Try and Win Olympic Gold
It's a good read but Mills has some interesting ideas on some other topics
like giving Native Americans 8 seats in the
Chesang Out for His 3rd Straight Big 12 XC Title, but He Sat On His Ass During His Red Shirt Semester and Isn't Favored
*Rim Rock Farm XC Course Has Been a Labor of Love for Bob Timmons
Billy Mills, Wes Santee,
and Jim Ryun will be on hand for a benefit
on November 1.
*Team by Team Preview of Big 12s www.kansan.com
McDougal Focused on Winning Nationals
*Pac 10 XC Preview pac-10.org
*Heps Women's Preview Ivyleaguesports.com
*Heps Men's Preview Ivyleaguesports.com
*At Arkansas: "Cross Country Makes the Miler" www.nwaonline.net
*Martin Fagan Talks About His Pre Nats Win
British News: Mo Farah and Becky Lyne Get Boost in Funding From UK Sport BBC
*Former Great Liz McColgan to Oversee British Team to Chiba Ekiden This Year
LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon
*Cheruiyot Out of Hospital, Gracious About Fall, One Runner Says She Saw a Similar Fall in 2005
*Cheruiyot to Defend Chicago Crown in 2007
*Video of Highlights of Cheruiyot's Post Hospital Press Conference
*Race, Frederico Rosa Saying Cheruiyot Just Lost His Balance
Pre's Legacy Lives www.zwire.com
Joseph Talam Runs 2:15:26 Course Record in Dresden Marathon IAAF
LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon
Robert Cheruiyot Wins, Hits His Head on Pavement at Finish
Berhane Adere Wins Womens
*Top 10 and Prize Money
*Top 100 Women
*Top 100 Men
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
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
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)
Doping News: Belfast Athlete Gareth Turnbull Is Cleared of Doping Offense We
heard from the get go this guy was innocent.
And no joke about it, they ruled that his testosterone
was high because of alchohol use the night before
(Dennis Mitchell defense). Rumor is he also
passed the isotope test. If that's the case
they never should have charged him.
*Gareth Turnbull Speaks Out about Being Cleared in Doping Case BBC
*Turnbull to Sue Doping Authorities u.tv
*Bernard Lagat Will Not Appeal German Court Ruling Not Letting Him Sue IAAF and WADA for Positive "A" Test Leak in 2003
*Very Few British Clubs Likely to Be Interested in Drug Cheat Thanou www.telegraph.co.uk
Controls the Olympics: IOC Agrees to Put Beijing Olympic Swimming
Gymastic Finals in the Morning so They'll be Live in the US in Prime Time
*Australian Swim Coach Upset That Money Comes First with Olympics
*Beijing Track Finals to All be in EveningIAAF
Good TV News: Africa, Caribbean to Get More Over the Air TV Track CoverageIAAF
Thanou Does Not Want to Move to Britain Permanently
*Some Clubs in England May Be Interested in Drug Cheat Thanou as She Comes Back
*Drug Testers Say Nandrolone Positives Usually Aren't from Tainted Supplements Well then they must not have had a very good test for it until recently because everyone seems to test positive for it.
Cycling: Jan Ullrich Reportedly No Longer Implicated in Operation Puerto
*Teams Want Riders in Puerto Affair to Submit to DNA Tests Ullrich and Basso would be affected.
Dumb Idea: Cycling Head May Consider Reducing Length of Events to Combat Doping Riders will dope to win an event no matter how long it is.
Financial News: Over £41 .5 Million Raised for Charity by Runners in Flora London Marathon
*Running Stars of the 1970s Barely Got By Financially "I remember watching Jack Fultz, after he won
Boston in 1976 begging a local running club to pay his way to high
level track meets on the west coast because he couldn't afford the
travel himself. Frank Shorter lived in an unheated mobile home in
Gainesville for a while"
Brief Chat with Team USA California Coach (Deena Drossin and Ryan Hall's coach) , Former Big East XC Champ Terrence Mahon He's got praise for Centro, Vigil, and some guy you've never heard of. Good read.
Deer Runs Down Boy at XC Meet and Mounts Him
Interview with Commonwealth Silver Medallist High Jumper Martyn Bernard
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 Vermont 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
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
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
USTFCCCA Men's 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
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
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.