Marilson Gomes dos Santos
Surprises Upset? Come on, admit
it, you'd never heard of Gomes before. And its
likely Paul Tergat never had either. Gomes opened up a lead on the star studded field
in the 19th mile and Tergat and Chasing
Kimbia's Stephen Kiogora waited too long
to try and catch Gomes who became the first
S. American winner of the ING NYC Marathon. The
strong American contingent did not deliver on the
pre-race expectations as unheralded Pete Gilmore
was the top American in tenth. In his much anticipated
debut, Dathan Ritzenhein ran strong until
around 20 miles and then hit the wall and really
struggled the last 2k (6:33 pace). A heavier Lance
it out to break the 3 hour barrier and earn
some people's respect. Gary Lough (Paula
Radcliffe's husband) was the fastest celebrity
showing he clearly has learned a thing or two from
his wife as he negative split the race to run 2:41,
while Steve Cram must have had some
trouble on the course (it took him 30 minutes to
run from 10k to 15k for some reason) as he struggled
to a 3:27.
*Marilson Gomes dos Santos Pulls Upset at NYC Marathon Times of London
*Marilson Gomes dos Santos Surprises in NY New York Times
*ING NYC Marathon Men's Photos
*More on Lance Armstrong's Marathon .nycmarathon.org
*Lance Armstrong Says Marathon is 'Hardest' Thing He's Ever Done
Ray Treacy Succeeding at Providence
are Upset UK Track Runners Using the Arboretum for Practice
to Defend Her Title at Tokyo Marathon
World High Jump Champ Martin Buss Retires IAAF
Ndereba and Her Coach Talk about NY Preparations
Baldini Talks About His NY Preparations MensRacing
Kastor Ready for Tough Challenge in NY
She says the race is the toughest one she's ever been in. She's wrong.
Paula Radcliffe isn't in the field.
Training Groups Discussed in NY Times This article
is getting a lot of discussion on the message boards here
Ramaala Talks About Trying to Win Again in NY
and Deena Have a Shot in NY New York Times
McGregor Ready for Her Marathon Debut in NY www.startribune.com
Gilmore 2:12 in the Marathon and He's Never Had a Shoe Contract
Action is Here:
Big 10s: Wisconsin
Men Win Big 10s for 8th Straight Time, Michigan Women Win Wisconsin
would have beaten the rest of the Big 10s in a dual meet but the win
was not as impressive as last year and it is being called an "off day".
The major area of concern for the Badgers is that NCAA favorite
Chris Solinsky was comfortably ahead, fell down with
reportedly 2.5k to go, and then lost 30 seconds coming in as
Minnesota soph Chris Rombough got the title.
10 Men's Results: Wisconsin Beats the Field Again
10 Women's Results: Michigan Women Win
board thread on Big 10s
Wins Its 33rd Straight Conference XC Crown
Sweeps SEC XC Crowns
2,3,4,5,7 for the Hogs. They'd beat the
conference in a dual meet again.
PAC 10: Oregon
Men, Stanford Women Win Pac 10 Crowns Vin and Galen
got their first Pac 10 crowns.
10 Men's Results: Galen Rupp Wins
10 Women's Results: Stanford Goes 1-4 to Dominate
State Sweeps ACC Crowns
Men's Results *ACC
Sweeps 2006 Big East XC Champs
The women dominated and the men pulled the upset as Martin Fagan
dominated once again.
East Men's Results: Providence Men Pull Upset
East Women's Results: Providence Women Win
*Message Board Thread on Fagan
Sweeps Big 12s for 8th Straight Year
Wetmore's streak of 8 on both sides is pretty damn impressive.
12 Men's Results: 2 Time Defending Champ Benson Chesang 12th but His
Teammate Colby Wissel Wins
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 for NCAAs.
Message Board Thread:
at Big 12s
Princeton Sweeps Men's and Women's Crowns
Lindsay Donaldson got
her first crown and Ben
board thread here
*More Conference Action at trackshark
Finger Length May Determine Their Running Success
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)
ING NYC Marathon Women:
Bad Boy 8k Results
Only 2k more to go for Wejo as he runs 27:50 just
off the Olympic "A" Standard.
The loaded women's field ran very tentatively
as the expected stars (Deena Kastor and Catherine
Ndereba) gave each other too much respect and not
enough to the defending champ Prokopcuka. They let
Prokopcuka run away from the main pack at the half
way mark and never got close to her after that.
*ING NYC Marathon Women's Photos
Runners at NYC
*Bad Girl 5k Results
Seb Coe Reaffirms That Olympic Stadium Will Remain an Athletics Stadium after 2012 Olympics
The Cover Up
Is Often Worse Than the Crime
Graham Indicted for Lying to Investigators in Balco Scandal
He faces 5 years
Monday We Missed: Dublin
Marathon Recap Survivor Flagstaff's Matt
Smith with a 2:14 pr.
and Their Gadgets "The problem with technology is
it can get you away from your own
barometer. Why not figure out during training how it feels to
go at a hard but sustainable pace, then aim to replicate that feeling
on marathon day?"-Alan Culpepper New York
NCAA Super XC Regional Polls
Museum Opens in Kenya
your regional predictions and your national top 10.
Hayward Field to Get an Extra 5000 Seats for the Trials
Around Another Life in Kenya:
"God knows my daughter has been through hard times because we had
nothing under our names. We had no property that is why she dropped out
-mother of Irene Cherutich.
Cherutich took up running trying to provide for her own
family. She won last weekend's Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon.
Knight the Godfather of Oregon Athletics
Although reportedly now the first thing recruits to Oregon see is all
the Nike gear their going to get, that was not always the case. Bill
Dellinger once had the track team outfitted by adidas.
New Coaches Cross Country
Polls Out ustfccca.cstv.com
Scott Analyzes the Women's XC Scene
of Arbitration in Sport Arbitrators to No Longer Be able to Represent
Athletes in Other Cases The drug authoritise are
rightfully addressing apparent conflicts of interest that seem to arise
in the system.
Doping News: Belfast
Athlete Gareth Turnbull Is Cleared of Doping Offense
We heard from the get go this guy was innocent. The Carbon Isotope test
came back negative and Turnbull should have never been charged. Instead
the drug testers charged him solely based on his T/E ratio. Ridiculous.
Hopefully he'll get back the hundreds of thousands he spent defending
Turnbull Speaks Out about Being Cleared in Doping Case
to Sue Doping Authorities u.tv
Lagat Will Not Appeal German Court Ruling Not Letting Him Sue IAAF and
WADA for Positive "A" Test Leak in 2003
Few British Clubs Likely to Be Interested in Drug Cheat Thanou
"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
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.
Snell Says It is Much Harder To Medal These Days
Ryun, Marty Liquori, AJ Acosta Talk About Alan Webb's 3:53 in High
Trying to Overcome His Sore Hamstring in Time for ING NYC Marathon
*Stefano Baldini Ready for NY After
His 10k Victory
Talks About His Preparations for NY AP
Men's NCAA-I Cross Country Coaches Poll UTEP moves
up after upsetting Arkansas at Chilepepper.
Ranking Here NC State jumps to #2.
NCAA Super Polls Now Open Give Us Your Top 10 and
Your Conference Predictions
XC: links fixed
Team Results: Stanford Women Dominate 155 point win for the Cardinal
Sikes of Wake Forest Wins
White Race: Team: NC
State Women Win
Lucas of NC State With the Top Time of the Day
Men:White: Team: Colorado
Individual: Martin Fagan Wins
Iona Edges Stanford
McDougal Stays Undefeated in His Collegiate XC Career Outside of
Board Thread on PreNats
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.