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still look forward to working with my coach, and I'd like to dedicate this race to him. He's been through a lot. I spoke to Lance this morning. He told me to block out the other rounds, and focus on tonight. He told me that when he wakes up in the morning, he knows I'll be world champion. He told me to believe it. And that's what I did."

-World 100m champ Tyson Gay on his coach Lance Brauman who gets out of prison today and who may be the only guy happier today than Gay. Good luck to Brauman as he starts to get his life back on track.

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Worlds News:
Laagat/Ramzi Impress Webb Barely Survives 1500m Semifinal Webb was in last place on the last lap and was just able to barely move up and get the last automatic spot (by .06) for the final, as he gave many letsrun.com viewers a near heart attack. Rashid Ramzi won Webb's heat. In the other heat, Bernard Lagat was in last place as well for most of the heat but smoked the field the final 100m to get the win. The big news was the DQ of Mehdi Baala which is the best news Alan Webb could have gotten on a day where he was 5th in his semi.
*Message Board thread on Webb's Semi
Viewing Guide:


Live on WCSN
8:40 am Men's 10k Final
Osaka is 13 hours ahead of the Eastern US

*Results/Start Lists

2007 World Champ 10k Preview: Bekele Goes for World Title #14 We also pay homage to Sileshi Sihine the most underrated runner in the World. The race is live on WCSN at 8:40 am Monday.

Sunday Recap from IAAF In addition to Tyson Gay, World Champ Bershawn Jackson crashed into the final hurdle while leading and did not make the final as a result.
800 Semis: Janeth Kepkosgei Cruises to 1:56.17 World Leader in Semis of 800 at World Champs

Tirunesh Dibaba Survives Fall Retains Gold
Goucher Gets Bronze

A side stitch to Tirunesh Dibaba and a collision between the Ethiopians shook things up in the women's 10k and gave the opportunity for Kara Goucher to get the bronze. Dibaba fell off the pack, grabbed her side, and contemplated dropping out but stormed back to the victory. Goucher held off Jo Pavey for the bronze.

*Sports Illustrated's Tim Layden Writes about Goucher's Historic Medal
*Dibaba's Effort Is Herculean
*Britain's Jo Pavey Runs Race of Life But Finishes 4th in 10k Independent
Blowout LetsRun.com Coverage of Worlds

Luke Kibet Wins Marathon
Kibet was unheralded coming in, but blew away the field for the win in the opressive heat. The hometown Japanese got the team gold as the World champs got underway
LetsRun.com Previews (Plus Your Predictions):
Men's Steeplechase World Champs Preview: Can The Kenyans Sweep?

Women's 10k Final: 2007 World Championship Women's 10k Preview: Dibaba Going for 9th World Crown at Age 21 Dibaba is truly incredible and only 21.

Previous Previews
Men's Marathon:
A New Champion Will be Crowned 2 time champ Gharib is out. Hendrick Ramaala is the LetsRun.com fans favorite.
Men's 1500: 1500m World Champs Preview: Alan Webb Goes for History The first round is never a cakewalk in the 1500.
Women's Steeple: Can The Russians Sweep? Probably not
Women's 800: An 'Unkown' Favorite

2 Time Defending Champ Gharib Out of Marathon
The action gets away Saturday (am) in Japan. Friday afternoon in the US. Check back later today as we start our extensive worlds coverage with a men's marathon preview.
*Marlon Devonish Does Not Think Both Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay Will Make 100m Final Times of London
*Tyson Gay Leads American Sprinters at Worlds
*Former World Champ Eunice Barber Out of Heptathlon, Helps Chances of Brits Kelly Sotherton and Jessica Ennis
*Tyson Gay Leads American Sprinters at Worlds

Injury News:
Marathoners Constantina Tomescu Dita and Wataru Okutani Out of Worlds Dita was a strong medal threat.
Christian Olsson Reinjurs Hamstring is Out of Worlds Which Improves Chances of Phillips Idowu BBC

Nice Read: Swedish Steepler Mustafa Mohamed Has a Good Shot at a Medal and He Credits Training in Kenya for His Success His training partner is Paul Kipsiele Koech, the World #1 in 2007, who didn't make the Kenyan team. Mustafa says, "Before I went (to Kenya) I thought I trained hard, but I learnt what hard training really is there"

More Worlds News:
Ana Guevara Targets 4th Medal at Worlds
Simeon Williamson, Britain's Top Young Sprinter is Sitting at Home for Some Reason Guardian
*After Great Success in 2004, Sheena Johnson is Tryiing to Get Back on Track in 07 with a New Coach She's now with Felix Sanchez's coach
*Ugandan Athletes to Be Managed by Their Local Managers
Asafa Powell Goes Clubbing in Japan Until 2am
But he did show up for training 4.5 hours later.
*Jeremy Wariner Thinks He Can Get World Record in 400 at Worlds

Sudanese Athletes, Including Some from Darfur, Are Hoping to Make Their Mark at Worlds

*British #1 Long Jumper Chris Tomlinson Nearly Quit Sport Times of London

*Kelly Sotherton Hopes Javelin Problems are Behind Her BBC

Worlds Start Friday
*Associated Press Preview of Worlds
We'll have our world famous prediction contest up tomorrow.
*New Zealand WChamp Team Announced - 10 Athletes Strong Adrian Blincoe made the cut for the 5k but has withdrawn

Forget About Worlds, Some People Are Already Worried About Olympic Trials Housing:
Long Article On Track Town Housing Mania - House With Maid Service + Wifi For 8k registerguard.com
Shorter 1 Page Articles on The Details of the Mania:
Apartments Across The Street From Hayward Field Are Going For $250 a Night In Eugene

Some Eugene Residents Are Offering Their Houses For Swapping on Craigs List For Next Year's Trials
*An Email Interview With British 400m Runner Andrew Steele

*Great Britain's Chances For Success Appear Slim Two years ago they didn't win gold until the last day thanks to Paula Radcliffe. This year, things are expected to be even worse. Could they really get shut out of all individual medals
*A New Breed of Sprinter: Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell
The two are very fast but they don't trash talk, instead they are polite and speak softly.

*A Look At Jamaica's Best Medal Hopes
*Profile of GBR Marathoner Mara Yamauchi
She was born and educated at Oxford but actually lives now in Japan.

IAAF Previews:
*Preview of 5k and 10k at Worlds

*Preview of Marathons at Worlds

*Kenyan Team Wraps Up Training in Kenya for Worlds
EA Standard

*Kenyan 800m Hopes on Wilfred Bungei's Shoulders at Worlds allafrica.com

**Björn Otto Finally Bringing Success in Vault Outdoors BBC

World Champs Throws Preview
World Champs Hurdles Preview
*Osaka Jumps Preview

Track and Field Star=Designated Driver:
Lengthy Jo Ankier Profile

The beauty is trying to avoid the Anna Kournikova Syndrome
"A lot of people would say to me: ‘Jo, you never drink.’ But it was good for my friends as it meant that I would often do the driving."

Craig Mottram Pulls Up on Track With Hamstring Scare The LetsRun.com spies are all over the world.

Alan Webb Breaks 25-Yr Old American Record In Mile!! In front of a tiny crowd of less than 1,000 in Belgium, Webb ran 3:46.91 to break Steve Scott's record. Webb is now the 8th fastest miler in history, and the 7 ahead of him are a who's who of track and field's all-time bad-ass middle distance runners. The Belgium meet actually had a lot of fine distance action with tons of Americans. In the women's 5k, American Molly Huddle got the win in a new pr of 15:26. In the men's 5k where American Dathan Ritzenhein had the lead with 400 to go but got blown away by Daba Bekanaand Alistair Cragg over the last lap. Bekana got the win in 13:06 as Ritz ran 13:16. In the women's 1500, Lauren Fleshman had a 4 second PR as she ran 4:07 to get the win over Amy Mortimer. In the men's 1500, Ian Dobson, whose previous pr was 3:43.04 ran 3:39.62 for 2nd.
*Race Video
*Post-Race Teleconference Excerpts From Webb

All Africa Games:
Day 4:
Van Zyl leads South African gold parade in Algiers
Day 3:
Kaki surprises Mulaudzi in Algiers - All Africa Games Day 3
Day 2: World XC Champ Zersenay Tadesse Wins All Africa 10k Title in 27:00, Nigeria Sweeps 100m Crowns
Tadesse got Eritrea's first gold at the Games but it has only been a country for 14 years.

Track Talk- 1st Podcast
Our 1st Ever Edition of Track Talk (Tuesday)Featured Alan Webb - Download or Listen Here
Since two weeks ago our live broadcast of the USATF 10ks made history and was the largest live show ever listened to on talkshoe.com, we thought we'd try again. Despite a few technical difficulties (sorry about the small echo on our end when Wejo or Rojo spoke for the first part), the show ended up being a success as Alan Webb joined us live from Sweden and answered any and all questions - including questions no one but LetsRun.com would dare to ask. Webb talked about everything from his chances of medalling at worlds, to his failure at Pre, to who would win at 10k Ritz, Hall or himself. Webb even picked a winner in a hypothetical race between Jim Ryun and Steve Scott and even talked about his future marathon debut. Plus the personal side of Webb came out as he talked about running with random high schoolers in Europe. At the end of the interview, Webb even answered the question that has spawned at least 3 lengthy threads in the last month - Rogaine or Propecia? Download or listen here

*More On Alan Webb's 800 PR From Monday
: The guy who beat him wasn't a chump - he was world junior champ last year.

*A Must Read Inspirational Profile of Boston Marathon Record Holder Robert Cheruiyot The life story of Cheruiyot, who is looking for his 3rd Boston title Monday, is truly remarkable. After being abandoned by his parents, he found a way to survive, first as an indentured servant and then on 30 cents a day helping out at a barbershop where he smoked every day. Thoughts of suicide entered his mind but now less than 10 years later he is running for history although last year's crazy fall at Chicago hasn't helped him as he had to go back to the hospital just 3 weeks ago.

In case you missed it:
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.
I here, Part II here, Part III here
Also 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.

More 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 the sport.

LetsRun.com Book Reviews 2 Good Reads on Milers 50 years apart:
Sub 4:00 and The Perfect Mile

"Paul 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 on a new Running novel,
The Gift
The Gift is now available from Amazon.com)

Paul Tergat
*"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."
-Marathon world record holder, Paul Tergat, speaking after founding a sports foundation that will help disadvantaged youths.
*Tergat's hamstring injury has healed and he says he's ready to go at NYC: "I expect good results as I am in good shape" but he's 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

And the winner is:
Best Running Movie of All-Time: Fire on the Track
After 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 Limits), 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.

A Staff of One:
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 Democrat

Tyson Gay 9.85 Win over Asafa Powell
He walked down Powell to get the coveted 100m title as Powell locked up and got 3rd.
*Michael Johnson Says Asafa Powell is Not a Great Competitor
*Tyson Gay's Coach Lance Brauman Gets Out of Jail Today
Video: Men's 100m Final
*Tyson Gay Talks About His Win
*Derrick Atkins Talks About His Silver

Video: Horrendous Fall in Men's Steeple Chase Warning This is Not for the Feint of Heart
Video: Tyson Gay Talks About His Win
*Tyson Gay Website Launches Nice timing as adidas now has the fastest man in the World for the first time in a while.
More Sunday Coverage: Kelly Sotherton Gets Bronze in Heptathlon Rails On Drug Cheat Silver Medallist

Reese Hoffa Wins Shot, Adam Nelson Gets Silver A 1-2 for the former training partners.
Saturday Recaps:
*From Chicago Tribune
The British Are Coming: Three Brits May 100m Semis, Only 1 American
*S. Africans Bomb in 400m Hurdles
*Brits Jessica Ennis and Kelly Sotherton Have Medal Shots after Day 1 of Hepathlon, Carolina Kluft Looking Good

LetsRun.com Fireworks in Round 1 of Men's 1500m: Kiprop Makes Statement , Ramzi Looks Good
Asbel Kiprop
stared down Alan Webb DURING their heat and then threw up a #1 sign at the finish. Defending champ Ramzi ran his first race of 2007 and did not look like he has missed the entire season with injury. Extensive LetsRun.com coverage

Non LetsRun Coverage of Worlds:
*Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay Crusie in Round 1
The big shock was Francis Obikwelu, the Olympic Silver Medallist, false starting and being dqd.
*IAAF Recap of Kibet's Marathon Win
* Tim Layden of SI's 8 Matchups to Watch at Worlds
Amy Shipley Recap from Wasington Post

Pre Worlds Coveage:
IAAF Preview of Day 1 of Worlds Hopefully people will turn out as ticket sales are disappointing.
*Christine Ohuruogu Runs 50.56 in Osaka Preview BBC

Mens 1500: Asbel Kiprop Received Like a Star in Japan His PR is 5 seconds slower than Webb but some think he has a shot.
Heptathlon Starts: Kelly Sotherton Thinks She Can Dethrone Carolina Kluft Times of London
1st 2 Round of Men's 100:
World Record May Be Broken in Tyson Gay, Asafa Powell Showdown
Men's 5k : African Champ Moses Kipsiro Has His Birthday on Day of 5k Final
Men's 400: Michael Johnson Says Jeremy Wariner Can Break His World Record
*Seb Coe 'Britain Will be Lucky to Win Three Medals'
*Retired 9.98 Man Jason Gardener Talks About Worlds
*Britain May Get Its Worst Medal Haul Ever at Worlds

Seb Coe, Sergey Bubka Elected IAAF VPs
*BBC Audio Interview With Seb Coe
American Bob Hersh was also elected
*Ex Doper, Stasi Informant Heike Drechsler Elected to IAAF Committee

*Results of All IAAF Elections

Worlds Distance News:
Kenenisa Bekele dismissing Craig Mottram
Ethiopian Sensations Dibaba and Defar Ready to Resume Rivalry at Worlds

Is This the Year for 1500m World Leader Yelena Soboleva?
S. African Team Ready for Marathon on Saturday at Worlds
Nigeria Athletics Coach Says Team Did Not Prepare Properly
*Kenyan Men Hoping to Repeat Success of 1991 Worlds in Tokyo

Craig Masback Head of USATF Gets a Blog: "It is impossible to compete against romanticized recollections of what it used to be like." People love to romanticize everything. No one saw Alan Webb break the AR this year and the public really didn't care but in 30 years we'll all act like everyone did.

News We Missed: Rashid Ramzi Only 75% Fit The 800, 1500m World champ has not raced in 2007.

Seb Coe Up for IAAF Vice Presidency, Likely to Vie with Bubka for Presidency Times of London

Worlds Distance News:
*Kenyan Junior Asbel Kiprop Has PB 5 Seconds Slower than Alan Webb, He Has Not Run Well Outside of Africa, Yet Some Are Picking Him for Gold
He was the World XC jr champ and All Africa Games 1500m champ.
*Bekele Heavily Favored to Make it 4 in a Row at 10k

*Steve Cram: More Athletes Need to be Like Liz McColgan

Kenya Hasn't Won a World Champ Gold in 20 Years in Men's Marathon Don't expect it to happen this year either as Kenya's best men aren't running worlds.
*First Kenyan Contingent off to Worlds

Gouchers, Rupp (and AlSal) Ready for Worlds:
Gouchers and Salazar Go to Altitude They appear to have left nothing unaccounted for in their Worlds preparation. Not only do they go to altitude but they took their altitude tents with them.The Oregonian did 3 articles on their Worlds preparation.
More on Gouchers, Rupp and Salazar at Altitude
Photos plus more details on Salazar's heart attack. The paddles had to be used 8 times (not 4) on him and his doctors said he had a 1/10,000 chance of surviving.
*A Look at the Science of Going to Altitude
*Message board thread on these articles

Drug Cheat Mastermind Victor Conte Trying To Rebuild His Life The guy is still involved in sports and supplements

2 Time Defending Champ Tatyana Tomashova Out of Worlds Is it just us or do the Russian women not get a lot of respect? Her name barely rung a bell.

Paula Radcliffe Consulting Experts About Pollution in Beijing The pollution is going to be bad unless the government totally shuts down the country's factories which it has said it might do. Ahh the advantages of totalitarism (If anyone has any good ideas for Beijing political commentary tshirts email us. We'll both get rich.)
*Pollution to be a Big Problem in BeijingBBC

Kenyan 800m Hopes on Wilfred Bungei's Shoulders at Worlds allafrica.com

LaShawn Merritt Says Jeremy Wariner is Beatable and He Is the One Who Will Beat Him Merritt dedicates every race to his brother, Antwan, who died in tragic circumstances in a dorm room fall in 1999. He'll have his hands full with Wariner but just as this message board poster was saying in a detailed analysis (post of the day nominee), Merritt is the only runner capable of beating Wariner. Apparently Merritt's grandmother died last week. We send our condolences.

Retired Ian Thorpe Providing Medical Records to Explain Why He Had High Testosterone Levels

Paris Golden League Meet
WEBB 3:30.54 Win in Paris!!!!!
Webb went through the 1200 in 2:49 when Baala took the lead. Both guys were battling down the home stretch but Webb just had enough strength left over the last 50 meters to get the biggest win of his career in a time that makes him the #3 American (fastest American born). Unlike the Sports Illustated cover jinx, appearing in a LetsRun.com live podcast gives one great karma. Listen to Webb talk about his career on Tuesday - just 3 days before the biggest win of his career.
*Distance Recap (RRW)
The men's steeple was a disaster as they miscounted the laps
Overall Meet Recap (IAAF)
Recap of Webb's Race (IAAF)

*AP Recap: Sanya Richards Runs Fastest 400m Of Year
*Cuba's Dayron Robles Stuns WR Holder Liu Xiang 13.13 to 13.15
Derrick Adkins Asafa Powell's 2nd cousin Wins 100m
*James Carter Edges A. Taylor In 400h as Tirunesh Dibaba Wins 5k in 15:21
*Webb Post Race Flocasat Video Interview
*American Star Jim Spivey Posts About Alan Webb Twice Here and Here Spivey made three Olympic team, got 5th in the 1984 Olympics, and ran 3:31.
*Britain's Phillips Idowu Skips Paris GL
*Britain's Tim Benjamin Struggles Home 7th In 400m
*Start Lists
Paris Golden League Preview IAAF
The Golden League meets are the top ones in the world for a reason. The LetsRun.com anticipation centers on the hot men's 1500 with a stacked field including Americans Lagat and Webb.
Lagat Ready for Baala's Challenge Today in Hot 1500 in Paris IAAF
*Asafa Powell Out of Golden League Meet and $1 Million Chase With Groin Injury
British Triple Jumper Idowu Out of Golden League Chase with Injury
*Isinbayeva Ready for Golden League Challenge Today
Video: *Bernard Lagat Pre Race Press Conference

A Great Read!! An Interesting Profile Of Currently The World's Fastest Man Tyson Gay The former Razorback talks about drug acusations in sport, running fast and being coached by a man in prison.

Haile Gebrselassie's Addicted to Running: "I always have a goal to do something. That way I keep running. It's an addiction to winning. But it's also an addiction to run - it is like a drug. If I'm not sweating I don't feel good."

Wejo's Kenya Trip: Kenyan Distance Running Part I: Kenya, the Land of Opportunity You've seen the highly praised photos, read the incredible race recap, now learn about the Kenyan distance phenomenon. In this article, Wejo looks at the motivations of Kenyan runners. "Running in Kenya is by and large about one thing: money opportunity.

LetsRun.com Wejo's Kenya Photos: 546 Photos from His Post World XC Trip See how the Kenyans live and train in Eldoret and Iten. Plus photos of Kip Keino's center, St. Patrick's High School, Singore Girls School, Lornah Kiplagat's, and the Kimbia house. Not to mention photos of Tergat, Tanui, Kiplagat, and many more.

Boston Commentary::
Bob Ryan of Boston Globe: Kenyans Have Established a Tyranny "Dominance? Did I hear someone say "dominance"? That would be an improvement. What the Kenyans have done to the Boston Marathon, and a few other marathons, is establish a tyranny that certainly should be an embarrassment to the rest of the running world...Well, guess what? You think the outcome would have been much different if it had been 80 degrees and sunny?"
LetsRun.com Rojo Speaks: Inspired By a Kenyan Robert Cheruyiot Cheruyiot is a true star in the sport and a truly unbelievable rags to riches story.
*LetsRun.com Wejo Speaks: Spira Shoes Attempting to Make a Mockery of the Boston Marathon 2 guys wearing what we thought at the time were "illegal" (now USATF is saying they are not) shoes led the Boston marathon for the first half of the race in what if emailers are correct was just a publicity stunt.
*Update: USATF is Saying the Spira Shoes are Not Banned Just maybe they could have told us this 1, 2 years ago? If they're not banned and Spira knew this, Spira (and USATF) should be ashamed. If they are, Spira should be ashamed.
*Weather Better Than Expected in Boston Boston Globe

Mt Sac Shalane Flanagan Sets American 5000m Record (14:44.80) Shalane's fabulous 2007 season kicked off outdoors like it did indoors, with an American record. This time she took down drug cheat Regina Jacobs 5k record, (14:45.38) as Flanagan ran 14:44.80 thanks to a strong final k. And in the men's 5k, Juan Barrios won, but 4 American hit the World Championship "A" standard, led by Anthony Famiglietti who was 2nd in 13:11. (Ryan Kirkpatrick, Ed Moran, and Josh McDougal are the others) Fam's huge pr was less than a month after his American 8k win in NYC. Juan Barrios of Mexico won the men's 5k in a world leading 13:11.

*IAAF Recap of Mt. Sac Including Juan Barrios World Leading 13:11 5k
Flocast Has Recaps of All the Top Races (and even the "B" races)and Interviews with Shalane and Fam.
Scott Davis, Mt. Sac Meet Director is Calling it Quits as Meet Director God gave him another chance at life and being a meet director no longer is in his plans.

Sonia O'Sullivan Running Great Bupa Ireland Run This Weekend As Her Final Road Race BBC

Steve Riddick Fraud Case Gets Underway, His lawyer Accuses Tim Montgomery of Brokering Kilo Drug Transactions If true, Montgomery's case is getting sadder by the minute.

Devine Racing Still Trying to Tarnish Whatever Little Reputation it Still Has Left The way we read this article the checks have been in the mail for over a month as Devine still has not paid last year's prize money for the Salt Lake City Marathon (this year's race is next week). USATF also is a joke for continuing to sanction such an event. We need to start a section on here where you all can rate the road races you run.

Drugs, Drugs, Drugs:
Balco II is Here

In case you didn't know the drug testing in the major sports isn't too effective. Pharmacists and doctors all over America were arrested in a new huge steroid scandal. NFL, MLB players, and boxer Evander Holyfield are implicated along with the Pittsburgh Steelers' team doctor who ordered up $150,000 of HGH on his private credit card.
Longer Recap from Albany Times Union
*Doctors Reap Tons of Money from Prescribing Drugs
*Unrelated but in the news: Barry Bonds' Camp Has Never Disputed Steroids Evidence in Game of Shadows Book

JoggersWorld buys Running Times Seriously we think Runnersworld magazine has improved recently. Usually 1 article worth reading plus Ed Eyestone.
*Message board thread
*LetsRun.com Gets Unsolicited Buyout offer

Married 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.

Training Advice:
Advice from the pros
.Top 10 Training Tips
LetsRun.com's Weldon Johnson gives his top 10 training tips. They helped him run a 28:27 10k and will definitely help you too.
No Shortcuts
LetsRun.Com coaching consultant John Kellogg outlines his basic coaching approach and gives the four principals to correct training for elites. LetsRun.com co-founder Robert Johnson translates Mr. Kellogg's approach so that it is beneficial for the masses.
Marathon Training Program
Do you want to run a successful marathon? Sign up for our marathon training program. Let our experts show you how.
High School Section
Turn Back the Clock:
Interviews With Today's Stars on Their High School Careers

Rod Dehaven: U.S. Marathon Champ
Juli Henner: U.S. Olympian
Todd Reeser: Top Road Racer Wrestled in High School
Many more
Training Advice
Learn how LetsRun.com running guru, John Kellogg, made a tiny private school in Texas one of the best teams in the state.

Video: Men's 100m Final
Horrendous Fall in Men's Steeplechase Warning this is not for the faint of heart

On the boards: Renato Canova Coach of Marathon Silver Medallist Shami Talks About Heat Specific Training They Did

Kara Goucher Talks About her Historic Bronze with Oregonian "I thought, 'You know, a non-African is going to get a medal. Why can't it be me?'" Not sure why she fears the African women.  1 Kenyan woman has ever won a gold on the track. She should fear the Ethiopians.

TV Schedule Here The TV stuff is all taped. The only way in the US to watch the meet live is to pay $4.95 on WCSN and watch the entire meet live or on demand 2 hours after it airs.

LetsRun.com Worlds Prediction Contest

Change your picks

Australian Marathoner Kerryn McCann Has Cancer

Sunday's Action: Accident in Men's Steeple Qualifying

Drug News: Great News: IOC to Ban Athletes with Drug Bans from Next Olympics Unless They Rat Out Supplier This is huge news BBC
*AntiDoping Expert Franke Says World Champs Will Be Dirty

Luke Kibet's Strategy Worked to Perfection in Marathon
*White and Blue for the First Time

Mike Powell Jumpts 21 feet in Legends Long Jump Comp

Johnny Gray American Record Holder in 800 Becomes Assistant Coach at Pepperdine

Webb Press Growing: Webb says the pressure is off, but with the mainstream media it is just starting.
Alan Webb on Track for Coveted Gold USAToday
Alan Webb Profile in Sports Illustrated
We agree with this poster that Si is way better than ESPN. Start visiting SI.com instead of ESPN.com.
Alan Webb profile in yesterday's Washington Post

LetsRun.com Message Boarders Cited in Indianapolis Star on Postponement of Indy Classic Marathon World famous

Sad News: Olympic Trials Qualifier Jenny Crain Hit by Car and in Critical Condition

Seb Coe: "The problem is we now live in an environment.. where any performance that is unexpected arouses suspicion"
*Seb Coe Laments Decline of British Track and Field

UK Athletics Head Basically Says Track is Too Boring for Internet Generation, That Events Need to be Promoted More

Article Acts Like Kenyan Women Have Done Well at Worlds 2 Golds ever is not good for Kenya. The men are way better than the women despite the women's success at the junior level.

Weekend Road Action We Missed: Ominami Twins Go 1-2 at America's Finest City Half Marathon Probably not as entertaining as the epic Rojo, Wejo 400m duel.

IAAF Expects Call for 4 Year Doping Bans to Come up Short with WADA

Complete BS: "With the possible exceptions of cycling and weightlifting, no sport has had a bigger problem with doping than track and field. "

Brendan Foster Interview telegraph.co.uk

IAAF Upset With Bahrain over Age Cheating Issue

Threads of the Day:
What Would it Take for a Distance Runner to Be on the Cover of Sports Illustrated? It's been 7 years since a track athlete was on the cover (11 years for a positive reason). And you've got to go back 24 years for a distance runner.

"A new book came out and said that I was the Adolf Hitler of sport who was attempting to create a race of athletes. I'm a good person....I'm in the process of forgiving myself and I hope others will at some point put it in perspective and realize I'm not a bad person."
-Balco mastermind Victor Conte, commenting in an article talking about how he's trying to rebuild his life after a 4 month prison sentence. Amazingly (well maybe not, look at Michael Milken), he still is working in the world of sport supplements.