Editorial Speaks Out Against UK Athletics Licensing Scheme
European Champs Mo Farah and Stephanie Twell PreSelected for Britain's World XC Teams
Review of 2006 Grand Prix Meets IAAF
*Review of 2006 Super Grand Prix Meets IAAF
Paul Tergat Speaks Out Against New Proposed Licenses for Athletes in Kenya
Dwain Chambers Gets Selected for a 2nd NFL Europe Camp The odds are stacked against him making the NFL
Max Jones Former UK Performance Director Says Many Athletes are Wasting Lottery Funding
Guy in US Army to Run Chevron Houston Marathon When He's Home on a Break
USATF Announces 2007 USA Running Circuit Schedule: Men's US 8k and 10k Champs Are Back The Peachtree Roadrace willlserve as the men's US 10k champs.
*Meb Keflezighi Running USA Half Marathon Champs Next Weekend in Houston
Marilson Gomes dos Santos Now Recognized on the Streets in Brazil after His NYC Marathon Win
London 2012 Already Having Positive Impact on Tourism
Former World Record Holder, Seton Hall Track Coach, Johnny Gibson, Dies at 101
New Year's Eve Action:
Madrid: Eliud Kipchoge Runs World Best 26:55 at San Silvestre Road Race in Madrid updated Results here.
Italy: Morocco's Abderrahim Goumri and Aniko Kalovics Win in BoClassic in Italy
Japan: All Japanese Chugoku Electric Power Team Wins Prestigious New Year's Ekiden in Japan This is the most prestigious Ekiden in Japan.
New York City: Thomas Morgan Wins Emerald Nuts Midnight 4 Mile in NY
New Hampshire: Hunter Spencer Runs 3:52 at Millenium Mile
*Millenium Miile Results
*Millenium Mile Photos
Brazil: Brazilians Franck Caldeira and Lucelia de Oliveira Peres Win Sao Silvestre in Sao Paolo Brazil
DC: Slicko Is Back Wins Beer Mile in 5:51
Angola: Ambessa Tolassa Wins San Silvestrie in Angola, Paul Tergat 4th
Germany: Defending Champion Moses Kipsiro (Uganda) and Ethiopian Belaynesh Fekadu Win Trier Germany New Year's Eve Race
Albany: Eliot Spitzer Goes for 6am Run after Being Sworn in as New York's Governor
Britain: 71 Year Old Wins 110m New Year Sprint at Musselburgh
US Men's and Women's Athlete of the Year for 2006
Hicham El Guerrouj
to back Madrid's Olympic Bid for the 2016 Olympic
article on Kip Keino the humanitarian,
who the Ithaca community was fortunate enough to
have pay a visit
Broe is a good man
Chinese track star and
Olympic Gold Medalist Liu Xiang plans on running
past 30 years old to prove he is not "a flash
in the pan."
Woods voted AP Male Athlete of the Year
for 4th time in his career, tying the record set
by Lance Armstrong
Illustrated top 20 Best Looking Athletes (Female),
Carrie Tollefson ranking in at 4th
Russian 3000m steeplechase champion Lyubov Ivanova has been handed a two-year suspension after testing positive for steroids
year-old Jamaican 400-meter runner Sandie Richards announced her retirement in Jamaica on Sunday
Indian athlete who failed rare gender test may need surgery: doctors
Jamaican sprint king Asafa Powell
promises big year
bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games
Photos Kip Keino Comes to Ithaca The legendary Kip Keino came to Ithaca, NY, the east coast home of letsrun.com. See photos of the event including Olympic champ Peter Rono, Keino's son, Ian, and LetsRun.com's Wejo, Rojo, and even JK.
Dean Karnazes Profile in the LA Times Quotes from LetsRun.com's Wejo, and message board poster, John Morelock.
Choge Defeating Mottram at Commonwealths 5k Was One of the Highlights of the 2006 Athletics Year for Steve Cram
Yoko Shibui to Try and Make Japanese Worlds Team at Osaka Marathon Next Month
it or not, Justin Gatlin may have been sabotaged link fixed. We're surprised the Washington Post printed such a one sided story. Sure sabotage is a possibility (and Trevor Graham and THG clearly shows rival sprint camps will turn in other sprint camps) but considering Gatlin's ties to Trevor Graham, there are plenty of people out there (including this guy who even links to the pink bottle mentioned in the article) who don't think Gatlin's case is that strange. Perhaps the saddest thing is that everyone in the article assumes Gatlin has to be sabotaged or otherwise there is no way USADA could have caught him doping. Shows how confident everyone is in the testing system that it is more likely a top sprinter was sabotaged than actually caugh doping.
saves two-time adventure racing World Champion's
life, amazing story
Olympic marathon champion Noguchi heads all-star London field Plus Asian Games Champ Chunxiu Zhou, Chicago Chanp Ethiopia's Berhane Adere and Galina Bogomolova
Isaac Songok and Augustine Choge
quit cross country to focus on World Championships
drug cheat starts legal measures against the
IAAF, seeking compensation for lost prize money and earnings
Jon Brown will not compete at next year's
World Cross Country Championships in Kenya because he doesn't want to get injections
Athletics Kenya XC meet recap
eyes Beijing 2008: 14 victories at Asian Games,
same as 2002
athlete fails gender test
Poster of the Year I'm
going to have to vote for Henry Rono.
of Bidding for 2011, 2013 Worlds www.latimes.com
Pulls Out as Possible Host to 2011,
Proposal to Shift Some Schools
into Different NCAA Track Regions
Australian News: Jana Pittman Gives Birth to Baby Boy
*Tamsyn Lewis Speaks out Against Athletics Australia
Grandma's Marathon Champ Halina Karnatsevich Gets DQ and Doping
no one can be surprised after looking
Wins Zatopek With 28:28 in Australia photo as well
The message baorders are
making a big deal he wasn't in an Oregon uniform. Who knows
it might be an NCAA violation if he was in one.
Johnson Wins 100 Yard Race at Zatopek
Telstra Zatopek Classic Results and Links to More Recaps
Sports Minister Says WADA Shouldn't Test for Weed or Cocaine
Shorter Gets Lifetime Achievement Award from Runners World
Marathon Museum Finds a Real Home in Berlin
Asian Games Action: Liu Xiang Runs 13.15 to Win Hurdles
at Asian GamesAnd to show you that people will
cheat no matter what, an Iraqi bodybuilder was busted for roids at the
Games. We were shocked Iraq had many athletes at the Games, much less
ones who had the time and resources to dope. But they even have a 10
year old swimmer.The Iraqi soccer team
is kicking ass and in the gold medal match. Too bad Iran lost
in the semis, otherwise they could have could have settled Mideast
peace on the pitch.
II in LA Times Look at USADA And WADA The article
isn't too different than Part
as the author hates the concept of strict liability. However, we do
agree with the author that purposeful cheats deserve a longer sentence
than someone who takes Rogaine and is a doper by accident.
Nkete, Who Finished 7th at Boston Marathon Twice, Murdered in S. Africa
for His Car
Foster Becomes Latest to Say He's Not Interested in UK Athletics Head
Mo Farah Gets Gold
at Europeans The future is bright for this young
Holovchenko of Ukraine Wins European XCs
6 Silvers, Farah Finally Gets Gold Times
Radcliffe Helped Inspire Junior Girls Champ Steph Twell
Coverage of Europeans
Rock Half Results:
Bizuneh 1:02:59, Joan Benoit Samuelson
*Bizuneh is being coached by Scott
Simmons who his making a name for himself.
USATF Club XC
*Zap Men, BAA Women Win Club Nats
Results: Matt Downin
Wins XC Club Nats
Hastings Wins XC Club Nats
Times Takes a Critical Look at USADA and WADA Some
of the article is sensationalist and focuses on strict liability and
tainted supplements, but WADA scientists should be able to work on the
defense of other drug cases. WADA should be after the truth,
not convictions. Sometimes it seems they forget that.
Asian Games: Maryam
Yusuf Jamal Wins 800 Easily, Bahrain's Hasan Mahboob Wins Men's 10k in
His First Track Race Ever
Get 100m, Long Jump Gold at Asian Games
Games Day 2 Recap (Tareq Mubarak Salem Wins Men's Steeple, Kayoko
Fukushi Wins Women's 10k) IAAF
Importing Athletes in Many Sports Not Just Track and Field (60% of the
People in the Country are Foreigners)
Third Time's a Charm:
Wins in 2:06:52
10 Weeks After Berlin
Haile Gebrselassie won an exciting Fukouka Marathon , his third
marathon of the year, as he pulled away from 2 time World Champ
Jaouad Gharib and defending champ Dmytro
Baranovskyy over the final 3k. American 25k record holder Fernando
Cabada ran an impressive 2:12:27 debut.
on Geb from Japanese English Newspaper
Brown Has Problem With His Foot in Fukuoka Runs 2:11:46
Aish of New Zealand Runs 2:13:42 in Fukuoka
Results and also Updates as They Happened Are Here
of Geb at the finish.
With 'Em, Can Live Without Them?: #1, #2 Pole Vaulters in World Giving Up Women
More Aussie News: Sally McLellan is Chasing Australia's 34 Year Old
100m Hurdler Record
Women: Sally Kipyego Dominates, Stanford Survives
Kipyego Dominates, Stanford Wins With Highest Point Total Ever
Kipyego dominated the individual field and the Cardinal repeated, but
just narrowly over Colorado, as the Cardinal scored 195 points, the
highest ever for a winning team (that total on the men's side would
have been 2 points from 7th). Mark Wetmore almost
did the unthinkable again (with a squad that was only 6th at PreNCAAs),
leave Terre Haute with 2 titles, but the Buffaloes' 5th runner finished
League Women Have Top 3 Finisher for 5th Straight Year
Recap from Terre Haute Newspaper
Video of Women's Press Conference Post Race
Video Highlights of Women's Nationals
Pacer Runs 2:17:50 in Philly www.philly.com
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.
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)
XC Action This Weekend: Micah Kogo, Mo Farah, and Little Bekele Racing This Weekend in Spain IAAF
Belfast: Fabiano Joseph, Etalemahu Kidane Headling Belfast XC Meet
Bernard Lagat to Face Craig Mottram in Wanamaker Mile at 100th Millrose Games NY should quit talking about being the savior of the running world if it can't sell out the 100th Millrose.
Floyd Landis Launches Fund for His Drug Defense He wants to raise $2 million.
*Website of Floyd Landis Fund
Alan Webb, Chris Lukezic to Battle in Mile at Reebok Boston Indoor Games, World Record Holder Dibaba Back in 5k End of the month in Boston. Message board thread on the meet here
Athletics Kenya Wants More Control of Road Races in Kenya They seem power hungry to us and we're glad athletes seem to be resisting the new license scheme.
Linford Christie Will Help Jamaican Sprinters Guardian
Athletes Not Too Supportive of New License Scheme in Kenya
News We Missed: Floyd Landis Relying on Internet to Help Defend Himself
*Russian Steeplechaser Lyubov Ivanova Banned for 2 Years
Nick Willis Has Possible Stress Fracture
*Message Board Thread on Willis
Athletics Kenya Wants Athletes to Get Licenses to Compete Abroad We hope the Kenyan athletes boycott this power grab, but if somehow it is tied to getting travel visas they may have no choice.
2007 Means World XCs in Kenya, Prize Money for Men for First Time at Nationals in Kenya
2006 Year in Review:
*IAAF Year in Review: Long Distance IAAF
*IAAF Year in Review: Mid Distance IAAF
*IAAF Year in Review: Sprints IAAF
*2006 Was the Year of the 200 Xman, Tyson Gay and Wallace Spearmon IAAF
*IAAF Year in Review: Road Running IAAF
*IAAF Year in Review: Hurdles (Xiang's World Record) IAAF
*IAAF Year in Review: Combined Events IAAF
*IAAF Year in Review Jumps IAAF
Canadian Year in Review
El Guerrouj Supports Madrid 2016 Olympic Bid
Double World cross country bronze medallist Meselech Melkamu Wins at Addis Ababa XC Champs IAAF
piece on Xavier Carter as he eyes the 200m World
Record, "Anything is possible."
Britain welcomes back Dwain Chambers
ooderson, the former world record holder for the mile
(4:06.4 in 1937), dies in a nursing home at age
Michael Johnson looks back on the athletics season of 2006 with mixed emotions
Mo Farah equalled Rob Denmark's British 5km road running record in County Donegal, Ireland...13:30
Benita Johnson wins Sanyo Half Marathon with new course record
in 1:10:01, beating the previous mark of 1:10:23
Mathemetician Says World Record in Men's Marathon Can Only Drop 49 Seconds, Women Can Run 8:50 Faster Paul Tergat is amazing, but we'd bet the house that we'll see a sub 2:04:00 from a man before we see a 2:06 for a woman.
Brian Sell Previews US Olympic Marathon Trials Course in NY The men's trials is just around the corner thanks to the trials being in the fall for the first time ever.
Landis Says Procedural Error in Paris Anti-Doping Lab That Cleared Another Rider, Helps His Case as Well We think it only helps his case if the lab made the same error with him which we don't see people alleging..
40 Year Old Gail Devers Will Still Race Occasionaly But She Now Also is a Coach and Agent to Danielle Carruthers IAAF
Dave Collins Says Dwain Chambers Can Be on 2007 Worlds Team
*Bernard Chepkok, Teyiba Erkesso Win in Brussels IAAF
*Abebe Dinkesa and Wude Ayalew Yimer Win in Spain IAAF
*Japanese Ekiden Recap IAAF
Justin Gatlin Works out With Arizona Cardinals He also had a workout with the Houston Texans as he apparently is getting ready for life away from track and field.
*Mark Lewis Francis Talks About "Dirty" Justin Gatlin
Marion Jones Back in Belize She talks about the state of the Marion Jones athletics facilty. We've seen it. Its a cement track about a half mile around.
Set for 2007 Indoor Start in the UK
Thomas, Woman With Facial Hair and Husky Voice, Indicted for Perjury in
She told the grand jury she didn't use performance enhancing drugs
despite already having served a drug suspension.
Jones May Retire to Spend Time With Her Son
East German Athletes Get 9,250 Euros in Compensation
Johnson After 100 Yard Record in Australia
Coaching Mag Made Available Online IAAF
U of N News:
*Galen Rupp Running Zatopek 10k in Australia
Thursday Night Seems
like the typical college junior for sure. Just jump over to Australia
for an outdoor 10k in December. Rupp and travel companion
Brett Schoolmeister ran 13:58 and 14:11 last weekend.
to Be AD At Oregon?
Chambers May Quit Track for Ever, He's Definitely Skipping Indoors as
He Tries out for NFL Europe His
problem is he gets no money from track until he repays the money he
stole while doping.
Mayock Says Don't Be Like Dwain Chambers
Asian Games: Asian
Games Recap: Yusuf Saad Kamel Gets 800m Gold (He's the Son of 2 Time
World Champ Billy Konchellah), Xue Fei Gets 5k Gold
"We don't mind foreign athletes running
for Qatar as long as they do well for us..." Foreign athletes hmmm.
Today's Sign of the Apocalypse: The
Nike Swoosh on the Muslim Hijab Sounds like a
South Park episode.
Lewis Francis Wants European Indoor Gold He
and Justin Gatlin were once mentioned in the same breadth as the future
of sprinting. Ironically, now that they're not it's a good thing for
Marathon: Course Record for Denisova
at 2006 Honolulu Marathon Jimmy Muindi's 3 years
winning streak came to an end as he finished second.
Najim Bashir Wins Supertight Men's 1500 as Rashid Ramzi Finishes 3rd great photo at link above. Ramzi got double World
golds last year but has had a subpar 2006.
Joseph Kahugu Runs 2:16:43 to Win $65,000 at Las Vegas Marathon
Kahuga hasn't run under 2:15 since 2003 but he's not going to apologize
to the race directors for putting $50,000 into the battle of the sexes
and not recruiting a strong field.
Wisco Star Josh Spiker Wins Las Vegas Half in 1:10
*White Rock Marathon:
Course Records Set at Wellstone Dallas White Rock Marathon 2:12
on the men's side and 2:29 on the women's as the race has increased is
prize money. Joan Benoit Samuelson 1:31:15 in the half.
Rock Marathon Results (Drug
Cheat Deeja Youngquist 2nd in 2:43) link fixed.
Chad Hall Gets the Crown US star Ryan Hall is
Chad's brother, but Chad has something Ryan never can get- the high
school national championship.
*Footlocker XC Results
South Reigns Supreme, Kathy Kroeger Wins,
Aurora Scott 2nd link fixed Defending champ Jordan Hasay was 10th and 3 time runner up Mel Lawrence
Predictions: Tebo and Forys Neck and Neck, Hasay Expected to
Repeat Check out the letsrun.com predictions. We give
rankings for all 38 runners getting votes.
Johnson Implies Carl Lewis' Camp Spiked His Sample in 1988, Joe Douglas
Admits to Having Plant in Drug Testing Room The
biggest revelation to us is that Douglas admitted that Lewis' camp was
able to put people in the drug testing room with Johnson. Even if you
accept Douglas' reason for the plant (to make sure Douglas did not take
a masking agent), it shows what a joke drug testing was in 1980s. But
rival sprint camps perhaps sabotaging one another or ratting on one
another sadly is still a relevant topic today.
A Staff of
"Perhaps the most valuable gift from
Letsrun.com is a friendly
willingness to share lessons learned by their editorial staff, which
includes successful college coaches and highly competitive athletes. "
-Gary Droze, writing about
letsrun.com in the Tallahassee
Men: Mark Wetmore is the Man:
Colorado Stuns Wisconsin Again, Rohatinsky Wins
Does it Again: Men Come Out on Top, Women Finish 2nd
Rohatinsky Just Wanted to Get to 8k Near Lead No he's
He's 24 and a few days younger than Jess Baumgartner who came out of nowhere to finish 3rd.
Results The race was eerily similar to 2 years ago when
Colorado, a huge underdog, came from behind to upset the heavily
favored Badgers. Josh Rohatinsky won the individual
Solinsky Takes the Blame for Wisconsin's Loss www.madison.com
Recap from Terre Haute Newspaper
Defend, Colorado Men Upset Wisconsin at 2006 NCAA XC Champs
Race Results Weekly
Postrace Interviews of Mark Wetmore,Chris Solinsky and Josh McDougal
1 very happy guy and 2 very disappointed ones.
Interviews With Men's Top 3 Post Race
Video Highlights of Men's Nationals Watch
them before CBS comes calling.
"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
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.